Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesGreat Collie
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupHerding Dog, Hybrid
Bred ForCompanion Dog, Guard Dog
Recognized ByUnknown
Life Span10-13 Years
Ideal Weight60-90 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height22-29 Inches (male and Female)
Fur TypeLong, Fluffy, Rough or Smooth
Common ColorsTri-color, Gray, Black, White, Cream, Red
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsNo
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToGreat Pyrenees

The combination of the Great Pyrenees and the Border Collie result in Collie Pyrenees. It is a large-sized dog breed that is not suitable in an apartment and should be kept in a house with a yard where they can roam freely. It will adopt the personality traits from both of its parents and can be intelligent, calm, playful, and friendly.

Collie Pyrenees has a mixed appearance that it got from both of its parents. It can have long muzzle like Border Collie or short, the round muzzle of Great Pyrenees.

It will have a sturdy body that is covered with a dense coat. Since it has a high activity level, it will only be great with a family that can meet with their energy level.

Temperament, Behavior, Personality

Temperament: The Collie Pyrenees has a mixed temperament from both of its parents. It will have a sweet, calm nature of the Great Pyrenees and playful, active nature of Border Collie. It makes a great family companion with this temperament.

Behavior: The Collie Pyrenees is a working dog that needs to be engaged in some kind of activity always. So, if they do not get anything to do, they will get bored and can be destructive. Therefore, provide them with enough exercise by taking them for a walk, play or hiking.

Personality: The personality of the Collie Pyrenees is gentle, energetic, and friendly. It enjoys being with its people either helping them, playing with them or just sitting by their side.

They are very alert and if they saw some strangers, they will bark to warn their owner. After a proper introduction, they are very warm with strangers as well.

Is Collie Pyrenees Child-Friendly?

Collie Pyrenees is very gentle as well as playful with children. They make a great playmate for small kids as they are gentle that also tolerate their harsh behavior.

Although they are a gentle breed, always teach your kids to behave around dogs. Elder supervision is always necessary whenever letting your dog and kid interact.

Border Pyrenees playing with girls.


Training Collie Pyrenees is not a hard job to do as they are very intelligent and smart. All they need is a consistent and patient leader who understand their temperament.

Use lots of vocal praises and also some delicious treats as the source of motivation for them. Be gentle and never treat them harshly even if they make some mistakes.


  • The Collie Pyrenees is the mix of one large-sized roman shepherd dog (Great Pyrenees) and another small-sized Vikings shepherd dog (Border Collie).
  • While the Border Collie is smaller than the Great Pyrenees, the male Border Collie is always used while crossing these two breeds.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesDeafness, Glaucoma, Hypothyroidism,
Obesity, Patellar Luxation,
Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Coronavirus,
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Parainfluenza,
Canine Distemper, Kennel Cough
SheddingHeavy Shedder
DroolingHigh Drooler
GroomingAverage to High Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 23%-25%
Fat: 5%-8%

The Collie Pyrenees is generally a healthy breed with few genetic health problems.

  • Hip Dysplasia: Since Collie Pyrenees is a large-sized dog breed, it can face the problem of hip dysplasia. It will have a problem with moving from one place to another. Consult a vet for proper and effective treatment.
  • Deafness: It can face the hearing problem which is also mostly genetic. However, deafness will not affect the overall health of your dog and it will only be not able to hear properly. There are many hearing aids in the market that you can get for your dog to make its life easier.


The Collie Pyrenees comes in the following colors combination:

  • Tri-color
  • Gray
  • Cream
  • Black
  • White
  • Red


Collie Pyrenees puppy looking cheerful
Collie Pyrenees puppy looking cheerful.
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Cost: The average cost of the Collie Pyrenees is between $400-$500 USD.


Height: The average height of the Collie Pyrenees is between 20-32 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Collie Pyrenees is between 70-120 pounds.

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