Pyrenees Husky

75-95 lbs
18-20"
Unknown
Great Pyrenees
Siberian Husky
The Pyrenees Husky is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the majestic Great Pyrenees and the  intuitive Husky. He is a medium to large sized dog. He is the descendant of powerful working dogs, so expect toughness from this gentle pup. He will fit in with an active family,  especially if your family enjoys long hikes. He makes a great rescue dog and therapy dog. He is highly intelligent, and quite affectionate as well. However, they can be somewhat stubborn. They like to figure things out on their own, and this willfulness can make them difficult to deal with from time to time. However, patient persistence is key.
Purpose
Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Great Pyrenees, Husky

Pyrenees Husky Health

Average Size
Male Pyrenees Husky size stats
Height: 20-22 inches Weight: 85-100 lbs
Female Pyrenees Husky size stats
Height: 18-20 inches Weight: 75-95 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Addison's Disease
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
Minor Concerns
  • None Known
Occasional Diagnoses
  • May be sensitive to certain drugs
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Blood Analysis
  • Full Body Physical Examination

Pyrenees Husky Breed History

The Pyrenees Husky is a hybrid dog that is rather rare, so very little is known about the history of this particular breed. However, we can study the parent breeds in order to understand more about the hybrid breed. The Great Pyrenees is an ancient breed. It hails from the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain. The ancestors of the breed are thought to have arrived in the area around 3000 BC. He was developed to help shepherds with their herds. In 1675, King Louis XVI declared the Great Pyrenees the Royal Dog of France. The first Great Pyrenees came to North America via Newfoundland. There, he was crossbred with the Newfoundland dog to create the Landseer Newfoundland. World War II almost saw the extinction of the Great Pyrenees. However, several had been shipped to the United States, and those dogs were used to replenish the breed and make it the breed that is known today. The Husky is also an ancient breed. He was imported to Alaska in 1908 for use as a sled dog during the Gold Rush. They were also used  in a 408-mile  dogsled race known as the All-Alaska Sweepstakes. In 1930, Russia closed the Siberian border, so no more Siberian Huskies were imported to the United States. However, those here in the United States were the foundation for the American Husky. In 1930, the American Kennel Club first registered the Siberian Husky.

Pyrenees Husky Breed Appearance

The Pyrenees Husky will be a mixture of both parent breeds. He is a medium  to large sized dog. He will have the thick coat of his parent breeds, but his coloring will vary. He may be white all over, or he may have the black markings of the Husky. These markings may also be gray. His snout is usually long, and his nose is black. His eyes may be blue like the Husky parent breed. They may also be an amber color. The ears may be erect like the Husky parent, or they may be floppy like the Great Pyrenees parent. If this is the case, you will need to take extra care with the ears during grooming. He will likely have long hair and a double coat which is thick and waterproof.
Eye Color Possibilities
blue Pyrenees Husky eyes
Blue
hazel Pyrenees Husky eyes
Hazel
brown Pyrenees Husky eyes
Brown
amber Pyrenees Husky eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pyrenees Husky nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Pyrenees Husky coat
White
pied Pyrenees Husky coat
Pied
black Pyrenees Husky coat
Black
cream Pyrenees Husky coat
Cream
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pyrenees Husky straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pyrenees Husky Breed Maintenance

The Pyrenees Husky will require a good deal of maintenance. He will have a thick double coat which will require weekly brushing to prevent matting. He will not only shed throughout the year, but he will also "blow" his coat twice a year. During the spring and fall,  brush him daily to prevent excessive hair on your clothing and furniture. Depending upon the type of ear he inherits, you may also need to pay special attention to his ears. Should he inherit the floppy ears of the Great Pyrenees parent, you will need to clean his ears out weekly using a cotton ball and warm water. Be sure to check for foul odor and redness as this is indicative of an infection. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent tartar build-up and bad breath. However, to prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily.  Trim his nails every two or three weeks should they not wear down on their own.
Brushes for Pyrenees Husky
Pin Brush
Dematter
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pyrenees Husky requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pyrenees Husky Temperament

The Pyrenees Husky is a highly intelligent and affectionate dog. However, he is a worker at heart, and he must have proper activity in order not to become destructive. While the Great Pyrenees is more docile, the Husky can become destructive when bored. The hybrid's tendencies will depend on the more dominant parent breed. He will be somewhat difficult to train, but persistence is key. The Pyrenees Husky can be rebellious at times. He is not suited for an inexperienced dog owner. Some experts recommend obedience training for the breed. Be aware that he may wander. Another tip - the Pyrenees Husky can get out of their collars and can easily break tie chains. You will need to plan for this should you decide to acquire a Pyrenees Husky.

