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Great Pyrenees Mixes: 16 Large Pyrenees Hybrid Dogs

Is mixing the Great Pyrenees with another breed the secret to finding the "perfect" large dog? Find out more about our favorite Great Pyrenees mixes below!

Shannon Maguire

Last Updated: September 21, 2021 | 12 min read

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The Great Pyrenees is known as a loving yet fierce protector of their families. It is this devotion that has made them a popular breed choice for many decades. With their beautiful and distinctive white coats, gentle personality and loyalty to their family, the Great Pyrenees has become a popular choice to mix with other canines in the pursuit of the “perfect” large breed. 

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The practice of breeding two purebred dogs of different breeds to create a brand new breed is called “designer dog” breeding. In the article below, we look at 16 different designer dogs that have been produced from mixing Great Pyrenees with another breed. 

Many deserving mixed breed dogs are looking for their forever homes in shelters across the country. If you love the Great Pyrenees and are open to a mixed breed – which are often healthier and individual – you can find some of the lovable hybrid pups below in your local shelters! Let’s jump in and look at some of our favorites, including pictures of each!

Great Bernese

Pyrenees Mountain Dog
The Pyrenees Mountain Dog is a cross between the Great Pyrenees and the Bernese Mountain Dog.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Bernese Mountain Dog

The Great Bernese is a beautiful hybrid. The result of mixing the Bernese Mountain Dog and a Great Pyrenees. With two giant breed parents, the Great Bernese will likely weigh between 85 and 190 pounds. However, despite their impressive size, they are a very mellow animal. This doesn’t mean they won’t need space to roam – we don’t recommend this breed for apartment dwellers. 

Given a backyard and a loving family, this gentle and easy going pup will certainly be happy! While naturally pleasant and good natured, this breed can also be a bit stubborn. They require consistent training with an experienced leader. Provided this proper structure, the Great Bernese is an affectionate breed that will make a great family companion. 


Pyrenees Husky

Pyrenees Husky
The Pyrenees Husky blends the Siberian Husky and Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Siberian Husky

The Pyrenees is an impressive giant breed. The Pyrenees Husky combines the Husky and the Great Pyrenees. This canine is likely to be a very large pup. Although, some Pyrenees Huskies can be on the smaller side if they take after the Husky parent. The Pyrenees Husky is quite energetic and is a great adventure partner for active families! It is important to note they can become destructive if left under-stimulated. A regular exercise routine is imperative. 

This canine is very loyal to their family, but also can be independent. They get this trait from their Husky side. This mix is extremely intelligent. But, they are known to be a bit stubborn and will need consistent and firm training. This mix is great for families with children, they are both protective over and gentle with kids. If given love, attention and stimulation, the Pyrenees Husky will be amiable and devoted, making them a wonderful option for dynamic families!  


Great Wolfhound

Great Wolfhound
The Great Wolfhound is a mix of the Irish Wolfhound and Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Irish Wolfhound

This massive pup – known as the Great Wolfhound, mixes the Irish Wolfhound and the Great Pyrenees. They are a faithful hybrid with lots of love to give! Likely to mature into a giant breed, this mix tends to weigh in at over a hundred pounds. Potential adopters should make sure they are equipped to take on such a large dog. The Great Wolfhound is known for being protective over the ones they love. This, coupled with their large stature, make them an excellent choice for those who would like a guard dog to feel safe. However, they are rarely aggressive.  

While they are gentle with children, they should never be left unattended with kids as they are very big and accidents can happen! It is important to socialize this mix regularly with people and other dogs. Their Irish Wolfhound side can lead them to be suspicious and even overprotective. Introducing them to new situations frequently can help with this! 


Great Pytriever

Great Pytriever
The Great Pytriever combines the Great Pyrenees and the Golden Retriever.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Golden Retriever

The Great Pytreiver is an amazingly affectionate dog that reminds us of a big golden bear! The Great Pytriever mixes the Golden Retriever and the Great Pyrenees. They are full of energy. They love to make friends and are very spirited. Because of this, and their size, we don’t recommend the Great Pytriever for those who live in apartments. This fun-loving mix enjoys room to roam, preferably with a backyard to lounge in and explore! 

While it’s easy to let this cute and loveable breed get away with a lot, we highly recommend consistent training and firm leadership. If this area is ignored, the Great Pytriever could develop an aversion to structure and boundaries and their stubborn side is likely to manifest. Daily exercise will be required to burn off their boisterous energy levels. A well trained and exercised Great Pytreiver is a wonderfully affectionate, people-loving pup!


Great Pyredane

Great Pyredane
The Pyredane is a mix between the Dane and the Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Great Dane

Meet the giant Great Pyredane! A large breed produced from mixing a purebred Great Dane and a purebred Great Pyrenees. Two parent breeds with “Great” in their name? This mix is sure to exceed expectations! They are known for being quite independent, the Great Pyrenees helps to temper the Great Danes tendency for separation anxiety. This is helpful for those who love Great Danes but are concerned about their difficulties with separation. One should also expect lots of hair from this breed! They are heavy shedders year-round. 

The Great Pyredane is a giant breed, and can be a little more active than a traditional Great Dane due to their Pyrenees Parent’s need to roam. Because of this, you’ll likely want to consider a different breed if you have young kids. They can be somewhat guarded and become overprotective if not socialized properly. If you socialize them early, expect a very large, but happy and boistrous pup.


