|Other names:||Catalonian Sheepdog
|FCI Dog Group||Group 1 Shepherd dog. Without working trial.
It is a typical sheepdog: faithful, affectionate, kind, obedient, resistant, barking and reserved. It adapts very well to different situations. He is an excellent herd driver and a perfect playmate. Because of its intelligence, theCatalan Shepherd, like most sheepdogs, is easy to train. As a curiosity, mention that Cobi, the official mascot of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, is a Catalan Sheepdog.
Your Pet’s Age
Male: 47–55 cm, Female: 45–53 cm
Male: 16–20 kg, Female: 16–20 kg
From 190 - 310 gr daily
Black, light brown, Gray, Coffee color, Red
12 – 14 years
Watchdog and companion dog
Intelligent, Agile, Protective, Trainable
Much of the history surrounding the Catalan Sheepdog is unknown. It is known that it is a very ancient breed and it is estimated that it descends from dogs brought by the Roman conquerors to the Iberian Peninsula, around 150 BC.
For centuries, it was very popular in Catalonia thanks to its great virtues as a shepherd dog and as a guardian. However, the breed lost much of its admirers after World War II, reaching the brink of extinction.
Fortunately, in the 1970s, a group of breeders started a program to bring the breed back. Today, this is a rare dog in most of the world, but the Catalan Shepherd population is increasing slowly but gradually.
Like most sheepdogs, it is a highly intelligent, courageous, stable, vigilant and hard-working animal. Furthermore, his herding instincts are so strong that he often leads the flock even without any guidance from the shepherd.
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