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Have you had the chance to see a Pyredoodle already?
Then you are lucky because this is one wonderful dog. It is a designer breed that is a Great Pyrenees Poodle mix which is known to be one wonderful companion dog.
Don’t be intimidated by its size because it is nothing but a gentle giant. However, get into the bad side of its fur parents and it is guaranteed that you will be facing the protective side of this pooch.
The origin of the Pyredoodle dates back to the ’80s. But it is also likely that this has existed already even prior albeit naturally.
The reason why this fur baby was bred was to create a dog breed that is low to non-shedding. The result? That and more because the Pyredoodle is the representation of everything good about its purebred parent breeds.
Pyredoodle is not being recognized by the American Kennel Club due to its mixed parentage, unlike its Standard Poodle and Great Pyrenees parents. But don’t you fret as there are still many clubs out there that recognize this mixed breed.
Some of them are listed below:
- Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA)
- American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC)
- Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC)
The Great Pyrenees is a large and sturdy dog breed. This is just appropriate since this dog was bred largely for its role in herding and protecting livestock.
From its name, one could already have a clue of its origin. Its ancestry has been traced to the Pyrenees Mountains bordering France and Spain. Aside from being known as the Great Pyrenees in many countries, this dog breed is popularly known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
The Great Pyrenees parent breed of Pyredoodle peaked in terms of popularity in 1800 in many countries, especially in Europe and the United States of America. By then, this dog has already proven its capability as a family dog aside from just being a good assistant to shepherds.
Even now, it still has not lost its appeal to many fur parents especially since it is the epitome of the gentle giant in the canine world.
Who wouldn’t know a Poodle? This a very popular dog and even the dog breed that can be considered as the celebrity of the canine world.
It is hard to think of otherwise particularly since this dog breed frequents dog shows. They are also the common choice for pet dogs among many well-known personalities.
But did you know that aside from beauty, Poodles boost high intelligence as well? In fact, they ranked as the 2nd smartest dog around after Border Collie from Stanley Coren’s dog intelligence test.
The Poodle is already an old dog breed. It is traditionally bred as waterfowl fetchers for hunters. At present, although there are still Poodles that assist hunters on their craft, they frequent many households as companion dogs.
General Information on Dutch Shepherds
- Height15 to 32 in
- Weight85 to 100 lb
- 10 to 12 years
Calm, Moderately-active Affectionate, Intelligent, Protective
Families with kids young and old, Moderately-active single fur parents, Spacious home with an enclosed backyard
Standard Poodle and Great Pyrenees
Like most types of dogs that came from mixed parents, it will not be easy to predict what a Pyredoodle would look like. There are instances when it could look dominantly like one of its parents only. However, it is also not unlikely that its physical attributes would be a perfect combination of its two parent breeds.
It should be also be kept in mind that there are chances that Pyredoodles coming from the same litter could have an entirely different set of physical features from each other.
Because the parent breeds of Pyredoodles are not really that small, it can be expected that these fur babies wouldn’t come small as well. They grow as much as 15 to 32 in tall and could weigh anywhere between 85 to 100 lb.
A Pyredoodle would have an elongated snout and a dark nose at the end of it. It would have either brown or hazel eyes. Its ears could are most of the time floppy. It also has an average-sized tail that is neither too long nor too short.
The coat of a Pyredoodle could either be short or long depending on the parent it inherited it from. It could also be curly, wavy, or straight. For Pyredoodles with a long coat, it could also come with a double coat.
If you are expecting that all Pyredoodles would have a hypoallergenic coat, you can never be more wrong. While some could have this and be easy for those with allergies, other Pyredoodles retain the coat of their Great Pyrenees parent which could, particularly during shedding season.
The coat of a Pyredoodle is mostly a solid white, apricot, black, tan, and gray. But there are times when it could also be a combination of two or more of the above-mentioned colors.
When a Puredoodle has a double coat, you can expect that it is more resilient during winter. But utmost caution should still be taken during the hot season because this could cause them discomfort.
