What Are Some Traits of a Pyrenees and Labrador Mix?

A Pyrenees and Labrador mix, known as a Pyrador or Lapyrenees, is a large dog with a coat that can be solid white, yellow, black or brown. The fierce, protective nature of the Great Pyrenees and the intelligence and friendliness of the Labrador are both found in the Pyrador. Pyradors are very protective of their family but can relax and enjoy companionship as well, making them a popular breed.

The Pyrador has a medium length coat that tends to mat easily. Daily grooming with a curry groomer or hound glove is suggested. The coat consists of two layers: a topcoat that is straight and water resistant and an undercoat that is softer and woollier. Some dogs have a ruff around the neck and feathering around the legs.

Pyradors need to be trained at an early age. They respond well to consistent training with positive reinforcement. Standing from 24 to 25 inches tall and weighing up to 85 pounds, their large size necessitates training them to refrain from jumping on people. Even though they may just be playing, due to their large size they may cause injury.

The Pyrador needs a lot of exercise. Daily walks of up to an hour are appropriate for the breed.