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 The Pyrenean Mastiff is rare, giant-sized, ancient breed of livestock guardian dog originating in the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains.  They were a fearless, loyal guardian and guide to the shepherds and sheep pasturing in the rough mountainous regions.  In the last century they almost became extinct due to the decline of the predators in the mountains.  They were known as a wolf a bear killer.  The breed was saved in the 1970's and is flourishing in Spain and throughout the world both as livestock guardian dogs and family companions.

The Pyrenean Mastiff is a dog of loyal and honest character and an excellent protector of children and family.  For those who would dare challenge the temperament of this breed - watch out!  Although always friendly and alert the Pyrenean Mastiff has the ability to defend itself and those in its charge should the need arise!  It is a very calm dog and has not inherited the "Hair - Trigger" or stubborn personality of many other guardian breeds.  The Pyrenean Mastiff is a dog happy to please his owner and enjoys his owners company. 

They are intelligent and have a very loving temperament.  Average height at the withers for males is 32 inches/81 Cm and 29 1/2 inches/75 cm for females.

The Pyrenean Mastiff has a long healthy life expectancy of 12 or more years.


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