It was previously mentioned that a Pyredoodle’s coat could either be short or long. This determines the type of grooming they would need.
Like in humans, the longer the hair, the higher also the maintenance a Pyredoodle would need. This could even mean daily brushing. For short-haired Pyredoodle, on the other hand, you could get away with at least once a week brushing particularly since such coat doesn’t also usually shed.
The purpose of brushing your Pyredoodle is to ensure that all the dirt and debris that managed to get stuck in its coat gets removed. This also prevents its coat from being a tangled and matted mess. Further, brushing could also help spread evenly the natural oil produced by the skin of your Pyredoodle.
Brushing a Pyredoodle wouldn’t be a hard job. You might as well want to invest in a metal comb and pin brush to get the job done. Many fur parents even find this job relaxing, not to mention, a good bonding experience between the fur parent and the Pyredoodle.
There are times when you would find a Pyredoodle resistant to being brushed. If your Pyredoodle is the same, it is likely that it is not used to the activity or it feels hurt whenever it is brushed due to tangles.
You might want to use a detangling spray to make brushing your Pyredoodle a lot easier especially if you are already noticing the tangle build-up. Another way to approach this is to get your fur baby familiar with the task by starting while it is young. This would help it be more welcoming on being brushed.
It would also help if you will make brushing your Pyredoodle an enjoyable experience by making it some sort of playtime. Plus, rewarding your fur baby afterwards.
Bathing a Pyredoodle doesn’t really need to be a regular affair. In fact, many fur parents do this only when necessary.
If you are not aware, a Pyredoodle produces natural oil to keep its skin moisturized. This also serves as a good way to keep their coat looking healthy at all times. Frequent bathing could wash away this oil and significantly dry the skin of your fur baby.
When you do wash your Pyredoodle, it is important to note that only dog-friendly shampoo, conditioner, and soap should be used. It will be best if the products would be mild to ensure that they won’t hurt your fur baby in case it is sensitive to such products.
Human products are definitely a no-no.
Other Grooming Requirements
The grooming requirements of a Pyredoodle could be daunting, especially for first-time fur parents. While bathing and brushing could easily be done, there are instances when fur parents may need additional help pertaining to a Pyredoodle’s other grooming requirements.
For instance, there is the nail trimming that needs to be done particularly when you are starting to hear the nails of your Pyredoodle clicking against the floor as it moves around. Normally this would be around 2 to 3 weeks interval.
You also need to clean the ears of your Pyredoodle at least once a week to prevent ear wax accumulation which could possibly lead to an ear infection. When you do this, never use any sharp objects including Q-tips. What you should use instead is a cotton pad paired with an ear cleaning solution.
Clean only the outer part from dirt. This is important since the droopy ears of a Pyredoodle could make it susceptible to the build-up of bacteria due to the lack of air circulation. When you notice any discharge and foul smell, this indicates ear infection so you may need to bring your Pyredoodle already to the vet.
The teeth of a Pyredoodle should be brushed too at least 2 to 3 times a week. Doing such could keep tooth decay and tartar buildup at bay. Likewise, only a toothbrush and toothpaste for dogs should be used for the task.
It is understandable that the grooming of a Pyredoodle could be intimidating to a fur parent. If you are feeling such then you could also bring your fur baby to the nearby groomer to help you out with the task.
Professional groomers know what they are doing when it comes to the upkeeping of your Pyredoodle. Plus, it doesn’t also hurt if you would give your fur baby the pampering it needs every once in a while.
Food would be the top source of nutrition for your Pyredoodle. Considering this, it is just right that its diet is carefully planned to ensure that it is only eating what is right and appropriate.
Pyredoodles would have different nutrition requirements throughout the different stages of their lives. They would need different amounts of calories too. The food they have during puppyhood wouldn’t anymore suffice their needs when they reach their full adult state. More so, when they are already in their senior years.
