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GR/great pyrenees mix

An area shelter has a golden/great pyrenees mix available. I don't know anything about this breed. The dog looks like a GR, but I would like some information about what kind of temperment to expect. Any experience with this breed?
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Pyranees are bred to protect livestock and are frequently left with the herd (usually sheep or goats). The ones I have known have all been very gentle and loving.
A typical trait is double dew claws on the back legs. They are bigger than goldens so a cross would probably be bigger too.
I like pyranees and I think a GR/Pyr cross would be a great dog.


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Well, Pyrs are a guardian breed, so they can be a bit standoffish. But goldens are friendly, so it really depends on what part of the personality they end up with on how their temperament will be. I have a coworker who has a Pyr and she's very shy with everyone but her family.

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I have a friend who keeps a pyr with his goats and Clyde is all over me any time I go out there - all over me in a good way.

A few years ago a friend had a pyr/? mix and she loved everybody too. Maybe it depends on whether they are raised with people or their herd?

go check him out. that just might be a jewel there.


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Oh, I wasn't saying Pyrs are bad dogs, and if you're dealing with a mix you don't necessarily get the temperaments of both breeds, so you may end up with a giant golden retriever acting dog. LOL

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My friend has one. She is so beautiful! She is very protective of her family and her yard. But she is wonderful with kids and very loving to everyone she knows. This is just my own personal opinion but I wouldn't hesitate at all to own one. Just keep in mind they are very protective by nature and huge!!!!!
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we were told when we adopted Molly she was a pyr/ Golden and yes she is very standoffish and very protective of her family, house,car and yard. She is a beautiful dog and I would have another one just like her. You can see her in my album.
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I think both are wonderful breeds! Great Pyrs are beautiful.
What shelter is she at?
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I suspect that this dog will be a huge, furry, and delightful family member. I have a feeling that it will shed a lot and need a lot of brushing though.
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Talking Harrym, I have a golden pyr

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An area shelter has a golden/great pyrenees mix available. I don't know anything about this breed. The dog looks like a GR, but I would like some information about what kind of temperment to expect. Any experience with this breed?
I rescued a GoldenPyr two years ago, she is a joy. There are lots of pics of this hybrid on the internet, and I think there are even some breeders too. Wendy is white with golden highlights, full grown 95 lbs. Calm, protective, goofy, soooo affectionate. It's a great cross/hybrid. Kinda like the lovable golden with a little bit of guarding instinct thrown in--Wendy is not aggressive, but she is big and loud, and that is a blessing for me. some of the pics/entries I've seen online, (google, golden pyrenees dog)--the dogs are 10 and 12 years old, I suspect this might have been one of the 'designer hybrids'. Once full grown, they don't eat all that much, they love to snuggle with you.
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