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Catalan Sheepdog

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Catalan Sheepdog

Overview

The Catalan Sheepdogs were originated in Catalonia, The Spain. They were bred from an antique Pyrenees dogs somewhere in the Pyrenean Valley. These dogs have multiple names such as Catalonian Sheepdogs, Gos d'Atura Catala and the Perros de Pastor Catalan. Well proportioned, muscular and rectangular dogs, the Catalan Sheepdogs are with agile and solid structures. These dogs seem larger but are medium in size with robust and well proportioned heads. The Muzzle is straight, noses are dark amber. The eyes are wide set and showing a keen attentive and intelligent expression. The ears are triangular type with well defined tips, hanging close to the skull and coated in long hairs making a kind of appealing fringe. The athletic, sporty, intelligent, obedience yet bold breed, the Catalan Sheepdog is not more independent than other sheepdogs, therefore, it easily tends to make bonds with family. The breed is nice guard dog having a tremendous herding and protecting instinct. They are well known for their peerless loyal nature. It has longer been used as pet and herding dog. Like most sheepdogs, due to its wonderful intelligence, it is so easy to train. The playful and cheerful Catalan Sheepdogs are also excelling on doggy sports including doggy dance and agility. Being a sporty dog it needs plenty of exercises and not good for apartments. To make them happy it should be provided with enough daily exercises. Its gentle nature makes it a nice selection for kids. It is an intelligent and easy to train breed, the obedience training is supportive, and however, it needs special training to readdress its herding drive, nervousness or extreme shyness. The breed needs fair grooming but it is time spent, a daily good brushing is beneficial to keep its tidy look. The weight of the Catalan Sheepdog is 35 to 40 pounds average and sometimes it weighs up to 60 pounds, the height is 17.5 to 21.5 inches. The life expectancy of the Catalan Sheepdog is 12 to 14 years.

Catalan Sheepdog History

The Catalan Sheepdogs were originated in Catalonia, The Spain. They were bred from an antique Pyrenees dogs somewhere in the Pyrenean Valley. These dogs have multiple names such as Catalonian Sheepdogs, Gos d'Atura Catala and the Perros de Pastor Catalan. In various wars, the breed has played a role of messenger and as well as work as guard dog including Civil War of the Spain. In the Spain, the Catalan Sheepdogs has also been used as police and search & rescue dogs. Aftermath of World War-II, the breed decreased in numbers and near to extinct until 1970s, it started survival when a group of the Catalan Sheepdogs begin promoting them, however; it remains a rare. Catalan Sheepdog is the official mascot of the 1992’s Olympics.

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Catalan Sheepdog Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Catalan Sheepdog is 12 to 14 years.

Catalan Sheepdog Appearance

Well proportioned, muscular and rectangular dogs, the Catalan Sheepdogs are with agile and solid structures. These dogs seem larger but are medium in size with robust and well proportioned heads. The Muzzle is straight, noses are dark amber. The eyes are wide set and showing a keen attentive and intelligent expression. The ears are triangular type with well defined tips, hanging close to the skull and coated in long hairs making a kind of appealing fringe. The neck is muscular and short with a elegant straight top-line. The chest is well developed. The tail of the breed is low set but long making a hook while in rest position, however it raised while the dog moving, although tail do not curled over the back. These dogs are known as furry dogs, with longer, smooth to little wavy outer and under coat coloring fawn, sable or gray with little reddish brown, black, chestnut or white colors. These dogs shed first from back end giving impressions of two dissimilar types of coats in one dog. The eyes of the breed is not covered with fur like other sheepdogs, however it has moustaches and beards giving them a welcoming and a ridiculous appearance.

Catalan Sheepdog Weight and Height

The weight of the Catalan Sheepdog is 35 to 40 pounds average and sometimes it weighs up to 60 pounds, the height is 17.5 to 21.5 inches.

Catalan Sheepdog Temperament

The athletic, sporty, intelligent, obedience yet bold breed, the Catalan Sheepdog is not more independent than other sheepdogs, therefore, it easily tends to make bonds with family. The breed is nice guard dog having a tremendous herding and protecting instinct. They are well known for their peerless loyal nature. It has longer been used as pet and herding dog. Like most sheepdogs, due to its wonderful intelligence, it is so easy to train. The playful and cheerful Catalan Sheepdogs are also excelling on doggy sports including doggy dance and agility. Rather than its appearance it is bold enough to be a nice watchdog. It is an all around dog and great companion. Rather than its tremendous intelligence, less independent and sweet temperament needs adequate socialization and certain amount of training from puppyhood. Being a sporty dog it needs plenty of exercises and not good for apartments. To make them happy it should be provided with enough daily exercises. Its gentle nature makes it a nice selection for kids.

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Catalan Sheepdog with children and other pets

Because of its kind, gentle and sweet nature, these dogs are nice selection for those families having kids. It can co-exist with other animals peacefully. It is a great dog with flexibility to adjust in all conditions but it must be taught who is leader of pack. But remember, because of its herding heritage it can drive/herd the humans and other household pets.

Catalan Sheepdog Care and Grooming

The breed needs fair grooming but it is time spent, a daily good brushing is beneficial to keep its tidy look.

Catalan Sheepdog Health Issues

It is known as a healthy breed, but unlike most breeds of smaller size, it can prone to hip dysplasia.

Catalan Sheepdog Training

The training is responsibility of the dog owner. The training is a nice key to success. The dog can grow with a nice instinct if you trained it with keen interest and fully consistent and positive manners. It is an intelligent and easy to train breed, the obedience training is supportive, and however, it needs special training to readdress its herding drive, nervousness or extreme shyness.

Catalan Sheepdog Exercise

The playful and cheerful Catalan Sheepdogs are also excelling on doggy sports including doggy dance and agility. Being a sporty dog it needs plenty of exercises and not good for apartments. To make them happy it should be provided with enough daily exercises.

  • Male Catalan Sheepdog Names
  • Female Catalan Sheepdog Names
  • Catalan Sheepdog Group

    Flock Guard.

    Catalan Sheepdog Recognition

    The breed is recognized by the ACR, DRA, FCI and NKC.

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    Catalan Sheepdog Good Names

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