The Pyrenean Mastiff has a double coat, which is quite thick. The long and dense coat will form mats and tangles quite easily. The coat is however short on the legs and around the head. It tends to get thick around the neck and chest with long featherings on the legs. The coat’s base is almost always white with conformation rings ranging in colors of white and biscuit, white and beige, white and black, white, and golden, white, and gray, white and sable, and silver and white.

The Pyrenean Mastiff has a large head with eyes that are almond-shaped and dark and a large black nose. The ears are triangular and hang down. The body is heavily boned and has a muscular neck and a thick chest.

Although the Pyrenean is a large dog, it is quite agile. The male Pyrenean stands 30 inches in height while the female is slightly smaller and measures 32 inches. The average weight of the female Pyrenean is about 80 kilograms while the male can weigh up to 100 kilograms.

The Pyrenean Mastiff is an even-tempered dog. It is calm and self-reliant. This breed tends to be very protective of its owner’s family. Therefore, they make great family dogs. They get along with other dogs and pets quite well and do not hesitate to attack if they feel any threat to their owner.

They have a gentle and loving nature, and they are willing to listen to a leader who is firm. Therefore, an experienced trainer is needed to train them. Although loving of its owner, they tend to stay aloof and remain suspicious of strangers. It may take them time to adjust to your new and unfamiliar friends.

This breed has long accompanied the sheep on their migratory paths as a livestock guardian. Their purpose was to keep the sheep safe from bears, wolves, and thieves. Later in the 20th century, the breed saw a decline as it became difficult for people to keep a large breed, as it was expensive.

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