He was used to guard flocks of sheep on the steep slopes of the Mountains of Pyrenees
Personality and Behavior
He's affectionate with you
He's very protective of his home and family
He likes to bark and it's a very loud bark
He makes an excellent watch dog and guard dog
He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.
He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.
Grooming / Maintenance
His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).