When it comes to this dog, it’s important to be careful. Poodle mixes or “Doodles” have reached designer status in recent years, which means more people are breeding them. This means more backyard breeders and a lack of health testing! Always do your due diligence when seeking out a pup.
If you do find a good Pyredoodle, they’re adorable dogs. They may have the dense curly coat of the Poodle or the white, straight, double coat of the Pyr. If you’re banking on a dog that will be good for your allergies, you’ll have to ensure your puppy inherited the Poodle coat. Due to the sheer size of the Pyr, this is likely to be a large dog, though a bit smaller than a purebred Pyr.
In terms of personality, it’s difficult to predict. These breeds are very different and your mix could inherit the personality of either parent. Poodles, for example, are outgoing and sociable dogs who love to get along with everyone. The Great Pyrenees is a livestock guardian who tends to be reserved with strangers and can even have aggression issues when not trained properly.
The Pyredoodle – A Great Family Dog
Your best bet is to meet the parents, see their temperaments, and ensure you give your dog the best start in life. This means plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, plenty of good socialization, and positive reinforcement training! That way, you can have a good bond with your dog and teach them exactly how to behave around you, your kids and/or other animals, and strangers. This is a dog you are going to absolutely love.