Pyredoodle: A thoughtful combination of an AKC Great Pyrenees and an AKC Standard Poodle, with the expectation of the resultant offspring being of exceptional intelligence and extreme devotion ... a vigiilant guardian with the gentlest of natures.
With God's help, we create magic. We take all the touching moments people have ever experienced with their pets and combine them into a single amazing puppy-sized package called a Pyredoodle.
A Pyredoodle - also sometimes called a Pyrapoo - is a combination of two of the world's greatest breeds - a Great Pyrenees and a Standard Poodle! At Karen's Pyredoodles, we believe it's important to start with AKC dogs even if you're creating a "designer breed" like the Pyredoodle. That way, you know what the resultant pups should look and act like. Most people know what a Goldendoodle or Labradoodle is already. Pyredoodles are a bit more rare. To know what to expect, first you have to know something about the parent breeds. If you're not already familiar with the Great Pyrenees and Standard Poodles, let me introduce you ...
A Great Pyrenees is a livestock guard dog that has proven invaluable in taking care of whatever it grows up with - be it a flock of sheep or a cache of children. An AKC registered breed, Pyrs are often called "Gentle Giants" for their ability to adapt their caretaking to even the youngest children in their charge. They are loyal, loving, exceptionally smart and incredibly hardy dogs. Over the past 15 years, we have owned and loved some of the most extraordinary examples of beauty, courageous companionship and gentle spirits this breed has to offer. We have been breeding dogs for about 13 years now, and we started with our first love, the Great Pyrenees.
Gracie, our AKC Great Pyrenees and mama dog.
A Standard Poodle is probably what you think of when you imagine a dog show - all decked out in its finest "do" - and they are some of the most incredibly beautiful dogs that have ever been shown. But there's another side to Standard Poodles. They are also avid hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, companion dogs nearly unmatched in intelligence and surprisingly good watchdogs. Gentle with children, you'll find the Standard Poodle willing to wear your daughter's pink tiaras, ever ready to accompany your son as he investigates the deepest recesses of your back yard, and comfortable doing nothing more than resting a regal head squarely upon the lap of a loved one. One look into those soulful eyes and you know: Inside is your best friend, just waiting for the next invitation to join you in anything you do.
Doodle, our AKC Standard Poodle and papa dog.
At Karen's Pyredoodles, we have chosen the best of two different breeds - an AKC Great Pyrenees and an AKC Standard Poodle - to be our personal pets. The combination of these two amazing breeds results in puppies that are beautiful companion animals with the best characteristics of both parents combined ...
* The low- to no-shed coat of the Standard Poodle
* The protective instinct of the Pyr
* The intelligence and gentle nature of both breeds
Explore our site, get to know us and our dogs. Take a look at our Meet the Parents page to see Gracie, our Pyr mom, and Doodle, our Standard Poodle dad. See our last litter of puppies all grown up click here . To see pictures of past pups, check out the "How to Buy" page and click on the links to see photos of our last litter as babies and adults. We are not planning another litter at this time but have provided a referral on our "notice about puppies" page.