Great Pyrenees Husky Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 11/18/22 •  9 min read

The Great Pyrenees Husky mix is the perfect dog for anyone who thought this might be a good substitute for a small pony. You get a lovable, hardworking, loyal and visually stunning dog created by mixing the Siberian Husky with the Great Pyrenees. These dogs were bred to be outside and born to run, so ensure that you have plenty of opportunity to let this dog run in large spaces if you decide to adopt/purchase a Pyrenees Husky.

Great Pyrenees Husky Mix
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Great Pyrenees Husky Mix – At a Glance

Weight:75 – 100 pounds
Height:18 – 22 inches
Lifespan:12  – 15 years
Coat Colors:Cream, white, black, multicolored
Temperament:Loving, adventurous, active, attentive, domineering, curious
Most Suitable For:Working farms, active families, active single individuals

What Does a Great Pyrenees Husky Look Like?

Great Pyrenees Husky
Photo: @lokithegreathusky

The Great Pyrenees Husky is going to be a very large dog, with a huge weight of almost 100lbs for males, and they are a double-coated breed that shed like that thing you use for your tools in the back garden. They usually will have a large, muscular frame and a long-ish snout – with either brown or blue eyes like their Husky parent breed. They’ll have large paws and strong claws as both parent breeds do.

The Pyrenees Husky are gorgeous animals and are likely to turn heads as you walk with them – or maybe that’s you! Either way, expect people to constantly want to pet your Pyrenees Husky – which they’re totally fine with.

The History of the Great Pyrenees Husky Mix

As the Great Pyrenees Husky is a relatively new mixed-breed of dog, therefore there is little available history However, we can glean much knowledge from their parent breeds – for example, the Pyrenees Husky is most commonly a shepherding dog. We can imagine that the mix was created for the purpose of building a better-performing shepherding dog, with more speed and agility, like the Husky.

The History of the Great Pyrenees

The History of the Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees has a long, storied history as a mountain dog, but was originally bred in Asia – though the exact timetable remains elusive, the estimation is sometime between 1,000 and 1,800 B.C. They made their way to Europe by trading and other means with Asia. Though they became a favourite of the French royal court in the 17th century, they’ve traditionally occupied a variety of working-dog roles.

How Popular Are Great Pyrenees’ in the United States?

The Great Pyrenees are still very much a European dog, as they’ve not exploded in popularity in the Americas just yet.

According to the American Kennel Club, the Great Pyrenees ranked 63rd in their most-popular dog listings for 2021.

Who Are Great Pyrenees’ a Good Dog For?

The Great Pyrenees is a fantastic working dog, perfectly for ranch owners, farm owners, and active families with large swathes of land to allow the Great Pyrenees to run. They’re not well-suited for the elderly or those who live in small spaces.

How Did The Great Pyrenees Come About?

The Great Pyrenees were originally bred as working and shepherding dogs by the shepherds who live in the Pyrenees Mountains, which lie between France and Spain. They’re thought to originate in Asia, though exact documentation to support this theory is difficult to find.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Great Pyrenees?

Though the exact cross-breeding history of the Great Pyrenees is largely unknown, it does bear a close physical resemblance to the European Grey Wolf – and surely that is no coincidence. 

The History of the Siberian Husky

The History of the Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky has a history in the windy, snow-swept plains of Eastern Russia. Originally bred by the Chukchi people of the Chukchi Peninsula. They were used as working dogs, pulling sleds to transport people and supplies across the frozen Arctic tundra. In 1908, they were brought to Nome, Alaska, to act as transport hounds for the gold miners to the Yukon and to perform much the same tasks as they had in Russia.

How Popular Are Siberian Huskies in the United States?

Given their entry into the United States over a century ago, the Siberian Husky remains fairly popular in the country, routinely ranking inside the top 20 most popular dogs. In 2021, according to the American Kennel Club’s rankings, the Siberian Husky ranked 19th.

Who Are Siberian Huskies a Good Dog For?

Given their large size and appetite for abundant exercise, the Siberian Husky is a great dog for those with large plots of land (or frequent access to an off-leash dog park), they’re usually gentle with children and fiercely loyal and protective of their owners. 

How Did The Siberian Husky Come About?

