Berger de Picardie/Picardy Sheepdog France
Berger de Beauce (Beauceron) Harlequin Variety France
The Pyrenean Sheepdog comes in two varieties – smooth faced and rough faced. The rough faced type has slightly long air around the muzzle, while the hair around the muzzle on the smooth faced is shorter and finer. Both types of Pyrenean Sheepdog are considered to be the oldest French breed. - See more at: www.noahsdogs.com...
The Pyrenean Sheepdog was developed in 18th-century France for guarding & herding sheep. It was bred for endurance & speed, and still requires a lot of exercise. It is relatively small, easy to train, and happy with children, so it makes a good urban companion. The longhaired variety is especially capable at handling cold climates.