Who is Patou

According to tradition, in the Pyrenees the dog who guards a herd is called "Patou" or "Pastou."This name comes from Pastre, pastour, pastor, which means shepherd, guardian of herds. More specifically, in the area of the High Pyrenees, the dog is called "Patou" and the Atlantic Pyrenees »Pastou"(For males) and "Pastoure" (for females) When this breed has spread beyond the Pyrenean region, summarized ofcourse the name from its place of origin: Pyrenean dog Then, to define it in the family of mountain dogs and especially to distinguish it from other Pyrenean breeds, the Pyrenean dog got the official name of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog