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We got this dog from a family member who said she is a golden retriever. As she grew it was clear she was not. We thought great pyrenees at first but now I am not sure. She does not have double dewclaws and her fur is getting more and more curly. This is the most recent photo I have of her. Since this picture, her fur has developed even more curls. She is almost 5 months old and huge.
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Pretty pup.

Without seeing more than just a headshot though, it's hard to tell. She could be an over-sized, very pale, Golden. I've seen some that I thought were Pyrs.

And "huge" can be relative... when I went to the shelter to look at a Doberman described as "a BIG boy", I was surprised that he was so much smaller than I was expecting.
 

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Pretty pup.

Without seeing more than just a headshot though, it's hard to tell. She could be an over-sized, very pale, Golden. I've seen some that I thought were Pyrs.

And "huge" can be relative... when I went to the shelter to look at a Doberman described as "a BIG boy", I was surprised that he was so much smaller than I was expecting.
I'll get some more photos later and post them. She was about 35 pounds at 3 months old. I will weigh her again when I get home but she has grown a lot since then. I used to have a great dane and I had a Rottweiler/bloodhound mix so big to me is big.
 

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I have a Golden Retriever male. My grandparents have two Great Pyrenees. She looks a lot like a Great Pyrenees rather than a Golden Retriever to me. But as LeoRose said I would need to see some different pictures other than a side view headshot. How tall is she from foot to shoulder? Golden females are typically 20 to 22 inches {51-56 cm} from their feet to the top of their shoulder blades. Great Pyrenees females are typically 26 to 29 inches {65-74 cm} from their feet to the top of their shoulder blade. She could be a Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix. but more pictures could help!! You have a beautiful pup by the way!!!!!
 

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I have a Golden Retriever male. My grandparents have two Great Pyrenees. She looks a lot like a Great Pyrenees rather than a Golden Retriever to me. But as LeoRose said I would need to see some different pictures other than a side view headshot. How tall is she from foot to shoulder? Golden females are typically 20 to 22 inches {51-56 cm} from their feet to the top of their shoulder blades. Great Pyrenees females are typically 26 to 29 inches {65-74 cm} from their feet to the top of their shoulder blade. She could be a Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix. but more pictures could help!! You have a beautiful pup by the way!!!!!
She is 21 in at the shoulder right now at almost 5 months and she is roundabout 40 pounds.
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Ok Great Pyrenees are typically 20 or so inches as a female at around 5 or 6 months. Does her tail curl over her back or anything? Any of her features different? Golden Retriever females typically get to 20 or so inches once they are a year or so. Since she is 21 inches she is sounding like a Great Pyrenees or Great Pyrenees mix. Any features like the tail or anything different will help identify maybe.
 

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Sorry lol I have another question. Do her ears fall over or are they pointy? I am thinking she might be a Great Pyrenees/Shiba Inu mix, Great Pyrenees/Samoyed mix maybe, Great Pyrenees/American Eskimo Dog is the one I am leaning to the most though.
 

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Sorry lol I have another question. Do her ears fall over or are they pointy? I am thinking she might be a Great Pyrenees/Shiba Inu mix, Great Pyrenees/Samoyed mix maybe, Great Pyrenees/American Eskimo Dog is the one I am leaning to the most though.
Questions are helpful! Her ears are always floppy and kind of triangle shaped like the first picture.
 

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Ok. I am thinking she might be a Great Pyrenees/American Eskimo Dog mix from her wavy fur and facial features as well as her tail curling up. I could be wrong though. If you want to know for sure you could ask your vet for an ancestorial DNA test on her and it should tell you exactly what she has in her. I tell you what, you look up the Great Pyrenees and American Eskimo Dog and tell me her similarities and differences to both. If you don't have time let me know and I will be glad to do it for you.
 

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Ok. I am thinking she might be a Great Pyrenees/American Eskimo Dog mix from her wavy fur and facial features as well as her tail curling up. I could be wrong though. If you want to know for sure you could ask your vet for an ancestorial DNA test on her and it should tell you exactly what she has in her. I tell you what, you look up the Great Pyrenees and American Eskimo Dog and tell me her similarities and differences to both. If you don't have time let me know and I will be glad to do it for you.
I will thank you! We are going to get a DNA test done sometime soon. If we do I will post the results here!
 

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@LeoRose Very True but the OP's dog's facial features remind me of an Eskie. This is just my opinion though, I am not an expert. What were you thinking she was? I could also just see her being a Great Pyrenees as well.


OMG IT JUST HIT ME!!! She could be a Great Pyrenees/ Wavy Coated Retriever mix. She has the body style and coat. What do you think LeoRose? I would say for me I think either a Great Pyrenees/ Wavy Coated Retriever mix or a Great Pyrenees/Eskie mix. Now that I am thinking about it though, I would have to lean more towards the Wavy Coated Retriever mix. What are your thoughts?
Btw your GSD is gorgeous!!
 

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Okay, Google has failed me with "Wavy Coated Retriever". I know of Flat Coated Retrievers and Curly Coated Retrievers, and even Bearded Retrievers (one of the names used by people striving to develop retriever x Poodle crosses into an actual breed), but the only reference I saw to "Wavy Coated Retrievers" was an article on the foundations of the Golden and Flat Coated breeds.

A Pyr cross is always a possibility, or even a Kuvasz cross, although considering the rarity of Kuvasz, less likely.

And yes, Leo is a beautiful glamor girl. :)
 

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@LeoRose I meant flat-coated, and yes I think a Pyr. cross is a possibility. The OP said they were planning to do a DNA test and see what she has in her. I am interested to see if I was close or not. She a gorgeous dog either way!!
 

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Flatties aren't any larger than Goldens, and considering how uncommon they are, probably about even with Kuvaszik, I'd be skeptical of her being a Flattie cross.
 
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