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Great Pyrenees/Anatolian

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:20 am
by wacocowboy
What is the point in crossing the Anatolian with Great Pyrenees? Almost all the puppies I see for sale are a cross.

Re: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:24 am
by branguscowgirl
wacocowboy wrote:What is the point in crossing the Anatolian with Great Pyrenees? Almost all the puppies I see for sale are a cross.

Hybrid vigor! :mrgreen:

Re: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:38 am
by TexasBred
branguscowgirl wrote:
wacocowboy wrote:What is the point in crossing the Anatolian with Great Pyrenees? Almost all the puppies I see for sale are a cross.

Hybrid vigor! :mrgreen:

True. I only know what I've been told but that is that the cross is more intelligent, and a better working dog. Pyrenees are good but just not as good. Seem to want to wander off more and play with the kids (which they're great with). Others probably know much more about them than I.

Re: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:44 am
by 4x4dually
All I can say is that the cross HAS to be more intelligent than crossing a Pyrenees and a Blood Hound. She thought she could whip a crude oil tanker...she lost. ;(

Sweet heart....but dumb as a box of schidt.

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Our Anatolian is huge and lazy but protects the house really well. She is 9.

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Re: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:51 am
by Alan
We have that cross for one of our dogs, although he looks more like a Pyrenees. Very, very friendly and smart dog........ But his biggest problem is he barks all night and sleeps a day.

Re: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:54 am
by 4x4dually
Alan wrote:We have that cross for one of our dogs, although he looks more like a Pyrenees. Very, very friendly and smart dog........ But his biggest problem is he barks all night and sleeps a day.


With all the rural burglaries out here as of late, that isn't always a bad thing. $.02

Re: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 4:33 pm
by GMN
i prefer the straight Pyringes-great dogs-good guardians, another great family dog and guardian is a Newfoundland-Ihave one of those and he is just the best dog in the whole wide world!!

Re: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 2:43 pm
by TexasBred
GMN wrote:i prefer the straight Pyringes-great dogs-good guardians, another great family dog and guardian is a Newfoundland-Ihave one of those and he is just the best dog in the whole wide world!!

My first pyrenees was a great guard dog. Stayed with the cows most of the time and patrolled constantly it seemed. The next one wanted to just be a pet and play with the other dog and the kids......she would go out with the cows occasionally but just didnt' seem as interested.

Re: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 4:12 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
TexasBred wrote:
GMN wrote:i prefer the straight Pyringes-great dogs-good guardians, another great family dog and guardian is a Newfoundland-Ihave one of those and he is just the best dog in the whole wide world!!

My first pyrenees was a great guard dog. Stayed with the cows most of the time and patrolled constantly it seemed. The next one wanted to just be a pet and play with the other dog and the kids......she would go out with the cows occasionally but just didnt' seem as interested.


So she was a "Not quite so Great Pyrenees" then?

Re: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 2:18 pm
by TexasBred
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
GMN wrote:i prefer the straight Pyringes-great dogs-good guardians, another great family dog and guardian is a Newfoundland-Ihave one of those and he is just the best dog in the whole wide world!!

My first pyrenees was a great guard dog. Stayed with the cows most of the time and patrolled constantly it seemed. The next one wanted to just be a pet and play with the other dog and the kids......she would go out with the cows occasionally but just didnt' seem as interested.


So she was a "Not quite so Great Pyrenees" then?

:lol2: :lol2: Yeah....just rode the clock.