Pyrador

Pyrador in Snow
The Pyrador blends the Labrador and the Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Labrador Retriever 

Meet the Pyrador: an energetic large breed that is very affectionate and family-oriented. This mix between a Great Pyrenees and a Labrador Retriever is generally quite friendly, although they should be properly socialized to ensure this remains the case! They are heavy shedders so make sure you have a brush and vacuum on hand.  

Typically the Pyrador is an active breed, meaning they will enjoy activities that allow them to stretch their legs and are not suitable for apartments. The Pyrador loves children and can be protective of their family. This is great for potential dog owners seeking companion that will protect you and your family against intruders. If you’re looking for a devoted companion who is a great exercise buddy and wonderful with kids – look no further than the Pyrador! 


Germanees

Shepnees Laying in Grass
The Shepnees will need a large yard with room to roam.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and German Shepherd

Germanees may sound like a funny name, but this mix between a German Shepherd and a Great Pyrenees is no laughing matter! Both regal and beautiful, this fiercely devoted hybrid can be quite protective and formidable. This makes them an excellent watch and guard dog, but they should be properly trained and socialized to make sure they can tell the difference between friend and foe.

The Germanees goes by a few other names like the Shepnese and Shep Py. They tend to weigh around a hundred pounds and are incredibly powerful and agile canines. We recommend strong and capable leadership for this pup, as they could easily overpower an owner they don’t consider “alpha.” For this reason, we recommend this breed to those who have experience with large breeds. The Germanees does well with children but should always be supervised when around them. 


Pyredoodle

Pyredoodle
The Pyredoodle is the offspring of a Poodle and the Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Poodle 

The Poodle remains a very popular breed to mix with other dogs so, of course, we have a Great Pyrenees and Poodle mix for you! While Poodles vary in size, the Standard Poodle is the most popular sized Poodle used to breed for this hybrid. This means the Pyredoodle will be quite large, generally maturing around 100 pounds. The Pyredoodle requires moderate exercise. If they feel understimulated, this breed has been known to get themselves into mischief, so keeping a consistent exercise routine will be important. 

While this mix does great in multiperson families and are incredibly loyal, both parent breeds have a propensity to be suspicious of strangers. This makes them an excellent watchdog, however, they will also require consistent socialization to curb any unwanted overprotectiveness. They may not be the first to make friends, but they are not known for being aggressive and can easily warm up if introduced properly. 


Pyrenees Pit

Pyrenees Pitbull
The Pyrenees Pit is a mix of the Pitbull and Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Pit Bull

The Pyrenees Pit is a powerful, impressive mix between the Pitbull and the Great Pyrenees. This pup is quite the specimen, both very athletic and muscular. They will require a strong leader to follow, preferably someone who is experienced with large dogs. This hybrid is known for their incredible loyalty. They will do anything for their family, but this also means they can be quite protective. It is very important to train your Pyrenees Pit to know when guarding is appropriate and not. 

The Pyrenees pit may look intimidating, they are actually quite gentle in most cases. There are many misconceptions about Pit Bulls, but they are very sweet in the proper environment. However, the Pyrenees Pit should still be closely watched during interactions with small children, unfamiliar animals and strangers. The Pyrenees Pit is a very eager-to-please dog. This trait makes them very trainable and obedient – good news with such a powerful dog. While this mix looks intimidating, like most pups they just want to be loved by their family! 


Anatolian Pyrenees

Anatolian Pyrenees
The Anatolian Pyrenees is a hybrid of the Anatolian Shepherd and Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherd 

While both the Anatolian Shepherd and Great Pyrenees are bred to guard livestock, mixing the two is actually quite unusual. Known as the Anatolian Pyrenees, this massive pup is very mellow and does well with children of all ages. They can be protective at times, as is typical with many Pyrenees mixes, but they are not aggressive and can be very friendly even with strangers if they are given proper socialization and training.  

This mix does better with a strong leader who has experience with giant breeds. They are also not suited for apartments. This mix loves to run and roam and should be given plenty of space to do so. With the right structure, they are an extremely devoted companion.The Anatolian Pyrenees tend to be very laid-back and affectionate – making this wonderful giant breed the perfect snuggle companion, just make sure you have enough room on the couch! 


Border Collie Pyrenees

Border Collie Pyrenees
The Border Collie Pyrenees is a combination of the Great Pyrenees and the Border Collie.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Border Collie

The Border Collie Pyrenees is a rare mix between a Border Collie and, you guessed it, a Pyrenees. This pup is quite energetic and generally is a larger sized dog. Due to these factors, the Border Collie Pyrenees should not be kept in a home with limited space. This highly intelligent breed will need ample amounts of physical and mental stimulation – more than your average breed. This is best achieved with a house and a fenced back yard, but will also require owners dedicated to giving them opportunities to be active. 

This mix likes to be made a priority in their family. This mix does not enjoy being left alone and can become destructive if they are unattended for long periods of time. As we mentioned, this mix is very intelligent, which usually means they should be easy to train. However, the Border Collie Pyrenees has been known to be quite stubborn and therefore will require consistent dedicated training to master certain commands. 


