- What The Diddly’s a Doodle?
- Getting To Know Doodles
- Top 65 Most Popular Poodle Mixes
- 1. Cavapoo
- 2. Sheepadoodle
- 3. Schnoodle
- 4. ShihPoo
- 5. Yorkipoo
- 6. Peekapoo
- 7. Pomapoo
- 8. Whoodle
- 9. Saint Berdoodle
- 10. Goldendoodle
- 11. Labradoodle
- 12. Bidoodle
- 13. Newfypoo
- 14. Bernedoodle
- 15. Bordoodle
- 16. Chipoo
- 17. Westiepoo
- 18. Boxerdoodle
- 19. Cockapoo
- 20. Maltipoo
- 21. Rottle
- 22. Aussiedoodle
- 23. Irish doodle
- 24. Havapoo
- 25. Shepadoodle
- 26. Pyredoodle
- 27. Springerdoodle
- 28. Corgipoo
- 29. Poogle
- 30. Doxiepoo
- 31. Pugapoo
- 32. Airedoodle
- 33. Siberpoo
- 34. Weimardoodle
- 35. Jackapoo
- 36. Scoodle
- 37. Great Danoodle
- 38. Bassetoodle
- 39. Eskipoo
- 40. Flandoodle
- 41. Mastidoodle
- 42. Dalmadoodle
- 43. Bordoodle
- 44. Bolonoodle
- 45. Papi-poo
- 46. Teripoo
- 47. Ratoodle
- 48. Pit Boodle
- 50. Vizsladoodle
- 54. French Bulldoodle
- 58. Choodle
- 59. Pudelpointer
- 60. Aki-poo
- 61. Cairnoodle
- 62. Coton-poo
- 63. Affenpoo
- 64. Foodle
- 65. Canoodle
- Finding a Good Breeder
- Adopting a Doodle
- Doodles – Always a Good Mix
In the last 15 years, Poodle mixes, commonly known as Doodles, have become a popular choice for many pet parents. Many soon to be pet parents ask: what poodle mix is the best? Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, even Bernedoodles and Maltipoos, there are a lot of choices to be made when picking out a Doodle. While any dog can be a loving, kind family dog, certain Doodles can fit better than others. Whether you want a big, rough a tumble dog, or a small, cuddle lapdog, Doodles have you covered.
What The Diddly’s a Doodle?
A Doodle is any kind of dog that’s an offspring of a Poodle and another purebred dog or Poodle mix. Some Doodles may have 75% Poodle due one parent being pure Poodle and the other being a Doodle mix, but they all have at least a good chunk of Poodle. Typically, a Doodle will have fur that grows in soft, tight curls, and have the coloration of the non-Doodle breed. Goldendoodles will always have a golden or white fur, while Labradoodles may be black or white depending on the Labrador.
While Doodles have existed for roughly 70 years, they really came into the spotlight about 20 to 30 years ago. A hypoallergenic, non-shedding family dog that was easy to breed and avoided most health issues of purebreds? While Doodles do hold claim to all of these things, there are myths that need debunking when it comes to Doodles.
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Getting To Know Doodles
Before you pick which kind of Doodle might be right for you, it is important to understand what requirements and needs a Doodle takes, and what health and behavior issues you may be dealing with. Not every Doodle breed is the same, and will have varying energy levels, size, and mental needs. Their temperament also varies from dog to dog, so it may be good to find an older Doodle who has already received some training.
The benefits of a Doodle are common knowledge among pet parents who own them. Doodles do not shed at all, have considerably less dander and cause less allergies, and have very positive dispositions overall. They also typically live longer than many breeds of the same size, thanks to the mixing of genes from multiple breeds. They also come in a variety of sizes, from mini and toy to full and standard sizes, to suit any family’s needs. Doodles are an extremely outgoing breed, and typically never have shyness when it comes to meeting people or dogs. Doodles are very responsive to Positive Reinforcement training and pick up new skills and behaviors quickly. They have a willingness to please, so they make for great service and emotional support animals, and their popularity makes them well-liked anywhere they go.
There are a few downsides to Doodles, just like with any breed of dog. While many breeders claim that Doodles avoid health issues, that is not entirely true. For larger variants, hip and joint issues, along with heart problems can occur. For smaller variants, the same heart issues can arise, as well as blindness later on in life. Doodles are also very active dogs, and require a great deal of walking, training, and exercise. They are not suited for apartment life, or for being crated for long periods of time. A bored Doodle is a destructive Doodle, especially during teething. Playtime is important for Doodles, but very often they can get too rough or physical when playing, especially with smaller dogs and children. Doodles like saying hello with their paws, so it is very important to work on not jumping and polite playtime from a very early age, or you may find yourself getting slapped every time your Doodle wants attention. Be ready for extremely high energy when it comes to Doodles.
Top 65 Most Popular Poodle Mixes
There are dozens of Doodle types out there now, but a few are more popular and easy to find than others. If you have never had a Doodle before, look at the top 65 most popular breeds listed below, ordered by “popularity,” and see which one might fit for you and your family.
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The top benefits of a Doodle are the high intelligence, healthier genetics, and popularity of their lower-shedding coats.
Once you have decided on which Doodle might be best for you, the next step is locating one. While these designer dogs often come from Breeders, many shelters have Doodles due to their popularity. Take a look at:
With all of this information at your fingertips, it should be easy to find the dog that is right for you. Always remember, a puppy is for life.
The Cavapoo, in contrast to the Westiepoo, has almost no prey drive whatsoever. They still do enjoy play time or fetch, but they first and foremost want attention. Coming in different colors depending on both the Spaniel and the Poodle, this breed is always about the size of the Spaniel.
A more slender Doodle, the Cavapoo has the long Poodle legs and longer snout compared to the shorter, snubbed snout of the Cavalier. The longer, silky fur of the Cavalier turns into slightly longer face and leg fur, but keeps the curls from the Poodle. Dual and Tri-color Cavapoos are possible, and they do require a fair bit of grooming to stay clean and healthy. Hitting 25 pounds at the most, this breed is easier to care for and play with, but their personality can make training tricky.
There is not a single Doodle that does not want to say hello with their paws, and Cavaliers are one of the jumpiest breeds themselves. Combining the will to people with the Cavalier mindset of being a lapdog, Cavapoos come with springs in their feet. Jumping for attention is the number one issue with Cavapoos, and with their cute looks it can be very hard to resist giving them attention.
This is not a breed that can be left alone, and is prone to separation anxiety. They do well in larger families that give them a bigger support net, but still require a lot of training when it comes to staying calm without their people. Cavapoos also have sensitive stomachs, and care must be taken when it comes to training treats and food selections. The heart diseases that plague Cavaliers can also occur in Cavapoos, and regular check-ups on their cardiovascular health is vital.
A slightly less common mix, a Sheepadoodle combines the work driven Sheepdog with a high focus Poodle. A stout, thick-furred dog, the Sheepdog was originally bred for herding and protecting sheep, as the name implies. An extremely talented and dependable herding breed, the Sheepdog itself can be tough to train for family life. But, mixing it with a Doodle, like many other breeds, results in a much more family appropriate dog.
The Sheepadoodle is normally a larger breed dog. While any Doodle mix can technically be small, this breed is more commonly found in larger variants. At four months, some Sheepadoodles can even hit 30 pounds and still be growing rapidly. With this breed, it is very important to make sure you meet the parents and see what size dog you may be ending up with. That being said, the breed is very amicable towards children and other dogs, but must be trained to play gently so it does not tackle and pounce. This Doodle may have latent herding urges, as well, so giving this Doodle a job to do is vital to its mental wellbeing. Lots of space is important for Doodles!
Grooming is a must for these breeds. With the thicker, longer fur of the Sheepdog, this mix usually does not have the tight, curly fur of the Doodle. Grooming, shaving, brushing, and washing are all vital to the wellbeing of this Doodle. For pet parents that live in more wooded areas, making sure to keep debris out of their fur may be a daily task. Their health issues stem from hit and joint issues, and some heart health problems. Keeping your older Sheepadoodle on hit and joint supplements will give them a happier, longer life in their older years.
The mix between a Schnauzer and a Poodle, a Schnoodle is a mix that takes a bit of work and breeding to be perfected. While some Doodles may be 50/50 mix, the Schnoodle takes a few generations to reach the desired mix. The end result of what is considered the perfect Schnoodle is a specific kind of fur, rather than a size or disposition. Instead of the typical Doodle coat, an equal mix is the goal, resulting in a fluffy coat. Schnoodles can be difficult to obtain because of this, but are considered extremely low shedders for people with allergies.
With that much breeding going into the proper Schnoodle, it is difficult to say the size and disposition of the puppies. Thorough research into the parents is vital, and knowing their history and bloodlines is essential to finding a good Schnoodle puppy. For this reason, the health issues should be known by the breeders, but the mixed lineage could result in latent issues popping up. Expect a lot of work in finding the right Schnoodle. Schnoodles are also a mix that can drastically vary in size. Depending on whether or not you are looking for a Toy up to a Standard Schnoodle, you may have to speak with many different breeders.
With the wide range of sizes and backgrounds, it can be difficult to pin down the exact behaviors of the Schnoodle. Luckily, Schnauzers are fairly non-aggressive dogs, but do require a degree of socialization at a young age. While the can be a bit more shy and timid than some other breeds, the Poodle helps draw out their personality, resulting in a dog with a kind, fun temperament. They can be protective of their pet parents, however, so make sure they learn to safely engage with new people.
Energy is the word of the day with Schnoodles, needing a great deal of playtime and engagement every day. There’s no breaks with a Schnoodle, and for those living in an apartment or smaller arrangement, a Schnoodle is not a good choice. Even a Toy Schnoodle requires space to run and chase, so only pet parents with enough space should attempt to home a Schnoodle.
A Shih Poo is a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Poodle. This mix can be a bit of a stubborn one with the Shih Tzu ancestry, but if properly trained from a young age, results in a friendly and proud lapdog. A bit less eager to please than some other mixes, the Shih Poo needs daily training and reminders of what behaviors to take and not take.
The Shih Tzu is a breed known for their below average urge to please and respond to pet parents, often times engaging with smells or other movements that interest them. There is a strong possibility that your Shih Poo can hain this same trait from the Shih Tzu in them, and whether or not they have the more outgoing, eager to please of the Poodle is up to chance. This mix is better suited for calmer, quieter homes that do not have smaller children. They do enjoy attention, and will often times pick a favorite out of a family, but will not go out of their way for that attention like some breeds.
Compared to others, they do not require as much activity and playtime, and very often prefer to laze about with their person than go for long walks. If you are an extremely active pet parent, a Shih Poo may not be the right choice. For someone who wants a low impact dog in a quiet, single person home, the Shih Poo may be better suited. However, this is not a dog for new pet parents, and requires a lot of patience with potty training and resource guarding. Their coats differ from dog to dog, and grooming is on a case by case basis with this mix.
One of the more common toy mixes, the Yorkipoo stems from a mix of Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle. The mix of these two brings about an adorable, but a rambunctious dog that needs a lot of attention and early training. The Poodle in this mix is the Toy Poodle, giving the Yorkipoo the energy and temperament of the smaller breed. The Yorkie is a high prey drive and extremely vocal breed, and the Yorkipoo needs a lot of training at a young age.
