Collie Pyrenees

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Collie Pyrenees History

The Collie Pyrenees or Pyrenean Mountain Dog (sometimes simply called the Pyr) is a herding and livestock guarding dog breed that originated in the Pyrenees Mountains, a common border between France and Spain. The Pyr was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2010. The Pyr is a medium-sized working dog that was originally bred to herd sheep and cattle. The Pyr is an intelligent, alert, and agile guardian that is capable of protecting its flock or herd. The origin of the modern British working stockdog goes back to the 14th century, when Basque shepherds and French monks crossed English hounds and mastiffs with dogs brought by the Romans. The proud and independent mountain people of the mountains that straddle the borders of France and Germany have been breeding their own distinctive types of these versatile animals for thousands of years.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Collie Pyrenees Physical Characteristics

The Collie Pyrenees is a medium-sized, herding breed of dogs that typically have a height of between 23 and 25 inches and a weight of between 60 and 70 pounds. They have long, lean muscles and a medium-length double coat that is either white with black markings or tri-colored (black, white, and brown). They have a wedge-shaped head with a medium-length muzzle, large, wide-set eyes, and a straight tail. The Collie Pyrenees is a loyal, social, and gentle dog.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 24 – 32 inches

Female Height Range: 22 – 29 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 60 – 120 lbs

Female Weight Range: 60 – 90 lbs

Collie Pyrenees Health

Description of breed health.


10-13 yrs

Collie Pyrenees Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Degenerative Myelopathy, Gastric Dilation Volvulus, Optic Nerve Columba, Elbow Dysplasia

Collie Pyrenees Temperament and Behaviour

The Collie Pyrenees is a sweet, gentle, and well-behaved dog. They are easily trained and are known to be very independent and reserved. They are typically quiet, but can become quite vocal when barking for attention. They are generally very friendly with humans and other dogs, but should be properly socialized from a young age.

Collie Pyrenees Activity Requirements

The Collie Pyrenees is a large, powerful herding dog. They were originally bred to herd sheep and cattle. While they are not generally high-energy, they do require regular, vigorous exercise. They will need lots of room to run and a big yard will be necessary. They are well suited to the country lifestyle, but they can also be good city dogs if they get regular exercise. If you are thinking about adopting a Collie Pyrenees, be sure your home and your lifestyle are a good fit for this athletic, hard-working, and loyal breed.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

40 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Collie Pyrenees is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Collie Pyrenees is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Collie Pyrenees is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Collie Pyrenees is part of the Unclassified group.

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