This small French herding dog is a super athlete with a cheerful disposition and quicksilver intelligence.

Vital Stats

Height: 15 to 21 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 25 to 30 pounds
Coat: two varieties, rough or smooth
Life span: 15 years or more

Summary
These lean but muscular dogs have breathtaking speed, grace, and intelligence.

Their passion for their family is matched only by their passion for work, and Pyr Shep owners should be prepared to give their dogs a job to do, whether it’s a competitive dog sport or a flock of sheep to boss around. Full Pyrenean Shepherd profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly :
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)