The Great Pyrenees Husky Mix is a mix between the Great Pyrenees and the Siberian Husky. They are often referred to as a Pyrenees Husky aka Huskenees, a beautiful and fluffy Husky mixed breed dog.
The Great Pyrenees is a calm and mellow guardian dog, and the Siberian Husky is an energetic working dog. A combination of the two, the Pyrenees Husky, makes for a great combination in which the mellow nature of the Pyrenees helps the Siberian Husky settle down a little bit!
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What is a Great Pyrenees Husky Mix called?
A Great Pyrenees Husky Mix is called a Pyrenees Husky, Great Huskenees or simply Huskenees.
How much is a Great Pyrenees Husky Mix?
Great Pyrenees Husky Mixes will cost approximately $800 to $1,200 from a breeder.
Where to buy a Great Pyrenees Husky Mix?
Great Pyrenees Husky Mixes are not common. So we recommend Googling ‘Great Pyrenees Husky Mix for sale’ or ‘Pyrenees Husky for sale’. Hopefully Google shows you one near you!
Pyrenees Husky Traits & Characteristics
Traits Summary Table
|Traits||Great Pyrenees Husky Mix|
|Eye Color||Brown, blue or both!|
|Coat Color||White, tan, gray, reddish brown, black, tan, agouti, brown, red, and sable.|
|Shedding||Yes, year-round shedding!|
|Height||23 to 29 inches tall|
|Weight||70 to 90 pounds|
|Temperament||Wonderful, loving and calm personality.|
|Lifespan||10 to 14 years|
|Intelligence||Above average intelligence|
|Physical Activity||Very active|
|Good With Kids?||Great with children|
|Price||$800 to $1200|
|PROS||Affectionate, easygoing and courageous.|
|CONS||Tendency to roam, escape artists and shedding.|
A Pyrenees Husky is a medium to large-sized dog with a lot of fur and a lot of personality to match. It will definitely have a thick double coat and may have some of the signature Pyrenees feathering on its abdomen and legs.
It will also have a long and low-hanging tail and large paws. It may have the tall triangular ears of the Husky or the triangular folded ears of the Pyrenees.
The Great Pyrenees is often known for its remarkable all-white coat. But some Great Pyrenees also can have tan, gray, reddish brown, or even badger markings as well. Most often, the color is seen on their face and ears as well as their back.
Siberian Huskies have a wider range of colors and patterns, including black, tan, agouti, brown, red, and sable which can all be in either piebald or saddle-back markings.
A mix between the two may be a perfect blend of the two parent breed’s colors or may take after one parent more so than the other.
They can have brown eyes like the Great Pyrenees, or they can have blue eyes from the husky side, or one of each.
Coat & Shedding
Because both parent breeds have a thick double coat, it is certain that a Pyrenees Husky will also have the same thick double coat and will likely shed a great deal year-round.
Shedding often gets especially severe during the changing of the seasons, such as winter to spring and summer to fall.
Frequent brushing, as well as a good vacuum, will be necessary to keep your home from looking like a winter wonderland!
The Great Pyrenees is a dog that is certainly large and in charge. Males typically stand at about 27 to 32 inches tall and weigh more than 100 pounds. Female Great Pyrenees stand at about 25-29 inches and weigh more than 85 pounds.
The Siberian Husky, on the other hand, is quite a bit smaller. Male Siberian Huskies stand between 21 and 23.5 inches tall and weigh between 45 and 60 pounds, and female Siberian huskies stand between 20 and 22 inches tall and weigh between 35 and 50 pounds.
A mix between the two will likely be a big dog that is just a bit smaller than the average Great Pyrenees. A Pyrenees Husky will likely stand between 23 and 29 inches tall and weigh between 70 to 90 pounds.
Temperament & Personality
Pyrenees Huskies have a wonderful, loving, calm personality and are devoted to their family.
Though they are usually quite zen-like thanks to their Pyrenees parent, they aren’t shy about springing into action if they feel like their herd or family is in need of protection.
They can also be a bit wary of strangers because of their guardian instincts but will likely relax as soon as they know the person is friendly and welcomed to the home.
