Poodles are amongst the most intelligent, fashionable, and trendiest dogs on the planet. Their less shed attribute as well as the hypoallergenic nature of their fur makes them a must-get for people with dog allergies. Their calm nature would account for why most people like them and adopt them as pets while breeders have gone the length to mix them with other breeds in a bid to create a super breed or hybrid dogs that are fit for the home. We will be looking at the best poodle mix breeds and some of them are. If you’re serious about adopting a Doodle, we highly success you check out We Love Doodles.
In the 1980s when Wally Conran of the Royal Guide Dogs in Australia thought of creating the perfect/close to a perfect service dog, he had no idea how successful this breed was going to be so many years down the line. He embarked on the journey of creating this super-effective service dog after a visually impaired Hawaiian woman had requested a service dog that wouldn’t trigger her husband’s allergies. After sampling this woman’s husband with different poodle hair for allergy triggers, Wally decided to cross-breed a standard poodle with a Labrador Retriever. The result was three pups of which one was compatible with the man’s allergies. And so, began the journey of the Labradoodle, a mix of the poodle breed and the Labrador retriever. After this experiment by Wally, different people have gone on to carry out crossbreeding exercises to populate the labradoodle breed.
The labradoodle is a mixture of Labrador Retriever and a Miniature or Standard Poodle. They often come with different colors of fur and are usually around 24 inches tall and can weigh up to 70 pounds. It is important to note that the size of the Labrador retriever being bred with the poodle would determine how tall the labradoodle would get. They are also affectionate and love to be around people so much. They can also be used as therapy dogs and are also used to assist autistic persons. They also don’t shed much and are hypoallergenic. They are also very energetic and can live for up to 15 years.
The goldendoodle breed is a hybrid of a golden retriever and a poodle. They come in different sizes from, mini golden size, Medium Goldendoodle, and the standard Goldendoodle size. The Goldendoodle is a playful, cheerful, and smart breed as it combines the attributes of the Golden retriever and a poodle whilst maintaining the non-shed and hypoallergenic nature of the poodle as one of its main attributes. They can also be used as therapy dogs due to their intelligence which comes from the Golden retriever. Subject to the type of Goldendoodle, their heights can range from 13 inches to about 2 feet. Their size is also subject to the kind of Goldendoodle you have gotten as it can vary from 15 to 90 pounds. They also have a variety of fur types as it could be curly, long, short, or fluffy. They are also very easy to train and make for a good pet. They are easily the most popular type of doodle dogs.
The bernedoodle is a hybrid between a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle. This breed of dog often comes with a multicolored coat and is much calmer than the labradoodle or the Goldendoodle. They do well in cold weather unlike the Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle. An adult Bernedoodle can weigh anywhere between 20 – 90 pounds. Mini Bernedoodles are smaller and weigh between 20 and 30 pounds. They are also very easy to train and are sociable with other pets humans. They love exercises and as such, when buying one, make sure you are ready to engage it in activities that would keep it happy and active.
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The Australian labradoodle is Multigenerational. It is a hybrid mixture of about 4 – 5 different breeds of dogs. The different breeds that make up an Australian Labradoodle are; Labradors, Poodles, English and American Cocker Spaniels, Curly Coated Retrievers, and Irish Water Spaniels. The first Australian Labradoodle was introduced in 1997. Their intelligence and calmness coupled with the fact that they are easy to train positions them as a candidate for use as service and therapy dogs. They have a life expectancy between 13 – 15 years. Australian Labradoodles just like their poodle progenitors are covered with so much curly fur they could be mistaken for a teddy bear. Despite the density of their curly coat, they still maintain a low shedding attribute and are hypoallergenic thanks to the poodle genes in them. They have big soulful dark brown eyes and a square-shaped nose.
As it is with the Labradoodles, the Australian labradoodle comes in varying sizes;
- Miniature Australian Labradoodle: they grow between 14 -16 inches tall and can weigh anything from 15 – 25 pounds.
- Medium Australian Labradoodle: These sizes can grow between 17 – 20 inches tall and weigh between 30 – 45 pounds.
- Standard Australian Labradoodle: they can grow as tall as 21 – 25 inches and their weight are often between 50 – 77 pounds (for males) and 45 – 65 for females.
Australian Labradoodles have varying shades of brown, from milky cream to dark chocolate. They can also come in Red, Gold, Black, Blue, Caramel, Chalk, Cream, Apricot, and so on.
Adopting a dog that has poodle genes is great especially if you are looking for a breed that would fit into your home nicely without causing you so much stress. Their amiable character makes them the number one fit for us. another advantage they have is that they come in different sizes and as such, you are free to choose from any size that suits your needs.