Is this a Great Pyrenees?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by EnglishOrps31, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. EnglishOrps31

    EnglishOrps31 In the Brooder

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    I was told that she was a Great Pyrenees.Is she?She has double dew claws.[​IMG]
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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

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    Looks like a mixed breed to me but I'm no expert.
     
  3. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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    Also no expert, my guess would be a mix with a good bit of Pyr.
     
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Crowing 7 Years

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    with unregisted dogs, dogs from irresponsible breeders, and other similiar situations, there is no way to know for sure. She may be a mixed that is primarily GP. She may have zero GP and be a random mix that happens to have some traits in common with the breed. She could be purebred but very poorly bred, with no concern for the standard. All 3 are possible but, looking at her, one of the first 2 are more likely.
     

  5. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka 8 Years

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    It looks to me like she has a merle coat pattern. Merle occurs in a number of breeds, including several breeds of shepherd, but it wouldn't be found in a purebred Great Pyr. That spells "mix" to me.
     
  6. EnglishOrps31

    EnglishOrps31 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies.What could she possibly be mixed with besides a shepherd?
     
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    Here are some more pics of her.
     

  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    It is very common for Pyrenees to be crossed with other guardian breeds. Anatolians, Maremma, and Leonbergers are all commonly crossed to produce a better overall guardian. If you really want to know, have a DNA test done.
     
  9. dainerra

    dainerra Crowing 7 Years

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    I wouldn't waste my money on the DNA tests. For anything other than paternity, they are notoriously unreliable. Even known purebreds come back as unfathomable mixes from time to time
     

  10. Lucyluvchickens

    Lucyluvchickens Chirping

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    I don't think so, aren't they usually white with no spots? I dunno
     

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