Anatolian Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd and Great Pyrenees Mix : Appearance, Temperament, Behavior, Qualities, Training, Exercise, Health Issues, Picture, Height and Weight : nextdogbreed.com
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Anatolian Pyrenees

Overview of Anatolian Pyrenees


Anatolian Pyrenees dog breed is Hybrid dog cross between Anatolian Shepherd and Great Pyrenees. Anatolian Pyrenees is Large in size. Fur of Anatolian Pyrenees is short and rough . Basic origin of Anatolian Pyrenees is none because Anatolian Pyrenees is hybrid dog cross between Anatolian Shepherd and Great Pyrenees. Anatolian Pyrenees is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Fastest and Easiest to train is commonly Intelligent, Confident, Bold, Proud, Independent and Steady. The Anatolian Pyrenees is independent and forceful, responsible for guarding its master's flocks without human assistance or direction like Anatolian Shepherd. These traits make it challenging as a pet; owners of dogs of this breed must socialize the dogs to turn them into appropriate companions. They are intelligent and can learn quickly but might choose not to obey.

These dogs like to roam, as they were bred to travel with their herd and to leave the herd to go hunt for predators before the predators could attack the flock. Therefore, it is recommended to microchip and tag pets.

The Anatolian Pyrenees is not recommended for life in small quarters. They do well with other animals, including cats if they are introduced while still a puppy and have their own space. They mature between 18–30 months. Due to their history, both puppies and adults seem to have little interest in fetching. Rather, they prefer to run and sometimes swim.
Anatolian Pyrenees is available in fawn and brindle.

Height and weight of Anatolian Pyrenees

Adult Male of Anatolian Pyrenees is about 50–65 kg and adult female of Anatolian Pyrenees is about 40–55 kg in Weight.
Height of Anatolian Pyrenees is commonly 74–81 cm.

Common Health Issues of Anatolian Pyrenees


Anatolian Pyrenees is a healthier breed like other hybrid breeds. However Anatolian Pyrenees has tendency to suffer from Lypomas and hip dysplasia.  

Appearance of Anatolian Pyrenees

The Anatolian Pyrenees dog is a muscular breed. They have thick necks, broad heads, and sturdy bodies in most cases. Their lips are tight to their muzzle and they have triangular drop ears. Males stand 660 to 790 mm (26 to 31 inches) tall, females between 680 and 760 mm (27 to 30 inches). They weigh between 40 and 70 kg (90 and 150 pounds), with females on the smaller side and males on the larger side. The coat may be any colour, although most common are white cream, and white with large coloured spots that do not cover more than 30% of the body. Known as piebald, these colours may or may not be accompanied by a black mask and/or ears.

They have a thick double coat that is somewhat wiry, and needs to be brushed 1-2 times a week in warm weather due to excessive shedding. They have very thick hair on their neck to protect their throat. They are seen with docked as well as intact tails. They are a naturally thin animal with a large rib cage and small stomach. They look as if they are heavier than they actually are, due to the thick coat.

Working Class of Anatolian Pyrenees

Basically Anatolian Pyrenees is Guard dog but is also used as Watch and Companion dog.

Training of Anatolian Pyrenees

Anatolian Pyrenees require training in early age like other hybrid dogs. Anatolian Pyrenees is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Anatolian Pyrenees.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Anatolian Pyrenees should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Anatolian Pyrenees

Daily exercise for your Anatolian Pyrenees is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Anatolian Pyrenees is recommended Tuging,Running,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Anatolian Pyrenees with children and other pets

Anatolian Pyrenees are good with children of any age and pets of any size but must socialize your Anatolian Pyrenees in early age.

Special instructions related to your Anatolian Pyrenees

The Anatolian Pyrenees is not recommended for life in small quarters.

User's Anatolian Pyrenees

Lilly (Anatolian Pyrenees) by Lindsey:
We just got a 2 year old Anatolia/pyrenees mix. She was very reserved at first but now has all of the sudden started getting jealous of the other dogs and having extreme food aggression. She has become very mouthy...biting at our hands, arms, etc. What can I do?

Susan Grover (Anatolian Pyrenees) by Susan Grover:
We have two female one year old livestock guardian dogs Anatolian Pyrenees mix. we got them when they were six weeks old and they have lived with the goat herd and in the house as pets both . They sleep outdoors at night when we go to bed they go out with the goats and sleep with them at night and they are with the goats all day and we are also with them a lot during the day. They come in the house and are very well behaved as far as basic commands we did have to be very careful to teach them that it was not OK to use their mouth on us or their paws because they have a tendency to want to do that and since they are so big we decided to not allow them to do that at all and they have been very compliant however they do try it with other people. the problem we have with them is fencing we have 10 acres but it still doesn't seem to be enough so we take them for regular runs on the beach we live on the south Oregon coast so we have a lot of beach for them to run on that that is our greatest challenge is keeping them at home taking care of 10 goats doesn't seem to be enough for them and like I said we do spend a lot of time with them they are very good companions and they like to be with us... and are very affectionate and great hugger's and anytime children are around they heard the children and protect them as if the children were part of the goat herd .

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