The Pyrenean Shepherd Dog has a very lively and alert physiognomy. His distrustful and cunning air is very particular and his great nervous strength gives him a lively and energetic appearance.
Between 42 and 48 cm (16.54 to 18.90 inches) for the male
Between 40 and 46 cm (15.75 to 18.11 inches) for the female
Between 20 and 25 kg (44.09 to 55.12 pounds) for the male
Between 14 and 20 kg (30.86 to 44.09 pounds) for the female
His coat may be more or less dark fawn, grey to light grey with white patches on the legs and chest, various shades of harlequin color but without the presence of fawn, brindle or black with white patches on the chest and legs or without any white patches.
The hair is slightly wavy or practically smooth for the Rough-faced Shepherd Dog, while the hair is fine and short on the head for the Smooth-faced Shepherd Dog.
His head has a rather medium skull reminiscent of a bear. His eyes are quite dark. His large ears have slightly amputated tips. His slightly conical muzzle is straight and his nose is dark. His tail is rather short but can also be shortened.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #141