The Poodle is one of the best family dogs in the world.
They have a rich history with noble families of France that dates back over 400 years. To this day Poodles are still associated with luxury and elegance.
Poodles became the breed of choice for designer dogs in the 1990s because of their beautiful curls and fun personality.
Poodle mix dogs are designer breeds bred to combine the best traits of two different dogs. They are often chosen to produce cute hypoallergenic dogs and remove health issues.
Just about every breed has mated with the poodle to create many types of poodle mixes.
The most popular are the Labradoodle, goldendoodle, bernedoodle, maltipoo, and cockapoo.
If you are looking for a new friend, and think that a doodle mix may be right for you, here are 37 of the very best mixes…
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What Is A Poodle Mix Dog?
Poodle mixes are hybrid dogs that are bred by mating a purebred poodle with any other purebred dog. All poodle mix dogs are classified as designer breeds.
The poodle is the 7th most popular dog breed in the United States. So, it was unavoidable that poodle hybrids would be among the most popular mixed breed dogs.
Most designer dogs are bred to create a ‘best of both worlds’ effect from the parent breeds.
Many hybrid dogs are bred with allergies in mind. The poodle is one of the most well-known hypoallergenic dogs due to its low shed single coat. Mating a poodle with a high shedding breed allows allergy sufferers to have a dog with the best traits (e.g. The Labradoodle).
In some cases a Doodle mix is bred to try and remove negative personality traits or make a docile hybrid.
Because poodles are considered one of the world’s smartest dog breeds, poodle mix dogs are some of the most intelligent breeds.
Mixing a poodle’s brain with a stubborn breed can create a hybrid that is much more manageable and easier to train than its parent.
Above all ‘Doodle’ dogs are loyal, friendly and willing to learn. They can fit into just about any home…
A-Z Poodle Mix Breed List
|Aussiedoodle||Australian shepherd and poodle||$1,200 to $2,500||7|
|Bassetoodle||Basset hound and poodle||$600 to $1,500||37|
|Bernadoodle||Bernese mountain dog and poodle||$2,000 to $5,000||3|
|Bordoodle||Border collie and poodle||$2,500 to $3,500||17|
|Boxerdoodle||Boxer and poodle||$1,200 to $1,500||26|
|Cavapoo||Cavalier King Charles spaniel and poodle||$1,200 to $1,800||6|
|Chipoo||Chihuahua and poodle||$500 to $1,000||27|
|Cockapoo||Cocker spaniel and poodle||$1,500 to $3,000||5|
|Corgipoo||Welsh corgi and poodle||$400 to $900||22|
|Dalmadoodle||Dalmatian and poodle||$800 to $1,000||36|
|Doxiepoo||Dachshund and poodle||$500 to $1,200||24|
|Eskipoo||American Eskimo and poodle||$700 to $2,500||31|
|Goldendoodle||Golden retriever and poodle||$2,000 to $2,500||2|
|Great Danoodle||Great Dane and poodle||$800 to $1,500||33|
|Havapoo||Havanese and poodle||$1,000 to $1,800||16|
|Irish Doodle||Irish setter and poodle||$1,500 to $3,000||14|
|Jackapoo||Jack Russell terrier and poodle||$1,100 to $3,500||32|
|Labradoodle||Labrador and poodle||$1,000 to $2,000||1|
|Maltipoo||Maltese and poodle||$1,000 to $2,000||4|
|Mastidoodle||Mastiff and poodle||$500 to $750||35|
|Newfypoo||Newfoundland and poodle||$1,000 to $1,500||18|
|Peekapoo||Pekingese and poodle||$300 to $1,000||13|
|Pomapoo||Pomeranian and poodle||$300 to $1,000||11|
|Poochon||Bichon Frise and poodle||$500 to $1,000||15|
|Poogle||Beagle and poodle||$500 to $2,000||25|
|Pugapoo||Pug and poodle||$500 to $2,000||28|
|Pyredoodle||Great Pyrenees and poodle||$1,000 to $2,000||21|
|Saint Bernedoodle||Saint Bernard and poodle||$1,000 to $3,500||30|
|Schnoodle||Miniature schnauzer and poodle||$700 to $1,500||9|
|Sheepadoodle||Shetland sheepdog and poodle||$1,000 to $3,000||8|
|Shepadoodle||German shepherd and poodle||$500 to $1,500||19|
|Shihpoo||Shih Tzu and poodle||$1,000 to $1,500||20|
|Siberpoo||Siberian husky and poodle||$700 to $1,500||34|
|Springer Doodle||Springer spaniel and poodle||$800 to $1,800||29|
|Westiepoo||West Highland white terrier and poodle||$1,000 to $3,000||23|
|Whoodle||Soft coated wheaten terrier and poodle||$1,500 to $5,000||12
|Yorkipoo||Yorkshire terrier and poodle||$1,000 to $3,000||10|
Top 37 Poodle Mixes
A Labradoodle is a fun and playful poodle mix that comes from the beloved a Labrador Retriever.
