Category: Herding Dogs
Facts of Pyrenean Shepher Dog, "Scientific name for Pyrenean Shepher Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Pyrenean Shepherd dog is a member of the herding breed. The dog was bred to a sheep in the French mountains. The Pyrenean Shepher Dog has a personality which resembles that of the Terrier breed. Some of these characteristics include smartness, uncanny ability to manipulate their owners into what they want, prone to barking and high prey drive.
The Pyrenean Shepherd dogs vary depending with their categories. The average height of the Rough-faced Pyrenean Shepherd Dog of the male at the shoulder is 15 to 18 1/5 inches (38 to 46.9 cm) and the average height of the smooth-faced male is 15 1/2 to 21 inches (39.3 to 53.4 cm). The average height of the Rough-faced Pyrenean Shepherd Dog female at the shoulders is 15 to 18 inches (38 to 45.7 cm)tall and smooth-faced females 15 1/2 to 20 1/2 inches (39.3 to 50.8 cm).
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs have 42. Female Pyrenean Shepher Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Pyrenean Shepher Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
The Pyrenean Shepherd Dog has a light, fine boned, well masculine body which can have two different types of coats. The 'smooth-faced' coat type has a double coat and smooth, short hairs on the face with tufts of hair on the bottom of the tail and back of each leg. The 'long coat' Pyrenean can be further divide into the 'demi long' and the 'rough faced.' The 'rough faced' has long hairs all over the body and face while the 'demi long' has medium-length hairs covering their body. The Pyrenean Shepherd Dog ears are cropped and their tail docked. However, some can have full tails with natural, rose or semi-pricked ears.
The Pyrenean Shepherd dog is a very complex dog which can be of several different breeds depending on the technique used to raise them including both mental and physical exercise given. The Pyrenean Shepherd Dog is an intelligent active dog which can be used as a guard dog. The dog can literally bark at anything that comes between proximity of their sight and premises. The Pyrenean Shepher Dog has a great stamina and it requires dedicated training to help them become obedient and sociable to people. Some of the training includes, taking a long walk, hiking, swimming and playing fetch. The Pyrenean Shepherd Dog also requires a mental stimulation and needs to learn new things. It is fast learning and can learn new tricks very quickly. Pyrenean Shepher Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Pyrenean Shepher Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Pyrenean Shepher Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Pyrenean Shepher Dogs eye protected and moist. Pyrenean Shepher Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Pyrenean Shepherd dog can survive in any given amount of place. It remains moderately healthy. However it can be prone to for elbow, eye and hearing problems, and also hip dysplasia conditions. The dog has a life expectancy of over fifteen years.
If purchasing a Pyrenean Shepherd Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Pyrenean Shepherd Dog belongs to the Herding Group and in 2009 it was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club.
A Pyrenean Shepher Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
The number one heath problems amongst dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
A Pyrenean Shepher Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix. Pyrenean Shepher Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people.
Pyrenean Shepher Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Pyrenean Shepher Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Pyrenean Shepher Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Pyrenean Shepher Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Pyrenean Shepher Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).
all Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The fear of a dog (Cynophobia).
Pyrenean Shepher Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 and they will panting a lot