So you’re looking to adopt an Pyrenean Shepherd, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “These tough, lean, and lively herders, famous for their vigorous and free-flowing movement, come in two coat varieties: rough-faced and smooth-faced. Roughs have profuse, “windswept” hair above the muzzle and a generally harsh coat; smooths have short facial hair, a finer-textured coat, and a slightly longer, pointier muzzle. Both varieties of this sinewy, rectangular breed come in many colors and patterns. Pyr Sheps see the world through dark almond-shaped eyes conveying an alert and cunning expression. Enthusiastic, mischievous, and whip-smart, the Pyrenean Shepherd is an indefatigable herder descended from ancient sheepdogs of the Pyrenees mountains. Tough and sinewy Pyr Sheps come in “rough-faced” and “smooth-faced” coat varieties.”
An Pyrenean Shepherd typically ranges from 38.1cm to 53.34cm in height, and weighs from 6.80388555kg to 13.6077711kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Pyrenean Shepherd breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Pyrenean Shepherd insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.