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Pyrenean Mastiff Puppies
Description: Originating from Spain, the Pyrenean Mastiff, or Perro Mastin del Pireneo, is a large flock-guarding breed developed for fighting off predators of sheep such as bear and wolf. The breed is rather large, reaching 34 inches in height, and weighing up to 175 lbs. They have medium length fur in the form of a good coat, but not nearly as profuse as the Great Pyrenees Dog. Pyrenean Mastiffs are very calm and have a kindly disposition. They are fine with other animals and dogs, as long as their family or property is not threatened. If property is threatened, the Pyrenean Mastiff can become very dreadful to whoever is endangering his property. It has been said about the Pyrenean Mastiff that he has a "clear concept of his strength". They can be very brave when it comes to defending their own. But with family and friends, this Mastiff is docile and friendly. An excellent guard as well as a calm and sweet friend, the Pyrenean Mastiff can make a home more secure as well as joyous at the same time.
Other Names: Perro Mastin del Pireneo, Mastin del Pirineo, Mastin d'Aragon
- 34 inches.
white and always with a well defined mask, marks similar in color to that
of the mask spread over the body, with irregular but well defined shape. Ears
always marked. Totally white or tri-colored animals not preferred; the most
appreciated colors are pure white, snow white with medium gray marks, deep
gold-sand, dusk, black, silver gray, light tan, sand, brindle, red for the
marks or yellowish white for the whole not desired.
The Pyrenean Mastiff is meek, docile and extremely intelligent. Pyrenean
Mastiffs are very brave and fierce with strangers. They show extreme benevolence
with other dogs knowing of its strength. Should a threat arise, the Pyrenean
Mastiff is skilled at fighting, remembering its acquired behavior in the fight
with wolves. They have a deep and intense bark, but are usually quiet. Pyrenean
Mastiffs know their strength and they know how to use it, so they make very
good guard dogs. They are protective of their own, kind with family and friends,
and friendly when "off-duty". They are reliable, good around children, as
well as good with other pets. They will not threaten another without reason,
and are mostly a gentle but brave breed.
Watch-dog: Very High.
The Pyrenean Mastiff is always on guard to protect what he deems his property.
Care and Exercise:
Because of their massive size, the Pyrenean Mastiff needs adequate
exercise in an environment that can handle his size! Outdoor daily walks are
good for this breed, and they should be kept in good shape with consistency.
The coat should be brushed every week and you should check to make sure nothing
gets stuck in it, as it can get dirty easily. Nails, ears, and teeth should
always be checked and/or trimmed routinely.
Activity: Low - Medium.
Health Issues: Eye problems, inflammatory bowel disease, and bloat. Bloat is a health issue common to most dogs, being the largest killer of dogs only second to cancer. Breeds with deep chests often suffer from this condition. Another health concern for Pyrenean Mastiffs is a low incidence of hip dysplasia.
Life Span: 8 - 13 years.
Country of Origin:
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