Breed Resources

THE BREED STANDARDS

FRENCH BREED STANDARD – Poil Long (Rough-Faced)

FRENCH BREED STANDARD – Face Rase (Smooth-Faced)

AKC BREED STANDARD (Rough-Faced & Smooth-Faced)

CKC BREED STANDARD (Rough-Faced & Smooth-Faced)


SPECIFIC BREED INFO

Cadenette Article – Susan Buttivant (Chaparral) – (Published by permission of the author – July 2016)

Essentially Pyrenean Shepherd – Susan Buttivant (Chaparral) – (Published by permission of the author – November 2016)

Heads & Expression Article  – Olivier Matz (du Picourlet) – (Published by permission of the author – July 2016)

Uncoiffed & Unscissored – – (Published by permission of the author – July 2016)


BREEDER INTERVIEWS & MISCELLANY 

Estaubé Dogs – (Transcribed from personal conversations with Guy Mansencal)

Miscellaneous Comments – Guy Mansencal – Estaubé – (Transcribed from personal conversations with Guy Mansencal)

Interview with M. Guy Mansencal – Estaubé – (Translated and used by permission of the CABP (Belgium) Bulletin No. 25 – Sept 2009)

Interview with Valérie Narcy – de la Devette Pastourelle – (Reprinted from the PSCA newsletter – Interview Sept 201

TRANSHUMANCE

The transhumance is an important part of the history of the breed.  Understanding it can greatly expand your knowledge of the breed.  Below are some links to websites and videos where you can learn more about this.

Les Quatre Saisons du Berger (The Four Seasons of the Shepherd) – this documentary follows a Alfonso Ousteau, a shepherd of the French Pyrenees, through a year of his life. It covers the transhumance, and his life as a shepherd. This film is a “must see” for anyone interested in the breed.

Le Route de Transhumance (The Route of the Transhumance) – Follow 2 shepherds and 600 sheep on their nearly 175 mile journey.