Pyredoodles are an intentional cross between a standard Poodle and a Great Pyrenees. Poodles are highly intelligent, non-shedding, and generally healthy.
Pyredoodles are an intentional cross between a standard Poodle and a Great Pyrenees. Poodles are highly intelligent, non-shedding, and generally healthy. By combining the Great Pyrenees with the Poodle, Pyredoodles can be bred in the typical white, the white/black badger look (with the mask), or other colors (poodles come in red, chocolate, apricot, and parti-colors)
Great Pyrenees (also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog) are huge, majestic dogs. Known for their unconditional love for family, guardian instincts against intruders, and elegant thick white coats, Pyrenees are well-known as livestock protectors as well as wonderful family dogs. Poodles are known for their high intelligence and non-shedding fur.
The Poodles' non-shedding coat is hypo-allergenic. Because the poodle coat is the dominant gene, many poodle crosses (often called doodles) get the non-shedding coat. This is particularly the case with thick coated dogs like the Great Pyrenees. Families who want an inside dog appreciate a low-to-non shedding coat that the Pyredoodle offers.
Great Pyrenees can be stubborn & difficult to train. By contrast Poodles are extremely easy to train. They are the most frequently used dog in circus acts or on shows like America's Got Talent, because they are extremely intelligent, eager to please, and easy to train. Pyredoodles are much easier to house train and teach other basic training commands than a pure Great Pyrenees. Most Pyredoodle owners find their Pyredoodle puppy to be eager to please and pleasant to train.
The Great Pyrenees lifespan is usually 10-11 years. On average, doodles live 4-5 years longer than that. Hybrid vigor (the added strength by combining different breeds) causes doodles to typically be healthy. Because Poodles are far less likely to develop Gastric Torsion, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, Addison's disease, or Entropian than Great Pyrenees, the Pyredoodle is much less likely to struggle with these health issues that are common in a purebred Pyrenees.
The Great Pyrenees are known for their incredible watch dog ability, which means that most of them bark--quite a bit. We intentionally cross the Great Pyrenees with very quiet poodles. Although most of the Pyredoodles will be good watch dogs, they typically bark a whole lot less than a 100% Pyrenees.
$1,800 for a male
$2,200 for a female