Catalan Sheepdog Breed

Thinking of getting a Catalan Sheepdog and want to know if a Catalan Sheepdog is suitable for your household?

Use the Catalan Sheepdog information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Catalan Sheepdog and more.

Catalan Sheepdog Facts

  • Name: Catalan Sheepdog
  • Other Names: Gos d'Atura Català, Catalan shepherd, Catalan sheepdog
  • Origin: Spain, Andorra
  • Breed Group: Herding
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Catalan Sheepdog Facts

Catalan Sheepdog Information

Catalan sheepdogs range in size from 18 to 22 in (45 to 55 cm) in height and 37 to 55 lb (17 to 25 kg) in weight for males, with females being smaller. Their coat is long and either flat or slightly wavy, and ranges from fawn to dark sable and light to dark grey. There is also a short-haired variety of this breed, but it is nearly extinct.

This breed is used for herding and as a pet dog. Because of its intelligence, the Gos D'Atura, like most sheepdogs, is easy to train. This cheerful dog excels at dog-sports, such as agility and doggy-dance. In spite of its appearance, this courageous dog is also used as a watch-dog. An "all-around-dog" and great companion. They guard sheep without needing instruction. Enough (outdoor) activity and distraction makes this dog a quiet and well-balanced home companion. This breed is appropriate for people with firm techniques and who can give the dog enough exercise. Early socialization is important, particularly if the dog will be around children. The dogs defend their family and become attached to it.

What to do if you lose your Catalan Sheepdog

If your Catalan Sheepdog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Telephone the local vet clinics to see if anyone has brought in your missing pet.

4. Call the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Catalan Sheepdog

If you find a Catalan Sheepdog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter near to your area.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.