The Golden Pyrenees is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Great Pyrenees. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
American Canine Hybrid Club = Golden Pyrenees
Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Golden Pyrenees
International Designer Canine Registry® = Golden Pyrenees
Designer Breed Registry = Golden Pyranees
Fluffy, the Golden Pyrenees (Golden Retriever / Great Pyrenees hybrid) "She is 16 months old and weighs 85 pounds in this picture. She is, obviously, pretty big--and is a lap dog. Her temperament is absolutely even. She adores children and watches them intently to make sure everything is on the up and up. A crying baby has her at attention and nosing around to see what she can do to help! She is so people-oriented that she will leave a treat behind if there is a chance that someone near her will shower love upon her."
"Fluffy is very compliant, too. The vet techs said that she should be the poster-dog for "fun" spayings, as Fluffy was so happy before and after the procedure. She likes to go to the vet because there are people there who are all about her! You can wobble her dewlaps, trim her toenails, give her a bath--all without complaint. The look in her eyes tells you she is indulging you, but loves you, so it's all good."
"She does some classic Pyr things--like "playing deaf." If she has thoughts on what she'd like to do, and your thoughts are different, well...you might as well be talking to the wall. *Unless* you make it sound fun--like a people-thing. She also barks at night if the windows are open. We live in a suburban area and she will make you aware of every noise she hears. She'd also dig for China--given the opportunity. We're talking craters, not holes."
ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR