Pyrenean Shepherd

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Breed Group: Herding
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Overview
Originating in France, the Pyrenean Shepherd was utilized for herding livestock; particularly sheep. After World War I this breed garnered national recognition in their native country for their valiant work as company mascots, watchdogs, couriers, and search and rescue dogs. Pyrenean Shepherd's are considered to be rare outside of France and are difficult to obtain.
Character
The Pyrenean Shepherd breed is the smallest of the French herding dogs. They possess an intelligent and expressive face. The Pyrenean Shepherd is well-proportioned, energetic, lean, and athletic. They are built for speed, have great endurance, are brave and fearless.
Temperament
The Pyrenean Shepherd is not recommended for homes with children or for inexperienced dog owners. This breed is loyal, devoted, and watchful. They form close attachments to one family member. Pyrenean Shepherd's are wary and suspicious of strangers and make excellent guardians. They do well with dogs they have been raised with or properly introduced to.
Care
Weekly brushing is necessary to keep the coat free of matting and tangles. The nails, ears, and teeth must be checked regularly. The Pyrenean Shepherd breed is prone to such health issues as Hip Dysplasia, Patella Luxation, PRA, and Epilepsy.
Coat
The Pyrenean Shepherd presents in two varieties: Rough Faced and Smooth Faced. The Rough Faced is a double coat breed. The outer coat is long to demi-long, slightly wavy, or flat. The texture is harsh. The undercoat is minimal and fine. The Smooth Faced is a single coat breed. The muzzle is covered with fine, short hair and becomes somewhat longer on the head and ruff. The body hair is fine and soft. The coats of both varieties are water-proof.
Training
The Pyrenean Shepherd is sensitive and independent, yet eager to please. Early and ongoing socialization and obedience is a must. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training should be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
Activity
The Pyrenean Shepherd requires an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. They are not recommended for city or apartment living. The Pyrenean Shepherd does best in a rural setting where they have a job to do and ample room to roam, work, and play. They enjoy such dog sports as agility, flyball, and competitive obedience.
Weight
15-30 lbs
Height
Male: 15.5-21.5; Female: 15-20.5 inches
Color(s)
Gray, fawn, merle, brindle.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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Annual cost of owning a Pyrenean Shepherd puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Pyrenean Shepherds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Anonymous asked:
Do Pyrenean Shepherds like the water? Are they strong or fast swimmers? 95% of the activity we would give a Pyrenean Shepherd would be in the pool or in the Gulf of Mexico, would that be OK? The dog would get plenty of exercise in the water.

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The Pyrenean Sheep Dog is not known to be a strong swimmer. They were bred as a herding dog in mountainous areas. However, every dog is different which means that some may take to the water better than others. Introducing your pup to water slowly and using positive reinforcement will help your pup enjoy water.

Anonymous asked:
Why do Pyrenean Shepherds looks differ so much? Why do the photos I see of the Pyrenean Shepherd show some with more pointed muzzles and less hair?

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Sometimes when you Google a breed of dog, mixes of the dog will show up as well. And pictures of dogs that do not fit the standard, as well as dogs that have had their faces/bodies groomed or shaved.

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There are two varieties of Pyr Sheps, a smooth (short) coat and a rough (long) coat, one with naturally shorter hair on the muzzle and one with naturally longer hair on the face and its body. That could also explain why different looks when you see photos of this breed.

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Updated: 12/11/2017