Thinking about purchasing an Pyrenean Mastiff? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Pyrenean Mastiff breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Pyrenean Mastiff owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Pyrenean Mastiff and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Pyrenean Mastiff Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Pyrenean Mastiff and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Pyrenean Mastiff Profile
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
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.
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.
Pyrenean Mastiff 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.
Pyrenean Mastiff 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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