Siberian Huskies were bred centuries ago by the Chukchi People of the Chukchi Peninsula in Siberia. In the early 20th century, they were transported to the United States to become working dogs for the Gold Rush, transporting workers from Nome, AK to the Yukon, NWT. Today, they’re famous for participation in the Iditarod and have had pivotal roles in various films, including Eight Below and Against the Wild.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Siberian Husky?

While most people who have Siberian Huskies don’t tend to cross-breed them, they are plenty of instances of Husky crossbreeding, though when they initially were cross-bred remains something of a mystery. However, crossbreeding of many dogs in the United States gained huge popularity in the 1960s through to the early 2000s. We can surmise that the Siberian Husky was first crossbred somewhere throughout this timeframe.

How Important Is a Dog’s Temperament to Your Family?

The temperament of a dog is what determines whether or not it will be a good fit with its human master. The successful mixture of human and animal life – especially power dynamics – is somewhat determined by the temperament of the animal. With a dog, you’ll want to ensure that its temperament is a good match for your family – if you’re an active family, get an active dog. If you’re a more laid-back family, consider a more laid-back breed.

Temperamental mismatches could result in boredom for the animal, which can lead to behavioral problems, which may lead to the dog being re-homed – a traumatic experience for all involved. 

What is the Temperament of the Great Pyrenees Husky Mix?

Luckily for owners of the Pyrenees Husky, they’re very easy dogs to get along with – whether you have kids or not. They’re incredibly active animals, but equally loving and generally fairly docile. However, the Pyrenees was also bred as a guard dog, so you expect some aloofness or suspicion of strangers. In general, the Pyrenees Husky is a very loving breed, with a soft spot for kids, that is also incredibly energetic and loyal.

Is the Pyrenees Husky Mix Friendly?

In general, the Pyrenees Husky mix has a very friendly temperament.

Is the Pyrenees Husky Mix Easy to Train?

Given that both dogs have a history as working dogs, they’re used to following commands – you can expect them to be easy to train. 

How Much Can The Pyrenees Husky Mix Weigh?

The Pyrenees Husky can weigh between 75 and 100 pounds.

How Tall Can The Pyrenees Husky Mix Get?

Expect your Pyrenees Husky to reach between 18 and 22 inches tall at shoulder height.

Similar Sized Breeds

There are a few similar-sized breeds to the Great Pyrenees Husky, these are the Rott Pei (Rottweiler/Shar Pei), English Bullweiler (English Bulldog/Rottweiler) and the Bullkita (Pitbull/Akita).

Does the Great Pyrenees Husky Mix Shed?

Yes! You can expect your Great Pyrenees Husky mix to be a very heavy shedding dog, who will usually shed twice a year – once in the Spring and once in the Autumn. They will require a good brushing once a week to keep the shedding to a minimum – unless you enjoy knitting, then let the fur build up and come Spring/Fall, you’ll have enough to knit a Dachshund.

How Much Exercise Does A Great Pyrenees Husky Mix Require?

Expect your Great Pyrenees Husky mix to require a ton of exercise. You should walk the dog for at least an hour per day, with a longer run on the weekend. These dogs are also bred to be outside, so if you can, leave the dog outside some of the time of the day, with an area to roam in.

How Long Can a Great Pyrenees Husky Mix Live?

For a larger breed, the Great Pyrenees Husky has a relatively long lifespan of between 12 and 15 years.

What Health Conditions Could the Great Pyrenees Husky Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Great Pyrenees Husky Mix Puppy For Sale?

We recommend that you initially attempt adoption before buying your Pyrenees Husky. You should consider checking out your local veterinarians or animal shelters first. However, you can also check out, an online source that allows you to search your locality for breeds to adopt.

How Much Does a Great Pyrenees Husky Mix Puppy Cost?

The Great Pyrenees Husky mix can cost between $1,000 and $2,500 USD.

However, if you’re going to go down the route of purchasing a Pyrenees/Husky, we first recommend checking out the AKC’s breeding guidelines on how to choose and work with a reputable breeder.

Is the Great Pyrenees Husky Mix the Right Breed For You?

The Great Pyrenees Husky mix is the perfect dog for anyone seeking a larger-than-life working companion with a zeal for running and chasing and the frame to support it. Ideal for those with active lifestyles and wide open spaces in which to run.  If you think that you can handle the physicality of this breed and can provide it with the space necessary to live a good life, then it will repay you with love for as long as it lives.

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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