The lovable Labradoodle is the most popular Doodle mix of all time. You will have almost certainly seen one at the dog park!
An advantage of this mix is their potential of a hypoallergenic coat. They are a great choice for anyone who wants to experience the love of a Labrador without triggering an allergic reaction to their coat.
Labradors are known for being giant goofballs! But, the poodle’s intelligence can often even this mix out. Their boost in intelligence means that they are very good at puzzles and brain games too.
However, this does not mean that the Labradoodle is a low energy mix.
Labradoodles love to run and play just as much as Labradors.
A long game of fetch will be one of this puppy’s very favorite ways to spend an afternoon.
This mix is very trainable and loves to please its people. This makes them a good service dog as well as a family pet.
Goldendoodles are a hybrid derived from the iconic golden retriever.
Goldendoodles are one of two possible golden poodle mix breeds. The other being the mini golden retriever poodle mix.
A goldendoodle is typically a golden colored curly haired dog that has the golden’s iconic smile.
This mix retains its parents’ friendly and playful personality and is brimming with boundless energy. Play is the most important part of their day.
Goldendoodles are very sociable and trusting to the point where they consider everyone their best friend. Unfortunately this means some are likely to run after people in the park.
These social butterflies are wonderful for helping their owners make friends and are the perfect companion for those with social anxiety.
Goldendoodles are great family dogs and wonderful pets for any age.
They get along especially well in big families that can spend lots of time with them.
The bernedoodle was first bred in 2003.
This heartwarming mix comes from the Bernese mountain dog.
You might not expect a poodle and Bernese mountain dog to mix well. But, surprisingly the Bernedoodle is a lovable and loyal family dog that ranks third on our list.
Bernedoodles are extremely affectionate and social and were bred with families in mind.
Both the older and younger members of your family will love this dog.
This mix normally sports the Bernese mountain dog’s tri-colors of black, white and rust on a mane of beautiful curls. Its fur can appear in tight ringlets or luxurious waves.
If you want a Bernese mountain dog, but do not have a big enough house, then the smaller bernedoodle is perfect.
Bernese mountain dogs are known for being a very high energy pooch, but thanks to the poodle, bernedoodles are calmer.
They will not need as much exercise as a Bernese mountain dog. One long walk every day will make them happy.
The rest of the time can be spent lounging on the couch with you.
Maltipoos are often the designer dog of choice for a first time owner.
Its charming looks and ease of care make it perfect for novices.
Maltipoos enjoy giving affection as much as they enjoy receiving it. This is the kind of dog to cover you in wet kisses when you get home from work.
Unfortunately this hybrid is often anxious and is not quiet about it. Yapping is its biggest drawback.
If you can reign in the nuisance barking then they make a great apartment puppy. But most Maltipoos simply cannot be trained to stop.
This poodle mix looks like a cuddly stuffed toy, but it does not enjoy rough handling. For this reason it should only be handled by children old enough to be gentle. The Maltipoo is more concerned with cuddling than with playing.
They are not very energetic and only need 30 minutes of exercise every day.
The Cockapoo is a poodle and American cocker spaniel.
They are a more manageable and friendlier alternative to a Spaniel.
Cockapoos come in three sizes:
- Standard – 10 to 15 inches tall.
- Toy – less than 10 inches tall.
- Teacup – less than 8 inches tall.
They are great for families who love to play. Cockapoos are a poodle mix that needs a playmate that can keep up with all of their rambunctious antics.
