Golden Pyrenees (Great Pyrenees Golden Retriever Mix)

The Golden Pyrenees also referred to as the Great Pytreiver, is the result of cross-breeding the Golden Retriever and the Great Pyrenees.

The Great Pyrenees is a  huge white dog breed that has colorful markings all over its body.

Great Pyrenees (often used as livestock watchdogs) are very good guardians, known to bark loudly should they see a stranger in their immediate area to alert their masters.

They are a relatively new crossbreed. While they may have been around in the 1990’s when the designer dog craze was in full swing, it seems that they were most likely first widely seen in the very early 21st century.

The Appearance of Golden Pyrenees

Golden Pyrenees keeps the Golden Retriever-like face: with almond shaped dark brown eyes, long muzzle, dark nose, and medium long floppy ears. It has a slightly stronger and taller body Great Pyrenees-like.

It combines the traits of an agile and obedient Golden Retriever and the strength of the guarding mountain Great Pyrenees.

A large dog that is devoted to family and friendly with other dogs and pets, they will be a fun-loving member of the household.

They have fluffier, dense, long double coat than the Golden, and it can be black, white, brown and gray.

They are prone to heavy shedding thus making moderate grooming a must.

Golden Pyrenees (Great Pyrenees Golden Retriever Mix) Pictures

Quick Info/Description of Golden Pyrenees

NameGolden Pyrenees
Other NamesGolden Pyranees
ColorWhite, Cream, Golden, Black, Brown, Gray, Yellow, Tricolor
CoatDouble, Dense and Long
Breed TypeCrossbred
Breed GroupSporting, Working
Hieght24-32 inches (Avg)
Weight80-120 Pounds
Life Span/Life Expentancy10-13 Years
TemperamentGentle, Loving, Loyal, Intelligent, Affectionate, Stubborn, Protective, Active
Barking LevelYes
Energy LevelHigh
Good with ChildrenHigh
Country of OriginUSA
Competitive Registration/Qualification InformationACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR

Temperament and Behavior of Golden Pyrenees

The Golden Pyrenees takes a lot of its personality from the Golden Retriever, a breed that is known for its gentle, loving nature.

They love to play with adults, children, other dogs or even cats. Overall, they make excellent playmates because they retain their playful, gentle demeanor like most pups do and make excellent family dogs.

They are prone to take naps during the daytime but are alert and protective by disposition. While this breed of dog is active and loving, they can also show destructive behavior traits if not given the attention they want.

Owing to the dog’s huge size they are not suitable for apartment-style life as they require space to burn out their energy. For the same reason, they are also not a good choice for seniors who have limited mobility.

Care ~ Exercise, Grooming, Health Issues

Exercise: They need daily exercise to keep fit and healthy. It will also help to keep them within a healthy weight range, as they can easily put on excess weight.

Walking an hour or two daily, coupled with some indoor playtime, should be sufficient to burn out this giant breed’s energy.

A romp with other dogs in the secure dog park will assist with socializing your dog and he will learn to accept other dogs and people with good grace.

They do not tolerate extreme heat well with their thick coat so exercise in the coolest part of the day is best.

Allowing them to play and run around in an open (but safe) space would help relieve their energy.

Grooming: The Golden Pyr has a very thick and soft coat, which requires extra grooming to keep it from matting and tangling. It requires daily brushing to keep it soft and silky.

They don’t require regular bathing, only when it really needs it or it may lose the natural oils from the coat.

Other maintenance issues to address are trimming of the nails, and brushing the teeth to maintain good oral hygiene.

The Golden Pyrenees will love all the attention and will obligingly let you groom them to perfection.

Health Problems: For the Golden Pyrenees, the average lifespan is 10 to 13 years. Being a cross-bred designer dog means there is a chance of inheriting some health problems from either the Golden Retriever line or Great Pyrenees.

Major health concerns can be

They may be prone to Congenital Eye Defects or bloating.

Training Requirements

They make great watchdogs and are protective of their family, but they need to be trained by a firm, calm owner, as they are extremely independent pooches.

They are a good combination of intelligence and alertness so training them should be easy. They’re kind and eager to please and they respond well to positive incentives.

Golden Pyrenees Puppies

The Golden Pyrenees puppies are gentle and playful even but as with any pup, they should not be left alone with children.

At three months of age, these little guys would have grown to about 18 inches in height, so they grow relatively quickly!

Feed/Diet Requirements

This breed of dog is known as a “giant,” which also means they have a giant appetite. Four to five cups of daily dry kibble are best in order to keep this big dog’s health and teeth in good shape.

Feed them with high-quality dog food keeping a balance of the nutrients and vitamins!

Smiling Golden Pyrenees Doggy Video

Interesting Facts about the Golden Pyrenees

  • The Golden Pyrenees dog is a delightful, laid-back pooch.
  • The Golden Pyrenees takes a lot of its personality from the Golden Retriever, a breed that is known for its gentle, loving nature.
  • Some golden pyres are known to gain a weight of up to 220 pounds.
  • Hip dysplasia is a common health problem