Dog Breed Group: Pastoral (Herding Dog)
Life Span: 15-17 years
Weight: Male: 12-13, Female: 10-11
Height: Male: 16-19, Female: 15-18
Origin of Name: The Pyrenean Sheepdog, the Chien de Berger des Pyrénées in French, is a small to medium-sized breed.
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The Pyrenean Shepherds descend from an ancient line of shepherds known since ancient times as the shepherds of the Pyrenees (the mountains forming the natural border between France and Spain). One cannot say with certainty how long pyr sheeps have been moving herds from one pasture area to another between the Pyrenean slopes and valleys, but this is a task that they still do in their homeland today. The Pir Shapes often teamed up with the Great Pyrenees, the powerful herd-parent breed of the region.