Maspyr

Pyrenees Mastiff mix
The Maspyr is a combination of the English Mastiff and Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Mastiff

A Great Pyreness and a Mastiff mixed will produce the beautiful Maspyr. This giant pup can weigh up to 200 pounds! This makes it one of the largest breeds on our list and, therefore, not for everyone. Because of their size, this powerful pup will require a strong and confident handler to assert their dominance and properly train a Great Pyrenees. 

In addition to their size, the Maspyr can be quite strong-willed and will require patience and persistence to train. This breed, like many other giant breeds, expect a shorter lifespan. Maspyr’s usually only live for about 6 to 10 years. The shorter lifespan is generally due to their size being harder on their body, and is something to consider before adopting a Maspyr. If you are willing to dedicate the needed amount of time and love to this gentle giant, they will repay you with endless devotion and love! 


Saint Pyrenees

Saint Pyrenees
The Saint Pyrenees combines the Saint Bernard and Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Saint Bernard

A Saint Pyrenees mixes a Saint Bernard and a Great Pyrenees. You are sure to have a very large pup with this hybrid. The offspring of two giant breed parents, this mix usually weighs well over 100 pounds. Like other giant breeds, expect a shorter life span. The Saint Pyrenees usually does not live longer than 10 years. The Saint Pyrenees is very gentle, especially with children and does well as a family companion pet. 

Because of the Saint Pyrenees’s massive size, we do not recommend them for those who live in apartments or small spaces. As with any large dog, the bills are likely to be bigger, as well. If you have the budget and room for this giant-size breed, they will reward you with the love and gentleness this hybrid is known for. 


Chownees

Chownees
The Chownees is a combination of the Chow Chow and the Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Chow Chow

The Chownees crosses the Great Pyrenees and the Chow Chow. This mix is a fluffy mix, with lots of hair! It will range in color from black, to white, orange and even multi color. There’s a good chance your Chownees will inherit a different colored tongue from their Chow parentage. This mix is typically larger than a Chow, but smaller than a Purebred Great Pyrenees. Their hair will generally be longer, and somewhat fluffy.

The Chownees sheds A LOT. You’ll need to be prepared for regular grooming sessions if you adopt one into your home. This mix can also be somewhat territorial. Both parents are very well known for their guardian instincts. While the Chownees may not necessarily be known for biting, they may act somewhat assertive or even aggressive when people they don’t’ know enter their space. This breed isn’t recommended for families with kids, due to their size and temperaments.


Great Weilernees

Great Weilernees
The Great Weilernees is a cross between the Rottweiler and Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Rottweiler

The Great Weilernees combines the Rottweiler and the Great Pyrenees. The Great Weilernees will generally have a medium to longer length coat. When it comes to their size, they can weigh upwards of 100 pounds, easily pushing into giant breed territory. Males are usually larger than females. Their coats can range in color. Typically, their coat colors will resemble their Rottweiler parent, but there’s also a chance you’ll see a mix of the two breeds together.

When it comes to temperament, the Great Weilernees can be a good family pet. Their size however, may not be great for families with young kids. One quick swipe of their tail, can clear a table. If they are not properly socialized, they can also inherit territorial behaviors. Both parent breeds are known for being different types of guardian dogs, so that inherent breed nature can be hard to deter. The Great Weilernees needs a strong leader. They can be headstrong dogs that will require consistent training.


Australian Pyrenees

Australian Pyrenees
The Australian Pyrenees is a combination of the Australian Shepherd and Great Pyrenees.

Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Australian Shepherd

The Aussie Pyrenees blends the Australian Shepherd and the Great Pyrenees. This mix is perfect for someone that’s looking for a dog that’s slightly bigger than an Australian Shepherd, yet smaller than a Great Pyrenees. You’ll likely end up with a medium or large-sized dog, depending on their parents. Their coat colors will range, but you’ll likely end up with a mix of coat colors, mostly from their Aussie parent.

The Australian Pyrenees is an excellent family companion. Crossing the Aussie allows the friendly and energetic personality to come out in this unique mix. They will be less likely to be more reserved with strangers, and due to their slightly smaller stature than their Pyrenees parent, will be better sized if your family has kids. The Aussie Pyrenees mix does have some herding instincts, but these can be subside with proper exercise and training. They are great with children, and not aggressive or territorial.


Final Thoughts

Great Pyrenees adds beauty, stature, loyalty, devotion and so many other wonderful qualities to any mix. It’s no wonder breeds are beginning to mix them with other large breeds. The above are just a few that stood out to us! 

If you’re considering owning a Great Pyrenees, looking into mixes can often get you unique dog, that’s healthier than a purebred. You may also luck out, finding perfect mix at a local shelter, saving a life in the process. Looking into some of these amazing Great Pyrenees mixes could lead you to your next best friend! 

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Catherine Rae

October 18, 2021 at 11:31 pm

I just posted a comment regarding my Pyrenees x Dane x Mastiff. Quincy is 8 months old,and I would love to find others to help him get socialized. If anyone lives in Kerrville, texas or near , I would love for him to get more interactions with other dogs. Kerrville has a number of dog parks!

