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Pyrenean mastiff

Pyrenean mastiff.
Pyrenean mastiff.

The Pyrenean Mastiff (Spanish:Mastín del Pirineo, Aragonese:Mostín d’o Pireneu) is a large breedof dog originally from the Aragonese Pyrenees in Spain. It should not be confused with the Great Pyrenes.

For a long time the Pyrenean Mastiff accompanied the herds of sheep in its migratory paths from the Aragonese and Navarrese Pyrenees until Maestrazgo. Its main function was to guard and protect the herds and its masters of the attacks of wolves, bears and thieves. During the 20th century, especially after the Spanish Civil War, due to economic difficulties, the mastiff went into decline as it was very expensive to keep a dog of its size. In the 1970s a group of fans started a job of recovery of the breed through the few specymens that were in the countryside and still had typical features of the ancient mastiff. It has been documented since 1977 as a modern purebred breed by the Club del Mastín del Pirineo de España in Spain.[3]

The breed is now being taken from its native region and promoted as a pet in other countries like USA by the Pyrenean Mastiff Club of America.[4] It was recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale in 1982. (Wikipedia)

A list of all the dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club:

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