The Pyredoodle is the cross between the Standard Poodle and the Great Pyrenees. They are likely to have originated in the 1980’s as a desperate attempt to produce a breed which sheds moderately.
These dogs are majestic, graceful, and regal compared to any other large breeds. Some Pyredoodles have a short and dense coat while others have a long and thick double coat.
Temperament & Personality
The Pyredoodle can be an excellent watchdog as it is extremely protective of its owner and its family. It is also highly intelligent, loyal and affectionate. These dogs are not good with children. A potential owner should know that this dog barks frequently and some owners say that these dogs are a real head-turner. It loves the attention of everyone and is a great indoor dog.
Pyredoodle tends to be on the lazy side, so daily activities is a must to prevent it from getting obese. Exercise after a meal should be avoided as these dogs are prone to bloating.
Their coat ranges from thick to soft, so grooming ranges from regular brushing to brushing only once a week. Weekly ear inspection and cleaning the wax will maintain its ear health. Trimming the nails once a week will prevent them from growing too long.
Pyredoodles often inherit two health issues from their parents, i.e. Canine Cushing’s syndrome, and Digestive problems. Occasional full body examination once in a month will prevent various health conditions.
They have a keen-to-please personality which makes them an ideal subject for the trainer. Early socialization will be an excellent choice as this breed tends to be bashful towards other dogs and animals.
Pyredoodle tends to get obese quickly, so a high-quality protein-rich kibble diet will prevent it from going bulky. Dry kibbles should be large enough to stop the dog from gobbling the food at once. Daily meals should be divided into two servings according to its overall health. The breed is prone to suffer from joint issues so the diet format should be calcium-rich to prevent joint problems.