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Catherine Rae

October 18, 2021 at 11:24 pm

I have a Great Pyrenees x Great Dane x Mastiff! Beautiful boy! He looks like a Mantel Dane, but has every characteristic of each! He is half Pyrenees, quarter Mastiff and quarter Dane. He is rather timid of strangers, very protective of his “person”, which is me. Lol 8 months old and 90 pounds, he can be stubborn, as it’s all happening on his time, not to be rushed. No use in repeating commands, he’ll come…..

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Shelby Stogner

October 16, 2021 at 7:26 pm

I am trying to find me a big dog

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Amanda J Wurtzel

October 8, 2021 at 7:36 pm

We have, what we were told, a Great Pyrenees/Red Tick Coonhound mix. He is
1 1/2yrs old now. He was only 8 weeks on his gotcha day. He has long legs like a deer, somewhat bushy tail, his coat is medium length, it's super soft, he has large brown fur marks on his body, his ears and around his eyes is dark brown as well. Is under belly has dark spots on his skin. He weighs in at only 60 pounds. He loves us with the same love that we love him.

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Kim Hodges

October 1, 2021 at 10:01 pm

So happy I saw this!!!! I rescued my boy from Kentucky. He was not treated very nice . But he is the biggest lovebug I've ever had . Harley is about 2 yrs old , Great Pyrenees and Shepherd mix. He's beautiful. So smart!! And I can't imagine my life without him . He is wonderful with my 2 grandson's. They are 2&4
Any tips are much appreciated, he can be so stubborn at times.
Thank you !!!!

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Tony Brandefine

October 1, 2021 at 4:26 pm

I want to know if you can tell me where I can buy or adopt

Great Pyrenees Saint Bernard
Great Pyrenees Masstiff
Thanks for your time

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Judy Wright

September 28, 2021 at 6:12 pm

My Christiana's dad is all Rottweiler + and her Mom is 1/2 Anatolian Shepard and 1/2 Great Pyrenees. At 8.5 months, she weighs 80 lbs. and looks all Anatolian Shepard. She is sweet, strong willed, stubborn, smart, and sneaky and loves to big snuggle/smash me. She is my lovey dovey "baby".

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Apiffany Gaither Billings

September 29, 2021 at 12:04 pm

Thank you for sharing!

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Gary Burnett

September 23, 2021 at 3:31 pm

I have a Great Pyrenees / Box Heeler. I was told it would be called a Pyreneesian Box Heeler. Not sure. He is slightly larger than his Great Pyrenees mother and Box Heeler father. Weighing in at 93 pounds at 3 1/3 years old. I still see slight growth as he continues to widen out.

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Apiffany Gaither Billings

September 23, 2021 at 3:36 pm

Thank you for sharing!

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Ria

September 23, 2021 at 11:32 am

We have a 2-year-old Pyrador we rescued at 6 weeks. The accidental breeder was going to “dispose” of the puppies from his chocolate lab. We adore her and she seemed a bit bored so we got a free PyreDane from a Great Pyrenees breeder. When someone dropped a Great Dane male outside their farm and before they could rehome him, their youngest female was pregnant.

Cara is now 6 months old and as tall as our 2-year-old Pyrador. She’s the ultimate goofball and requires constant supervision. She is super snuggly, very loving, and just the sweetest dog ever. She adores Isabelle and will become anxious if they're separated for any length of time.

These two are the best dogs we’ve ever had the joy of being part of our family.

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Apiffany Gaither Billings

September 23, 2021 at 3:31 pm

Thank you for sharing. It sounds like you have given Cara and Isabelle a great home.

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Kate

September 19, 2021 at 6:35 pm

We have a lovely Pyr/Aussie mix that came to us as a rescue pup. He is the light of our lives! Smart, affectionate, well mannered, and completely devoted to his family, as we are to him. He's almost 8 now and does have hip and joint issues, but has received excellent vet care throughout his life that includes eastern alternative medical therapies. He has been on a fresh food, lightly cooked, high protein diet that includes fresh fruit and vegetables. I've been blessed with several large breed rescues including Newfies and Shepherd breeds, but I have to admit our Pyr/Aussie has been a complete joy. I'm sure I will search for another Pyr or Pyr mix when we lose Klondike, although I can't bare to think of that day. If I could I'd go with him! However, we are committed to rescuing large breed dogs and, as we are no longer pups ourselves, are thinking of focusing on older dogs who need a loving home for the remainder of their days. God bless these gentle giants. I don't know what I've have done without them in my life.

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Apiffany Gaither Billings

September 19, 2021 at 10:21 pm

Thank you for rescuing and giving Klondike his best life!

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Deborah Hillier

September 18, 2021 at 9:40 am

We have a 4-year-old husky and a 7-month-old Great Pyrenees/Maremma mix. They are the best of friends. But the Pyr is very head strong and needs a strong alpha at home. Love them both to death.

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Robert james Elder

September 16, 2021 at 10:31 pm

Loved this article! We have a pure Pyrenees from SPCA pup who is just wonderful after having it only 3 weeks. Our other is a pyr mix and was a handful to raise but is doing great at 4. They are wonderful dogs and I think we will always have at least one in our animal-filled household...

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Birthon Young Jr

September 15, 2021 at 7:39 pm

I live in Katy, Texas. I'm looking for a Great Pyrenees or mix. I had a black lab, but daughter took him for a support dog.

