Doodle dogs are becoming extremely popular throughout the world. They started back in the 1980s as a puppy breeder for the Royal Australian Guide Dog Association set out to make a guide dog for a girl in Hawaii whose husband was allergic to dogs. He bred a standard poodle with a labrador retriever to create a dog that was supposed to be a hypoallergenic and a guide dog.
The litter resulted in more than one puppy and they coined the dog breed the “Labradoodle”, a new hypoallergenic miracle dog. It worked and the Labradoodle was a success and was soon followed by other doodle dog breeds.
Since designer dogs are mixed breed, there is absolutely no standard character or appearance. While this may be true to some extent for purebred dogs, doodles come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
So if you go to a breeder, take a close look at the behavior and temperament of the parents, especially the mother, because the mother has a greater influence on the behavior of his dogs. If you need an allergy-free dog, ask if the dogs are genetically tested, as not all doodle dogs going to be hypoallergenic and nonshedding.
The term “hypoallergenic”, as well as “odorless”, are the characteristics that lead many people to start buying the doodle breed. They like the concept of having a low maintenance dog, but they don’t like dog hair all over their floors or sneezing from pet dander. However, like all dogs on the planet, Doodles require care, time, energy, and patience.
Doodles have become extremely popular, and we listed out of the most popular and interesting doodle breeds. For more information about doodle dogs, visit We Love Doodles.
The first doodle ever created was a cross between a Labrador Retriever and Poodle. They are kind, loving, smart, and easy to train. In addition, according to the AKC the labrador retriever is the #1 ranked dog breed in the world due to their extremely easygoing temperament. It’s no surprise that the first doodle ever created used a labrador retriever.
Larger Labradoodles need more exercise than smaller ones, but both need active playtime and walking every day. They are excellent service and therapy dogs and do well in sports such as agility. In addition, they get along well with other pets and children.
Another Doodle with a fantastic title is the Whoodle which is a cross between a smooth-haired Wheaton Terrier and a Standard Poodle. Miniature Poodles make Mini Whoodles and Toy Poodles make Toy Whoodles which are the most popular versions of the Whoodle dog.
They are intelligent, friendly, sometimes crazy, and funny dogs. Whoodles get along especially well with children and other dogs because of their friendly temperament. They are alive and well, and require a lot of daily exercise. In addition, they have long coats that require frequent grooming. If you don’t groom this dog breed you will need to get heavy-duty dog clippers for matted hair when tangles start to occur. This dog breed also rarely barks and quickly bonds with its loved ones.
The Schnoodle is an interesting doodle dog that loves the attention and satisfaction of its owners. The Schnoodle is a cross between a Schnauzer (mini or giant) and a poodle.
They tend to have the liveliness and action levels of the Schnauzer parent, as well as the adoring and loyal qualities of the Poodle. These doodles are exceptionally smart and love to be in the center of attention. They are easy to train and are generally calm dogs when it’s not play time. Mini or toy Schnoodles are amazing for apartment living if you need a smaller dog breed.
Mini Schnoodles weigh around 7 to 16 pounds and are about a foot tall. A huge Schnoodle can weigh 20 to 75 pounds and be 15 to 26 inches tall. It may seem like a big difference in weight, but it depends on the height of the parents and the random element of genetics that determines their height.
The life expectancy of these Schnoodles is between 12 and 16 years with a healthy and active lifestyle. Small Schnoodles tend to live longer than their larger counterparts.
The main medical concern that Schnoodles have is that they often have eye problems as they age. Most have cataracts or progressive retinal atrophy that damages and degenerates the nerve cells in the eye, leaving them blind. Always ask to see the parents if you are buying from a breeder.
Irish doodles are mix between the Irish Setter and poodle. They are very sociable designer dogs and love all pets and people. These social skills make them great for children and larger families that want a hypoallergenic dog. However, training these Irish doodles takes time and dedication. This is because they tend to follow the Irish Setter genes and get bored quickly. If you are patient and consistent, these puppies will be trained immediately.
Irish doodles stand 15 inches tall and weigh 40 to 70 pounds. The sizes of toys and miniatures are not that common and vary greatly in size and weight. If you want to get a general idea of a little Irish Doodle, it is ideal that you see the parent dogs. These are some of the shorter Doodles with a lifespan of 10-13 decades.
While these squiggles tend to be healthy, they are always more prone to hip dysplasia, blindness, deafness, and epilepsy. Hip dysplasia can be due to poor reproduction and can be detected with X-rays. Blindness and deafness will be noticed early in life and maybe determined by DNA testing. Epilepsy is harder to predict.
The Dalmadoodle is a less common scribble combination of a Dalmatian and a Poodle. They are quite playful and brave puppies. These qualities continue to mature, which makes them very protective.
Dalmadoodles are an extremely intelligent breed. They can be trained, which requires a lot of exercise and attention.
A normal Dalmadoodle can be 15 to 19 inches tall and typically weighs 40 to 70 pounds. These Doodles are generally not available in a toy or small size, therefore you can expect your Dalmadoodle to be between 11 and 14 decades old.
Dalmatians are known to carry genes that cause them to lose their hearing and cannot see. This can be passed on to your young Doodle. These can be easily analyzed while still a puppy. A reputable breeder will know if the Dalmatian parent also carries these genes.