When it comes to dogs there are no good or bad breeds, and all of our furry friends are truly created equal in our eyes. At the end of the day, all you can hope is that dogs born naturally and through breeding are loved and cared for in all the right ways. This time, however, we will take a look at some of the Doodle breeds we have come to know and love over the years. Hope it helps tell you a little about your pup or guide you in the right direction identifying the perfect match for you.
Obviously...we’re biased and have to put the Bernedoodle at the top of the doodle dog breeds list. Henri the shop dog at Gianni Cooling is as sweet as pie. He is loyal, attached, and completely dependent on his owners from the Bernese Mountain dog side and energetic, ultra-intelligent and active from the Poodle side. Together, this breed can remedy some of the extremes of each breed, both the shorter lifespan and tendency for joint problems on the Bernese side as well as the hyperactivity of the Poodle. The tri-colored coats can be stunning and the lazy character of the Bernese can blend quite nicely with the active disposition of the Poodle. We believe the Bernedoodle is a suitable dog for most people, with a few caveats:
This is a very social dog that thrives on plenty of human interaction; if you have limited time for a dog, this may not be the breed for you.
A low-to-non-shedding coat means more time, effort, and money spent on grooming.
If your Bernedoodle should happen to inherit the higher energy of the Poodle or the stubbornness of the Bernese—or both!—it will need more of your attention in the form of exercise and training, especially in the first couple of years.
But if you have the time and enthusiasm, we predict your Bernedoodle will become the best friend you ever had.
Goldendoodles are the ideal family dogs, combining the clever side of the poodle with the placid, loyal, and loving side of the Golden Retriever. Often described as “people in fur coats”, Goldendoodles are full of charisma and thrive with human companionship. They’re fun-loving, playful and intelligent dogs. Because they’re so smart and have a strong will to please, they’re easier to train than most breeds. Goldendoodles are a great choice for first-time dog owners and people with small children.
The Labrador Poodle mix is one of the most popular crossbreed dogs in the world. The Labradoodle is known for its outstanding intelligence and trainability. The breed craves the company of people and excels as a companion for those with disabilities, visual impairments, young children and the elderly. Labradoodles also make outstanding physical therapy dogs.
With two clever parents, the Labradoodle is a smart dog, and easy to train. They will do well with lots of mental challenges, such as obedience or agility courses. They may also do well with hunting and fetching.
Poodles and retrievers were both originally water dogs. So it’s likely your adult Labradoodle will love the water and swimming, although this is not a guarantee.
Labradoodles are eager to please and will respond well to regular training. They get along well with other dogs and are clever, sociable and joyful. They are quick to learn unusual or special tasks and can be a little comical at times. If undisciplined they can attempt to outsmart their owners. Overall, Labradoodles are non-aggressive, friendly and obviously loyal to their family.
Aussiedoodles, like both their parents, are extremely intelligent and trainable. They are also eager to please and love having a job to do, be it playing catch or competing in agility class. They are an excellent choice for experienced dog owners that are able to keep up with their higher energy levels. An Aussiedoodle can almost read its owner’s mind, which can be both a blessing and a curse! They are also extremely active dogs, and this combination of intellect and energy can be a recipe for bad behaviour without adequate stimulation and companionship. The ideal home for this crossbreed is with an active family, with at least one person in the house throughout the day who is willing to go for long walks both morning and evening. From the Aussiedoodle’s viewpoint, the presence of children in the home is a major bonus, as this is a very playful and affectionate hybrid that lives for cuddles and games.
If you’re looking for a cute dog that is intelligent and loyal, then you’re on the right track! The Sheepadoodle is a superb hybrid – thanks to the perfect mix of its parents’ exceptional qualities. Most owners describe their Sheepadoodle puppies as calm-tempered, playful, and intelligent. They’re loving dogs that make ideal family pets, which means they do not do well when left alone for long periods. They have a friendly nature and love cuddles from their owners or kids.
Just like their Old English Sheepdog parent, there’s a possibility that they would nip at people and herd the little ones. You don’t have to worry as you can train and socialize your Sheepadoodle as a puppy and turn it into the most loving dog! Aside from getting along well with any person, they interact positively with other animals too.
The even temperament is their main strength, which they owe to their Old English Sheepdog and Poodle parents. This loyal crossbreed loves to please and is a great companion. And because they’re brilliant and obedient, training is easier, especially if you start early.
That’s a wrap! Did you find what you were looking for? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts, and if you have found your perfect breed but are still searching for the perfect dog collar and leash set to complete the look, check out our store and follow us on Instagram at @giannicooling