This little doodle is affectionate and always ready to cuddle.
It is impossible to be in a bad mood with one of these happy friends around.
If a cockapoo inherits a poodle’s coat then shedding and dander production will be less frequent making them allergy friendly.
Because spaniels can be moody and difficult to train the cockapoo is more even tempered substitute.
The cavapoo is a poodle cross with a cavalier King Charles spaniel.
They are known for their adventurous spirit and enjoy the company of children. Cavapoos are the best pet for a family with young children in the house.
A cavapoo may keep you romping around the yard for up to an hour before collapsing into your arms.
As these dogs love seeing new places and meeting friends you will need to utilize the dog park as much as possible.
This poodle mix is known for acting like a puppy but will not stay puppy sized. They can grow 15 inches tall.
Cavapoos will stick to you like glue.
Separation anxiety will be a challenge when you bring one of these little guys home. Training your dog to feel safe on its own is one of the major cavapoo caveats.
The pooch values relaxation just as much as playtime.
This Aussie shepherd poodle mix is a real watchdog!
Aussiedoodles are popular for introducing the Australian Shepherd’s beautiful tri-colored coat to the poodle’s curls.
Potential owners should be aware this mix has lots of energy and a strong desire to work. If not stimulated, this breed may be destructive. It is important to keep them hard at ‘work’ at all times.
They are great for families who live on farms or homesteads. This dog can help out with the herding.
Unfortunately their herding instinct means they may push other pets and family members around. Obedience training is important for any working dog. Pushing should be corrected as early as possible.
Training and managing an Aussiedoodle can be very exhausting.
Anyone looking to keep this mix should have plenty of experience with herding dogs.
When two very curly haired dogs mate the sheepadoodle is the result.
This poodle mix comes from the English sheepdog.
English sheepdogs are farm dogs bred for herding livestock and helping farmers. The sheepadoodle can fit into a rural or suburban life.
Some working breeds can be aloof towards their owners. The sheepadoodle is the opposite of this and is never too busy to show love. In fact they can be clingy to their owners.
Though sheepadoodles are very loving, they can also be a bit needy at times.
Your dog will not appreciate being left alone at home.
Crate training will help your dog to feel safe at home alone. A good dog sitter may also be something to consider with this mix.
The schnoodle comes from the adorable miniature schnauzer.
Only a mini schnauzer can make a schnoodle but it can be bred with a poodle of any size.
Schnoodles come from two very intelligent parents and are known for their skills in a show ring. However, this poodle mix is a house dog and not a show dog.
They enjoy seeing their owners laugh and will do just about anything to earn attention. Schnoodles are known for their clownish antics.
As natural tricksters the schnoodle is a breeze to train.
They are also very versatile and friendly.
Schnoodles tend to grow close to just one family member so make a great choice for owners that live alone.
The Yorkipoo is a tiny poodle mix bred from a lovable Yorkshire terrier.
It may be tempting to choose such a tiny dog as a children’s pet. But this mix is too high strung to be a safe choice for kids. Rough handling may provoke a bite out of defense.
They are the preferred pet of adults living in small homes or apartments in the city.
This playful and active mix keeps its puppylike charm for all of its life. They are surprisingly boisterous for such a small dog.
Yorkipoos may be charming, but they are also one of chattiest dogs you will meet!
The Pomapoo comes from a Pomeranian.
They are one of the most adorable poodle mixes and come in a ball of fur.
Children may be enticed by this dog’s soft fur but it is too anxious and delicate to be safely handled by them.
They are much better adopted by the elderly or handicapped owners. They also make a good companion for stay-at-home parents.
Pomapoos are not a good dog to be left alone at home for most of the day.
They are noisy and have quite the feisty streak!
You should be ready for lots of yapping and a mix that demands attention all of the time.
In spite of their size you might be surprised by just how much this dog will dominate the house! Pomapoos must be socialized and trained from an early age to reign in their bossy behavior.
The whoodle is a poodle mix that is also know as the wheaten doodle.
This hybrid was bred for its charming appearance from the adorably soft and sweet soft coated Wheaten terrier. It has the most adorable little face.
These two hypoallergenic dogs make a very allergy friendly pet.
