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Rare Breed Mastiff Discussions / Re: Pyrenean Mastiff
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:43:52 pm »
The Pyrenean Mastiff is a separate breed from Great Pyrenees.  The breed originated several hundred years ago; they were bred to protect sheep from bear and wolves.  They are very calm dogs.  The club website describes them as "3. Behavior and character: Meek, docile and extremely intelligent. It is very brave and fierce with strangers. It shows extremely benevolence with other dogs knowing of its strength. Should the time arise it is skilled at fight, remembering its acquired behavior in the fight with wolves. It has a deep and intense bark"  They also live longer than most giant breeds, their life expectancy is 12-14 years.

You can see pictures and read about them at

They are absolutely gorgeous dogs, but very rare (that figures, I'd love to meet one).

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