When looking for a dog to adopt, some pet parents want a specific kind of dog. The problem is that some of the traits and characteristics they’re looking for may not match a particular dog breed. However, there are hybrid dog breeds that may fit their needs.
If you’re looking for a beautiful dog that has the attributes of a Husky and a Great Pyrenees, you may want to consider the Great Pyrenees Husky mix.
We’ve put together some information about Great Pyrenees Husky mixed dogs to help you determine if this is the right dog for your family. Let’s get started!
What is a Great Pyrenees Husky Mix?
The Great Pyrenees Husky mix is a hybrid dog breed that’s the result of crossing a purebred Great Pyrenees with a purebred Siberian Husky. Talk about a beautiful dog; this is it! We don’t know about the history of this mixed dog breed, but we can learn something about the dogs from their parents.
Overview of the Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees is a large dog breed that’s famous for having completely white fur. The dogs were bred in the Pyrenees Mountains, which are a part of the mountain range between France and Spain. There, the dogs were bred to protect and herd sheep in the mountains. And for this reason, they’re best suited to cooler climates.
Great Pyrenees are highly intelligent, sensitive dogs. They’re often chosen to work as therapy and search & rescue dogs. The dogs are very independent thinkers and have a mind of their own. So, they’re not recommended for inexperienced pet parents. The dogs thrive with a pet parent who understands how to properly manage and train these dogs. While the dogs are smart, it takes a lot of patience and consistency to train them.
When the dogs are properly trained and socialized, they’re very friendly dogs that are also very active. They love to play and love kids. What’s more, the dogs have very sensitive hearing. They can hear intruders coming up to your home and give the alert. These dogs can bark quite a bit.
Siberian Husky Overview
The Siberian Husky is the other purebred parent of the Great Pyrenees Husky mix. Like Great Pyrenees, Siberian Huskies also come from a cooler climate. They were originally bred b the Chukchi nomadic people from Siberia. The dogs were used for transportation and as family companions.
These are medium-sized working dogs that are very strong and powerful. They have so much stamina that Siberian Huskies make great sled dogs. The dogs are highly intelligent and independent. And they love everyone in their family. They are not usually aggressive and tend to get along well with other dogs and kids. The dogs are also friendly and don’t make good watchdogs.
While these dogs are beautiful and can be loving, they’re also difficult to train. They’re not recommended for inexperienced pet parents for this reason. The dogs thrive with a confident, experienced pet parent who understands how to work with the breed. These dogs need plenty of training and socialization. And they’re famous for being Houdini dogs—that means they are wonderful escape artists!
So, what an interesting mix the Great Pyrenees Husky must be!
The Great Pyrenees Husky mix usually stands between 18 to 22 inches tall and weighs between 75 to 100 lbs. They have a life expectancy between 12 to 15 years.
Great Pyrenees Husky Mix Appearance
The Pyrenees Husky mix is usually a nice blend of both parents. These are medium- to large-sized dogs, and they have thick coats like their purebred parents. However, these dogs may be white all over, or they may be white with black or gray Husky markings. The dogs have a double coat, with long hair that’s thick and water-resistant.
The dogs have a long muzzle with a black nose. And their eyes are usually rounded and come in various colors, including blue, hazel, brown, or amber. The Pyrenees Husky mix may have ears that stand up like a Husky or that flop over like their Great Pyrenees parent.
Pyrenees Husky Mix Temperament
The Pyrenees Husky mix needs plenty of training and socialization. Dogs that are trained and socialized are loving and tolerant. They usually get along with everyone, including kids. These canine companions want to be with their families.
The dogs love to take long walks and love hiking. What’s more, because of their high intelligence, the dogs require plenty of mental stimulation to keep from being bored.
Fortunately, these dogs tend to be more independent and don’t mind being home alone when you go to work. However, when you get home, your fur baby will need plenty of attention and exercise!
Do These Dogs Get Along with Other Pets?
Training and socialization are key in Pyrenees Husky mixes. If the dog has been properly trained and socialized from a young age, he will usually get along well with other dogs and possibly cats.
Food & Diet
Pyrenees Huskies are medium to large dogs and have a big appetite. They do well on dry or wet dog food with plenty of fat and protein for dogs of this size and activity level.
The dog usually needs two to three cups of food divided into two meals.
The Pyrenees Husky mix needs about 45 minutes of exercise each day, though some dogs may need more. They love to walk; however, they also excel at dog sports such as agility, obedience, and more.
Training and socialization are essential for a Pyrenees Husky mix. Without training, the dogs can become unruly and cause plenty of trouble. It’s recommended that pet parents work with a professional trainer and maintain a consistent training schedule at home, too.
The Great Pyrenees Husky mix has a double coat that’s beautiful; however, it also requires daily grooming to stay that way. Daily brushing prevents the dog’s fur from matting and tangling. And if the dog has a lot of long fur, it may be necessary to trim it occasionally.
Summing it Up
The Great Pyrenees Husky mix can be a wonderful dog for the right family. They do best with a pet parent who understands how to manage and train these dogs and a family that’s somewhat active.
One thing we’re sure of, and that’s if you adopt a Pyrenees Husky mix, we’re pretty sure you’ll have a loving, fun companion for years to come!