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Shelly

September 16, 2021 at 4:53 pm

Look into pyrescue.org. They’re based in Colorado but also take in a lot of dogs in Texas. We got our two from them in 2018. Good luck!

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Stacy Westfall

September 14, 2021 at 2:22 pm

I'm thinking Newfoundland Hound and Pyrenees.

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Apiffany Gaither Billings

September 15, 2021 at 11:41 am

You can search for a pup through the AKC or a local club rescue.

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Amore

September 9, 2021 at 1:49 pm

I have a six-month-old Great Pyrenees and Feist mix. He’s at my knees right now and about 40 pounds. He’s the smartest dog I’ve ever had and loves everybody he meets as long as he can see them and they don’t run up to him. Hoping to get another Pyrenees mix in a few years. He gets lonely and bored fast so I’m hoping a friend will help out some.

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Christa

September 16, 2021 at 10:34 pm

Hey, don’t wait! Go get another dog for your buddy- it’s the best thing you can do and you won’t regret it. I only had one growing up but now since we have three, I wouldn’t do it any other way (unless I do four)!

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Apiffany Gaither Billings

September 17, 2021 at 2:13 pm

We have five in my home and I wouldn't have it any other way!

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Ria

September 23, 2021 at 11:34 am

Go get that buddy now! It was the best thing we did for our Pyrador. She tolerates her little “sister” but Cara keeps Isabelle moving and engaged.

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Mary Netzel

September 9, 2021 at 10:20 am

We rescued a full Great Pyrenees at her age of 7 years. Her name is Sophie. She is a wonderful companion and a gentle giant with everyone. We hope she has a long life span. We are not sure her passed life of what she has gone through. We will make sure she has a healthy, happy ending.

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jimmy webb

September 8, 2021 at 1:41 am

I have a Great Pyrenees and Husky mix. I rescued her. She is 3 years old. She is the smartest dog I've ever had. She is also very good for me and my PTSD. She will come and want to play when I get in that mood and she brings me back to reality.

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Emily

September 7, 2021 at 3:13 pm

I have a 6-month-old pup that is 1/2 Great Pyrenees (sire) and 1/4 Australian Shepherd and 1/4 Blue Heeler (dame). Any insights regarding this mix??

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pam

September 5, 2021 at 9:45 pm

Ours are perfect just the way they are. You cannot ask for a better pet. They are fantastic little buddies and adapt anywhere.

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Judith Knapp

September 4, 2021 at 10:17 am

I have a Saint Pyreness, Auggie, who is so beautiful and quite large. He is now 5 years old. My gentle giant, so loved by me and my family.

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Antonia R Morgan

August 7, 2021 at 11:00 pm

I've had a lot of dogs in my lifetime (I'm 63 years old). But I will swear the best dog I ever had was my Great Pyrenees. She was a full-blooded Great Pyrenees. I got her at 3 months old, she made it to almost her 12th birthday. I loved her more than any other dog I ever had. I'll get another one someday. Ripley is always with me, she's tattooed on my arm.

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Kelly Wilson

August 9, 2021 at 6:21 pm

Sounds like an amazing dog, Antonia! Thanks for commenting!

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Beth

July 23, 2021 at 6:07 pm

We have Malinois Pyrenees mix, great dogs. Big and loving, but very protective.

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Kelly Wilson

July 26, 2021 at 4:24 pm

Sounds like a great dog, Beth! Thanks for commenting!

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Terri Hidalgo

July 14, 2021 at 1:47 pm

I have a Great Pyrenees. I was told he was a mix, but he seems to be only Pyr. He is 125 pounds of floof and attitude. Buddy Boo is my heart!

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Kelly Wilson

July 14, 2021 at 7:24 pm

Sounds like a great dog, Terri! Thanks for commenting!

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Karon

July 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm

I have a 1-year-old Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix. I have had him since he was 8 weeks old. He weighs 130 pounds and is the sweetest dog I have ever had. He seems to sense when he is with small dogs and small children and is very gentle with them. He has been going to doggie daycare 3 days a week and they observe the same thing. I am 73 years old and use a gentle leader when we go for walks but since he is getting older he is less likely to pull me.

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Kelly Wilson

July 13, 2021 at 3:46 am

Sounds like a great dog, Karon! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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Jennifer

July 3, 2021 at 7:50 pm

I adopted a brother/sister pair from an oops litter with a 90lb German Shepherd mom & a 115lb Great Pyrenees dad. These are my 2 fave breeds & I've been around large dogs all my life. I couldn't resist adopting them. The male is solid white with long hair (almost everyone thinks he's full-blooded Pyrenees) @ 120lbs, and has the sensitive feelings of a shep, lol.

His sister is black/white with long hair @ 130lbs and the Pyrenees independence. Best dogs I've ever had. Loyalty and protection of both breeds, but not as stubborn as a full Pyrenees, but more easily trained like a shep. I can control them with voice commands, but they will roam when allowed. Highly intelligent. Love them. Also, 2 of their littermates had shep markings with longer hair, and they were absolutely gorgeous!!

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Kelly Wilson

July 6, 2021 at 1:26 am

Sounds like you have a couple of amazing dogs, Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by to share!

