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

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

[usrlist “Affectionate with family:5” “Energy Level:5” “Intelligence:5” “Need for exercise:5” “Mouthiness:4” “Tendency to bark or howl:4” “Easy to groom:3” “Potential for weight gain:3” “Sensitivity:3” “Cold tolerance:3” “Dog friendly
:2” “Wanderlust:2” “Ease at being home alone:1” “Apartment appropriate:1”]