However, there’s no reason to fret about the food requirements of Pyredoodles. With the huge variety available nowadays, you will not have any issues looking for the best dog food for your fur baby no matter its age. All you need to do is to be critical of the dog food that you will choose.
You’d want the source of nutrition for your fur baby to be of the good quality type. It should not be too refined and made up of fillers. It should also be formulated especially for your Pyredoodle. This means that every bite-size should just be right.
The usual choice of fur parents would be dry food or kibble. The ideal serving for an average-sized dog would be about 5 to 5 and a half cups a day broken down into two servings for better digestion. This should be about 2200 calories per day.
The good thing about kibble is that they could easily be available. They are easy to prepare too. But if you don’t want to feed your fur baby such, you could also give it wet food or cooked food.
For the latter though, there may be a need for you to spare some time for food prep. Also, you might want to consult a vet on the right portion and combination that would give your Pyredoodle maximum result.
Right Training Approach
Training is important for Pyredoodles and even other dogs to instill discipline in them. A dog without training tends to misbehave and is known hard to control particularly when it matters the most.
You’d be happy to know that a Pyredoodle is a naturally intelligent pooch. Having a Poodle parent who ranks 2nd as the most intelligent dog breed, you will find that it will be extremely trainable as well, especially when motivated properly.
No matter the size of a Pyredoodle, nothing would work best than positive reinforcement. This means that the approach should be rewards-based – giving your fur baby treats and other forms of rewards for every desired outcome and behavior achieved.
If you don’t have any sufficient treats at hand then you could also use praises as motivation. If you don’t want that, additional rubs and cuddles would do. For a rewards-based approach to work, you should know what would work best as a motivation.
Positive reinforcement would not only make the training process enjoyable for your Pyredoodle but would also make it an activity that it would look forward to. Pyredoodles would be more amenable to training if they are happy and having fun.
Negative reinforcement is never recommended for a Pyredoodle. It would never respond positively to intimidation and especially violence. You will just have a higher chance of scarring it for life and permanently breaking its spirit.
Worst case scenario is that you may even cause your Pyredoodle to turn against you.
Another helpful tip when training a Pyredoodle is consistency. Provide the same command using the same firm voice every single time to prevent any misunderstandings.
It would also work if you are going to keep the training time short to ensure that you have the hundred percent focus of your fur baby. Moreover, it would also be best if you are going to start training it while it is still young. In that way, there will be no room for it to develop stubbornness.
The common mistake most fur parents commit is not training their fur babies from puppyhood. This doesn’t just mean the actual learning of commands but also being able to incorporate to these pooches the difference of right from wrong. The end result is the bad habits of their fur babies are not corrected and these persist even as they become fully matured dogs.
Being the adorable dog that it is, it can be tempting to spoil your Pyredoodle. However, you must resist temptation as this could just cause more bad than good in the long run.
Having a Poodle fur parent, it can be exciting to know that a Pyredoodle would be an easy learner when it comes to teaching it doggy tricks. But before you jumped into anything advanced, might as well start teaching your fur baby the basic training that could help it with its everyday life.
House training your Pyredoodle would be a good place to start. This would prevent it from creating a mess inside your home and would stop you from needing to always clean up after it.
The schedule you will set is vital when you start house training your Pyredoodle. This would determine when you’d need to bring out your pooch so it could establish a routine.
The recommended pattern would be upon waking up, before sleeping, and a few minutes after its meals. With how intelligent a Pyredoodle is, it would be in no time that it would get what you want it to do. It would already know where the right place is to conduct its business that it may even communicate to you when it already needs to go even outside the schedule.
Obedience training is also another useful training for your Pyredoodle. This is because its ability to follow commands could help keep it safe and those people around it. It would also help you control it during tight situations.
Obedience training would include teaching your Pyredoodle to answer to basic commands such as sit, stand, stay, stop, and no. This could also be the foundation in case you want to teach your fur baby advanced training in the future.
