The Pyredoodle, a large crossbred dog, is the offspring of the Great Pyrenees and the Poodle. Like its parent breeds, the Pyredoodle has a dense coat consisting of straight or slightly curly hair, which is quite profuse about the face, neck, and tail. It is an energetic dog with a well-proportioned body, dark nose, oval eyes, and an elegant appearance.
|Other Names||Pyreneespoo, Pyrepoo, Pyreneesdoodle, Great Pyrenees Poodle Mix|
|Coat||Long/short, thick, wooly|
|Color||Gray, silver, white, brown, brindle, apricot, black|
|Group of Breed||Working|
|Weight||85-100 lbs (38.6-45.4 kg)|
|Size/Height||Big; 15-32 inches|
|Size of Litter||2-4 puppies on average|
|Temperament||Affectionate, intelligent, calm, devoted, courageous|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA|
While the Pyredoodle’s demeanor is of loyalty, patience, and gentleness, it makes a great guard dog being protective of its family. Its natural fearlessness and alertness combined with its big stature give it an imposing guardian-like appearance. It is independent and stubborn by nature, often seen working on its own or figuring out things. This pet is typically wary and reserved with strangers and may bark if it senses danger. However, it will quickly settle down once it finds that its owner is at ease with the stranger. The dog thrives with its family and can become destructive when left alone or separated from its family members. It is also loving and amiable with young children as well as small pets in the family.
These dogs are somewhat difficult to train due to their strong-willed and assertive nature. Therefore, they need an experienced owner who could establish leadership with firm and consistent training.
An adult Pyredoodle requires about 4-5 cups of dry food each day.