Even though smaller dogs typically live longer lives and hit a senior age much later in life, they go through puppy growth much faster than larger breed dogs. At this young age, a Yorkipoo requires a great deal of socialization and redirection training to prevent it from having barking issues down the line. The Yorkie is one of the breeds notorious for giving small dogs the ‘yappy’ reputation, and the Yorkipoo can easily inherit this trait. Making sure to train your Yorkipoo to keep their focus on you or something positive with help break them of that habit, or even prevent it from occurring at all.
Yorkipoos are very active, social dogs when it comes to their families, and can be extremely playful with other small breeds. The Yorkie side of them can lead them to be a bit standoffish, but through proper socialization, you can work through those problems. Working with them around children is important too, as Yorkipoos do not enjoy extremely rough physical play. Using toys or playing fetch is a much more enjoyable pastime for this bouncy mix.
Their fur can vary, depending on which breed’s genes come out more dominant. If they lean towards Poodle, you can have a low shedding dog that may need full grooming from time to time. If they lean towards Yorkie, you will need daily brushing and care, but typically only a trim around the face and sanitary areas, instead of a full work down. Health issues for smaller dogs take different forms, so find out what issues the parents had so you can pinpoint what your Yorkipoo might eventually develop.
A more debated mix, the Peekapoo is a mix between a Pekingese and a Poodle. This mix, and the Pekingese breed in general, is a sensitive subject for many dog lovers. While the mix typically had no undercoat and is easier to groom and brush, and may have a loving personality, it has an abundance of health issues.
The debate around Peekapoos comes from the Pekingese side. Roughly two-thirds of all Pekingese suffer from Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome, or BOAS. This is a genetic defect that causes them to be unable to easily breathe. It is a chronic disease with no cute, caused by the flat faces and short snouts of many breeds. BOAS results in a lifetime of labored breathing, pain, and inability to handle any sort of temperatures in either the hot or cold ranges.
It is a toss-up whether or not your Peekapoo will be born with BOAS or not. Many breeders shun or look down upon breeders who keep this mix or the Pekingese bloodlines going, stating that breeding dogs who are born suffering is unkind. Regardless of views, this breed should only be taken if you are well educated in the health issues and problems that may arise. This mix also does poorly with children, as roughhousing can cause it to have troubles breathing, leading to it lashing out to protect itself.
While grooming this breed can be easier than some Doodles, due to the lower maintenance fur, it is important to weigh the pros and cons very heavily for this mix. Be careful about Peekapoos if you are inexperienced with dogs, or breeds with airway restrictions. Weight gain and overheating are also very serious detriments to this breed, as their body works against them in almost every aspect.
The Pomapoo is a mix between the extremely fluffy Pomeranian, and a Poodle. The Pomapoo is a Doodle that is always small, never hitting more than 10-12 pounds at the most. It is seen as a Toy or Teacup Doodle, easy to carry and travel with. Unlike many Doodles, this breed does shed, and requires the undercoat to be brushed out regularly. This Doodle mix would not be considered hypoallergenic, which is something to keep in mind if you are considering this Doodle.
With its smaller statue, the Pomapoo does well in apartments and smaller living situations, as long as it is given something to interact or play with. A playpen is a perfect place for a Pomapoo, especially if you decide to potty train them to go on pads rather than outside. This mix is also very vocal and responds loudly to outside stimuli if not properly trained. Expect them to want attention any time you are around, and to try and seek out laps to sit in.
As a breed that sheds, you may be dealing with extra brushing, but not as much shaving down. Keeping them well groomed will prevent mats and tangles, but do not get this Doodle if you are expecting a non-shedder. Regular baths are a must. In addition, this particular Doodle mix can be a bit more aggressive and is prone to resource guarding. Families with children may not want to pick this breed. Never be afraid to meet the puppies beforehand, and see which enjoys interacting with people more.
Health issues in Pomapoos stem from their parents, and any good breeder will be able to inform you on what health issues may arise in Pomapoos. Keep an eye out for breeders who refuse to give you genetic history or information about the breed. Weight issues are common in these smaller breeds, as well as blindness in later ages. Pomapoos are great for single pet parents, but larger families may have a bit more trouble with them.
A Whoodle is possibly one of the least common Doodle mixes. The Wheaton Terrier is one of the larger breeds of terrier, and while energetic, do not have the barking or overwhelming prey drive of some smaller terriers. While any terrier is naturally more inclined to sniff and smell about, these mixes have many different personalities depending on the individual dog.
Because a Whoodle is so uncommon, dog behaviorists and vets do not have a large enough sample size for temperament, health issues, size and so on. So, a closer look at the two dogs that much up the mix is needed. The first, the Wheaton, is a good family dog that is friendly, dependable, and very rewarding to train and work with. The Poodle trains well, too, so a mix of the two would likely be a very trainable, intelligent dog. Many Wheatons are already mistaken for Doodles, as their fur and faces can be very similar. The Wheaton may also have a ‘beard’, as some breeds are groomed to have. You are most likely going to be dealing with some thick, heavy fur in this mix, as well.
So few Whoodles exist, that finding one will be more of a challenge than training the dog. Expect to be traveling across the country to even hope to find one, as breeders of this dog mix are few and far between. If you do happen to find one, cherish it. No Doodle mix is rarer!
9. Saint Berdoodle
Mixing a Saint Bernard and Poodle results in a loveable mix known as a Saint Berdoodle. With the loyalty of Saint Bernard and the intelligence of the Poodle, the Saint Berdoodle is a fantastic mix with tons of pluses. Expect a Saint Berdoodle to be big when it grows up, as even a smaller Poodle is working against a breed that hits over 100 pounds easily. An affectionate, happy mix, this dog loves to please more than anything.
A Saint Berdoodle is going to have thick, curly fur, similar to the Bernedoodle, but on a larger scale. This happy go lucky mix requires a lot of grooming attention due to the thick, fluffy fur and large size, and may need to be shorn down regularly if you live in warmer climates. This Doodle loves colder weather, and during the winter will have much more energy than the summer. If you live in warmer climates, be careful about overheating or dehydration of this Doodle mix.
Training a Saint Berdoodle is a rewarding experience, and because both breeds that make up the mix are affectionate, you may have a very large lapdog on your hands. Making sure you go through proper training, especially for things like leash walking and jumping, it a must when it comes to larger dogs. Doodles love saying hello with their paws, so make sure you begin that training at a young age. Saint Berdoodles are strong dogs, and it is more than just a jump when they want to play.
One of the most popular variants of Doodle is the Goldendoodle. Goldendoodles vary from a darker, golden brown to a very light white, depending on the parents, and have a range of sizes from Standard to Toy. A Standard Labradoodle stands about as tall as a Standard Poodle, hitting upwards of 80 pounds and physically resembling the Poodle in stature, rather than the bulkier form of the Golden. The smaller end of Goldendoodles is around ten pounds for toy breeds, which are more commonly Toy Poodles bred with an already smaller Goldendoodle. If you are purchasing a Goldendoodle puppy, enquire about the size and the parents for a better estimate of how big your new puppy is going to get.
Being a breed that does not shed, they need constant grooming and shaving in order to prevent matting and dirt from accumulating. Bi-weekly baths for a Goldendoodle are recommended to keep fur clean, as a lack of shedding means they do not naturally remove dirt like other breeds. They require grooming, either at home or by a professional groomer, and it is recommended to use or request a Five Blade when she is groomed. If you are unsure about Clipper Blades and how they correspond to the length of the fur, ask a local groomer. If you know how to groom a dog yourself, then make sure you get medium to heavy-duty clippers, depending on the thickness of the Goldendoodle’s fur.
The Goldendoodle was one of the first Doodle mixes to gain popularity, and have even begun to be recognized as their own breed is some dog training groups. While mixed breeds are typically never considered their own breed, Goldendoodles have begun to push against the rule just from the sheer prevalence of the mix. This, along with their high energy and high impact nature make them good for families with lots of space to run and play, but not so much for small children. Goldendoodle puppies, especially Standard sized, have trouble playing politely with children. It is not a case of aggression, but a case of not realizing how large or strong they are, and combined with a tendency to jump, may knock youngsters over without meaning to.
They are typically healthy dogs compared to some pure-breds, but a few health issues can arise. Hip and joint issues can occur in any breed, but Goldendoodles are more susceptible to these issues. Making sure a puppy gets the proper food, and putting them on hip and joint supplements are both extremely important for Goldendoodles. Another large issue is the heart, as any larger dog can have heart issues if they are not given routine check-ups.
The other most popular mix of Doodle, the Labradoodle comes in many more colors than the Goldendoodle. Depending on if a parent was a White, Chocolate, Black, etc Labrador, the fur colors and sizes can vary greatly. This is where your all-black Doodle mixes come from. Labradoodle and Goldendoodles share a great deal of similarities, and are sometimes hard to tell apart. There are a few small differences in the two, however.
Labradoodles typically have very short, tight curls in their fur, due to the shortness of the Labrador’s fur compared to a Golden’s. While it is possible to brush the fur out to a degree, their fur must be washed more often than a Goldendoodles depending on the firmness of the fur. Many Labradoodle’s have fur likened to a sheep’s wool, but mat more easily due to the nature of their fur. You can see Sloane the Labradoodle here, both before and after a groom. Note the shorter fur especially around the eyes and ears.
Both of them will usually take on the body shape of the Poodle, with longer legs and a more pronounced snout, but Labradoodles can sometimes be a bit heavier and stockier than their counterparts. Both still come in many different sizes, all dependant on the parents. They have a willingness to please, and obey cues well, but occasionally get over excited when around other dogs or being rewarded. Labradoodles love saying hello physically, whether it is a slap with a paw, a jump, or a heavy lean into your legs for attention, and can bond with either whole families or one individual.
Their grooming is very similar to more Doodles, but with the shorter fur, dematting can be required if they are not bathed and tended to regularly. Oatmeal shampoos or shampoos with tea tree oils can be great for Labradoodles, as regular washing may dry out their skin. Dematting and detangling shampoos and conditioners can also help, and this breed’s love of water makes bathing easy.
The Bidoodle has many different names, including Bichon Doodle, Doodle Frise, or Bichoodle. The Bidoodle is a small or toy sized Doodle with a ton of playful energy and an absolute urge to cuddle and be held. While they can be jumpers, their tiny size and happy personality makes them fantastic for kids and in smaller living arrangements, like apartments. They do well in almost any situation, and their smaller size makes them great for less active pet parents. The Bidoodle does not know how to be aggressive in the slightest, and would rather try to lick you to death than anything else.
The Bidoodle comes in a few different colors, including vibrant orange golds. Their fur is always made with tight, firm curls, and brushing is required. Unlike some Doodles, they are a very vocal mix, and let their pet parents know they need attention through whines, barks, and whimpers. They can very prone to separation anxiety, and training is required to keep them from getting stressed when their pet parents are not around. They take very little time to warm up to new people, and love then people get down to play at their level. Like with many smaller breeds, you may see them ‘dance’ for attention, and try to jump up into laps.
