This strong, rustic breed is self-reliant and calm. It is even-tempered and docile at home and is protective with children. It is gentle with other dogs as well as other pets and people it knows. However, if challenged, the Pyrenean Mastiff will not hesitate to defend its family or itself from a perceived threat. Although it is gentle and kind with a loving temperament, it takes its work seriously and needs a strong, experienced leader. Certainly this large breed should be socialized from puppyhood to encourage confidence, but it will always be in its nature to remain suspicious of strangers.
The Pyrenean Mastiff should be trained with reward-based, positive lessons from as early an age as possible. This teaches it to pay attention to people. It is generally an independent-minded dog, and may not respect the owner if the owner is too passive.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
Finnish Pyrenean Mastiff Club – http://www.pyreneittenmastiffit.fi
The Japanese Pyrenean Mastiff Club – http://www.pyremas.com/
Club del Mastin del Pirineo de Espania – http://www.cmpe.net/
Swedish Pyrenean Mastiff Klubben – http://www.pyreneiskmastiff.se/
The Pyrenean Mastiff Club of America – http://www.pyreneanmastiff.org/
Should you be aware of any Breed Club that should be listed here, please e-mail CLUBS@thebreedclubconnection.com with website address and contact information.
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