The average Siberian Husky has a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. The Great Pyrenees has a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years, which is quite good considering how large of a dog the Great Pyrenees is.
Overall, both parent breeds are quite healthy dogs, so a mix between the two is likely to live between 10 and 14 years.
Further reading: How old is my Husky in humans years?
Great Pyrenees were originally bred to be quite intelligent, especially through instinct. When guarding and protecting their flock or herd, they didn’t rely on human guidance and instead did what they wanted and followed their own instinct.
This, combined with the Siberian Huskies’ propensity for stubbornness, can make for a dog that is quite intelligent but also a bit indifferent to its owner’s commands.
They are smart enough to know exactly what you are telling them or asking them, but they often take their sweet time deciding if they want to comply.
Pyrenees Huskies are relatively active dogs depending on which parent breed they take after more.
Pyrenees are active in bursts of energy. For example, if they were working in their original capacity as a guardian dog and they saw a predator approaching, they would launch themselves into action and do whatever was needed to protect their herd.
When not threatened, though, they were often content to just slowly patrol their perimeter or take a snooze alongside their herd or flock.
Siberian Huskies, on the other hand, prefer to be busy and active and greatly benefit from having an active job to do or playing.
Are Great Pyrenees Husky Mixes Good With Kids?
Generally speaking, Pyrenees Huskies are quite good with children. However, because they are so large and sometimes so active, they can bump into little ones.
Additionally, they may not be the most patient breed around poorly behaved children. It will be important to teach children good manners around dogs so they don’t scare or irritate the dog by grabbing, pulling, or screaming.
Speed, Strength & Endurance
Great Pyrenees are incredibly strong dogs, and while they won’t likely win any rewards for being the fastest dog around, they can definitely kick it into high gear when they feel that they need to.
Siberian Huskies, however, are quite fast and have a great deal of endurance. When combined, a mix is created that has a great amount of all three qualities of speed, strength, and endurance.
Pyrenees Huskies are sweet, well-mannered dogs, but they can also get themselves into a fair amount of trouble.
With the Pyrenees’ tendency to roam and the Husky’s impeccable escaping abilities, these dogs require either a lot of land away from busy roads with a GPS tracking collar or a fenced-in yard with durable Husky-proof fencing.
Moreover, because both parent dogs are working breeds, these dogs need a job to do. For some, that can be as simple as patrolling the yard, but others may require a bit more activity.
If bored, the Pyrenees Husky can easily become destructive.
Visit our Husky Behavior hub to learn more.
History & Origin of the Great Pyrenees Husky Mix
The modern-day Siberian Husky breed can trace its heritage back to some 4,000 years ago in northern Siberia. Here, the Siberian Huskies’ ancestors were bred by the Chukchi people, a nomadic hunter-gatherer tribe of people who called the region home.
They created a breed of dog who provided companionship, as well as an extra source of heat during the long, cold nights! The dogs would cuddle up with their families in their tents to keep everyone warm. Moreover, they helped haul goods across the cold, rugged terrain on sleds as the people traveled.
Similarly, the Great Pyrenees is also an ancient breed whose history goes back some 11,000 years ago. It is believed that the breed evolved from the white mountain dogs in Asia Minor during that time.
Eventually, the dogs made their way to Pyrenean Mountains, separating France and Spain around 3,000 B.C. Fossils of the Great Pyrenees dating from this time period had been found in the region, confirming the theory. These dogs were used by shepherds to help guard and protect their flock.
Great Pyrenees Husky Mix
Pyrenees Husky mixes are not incredibly common but have slowly started to become known more so in recent years.
There are some breeders who truly love both breeds and are trying to create a mix with the best qualities of the two breeds combined.
Other Pyrenees Husky mixes may be born from accidental litters from unneutered or unspayed pet dogs or even strays. These can sometimes be found in rescues and shelters, so it is not a bad idea to check in these places first if you think a Pyrenees Husky might be the dog for you!
How to Take Care of a Great Pyrenees Husky Mix
Pyrenees Huskies benefit greatly from having a high-quality dog food diet. They do best with a high protein, moderate fat, and low carbohydrate diet that also has vitamins and minerals from whole food sources.
