Berger des Pyrénées à face rase

The Pyrenean Shepherd, or le Chien de Berger des Pyrénées, as it is known in its native France, is a medium to small herding dog. It has been used since medieval times, primarily for herding sheep in the mountain pastures. Pyrenean shepherds are either smooth- or rough-faced. Highly active and intelligent dogs, Pyrenean Shepherds enjoy herding and can also be trained to take part in agility trials.

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Smooth-faced Pyrenean Shepherd dogs stand from 39 to 53 cm high at the shoulder, while bitches may be slightly smaller. Their build is muscular and lithe; they weigh from between 7 and 15 kg, and should not be allowed to become overweight. The flat-skulled head is small in proportion to the body and has a short, triangular muzzle. Pyrenean Shepherds usually have dark eyes with an alert, intelligent expression. Traditionally, the ears are cropped: if left natural, they are described as semi-pricked. The body is well-muscled, long and lean, reflecting the dog's natural athleticism. Legs are long and well-proportioned with well-let-down hocks, that allow sure-footed running and...

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