Like many small breeds, potty training can be an issue for the Bidoodle, as their bodies cannot hold it in for as long as some larger breeds. Sheer excitement or nervousness can cause anxiety pees, and early potty training is a must for this breed. Their small teeth also need a lot of teething toys. A Bidoodle that is not supervised can take apart almost anything they get their mouths on, from clothes to wires.
With a Bidoodle, be sure to avoid too many treats and snacks during training. Smaller breeds can easily become overweight, with even a single pound throwing off their body weight ratio. Using bits of kibble in treat balls or for training works well for food motivated Bidoodles, rather than fattier treats. Some smaller breeds are also prone to kidney issues, so regular check-ups at the vet are important.
A mix between a Newfoundland and a Poodle, the Newfypoo is a big, big dog with a heart to match. There is no doubting this dog’s ability to love, and the affectionate side of both the Newfoundland and the Poodle shines through with this Doodle. Considered a large, or even giant mix depending on the size of the adult dog, the Newfypoo requires a lot of space, a lot of playtime, and a lot of attention. If you have time, this mix is great for families and children with its kind disposition and gentle nature. Just be prepared to go through a lot of food and treats to keep it satisfied.
One of the largest of the Doodles, the Newfypoo can hit sizes of up to 150 pounds, and you will not see any toy variants of this mix at all. Even with all that size, the Newfypoo is still a kind, friendly dog that is extremely loyal to its family and pet parents. Unlike some other, more protective breeds, they do not mind engaging with strangers and new dogs if properly socialized at a young age. They do need to be taught to play politely, as their massive size may be a bit too much for smaller dogs and children. Newfypoos are big fans of playtime, and need mental stimulation through treat balls and fetch toys, as well as regular walks and exercise.
The Newfypoo’s coat is as big as it is, and will require a lot of grooming and work. Any mix of the Poodle and Newfoundland is going to end up with thick, curly fur that gets tangled easily. Make sure to regularly brush and wash your Newfypoo to prevent mats. Trips to the groomer will be vital to trim down a Newfypoo, as well. Being a giant mix, the Newfypoo can be prone to hip and joint issues, as well as some heart issues that arise in the Poodle. Even these mixed breeds can have health issues due to the pure bloodlines that they stem from.
Possibly the fluffiest, softest of any Doodle is the Bernedoodle. Finding a small Bernedoodle is tougher, due to the massive size of the Bernese Mountain Dog, and you will usually find a Bernedoodle hitting over 80 pounds at the Standard size. Unlike the single-tone fur of the Golden- and Labradoodles, Bernedoodles have double or tri-color coats, as their markings resemble the Bernese ancestry. They have much thicker, softer coats than other Doodle mixes, making them a snuggly, soft choice.
Bernedoodles have a very easy going disposition, losing much of the high strung energy and possible nervousness of other Doodle mixes. As puppies, they are playful, energetic, and even clumsy to a degree, making them very personable dogs. However, this can cause issues in training, as the lackadaisical nature of the Bernadoodle causes them to lose interest in training in favor of playtime or distractions. Higher value treats are important when training your Bernedoodle.
Grooming is a bit tougher for a Bernedoodle, as their fur is thicker and longer than other Doodles. They still do not shed, but this results in a dog that requires daily brushing in order to prevent mats and tangles. Their fur also picks up debris more easily, and they may track mud or water if not cleaned properly. Bathing is a must for a Bernedoodle. They are cold weather dogs thanks to their fur, and may not do well in warmer climates or in hot weather, so it is very important to keep them cool in the summer.
Bernedoodles are cuddlers by nature. They’re very physical, and love trying to be lapdogs. However, due to their size, this can be problematic. If you are someone who wants a physical, playful dog that can run with you, wrestle and play tug of war, a Bernedoodle is a good choice. Just make sure you take the time to teach them how to be gentle with smaller dogs and children, as they see anything their level and lower as a playmate. Leash walking can also be a difficult process, as they grow much faster than they realize. Investing in a front-clip harness or an elastic leash can help you teach them to walk properly.
Mixing a Border Collie with a Poodle results in a smart, hard working mix called a Bordoodle. Taking the genes from a Border Collie, which is ranked as the world’s most intelligent breed, and adding it to the style of a Poodle gives you a wonderful, fun to train dog. However. Keeping up with a Bordoodle is tougher than it sounds. Training, running, even finding places where it can work out herding instinct is all vital for the wellbeing of your Bordoodle.
The Border Collie is a breed than cannot go without a job to do. A bored Bordoodle will result in the same results as the dog it descends from – a dog who decides to find a job to do on its own. Whether this ends up being herding you around the house, to pushing furniture into one spot, or ever trying to wrangle houseguests, letting a Bordoodle pick a job is a bad plan. Making sure you train your Bordoodle in order to keep them occupied is a must, and you may even want to find a ‘job’ for them to do on a day to day basis to keep them feeling occupied. Agility courses are a great plan for a Bordoodle as well, and they need an active pet parent.
For grooming and health, the coat of a Border Collie is rough, and requires constant deshedding and brushing. You Bordoodle may not be a low shedding dog due to this genetic trait, so do not depend on that being a certainty. Being mostly a medium size dog, their health issues vary from one individual to the next. Border Collies end up with hip and joint problems, just like the Poodle, so keeping an eye out for limping or swelling is a must. This high energy dog can run itself into injury, so mental stimulation that revolves around more than just running is advisable.
This little breed of Chihuahua and Poodle is a newer Doodle to the scene. The mix of Chihuahua and Poodle gives this mix a diminutive size, but a big personality. Full of energy and need to play and socialize, the Chipoo requires a lot of playtime and work. While a Chihuahua can had a bad reputation for being loud and stubborn, early socialization and training can result in a wonderful, friendly dog.
The Chipoo is by nature, a cuddly, friendly dog, but can quickly decide to only be cuddly for its pet parents. Like many small breed dogs, they can become incredibly defensive over their pet parents to the point of growling and biting. This ‘small dog syndrome’ can occur easily if your Chipoo is not properly socialized. Holding your Chipoo, allowing them to bark at a distance, and not allowing for safe socialization at a young age is a recipe for disaster.
However, even a well socialized Chipoo can still be defensive if provoked. Regular grooming visits at a young age will prevent aggression towards grooming and strangers. Having a place they consider to be theirs, such as a playpen or crate can also give them a safe area to relax. Making sure they are well groomed will also prevent painful mats, which can cause a dog to lash out, and depending on the parents, it may or may not shed. This mix also does not like to engage with children, and prefers its own pet parents.
They are a high, high energy dog, with at least an hour of playtime and training required every day. Constant stimulation is important for this breed, as any extra energy will turn into rough playing and barking. A vocal mix, expect howling and barking if they are not properly stimulated every day. A lack of play can also result in an overweight dog, putting it at high risk for teeth decay and heart disease.
The West Highland Terrier, or Westie as it is more commonly known, is a feisty terrier that requires a lot of attention. When you mix this breed with a Poodle, you get a high energy, high impact dog that needs a lot of attention on playtime. Westies can be notorious for deciding that movement and smells are more important than focusing, and a Westiepoo takes that drive and turns it into play.
With a higher than normal prey drive, aWestiepoo may have trouble with other animals. It is not recommended to have small animals such as guinea pigs or cats around an untrainedWestiepoo, or you may end up with a very unhappy game of chase. Which aWestiepoo never means harm with these games, accidents can occur. Expect your Westiepoo to need more playing revolving around chase, fetch, and active running to burn off that energy.
Westiepoo coats vary depending on which parent they take after, and the size of the dog, but they can be a bit wirier if they take after the Westie. Westies are also a stout terrier, so expect variations in body shape as well, instead of the typically sleek Doodle look. However, even with a stout frame, Westiepoos are agile, active dogs that will keep you on your toes. It is not recommended for a new pet owner to consider this breed, as they take a great deal of training, and may want to chase children around playtime.
Westiepoos come in a few different sizes, but will often time be smaller due to the Westie’s diminutive height. Health issues are similar to most Doodles, and weight gain is a threat to any Westie mix. Smaller dogs are at much more risk of being overweight, and Westies are no exception. To ensure yourWestiepoo has a long, healthy life, controlling the amount they eat is important.
Even with a less impressive name than some of the other Doodles, a Boxerdoodle is an excellent mix of the two breeds. The high energy of the Boxer with the focus of the Poodle results in a high trainable, and still playfully loveable dog. Expect a Boxerdoodle to be a very physical dog, but easy to train and eager to please. Boxers are one of the most physically expressive dogs, so you will see a lot of movement and playfulness from a Boxerdoodle.
An energetic, happy mix, the Boxerdoodle will vary in size depending on the parents. Smaller Boxerdoodles are rare, however, and larger sizes are much more common to match the size of the Boxer. Known for their love of play pouncing on toys, tapping their paws, and rolling around for fun, the Boxer shines in this mix. Even with all of this physical action, they are still great with children, and do well in large families. This does require a lot of open space to play, and people to play with, so do not expect a Boxerdoodle to do well in smaller areas.
Health issues for a Boxerdoodle typically mirror what most larger breeds have issues with: Hip and joint problems, heart issues, and certain cancers can plague these breeds. Like any dog, socialization is also key, but Boxerdoodles pick up on social cues very well. Depending on the genes it inherits, you may end up with an easy to clean boxer coat. You may also end up with a coat that requires a good deal more attention. Grooming is important either way, and keeping your Boxerdoodle’s coat pretty and clean is a must.
Cockapoos are one of the smaller breed Doodles, as the Cocker Spaniel is a smaller breed than a Golden, Labrador, or a Bernese Mountain Dog. One of the first Doodle mixes to have appeared, dating back to the 1950s, this Doodle requires a lot of attention and interaction. At only 25 pounds at the very largest, this breed is better suited for children and families who want a dog they can pick up, hold, or interact with easily.
With a silkier fur and a smaller body, Cockapoos are popular with families that want a smaller lapdog. They socialize extremely well at young ages, even getting along well with other animals like cats. However, expect a Cockapoo to keep its nose to the ground, always on the lookout for something to play with or sniff out. Drawing from the Cocker Spaniel side, a Cockapoo finds movement and smells thrilling, and will chase almost anything that it thinks might be fun to follow. Recall and focus cues are a must for Cockapoos.
As with many smaller dogs, a smaller physical presence means that a larger vocal presence may occur. Cockapoos bark more than their larger counterparts who see garner attention through more physical interactions. Learning to get your Cockapoo’s energy out through games and training is vital, or else there will be a lot of unwanted barking for attention. Grooming is important for their smaller size, as it is easy for a small dog with long hair to develop mats in their fur. Expect your Cockapoo to want to play and chew on grooming brushes, as well.
While smaller breeds do not have as many hip or joint issues as larger breeds, Cockapoos still have health issues that relate to smaller breeds. They have longer lifespans than their larger counterparts, and this can result in blindness and dementia in Cockapoos. As older ages, they can also develop certain cancers and cysts, and are prone to dental diseases. Checking in with a vet regularly is important.
