Resilient and tenacious, the Catalan Sheepdog is well-equiped for hard work in every climate. While it is playful, gentle and relaxed around its master, this alert breed tends to be suspicious of strangers and makes an excellent watchdog. The coat comes in two distinct varieties, the popular bearded longhaired Gos d'Atura a Pelo Liso and the very rare short-coated Catalan de Pelo Corto.
The most common colourings are solid fawn and gray, but black, brindle and black-n-tan dogs can be found as well. Average height is around 20 inches.