Being quite a sizeable dog, leash training may also be important for your Pyredoodle. This would prevent it from just tagging you with all its might wherever it goes. With a Pyredoodle, it could be very easy to be carried away by its strength and you definitely wouldn’t want this to happen while you are walking it around the neighborhood.
Leash training a Pyredoodle would also help prevent it from wandering. Thus, it is less likely to get lost and be involved in different types of mischief.
Lastly, you can also introduce your Pyredoodles to crate training particularly if it is prone to separation anxiety. This would help prevent it from getting depressed when left behind on its own and would help it have its safe space whenever it needs it.
Socialization is another training that should never be overlooked for a Pyredoodle because this would help it grow into a well-rounded dog. A dog that is not well-socialized is prone to be difficult around strangers and new surroundings. This could make it hard to get along with especially if you will bring it with you when you travel.
Socialization will not have difficult training requirements. You can facilitate this even by just walking your fur baby on different streets during its daily exercises. You could also introduce it to friends whenever there are events and even schedule playdates with neighboring dogs.
Further, you can be thorough about the early socialization training of your Pyredoodle by enrolling it in a puppy kindergarten.
Exercise and Physical Activity
Pyredoodles are moderately active dogs that require daily exercise for at least 30-minutes. If this will not be supplemented to them, they are likely to get bored easily which will make them susceptible to destructive behaviors.
Exercise would also have a positive impact on the health and well-being of a Pyredoodle. It would keep its body conditioned and would prevent it from suffering from obesity. The latter is common among Pyredoodles because they are enthusiastic eaters.
Walking is a good exercise your Pyredoodle could go through daily. There are also dog sports like those that are linked to agility and doggy obstacle courses. You could even play games with it such as catch, fetch, and even the good old tug of war.
You will find that playing with your Pyredoodle would not only be a good way to strengthen your bond with it but could also be good for your physical well-being.
If you think your Pyredoode is still not exercised enough, then you may want to buy it toys to supplement its daily activities. This could provide it extended entertainment even after its regular exercises. Find something that would work even if it is playing alone such as puzzles and even a ball.
If you have a backyard that is enclosed and safe for your Pyredoodle to play in, you may also consider giving it sufficient time there. Just ensure that your Pyredoodle cannot easily escape especially when you are not around to provide supervision. While it is not aggressive naturally, you won’t want it to get involved in any accidents.
The size of a Pyredoodle enables it to join its fur parents for adventures such as hiking, swimming, and jogging. If these are among the activities you enjoy, trust that a Pyredoodle would enjoy it too.
You should only take precautions on letting your Pyredoodle go through strenuous activities while it is still developing. Doing this may harm its bones and muscles and could even cause problems such as Hip Dysplasia. Until it is already fully developed, short walks will dog.
Pyredoodles have great stamina. However, they still get tired too. This is something owners should be alert of as these fur babies go through their daily walks and other physical activities.
When your Pyredoodle starts to lag behind during walks and to exhibit heavy panting, these may be signs already that it needs a break. Keep it also hydrated and do not schedule its exercises immediately after feeding as this is believed to cause Bloat.
One of the reasons for designer breeds is to prevent the likelihood of health issues common among inbreeding. While Pyredoodle dogs are naturally healthy, there are still instances when they inherit health problems from their parent breeds. This is particularly when the Great Pyrenees and Standard Poodle that are crossed are in poor condition health-wise.
Below are the normal health concerns Pyredoodle get:
Bloat is a problem impacting the stomach of the affected Pyredoodle. It normally bloats due to air or liquid accumulation which affects the surrounding organs of the stomach. But the worst part is it flips which causes issues on blood circulation and results to shock.
Bloat could be a life-threatening condition because it escalates to an emergency situation within minutes. Most of the time, a pooch suffering from one does not survive. Even if it does, there are instances when the disorder causes irreparable damages.
