Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix


The Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Great Pyrenees and the Newfoundland. This could make for a very powerful breed that has lots of hair. Is it more like the Great Pyrenees or the Newfoundland? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix.

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Here are some pictures of the Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix




Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Newfoundland History:

The Newfoundland Dog is known for its working ability. One of it’s original working purposes was used for taking ropes ashore in North Atlantic seas, retrieving lost fishing gear and rescuing humans. It is a very strong and powerful swimmer. Due to its size it has also been used as a pack animal, sled dog, and carting dog. It has a thick double layered coat which makes it great for cold weather. Like many breeds, no one really knows the history, but it more than likely originated from dogs brought from the island of Newfoundland to England in the early 1800's.

The most popular theories are: They were developed from the black 'bear' dogs transported to Newfoundland and the Americas by Vikings around 1000 A.D. This obviously makes it a very old breed. They possibly evolved from the American Black Wolf or from other native dogs.

They developed from the inter-breeding of European dogs brought to Newfoundland in the 15th and 16th century by explorer's.

Great Pyrenees History:

The Great Pyrenees was originally bred to guard flocks of sheep and goats - primarily from wolves - in the Pyrenees mountains of France and Spain. It was once known as the royal dog of France. He is highly adapted to very cold weather and is a beautifully stunning breed of dog.



Awesome videos of Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix puppies


Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix Size and Weight

Newfoundland

Height: 25 - 29 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 100 - 150 lb.

Lifespan: 8 - 10 years


Great Pyrenees

Height: 25-32 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 85 -115 lb.

Lifespan: 10-12 years



Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. This could obviously make for a very powerful and strong breed that will have a lot of energy and a high prey drive. Both of these parent breeds have higher energy and a very strong prey and drive instincts. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”



Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Great Pyrenees mixed with the Newfoundland might be prone to Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Heart Conditions

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

This will be a tougher dog to groom as both of the parent breeds have longer hair. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. Either way, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Great Pyrenees Newfoundland Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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