However, this dog is not just a teddy bear!
Whoodles crave attention from everybody as their parents are both working dogs.
They are a fluffy ball of energy with a love for life and will expect you to play for at least an hour a day. Their popularity is due to their playfulness and elegant appearance.
Unfortunately because of their terrier genes they can chase after other animals and may jump at people. You should keep them on a leash whenever they are out.
The Peekapoo is one of the earliest poodle mixes and was first bred all the way back in the 1960s.
This hybrid is bred from the Pekingnese dog.
Peekapoos are a lap dog with a very active watchdog streak. Its nuisance barking presents challenges for those living in apartments.
This dog is typically anxious and does not appreciate any company outside of their family. This is a toy breed you do not want to leave in the presence of children as its anxiety may get the best of it and bite.
It is a high maintenance small dog that is best left to owners who want to take on a challenge.
14. Irish Doodle
The Irish doodle comes from the lovable and active Irish setter. Both the poodle and Irish setter have beautiful fluffy red manes.
Irish doodles are a poodle mix brimming with energy and curiosity.
They are perfect for active families.
Unfortunately when under-stimulated these mixes become quite a handful. They need daily training.
A bored and unmotivated Irish doodle is likely to wander off and do something else unwanted.
The poochon is a beautiful bichon poodle mix that has lots of love to give.
They are great for an owner of any age and skill level. They also make great family pets as children absolutely love them.
Poochons have an endearing teddy bear appearance and friendly smile. They are always ready to shower their family with love and kisses.
They have a very cheerful nature and enjoy relaxation over play.
A potential owner should expect to spend more time cuddling than running with this breed.
They are an extremely intelligent breed and can be trained to learn all kinds of dog tricks.
The Havapoo is a very common mix that is often mistaken for a toy poodle.
Havapoos are a designer dog bred from the lovable Havanese breed.
This furry poodle mix is a cuddle bug and is always ready to give affection. These extremely sweet natured and loving dogs are just like animated stuffed toys.
New owners will find them to be very easy and manageable.
Parents will love just how well they get along with the kids.
The Havapoo is very playful, but not enough to tire their owners out. This make them suitable for the young and old.
The bordoodle is one of the most unique poodle mixes on this list.
They are bred by mating a poodle with America’s most favorite herding dog – the border collie.
Both the poodle and border collie rank among the smartest dog breeds in the world. A dog this intelligent needs constant mental stimulation.
Bordoodles are naturally very protective because their parent has spent its life protecting livestock. Unfortunately they are often vigilant inside the house too. Friends, neighbors and strange dogs may be seen as livestock to be kept in line.
A bordoodle must be trained and socialized carefully to distinguish a friend from a threat.
To keep them calm they need plenty of hard ‘work’ for at least an hour every day.
This mix was bred for the countryside so apartment dwellers should avoid it. You will need to make sure your yard is big enough to accommodate this dog’s energy.
A Newfypoo is a Doodle mix of the Newfoundland dog.
This rare breed has some very unique fur patterns with beautiful spots and salt and pepper streaks.
The Newfoundland is a very big dog breed so your hybrid will be big too. Newfypoos reach heights of up to 30 inches and can weigh 150 pounds.
Luckily this giant breed has a giant heart too!
Newfypoos are the perfect big friendly dog. They are very gentle and have plenty of playful energy too.
Sometimes their excitability can be a little overwhelming but training this mix is very easy. They are eager to please and their intelligence allows them to learn very fast.
The shepadoodle is a German shepherd mix.
If the Newfypoo is the biggest poodle mix then the shepadoodle is the friendliest.
You will fall in love with the dog’s funny and goofy face.
Shepadoodles are poodle mixes full of energy. You should only adopt one if you are willing to keep up. It is not the type of poodle mix that you can play with from the comfort of your couch.
This energetic mix needs at least an hour a day of exercise and play.
They are great for athletic families that want a dog who can double as a fitness partner.
The shihpoo is bred by mating a poodle with a shih tzu.
This pooch will quickly become the prince or princess of your home.
Shih tzu dogs are happy to laze around and be carried all day. They will spend more time on your lap than on their feet.
