Collie Pyrenees:Shorthaired collie and Pyrenean Mountain Dog Mix

Hybrid Breed

Shorthaired collie + Pyrenean Mountain Dog


Origin and history of the Collie Pyrenees

The Collie Pyrenees is a fascinating hybrid breed created by crossing a Collie and a Pyrenean Mountain Dog. This mix combines the elegant characteristics of the Collie with the imposing stature of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog. Although the Collie Pyrenees is not a recognized breed, it is enjoying growing popularity as a designer dog.

Suitability and attitude

The Collie Pyrenees is well suited for experienced dog owners and active families. Because of his intelligent and docile nature, he is ideal for people who like to keep their dog busy and mentally challenged. He adapts well to living in a home with a garden, as long as he gets enough exercise and mental stimulation.

Alternate Name -
Origin Scotland - France
Life expectancy 10 - 14 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible characteristics of the Collie Pyrenees

The Collie Pyrenees combines the best characteristics of the Collie and the Pyrenean Mountain Dog. Here are some character traits he is likely to exhibit:

  • Intelligent and docile, the Collie Pyrenees is known for his intelligence and quick thinking. He is easy to train and enjoys mental challenges.
  • Loyal and protective: He is loyal to his family and shows a natural protective instinct. The Collie Pyrenees can be an excellent watchdog and is eager to defend his loved ones.
  • Gentle and Friendly: Despite its imposing appearance, the Collie Pyrenees is generally gentle and friendly. He is good with children and other pets and often displays an affectionate nature.
  • Active and energetic: Due to the energetic nature of both parent breeds, the Collie Pyrenees requires ample exercise and mental stimulation. He likes to be active and enjoys long walks and outdoor playtime.
  • Family Friendly: The Collie Pyrenees is an excellent companion for families. He is patient and affectionate with children and can integrate well into family life.

With proper care and training, the Collie Pyrenees will become a loyal and loving companion who will enrich the lives of his owners.

Health and care

The Collie Pyrenees is generally a hardy dog, but as with any breed, certain health problems can occur. These may include hip dysplasia, eye disease, and heart problems. Regular vet exams and a balanced diet are important to maintain the health of this mixed breed.

In terms of grooming, the Collie Pyrenees needs regular brushing to keep his coat tangle free and to remove dead hair. The ears should be checked regularly for cleanliness and cleaned as needed. Teeth should be groomed regularly and nails should be trimmed as needed.

Collie Pyrenees is a large and majestic dog with a shoulder height of about 58 to 71 centimeters and weight between 25 and 40 kilograms. Its appearance is a successful combination of the characteristics of both parent breeds. He has a dense and medium-length coat in various colors such as white, cream, gray or black. His eyes are often expressive and his ears can be either erect or semi-pendulous.

Fur length long - medium
Fur flat coated -
Ear shape Standing Ears - Triangle
Tail fanned out
Anatomy sporty, rugged, massive
Size ♀ 51 - 74 cm
Weight ♀ 21 - 41 kg
Size ♂ 56 - 82 cm
Weight ♂ 25 - 54 kg
Suitable For -
  • MDR1 defect

    The MDR1 defect is a defect in the MDR1 gene that can occur in some breeds of dogs and in humans. This results in the deficient or absent synthesis of a certain protein which is an important component of the blood-brain barrier, leading to hypersensitivity to some drugs.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Metabolic diseases (cystinuria)

    Cystinuria is a hereditary metabolic disease. Affected dogs lack a transport protein for certain amino acids (protein building blocks). In the kidney, the task of this transport protein is a return transport of amino acids from the urine into the bloodstream.

  • The Collie Pyrenees is a cross between a Collie and a Pyrenean Mountain Dog.

  • He is intelligent, playful, friendly, brave and loyal. They are considered great family dogs, good companions with children and other pets.

  • Since they are a longer coat dog, they should be brushed regularly. They should also be put down and vaccinated regularly. Because they are a strong and energetic breed, they need plenty of exercise and activity to stay happy and healthy.

  • Yes, they can certainly be trained. They respond well to consistency and motivating rewards, which makes training easier.

  • Yes, this dog may have allergic reactions to certain foods or skin conditions. It is important to monitor them regularly and make sure their diet is balanced and they are examined regularly by a veterinarian.

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