Pyrenean Mastiff

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The Pyrenean Mastiff breed is one of the giant Molosser dogs developed in Spain.

Not to be confused with the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, the Pyrenean mastiffs are rectangular big strong dogs. The minimum height for females are 72cm or 28" and for males 77 cm or 30". The bigger dog is preferred and there are no upper limits regarding the height. Double dewclaws are usual but not obligatory.

The PM has a thick, coarse and moderately long coat between 6-9 cm. This is longer on the shoulders, throat, under the stomach and on the breeches of the legs. The base colour is always white with a characteristic mask, and patches covering both ears. Colours are grey, golden, brown, silver-grey, black brindled , and sand colour.

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