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Terry Fowler

June 25, 2021 at 11:06 am

Love your site. Rescued a five yr old Pyrenees Lab mix we need all the info we can get. Thank you for the info we have read so far.

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Kelly Wilson

June 28, 2021 at 3:19 pm

Thank you, Terry! Glad you like the site and thanks for stopping by to share!

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Troy Smith

June 19, 2021 at 2:28 am

We have a Great Pyrenees mix, as well. Her name is Lanie Bear and she’s 9 y/o. She was a rescue here in S.E. TN. We aren’t sure what breed she is mixed with. We were told she’s GP and possibly St. Bernard, Sheppard & Collie.

She basically looks like a GP, except she is honey-colored, and has some dark brown & black markings. Her ears looked bigger when she was young, but they seemed to never grow, so they are very small now. She has lots of hair, a thick double coat, a “plume” type tail, and the “feathers” on her legs. She is a very big dog (100+ lbs) & doesn’t care much for play.

She's content to lay beside you wherever you are and “survey” the grounds when she goes out. Anyone that meets her says she is absolutely the most brilliant dog they have ever seen. She seems to read your mind and does exactly what you ask with hardly any learning curve. Very docile, quiet & calm.... until a stranger or another dog approaches. Then the booming bark! We tell her it’s ok and she’s all “sniffs & licks”. Lol.

Does anyone have thoughts on what her mix(s) might be?

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Kelly Wilson

June 21, 2021 at 5:48 pm

Sounds like a wonderful pup, Troy! I don't know that this particular mix would have a specific nickname, given she's mixed with multiple breeds. Sounds like an awesome dog, no matter what! Thanks for commenting!

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Tim

June 9, 2021 at 8:32 am

Pleased to see you are using a picture of my dog Red (Pyrenees Collie Mix). If you require any more photos of him or further information about the breed, please let me know.

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Kelly Wilson

June 10, 2021 at 5:28 pm

Happy to feature your pup, Tim! It's a beautiful dog!

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Rebecca

June 8, 2021 at 12:55 pm

Like Monica, we have a Great Pyrenees/Boxer mix. She is so smart and gentle, but also protective. She rarely barks, but when she does we pay attention. She is a great learner - once she knows what we want, she complies joyfully.

We live on an acreage with goats, cows, chickens, etc. and she can be trusted to walk among them all peacefully. She has even learned how to be careful of the plants in our garden. We hope to get a GP or GP mix puppy before she passes so she can help our next dog learn the ropes.

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Kelly Wilson

June 8, 2021 at 4:16 pm

Hi Rebecca! Thanks for commenting! Sounds like you have an amazing pup!

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Gaynna

June 6, 2021 at 12:30 am

We have a malyrenees (Great Pyrenees and Malamute). His original owner didn’t realize how large he would be when we decided to adopt him at 6 months old. He is by far one of the best dogs we have ever been blessed to own

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Kelly Wilson

June 7, 2021 at 5:09 pm

Sounds like an amazing dog, Gaynna! Thanks for commenting!

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Helen A Markus

June 3, 2021 at 9:19 pm

We have Great Pyrenese Mix ( mom a Dogo Argentino and dad a great pyrenese). She is 9 months and she is a love bug who thinks she's a lap dog, NOT!!!! Mutts are great dogs.

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Kelly Wilson

June 4, 2021 at 1:41 pm

Sounds like a great dog, Helen! Thanks for the comment and for sharing your experience!

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Sophie

May 30, 2021 at 3:40 pm

Found 5 week old Great Pyredane puppies at a time when grieving for our Great Dane’s passing. Having had GDs and an Old English Sheepdog as family members in the past, we wanted the best of each breed.

Hard part is waiting 3 weeks until bringing our baby pup home. She is rather short fur that is creamy white but looks a bit tawny on her head and back like a fawn Dane. So she’s clearly a good mix between her parents.

Our thanks to the article’s author and all the commenters here that assure us we’ve made a great choice.

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Kelly Wilson

June 1, 2021 at 7:28 pm

Sounds like an amazing dog, Sophie! Good luck with your new pup! I'm sure she will be a wonderful addition!

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Vilma K.

May 25, 2021 at 5:43 pm

I had 2 GP for almost 12 years. Brother and sister. Yes we had to deal with lots of hair, brushing, walking, sitting with a 125 pounder on your lab, and having them jump on our bed when there was a storm, and having to walk around them at the house, they always want to be where you are. With all that said I can honestly tell you, they were and still the best dogs we have ever had. Today we’re looking into Great Bernese.

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Kelly Wilson

May 27, 2021 at 6:33 pm

Sounds like a great dog, Vilma! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience!

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Jesus Vazquez

May 22, 2021 at 7:36 pm

We got Cooper a year ago today from a rescue my daughter-in-law volunteer at my wife thinks he's mix with golden. But I think he is purebred. He was rescued from Texas, and he's 3 years old now. He just loves my grandsons and he's very close to my wife. He loves when I get home from work. What a great dog!

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Kelly Wilson

May 24, 2021 at 5:46 pm

Sounds like a great pup, Jesus! Thanks for commenting!

