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Catalonian Sheepdog

The other Pyrenean shepherd

Breed
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Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)
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Original Name : Gos d’Atura Catala

Type : Lupoid

Other Names : Gos

Male size : 18½-21½ inches

Female size : 17½-21¾ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Spain

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As a native of the Spanish Pyrenees, Catalonian Sheepdogs have colonized the whole of the Catalonian countryside. Their medium-size, beautiful coat, intelligence and great loyalty make them ideal companion dogs.

Head+

Strong, slightly convex and broad at the base, with no heaviness, proportionate to the rest of the body.

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Body+

Slightly elongated (ratio 9/8), strong, muscular, giving the impression of strength and agility.

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Coat+

Fawn, sable, gray (made up of white, gray and black hairs with shades from silver gray to dark gray).

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Ears+

Set high, triangular, fine, pointed and drooping.

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Tail+

Set rather low. May be long (extending just beyond the hock) or short (less than 10 cm). Some dogs are born without tails.

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Hair+

Long, flat and very slightly wavy, rough with abundant undercoat on the whole back third of the body.

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Catalonian Sheepdogs excel at driving herds, because as well as following the herdsman’s instructions they will often show initiative, shepherding the herd with consummate skill to ensure that individuals do not become separated.Their great bravery and courage make them just as suited to guarding.Understated, lively and intelligent, not to mention hardy and pleasant, Catalonian Sheepdogs are very devoted to both their herdsman and their herd, but will not approach strangers. As a result these noble looking dogs are sometimes regarded as antisocial.

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Catalonian Sheepdogs are very vigilant, very resistant to heat and cold and different weather conditions. A very frugal diet is all they need to work in extreme conditions.

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