Chien De Montagne Des Pyrenees

Description Chien De Montagne Des Pyrenees

Gentle, Patient, Assertive, Fearless
The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées is a gentle but watchful giant. He loves his family more than anything. He is good-natured and long-suffering. But if he senses danger, he cannot be stopped.FCI Group: Pinscher – Schnauzer – Molosser – Swiss Mountain Dogs

  • Size: Large
  • Weight: 60kg
  • Life expectancy: 10-12 years
  • Coat type: long hair
  • Colours: white, grey, red

Character Chien De Montagne Des Pyrenees

The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées is also called Patou. He belongs to FCI Group 2. These are Pinscher, Schnauzer, Molosser and Bernese Mountain Dogs. The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées is a molossoid. Males are 70 to 80 cm high.

Females are 65 to 75 cm high.
The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées weighs up to 60 kg. This makes him one of the big dogs. Its fur is long and dense. It is white or light yellow.

It may have markings on the head, ears, or base of the tail. The markings can be light yellow, light gray or gray.
The undercoat is very soft and fine. The fur forms a mane around the neck. The puppies look like cute little bears.

The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées is stocky and muscular. His back should be straight. The dog should be longer than it is high. He has a broad chest. His head is massive.

He has small floppy ears. The tail is arched. Its bark is very loud and deep.
Like many large dogs, the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées easily develops joint problems. Osteoarthritis is a common problem in old age.

The hip joints in particular can cause problems.
The nature of the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées is courageous and very independent. He was bred as a guard dog. Therefore, he is alert and vigilant. He is balanced and intelligent.

He can be a bit stubborn about it. If he doesn’t agree to do something, then he doesn’t do it.
The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées is good-natured and patient with children. He is rather suspicious of strangers. He bonds closely with his family and does not like being separated from them.

He has a strong protective instinct and likes it when he has something to guard. He also has a certain hunting instinct.
Therefore, he is not a beginner dog and needs to be trained well.

Diet Chien De Montagne Des Pyrenees

The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées is undemanding in terms of nutrition. Because he’s big, he needs a lot of food. 1 to 2 kg of feed a day is normal. Especially in the puppy period, you should use a really high-quality food that is specially designed for puppies of large dogs.
Vitamins and trace elements are also important.

So that the dog does not grow too quickly, the food should not contain too much energy, but rather more protein and trace elements. You can achieve this with a high proportion of meat in the feed.
In large dogs, the joints and bones have to endure a lot. Therefore, the feed should contain enough calcium. Being overweight is bad for your heart and puts a strain on your joints.

Sometimes an additional preparation for the joints makes sense. It’s best to ask your vet about it.
With food for the big dog, you should make sure that the chunks are not too small. Otherwise your dog will swallow them whole – and that’s not healthy.
A large dog like the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées will also age faster than a small dog.

Then you should give him senior food.
After eating, your Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées should rest. Otherwise he could get a torsion in the stomach and that is life-threatening.

Grooming

The Patou’s long coat requires a lot of grooming. Also, it sheds quite a bit. You should brush the coat several times a week. It is best to use a special brush for long fur.
To prevent your dog from developing cavities, you should give him something to chew on.

Either bones or baked dog food or special chews will help remove plaque. Instead or in addition, you can brush your dog’s teeth with a special dog toothbrush.
The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées has double dewclaws on the hind legs. They have to be watched. If they get too long, you’ll need to trim them to keep them from growing in.

Otherwise, the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées needs above all exercise and consistent training. He likes to go for long walks with or without a leash. He also likes to accompany you on horseback rides. However, he has a strong hunting instinct.
He doesn’t like sports and jumping that much.

That’s because of its size. Some people hitch the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées to a little cart.
Above all, you have to train the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées very consistently. Otherwise his protective instinct can become really dangerous. For example, when children play with each other and squeal.

Therefore, the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées is not a beginner dog. You have to get him used to people and other animals very thoroughly. He has to learn how to behave towards them. He also needs a lot of family connection. It’s not good if he’s alone a lot.

History

‘Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées’ is French. It means ‘mountain dog from the Pyrenees’. Therefore it is also called Pyrenean mountain dog. It is closely related to the Pyrenean Mastiff.
The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées comes from France, from the Pyrenees.

He was already guarding palaces and castles there in the 15th century. He was also used as a herd guard dog.
He lay down and watched his herd. If a wild animal came, he immediately attacked. Hence his protective instinct.

That’s why he acts so independently. He also learned his bravery as a guard dog.
Later, the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées became fashionable among the nobility. The French King Louis XIV had specimens of the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées at his court. Even today, the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées is used in its homeland as a reliable and watchful herding dog.

In Germany he is more of a family dog. It has been experiencing a small boom here since the 1980s. He looks impressive and he is very friendly with children. But he is still very protective of his family.
If you want to buy a Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, make sure it comes from a kennel that raises family dogs.

Raise him lovingly and consistently, then you can win a wonderful companion.

Chien De Montagne Des Pyrenees Accessories

The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées is a hardy dog. So it doesn’t need a lot of accessories. You need a feeding bowl and a feeding bowl, both big enough. It is good if the bowl is height-adjustable. Then the Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées doesn’t have to bend down so much when drinking or eating.

For grooming you need a special curry comb or a special brush for long hair.
You need a dog leash and a collar. Of course, the collar must be large enough. The dog leash must be approved for the weight of your Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées.
You will also need poop bags and tick tweezers from time to time.

Maybe some dog toys and a dog toothbrush – that’s all your Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées needs.

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