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Pyrenean Shepherd

Pyrenean Shepherd

Weight
30-55 Lbs
Height
15-20 Inches
Lifespan
15-17 Years
Exercise
1 Hour Per Day

Overview

Weight
30-55 Lbs
Height
15-20 Inches
Lifespan
15-17 Years
Exercise
1 Hour Per Day

From the name, people often expect the Pyrenean Shepherd to be a large dog. After all, they might think of the Great Pyrenees, which is a giant breed! The truth is, however, that this is a small to medium-sized dog. Weighing around 30lb, they have long coats and are often mistaken for Aussies considering they can come in merle colors.

They’re similar to Aussies in some other ways too. This is a herding breed. That means you’ll have to provide them with plenty of mental and physical stimulation. Although they’re technically small enough to live in an apartment, you’ll have to be careful. Living in an apartment means having to take them on long walks every day. If you’re prepared to do this, they can make great dogs though!

A Pyrenean Shepherd will tend to get along with children and other animals. However, you’ll have to stay on top of them! Because they’re herders, they might be prone to chase and nip. A “leave it” command is a very valuable tool, but may take months to become reliable. Start with teaching them it using a treat and then move on to other things.

Pyrenean Shepherd – A Loyal Dog

These dogs are incredibly intelligent, but they can be a little stubborn. Many people lose patience with training an intelligent dog, because they can get manipulative! The thing to remember is that patience and positive reinforcement are key. Work out what is high-value to them, whether it’s a treat or a toy, and make sure you use this. You’ll have them listening to you in no time.

As long as you’re prepared to meet the physical and mental needs of these dogs, they’re excellent, loyal companions who will impress you with the sheer level of intelligence they have. A great dog to own.

Photos of Pyrenean Shepherd

Here are some Bernese mountain dog photos for you to get a good picture of the breed.
NAMES BY BREED

Pyrenean Shepherd Names

Female, Male, Inspired by size or by coat color

Watcher

Luna

Duke

Daisy

Charlie

Max

Cooper

Winnie

Wyla

Lyanna

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