Pyrenean Mastiff

X-Large Size

Fluff monster

Not good for first time owners

The Pyrenean Mastiff has always been used as a flock guardian, protecting herds from predators such as wolves and bears.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Fans of big hairy dogs. With big homes to match.

Not the best for ...

Anyone looking for a long-lived companion. The Pyrenean Mastiff's life expectancy is less than 10 years.

Aliases

Navarra Mastiff

Cross between

None

Origin

Spain

Size

X-Large
So big people will take photos

Exercise Needs

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

Coat

Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.

Shedding

Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

No

HOW IT WORKS

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