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Doberman Pinscher / Great Pyrenees Mix

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The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The pairing between a Doberman Pinscher and a Great Pyrenees isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter this mix in a rescue.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, you should be prepared for a large if not gigantic animal.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's a challenge to predict the exact personality of any mixed-breed dog, it's especially hard to know what to expect with the Great Pyrenees / Doberman Pinscher Mix. There's a decent chance you will get a strong protector who needs to be properly socialized and managed to keep from over-reacting to imagined threats. Be able to provide lots of mental and physical exercise. A bored dog could be a real problem.