Pyredoodle suffering from Bloat exhibits extreme drooling. There is also restlessness and whining especially when its stomach is pressed.
The ultimate source of Bloat is still unknown. But many theories claim that it could be caused by eating fast and exercising immediately after. But to date, no experts have attested that this may really be the reason.
Patellar Luxation is a health condition affecting the kneecaps of the affected Pyredoodle. This is when said kneecaps move out of their usual position which causes temporary or permanent lameness to the affected leg.
When a Pyredoodle has a level I or II Patellar Luxation, most of the time it could still correct it on its own. But during severe cases, a vet would normally advise your fur baby to undergo surgery.
It can be said that Patellar Luxation can be painful. Thus, it is required that Pyredoodle suffering from this should get pain medication or treatment.
A Pyredoodle with Patellar Luxation normally has weak legs. It is not motivated to move likely due to the pain it is suffering from. There will be limping and sometimes it losses its ability to bend its knees.
Like Hip Dysplasia, this could also result in arthritis.
Hip Dysplasia is a disorder affecting the mobility of a Pyredoodle. This happens when the ball and socket joint at the hips of this fur baby do not fit as they should. Instead of working harmoniously together, they move against each other which causes friction.
It is said that this disorder could cause extreme pain to the affected fur baby. This also often develops into arthritis after a while.
When a Pyredoodle has Hip Dysplasia, it exhibits lameness on the affected leg. It also has difficulty moving around, preferring to just lie down most of the time. Further, there is limping and a bunny-hopping motion when it finally needs to walk from one point to another.
Pyredoodle that has Hip Dysplasia is observed to have a bigger and more muscular chest while its legs lose their muscle mass. The rationale behind this is that the chest carries the weight of the Pyredoodle as it moves around.
Hip Dysplasia could be hereditary. But it could also be caused by outside forces such as a heavy blow, accidents, or even injuries.
There is no cure for this disorder. But surgery and other treatment could help manage it to make the life of the affected Pyredoodle more comfortable, if not pain-free.
Cushing’s Disease is a disorder wherein there is an overproduction of cortisol in a dog’s body. This is often due to tumor growth in the pituitary gland and could, later on, cause other more serious conditions including kidney disease.
Pyredoodles with Cushing’s Disease could be observed to suffer from hair loss, protruding stomach, lethargy, excessive thirst and hunger, and frequent panting.
Surgery is believed to help Pyredoodles that are suffering from Cushing’s Disease. But many fur parents believe that other types of treatments are preferable because they are less complex and involve fewer risks.
Hypothyroidism is a disorder occurring in a Pyredoodle whose thyroid glands are not able to produce the necessary hormones that aid primarily their metabolism. This could be due to the swelling of the thyroid gland or the opposite. This disorder is believed to impact big dog breeds.
Among the symptoms of Hypothyroidism would include bald patches or thinning patches of hair, especially on the dog’s torso. There is also what would appear as skin infection and ear infection and obesity.
Unfortunately, this disorder has no known cure. Treatment for a Pyredoodle with Hypothyroidism is normally lifetime. If the treatment is done right, a Pyredoodle could still live long and healthy.
In many cases, fur parents would have no guarantee whether or not their fur baby would be hit by the above-mentioned disorders. The likelihood would be small, however, if a Pyredoodle would be sourced only from a reputable breeder.
If you want to prevent your Pyredoodle from any health conditions, one way to do it is through regular visits to the vet. This could prevent the onset of any symptoms from escalating into something that would cause further damage.
A Pyredoodle would have an average life expectancy of 10 to 12 years. However, fur parents shouldn’t expect that this would just happen without effort on their part.
The length of life of their fur babies would still depend on the type of care they are provided. This is starting from the food they eat, down to their exercise requirements, and even medical care.
It could only be expected that your Pyredoodle would live long if it is healthy and it lives a healthy lifestyle throughout its lifetime.
