Breed - Retriever or Pyr

by Deborah
(San Diego, Ca)

8 weeks old

8 weeks old

I purchased a English Cream Golden Retriever but everyone tells me that he is a Great Pyrenees. He’s white, 2.5 yrs old and weighs 105 lbs. He gained 10 lbs a month for his first year. I put him on a diet trying to loose weight but he doesnt seem to loose! We walk daily and he loves being outside. He loves to see people and be in the know. I just don’t know if he’s an obese golden retriever and I worry about his weight or if he’s a small Great Pyrenees and his weight isn’t a problem. How do I know???

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Oct 30, 2018
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Breed
by: Donna

This is very unfortunate if he isn't a Retriever. Does he have double dew claws on his rear legs? That is, two nails per hind leg, one pad per nail.

Personally, the photos are small but he does look like a Retriever. It's always hard to tell from photos. Perhaps he is a mix.

If he is from an AKC breeder (American Kennel Club) or a reputable breeder, they wouldn't have given you a Pyr. He will have come with a contract which you will have signed.

Talk to the breeder about his weight. You'll have seen the parents so you would know what he would have looked like as he matured.

Pyrs are a far cry from a Retriever. If he is a Pyr mix or a Pyr, do your research.

Oct 30, 2018
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Coat
by: Anon

His coat looks to be Retriever. Check to see if he has dew claws.

Nov 05, 2018
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Golden Retriever
by: Anonymous

He looks like a large cream Golden!

Nov 08, 2018
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DNA
by: Kim

Knowing that my pup’s dad was purebred Great Pyrenees and the mom a Pyrenees cross, I sent a DNA swab to a reputable DNA company and sure enough, result came back 80% Great Pyrenees. I did not tell them what I thought the dog was nor did I send a picture. Why don’t you DNA your dog? Check out the website.

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