Even smaller than a Cockapoo, the Maltipoo is a great mix for people in smaller homes or apartments. Being as they travel well, get along in new environments, and have very few aggression issues, a Maltipoo is a popular choice for older folks and children alike. With some Maltipoos not even hitting a full ten pounds, they maintain a spot as one of the smallest Doodle mixes.
A Maltipoo requires one thing above all else: attention. They are very social, active dogs that do poorly when left alone for long periods of time. Many Maltipoos do better getting attention rather than treats during training, and they love nothing more than spending time with their pet parents. Expect a lot of need for cuddling, petting, and brushing, or expect a lot of barking. Maltipoos are notorious barkers when they are not properly stimulated, and if you are not careful, you can end up with a very loud puppy on your hands. Luckily, with proper training, you can have your Maltipoo only bark when you ask, or in certain situations.
Maltipoos love attention, so they love to please. Training one is not difficult once it realizes that listening and following cues gets attention and praise, and they learn fun tricks easily. They can be sensitive to noises, however, so if Clicker Training is attempted you may need to find a clicker with a softer tone. They also groom easily, and need the same level of grooming and attention as any Doodle mix, just on a smaller scale.
With a smaller size, it is easy to set up a play area for your Maltipoo. Not only will this prevent a puppy or bored dog from chewing on something important, giving your dog their own space will make them feel comfortable and safe when they are inside of it. Letting them out to play with the family, and then letting them go back in once they are tired is a great way to keep barking and whining to a minimum.
Mixing a Rottweiler and a Poodle results in a mix called a Rottle. This mix is a reserved, almost stoic dog around people it does not know, and more outgoing towards its family. Considerably less outgoing than many Doodles, this breed is prized for its appearance and coat, but not its actions around strangers or other dogs. A Rottle can take a lot of hard work and training, but is an exceptionally loyal dog to its pet parents.
Being as a Rottle is a more stoic breed. They require calm socialization as puppies, and a lot of exercise and entertainment at home. Making sure to take time to prevent food aggression, resource guarding, and overall aggression towards new people is important, as this is a very protective Doodle. A more reserved mix, they need a great deal of practice meeting people they have not met, and in turn can do very poorly with children. Pet parents will still find them to be an extremely affectionate, kind dog in their own home. Rottles may also attempt to become lapdogs, even at their larger sizes. Expect a lot of training and work for this mix to be as social as some of the others. Like always, this can vary greatly from dog to dog, and many Rottles are very friendly and outgoing.
Their coat varies from the Rottweiler coat to the Poodle coat, and the most desired mix is the curly Poodle fur with the markings and ‘eyebrows’ of the Rottweiler. Depending on the coat, you may see a lot more time grooming than not. Large breed dog food with salmon will help both their skin and coat, as well as their joint health in the long run. Grooming is important doubly for this mix, as a good groomer and some patience will help them be handled by new people more easily.
An Aussiedoodle is a very happy and playful mix of an Australian Shepard and a Poodle. These dogs are great companion dogs who have even been used as service animals. These dogs have a teddy bear look and usually grey, black, and white. These dogs come in two different sizes, depending on what size poodle is the parent.
These dogs can range in size and weight from 30 pounds to 70 pounds. These dogs are considered hypoallergenic since they shed very little. This makes them a great breed for someone who suffers from allergies.
The Aussiedoodle loves hugs and cuddles. They will try to get in your lap no matter how big they are. They have no problems making a friend and are very outgoing. These dogs would be great for people who are also very social. When a stranger first enters your house, they will be on guard as these would make a great guard dog. Once your Aussiedoodle becomes familiar with your friends and family, they too will love to spend time with them.
These dogs are extremely social and love to spend time with their owners. This does, however, make them prone to separation anxiety. These dogs are very active and love to run. Make sure that you have a lot of time to devote to exercising with this breed. If you do not give these enough exercise, they can become destructive.
These dogs are known for herding and protecting animals on a farm and will herd and protect the kids in your house. They have plenty of energy that can keep up with the busy and active lifestyle of most kids. This would make them a great family dog with all of these wonderful qualities which would not want to bring home an Aussiedoodle.
23. Irish doodle
An Irish Doodles is a cross between an Irish Setter and a Poodle. There are many different names for this mix, such as the Irish Poo, Irish Setterpoo, or even the Irish Poo Setter. No matter what you call them an Irish doodle is a very skilled and you want to call them, the Irish Doodle is a very skilled and adaptable dog with a very playful personality.
They have a very friendly and happy go lucky personality that is seen in Irish Setters and the low shedding coat from a poodle making these an excellent dog. These dogs are not very big barkers, so it would be great for someone who loves things to be quiet or lives in an apartment. They may have long curly hair that needs a lot of grooming. This can be a special bonding time with your dog.
Irish Doodles are great pets to have in your family and make wonderful service dogs or therapy dogs. These dogs have a beautiful dark red coat. Irish Doodles are easily trained and love to spend time playing in the water. They can go for hunts, retrieve, and be excellent companion pets. These dogs strive to make their families happy and want to please. They have a very easy-going personality making them easy to adapt to families always on the move.
Irish doodles are great with kids because of their very active personality. Irish Doodles are very relaxed and will be totally devoted to your family. They are usually healthier than Irish Setters as the Irish doodles get the best qualities from both the Poodle and the Irish Setter.
Irish doodles are usually very intelligent and very easy to train. These dogs love to learn a new trick and always be active. These dogs would make great agility or dock diving dogs. They are very good travelers and would love to accompany you on your next vacation.
An Irish doodle would be a great dog for someone who is very active and love to exercise. The standard size Irish doodles would make a great running partner. They also would make a great dog live in the country.
With the Irish setter genes, they will need a lot of exercises, socialization, obedience training, and physical activity. With all these wonderful qualities, why would you not want to have an Irish doodle as your next pet?
A Havapoo is a cross between a Havanese and a Poodle. These are also known as a Poovanese, Havanoodle, or Havadoodle. These furry friends are the perfect addition to your house, apartment,t, or even farm. They are very friendly and outgoing, love to be in the middle of everything. They are always wanting to be right by your side and wanting to cuddle.
These dogs are very beautiful with wavy or curly hair makes them very desirable. They have many different coat colors. Their hair will need frequent brushes and grooming to keep them looking beautiful. This breed also is hypoallergenic, making them the perfect fit for someone who suffers from allergies.
These dogs are very adaptable to any situation and love all the attention. These would make great city dogs but also would love room to run and play. These dogs love to exercise, but being small should not be taken for long strenuous runs. These dogs can be excellent guard dogs and will alert you to something different in their environment. However, they are not excessive barkers.
The mix between Poodles and Havanese allows this breed to get all the good qualities of both breeds. This makes them smart, easy to train, and very affectionate. They are very low maintenance and very sweet-natured, making them a great adorable fit for a retired person looking for a companion.
A Havapoo usually lives a very long life with very little health problems. These would make a great addition to any family.
A Shepadoodle is a mix of a German Shepard and a Poodle. This mix brought two very popular dog breeds together to make one great dog.
The Shepadoodle is a highly intelligent dog. They are very smart, easily trainable, and very eager to please. This is something that everything would want in a family dog. A Shepadoodle is great with kids, plus these charming and confident dogs are known to be extremely loyal to their families.
German Shepard’s are known for their alert and guard dog characteristics. This can make them take a little while to warm up to strangers but will make them a terrific watch or guard dog around your house.
German Shepards are very high shedder, but once mixed with Poodle stops of the shedding making house cleaning much more enjoyable. These dogs will need to be brushed daily to help keep their hair from tangling and looking pretty.
A Shepadoole is a strong and energetic animal who will need daily exercise. They can be very prone to obesity and boredom when they do not get enough exercise and playtime. They can even become destructive if they do get bored. This would be a great dog to get to protect you and your family.
The Pyredoodle is a mix between a Great Pyrenees and a Standard Poodle. This breed is calm, fearless, and loyal. These are wonderful qualities that these dogs inherit from both of their parents.
Pyredoodles can go by many other names, such as Pyreneespoo, Pyrepoo, and Pyreneesdoodle. Even though these are considered a breed and usually very sought-after, you can find this breed dogs in shelters or other breed-specific rescues.
This dog, when fully grown, can weigh over one hundred pounds. These dogs will have medium length hair that is usually very wavy. They are usually white or tan in color. With all of this hair, these dogs will require a lot of grooming to stay looking beautiful.
These adorable dogs are great pets for both single people and families. They can even easily adapt to apartment living, but they are best suited for a home with a big yard due to their large size.
Pyredoodles are usually quiet but will bark to alert their owner of any potential dangers. They are known to become very protective of any children in their household. If you are looking for a gentle that will guard your family and your house, the Pyredoodle may be a great dog for you.
The Springerdoodle is a very popular designer dog breed that is seen today. This is a mixture of an English Springer Spaniel and a Poodle. Other names for this breed include Sproodle, Springerdoodle Retriever, Springerpoo, and Springerpoo Retriever.
These are medium-sized dogs that are very smart and active. This makes them a wonderful family pet. These dogs are very playful and love spending time with kids and other members of the family. They are also great with other dogs and love to play outdoors with other four-legged friends. A Springerdoole would be a great addition to a multi-dog household.
Springerdoodles have a double-layered and very thick coat. Their hair can be medium to long in length. Very common colors seen in Springerdoodles are black, brown, white, cream, or combinations of these.
These dogs do not tend to bark a lot, which is great for a quiet house or people who live in apartments. These dogs love to swim and spend time in the water. Springerdoodles would love to run agility courses, participate in agility training, or try their hand at dock diving.
These dogs would be great for an active person who is always going on an adventure. They would love to join in on any activity that you also love to do. They also will be happy snuggling up with you on the couch watching TV with all these great traits, who would not want a Springerdoodle as their next family pet.
The Corgipoo is a very cute designer dog breed. These are a cross between a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a Poodle. They first originated in the United States and are also known as a Corgidoodle or only a Corgi Poodle Mix. With any mixed-breed dog, you will get a combination of traits from both of their parents.
A Corgipoo is a very intelligent dog with a very sweet disposition. They are also very playful, friendly, and energetic. Corgipoos tend to get along with everyone, even kids and older people. They are very loving, loyal, and affectionate.
These dogs may have short stubby legs, but they love many of the sporting events. A Corgipoo is very adaptable to any situation but is best suited to a home with a lot of room to run due to their high energy levels. They can easily adjust to apartment life if they have daily exercise and mental stimulation.
They love being in the company of a lot of people and do not like to be left at home alone for long periods of time.
The Corgipoo will learn new tricks very quickly but also has a very mischievous streak and can commonly get into things that they should not. They can easily get bored with training, which can cause them to be stubborn some days during training time. Corgipoos would be a great service or therapy dog with their ready to learn personalities.
Because a Corgipoo has a Poodle parent, there is a chance that they will be low shedding. This is not a guarantee since the other parent is a Corgi. A Corgi has a double coat and will shed year-round. No matter what coat type you get with your Corgipoo, it will be more high maintenance. Their coats are very prone to tangles and mats.
With all these wonderful qualities and their cute little bodies, no wonder a Corgipoo is a very popular dog breed.