Being a large dog breed, it is easy to get intimidated by a Pyredoodle. But they are far from being monsters and are not even naturally aggressive. In fact, many describe them as sweet and affectionate gentle giants.
A Pyredoodle would just happily welcome its family as they come home at the end of the day with its kisses paired with excited tail wagging. There may also be happy barks and jumping. You can easily get lost with how big of a love a Pyredoodle could give.
It is rare that you will find a Pyredoodle that would bite without provocation. With this breed’s innate intelligence, they could easily and accurately determine what is a real threat or not. And when it determines an actual threat, it could also as easily go into a full protective mode.
The size of a Pyredoodle would make it a good protector. It can be fierce whenever it needs to, especially for its family. This also makes it a valuable watchdog for your home.
There is without a doubt that Pyredoodle is a very calm dog. It is even-tempered and can be very independent.
A Pyredoodle may give you a false impression that it is needy but in truth, it is far from it. Nevertheless, it still enjoys being at the beck and call of its fur parents which makes it a good companion dog.
A Pyredoodle is only a moderately active pooch. It may have no problem keeping up when you feel like having an adventure but it could also equally be happy just lying around and being lazy at home. Thus, it is up to its fur parents to schedule it for its regular exercise needs.
The only downside of a Pyredoodle is that it could inherit the stubbornness of its Poodle parent. This could be a setback during training. But if you will start training it early and correcting bad habits from puppyhood, it is also not difficult to prevent this from happening.
It is also important to be informed that the good temperament of a Pyredoodle does not just happen. It also needs the input of its fur parents. It is noted that a Pyredoodle that is well-trained and socialized is more prone to exhibit good temperament than those Pyredoodles that were not exposed to such.
Pyredoodle As A Family Dog
The good temperament of a Pyredoodle dog breed makes it a good fit for any type of fur parent. Whether you are a single one or one with your own family, it is guaranteed that you will find a Pyredoodle a good companion dog.
A Pyredoodle is an adaptable dog. Having said this, it would be for active and non-active fur parents alike.
It would be a good companion for adventures but at the same time, it would just be happy providing comfort, especially during a rough day. It would stand by you like a silent sentinel just providing support.
A Pyredoodle would also be a good pet if you have children. It may not seem like it due to its size but a Pyredoodle would really be gentle with a child, especially a small one. It has never-ending patience which would work well on children’s antics.
The size of a Pyredoodle would also work well during playtime. It does not have a fragile size that would enable it to hurt easily unlike dogs that are relatively smaller in size. Thus, it would endure even horseplaying with kids.
However, despite the gentleness of a Pyredoodle, utmost supervision should still be provided by fur parents during its interactions, particularly with toddlers. Doing this could help prevent potential accidents from happening.
Likewise, children should also be briefed on how to handle a dog such as a Pyredoodle. Such could prevent potential conflict from arising in the future.
A Pyredoodle would also be friendly and gentle with other pets. This would be instant especially if they were raised together. If not, this is not something socialization cannot fix.
In terms of household size, it is only reasonable that with the size of a Pyredoodle it would also need a spacious home. It would be a big bonus if said home could have a fenced-in yard because this would provide your fur baby enough space where it could freely roam and exercise.
While a Pyredoodle wouldn’t have any issues living in an apartment, it should be large enough for it to freely move without bumping into furniture or breaking anything. Moreover, there should also be a dog park nearby where it could have the freedom to run and play some games with its fur parents or even other dogs. Without this, it is easy for a Pyredoodle to get depressed and resort to destructive behaviors such as gnawing, barking, shredding, and even digging.
The Cost of Getting a Pyredoodle Puppy
If you are decided already to get a Pyredoodle, know that a Pyredoodle puppy would cost you anywhere between USD700 to USD2500 on average. The price would depend on the pedigree, the characteristics, and the unique features of the young puppy you will get.
A Pyredoodle of the first degree – coming from purebred Poodle and Great Pyrenees is known to cost more. So does one with the rare coloring of its Standard Poodle parent and one from a champion line.
