Pyrenean Mastiff

Other name: Navarra Mastiff

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Life expectancy

The Pyrenean Mastiff has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 28 and 30 in
Male Between 30 and 31 in

Adult weight

Female Between 121 and 154 lb
Male Between 121 and 154 lb
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Purchase price

The Pyrenean Mastiff costs between £0 and £700

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More details about the Pyrenean Mastiff

Pyrenean Mastiff: Origins and history

The Pyrenean Mastiff was developed in the Aragon and Castilla regions, which we now know as modern day Spain. These large, courageous dogs protected livestock and fought off bears and wolves in the process. Unsurprisingly, they became a popular choice for farmers and herders in and around the Pyrenean mountain ranges. They remained popular until the outbreak of the Spanish civil war. Given the hardships many people faced, the Pyrenean Mastiff was simply too expensive to take care off, and their numbers began to decline. Luckily for modern-day dogs lovers, a group of breeders started to re-establish the Mastiff during the 1970s. It was then recognised by the International Federation of Kennel Clubs (FCI) in 1982.

FCI classification of the Pyrenean Mastiff

  • Group 2 - Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

  • Section 2 : Molossian type

Training a Pyrenean Mastiff

The inexperienced dog owner is likely to have a tough time training and socialising a Pyrenean Mastiff. Each dog has a unique set of needs, but training a giant working dog requires a very specific approach and experienced hand. Big dogs come with an even bigger responsibility. If you don't feel confident enough to handle them, then they're not the dog for you.

Pyrenean Mastiff: Purchase price

The average cost of a purebred Pyrenean Mastiff registered at the Kennel Club is approximately £700.

You'll also need to budget around £120 month for feeding costs.

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