The Poogle is a mixture between a Beagle and a Poodle. This makes this one great breed to have. These dogs are very affectionate with their family members. They are also great with other dogs. Poogles love playing all day with kids. These are some of the most loyal dogs that you will find.
Poogles are very energetic dogs, as this can be seen with both parents of this breed. In other words, a Poogle will require plenty of exercises daily. You will need to keep a close eye on these dogs as sometimes their Beagle instincts will kick in, and they will wander off following the trail of something that their nose has picked up.
Even though a Beagle is one of the lest intelligent dog breeds, they are paired with a poodle that is usually very intelligent. These dogs are very easy to train as they are more eager to please their humans than a Beagle. These dogs can easily get distracted, so it is best to keep training to short, frequent sessions.
Poogles would make for a great family dog that will be protective and very loving. This would be a great new addition to your house.
The Doxiepoo is a mixture of two very popular dog breeds: a Dachshund and a Poodle. Both of these breeds of dogs make great companions and also have very similar personalities.
Both breeds of dogs are kind of stubborn, so their offspring are also going to be just a little stubborn. This breed makes up for their stubbornness with their wonderful personalities and always wanting love and attention.
A doxiepoo should also be very low shedding. They usually have a long body with short legs of a Dachshund and the curly hair of a Poodle. They can come in many different sizes and weight anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds.
Even though they are small, they enjoy spending a lot of time outside chasing birds and squirrels. They will need daily exercise but cannot go with you on a long run because of their short little legs.
Doxiepoo is usually very friendly, people-oriented, and very easy to train. These dogs are great with families and do great in apartments. They love to run and play but also love to cuddle with their family. This makes these wonderful dogs to have around kids.
This breed is very popular because of its wonderful disposition, intelligence, and hypoallergenic coat qualities. This would make a wonderful small dog for your family to love for many years.
The Pugapoo is a mix between a Pug and a Poodle. This breed of dog can take on the look of the pug or the Poodle. Even puppies from the same litter can look very different. They can have curly hair like a Poodle or straight hair like a pug. These dogs can have long tails or short corkscrewed tails. They can also vary in weight and weight anywhere between 10 to 30 pounds.
Since both Poodles and Pugs are very good with kids, this mix is also very good with kids and should be considered as a pet for your family.
A Pugapoo is a very affectionate, people-oriented dog. They will never adapt to life with little contact with other people. This dog loves to stay inside as be treated as a member of the family.
Pugapoos are great with other dogs and cats. If they take after their poodle parent, they can be a barker. You should be able to quickly train these dogs not to bark as much or some other unwanted behaviors. If they take after their Pug parent, they may snore. Unfortunately, this is not something you can fix.
Pugapoos usually have a low to moderate activity level and are very adaptable to the lifestyle of their family. They will need a short walk or some time of activity each day. They may enjoy sporting activities but usually love to just play in the back yard.
Both of the breeds that are used to create a Pugapoos are very smart and learn very quickly. If the Pug side is more dominant, your Pugapoo may be a bit of a stubborn. If you begin to socialize and train your Pugapoo early and use positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play, and food rewards, you will be rewarded with a wonderful companion.
A Pugapoo is usually best in a house with older kids who will be very gentle. A Pugapoo would make a great addition to your house.
An Airedoodle is a mixture of an Airedale Terrier and a Poodle. The Airedoodle is a great choice for those people who want a larger Poodle mix. These will not be as big as a Saint Berdoodle, but can easily weigh up to 60 pounds.
Airedoodles usually have a lot of energy and will need exercise on a daily basis to take care of all of their energy. A few hours of exercise is required each day. These dogs would be best suited for very active owners. They can be left alone for a very short period of time, but if it is very long, they can easily get bored and become destructive. This breed will require a lot of training. It is recommended that you start to socialize this breed very early with kids and other pets.
Airedoodles usually have a medium-length coat and will either be soft or coarse texture depending on what parent they take after. They know how to work hard, and also know how to play hard. They are generally very care-free and very gentle dogs that easily get along with everyone and even other pets
An Airedoodle will weigh between 40 and 60 pounds. They have a lot of energy and will need plenty of exercises to stay in good physical shape and emotional health.
The Siberpoo is a mixture of a Poodle and a Siberian Husky. They are also known as Huskydoodle, Poosky, and Huskapoo. They can live for 10 to 13 years and have great talents in agility. They are expressive, sweet, and friendly dogs though they do need a lot of attention, or they will act out.
The Siberpoo is not always a super easy dog to take care of as they have certain needs and always want attention. You will need to have a lot of patience with training, as they can be very stubborn. They usually fit in best with families with older kids or couples. They may be a little too active and difficult to handle for seniors unless they are also active and experienced Husky owners. They will be very loyal and very loving, though.
A siberpoo can easily adapt to different climates. They can do very well in the heat or the cold. Even though they can adapt to living in an apartment, they would do best to live in a house with a big back yard to run and play. This beautiful poodle mix would be a great dog for any active family looking for a new pet.
A Weimardoodle is a mix between a Weimaraner and a Poodle. This breed is also known as the Weimarpoo, Weimaranerpoo, and Weimaranerdoodle. A Weimardoodle is one of those dogs that will steal your heart because they have such a loveable personality.
A Weimardoodle is always ready to love you and play with you. If you do not have a lot of time to give your pet all the attention and affection that they really needs, they could become very lonely, depressed, and destructive.
These hey are medium to large size dogs. They usually weigh between 45 to 70 pounds. Their height can range between 20 and 27 inches. Their fur is usually wavy or curly. It can be almost any color but is usually brown, black, white, Isabella, or fawn. Wimardoodles can be hypoallergenic and very low shedders. They do tend to have a very thick coat that needs to be brushed very often to avoid tangles.
Wimardoodle’s can be very protective and loyal. This makes them great guard dogs. They tend to form very strong bonds with their owners. Even being large in size, they get along great with kids and other pets as long as you properly socialized them. If they are not socialized, they could be very scared of strangers when they are adults.
The Jack-A-Poo is a fairly new dog breed. This is a mixture between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Poodle. These dogs were first bred in the US only a few years ago. Because of their wonderful temperament, they have been steadily growing in popularity.
There is no real standard look and temperament, but having a Jack Russell Terrie as a parent, they are most likely going to be a very hyperactive dog. A Jack-A-Poo is a very loving and very intelligent dog. These dogs will need a lot of training to help keep them in behaving as they are supposed to. They also will need daily exercise. These dogs would be great at agility or other dog athletic events.
The good thing is that this breed is very low shedding and will not need a lot of grooming. This may also vary depending on what parent genes show up the strongest. A Jackapoo can come in almost any color combination and usually have medium length hair.
These dogs would be great with kids as they have just as much energy as your kids do. They are small in size and can even curl up with your kids on the couch or sleep in their beds. This would be a great pet to have as an addition to your house.
A Scoodle is a mixture of a Scottish Terrier and a Poodle. A Scoodle is also known as a Scottiepoo or Scottish Shoodle. These medium size dogs are very affectionate and very intelligent. They will make a very loyal companion. A Scoodle can be good with kids if socialized early. If they are teased or handled roughly may snap. It would be best to have playtime monitored at first until you see how your dog will react to your kids.
Scoodle’s are very energetic and playful dogs. They prefer the company of their owners and can easily suffer from separation anxiety if they are left alone for too long. They would be best with people who are at home most of the time and do not have to travel much
This breed is very alert at all times and would make a great watchdog. A Scoodle is very easy to groom, especially if they have a shorter coat. They do not shed a lot and are considered hypoallergenic, making them great for people who suffer from allergies. Common colors seen in Scoondle are black, grey, or brown, and they may even have white or silver markings. With all of these wonderful qualities which would not want to own a Scoodle.
37. Great Danoodle
A Great Danoodle is a mixture between a Great Dane and a Poodle. The Great Danoodle is also also known as a Great Danedoodle, Danedoodle, Great Danepoo, and Danepoo. This will be a wonderful dog for families that are wanting a larger dog to protect them, love them, and walk right beside them.
Great Danoodles are very calm, loving, and loyal pets. That would make a great addition to your family. These dogs enjoy a moderate amount of activity and love spending time with people. They also love to be with other animals as well. Great Danoodle’s are also usually great with cats. This makes them a great addition to a multi-pet household.
Great Danoodles can usually live up to 13 years and will weigh between 75 and 100 pounds fully grown. These dogs can get very larger and grow to be 22 to 27 inches tall. Their thick and wavy coats will vary in length and in color. This breed can come in many varieties of color combinations such as black, white, blue, fawn, apricot, cream, gray, red, silver, and beige. They can even have a harlequin or brindle pattern with a black mask or markings. While the Great Danoodle is not a very common dog breed, it is a very well-known breed.
The Bassetoodle is a mix of two very popular breeds a Basset Hound and a Poodle. These breeds have very similar personalities and temperaments, but they look very different. A Bassetoodle can get their looks from either parent. They can look like a poodle and have curly hair or have short hair like their Basset Hound parent. Many times, this breed has very short legs like a Basset Hound.
A Bassetoodle is usually very calm and friendly. They are very social dogs and love to be the center of attention. They tend to get along with almost everyone and all pets. This makes them a great pet for a multi-pet house.
A Bassetoold is a one of a kind doodle mix. Their long torso and very short legs with curly hair make them one cute breed when you add in their large brown eye and big nose who could resist this cute dog.
The Bassetoodle is a very outgoing and happy dog. They have a large amount of love and affection to give you and your family. They really enjoy being around people of all ages and other animals. This is a trait that can leads to severe separation anxiety if you leave them alone for a very long period of time.
If you are looking for a great companion who can also be a great guard dog for your house, a Bassetoodle may be the best choice.
The Eskapoo is a mix between an American Eskimo and a Poodle. These are also known as an American Eskimo Poodle mix. This breed looks very similar to a Pomapoo. But they are usually just a little bigger. The size will ultimately depend on the size of their parents.
These are very fluffy dogs and will need a lot of grooming and hair care even though they have the poodle genes that are not considered hypoallergenic. They will actually shed a lot.
Most Eskapoos have a lot of energy and can easily get excited. This breed will make a very good watchdog but may bark a lot even when there is not any danger around.
Eskapoos can easily get attached to their people and develop separation anxiety if you leave home alone to long. They will make a wonderful companion for an older couple who has retired and spends most of their day at home.
Eskapoos have a very cheerful and loving personality. They can get alone with almost everyone, from children to senior adults. They are also great with other pets. They are very eager to please their owners and will show you a lot of love and affection. These cute dogs make for a great family pet, and you will love having this breed as your new addition.
The Flandoodle is a very large designer breed dog that is a mix of the Bouvier des Flandres and a Standard Poodle. These dogs are great family pets and are known for being excellent watchdogs. They are also very protective, loyal, and alert.
They are usually around 70 pounds on average and will stand about 25 inches tall. A Flandoodle will have medium to long hair and a thick and curly coat that can come in almost any color. The most common colors seen in a Flandoodle are brown, black, white, grey, tan, red, and blue. While they are great with other animals and kids, if you start to socialize them early, they will need to be supervised around really young kids.
Their coat is very curly and thick, and usually medium length or longer. Although no dog is really hypoallergenic, this breed is very close to and does not pose any allergy issues.