Your shihpoo will spend most of its time sleeping. Naptime should not be disturbed. The spoiled nature that makes this mix very endearing to some owners can cause attitude problems.
Positive reinforcement and patience are needed to keep your shihpoo happy.
Its energy comes in short bursts and it plays for only 30 minutes each day.
The Pyredoodle is one of the most recent mixes and was first bred in the early 2000s.
If you have ever seen a dog that looks like a giant poodle then you have likely spotted a Pyredoodle. They look fluffy like a poodle but their giant size gives them away.
The Pyredoodle is a poodle crossed with a great Pyrenees.
Unlike most giant breeds this dog is laid back and much prefers to be stroked rather than played with.
They are very protective of their family and can appear imposing. They are also quite shy around strangers. Because of this they make a great choice for a family that wants a watch dog.
These outdoor-loving dogs need a big backyard to relax in.
They spend most of their time outside and only occasionally come into the house to be pampered.
The corgipoo is a very rare designer dog breed.
It comes from a Welsh corgi crossed with a miniature Poodle. In order to make a corgipoo the parent must be a mini poodle and not standard or toy.
The appearance of this mix can be a bit of a wildcard. Some look like curly haired corgis and others look like oodles with short legs.
Corgipoos are a mischievous friend that likes to play tricks. They are smart enough to figure out just what makes you tick.
You should not turn your back on this poodle mix because you never know what they will get up to next.
This dog’s fun and antics will keep you and your children amused but can also tire you out. These puppies demand mental stimulation and do not take kindly to boredom.
Their stubbornness is the downside of their intelligence.
The Westiepoo is a cute white dog with lovely curly fur. They are often called charming white ‘teddy bears’.
They are bred from a poodle and West Highland white terrier.
Westiepoos are very loving to friends and family alike. They are also quite happy to meet new friends.
These playful poodle mixes love to be involved. If you are out playing in the backyard do not be surprised if your dog jumps right in!
Westiepoos love to go everywhere with their family.
They make wonderful travel buddies and will appreciate you taking them along.
Unfortunately sometimes their Terrier instincts take over and they may bark at the doorbell or chase after birds and squirrels. At home these same instincts make them quite effective at pest control.
Have you ever seen a poodle shaped like a sausage? If so, it is possible you have seen the rare doxiepoo.
This mix of dachshund and poodle is unsurprisingly one of the smartest dog breeds as both parents are incredibly intelligent.
The doxiepoo is an extremely unpredictable breed.
Their personality is hard to describe, but generally they are very loving and loyal to their family.
Dachshund mixes are known for fear biting.
They are never outright aggressive, but can be somewhat bad-tempered. They are very good at asserting themselves and are easily irritated.
A poogle is a fun mix of poodle and beagle.
They are a house dog with the spirit of a hunting hound.
Poogles are adventurous and love to hunt and track. Hide and seek is their favorite game.
The beagle’s floppy ears and adorable patchy fur is present in this mix. You also get the bonus of the poodle’s beautiful curls and hypoallergenic coat.
Poogles are known for their insatiable curiosity.
This dog is highly intelligent and will not put up with boredom. If you bring one home make sure to have plenty of ways to keep them active.
Socialization is necessary with this mix as he can act bigger than he is and can be very protective.
A boxer doodle mix is a very energetic dog that needs lots of space to let loose.
This mix is a great option for large active families. They settle into family life very easily and are very in tune with the people around them.
One half of this mix, the boxer, is known as the clown of the dog world.
Unsurprisingly nothing makes this dog happier than the opportunity to show off their best tricks. They would rather fool around than train.
For a goofy dog like this you will need to make training fun.
Learning new tricks and playing games will motivate your dog at training time.
The Chipoo is all the fun of a Chihuahua with a Poodle’s big brain and heart.
Unlike purebred Chihuahuas, they are not very yappy and will only bark when having too much fun.
Chipoos make a wonderful apartment dog. They do not need a lot of space, are happy playing indoors and do not bark.
This dog is a happy toy breed that craves its owner’s love.
If you are looking for a poodle mix puppy that is great with kids, this is one of the best on our list. Children are natural playmates for them.
It is important to keep your Chipoo amused to stop them from getting into trouble. If left to their own device they will find a way to get into mischief and are known to chew on furniture.
