Catalan Sheepdog

Medium Large Size

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

Descended from the ancient Pyrenean sheepdogs, the Catalan is an instinctive herder that controls the flock without instruction from a shepherd.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone who wants a low-shedding shaggy sheepdog.

Not the best for ...

Once-around-the-block-ers. They don't need oodles of exercise, but they are active, intelligent dogs that like to be occupied.

Aliases

Catalan Shepherd

Cross between

None

Origin

Spain

Size

Medium Large
A bit smaller than a Labrador

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Long almost human hair
Luscious long outer locks that need lots of attention and a soft undercoat that will get knotty if not combed out.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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