Pyrenean Sheepdog

Other names : Berger des Pyrenees, Pastor de los Pirineos, Petit Berger, Pyrenean Shepherd

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Life expectancy

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




Adult size

Female Between 16 and 20 in
Male Between 16 and 21 in

Adult weight

Female Between 18 and 22 lb
Male Between 18 and 22 lb
Coat colour
Black Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Pyrenean Sheepdog costs approximately 790£

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More details about the Pyrenean Sheepdog

Pyrenean Sheepdog: Origins and history

These are very old dogs, the oldest, in fact, among all the french Shepherds, but their origins are not known in detail. General theory proposes that their origins and history are the same as all the other European Shepherd- that is, that they are descendants of Asian breeds. It is only in the twenties that the first official standard of the breed was established. This was no easy feat since types vary widely from one valley to the next: the constitution or coat could differ significantly, only the personality remained a stable vector. Ever since, many modifications have been introduced to narrow down and stabilise the standard. 

FCI classification of the Pyrenean Sheepdog

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

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Pyrenean Sheepdog

Both stubborn and sensitive at the same time, the Pyr Shep is not the most docile of sheepdogs. His size and scoundrel-like appearance often (unfortunately) get him a free pass in certain situations in which it absolutely shouldn’t be the case. 

Owners that are too permissive or lenient will procure themselves a little demon dog who will always get his way. His owners must in fact demonstrate strictness coupled with gentleness for best results. 

Luckily, this is still an incredible sheepdog who- with a precocious, firm, coherent and steady education- will love to obey and please his master. 

As soon as the Pyrenean Shepherd pup integrates the home, certain rules of conduct must be implemented to avoid bad habits from developing. 

Last but not least, the training process will be greatly enriched by meeting the dog’s various expenditure needs. If his energy is not channeled, it is futile to hope for a functioning cooperation with this little sheepdog.

Pyrenean Sheepdog: Purchase price

The price of a Pyrenean Shepherd varies depending on its origins, age, gender, and also the variety (rough or smooth-faced). You have to count an average of £785. 

With regards to the monthly budget required, the cost to meet this little sheepdog’s needs is estimated between £20 to £30.

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