The Pyrenean Shepherd herded sheep for numerous centuries within Southern France’s Pyrenees Mountains. He first came out of the mountains to help French soldiers during WWI. Thousands of dogs gave their lives as search and rescue dogs and couriers, accompanying guards and finding soldiers who were injured.
There are two types: the Smooth-Faced and the Rough-Faced. The coat colour includes charcoal, grey, silver and fawn shades including copper and tan. He’s wary of strangers but loves his family. He’s enthusiastic, fun-loving, an excellent athlete and very active. He needs to be kept busy and his coat only needs brushing once every few weeks. He stands at 15 – 21 inches high.