Catalan Sheepdog

Other names : Gos d'Atura Català, Catalan Shepherd, Catalonian Sheepdog

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Life expectancy

The Catalan Sheepdog has a life expectancy of between 13 and 15 years




Adult size

Female Between 18 and 21 in
Male Between 19 and 22 in

Adult weight

Female Between 35 and 44 lb
Male Between 40 and 57 lb
Coat colour
Black Blue Sand Red
Type of coat
Eye colour
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More details about the Catalan Sheepdog

Catalan Sheepdog: Origins and history

The Catalan Sheepdog is thought to have been brought to Spain by the armies of Rome over two thousand years ago. Dogs of the breed were used as military messengers during the First and Second World Wars when they joined armies involved in European conflicts. By the 1970s the breed was almost extinct; it still remains rare today. 

FCI classification of the Catalan Sheepdog

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Catalan Sheepdog

Exceptionally easy to train is the Catalan. Training however must be carried out by a confident master who is consistent and who varies their style of training; Catalan Sheepdogs get bored easily. 

Catalan Sheepdog: Purchase price

Buying a purebred puppy will cost you around £1,000. Cost of care will be £70 to £120 per month.

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