Are you interested in large Doodle mixes? If so, then the Pyredoodle might be a dog worth checking out. This dashing designer breed is a huge protective family dog that is great to have around.
You might have heard of them under their other names, the Pyrepoo, Pyreneesedoodle, and Pyreneespoo.
Unlike some big breeds, this dog’s size is not intimidating as it has a calm and laid-back nature. They’re not difficult to dogs either, most of the time, they’re quiet, and at the most, they will bark to alert you if a stranger is nearby.
However, more than their calm and gentle nature makes them a Doodle perfect for families. To know more about their amazing qualities, keep on reading.
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Little-Known Facts About the Pyredoodle
Here are some cool facts you might want to know about the Pyredoodle:
- Their parents are gentle too
It’s no surprise that the Pyredoodle is not aggressive as both of its parents were gentle dogs! Even their Great Pyrenees parent was commonly called a gentle giant.
- They have various coat colors
Many people think that a Pyredoodle only comes in one coat color, white. This is a dog breed that comes in many colors, which are cream, apricot, white and black. Sometimes they can have a mix of colors or come in a solid one.
- The Pyredoodle is more independent than you realize
Sometimes Pyredoodles might look like they are demanding a lot of attention; however, it’s not true. They’re quite independent dogs that love to be let off the leash now and again.
What’s the Pyredoodle Price?
The cost of a Pyredoodle is not always the same based on the location you’re in the world. It can vary depending on your location, litter size, puppy linage, appearance, and popularity. However, on average, you can expect to pay between $700-and $2,800 for one of these puppies. Sometimes, they can cost up to $7,000 or more if they’re being entered for shows.
Most of the time, these dogs fall at the average price of $1,200, making them not the most expensive Doodle that exists.
Just make sure that you factor in other costs like vet bills, food bills, toys, furniture, and more, as this can cost a lot more than their initial price. It’s also best if you get them from a specialist breeder, as otherwise, you could run the risk of getting them from puppy mills, and they may have been neglected.
Are Pyredoodles hypoallergenic
If you’re someone who suffers from many allergies and is known to sneeze, itch or swell up when dogs are around, you should be ok with a Pyredoodle. This designer dog is as close to hypoallergenic as a dog can get. As no dog is completely hypoallergenic. Even though they have heavy coats, this is a Doodle that does not shed much. Therefore being an excellent dog to own for allergy sufferers.
Temperament & Intelligence
The Pyredoodle is an incredibly loyal, charming, and smart breed to own as a pet. As they descend straight from the Standard Poodle, they tend to inherit the intelligence from them. Sometimes their high intelligence can be a downside, as this dog can get bored easily if you don’t provide it with enough mental stimulation like brain games and exercise sessions.
Are Pyredoodles Good for Families?
The Pyredoodle is an excellent family dog to own. They’re easy to train if done from an early age. However, they need to be socialized properly, as Pyredoodles have a habit of being shy, and it may take a bit more persistence. In addition to this, they make fantastic watchdogs and are very warm and kind towards the people in their homes. This is a Doodle that thrives off attention and playing with children.
Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?
As long as they’re socialized properly, they get on well with other animals in your home. However, you’ll want to ensure that you introduce them slowly.
Food & Diet Requirements
As Pyredoodles are a large breed, you must feed them a lot of food. However, as these dogs get a bit older, their nutritional needs might vary. For instance, if you own a Pyredoodle puppy, their intake should be up to 1670 calories a day once they weigh 60lbs. Similarly, their food should have a high calcium and phosphorus content. It’s often best to split their intake up to 2-3 meals a day, with some treats.
When they turn into adults, they should have around 2200 calories each day. In adulthood, the food they should eat should be high in protein and low in carbs. However, with most Pyredoodles, there’s no specific diet for them to eat; they should just eat dog food with an ample amount of vitamins, nutrients, protein, and calories. If you’re not sure what to feed them, just ask your vet.
💡 Other similar large and designer doodle breed, similar to the Pyredoodle, is the Malamoodle, so make sure you check it out as well.
Pyredoodle Full-grown sizes
On average, a Pyredoodle can grow up to 22-32inches/56-82cm and weigh between 85-100lbs/39-46kg.
If fed a good diet, looked after well, and taken for regular exercise, the Pyredoodle can live for 10-12 years.
A Pyredoodle will need at least 30-60 minutes of exercise every day. This exercise does not have to be just walking; their needs can be met through hiking, swimming, jogging, and more. Sometimes a Pyredoodle might display a lazy streak and may require additional motivation for you to get them walking. When exercising a Pyredoodle, you do it for an hour or two just before or after they’ve eaten to stop them from bloating.
As the Pyredoodle is known for its intelligent nature, they’re a dog that’s quite easy to train. Sometimes they may inherit a stubborn streak from their Pyrenees parent, making them slightly more challenging than other Doodles to train. However, with persistence, consistency, and positive reinforcement, you should be able to train them easily. You should never yell or shout at this breed, as they tend to be quite shy, and it will only make them more timid.
Regardless of what coat it inherits, you should brush it regularly to stop it from matting. The best way to do this is to get a comb to remove the tangles. You should also take the Pyredoodle to a professional groomer every 6-8 weeks. If you take them for regular grooming, it will reduce their risk of skin issues and problems. You should also brush Pyredoodle’s teeth 2-3 times a week to stop them from getting gum disease.
Health and Conditions
Most of the time, the Pyredoodle is a healthy breed. If they do have any health conditions, it’s most likely from either their Great Pyrenees or Poodle parent. Such conditions they could potentially have are:
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Thyroid problems
To avoid this, always make sure you take your Pyredoodle to the vet for regular health checkups.
Male vs. Female Pyredoodle
There are not many gender differences with the Pyredoodle. Apart from the male being taller and heavier, the only different characteristic they have is they are slightly more stubborn than the females.
Overall, the Pyredoodle is a lovely family-friendly doodle to own. They’re gentle, loving, and can be easy to train if you’re consistently doing so. They cost between $700-and $2800, making them not as cheap or expensive as some Doodles. They’re also a big breed to own that does not shed much either.
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Marko is the founder and author at PoodleHQ, where he leverages his expertise and passion. With three generations of poodles under his care, Marko is a lifelong enthusiast of the breed and all animals, bringing his love and appreciation to his work every day.