A legend tells us of how Saint Domincus of Guzman
who was born in Spain, 1170, and was founder of a Benedectine Order
of white and black tunics, realized his mother's premonitions. How?
While his mother was pregnant with him,
she dreamt that she had given birth to a big white dog with black markings.
She envisioned how this dog used a lit torch
between his teeth to save a flock of sheep from the perils of an attacking wolf.
The white dog was the emblem of good who defeated
the demon, represented by the wolf,
while the sheep symbolized purity.
In Jean-Baptiste Oudry’s painting “La Chasse au Loup” (1746),
two Pyrenean dogs can be distinguished.
Ever since “Belle”, the four-legged heroine in Cecile Aubry’s “Belle et Sébastien”,
has come to the attention of readers and viewers,
popularity of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog in
has continued to assert itself.
"Belle et Sébastien"
In the spring, the birds prepare their nest into a little post home
amidst the Royaume d’Ursita.
The Pyrenean’s dense wooly coat is utilized in large quantities by the birds....