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The Gentle Pyrenean Mastiff - Are you good enough for him?

The Pyrenean Mastiff was originally bred as a guardian of sheep, but unlike the Pyrenean Mountain Dog the dog has not been domesticated long enough to breed out those suspicious guarding qualities. Although the dog is becoming more popular in the United States and parts of Europe as a family companion dog, he will always be primarily a guarding breed, as is his nature.





This is a huge, heavy, muscular dog who can reach the height of 31 inches at the shoulder and weigh about 70 kg.

He is gentle and loving with those in his own family unit, including other animals whom he considers to be his flock to guard, but will not take easily to strangers or other dogs. He is particularly protective toward children.

He will need a lot of early socialisation and proper introduction to any people you wish to invite into your house. Pyrenean Mastiff This dog has a heavy coat which will need grooming every day to avoid matts. He will shed all over the house, like any mountain dog.

Their fur was designed to withstand all sorts of weather conditions, so is very thick.

The Pyrenean Mastiff does not need a lot of exercise, he is a fairly low energy breed, but he will need walking perhaps two or three times a day in order to keep his brain stimulated. Working dogs get bored very easily and he will want to regularly investigate his surroundings.

He is a fairly healthy breed, but care should be taken that no canine hip dysplasia is present in his ancestors. There is always the risk of canine bloat as with any large breed.

There do not appear to be any established rescue organisations for this breed, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, as they become more popular, the need will no doubt arise.

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