Chien de Crau

Berger de Crau – Photo by P. Guiraud

Chien de Crau

Also known as: Berger de Crau, Le Chien Berger de Crau, Barbet de la Crau, Berger de Camargue on de Crau

Origin: Southern France

Height at shoulder: 20.5–25.5 inches (52–65cm)

Weight: 35–60 pounds (17–28 kg)

Coat: Thick, curly,

Color: Black, black and gray

Ears: Low set and to the side

Tail: Long with a slight hook at the end or stumpy

Chien de Crau during transhumance – Courtesy Patrick Fabre, Maison de la transhumance.

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