Have you ever heard of this dog breed before? The name itself suggests that a Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix is a crossbreed of a Beagle and the Great Pyrenees. It is somewhat a rare Beagle mix. In this article, we will take you through all the Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix-related information.
But first, let us take a look at the parents of the Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix- The Great Pyrenees and Beagle. Getting an overview of the two parent-breeds will help you understand the Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix better.
Great Pyrenees And Beagle Mix
The Great Pyrenees is a large, intelligent, and powerful dog breed. They usually have a pure white coat, or it comes with a few spots of other colors. The Great Pyrenees help in keeping the wolves away, hence being life-savers for the sheep of snowy mountains.
Pyrenees today are not just limited to watching out for wolves but live with families and also guard them. You will find them loving and full of loyalty. They have become a favorite choice for many dog lovers.
Coming to Beagles, they are an adorable, small, yet smart dog breed. They were famously used for hunting for rabbits and other small animals but went on to be chosen as pets by families. They are affectionate and playful, and you’ll be surprised by their sense of smell. They are also good with the other dogs.
While the origin of the Great Pyrenees is in France, Beagle originated from the UK. They are both lively dogs and are preferred by many.
Traits And Characteristics Of Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix
You must be wondering about the traits and behavioral tendencies of a Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix. We have covered some of the most important aspects of their behavior and appearance below. Hopefully, these features will help you identify a Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix if you come across one.
Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix can be pretty stubborn. They get this trait from both sides of their heredity. It can get a little tough and overwhelming to train them, but eventually, they will come around. You don’t need to worry much; they are as much social and affectionate as they are stubborn.
While Beagles have an okay temperament, the Pyrenees are very calm. This makes the Pyrenees Mixed calm tempered dogs.
2. Size And Appearance:
We already told you that while Beagles are smaller dogs, Great Pyrenees can be huge. A mix of the two results in a big Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix, which is around 25 – 30 inches in height.
Due to the dearth of research on Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix, it would be a little hard to tell what they would look like. However, you can find out more about their coat in the next sub-topic.
Their coat is medium length. It is a double coat. It also comes in tri-colors, like the Beagles. Their double-layered coat keeps them warm in winters, but the hot weather can be a little unpleasant for them. It is best to keep them in a cool area in such hot summers.
You can find a Great Pyrenees Beagle in pure white or pure tan colors. They can also be white with black or brown spots.
Owing to its vast size, Pyrenees Beagle Mix needs ample space to live and move around. It is not a good idea to keep them in a limited space.
If you have a yard in front of your house, it would be the best for them. But another challenge that comes with an open space is that they can try to escape. Since they are independent in nature, they might want to run away. If you wish to avoid that, it would be great to install a fence around your house or yard.
Pyrenees Beagle mix can be your great friends. They have great social skills. They are quite friendly, too. As a bonus, they get along well with kids as well. Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix can prove to be an amazing and fun pet for families.
Also, Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix is not good with being left alone. It might make them anxious, eventually leading to excessive barking. They might also end up chewing on things and destroying them.
How To Care For A Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix?
Here are a few things you need to be cautious of if you are raising a Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix. To be able to take good care of your dog, you should be aware of these points.
You need to provide your great Pyrenees Beagle Mix with good quality and highly nutritious food. They lead an active life and are big in size. This makes it even more essential to meet their food and nutritional needs.
However, they might over-eat, and there can be a tendency of them to get obese. The best would be to keep an eye on their food intake and give them limited food.
Their coats are of a medium- length. They do require being cleaned regularly. However, they are not as high-maintenance in this regard as the other dogs.
3. Exercise Requirements:
It must be quite clear by now that The Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix is energetic in nature. It needs daily playtime, along with at least one hour of everyday walk. When they are still puppies, you will find them extra playful and energetic.
You will have to put in some extra effort in order to train your Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix. It will take time for them to adapt to your commands and understand the tricks. Just like their parents, they can be a little stubborn when it comes to training. With a bit of patience, you can train them well.
Even though Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix is a scarce breed, and very little research has been done on them, we have tried to provide you with the basic information about them. We hope your queries have been answered and that now you have a significant idea about the breed and its characteristics.
If you are thinking of getting a Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix, we support you in this decision. If you already own one, let us know about your experiences with the dog in the comments below.
Dr. Aram Baker has been with Santa Clarita Animal Hospital since 1995 and his special interests include behaviour medicine and dermatology. He graduated from the Cleveland Humanities Magnet Program in Reseda, CA and attended California State University at Northridge where he received a Bachelor’s degree in biology. He went on to pursue his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis. He also spent time in the zoological medicine department at U.C. Davis during his Junior and Senior years. He is dedicated to caring for all pets big or small, young or old with compassion, patience, kindness, and love.