Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Colour: White or white with patches of badger, wolf-grey or pale yellow. Black nose and eye rims
Lifespan: 9 to 11 years
The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a patient, alert and a confident breed.
Being bred for generations as a pet dog has toned down the natural guarding instincts of the Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, but they still have a tendency to protect their own, making continual socialization with strangers and other dogs essential. Powerful, loyal, and independent, they require daily coat care to keep them looking their best.
Originally bred to guard flocks of sheep.
This dog is naturally protective.
Low. Tends to be calm in the house.
Owners: loyal, independent
Children: natural guard
Other Pets: good if raised with them
Strangers: suspicious, territorial
Unfamiliar Dogs: can be problematic
Experienced, strong-willed, active owner who has enough space for this large independent dog and the energy to look after its coat and keep it occupied and exercised.
Some lines show aggression to strangers and other dogs.
Daily coat care is needed, and this breed tends to shed loose hair in the house.
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