The Atlas dog has existed since time immemorial
in the mountains and on the plateaux of North Africa.
At present it can be found in large numbers in the Atlas
Mountains of Morocco, the country which holds the breed
The Atlas Mountain Dog is closely linked to the semi-nomadic
pastoral populations of the mountaneous regions and has
the clear role of defending its masters’ tent and
belongings as well as protecting the flocks from wild
beasts which might attack them.
There are no sheepdogs in the Atlas region. The Moroccan
dog which lives in our mountains has never guarded flocks
in the European sense of the world (herding flocks).