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Pyrenean Mastiff

Breed origin: Southern slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains, Spain
Original purpose: Livestock guardian.

AKC recognized: No

Size: Height: males 30 to 32 inches; females 28 to 29½ inches
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Life span: 12 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Pyrenean Mastiff is strong, powerful, elegant, intelligent, calm, reliable, obedient, and protective. They are friendly and gentle with other dogs and people they know, but are also natural guardians with a powerful build and impressive bark. They make excellent sheep protectors and are capable of fighting off predators such as wolves. Because of their heavy coat, they are resistant to cold weather.

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Protective? Yes

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Intelligent? Yes

Additional photos of Pyrenean Mastiff

Other websites for additional information:

Pyrenean Mastiff Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page

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