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The Great Pyrenees and Beagle Mix is an odd and rare combination. Last summer, I went on a hiking trip with my two adorable beagles. On our climb, we crossed paths with Great Pyrenees and his owner. He was huge and fluffy.
All three of us were just mesmerized by this majestic breed. A thought came into my mind, what if Beagle and Great Pyrenees…
I started doing research as soon as we reached home. Surprisingly, there is almost no information available about this mix. So I took it on me to find out more about it. After two weeks of extensive research, contacting various dog breeders across the states, finding and messaging numerous passionate dog owners around the world, I finally got to chat with a person from Iceland who had a Pyrenees Beagle Mix 7 years ago.
Here’s everything you need to know about Great Pyrenees and Beagle Mix:
Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix Overview
As the name suggests, the Great Pyrenees Beagle mix is the crossbreed of Beagles and Great Pyrenees, AKA Pyrenees Mountain Dog. The mix is also referred to as Beaglnees or Pyregle.
Beagles belong to the hound category of dogs. They were initially bred to be a hunting breed, but later due to their affectionate and friendly nature, they become one of the most popular choices for modern families. They are energetic and have a strong sense of smell.
The Great Pyrenees are huge, standing at 30 inches at withers. They are a powerful working breed used for keeping away wolves from sheep. They have a very soft and calm temper. They are loyal and show almost devotion to their owners.
Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix Temperament
Even though both breeds are opposite to each other, they share some similar temperament traits.
The Great Pyrenees were bred to be on their own and guard sheep. And beagles were bred to track down small animals in the wild. Due to this, both of them have independent and stubborn personalities. Therefore mix has the same quality too.
The Pyrenees Beagle Mix are stubborn in nature. They like to be on their own. This makes them a little more difficult to Train. But they are very loyal to their owners.
The Pyrenees are soft-tempered dogs, and beagles are even-tempered. The mix has a calm temperament, which makes them fantastic family dogs. They do well with children too.
The Pyrenees Beagle Mix is affectionate and social. They love to be around their family members.
Size and Appearance of Pyrenees Beagle Mix
While beagles are considered to be small to medium-sized dogs, Great Pyrenees is a large breed. Beagles stand about 15 inches at withers, and the Pyrenees stands at 30 inches at withers.
There has been very less research done on Pyrenees Beagle Mix, so it is hard to say what size they will average at. But Aron, the person who owed the mix, said that his dog was around 25 to 30 inches at withers. So his mix clearly had the Pyrenee’s genetics of heights.
The mix has a medium-sized double coat that is inherited by the Pyrenees. But it has tri-colors similar to beagles.
This mix is energetic, just like both of its parent breeds. They have high requirements for exercise.
They will require at least 60 minutes of walks daily with additional playtime. During puppyhood, they can be hyper-energetic and playful.
They would also require mental stimulation, which can be provided by teaching tricks and commands. The Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix is stubborn in nature, so it may take a little more time and patience to train them.
The Pyrenees Beagle Mix can be large in size and hence require a lot of space to live. Keeping them in an apartment can be challenging. An ideal living situation can be a House with a Backyard or open space. However, due to their independent nature, they are more likely to escape, so a well-fenced yard is recommended.
They have a double-layered coat that can withstand cold weather. However, the hot temperatures can be difficult for them to adapt. So on sunny days, you will need to keep your pooch in an airconditioned room.
They are a friendly and affectionate breed with have high social skills. This makes them an excellent pet for families. Their gentle nature makes them good with kids too.
Pyrenees Beagle Mix don’t do well if left alone. They are prone to separation anxiety. Leaving them alone for an extended period can cause excessive barking and destructive chewing.
With proper training, they can do well with other animals too. You can pair them with another dog if you want.
They are not recommended for owners without any previous experience of raising a dog. They are stubborn in nature, and they need to be handled well.
While beagles are low-maintenance dogs, Great Pyrenees can be high to maintain. So let’s look into the Pyrenees Beagle Mix
Pyrenees Beagle Mix has a medium-length double coat fur which does require regular cleaning. However, their grooming needs are still less than other dog breeds.
