Pyrenean Shepherd Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Pyrenean Shepherd Dog and want to know if a Pyrenean Shepherd is suitable for your household?

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

Pyrenean Shepherd Facts

  • Name: Pyrenean Shepherd
  • Other Names: Berger Des Pyrénées, Petit Berger, Pyrenees Sheepdog, Pyr Shep
  • Origin: France, Spain
  • Breed Group: Herding (AKC:2009)(UKC)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Pyrenean Shepherd Dog Facts

Pyrenean Shepherd Information

The Pyrenean Shepherd or "Pyr Shep" has herded sheep in the Pyrenees Mountains of Southern France for centuries. The breed comes in two coat types - Rough-Faced and Smooth-Faced. Colors include shades of fawn from tan to copper, as well as charcoal to silver to pearl grey. Although tentative with strangers, the Pyrenean Shepherd has a very lively, cheerful disposition, and is a superb canine athlete who excels at agility and other dog sports.

Still very close to their working roots, The Pyrenean Shepherd possess the traits of superior herding dogs: intelligence, independence, courage, vigor, and versatility. Keeping one cooped up and alone, with nothing to do, will not only lead to problem behaviors, it’s a waste of a remarkable animal. The Pyrenean Shepherd bonds intensely with their special person, sometimes to the exclusion of all others. Their alertness and a natural wariness of strangers make them excellent watchdogs. They do best with owners who can match their energy and devotion.

What to do if you lose your Pyrenean Shepherd

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

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

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

3. Telephone the nearby vet clinics to see if someone has brought in your missing pet.

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

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Pyrenean Shepherd

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

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

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

3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet who usually scan the animal’s microchip and contact 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.