Updated on 05/11/2021 by Sadie

Pups don’t come any more loving and loyal than this. The Pyredoodle, also known by the names of Pyrepoo and Pyrenesedoodle, is a cross between a Standard Poodle and a Great Pyrenees. These dogs are the ideal family pets, especially due to their gentle yet fiercely protective nature. The Pyredoodle will make a great addition to any loving home, and if you’re a single person on the lookout for a new best friend, look no further! The Pyredoodle is made up of 100% BFF material.


Origin & History of Pyredoodles

Like most other members of the Doodle clan, the origin of the Pyredoodle is difficult to trace. These pups may have existed through accidental breeding for a long time before any intentional efforts to breed the Standard Poodle and the Great Pyrenese began. Breeders probably start mating these two breeds to get the Pyredoodle in the late 2000s. The place of origin is most probably North America. Although this breed is a relatively new addition to the Doodle family, they have a large fanbase comprised of breeders, dog owners, and loving admirers across the world. Looking at this pup, we can understand why!

Personality and Temperament

This one’s a big pup! However, don’t be fooled by their intimidating size. These are the most gentle and loving dogs around. The Pyredoodle is highly affectionate and loyal. They are also known to be rather protective of their families and will alert you with a bark or two if they sense any danger. Their big size works to ward off any potential threats, but don’t count on your Pyredoodle to fight off any intruders. They are even-tempered and cool-headed, almost always choosing to remain calm. These pups are great with children but will just as easily adjust in a single-person household. They are big dogs, so apartment living may be a bit difficult. However, as long as the Pyredoodle gets sufficient exercise, they’ll stay happy and healthy. The Pyredoodle can get a bit stubborn when it comes to training, so it is best to incorporate a lot of positive reinforcements. Although this pup may seem needy and in want of your attention 24/7, they are just as comfortable exploring the neighborhood independently.

Pyredoodle Size

The Pyredoodle, while almost always a big dog, does not have any standard sizes. This is a relatively new breed, and breeders are still in the process of setting standards when it comes to size and traits. On average, you can expect this pup to grow into a weight of anywhere between 85 to 100 pounds and stand around 15 to 32 inches tall as an adult.

Pyredoodle Health

Most Pyredoodles are generally healthy dogs. However, there are certain illnesses that affect the Poodle and the Great Pyrenees that may be inherited by them. When getting your Pyredoodle puppy from a breeder, be sure to get the health clearance certificates of both parents. Also, be sure not to buy a puppy from a breeder that mates dogs that are younger than two years old since that is when most genetic illnesses begin showing symptoms. You must schedule regular visits to the veterinarian so that any potential issues can be caught early and nipped in the bud. Some illnesses that your Pyredoodle may suffer from during their lifetime include gastrointestinal issues such as bloat, Cushing’s disease, patellar luxation, hypothyroidism, as well as a few different types of cancers.


Pyredoodle Care and Training

When it comes to training, this pup may give novice owners a bit of a tough time. The Pyredoodle can develop a stubborn streak and become uncooperative when it comes to training. To tackle this issue, be sure to incorporate a lot of positive reinforcements. Shower them with head pats and playtime when they show desired behaviors, and always steer clear of harsh punishments and yelling as this may do more harm than good. Treat your pup with love, kindness, and respect at all times. This breed is highly intelligent and will love to pick up new tricks if treated right. The Pyredoodle needs around half an hour to an hour of exercise per day. These dogs tend to gain weight fast, so it is necessary to maintain daily exercise. They have moderate energy levels and are best suited to walks, moderate-intensity games of fetch, and play sessions with lots of toys and trinkets to keep them mentally and physically stimulated.


As with all other breeds, dietary needs will vary from one individual Pyredoodle to the next. When it comes to formulating a healthy diet plan for your pup, be sure to speak to a veterinarian who can assess your dog’s nutritional needs and recommend a diet plan accordingly. These are big dogs with moderate energy levels, so their diet should be formulated accordingly. However, their nutritional needs will vary depending on a variety of factors like age and sex, so it’s best to speak to a professional first. The Pyredoodle tends to overeat and gain extra weight, so make sure you aren’t allowing free-feeding. Choose instead to break up their recommended daily serving of food into two to three smaller meals a day. This will also work to prevent bloat.

Coat Color, Types, Shedding

The Pyredoodle, owing to their mix of Poodle and Great Pyrenees genes, can have either a single coat or a double coat. Both types can be either straight or wavy. The outcome depends on whether the Pyredoodle takes after the Poodle or Great Pyrenese parent. For the pups that have a double coat, cooler climates are most suitable since they may become overheated in warmer climates. The Great Pyrenees has a coat that sheds a lot, while the Poodle’s coat is known for its low-shedding nature. When mating the two, the ideal Pyredoodle pup will have a low-shedding hypoallergenic coat. However, shedding can vary depending on which parent the pup takes after more. They can come in solid colors or mixed, with dominant colors being black, white, apricot, grey, and cream.

Pyredoodle Grooming

Whether your pup has a single coat or double, they are fairly easy to groom. Regular brushing should work to prevent any tangles or matted fur. Bathe them when necessary, and don’t overdo them since it may dry out your Pyredoodle’s skin. Have their nails trimmed if they do not wear away naturally. Keep an eye on their ears and make sure there is no debris lodged in them.


Deciding on a Pyredoodle

The Pyredoodle is a right fit for you if:

  • You want a big and friendly dog
  • You want a dog that can alert you in case of intruders
  • You want a dog that gets along well with children

The Pyredoodle is not a right fit for you if:

  • You want a high-energy pup that can be your exercise companion
  • You want a guard dog that can fight intruders
  • You are a novice dog owner and want a breed that is easy to train

Getting a Pyredoodle

How Much is a Pyredoodle Puppy?

A Pyredoodle can cost anywhere between $700 to $2500. The price increases depending on the age, size, and physical traits of your Pyredoodle puppy.


Pyredoodle Breeders

Rescue and Adoption

When it comes to getting a pet, it’s always better to adopt than shop! Before opting for a breeder, it is always a good idea to look into your local rescue options. Here is a list of rescue organizations that shelter Pyredoodles (among other breeds):


3515 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
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