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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
After the first World War, the Pyrenean Shepherd, or "Pyr Shep", gained national recognition in France for their valiant work as couriers, search and rescue dogs, watch dogs, and company mascots.
The smooth-faced Pyrenean Shepherd in its harlequin or blue merle coloration may have been one of the foundation breeds for the Australian Shepherd when sheep herders brought their sheepdogs to the American West when they flew to the United States as contract herders for the Western Range Association in the 1940s until the early 1970s.
The Pyr Shep is not yet a well-known breed outside of its native France, but its size, intelligence, and attractive coat make it appealing. After one of its breed won the World Agility Championship for midsized dogs in 2003, it gained more attention as an intelligent performance dog for dog sports.
On 24 January 2015, a male Pyrenean Shepherd, GCh (Grand Champion) La Brise Sun Bear, a dog (i.e., male), was awarded an AKC all-breed Best In Show (BIS). This was the first BIS since having been formally recognized by the AKC for competition (within the Herding Group) effective as of 1 January 2009 (6 years previously).
Country of Origin:
France / Spain
1 foot, 3 inch. to 1 foot, 9 inch. (38,1 to 53,34 cm)
25 to 30 pounds (11,33 to 13,61 Kg)
15 to 17 years
Potential Health Issues:
Patent Ductus Arteriosus,
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA),
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Need For Exercise
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