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Ralph Ramsey

May 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Interesting. I have a 6+ yr old male Great Pyrenees, 32" tall, long bodied 143 lbs. Amazingly fast when he wants to be. Long walk early every morning is quick paced to get to investigation point to point. Best dog in the world. Not an off leash breed. Other dogs on a leash are pretty much ignored, off leash are a threat as are Coyotes and are met with tail up, loud warnings and a bounce or two.

Awesome to live with and the smaller the grandchild, the more gentle he becomes. Never even a bump them off their feet.
I can see a cross with a Bernese, Newfoundland, even a St Bernard. On the other hand, he's hard to beat just as he is. Total run of the house with no worries, home or not. Quiet at night unless it's important. Protective, Protective. Wonderful dog. You sleep well at night with him on watch. Thanks for the article

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Kelly Wilson

May 11, 2021 at 8:21 pm

Thanks for sharing, Ralph! We appreciate you taking the time to talk through your experience with your mix!

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Glenda

May 10, 2021 at 1:21 pm

I have a beautiful Great Pyrenees mix her dad is Great Pyrenees her mom is Shepherd/Lab mixed which are 3 great breeds!!! Her name is Pandora and at 4 1/2 months old she's already as big as a year old lab and she's the smartest puppy I've ever had b she gets anything I try to teach her 1st time and learns on her own.

She's hyper so we walk a couple of miles a day, headstrong or you can say stubborn, mischievous and is my perfect match. If you're looking for an all around companion and can accommodate a large dog look no further these are some of the most lovable trainable, I've ever had the pleasure of having as a fur baby.

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Kelly Wilson

May 10, 2021 at 8:20 pm

Thanks for the comment, Glenda! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with your mix!

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Sue Allison

May 3, 2021 at 3:16 am

I have a Great Pyrenees/Rottweiler mix. His mother was pure Rottweiler and his father was pure Great Pyrenees. (he was born on a farm that bred both and was inadvertently mixed) He is the best dog! He weighs around 135 healthy pounds and is huge! He is the largest dog at his doggy day-care.

Hercules (aptly named) is very sweet to anyone he has met before - he loves his stuffed animals and will bring one as a gift to anyone who enters our house. He loves other dogs, and especially cats. I was told he would live 8-10 years. He just turned 9 and is perfectly healthy. He recently had a lipoma (fatty) tumor removed and is doing just fine.

He also had his teeth cleaned which showed a bit of tarter build-up, but the rest of his dental exam was fine. I truly expected to lose him before now, but am counting my blessings that he is still perfectly healthy and happy. This is truly a remarkable mixed-breed and I would recommend one to everyone.

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Kelly Wilson

May 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Sounds like an amazing dog, Sue! Thanks for commenting!

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Meredith

April 17, 2021 at 11:07 am

We adopted a Great Pyrenees/Samoyed mix. Lola is about 6 months now and about 60lbs and a gorgeous girl. She has the most lovable disposition!

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Kelly Wilson

April 18, 2021 at 4:43 pm

Sounds like an amazing dog, Meredith! Thanks for stopping by to comment and share with our readers!

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Susi

April 17, 2021 at 2:38 am

I have a Great Pyrenees and Greyhound mix. I have been told by 2 different people they now actually have a name for this cross. Something starting with the letter A. I can not find any info online. Can you please tell me what they call this mix? My Lily is now 10 years old. Still very active and acts like a puppy. Less stamina.

This has been the most amazing dog I have ever owned. Very alert, protective, yet loves to play. She loves to go on horseback trips with us. Loves to paddle boarding, She will ride with me on the board, snowshoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing with me. Loves to play with me, kids, grandkids. Keeps horses on their side of the fence with barking threats. Indoor out dog. I just can't say enough good things about this mix. I am just in love.

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Kelly Wilson

April 17, 2021 at 5:41 am

Hey Susi! Can't say I've seen or heard of a new name for this unique cross. We will do some research though, and make sure to include it in our breed compilation! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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Janice De Los Santos

April 13, 2021 at 4:17 pm

I just adopted a rescue dog that is 50% Great Pyrenees, 25% American Bull Dog and 25% Staffordshire Terrier according to the DNA testing the rescue agency did. She is very protective of me and will come between me and anyone else and bark and growl.

I have tried several different things like introducing new people to her, getting between her and my son, grandson, and husband. Even hugging my family members in front of her. Is there any other thing I can try with her? I love her and would never get rid of her. I have had her two full weeks.

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Kelly Wilson

April 15, 2021 at 11:08 am

Hi Janice! With rescues, it can take time for them to decompress, especially if they come from a household where they may have suffered some prior abuse. You need to give her time to get used to her new surroundings. It can take many dogs at least 1-2 months to start to feel like they are a part of the family.

I would continue having people around, but let her warm up to them on her own terms. Always supervise when a child is around, as well. If the behavior continues as your dog gets more comfortable, I'd recommend consulting with an in-person trainer locally. Rescue dogs are the best, but they can be a little more work up front to help get them used to their surroundings. Good luck with your new pup!

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Elizabeth Moore

April 9, 2021 at 4:20 am

We have just been blessed with a Great Pyrenees pup. She is beautiful and very sweet. So far she loves cats and all animals. She came from a farm, with ducks, geese, cats and goats. Her name is Bita.

