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Pyrenean Mastiff

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Pyrenean Mastiff

Overview

The Pyrenean Mastiff (Mastín del Pirineo), (Mastin d'Aragon) is a large breed that was originated at Arogonese Pyrenees in Spain as farm livestock protecting the dog. It never be misunderstood wit Pyrenean Mountain Dog. Large breed with harmonious build with strong muscles and solid bones. It is a large Molossor type dog, that is believed the descendent of the dogs that brought by Phoenicians about 3,000 years ago while they travelled from Assyria & Sumeria to Spain. It has been applied as a flock guardian for many hundred years. It is a dog more than house defender and flock guardian from wolves and boar. In our era of modern ages, it is doing well as a family companion and house protecting. Self reliant, but calm, the Pyrenean Mastiffs are also strong and rustic dogs. It is a dog with steady temperament and docile nature, protective with kids. It may show a gentleness to other dogs and pets and people it knows. If it feels a danger, it never hesitates to protect its family or itself from a predicted danger. Though it is a loving, kind and gentle breed, but it demands a strong, consistent, and skillful leader. It must be introduced and socialized with an outset of puppyhood to encourage and build up its confidence. However, it will ever be in its real nature to retain suspicion of strangers. Being a working breed, it has a high demand of exercises and it will be better for it if have a reasonable amount of exercises. It is suitable for those families which are active and have a large yard or living in rural areas. It should be brushed twice a week to keep it in a worth looking condition. It is a heavy shedding breed, it sheds twice a year heavily. During shedding season it will need extra attention. The Height of the Pyranean Mastiff is about 30 inches and weighs about 150 to 180 pounds, some can have weight upto 220. The Life expectancy of the Pyrenean Mastiff is 10 to 12 years.

Pyrenean Mastiff History

the Pyrenean Mastiff is believed descended from an ancient livestock guardian dog. The Club del Mastin del Pirineo de España in Spain has been documented as a modern breed in 1977. The breed is now going to be out of this region and it is being introduced in U.S by Pyrenean Mastiff Club of America. The Pyrenean Mastiff was initially recognized by FCI in 1982.

Pyrenean Mastiff Life Expectancy

The Life expectancy of the Pyrenean Mastiff is 10 to 12 years.

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Pyrenean Mastiff Appearance

The Pyrenean Mastiff’s head is big, long and strong, to some extent skull is convex and muzzle is slightly tapered.. The Nose is large and wide coloring black. The eyes are almond shaped eyes that are striking alert and dignified expression that may rapidly change into a stern expression when pointing at an opponent. Ears are triangular and hanging down the cheeks in repose and stand away from cheeks when the Mastiff attentive. The hairs are rather coarse and medium in length. The predominant color is white, but more colors are including black, golden, or shades of gray markings.

Pyrenean Mastiff Weight and Height

. The Height of the Pyranean Mastiff is about 30 inches and weighs about 150 to 180 pounds, some can have weight upto 220.

Pyrenean Mastiff Temperament

The Pyrenean Mastiff is a large breed that was originated at Arogonese Pyrenees in Spain as farm livestock protecting the dog. It comes with harmonious build with strong muscles and solid bones. It has been applied as a flock guardian for many hundred years. It is a dog more than house defender and flock guardian from wolves and boar. In our era of modern ages, it is doing well as a family companion and house protecting. Self reliant, but calm, the Pyrenean Mastiffs are also strong and rustic dogs. It is a dog with steady temperament and docile nature, protective with kids. It may show gentleness to other dogs and pets and people it knows. If it feels a danger, it never hesitates to protect its family or itself from a predicted danger. Though it is a loving, kind and gentle breed, but it demands a strong, consistent, and skillful leader.

Pyrenean Mastiff with children and other pets

It is loving and kind with family, but reserved with strangers. It must be introduced and socialized with an outset of puppyhood to encourage and build up its confidence. However, it will ever be in its real nature to retain suspicion of strangers.

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Pyrenean Mastiff Care and Grooming

It is easy to groom, twice a week brushing can be enough to maintain its tidy look.

Pyrenean Mastiff Health Issues

It may prone to hip dysplasia and joint problem if over exercised in early ages.

Pyrenean Mastiff Training

Training is the responsibility of the owner and its play a very vital role in the dog’s life. A good training makes a wonderful dog as you wish to have. Training of each dog may influence its temperament. The Pyrenean Mastiff must be trained with reward based, positive training from early ages. It will be taught to pay attention towards its people. Typically, it is an self-govering, independent canine, it may not regard the owner if the owner is meek.

Pyrenean Mastiff Exercise

Being a working breed, it has a high demand of exercises and it will be better for it if have a reasonable amount of exercises. It is suitable for those families which are active and have a large yard or living in rural areas. It should be brushed twice a week to keep it in a worth looking condition. It is a heavy shedding breed, it sheds twice a year heavily. During shedding season it will need extra attention.

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Pyrenean Mastiff Recognition

It is recognized by FCI, DRA and ACA.

Pyrenean Mastiff Group

Pure breed.

Pyrenean Mastiff Good Names

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