Catalan Shepherd Dog Breed Information
Originally, the Catalan Shepherd was a guard of flocks and herds. Nowadays, is used as a good companion.
Height, weight: from 45 to 55 cm high. Weighs around 20 kg.
Fur, color: long, lank and a little wavy, it feels rough. Has a good amount of under hair, which is what covers its face, forming a beard and covering, a little, eyes; it can still see though. It may be a wafer, sand or gray color.
Appropriate for: people with an ideal request; for it to be a calm dog at home and for it to have plenty of energy when outside.
Not Appropriate for: inconsistent or indecisive people.
As a member of the family: it's very important to make a clear connection with it right away. It defends the family and is very attached to them. A well upbringing will make the dog an irreplaceable friend.
Breed's character: mild and rural, distrustful with strangers. Very alert, austere, and opposed to changes of weather. In its origin, it was known to be an irreplaceable auxiliary for shepherding.
Common sicknesses: hip disorders, but only in some cases.
Life expectancy: up to 14 years.