After the wolves left the Pyrenees, the Spanish Mastiff faced extinction. They no longer had anything to guard their flocks against. However, their gentle, sweet, and protective nature made them attractive—if very large—family pets. They are tolerant of the young and devote themselves to their protection, as well as providing amusement. These gentle giants are a beautiful addition to an active family.
1. Pyrenean Mastiffs 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Pyrenean Mastiff Temperament and Training
3. Pyrenean Mastiff Diet and Feeding
Pyrenean Mastiff Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Pyrenean Mastiff Weight
Pyrenean Mastiffs generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Pyrenean Mastiffs. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Pyrenean Mastiff with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.