Breed - Retriever or Pyr

by Deborah
(San Diego, Ca)

8 weeks old

8 weeks old

8 weeks old
6 mo old
9 mo old
2 yes 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???

Comments for Breed - Retriever or Pyr

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 30, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Coat
by: Anon

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

Nov 05, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Golden Retriever
by: Anonymous

He looks like a large cream Golden!

Nov 08, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Bella

    Jan 21, 19 01:00 PM

    Bella was born April 17, 2018 to a Great Pyrenees/Maremma father and full Sarplaniac mother. This was not a planned pregnancy and the breeder we purchased

    Read More

  2. Henry

    Jan 21, 19 11:31 AM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* DOB: 26. August 2017 This boy came to us because he was having seizures but he lived in a home that was also a daycare. When Henry

    Read More

  3. Heat - Pyr/Anatolian mix

    Jan 14, 19 10:54 AM

    How will this dog fare in S.W. Florida heat?

    Read More

  4. Heat cycle

    Jan 11, 19 02:49 PM

    How often do Great Pyrenees cycle? And when would be the best time to breed them during the cycle?

    Read More

  5. Yuki

    Jan 11, 19 06:16 AM

    She must go to a home with escape proof fencing. In her case, we will consider training on an electric fencing because of her escape issues. A large dog

    Read More

  6. Coat Length

    Jan 11, 19 06:14 AM

    My puppy is 6 months old and has short hair similar to a lab. With his hair grow longer?

    Read More

  7. Poop - Concern?

    Jan 07, 19 11:22 AM

    Our 13 year old female recently started to poop while she is walking dropping one poop each couple of feet while walking, where she is. During this time,

    Read More

  8. Chloe

    Jan 04, 19 06:58 AM

    Chloe is looking for a loving family. DOB: April 24, 2018 Crate-trained: Yes Behaviour with people: Good with all ages who know how to behave with dogs.

    Read More