Pyrenean Sheepdog Longhaired



Coming from humble beginnings, it was practically unknown to the official dog scene until the early 20th century. Its type varies considerably from one valley to the next, its shape, its coat can be very different, but its character and behaviour never varies. The first official standard was drawn up between 1921 and 1925 by Mr. Bernard Seanc-Lagrange. It was first modified under his presidency and then under those of Messrs. Charles Duconte (1954-1986), Guy Mansencal (1986-2000) and Alain Pecoult (since 2000) in close collaboration with Raymond Triquet since 2001. 


A dog displaying a maximum of nervous energy in a minimum of size and weight. An ever alert physiognomy, a knowing air combined with great liveliness of movement give this dog a characteristic appearance unlike any other. 


It is a courageous, resourceful little dog, showing initiative and totally devoted to its master. It is headstrong by nature and firm control is usually needed to channel its energy  and bring out its intelligence and liveliness. It is often wary of strangers. 


Height at withers:
Males: from 42 cm to 48 cm
Females: from 40 cm to 46 cm
A tolerance of plus or minus 2 cm is allowed for perfectly types specimens. 

In Conclusion

Now you know a little about the Pyrenean Sheepdog Longhaired you may have think that this is the dog for you. Before you make a decision, please make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the Pyrenean Sheepdog Longhaired and its needs and whether this breed would suit your lifestyle.