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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Molosser goup.


Approximately 55-70 kg.


Approximately 72-77 cm.


The most common colouring is white with a dark, defined face mask, possibly with markings on the body in the same colour as the mask. Other possible colours include black, brown, silver grey, beige, sable, and mottled.


The coat is of medium length and consists of thick, flat fur.



Pyrenean Mastiffs have a good work ethic and are excellent herders and guard dogs. At the same time, these friendly and affectionate animals are very loving and noble companions.

Country of Origin:



This breed originated in Spain's Pyrenees Mountains. Possibly descended from both the Great Pyrenees and the Spanish Mastiff, Pyrenean Mastiffs were originally used to guard farms and castles. Although the population of this breed declined significantly during the 1930's and 1940's, breeders were able to successfully revive it. The Pyrenean Mastiff gained official recognition during the late 1800's.


Alternative names for this breed include Perro Mastin del Pireneo and Mastin d'Aragon.


Pyrenean Mastiffs are calm and dignified animals that are friendly with other dogs. However, as vigilant guard dogs, Pyrenean Mastiffs are courageous and stand their ground whenever people, property, or other animals under their protection are threatened.



These calm dogs are quite easy to train and work with.


This breed has a relatively high activity level and requires plenty of space as well as regular exercise.


Pyrenean Mastiffs are not suitable for city life and should never be confined. While an excellent choice for a guard dog, the Pyrenean Mastiff's friendly and affectionate disposition also makes it highly desirable as a companion. In order to maintain the health and appearance of their coats, these dogs should be brushed once or twice per week.


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