Pyrenean Sheepdog, Smooth-faced

Pyrenean Sheepdog, Smooth-faced

Last updated: Sep 04 2023

Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdog is a small dog breed originating from France mostly used for herding purposes. Pyrenean Sheepdogs come in two variants: longhaired and smooth-faced. These dogs need to have a job to do if you want them to be happy.

Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdog can be excellent companions who will be a great part of your family. They will get along excellently with kids.

Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdogs are adaptable dogs and can live in an apartment but you must provide them with enough daily activities. They excel in many canine sports so that can be a good idea to sign up your dog.

Pyrenean Sheepdog, Smooth-faced


15-18.5 in (38-46 cm)

Pyrenean Sheepdog, Smooth-faced


15–30 lb (7–14 kg)

Pyrenean Sheepdog, Smooth-faced



Pyrenean Sheepdog, Smooth-faced

Life Expectancy:

15-17 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdogs have short and fine hair that doesn’t require a lot of care. Regular brushing is required to keep the dog's coat clean and to keep the dog looking good.

Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdog coat colors:

  • Fawn – light or dark
  • Grey
  • Blue with black mottling
  • Brindle black

The rest is basic care. Like any other dog, the Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdog will also require regular teeth cleaning and bathing. Weekly check their ears for any sign of infection or bad odor which can indicate an infection. Their nails need to be trimmed if you hear them clicking on the floor.


Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdogs are highly active, and you must be prepared that you will have to spend a lot of time outside if you want your dog to be happy. These dogs will enjoy various fun activities, including chasing, hide and seek, returning the ball, etc.

If you meet their needs, you can be sure that your dog will be well-behaved in the house and you don't have to worry that he will develop behavior problems.


As with all other dogs, even a Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdog requires proper and early socialization in order to trust your dog. With correct socialization, your dog will learn how it’s supposed to behave in many different situations he may find himself in.

The socialization process starts as soon as you bring your Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdog puppy home. Expose him to many different situations, people, dogs, and sounds.

Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdog and kids

Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdogs are an excellent choice for families with kids, and they will be great playing partners for them. Remember that no matter how good your dog is you should never leave him alone with kids so any unwanted behavior wouldn't emerge.

Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdogs and other animals

Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdog gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs.


Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdogs are generally healthy dogs, but like most of the dog breeds in the world, they can suffer from some health problems. Those problems include:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Patella luxation

To be sure that your dog will not develop any inherited diseases, we advise you to only buy it from a responsible and official dog breeder. Those breeders regularly perform various health tests on their breeding dogs so they can be sure that their puppies will not develop inherited problems.

Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdog breeders

Smooth-faced Pyrenean Sheepdogs are not so popular dogs around the world so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy if you decided that this is the best dog for you.

While searching for breeders, always find the good ones, and if you do so, you don’t have to worry that your dog will end up with inherited diseases. While talking to breeders, always ask them to show you the health certificates of their dogs.

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Updated at04.09.2023.