The pugapoo is a sweet and adorable pug mix.
They are easily identified because they look like a giant fluffy pug!
This mix is at their happiest sleeping on the couch and is not too willing to run around the yard.
Pugapoos are not the most playful dogs and do not enjoy being left alone. Because of this they make great pets for elderly owners.
Both the pug and poodle are known for being very loving to their friends and family. However, their temperament can be hard to figure out.
Pug’s have a natural arrogance that may translate to the pugapoo.
If your mix is more of pug than poodle then it may be difficult to train.
The springerdoodle is a curly haired springer spaniel poodle mix.
They have a water resistant coat and a love of swimming. This puppy is very playful both in water and on land and enjoys a game of fetch.
After playtime this mix will enjoy a relaxing evening on the couch.
Anybody can be this dog’s friend as they are social and empathetic.
Springerdoodles thrive in loving families where they can receive lots of attention. Its curls will also need lots of attention. They need plenty of grooming to stay neat and trim.
30. Saint Bernedoodle
Saint Bernards are one of the largest dog breeds in the world.
When crossed with a poodle the Saint Bernedoodle can stand at 30 inches tall and weigh as much as a full grown man.
The Saint Bernedoodle is a giant dog with a mop of curls.
They are primarily an outdoorsman. This poodle mix is hardworking, intelligent and very eager to help.
Saint Bernedoodles are a master of cold weather but summer can be difficult with their heavy coat. So it is important that your Saint Bernedoodle gets plenty of shade in the summer and avoid hot weather hazards.
The Eskipoo is a cross between a poodle and American Eskimo – two breeds that are well known for their friendliness.
This little white mix is an extremely social and family friendly breed. He is the type of dog that can make a new friend everywhere he goes.
The lovable little pooch is wonderful for children of all ages.
Eskipoos are at home in a big family that can shower them with love. They are always looking for attention and do not like to spend much time alone.
If you have fallen in love with an American Eskimo but do not have the space then the Eskipoo may be perfect for you!
The Jackapoo is a mix that comes from a Jack Russell terrier.
Jack Russells are one of the most energetic dog breeds. Unfortunately crossing one with an easygoing Poodle does nothing to temper his high energy.
The Jackapoo has a Jack Russell’s energy and a poodle’s brain. This mix needs all of the physical and mental activity you can give.
If you want a calm and quiet dog that will relax on your lap then pick a different mix.
This dog’s brain gives him a big sense of adventure. He is always ready to explore and will expect you to be right beside him wherever he goes.
Despite its size, the Jackapoo is not apartment friendly and needs to be outdoors to run most of the day.
Jackapoos makes a wonderful working dog but any owner must be very physically active!
33. Great Danoodle
The Great Danoodle is a poodle hybrid from the largest dog breed in the world – the Great Dane. They can grow up to 30 inches tall but most usually stop at around 27 inches.
Despite his giant size he tends to believe he is still a puppy. He is very cuddly and may even attempt to climb up on your lap!
This mix is well known for being very friendly and docile.
Great Danoodles are very easy to train and spend most of their time lounging around. Seniors will appreciate this gentle giant.
Similar to the mastidoodle this poodle mix is a good natured guard dog.
He will get along best with other large dogs but can be a bit too much for a smaller breed to handle.
The Siberpoo is a cross between a poodle and Siberian husky. They look like a poodle with the husky’s iconic icy blue eyes.
Siberpoos are one of the most unique looking breeds you will ever see.
This mix can be great fun, but it is not a good pet for first time owners. Its stubbornness means that it is difficult to train and it hates to be left alone.
Siberpoos are not very family friendly.
Rough handling or loud noises can scare this breed into nipping or biting.
This dog is just as active as a Husky but needs the mental stimulation of a poodle. As a result they tend to take up all of their owner’s time and attention.
The Siberpoo is not for everyone but makes a loyal friend to a patient and dedicated owner.
The mastidoodle comes from the fiercely protective mastiff.
Out of all the doodle mixes in this list the mastiff mix is the best guard dog. Like most guard dogs they must be trained to distinguish a friend from a threat. They can however be a little overzealous in their attempt to keep your family safe.
