Pyrenees mix as LGD

by Gen
(Cullman, AL USA)

Looks more Pit

Looks more Pit

I know it is highly recommended not to use mixed breeds for LGDs but I have acquired 2 Great Pyrenees/ Pit mixes who are very good natured. I have them to watch over my small herd of Pygmy goat and protect them from coyotes in my area. Is it possible for them to do their job? They seem to be doing well so far but I’ve gotten a lot of frowns from LGD groups about it. What are your thoughts on this particular situation? Both dogs have the extra toe. One looks more pit while the other could pass for full blooded Great Pyrenees. Both have been good with the goats so far.

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May 13, 2020
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LGD mixes
by: Donna

First, makes sure to neuter/spay them at an appropriate age so they do not wander in search of another male / female.

My understanding is Pit Bulls are not guardian dogs and prefer people. It seems like a hit and miss. You might get lucky and have the LGD genetics come through.

LGDs are not ready to work without supervision until 1.5 - 2 years old. This is when they are starting to mature.

The short-coated pup looks more Pit Bull. The other one is slightly longer-coated but has a Pittie-shaped face.

If they don't work as guardian dogs, make sure to go to a reputable breeder for true livestock guardian dogs.

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by: Abby

Do not ever even consider a cross between that! Also if it's ever a mutt make sure it's two LGD breeds. Preferably use a reputable breeder. This mix is so not good. Please don't. If it's a pet then it will require loads of training and socializing properly.

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by: Gen

Thanks for the advice, Donna! I will work with them and see.

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