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Catalan Sheepdog

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Catalan Sheepdog

The Catalan Sheepdog is a medium-sized dog with a beautiful coat. The head is strong and slightly convex with a pronounced stop. The high-set ears are drop and triangle-shaped. The eyes are round with dark rims and are dark amber in color. The chest is deep and the back is straight. The feet are oval with well-arched toes and strong black pads. The natural tail is long and well-feathered. The unique coat of this breed is long, flat and rough with a thick undercoat. They have a full beard and mustache. Coat colors are created by mixing hairs of various shades including fawn, reddish-brown, gray, black and white. Cropped ears and a docked tail are acceptable for working dogs. Some in this breed are born tailless.

Temperament The Catalan Sheepdog is intelligent, energetic and courageous. They are outstanding herders. Not only is he obedient to his handler's commands, he often takes the initiative when directing the flocks. This alert and brave breed makes an excellent guard dog. They are loyal and gentle with the children in the family.
Height, Weight Height: 18-21" ; Weight: 35-45 lbs.
Health Problems There are no reported health issues or concerns for this breed.
Living Conditions The Catalan Sheepdog should not live in an apartment. They need plenty of space around them. They adapt well to living outdoors.
Exercise Catalan Sheepdogs need lots of exercise as well as a job to do.
Life Expectancy About 10-12 years
Grooming The coat of this breed requires daily brushing.
Origin The Catalan Sheepdog originated in Catalonia, Spain. They are descended from the ancient Pyrenees sheepdogs. During the Spanish Civil war, the Catalan served as a messenger and sentry. They are recognized by the United Kennel Club.
Group Herding