Catalan Sheepdog

Breed History / Description

Originating in North Eastern Spain as a sheepdog in the Spanish Pyrenees, the breed is still widely used as the flock herd and guard in that region. Known in his native country as the Gos d'atura Català, the breed has also become popular as a family companion.


Active and intelligent with a noble expression and a well-balanced and amenable character. Hardy and adaptable to all climates. Strong, firmly set double dewclaws on hindlegs are a breed characteristic and are of utmost importance. 


Excellent family dog. Alert, loyal and easily trainable. Can initially be wary of strangers.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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