Coming from a reputable breeder, you’d know that it wouldn’t also come cheap. But this shouldn’t bother you because definitely, the price to pay would be totally worth it.
Know that reputable breeders have a strict breeding program they follow. The parent breeds they cross are properly vetted and supported by the proper documentation for health and temperament checks. They make sure that the Pyredoodle puppies they produce are really to be proud of and would be great companions. They do not scrimp which reflects on the value of the puppies also.
The price of Pyredoodle puppies from reputable breeders may cost a bit more but this would also give you peace of mind. You’ll know that when you buy from them, you are covered and the Pyredoodle that you are going to get is nothing less than in good condition and health.
Puppy mills do sell Pyredoodle puppies at a slightly lower price. While this could give you a temporary relief in terms of the purchase price, know that the condition of the puppy you will get is not guaranteed. There may be health issues that may appear later on which could cost you a lot more if you have no pet insurance.
Note that medical bills for pets are not cheap.
Considering the Shelters
Buying puppies from reputable breeders wouldn’t just be your only choice if you want to own a Pyredoodle. Designer dog they may be, but there are still circumstances that land them in doggy shelters. It would make a difference in the community if you will choose to give a forever home to a rescue Pyredoodle. Plus, it would even cost you less.
In getting a Pyredoodle from a shelter, you wouldn’t need to worry even if you will get an adult one. As mentioned, Pyredoodles are innately intelligent dogs which means that they could be trained without issues and won’t have problems adapting to a new home.
You will also find that a Pyredoodle will give you its utmost loyalty as long as it knows that you are going to take care of it and give it all the love it deserves.
With all the good characteristics of a Pyredoodle and the advantages of owning one, it wouldn’t be surprising why you’d want one. But before you make the final leap, it should also be taken into consideration the responsibility of getting one.
Getting any type of dog is a serious commitment. You don’t only need to be prepared emotionally but financially as well.
Just so you know, the upbringing of a Pyredoodle could cost you over USD1000 annually. This should cover its food, dog accessories, medical care, and other services. These needs of the Pyredoodle should be met throughout its lifetime because otherwise, this may have a detrimental impact on its health and well-being.
Nevertheless, when you are finally ready to get a Pyredoodle, know that this pooch will never disappoint. Not only would you have a best friend for life but a fierce guard dog too.
Pyredoodles are great dogs to own. They have great temperaments that would make fur parents love them instantly. They may be designer dog breeds but that only makes them all the more special because they represent the best qualities of their parent breeds – the Standard Poodle and the Great Pyrenees. This alone makes them great companion dogs.
Before starting calling nearby reputable breeders though to source a Pyredoodle puppy, you may want first to gauge your preparedness in getting such a pet. Know that this is a commitment that is very serious and could also cost you some bucks.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Are Pyredoodle good dogs?
A: Pyredoodles are great dogs having equally great temperaments. They are very calm and gentle-natured that they would be great family dogs even if you have kids and other pets. They are also moderately active so they could be great companions even if you are not an athlete.
Q: How big will a Pyredoodle get?
A: Pyredoodles are the designer breed produced from the breeding of a purebred Standard Poodle and a Great Pyrenees. From that alone, you would know already that these are not small dogs, In fact, they could grow as much as 15 to 32 in tall and could weigh anywhere between 85 to 100 lb.
Q: How big do mini Pyredoodles get?
A: Mini Pyredoodles are among the rare types of Pyredoodles. Normally, Great Pyrenees are being crossed with a Standard Poodle to produce a Pyredoodle. However, for a Mini Pyredoodle, a Mini Poodle is instead being crossed to a Great Pyrenees.
Mini Pyredoodles would have an average height of 12 to 24 in tall and a weight of about 35 to 55 lb.
Q: How fast do Pyredoodles grow?
A: A Pyredoodle is known to be a fully adult dog when it is already between 12 1/2 months to 24 months of age.