Collie Pyrenees

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Great Britain <> France -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Border Pyrenees 
Great Collie

A brief presentation of the Collie Pyrenees

The Collie Pyrenees is a gentle dog that is as big in size as it is in heart. This dog's parent breeds, as indicated in the offspring's name, are the Collie à poil long and the Chien de montagne des Pyrénées. They are calm and patient, making them good family dogs. Although these dogs can sometimes be difficult to train, once trained they are loyal and protective. This breed is easy to care for, has low levels of drool and generally no doggy odor.

History of the Collie Pyrenees

The breed's personality and physical characteristics will be a beautiful combination of the Longhaired Collie and the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
        

A little of the Collie Rough

        
Collies were bred as working and herding dogs to drive, manage and guard livestock. It's not known exactly where this breed originated, but it's assumed that centuries ago, these dogs were found in northern England and Scotland. There is documentary evidence that they were brought to the British Isles by the Romans around 2,000 years ago. Old Cockie was born in 1867 and is believed to be the dog that specified the characteristics of the rough Collie. He was also thought to have introduced the sable-colored coat to the breed. In 1873, a smooth Collie named Trefoil was born. The smooth variety is descended from this dog. Queen Victoria discovered the breed on a trip to Scotland. She adored and sponsored both varieties of the breed, making them very popular in the 1860s and 1870s. Some thought the Borzoi was part of the Collie mix, contributing to its long legs, slender muzzle and elegant silhouette. The breed became well known in the USA and was popular with the famous and wealthy. They were imported from England at high prices, in a kennel created and owned by J.P. Morgan. Half a century later, the breed was in demand in Japan, leading to the importation of these dogs by American breeders. The breed's popularity was revived in the 20th century when Queen Alexandra began breeding them. They are well known for their role in the popular Lassie series.
Standard of the Collie Rough

A little of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs first appeared in Europe between 1800 and 1000 BC. They are thought to have migrated with the Aryans from Siberia or Central Asia. They were descended from Mastiff-type breeds, including the Maremma Sheepdog and the Hungarian Kuvasz. Between France and Spain in the Pyrenees, this is where the breed spent several thousand years with peasant shepherds. Their job was to protect flocks from predators such as wolves and bears, among others. Signs of these dogs have been found in works of art from the Middle Ages. It has been determined that the breed was used as a guard dog in the 1400s, following jailers on their rounds. They were often used as property sentries on the grounds of manors in southern France, and later, in the 1600s, they became popular among royalty. These dogs were crossed with English Retrievers owned by English settlers when French colonists brought them to the Canadian Maritime provinces. This combination was used to create the Newfoundland and Landseer breeds. Wild predators began to diminish in the high mountains and consequently the breed began to lose popularity in France during the 19th century. These dogs were used as smugglers between France and Spain during the First World War.
Standard of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Appearance of the Collie Pyrenees

These dogs are large and strongly built. They have strong bones and broad chests. They have piercing eyes and triangular ears. They generally take on the long muzzles of the Collie parent. They will also have high hindquarters and a long stride. Their tails will be similar to those of Pyrenean Mountain Dogs and will curl over their backs when the dog is excited. Collies come in two varieties: rough and smooth. The rough type has a long, fluffy coat, while the smooth type has a shorter coat. In both types, these dogs are tall and agile, with wedge-shaped heads. Their ears are erect and folded forward, and the eyes are dark and almond-shaped. Their tails are long and set low, and their chests are strong and broad. Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are large, shaggy animals that also have a slightly rounded, wedge-shaped head. Their eyes are almond-shaped and generally dark. Their eyes, nose and lips are black.

Temperament of the Collie Pyrenees

The Collie Pyrenees hybrid breed is intelligent and loyal, but known to be aggressive. Because of these characteristics, this dog is not good with children. This breed can be stubborn and is also an independent thinker. For this reason, they can be a challenge to train. However, with patience and consistency, these dogs can learn obedience. Use positive reinforcement when training these dogs. This breed can be shy around people it doesn't know and is also an instinctive herding dog. This means they may try to herd other pets or family members. The Pyrenees Collie is also known as a skilful watchdog. Long-haired Collies are loyal, intelligent dogs that make wonderful pets. Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are observant and protective. They are patient with children and good watchdogs. To ensure you raise a calm, obedient pet, it's important to undergo thorough training and socialization.

Needs and activities of the Collie Pyrenees

Both parent breeds require roughly the same amount of exercise per day. Therefore, we can assume that the Pyrenees Collie will do well with the same amount. For these dogs, around 20 to 40 minutes of activity a day will be enough to keep them healthy and happy. This breed prefers colder climates and may not be as active in hot weather.

Maintenance of the Collie Pyrenees

The Collie Pyrenees will need similar maintenance to its parents. These dogs should be brushed about twice a week, but this may vary according to coat type. If your dog has a coat similar to that of a longhaired Collie, it may need more maintenance than a dog with a smooth Collie coat. The Longhaired Collie should also be bathed every six to eight weeks. Pyrenean Mountain Dogs have thick coats that are surprisingly low-maintenance, unless they are show dogs. Their coat is resistant to water and dirt, which means they only need to be bathed when necessary. This breed needs to be brushed every two or three days and should not be over-brushed. Other care includes nail trimming, which should be carried out once or twice a month. Brush your dog's teeth at least two or three times a week, or every day if possible. All dogs can get ear infections, so it's important to clean them once a week.

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