Pyrenees Husky Activity Requirements

The Pyrenees husky is a fairly active dog. He is also very curious, and, when left to his own devices, he may dig or jump over fences under six feet in height to get out and explore. To keep him from experiencing boredom, take him for hikes, long jogs around the neighborhood, and, if you have the proper outdoor area, allow him to spend some time outdoors. Again, remember that he proves to be a bit of an escape artist, so only put him in a fenced-in area he is not able to climb out of or dig out of. Trips to the dog park should only come after some obedience training. He has a tendency to wander, but an older (more mature) Pyrenees Husky will be more likely to settle down and enjoy the dog park. Although he is built for the outdoors, he is happiest inside with his family.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Pyrenees Husky Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Pyrenees Husky Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pyrenees Husky size stats at six months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 42 lbs
Female Pyrenees Husky size stats at six months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 42 lbs
12 Months
Male Pyrenees Husky size stats at 12 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 65 lbs
Female Pyrenees Husky size stats at 12 months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 65 lbs
18 Months
Male Pyrenees Husky size stats at 18 months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 72 lbs
Female Pyrenees Husky size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 67 lbs

Pyrenees Husky Owner Experiences

Kodah
7 Months
3 People
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Very affectionate. He is such a fun dog and very smart as well as very stubborn. He loves to hang out with me in the shop and doesn't wander off.
1 week, 1 day ago
Charlee
18 Months
5 People
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Charlee (Char for short) is a loveable brat. She is right in that I'm a toddler stage so she is very destructive, but we found that usually just means she wants to go on a walk or play rough. She also demands attention at all times, escpecially if there is someone walking by the house, so we always know if we have a visitor, or someone breaking in. She loves to play at all times and will even grab the brush and run away with it just to play instead of getting her fur brushed. All in all, I love my pup and am proud I got her.
1 week, 1 day ago
charlie
14 Weeks
1 People
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he is a sweetheart, very VOCAL never had a puppy talk back to me but he is a great puppy
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Ursa Major
4 Months
2 People
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Potty training has been a nightmare but were getting there. At 4 months he is just now starting to walk on a leash, before he would drop on the ground as soon as it was put on, was like dragging rock lol. He is a joy and wonderful companion.
3 months ago
Ace
8 Weeks
5 People
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Pastimes
People watching
Ace is one of a litter of 11 Great Pyrskies as we call them. His Dad was a pure bred Siberian Husky and momma is a pure bred Great Pyrenees. 4 of the litter have the Great Pyr fur type, the rest have the husky type. We found half the puppies have one blue and one brown eye, with the rest mostly blue eyes and two with brown eyes. 2 puppies look almost entirely Great Pyrenees, one has blue eye/brown eye combo though. Many have the extra dew claws. At 8 weeks all still have floppy ears, but about half look like they will develop standing ears eventually. They are talkers, growlers, barkers and very playful at this point. They love all people they have ever met, and a few of them have livered noses with pink as well as black on them, so the information up above about possible nose color is inaccurate - there can be some pink too.
3 months, 1 week ago
Castiel
4 Months
4 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Fetch
hide and seek
Tag
Walking,
Camping
Castiel (Cas for short) is an extremely smart and extremely sweet puppy. He learns rapidly and can be scheming and sneaky but he's very intuitive and eager to please us as well so it's a great combination. He has some anxieties -- doesn't like car rides and vomits, doesn't like to feel stuck (he got stuck under our she'd once and made himself pass out from stress before we could get him dug out). He trains rapidly, loves his belly scratched, and prefers people food to dog food. He likes to chew and loves to play with his kids. He is very loving and just the best dog for us! Can't wait til he is a full grown dog. He is half husky and half pyrenees and is mostly black with white paws, white belly, and a white stripe on his nose. He's absolutely beautiful
3 months, 2 weeks ago
McCree
24 Months
5 People
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long boarding
weight pulling
horsebackriding
Fishing
He was easy to train for me. He is now a service dog and is perfect at almost everything and loves all animals.
3 months, 4 weeks ago
Luna
14 Weeks
4 People
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Energy
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Pastimes
Walks
Play keep away
We have had Luna for a week now, she is very timid with anything new, places or people, at first. She is a fast learner, but definitely had the husky sass. I plan on taking her to an obedience class to hopefully help with her training. And so far, we go on 3-4 short walks a day to help with her high activity level. She is crazy and has earned her full name. Luna Tic.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
Tank
6 Weeks
6 People
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Tug of war
Outside walks
Just got them yesterday, mama wasn't feeding them and became violent with them. We rescued 2 and my son rescued 1. They still sleep a lot, but take the puppy formula well, and have tried dry food and moist food. Very playful when awake, love chest rubs!
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Nala
16 Weeks
3 People
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She is active and needs a lot of care
6 months, 1 week ago
Koda
13 Months
4 People
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Bikejoring
Run
Walk
Hike
I love my girl. She was very difficult to train, as she is extremely single-minded, and went through a period around month 6 where she got mouthy and a bit destructive. However, with consistent training and patience she has really settled down, is a true sweetheart and loves playing with all people and animals she meets on our walks. I take her out for at least two 30-45 minute walks each day, and groom her frequently. She has an incredibly unique personality, as she loves running free and independently, but also enjoys just hanging out with me. When she's drowsy, sometimes she'll pick herself up and flop down closer to me, even if she wasn't that far away. She can also be a bit sassy and talks back to me once in a while, but that's part of her charm :)
6 months, 4 weeks ago
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