They also need to eat quite a bit of food, so the usual recommendation is for them to eat 4 to 6 cups of food daily, split into two meals a day.
However, this can vary based on the size of your dog and how active your dog is, so be sure to follow the feeding guidelines that come with your dog’s food.
Visit our Husky Nutrition hub to learn more.
Depending on which parent breed the Pyrenees Husky is more similar to, it will need varying degrees of exercise. A couple of walks every day would likely be sufficient for the Pyrenees, but a Husky may need more vigorous activity like hiking or jogging.
Other ways of incorporating exercise into their day include:
- Playing a game of fetch
- Going for a bike ride
- Or even going to doggie daycare a few days a week.
Sometimes though, your dog will tell you when it needs a bit more exercise and will start doing zoomies! That’s when you know your dog is ready for some playtime. 😂
Further reading: How much exercise does a Husky need?
While a Pyrenees Husky should never be shaved except in cases of medical necessity, they do still require fairly extensive grooming to keep their coats in good shape.
They are double-coated dogs and shed a lot, so the best thing to do is frequently brush the dog out. Once a week at the very minimum, but the more you do it, the more manageable the fur and the shedding becomes. A metal comb, slicker brush, deshedding brush, or rake will all be essential tools in your grooming kit.
While not frequently necessary, Pyrenees Huskies sometimes do benefit from the occasional bath. In the winter time especially, their fur can get very dry, so a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner will really help add some moisture and softness back into their fur. Baths and blowouts can also help decrease shedding, too.
Training a Pyrenees Husky mix is definitely one of the more difficult aspects of owning this mixed breed. The stubbornness of the Husky and the independence of the Pyrenees makes for a challenge. The best thing you can do is to start training early and be patient.
Also, remember to try to maintain your sense of humor. You’ll need it! Only use positive reinforcement, as Pyrenees Huskies are sensitive creatures who can be easily upset and offended if yelled at.
They’ll remember negativity and likely won’t be as receptive to training in the future. A simple “No,” should be sufficient if you need to scold the dog. Otherwise, do your best to keep it positive.
Also, keep training sessions short and sweet. If you can end the training session on a positive note before the dog starts to get bored or uncooperative, you’ll have far better luck in future training sessions.
Visit our Husky Training hub to learn more.
The puppy stage is one of the best parts of being a dog parent. Just think of how cute a fluffy Pyrenees Husky puppy would be! No matter how cute they are, though, they are still a lot of work. Start training early on to ensure you have a well-mannered companion.
Further reading: Why does my Husky sleep so much?
Overall, Pyrenees Huskies are a healthy mixed breed. But there are some health concerns that they may be more prone to experiencing.
For example, both parent breeds are prone to:
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Luxating patellas
- Progressive retinal atrophy
Great Pyrenees specifically are more likely to develop:
- Sub Aortic Stenosis
- Osteochondritis Dessicans
Regular check-ups and preventative care with a veterinarian, along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, will help keep these dogs in good health.
Visit our Husky Health hub to learn more.
Great Pyrenees Husky Mix Price
Because this mixed breed isn’t all that common, it can be difficult to estimate how much one might cost. However, looking at the parent breeds will help us come up with a fair estimate.
A Great Pyrenees puppy from a reputable breeder will cost between $1,000 and $2,500. A Siberian Husky from a reputable breeder will likely cost between $800 and $1,500.
Therefore, a Great Pyrenees Husky Mix’s average cost will be $800 to $1,200.
This mixed breed can also sometimes be found in shelters or rescues where the cost may not be as high.
Visit our Husky Price hub to learn about maintenance costs.
Pros & Cons
Pros: Affectionate, easygoing and courageous
Cons: Tendency to roam, escape artists and shedding
Great Pyrenees Husky Mix Alternatives
Here are some Husky mix alternatives that can also be big in size:
- Bullmastiff Husky Mix
- Great Dane Husky Mix
- Great Pyrenees Husky Mix
- Wolf Husky Mix
- Rottweiler Husky Mix
- Cane Corso Husky Mix
The Pyrenees Husky is a courageous and adventurous mixed breed that can be a great fit for many families. Though they like their independence, they also like to cuddle, and what could possibly be better than cuddling up with a huge fluffy dog?
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