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Great Pyredane (Great Dane x Great Pyrenees)

Being an outcome of two large breeds, the Great Pyredane looks as mighty as its parents. These dogs have a calmer disposition and do not inherit the Great Dane’s rambunctious nature. They even lack the Great Pyrenees’ strong-willed attitude, displaying an easy-going nature alongside an eagerness to learn.  Breeds more on the Great Pyrenees’ side are likely to shed and drool a lot, not being a suitable option for those on the lookout for a low maintenance breed.

Great Pyredane

Dog Profile

Other Names Great Pyrdane
Breed Registry Details ACHC, DRA, DBR, IDCR, DDKC
Common Physical Features Rectangular head; almond-shaped eyes; high set, hanging ears; long, straight tail
Coat Type Short, soft, glossy; or even short and dense undercoat like the Great Pyrenees
ColoursBlack, white, fawn, brindle, blue
Life Expectancy8-12 years
HeightMale: 75-85 cm; Female: 70-80 cm
WeightMale: 45-55 kg; Female: 35-45 kg
Litter Size3-4 puppies
PersonalityMild-tempered, easy-going, loyal, eager-to-please, independent, slightly reserved
Kids-FriendlyPartially (not a good choice for little ones due to their large size)
Animal-Friendly Partially (gets after smaller pets)
Climate Compatibility High
Care Level Moderate
Exercise Requirements Moderate; Walking (40-50 minutes a day, divided into two walks); Jogging (10 minutes)
Grooming NeedsHigh (if its coat is like the Great Pyrenees); Moderate (if it has a glossy, smooth coat like the Great Dane)
Coat Brushing Regular (Once a day)
Bathing Occasional (Once a month)
Eyes and Ears Cleaning Frequent (Once a week)
Brushing of Teeth Regular (Once a day)
Mouth Cleaning Regular (Once a day since it tends to drool)
Nail Clipping Frequent (Four to five times a month)
Adults 3 to 4 cups dry dog food per day
Puppies ½-11/4 cups puppy food at two months, with the amount increasing till the time it is two years old
Barking CapacityMinimal or Excessive (if it adopts the Great Pyrenees’ barking tendency)
Common Health Problems Hip dysplasia, bloating, heart problems
Origin USA

Did You Know

  • These dogs pose an immensely adorable look when young, resembling a fluffy ball, especially if they are more like the Great Pyrenees.

Suitable Names for a Great Pyredane


  • Charlie
  • Roxie
  • Bhaloo
  • Jimmy
  • Sheru


  • Pari
  • Rani
  • Bulbul
  • Princess
  • Jenny

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