Due to their large size and energetic lifestyle, they require good quality and nutritionally rich food.
They love to eat and can be prone to obesity. So you will have to keep their food intake in check.
The best choice would be to feed them high-quality manufactured dog food, which has lots of proteins and vitamins. I always recommend Orijen for beagles, and I would recommend the same for Beagle Pyrenees Mix too.
Quick Breed Summary
|Height||25 to 30 inches. (at withers)|
|Weight||90 to 100 lbs.|
|Color||Combination of three of two colors (Black, white, brown, orange, lemon)|
|Temperament||Affectionate, loyal, stubborn, friendly|
|Intelligence||4 out of 5 stars|
|Social Skills||High. Friendly with people as well as animals.|
|Friendliness with kids||Great with kids|
|Coat||Medium Length, double coat.|
Quotes From Owners of Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix
Recently, I got an email from Tara Griffiths who adopted a Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix Puppy. And she was nice enough to share some photos and information about this unique mix.
Our dog and his three litter mates looked very much like Beagles! We got him at 8 weeks and he weighed 11 lbs. He’s just over 5 months now and weighs 43 lbs. the vet estimates he’ll be around 75 lbs fully grown. We’ll see! Everywhere we go, people comment on how huge his paws are!
He doesn’t bark all that much, but he howls when we play the piano. His nose is glued to the ground when we go on walks, and he definitely found a rabbit hole in our backyard that he wants to dig up all the time! He loves a good nap and belly scratches. Let me know if you have any other questions!– Tara Griffiths
Yesterday I got an email from another Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix owner, Eric Murray. Here’s what he has to say about his pup Scrappy:
Incredibly loving dogs from day one. She has established a very strong bond with me as the alpha and my has quickly become my daughters best friend.
Extremely playful and loves everyone but is a bit timid around other animals but still plays well.
Not even so much as a hint of being aggressive in any way.
Currently at 4 months she is around 35-40 pounds
Shedding….. oh yes even with more beagle length hair she could provide a full fur coat daily and does not enjoy the bath at all.
Stubborn is a true trait they will pretend to not hear you at all until eye contact is made when she is outside and even then a constant “lets go or come with me” is needed to follow me.
Full of energy she absolutely loves to be outside with a person to run with or play fetch
SNOW!!!! You would think she was a husky she loves the snow and hops around like a rabbit in it and biting it with every hop.
Barking… the rumors are true she is an incredible guard dog that will alert me to a leaf flying past the door and the barking tends to go on for a few minutes after.
House breaking seemed to come natural she did not want to relieve herself indoors ever.
Nails may be the sharpest puppy claws in the world but is quickly learning to keep them down and stop swatting at everyone.
All in all she has been great it is absolutely a mix of 2 very smart, well tempered, gentle, loving dogs mixed into a fur ball of fun.– Eric Murray
Here’s another quote from a Beagle-Pyrenees owner:
Just had my dog’s DNA done and she is 49% beagle (which we knew already), 49% Great Pyrenees, and 2% Mummera Sheepdog.
She is 14 years old and still kicking, although showing her age. She weighs roughly 55lbs. She has overall been a pretty lethargic dog but definitely had more energy from 4months old (when we rescued her) to 2years old and chewed up everything we owned.
She barks a lot at what appears to be nothing and is a master at stealing food of any kind. By far the best dog I have ever owned – Unbelievable temperament even with my own two kids plus various foster children.
Not sure how we got so fortunate with this incredible mix. Once in a lifetime. Trying to figure out how to make her live forever. Lol here are some pictures.– Justin Bennage
However, let me tell you this again, that Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix is a very unique and rare breed. Research has not been done on this breed yet.
If you somehow, can find this breed and planning to get it, then I am sure you are going to have a loving, affectionate, and playful companion. I would appreciate it if you could reach me out and share a few photos of this breed.