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Kelly Wilson

April 12, 2021 at 6:32 pm

Sounds like you lucked out with a great dog, Elizabeth! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and share your experience with our readers!

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Shawnee

April 5, 2021 at 6:12 pm

I have a 10-month-old Great Pyrenees. She is 120 lbs as of 2 weeks ago. I was told Lacey is a purebred but she has 1 ear that stands up, both stand up when she's on alert or playing. She has thick fur medium length and a tail that curls up. she's mostly white with tan on the tip of her ears and very little on her back.

She is a crazy one for sure, lol. She is currently being trained as my service dog and has been in training since 8 weeks old. She's very smart, very active, and definitely has a mind of her own, haha! I love her so much even though she's so stubborn!

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Kelly Wilson

April 5, 2021 at 9:01 pm

Hi Shawnee! Sounds like a great dog! These pups as purebreds can get quite large, so it sounds like yours is on the right track. Good luck and thanks for sharing!

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Kevin Tully

April 3, 2021 at 3:40 am

We rescued our Derby Girl from Alabama, she was abandoned tied to a tree in the woods at 3 months old. Lucky for us someone found her and we were blessed to be picked as her forever home. Derby is a Pyrenees/Aussie cattle dog mix. She has more Pyrenees genes, just slightly smaller with mostly reddish-blond fur, mostly white legs, and a white mane.

Obviously, one parent was a red heeler and she will nip your heels if u don't let her out quick enough. She is very laid back a sweet girlfriend to all, who is the mayor of the neighborhood. We adore her.

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Kelly Wilson

April 4, 2021 at 8:32 pm

Sounds like a great pup, Kevin! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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Sarah

February 28, 2021 at 9:34 pm

We have 7 Pyrenees Anatolian livestock guardians and we breed them because both breeds are really good livestock guardians and we've found that this combination works well for us as well as other goat/sheep and poultry/fowl farmers and 3 out of 135 have gone as pets.

Our females also all work together when they have a litter of future guardians born here. I will never NOT have one.

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Kelly Wilson

March 2, 2021 at 4:25 am

That's amazing Sarah! Thanks for stopping by to comment and share about your pups! They sound awesome!

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Leigh Seikel

February 16, 2021 at 8:43 pm

I have a Great Pyrenees border collie mix I adopted 7 years ago. I knew he was part Great Pyr because he has double dewclaws, and acts like a Pyr. He had black spots like a Border Collie. He's a wonderfully sweet dog that likes other dogs and cats. His energy level is moderate to mild. Always up for a hike, Jimbo could care less about balls. He's a great dog.

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Kelly Wilson

February 16, 2021 at 11:21 pm

Sounds like an amazing dog, Leigh! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment!

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Monica

February 15, 2021 at 6:49 pm

I have a Great Pyrenees/ Boxer mix. She has all the Pyrenees characteristics with the exception of being short hair like a Boxer. She is hands down the best dog I have ever had! She is incredibly smart, loving, protecting and just a plain ole good dog. She turned one yesterday 2/14/21. I highly recommend a Great Pyrenees mix.

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Kelly Wilson

February 16, 2021 at 11:20 pm

Thanks for the comment Monica! Sounds like you have an amazing pup!

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Carol McCay

February 11, 2021 at 5:40 am

I have a lovely Great Pyrenees and Sheltie mix. She is a big girl, and a big fluffy cuddle buddy. She was born here at home with me and I could not bear to let her go. Her mama is a Blue Merle Sheltie that got out before we got her spayed!

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Kelly Wilson

February 11, 2021 at 2:27 pm

Sounds like an amazing dog Carol! Also sounds like a very unique mix! Thank you for stopping by to comment and share your story about your pup!

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Gretchen Liska

February 1, 2021 at 2:10 am

I love the Great Pyrenees. They are so gentle and loving. I'm truly thinking about either purchasing one or one through adoption. Where can one purchase or adopt these great dogs?

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Kelly Wilson

February 1, 2021 at 3:26 am

Hi Gretchen! I would recommend checking breeder groups online. You can also search social media platforms for different rescue dogs if you are looking for a mixed breed. Good luck in your search!

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Linda L Wulf

February 1, 2021 at 12:41 am

We are blessed with a very unique boy. Dexter is a rescue. He has been a part of our family since April 2012. He is a mix of Great Pyrenees and Basset Hound! He is a Great Pyrenees in every way except his legs and feet. We love him and he loves us.

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Kelly Wilson

February 1, 2021 at 1:25 am

Sounds like Dexter is an amazing dog, Linda! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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Patricia

December 9, 2020 at 9:14 pm

I have a rescue dog that is part Great Pyrenees and I think Collie? She is a beauty and is 11 years old now. Does not have a cookie face, black around her eyes, and around her ears along the edge. Her tail curls over and has a black fur area about in the middle of the tail.

Got her through a rescue called Heaven can Wait, at 8 months. She had been captured down around Texas 1st time (4 weeks old) 2nd time was in Colorado and was 8 weeks. She is my love so glad I found her.

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Kelly Wilson

December 11, 2020 at 1:49 am

Sounds like a wonderful dog Patricia! So glad you found your canine companion! 11 years is a very long and healthy life, so you've obviously taken care of her. Thanks for commenting!

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