You will have to brush your Flandoodle every day to prevent tangling and mats. While they do not shed very much, it is still important to bathe them if they get dirty.
A Flandoodle loves to be active and will needs at least 60 to 90 minutes of exercise each day. They really love to hunt and would love a trip to the dog park every day. They can also run beside you when you go for a jog or bike ride.
This breed is also very good at agility training, playing with a Frisbee, fetching a flyball, and swimming. If your Flandoodle does not get enough exercise, they are likely to have behavioral issues and other problems such as barking, chewing on things they should not, and digging holes in the back yard.
Poodle + Mastiff = Mastidoodle
A Mastidoole is a mixe between a Mastiff and a Poodle. The Mastidoodle is also known as a Mastipoo.
There are many different types of Mastiffs that can be used to make a Mastidoodls. A Mastidoodle has large fluffy hair and is a very watchful dog that will look intimidating. However, a Mastipoo is usually very nice and well behaved. They are not aggressive at all. A Mastidoodle is becoming very popular due to its hypoallergenic properties and very easy-going personality. You will often see these dogs with their tongues hanging out and a smile on their face because of their loving character.
Combining a Mastiff and Poodle may not seem like the most logical sense since they have different personalities. However, a Mastidoodle brings together some of the best characteristics that a dog can have, such as being hypoallergenic, very low shedding, and multi-colored dogs. Personality-wise, a Mastipoo, is known for being very loving, gentle, watchful, and funny.
These Poodle mixes can stand up to 30 inches in height. They have very broad features and dense and wavy coat. A Mastidoodle is considered very high-maintenance when it comes to grooming them because the fur cab becomes matted very easily if not brushed for on a regular basis. The Mastidoodle is a large teddy-bear of the dog world. Despite their large size, the Mastidoodle is very docile and very gentle with family members. These dogs will make a great companion for all families.
A Dalmadoodle is a mix of a Dalmatian and a Poodle. This breed also goes by many other names such as Dalmapoo, Dalmatiandoodle, and Dalmatianpoo. When you mix the looks and personality of these two dog breeds, you have a very intelligent, loyal, and loving dog. These dogs make wonderful companions.
The Dalmadoodle is a medium to large breed dog who loves everyone. These dogs are highly intelligent dogs that they inherit from their Poodle parent but can also have a slight stubborn streak that they get from their Dalmatian parent. You will have to have a lot of patients during training. The Dalmadoodle loves to learn new tricks. This will help provide them with mental stimulation
Your Dalmadoodle will need daily walks and a moderate amount of physical activity to keep them calm. It is best to socialize your dog by letting them meet other owners and their dogs at the dog park. This will be an enclosed area to let them off their leash and able to play with other dogs.
Dalmadoodle loves to learn new tricks. This not only provides mental stimulation but also it is very fun. These dogs are great family dogs, as they are very affectionate, loyal, and very devoted to their family.
The Bordoodle is a very loving and loyal mix between a Border Collie and a standard poodle. This breed is also known as Colliedoodles or Colliepoos. They are sweet, smart, and very energetic. These make great family dogs when socialized correctly. They are best kept in warm climates or as indoor pets as they do not like the cold.
Usually, the Bordoodle’s coat is either black, blue, or white. They can also carry a merle coloring. This usually depends on whether it is a first-generation Bordoodle or a second-generation from crossing two Bordoodles. They will have a thick coat, which will require frequent grooming, but a plus side of all the grooming is that they are hypoallergenic.
This large dog is a very beautiful poodle mix. They have a dense double coat and can be considered very high maintenance. They will need a lot of grooming and brushing to keep this thick coat from matting.
A Bordoodle’s parent breeds were bred to be herding and water dogs. These traits can easily be seen in a Bordoodle. A Bordoodle would be considered a very great companion for a very active family that is always on the go. These dogs are also great at keeping up with kids and never seem to tire out. Who would not want to add this beautiful and full of energy breed to their house?
A Bolonoodle is a mix between a Bolognese and a Poodle. These are also known as the Bolognesedoodle, Bolognesepoo, Bolodoodle, Bolopoo, and Bolondoodle, the Bolonoodle. This is one very adorable little dog that can be hard to resist.
A Bolonoodle is full of love and a lot of energy. These dogs will make a great companion for anyone who is looking for a very intelligent and very loyal do breed. These dogs love to snuggle on the couch but are always up for some fun. This breed is highly intelligent. These little dogs are also very personable and very entertaining. This makes them an ideal companion animal.
A Bolonoodle has a single-layer coat of very soft hair that can be either wavy or curly. Their hair can come in many different color combinations. This breed is a relatively long-lived poodle mix, but it can have some very serious heart disorders. These heart problems can be exacerbated by obesity. It is best to keep your Bolonoodle at a great weight, which is crucial to their health. Fortunately, as long as you monitor their food and treats, these dogs do not need a lot of exercises to maintain their best body condition. This breed would make a perfect dog for your apartment.
This little doodle is a cross between a Papillon and a Poodle. Weighing in at an average of 6-14lbs, this breed is a good choice for those that want a smaller sized dog. Their coats can range from the silky smooth straight fur of the Papillion to the curly, wavy fur of the poodle. No matter their coat type, this breed is hypoallergenic, so they are a good fit for those with allergies to pet dander. Shedding is minimal in this breed, and basic grooming will prevent any mats or tangles. Their small size also makes them suitable for life in an apartment or those with small yard space. Although they don’t require much space, these dogs are very active and require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy.
With the liveliness of the Papillon mixed with the intelligence of the poodle, this breed needs to be both physically and mentally challenged. They are easily trained and are eager to please, making them great prospects for activities such as agility or obedience trials. While they have a friendly disposition and are usually great with children, it is important to teach children how to be gentle while playing with this breed, since they are small and could be injured by rough-housing.
Like most small breeds, these dogs can be vocal at times, especially if they are not being stimulated. Overall, however, this breed is not known for excessive barking, which makes them great candidates for apartment living. Early socialization with both people and dogs is important to give the dog confidence and avoid the ‘small dog syndrome’ around new people, dogs, and situations.
A cross between an Australian Terrier and a Miniature Poodle, this breed is active and intelligent. Like the Papi-poo, this breed comes in a variety of coat types and colors, all of which are hypoallergenic and have minimal shedding. Basic grooming will keep this dog’s fur mat-free and healthy. This breed is slightly larger than the Papi-poo with an average weight of 14lbs. Because this breed is mixed with the Australian Terrier, it is very active and requires plenty of exercise to release its energy. Though they have a friendly disposition, this breed is known to have a stubborn streak so early training is important.
The Australian Terrier is known to have a strong prey drive, as it was bred to hunt small rodents. Because of this, this breed is not suitable for families who have pets such as hamsters or gerbils and should always be supervised when interacting with other animals and children. Early socialization is important for this breed, as they tend to be very protective of their owners and can develop overprotective behaviors if not properly trained. This protective nature can also extend to the dog’s resources, so owners should train their dog from an early age to avoid resource guarding. Because this breed requires both mental and physical stimulation, if owners do not provide adequate outlets for their dog’s energy, the dog will become frustrated which can result in excessive barking or destructive behavior. While its small size makes this breed suitable for apartment living, prospective owners should be aware this breed needs lots of exercise to stay healthy and happy.
This breed is a cross between a Rat Terrier and a Poodle. Like the Terripoo, this breed has a high prey drive due to its ancestry. Because of this, this breed should not be left unsupervised around children or other animals, and should never be allowed near small rodents such as hamsters. The coat of this breed varies from short and straight to curly and comes in a variety of colors. Rat Terriers tend to shed a lot, but the poodle-type coat of some dogs of this breed helps diminish shedding to a certain extent, though others will have the shorter fur of the Rat Terrier. This breed is quite a bit larger than smaller doodles, and weighs in at 25-50lbs.
Although they are larger than some other doodle breeds, this breed can live in an apartment as long as it gets daily exercise. Training is easy with this breed, as they are highly intelligent and they can excel at activities such as agility and obedience. Because they have a high prey drive, these dogs should not be allowed off-leash unless in a fenced-in area, as they will chase anything that moves.
This breed is more vocal than other doodles, so it is extremely important to give them enough exercise and mental stimulation to expel their energy. They also tend to be more reserved than other breeds and require early socialization. Even the most well-socialized dogs of this breed tend to be wary of strangers, and owners should be careful when introducing this dog to new people.
48. Pit Boodle
This breed is a cross between a Standard Poodle and a Pitbull Terrier. With its large breed ancestry, it makes sense that this breed is much larger than many other doodles, with its average weight ranging from 40-70lbs. The coat of this breed varies in color and can range from short and straight to fluffy and curly. The Pitbull influence results in coats that tend to shed frequently and require regular grooming sessions to remove excess fur. Because of their coarse coats, these dogs are not hypoallergenic like many other doodle mixes, so they are not a good fit for those with pet allergies. In addition to regular brushings, it is important to regularly clean the ears of this breed, as they are prone to developing ear infections.
These dogs are loyal companions and make great family pets with proper training and socialization. Pit Bull Terriers and Poodles are both highly intelligent breeds, making this breed easy to train. In addition to training, this breed requires early socialization with both dogs and people, as they tend to inherit the protectiveness of the Pit Bull Terrier. Because they can become protective over resources, they should always be supervised when around children and other dogs. Obedience training can help avoid resource guarding as well as other behavioral issues that can arise from this sometimes stubborn breed.
Because of their large size, this breed is not well suited for apartment living and requires ample room to run and burn off energy. They are very active dogs and require at least an hour of physical activity each day. It is also important to keep their minds stimulated through puzzle toys or other mental activities as this breed is highly intelligent.
This breed is a mix of Doberman Pinscher and a Standard Poodle. Like the Pit Boodle, this breed is larger than other doodles with a weight ranging from 85-90lbs. Because of their size, this breed requires a lot of space to roam around and is not suited for apartment living. Their coats tend to be a mix of their two parent breeds, resulting in a dog that has moderate shedding and requires weekly brushings.
Doberman Pinschers are a naturally protective breed, a trait that is expressed in this breed. This breed forms strong attachments to its family and will defend its owners from anything or anyone it views as a threat. Because of this, owners must train and socialize this breed from an early age. With proper training and socialization, this breed will warm up to visitors and other dogs after time, but its protective nature means it will always be wary of strangers. This breed is also very territorial, and will loudly defend their “turf” from anyone passing by.
Because they are territorial, this breed prefers to be the only dog in the home. Although they can be accepting of other pets if raised alongside them, this breed is best suited for a one-pet family, as they have a very high prey drive and will chase after other pets such as cats. This prey drive means that this breed should never be allowed to roam off-leash as they will run after any wildlife or other animal they see. Early training is so important for this breed as they have a stubborn streak and require frequent and consistent training to minimize their overprotective and territorial behaviors.
This breed is a cross of a Hungarian Vizsla and a Poodle. A relatively new doodle, this breed can be bred with the toy, miniature, and standard sized Poodle. This allows owners to choose which size dog they prefer. Both of the parent breeds are highly intelligent, resulting in a dog that has high trainability. This intelligence can be a double-edged sword, however, as this breed’s intelligence can lead to stubbornness, especially if they are not mentally stimulated. The coats of these dogs vary depending on which parent they take after, but all dogs of this breed tend to have moderate to advanced shredding due to the Vizsla’s short, dense fur. Grooming is very easy with this breed as they require only weekly brushings to remove excess fur.
