Looking for an incredibly loyal and lovable mixed breed dog? Well, look no further, the Sheepadoodle is here. This outstanding dog is a cross between the Old English Sheepdog and the Standard Poodle, giving it the best of both worlds. As we all know, the Poodle is one of the most intelligent dog breeds on the planet. Now mix that with the slightly clownish, wicked lovable, and super affectionate Old English Sheepdog and you've got a winner. This dog is perfect for the entire family, as it's great with small kids as well as adults. This one is super bright, easy to train, and willing to please, giving it many of the attributes that are sought after when it comes to searching for your next dog or puppy.
Continue reading to learn more about Sheepadoodles, a mix of the Standard Poodle and the Old English Sheepdog.
Popularity: Somewhat popular.
Trainability: The Sheepadoodle is an ideal dog to train. It's very smart and looks forward to obeying commands. It's eager to please and because of this, you really shouldn't run into any major obstacles when it comes time to teach it new things. It's important to socialize this dog at a young age though, as it can sometimes scuffle with other dogs. The best way to go about training the Sheepadoodle is by using positive reinforcement and treats for a job well done. Never use harsh training techniques.
Size/Weight: Medium to large sized dogs, weighing in at an average of 60-80 pounds.
Origin Location/Date: Like so many other doodles, it's tough to pin down exactly when this mixed breed was created. It was most likely in the past 20-30 years in the United States though. That's when most canine lovers began mixing various breeds with the Standard and Toy Poodle.
Energy Level: Because the Sheepadoodle is a somewhat large dog that's got a lot of energy to burn, it's important to exercise him daily. The good thing is, this dog is highly social and loves being around people. This is an ideal candidate to bring to a dog park for some catch or to jog around with. Also, the Sheepadoodle loves to swim, so head off to a lake or river for an afternoon to burn off some of that pent up energy. Just remember, this needs to be a regular thing because these dogs have a tendency to pack on the pounds as they get older. You'll need to keep an eye on that.
Temperament: The Sheepadoodle is nearly the perfect family pet. This dog is affectionate, playful, fun to be around and great with families and kids. The one area he doesn't excel at is being alone, so be sure not to disappear for long stretches. If you work at home or have someone who's home all day, that would be the best for this dog.
Necessary Space: Since this dog is on the larger size and since it has high exercise requirements, it's not best to keep him living in an apartment. A larger home with a fenced in back yard would be best.
Talents: This dog has been called a fluffy giant who's gentle, friendly and who has a heart of gold. It's a dog that actually stays quiet around newborns because he knows that's important. These dogs look like big teddy bears and are extremely intelligent.
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years.
Group: Not Applicable/Designer Breed.
A few terms and phrases to describe the typical Sheepadoodle puppy and dog: affectionate, playful, sweet, good with children, good with families, energetic, boisterous, loyal, doesn't like being left alone, likes to swim, likes to exercise, and gentle.
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