This dog can weigh over 100 pounds and grows up to 30 inches tall.
A mastidoodle in front of a gate is quite an imposing sight.
Mastidoodles are very calm around their family. Inside the house this breed is a cuddly companion that enjoys lounging on the couch.
This elegant looking dog has a deep black coat that will need plenty of maintenance. Daily grooming is necessary to keep those black curls looking their very best.
Have you ever seen a polka-dotted poodle?
The Dalmadoodle is a Dalmatian poodle mix with the most beautiful black and white spots. This mix is an adorable and unique looking breed that sports the Dalmatian’s spots on the Poodle’s curls.
Dalmadoodles are low shed allergy friendly dogs.
The Dalmatian’s determined and protective personality earned its historic role as the firefighter’s favorite. These same protective traits are alive in any Dalmadoodle so unfortunately they can be very challenging to care for.
Dalmadoodles can be quite stubborn. An under stimulated Dalmadoodle will be a disaster for the house and furniture.
The combination of two highly intelligent dogs means that he will need plenty of mental stimulation.
The bassetoodle is a lovable poodle mix made by crossing a poodle with a basset hound. The result is a very smart and protective breed.
Bassetoodles have the long ears and nose of a basset hound hidden behind a poodle’s curls.
This hybrid inherits a keen sense of smell as their basset hound parent is a scenthound. They also inherit very good hearing. Their ability to pick up on sounds in the distance makes them a good watchdog.
Unfortunately they are not the quietest dog.
Bassetoodles gives off a long howl when something is wrong or when they are feeling lonely. This makes them a poor choice for apartments, but they will do just fine in a suburb with a yard.
Choosing A Poodle Mix
With over 30 different doodle mixes it can be difficult to choose the right one for your family.
You will first need to consider your lifestyle. What kind of lifestyle should your dog adapt to? Some poodle mixes are better for certain lifestyles than others:
- Labradoodles and goldendoodles make the perfect family pet.
- Schnoodles are great for seniors or adult-only homes.
- Poochons or cavapoos are great for a child’s first pet.
Dog ownership can also be physically demanding. You should try to match a mix with your fitness level. Energetic owners will enjoy a Jackapoo.
There are plenty of hybrids that would rather chill on the couch! Elderly owners or those who value their relaxation time might be better with a Havapoo.
You will also need to take the size of your home into consideration. If you have a large yard then you can consider a breed such as the Newfypoo.
If you live in an apartment it might be better to adopt a Chipoo or Maltipoo.
Finally, you must also consider your own experience level of training dogs.
Beginner friendly poodle mixes include dogs like the Yorkipoo and goldendoodle.
There are also many mixes that new owners should avoid. A Dalmadoodle is a high maintenance ‘guard poodle’ that is far too much for a first time owner to handle.
Not every mix is right for every owner.
Poodle mixes make wonderful pets.
No matter what kind of dog owner you are there is a delightful doodle out there waiting for you.
Everyone can experience the love of a poodle hybrid. Even first time owners looking for their first pet can find one that is right for them.
Many of these mixes are hypoallergenic, cute and easy to care for.
When you have decided upon the mix then research them very thoroughly before adoption. Shop around to find an ethical breeder that specializes in your puppy of choice.
Do you have any experience with a Poodle mix of your own? Let us know in the comments.
Not sure how you can create a list like this and exclude the Bernedoodle.
We love the Bernedoodle too 🐾🐾 He has a page on our website dedicated to just him!
The Whoodle!!! How could you not mention them?!? ❤❤
What about the Pomapoo, the pomeranian poodle breed?
We love them too! You can read all about the Pomapoo on their breed profile page.
Left the Shih Tzu Poodle mix!
Hi Audra, you can read more about the Shih Poo here!
Really? You left out the cockapoo, the FIRST. Poodle cross! I did think it was interesting that you mentioned PRA in cavapoos, a good caution as my f1 cockapoo was diagnosed with it recently – age 8.
What about my adorable cocapoo cocker spaniel and poodle – love my baby, he is 7!
What about the Terripoo?!
Where is the Schnoodle!?! Our boy is the smartest and best looking pup around.
Poochon are exactly as noted. Very smart and easy to train. Playful! Oh, very very lovable!