This breed has a friendly deposition and tends to get along very well with other pets and is confident when meeting new people. Unlike the Doberdoodle, this breed has a very low prey drive and is not likely to run off chasing cats or other small animals. Early training is essential to ensure this breed’s intelligence is put to good use and not redirected into destructive behavior. As a high energy dog, this breed will need at least an hour of exercise a day and depending on the size of the parent Poodle, they may not be suited for apartment living.
This breed is suited for living with multiple people and pets and its friendly disposition makes it a good fit for families with children. These dogs can become overexcited, however, so it is important to have adult supervision when they are interacting with young children. Early socialization with children and other pets will help this breed learn to behave calmly and respectfully around them.
A cross between a Shetland Sheepdog and a Poodle, this breed is highly intelligent and has lots of energy. This breed can weigh between 30-50lbs with females weighing less than males. Both the Shetland Sheepdog and the Poodle are very intelligent, making this cross breed a highly trainable dog. Like the Vizsladoodle, this breed’s intelligence can lead to stubbornness and destructive behavior if the dog is not mentally stimulated. Physical exercise along with challenging the dog’s mind by teaching new tricks, will keep this breed healthy and happy.
The coat of this breed can vary from the dense, double coat of the Sheltie to the curly single coat of the Poodle. Grooming requirements also vary depending on which coat type the dog has, with more frequent grooming needed for double-coated dogs. These dogs have friendly dispositions and form strong bonds with their families. The Shetland Sheepdog’s reserved nature, however, means that this breed tends to be wary of strangers and should be socialized from an early age to avoid any overprotective behavior or insecurity. These dogs are usually good with children but are very sensitive and can be scared by loud noises or sudden movements.
Because this breed requires at least an hour of exercise every day, it is best suited for an active family. These dogs form strong attachments to their people and will not do well being left alone for large portions of the day. Training from a young age will help reduce the chance of these dogs developing separation anxiety. These dogs can make great family companions but should not be left unsupervised with young children as they can become overstimulated and unsure of how to react to children’s antics. Early socialization will help this breed develop self-confidence, which will mitigate any insecurity or timid behavior that the Shetland Sheepdog can sometimes develop.
This breed is a mix between a Boston Terrier and a Poodle. These dogs are of medium size, with their weight ranging from 25-50lbs. The coat of this breed varies depending on which parent breed it takes after, but it usually consists of a single-coat with moderate shedding. Grooming is simple with just one or two brushing sessions per week required. This breed is very loyal and will want to be with its family at all times. This trait can lead to separation anxiety, so early training is important.
This breed has a friendly disposition and gets along well with people and other animals. Socialization from an early age will help ensure these dogs have self-confidence and will enable them to engage with other people and animals in a safe and friendly manner. Both the Boston Terrier and the Poodle are intelligent breeds, so it makes sense that this breed is easy to train. Some dogs of this breed exhibit the stubbornness often found in the Boston Terrier, so early and consistent obedience training is important.
The small size of this breed makes it suitable for apartment living, although it is important to remember that these dogs are high energy and require daily exercise. An hour of physical activity per day will help release these dogs’ energy and prevent any destructive behavior that can result from boredom or frustration. Because this breed tends to have a slightly snubbed nose as a result of its Boston Terrier heritage, it is important to make sure these dogs are not exercised for long periods of time in excessive heat, as this can result in heatstroke. Mental stimulation is also important for this clever breed, and using puzzle toys or teaching new tricks is a great way to keep these dogs’ minds occupied.
This breed is a cross between a Poodle and a Shibu Inu. This is a relatively small dog, with their average weight ranging from 14-20lbs. Their coats can vary from short to curly and while they can be hypoallergenic depending on if it takes after the Poodle coat, this is not a guarantee. These dogs are highly intelligent and are easy to train. Some dogs of this breed, however, inherit the stubbornness and independent personality of the Shiba Inu, so it is important to begin training at an early age.
This breed has a friendly personality and forms deep attachments to its family. Like the Sheltiepoo, however, this breed tends to be wary of strangers and will vocalize its concern of those who come too close to its territory. While this breed is not aggressive by nature, it does have a high prey drive and will chase cats or other small animals if given the chance. Because of this, this breed is best suited for families without small pets such as hamsters. Their prey drive also means that these dogs are likely to run after wildlife outside and so they should not be allowed off-leash unless they are in a secure area.
The strong attachment this breed has to its owners can lead to possessive and overprotective behavior. Early training and socialization will help curb these behaviors. While this breed is small in size, it has a lot of energy and is best suited for a home with a yard that the dog can run around in. Daily exercise is very important for this breed and if not provided, these dogs will become frustrated and bored. One problem owners may face with this breed is bathing, as this breed tends to hate getting wet. Desensitizing these dogs to water from an early age will help them get over this issue and make keeping them clean much easier.
54. French Bulldoodle
A cross between a French Bulldog and a Poodle, this breed is small, loyal, and intelligent. With weight ranging from 16-25lbs, these dogs are well suited for apartment living. Both parent breeds of this dog tend to have little to no shedding, so this breed is a good fit for those with pet allergies. Grooming is fairly easy as the single coats of these dogs require just a few brushings a week to stay mat-free. One grooming task that may require more time is keeping the dog’s ears clean, as their floppy nature tends to accumulate dirt and can lead to infection.
This breed has the friendliness of the French Bulldog and the intelligence of the Poodle, resulting in a dog that is great around people and other animals but can be difficult to train. This is because the French Bulldog is known for its stubbornness, which is often exhibited in this breed. Owners should start training these dogs at an early age and establish boundaries so the dog knows exactly where it stands in the pack. Failure to do this will result in this dog ruling the roost and listening to your commands only when it feels like it.
Socialization is important for every dog, including this breed, but with its friendly dispotons, this breed has no problem making friends with everyone it meets. While it is nice to have such a friendly dog, this also means this breed will not be warding off any strangers as much as they will be welcoming them with open paws. Because of this, this breed may not be for you if you are looking for a watchdog. French Bulldogs are known for having respiratory issues due to their short snouts. While this trait is usually not passed down to this breed, if the dog has the shorter nose of its French parent, owners should take care to limit exercise, especially in hot weather. Exercise for these dogs in general does not require too much activity, and a short walk per day is usually sufficient for their needs.
This breed is a cross between a Lhasa Apso and a Poodle. One of the smaller sized doodles, this breed typically weighs between 10-20lbs. Their coats can be silky smooth or have wavy curls depending on which parent breed they take after. Grooming this breed requires more maintenance than other doodles, especially if the dog has the longer fur of its Lhasa Apso parent. A few brushings each week along with ear and teeth cleanings will help keep this breed looking and feeling its best.
These dogs are highly intelligent but can have a stubborn streak and require training from an early age. While poodles are known for their friendly and outgoing personality, Lhasa Apsos tend to be more reserved and wary of strangers. Dogs of this cross breed can have either personality, depending on which parent they take after as well as the environment they are raised in. While this breed is generally friendly towards people it knows, it is not well suited for homes with young children, as they can be injured easily by roughhousing due to their small size.
Unlike the French Bulldoodle, this breed has a protective nature passed down from its Lhasa Apso heritage, as these dogs were originally bred as watchdogs. Because of this, they tend to be territorial and will alert you to anyone passing by. Training and socialization are important for this breed, as their protective nature can lead to excessive barking and resource guarding. This breed can also suffer from separation anxiety as they form very close bonds to their human pack.
Their small size makes this breed well suited for apartment living, and they require only a short walk each day along with mental stimulation through trick training or puzzle toys. These dogs enjoy learning new things and can be great candidates for dog sports such as agility and obedience.
This breed is a mix between a Tibetan Terrier and a Standard Poodle. A medium sized dog, they usually weigh between 30-50lbs. The coat of this breed varies depending on which parent breed gene is dominant, and they can have either a single or double coat. Shedding is low to moderate depending on the coat type, and not all dogs of this breed will be hypoallergenic. This breed requires extensive grooming to keep their coats tangle-free. These dogs have a friendly disposition and a great fit for families with children.
This breed has lots of energy and needs daily exercise to stay happy and healthy. These dogs excel at sports such as agility and flyball and their clever minds make them easy to train. The Tibetan Terrier was bred in the mountains of TIbet as herding dogs for livestock and companions for Tibetan monks. Because this breed has so much energy, they are best suited for homes with fenced yards where they can run and play, although they can do well in apartments as long as they have adequate exercise.
While these dogs are very friendly towards people, they can be dominant towards other dogs, so early socialization is essential. With the intelligence of the Poodle passed down to these dogs, training is easy, especially if it is started at an early age, as these dogs love to learn and interact with their owners.
This dog is a cross between a Belgian Sheepdog and a Poodle. The coat of this breed, like many other doodles, can vary depending on which parent breed the dog takes after. The Belgian Sheepdog is a dog that sheds quite heavily, while the Poodle hardly sheds at all. This breed will likely have low to moderate shedding, depending on its coat type.
This breed is one of the larger doodles, weighing between 40-60lbs, so they are not well suited for apartment living.
With two high energy parent breeds, these dogs are incredibly active and must have long walks and exercise each day. Dog sports like agility, flyball, and obedience are great ways to release this breed’s endless energy. Obedience training as well as teaching tricks, is very important to keep these dogs’ minds working. Highly intelligent, this breed will be easy to train with positive reinforcement. Harsh training methods should not be used as this dog is very sensitive.
This breed is a good fit for families with children, as they will be overjoyed to runaround and play with kids all day. Young children should be supervised when around these dogs, however, as their large size means they could accidentally knock over little ones. Because the Belgian Sheepdog was bred as a herding dog, there is a good chance this breed will try to herd your children! These dogs have friendly dispositions and with proper socialization, they will happily greet your guests.
This breed is a mix between a ChowChow and a Poodle. These dogs have fluffy coats that shed very little or not at all. Grooming for this breed is more work than for other doodles, since their coats tend to be dense and puffy, requiring frequent brushings to prevent mats. Because they don’t shed much, this breed is considered to be hypoallergenic so it is a good fit for those with pet allergies. This doodle is on the larger side, weighing between 40-60lbs. Because of their size, this breed is not well suited for apartment living.
The Chow Chow is known for being aloof to strangers and not overly attached to its family. While the poodle influence makes this breed more outgoing than its Chow Chow parent, it is likely that these dogs will remain suspicious of strangers. Early socialization and training will help prevent any overprotective or territorial behavior. This breed is great for families with children, and, like the Belgian-doodle, will enjoy playing with kids.
Training this breed can be difficult, as the Chow Chow is a stubborn dog. Positive reinforcement will help encourage these dogs to behave and the Poodle influence makes them more eager to learn than your typical Chow Chow. This breed is a good fit for those who are not able to stay at home all the time, as they do not become overly attached to their people. This does not mean, of course, that these dogs are not affectionate, just that they are not as prone to separation anxiety as some other doodle crosses.
