Pyrenean Shepherd

Pyrenean Shepherd

A Pyrenean Shepherd requires a medium PlexiDor dog door.

The Berger des Pyrénées – Pyrenean Shepherd – has worked with sheep herding in southern France since medieval times. It is mentioned in medieval manuscripts, and often referred to as the “constant companion” due to its loyalty and tendency to stay by the shepherd’s side through thin and thick. A Pyrenean Shepherd is small for being a herding breed; they usually weight between 15 and 32 lbs, and do well with a Medium PlexiDor dog door.

Pyrenean Shepherds were traditionally paired with a Great Pyrenees that would protect the herd against wild animals. Two Pyrenean Shepherds are enough to manage a flock of 1,000 sheep.

The breed comes in two varieties; smooth-faced and rough-faced. They are intelligent and energetic, and need a job to do. When herding, a dog easily covers 25 miles every day, and running one tired is almost impossible. Mental stimulation can make them tired, and they are great at agility, flyball, and competitive obedience.

This is not a breed that does well being left alone. They prefer to be by their human’s side at all times, and love to follow a person around the house to help with daily chores. They are very sensitive to a person’s moods and often seem to read minds.

The PlexiDor Medium is the right size dog door for Pyrenean Shepherds.

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