By Avatar photoShiloh Nevada Last updated: 18th October 2022

Golden Pyrenees


Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 18th October 2022

Crossed between the Golden Retriever and the Great Pyrenees, the Golden Pyrenees is a white dog breed that has colorful markings all over its body. This dog is generally larger than even its Retriever parent, and are highly energetic and affectionate. Usually not suitable for apartment life, these watchdogs need lots of space to play to stay fit. Unaware of its largeness, the dog would often take refuge on its master’s lap.

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Quick Information/Description

Also known asGolden Pyranees
CoatDouble, long, dense
ColorsWhite, Cream, Golden, Black, Brown, Gray, Yellow, Tricolor
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group (of Breed)Sporting, working
Lifespan10 to 13 years
Weight75-120 pounds
Height (size)Large; 32 inches approx.
SheddingModerate to heavy
TemperamentIndependent, intelligent, affectionate, stubborn, protective,  loyal, playful
BarkingYes (mainly at night)
Country of OriginUSA
Competitive RegistrationACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR

Golden Pyrenees Diet Video

Temperament and Behavior

The Golden Pyrenees is gentle and affectionate that is suitable for family life. They are prone to take naps during daytime, but are alert and protective by disposition. They are good with small children, other dogs and people, and would at times get too excited greeting strangers and the owner’s neighbors. Sometimes they tend to display independent and stubborn behavior if not properly trained from puppyhood.



Considering their big size and high level of energy, the golden pyrenees need lots of activities daily. Take them out for brisk walks and jogging every day to assure they stay healthy and in good shape. These dogs love to play (like fetching games etc.) and some individuals would even enjoy swimming. Allowing them to play and run around in an open (but safe) space would help relieve their energy.


Most golden pyrenees dogs would shed a lot, and hence it is not the right dog for those who are looking for a low-shedding breed. Brush them every day, and quite frequently, if you think your dog is shedding too much. These dogs are also prone to developing that typical doggie odor, and hence try keeping it clean and hygienic. Bathing is advisable whenever you get that unpleasant stench.

Health Problems

Generally a healthy breed, they have no known breed-specific problems, but do keep an eye for any general dog health issues.


Socialization training is a general requirement for all pet dogs. The golden pyrenees dogs are often obstinate and would try to act according to its own whims. Hence, a consistently firm training is required. However, if you act diligently to prove yourself its pack leader, the intelligent and easily-trainable dog would learn to be obedient right from its puppyhood. A professional training class should also help.


Feed your golden pyr with high quality general dog food meant for dogs of its size and energy level (like its Pyrenees parent).

Interesting Facts

  • Some golden pyres are known to gain a weight of up to 220 pounds.
  • These dogs are accustomed to cold temperatures. But they can also withstand heat for short time periods of time provided they get enough shade and water.

25 responses to “Golden Pyrenees”

  1. Angela Hambleton says:

    For anyone interested, our purebred great white Pyrenees gave birth yesterday to unplanned puppies(and daddy is a beautiful golden retriever). Please contact me at if anyone is interested in adopting. We live in northern VA.

  2. Louise says:

    Looking for a golden Pyrenees. Would gladly give a home to a rescue.

  3. Michelle M Hollis says:


    I know these posts are old, but today is 06 21 2019 and I am seeking a Golden Pyrenee puppy.

    Please call me at: ( 734 ) 404-7111

    Michelle in Michigan

  4. Amanda says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you have any golden pyrenees puppies available now ? if so , where are you located ?
    Thank you!!

  5. Ann says:

    Would love one of these puppies. Are any available, where are you located

  6. Mac says:

    We just ended up with a Golden Pyr late last week. I am skeptical at best about this. He is not large (maybe 70 lbs) and is young. Hopefully he stays under 125 because I don’t want big dogs. Anyway, we have chickens, and so far he has ignored them, which is a good thing.
    My son “rescued” this guy. That story is still unclear. He is going to the vet to get checked out, and the family wants him to stay with us. We live on a postage stamp of 2 acres, so I am concerned about him living on basically a residential lot.
    Any input on this breed? Anything we should keep an eye out for?