This breed is a mix between an English Pointer and a Poodle. While many doodle mixes are relatively new breeds ,this breed was established in Germany in 1881. This breed was created to create a hunting dog that had the pointing instincts and endurance of the English Pointer and the intelligence and willingness to please of the Poodle. Their coats are short and require only basic weekly grooming. Because they are mixed with Poodle, these dogs shed very little and are suitable for those with pet allergies.
Because these dogs were bred to assist hunters, they are not your typical house pet and are best suited for those who are avid hunters and are looking for a hunting companion. Their high intelligence, however, means that they can be trained for other purposes such as search and rescue or as service dogs. These dogs need a lot of physical and mental stimulation everyday so they are not a good fit for new or inexperienced dog owners. If given proper exercise, these dogs make wonderful household pets and are able to settle down after a long day’s work.
These dogs are the perfect companion for those who enjoy hunting and can become highly skilled service dogs. Because they require a job to be happy, this breed is not recommended for those without the time or desire to properly exercise them. Although these dogs have a strong desire to hunt, the poodle influence makes them friendly towards people and allows them to be better household dogs than most other hunting breeds.
This breed is a mix between the Akita and the Poodle. These dogs have thick coats that while dense, have little to moderate shedding and require just one or two brushings per week. They are not considered hypoallergenic, and may cause issues for those who suffer from pet allergies. This breed tends to be larger than most doodle crosses, and can weigh anywhere from 45-120lbs. These dogs need room to run and are not recommended for apartment living.
The Akita is a natural guard dog, and its protective nature is present in this breed. Because of this, it is very important to socialize this breed from an early age. Failure to do so will result in a dog that is territorial, overprotective, and potentially aggressive. This breed possesses the intelligence of the Poodle, making it easy to train. As with all dogs, it is a good idea to use positive reinforcement when training, so your dog will enjoy learning and interacting with you.
This breed is best suited for experienced dog owners as they require a firm and consistent leader. They do well with older children, but should always be supervised when interacting with them. Akitas are a very dominant breed, and tend to not be fond of other animals. Because of this, it is essential that these dogs are socialized with other animals when they are young. Exercise is also important for these dogs, who are energetic and require at least an hour of physical activity each day. This breed has the intelligence of the Poodle, so mental stimulation is important to keep them happy. Like the Choodle, this breed tends to be more independent than others, so they are not prone to separation anxiety. Even well-socialized dogs of this breed will be wary of strangers, and will never fail to alert you of anyone coming near your home.
This breed is a mix between the Cairn Terrier and the Poodle. Their coats are short and curly and require frequent brushings to prevent tangles and mats. Thanks to their Poodle heritage, they shed very little and can be hypoallergenic, although this is not guaranteed. This breed is one of the smaller doodles, weighing somewhere between 13-20lbs. Their small size makes them well suited to apartment living.
These dogs are affectionate with their families but are also more independent than many other doodles. While they love being the center of attention, they are also content to play alone with their toys. This breed is energetic and enjoys physical activities like agility. Exercise requirements for this breed can be fulfilled though one or two walks per day along with mental stimulation through obedience and trick training sessions. Their Poodle-like intelligence makes training easy, though their independent streak means they sometimes have selective hearing. Housetraining has also proven to be a challenge with this breed.
These dogs are great with children if proper socialization has been given to the dog from a young age. SImilarly, with socialitoan this breed does very well with other dogs and pets, though their terrier ancestry means they will likely chase and hunt small animals including hamsters or gerbils. Although they are not very vocal, these dogs are great watchdogs and will alert you to people or animals who come close to your home.
This breed is a mix between the Coton de Tulear and the Poodle. The coats of these dogs are soft and can be straight or curly. Grooming for this breed is fairly easy, as they require just a few brushings per week to prevent tangles and mats. They shed very little thanks to the Poodle genes and are a good fit for those with pet allergies. These dogs are on the smaller side, weighing between 10-15 lbs and are well suited for apartment living.
The parent breeds of these dogs are both friendly companion dogs, so it makes sense that this breed is incredibly affectionate and loving towards its family. Early socialization and training is required to ensure these dogs don’t become overprotective of their beloved owners. These dogs are easy to train and are eager to learn. Thye excel in dog sports such as agility and obedience trials due to their Poodle-derived intelligence. While these dogs can be energetic, they do not require much physical activity, and will be satisfied with one or two walks per day. They do require a lot of mental stimulation, and can become destructive if left to their own devices.
Because this breed forms such strong bonds with its people, it can develop separation anxiety and should not be left alone for long periods of time. Training and confidence building activities such as agility, can help mitigate separation anxiety in these dogs. In the home, these dogs will happily follow their owners everywhere they go. This breed is a very affectionate, intelligent companion who is eager to please. With proper training and socialization, they make wonderful family dogs and are suitable for novice and experienced dog owners alike.
This breed is a mix between an Affenpinscher and a Poodle. The coat of this breed varies from short and coarse, to soft and curly. Shedding is minimal and this breed is considered to be hypoallergenic. These dogs do not require much grooming, though weekly brushing is recommended to avoid tangles. This breed is rather small, weighing between 10-13lbs. Because of their small size, these dogs can do well in apartments, however, they require a lot of physical activity.
These dogs are very energetic and need to have outlets for their energy. While they do not need to take hour long walks every day, they do need to get outside and run and play. Due to their terrier heritage, this breed has a high prey drive and should not be allowed off-leash in open areas as they will chase anything that catches their attention. This prey drive also means that while these dogs are good with other dogs when properly socialized, they should not be allowed to interact with small pets such as hamsters.
This breed is highly intelligent and does well with obedience training as well as learning different tricks. Their playful and friendly demeanor make these dogs a great fit for families with older children who can play gently with these tiny dogs. While their size makes them suitable for living in apartments, these dogs love to run and should have access to a fenced in yard where they can expel their energy.
This breed is a mix between a Toy Fox Terrier and a Miniature Poodle. Their coats vary in type and can be smooth and curly or rough and wirey. All dogs of this breed have little to no shedding and are considered to be hypoallergenic. Weekly brushings and ear cleanings are all that is needed to keep them healthy and tangle-free. Weighing between 9-13lbs, this breed is one of the smallest doodles out there, so they are well suited for apartment living.
Although they are small, this breed has lots of energy and needs to be physically exercised for at least an hour each day. In addition to physical activity, these intelligent dogs thrive when given mental stimulation. Easy to train, these dogs do well with obedience commands as well as trick training. Dog sports like agility and flyball are great ways to bond with these dogs while providing them with physical exercise.
Like other terrier breeds, this breed has a high prey drive and should never be let off-leash in an unfenced area. Those with small pets such as hamsters should also make sure these dogs are never allowed around them, as their hunting instincts will kick in. This breed is quite vocal and can become overprotective or territorial without proper training and socialization. Good watchdogs, this breed will never fail to alert you to anyone passing by your home. Giving these dogs plenty of physical and mental stimulation will prevent them from developing problem behaviors such as excessive barking.
This breed is a mix between a Cane Corso and a Poodle. A very rare mix, these dogs have coats that are short and wispy and require minimal grooming. They are not considered hypoallergenic, though they do shed considerably less than their Cane Corso parent. These dogs are one of the larger sized doodles, weighing between 70-85 lbs. Despite their large size, these dogs can do well living in apartments, as they have fairly low exercise requirements.
The Cane Corso was bred to be a guard dog, and its protective nature will pass down to this mix breed. Because these dogs are likely to have very strong guarding instincts, they are best suited for those with experience with dogs of this nature. The Poodle influence will make this breed friendlier than its Cane Corso parent, it will be wary of strangers and can become overprotective of its owners as well as its territory. Early training and socialization are essential to ensure these dogs are well balanced.
These dogs are very intelligent and respond well to consistent training using positive reinforcement. Although these dogs are quite large, they do not need extensive exercise and will be satisfied with one or two short walks each day. Because they are so large, obedience training is very important to ensure your dog does not develop behavioral problems such as jumping up on visitors or pulling you down the street during walks. Cane Corsos have a high prey drive, which will be passed onto this breed. Like other breeds with high prey drives, these dogs should never be let off-leash in open areas as they can easily be triggered by wildlife or other small animals running around. Because of their huge size, this breed’s prey drive can extend to small dogs, so it is essential that they are socialized with other dogs from a young age.
Finding a Good Breeder
With so many people nowadays trying to breed, sell, and raise dogs, it can be very difficult to find a good dog breeder. Depending on where you live, you may have to search around a bit for a breeder, but here are some tips and advice to follow. You never want to accidentally support a puppy mill, or someone who takes poor care of their dogs.
Always ask questions. A good breeder is transparent about their dogs. They are willing to show AKC paperwork, talk about their location, even show you where the dogs are taken care of and bred. A breed who cares about the breed will be happy to disclose all possible health issues, as well, and walk you through some of the basics of getting a new puppy. If a breeder refuses to show you the parents, refuses to show you where the dogs are kept, or refuses to show you the dog until payment, steer clear. Many times, you will be put on a waiting list, and when a female dog is pregnant, be informed and given the choice to put a claim on a puppy. Payment at this time is common.
If you are lucky, a breeder that you know and trusts you may be willing to part with an older dog who can no longer breed, and needs a good forever home. Just like with puppies, make sure to ask questions, meet the dog beforehand, find out any health risks and interact with the dog. Having puppies can change a dog’s behavior.
Lastly, some breeders may ask that you do not spay or neuter your new puppy. This is typically so they can see which of the puppies grows up the healthiest. They may ask for the puppy back for a short time when it is older for further breeding, as well, but this would be included in the contract signed at purchase. This is another sign that you have a reputable breeder. No contract means no business.
Adopting a Doodle
Adoption is a great choice when looking for a new dog. With the huge amount of dogs that have no forever home, and that need a place to call their own, Doodles are easier and easier to find in shelters. Just like breeders, reputable rescues are important to find.
There are two types of places to adopt from – rescues, and shelters. Rescues are typically non-profit organizations run by a smaller group of people, while shelters are government-run animal control groups. Adopting from a rescue means the dog will usually be fostered in a home with other dogs, giving it more socialization and basic housetraining. The fees for a rescue can also be higher, as most rescues rely entirely on subsidies, donations, and adoption fees. Almost any larger retail pet chain, such as PetCo, will have adoption events weekly.
Shelters are government run, and typically seen as a ‘Pound’ setting. Dogs who are strays, abandoned, or otherwise homeless and without a rescue end here, and unfortunately, most all shelters practice euthanization. Often times, rescue groups will adopt dogs who are close to their euthanization date in order to save them. While the fees are much lower here, the background, actual breed, and health issues are totally unknown in a shelter dog. This being said, there are more happy reports of shelter dogs becoming incredible family dogs than not, especially with the correct training.
Doodles – Always a Good Mix
Overall, any Doodle is going to be an outgoing, happy dog. There are a lot of reasons why they have become such a popular choice in so many families, and their popularity continues to grow. Different breeds are meant for different people, so never be afraid to meet as many different dogs as you can in the search for the right one. A dog, Doodle or not, is a partner for life, so make sure you take the time to pick the perfect one.