Breed Information Centre

Catalan Sheepdog

Description

Illustration of Catalan Sheepdog

Originating in North Eastern Spain as a sheepdog in the Spanish Pyrenees, the breed is still widely used as the flock herd and guard in that region. Known in his native country as the Gos d'atura Català, the breed has also become popular as a family companion.

Breed Group
Pastoral
Vulnerable Native Breed
No
Size
Medium
How much exercise?
Up to 1 hour per day
Length of coat
Medium
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
No
Town or Country
Either
Type of home
Small House
Minimum Garden Size
Small/Medium
Lifespan
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Pastoral Breed Group

The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals.

Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.


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