    • Angela says:

      We got a Golden Pyr last spring, he was given to us at about a yr. old. There are so many great things about this dog. He is super affectionate, very gentle and loving. He absolutely loves attention, so much so that if he doesn’t feel like he’s getting an adequate amount he can be quite the pest lol. We live on 4 fenced acres with chickens. In the beginning he didn’t seem to care much about the chickens but then I guess his playful nature took over and he started chasing them. He loved to run through them at full speed and watch them scatter I guess. He caught one a couple of times but didn’t kill or hurt it. My husband got a hold of him after a few times and he seemed to back off a little although he still like to run through them.

      A few things you should know about the Pyr breed, and this is very true for our dog, they like to bark… a lot, especially at night as they are nocturnal by nature. He is also an escape artist, so unless you have a really sturdy fence make sure you have a secure place to keep him. We are fenced mostly with welded (hog) wire and he seems to find a way out about twice a month and just when we think we’ve found where he got out and secure it, he finds another spot to get out.

      He also tries to herd everyone and everything which is pretty comical but can also be kind of annoying. Also, If you don’t like big dogs then he may not be for you, our dog is huge and sheds a lot. He is mostly an outside dog but I often let him in, and when I do, I always have to vacuum/sweep the floors.

      All in all, we have a great dog with a wonderful personality and I think it is a great breed.

  7. Serethia Allen says:

    I have a golden pyr and she’s great. But unless you have the space for her/him to run around like a huge backyard I don’t know if I would get them as a house pet. Yes she is very affectionate bit she has a mind of her own. And sometimes playful because she was abused in the home I rescued her from.

  8. Apple says:

    This is so lame, great Pyrenees has nothing in common with Golden Retriever

    Too many dogs in shelter and these people still want to make money off them. Super lame. #Karma

    • Kathy Drum says:

      I got my Golden Pyr from a rescue. She was in a KILL SHELTER. A lot Golden Pyrs end up in shelters because they are the cutest puppies but when they are 80lbs at nine months and still growing, and leaving piles of fur everywhere, barking all night, hopping the fence, they end up in kill shelters. I’m grateful for the groups who rescue the dogs left behind. And if you adopt any dog, you should always WAIT for the right dog for you. Because people give away very special dogs out of ignorance or lack of compassion and those dogs need furever homes.
      It’s more important, I think, to never adopt a dog unless you are prepared to have that dog in your life until it dies. Too many senior pets end up in shelters and THAT is lame.

  9. Tom cook says:

    Call the great Pyrenees of Florida, they are located in Jacksonville, fl. We just adopted one from t hem a 3 yr old female. She’s so much fun with our golden retriever. Great dogs.

  10. Lisa Guy says:

    Still looking for a golden pyrenees mix. I’m located in Ohio.
    Thank you

  11. Lisa Guy says:

    I am looking for a golden pyrenees puppy. Female, I’m not breeding her, but I’ve been looking for one for a few months now.
    I have veterinarian references, I have no problem with you coming out to see my home.
    I really would love to be contacted if you have a golden pyrenees.
    Female preferred, but I wouldn’t say no to a male fur ball.
    The dog will be indoors and a family pet.
    There are Only two adults in my home.
    Thank you!

  12. Maureen Roberts says:

    We are looking for a Great Pyrenees Golden Retriever mix puppy. Pleade notify me if any come across in the South East (Florida, Georgia,E Texas, S Carolina, N Carolina

    • danielle cole says:

      thinking about breeding golden pyr sometime this yr

      • Laurie says:

        Before breeding, please consider that there are so many either in shelters or in rescue. My “golden pyr” is a rescue we pulled from the Austin Animal Center. She’d been severely abused, was malnourished and hw+ but after rehab and heartworm treatment, is now the best girl ever; I thank God every day for this girl. Just something to think about, please don’t think I’m condemning you in any way whatsoever. Thank you.

        • Mac says:

          We live in Georgetown area, just north of Austin. I didn’t even know this breed existed until I came home late from work one night last week and was “greeted” by one in my living room.

      • Marie says:

        We’re you able to breed the golden our. I too am interested

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