Pyrenean Mastiff

The Pyrenean Mastiff is a large breed of dog that originated in Spain as livestock guardian dog. It is a very large dog with harmonious build. This dog is strong, muscular with a firm bone structure. This breed is believed to have descended from the dogs brought by the Phoenicians 3000 years ago when they traveled from Assyria and Sumeria to the place which is now Spain.

A large molossor type dog, the Pyrenean Mastiff has been used as a flock guardian for centuries. It was developed to protect the flock from wolves and bears. In modern days, this dog is more of a home guardian and family companion.

This dog stands atleast 30 inches with no upper limit and weighs about 150-180 lbs though some can grow as heavy as 220 lbs or more. It comes with large, strong and long head, slightly convex skull and slightly tapered muzzle. Black nose is large and broad. Hazel coloured small, almond shaped eyes hold alert and noble expression which can quickly turn into a stern expression when directed at an opponent. Medium size triangular ears hang down the cheeks in repose and stand away from cheek when the dog is alert and attentive. It's powerful, strong and robust, slightly longer than tall body comes with deep and broad chest with well sprung ribs, straight and level back, long and narrow loin and slightly tucked up belly.

This dog has a medium length, rather coarse hair. White is the predominant coat color. The coat can have golden, black, or shades of grey markings. Skins under these markings have dark pigmentation.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by FCI.

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