The Pyrenean Shepherd is a powerful dog and has got spectacular speed, intelligence and grace. His adoration for his family matches only his adoration for the job. The owner of Pyrenean Shepherd dog breed should always be ready to let his/her dog have work to do, whether it is a flock of sheep to bully or a competitive dog sport.


Crucial Stats

Dog Breed Group: Herding Dogs

Height: 1 foot, 3 inches to 1 foot, 9 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight: 25 to 30 pounds

Life Span: 15 to 17 years


Pyrenean Shepherd Dog Breed

Whenever you see a Pyrenean Shepherd (Pyr Shep) running a swiftness course, you will be taken a back with the speed and enthusiasm of this lean but powerful little herding dog and indeed, it absolutely looks as if he is flying.

To remain with a Pyrenean Shepherd is to take on a greatly intelligent, mischievous and energetic companion. His adoration for you will match only his desire to do a job. Stay ready to motivate his mind and fulfill his activity requirements such as a challenging dog sport or some kind of flock that he is able to take charge of. Your Pyr Shep should always be given a great deal of socialization at the beginning of his early puppy-hood in order to ensure that his energetic personality grows to its fullest potential.



Pyrenean Shepherd male with rough face stands 15.5 to 18.5 inches at the shoulder, smooth-faced male 15.5 to 21 inches. Smooth-faced female 15.5 to 20.5 inches, rough-faced female are 15 to 18 inches tall.

The dog should carry a minimum of weight in both varieties from 25 to 30 pounds.