If you’re looking to bring home a new furry friend, there are plenty of purebred dogs out there who would be an awesome fit. However, purebred dogs can also be mixed to create crossbreeds. Poodle mixes, for example, are great hybrids.
Poodles are awesome pups and will love to come home with you. However, plenty of Poodle mixed breeds share traits from other dog breeds that might be better suited for your home. So, let’s talk about a few of them.
Poodle Mixes – An Intelligent Breed
Before we talk about some of the hybrids, let’s first get to know the Poodle a little bit. This pooch is one of the most intelligent dogs. They’re energetic, easy to train, and are a great family dog. They’ll fit right into your home.
Poodles have hair instead of fur, so they’ll need some upkeep when it comes to grooming. Luckily, their coat is hypoallergenic, so you won’t need to worry too much about your allergies. With that said, most mixed breeds that have a Poodle parent will have a hypoallergenic coat. Sizes will vary, though, since Poodles can come in toy, miniature, and standard sizes.
Poodle mixes to consider
The Poodle is a great dog, but let’s talk about some Poodle mixes that will be great for any home.
The Australian Shepherd Poodle mix will be a great addition to any home. They’re silly, playful, and smart, thus making them eager to please and easy to train. Aussiedoodles will want to be around you all the time, to the point that they’ll sleep in bed with you at night. If home alone for too long, they may get separation anxiety.
A Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle mixed will give you the ultimate floof of a dog. This doggo is affectionate, gentle, playful, and great with kids. However, they will be medium to large-sized dogs. They’ll need plenty of room and, as a puppy, they may not realize just how big they are. Bernedoodles will do well with an active family to get out all their energy.
Together, a Boxer and a Poodle make a Boxerdoodle. This crossbreed is smart, loyal, and gentle. However, they can be a bit silly, which allows them to get along great with young kids. They’ll need early socialization, though. This pooch comes from two purebreds working and herding dogs, so that Boxerdoodles will need plenty of physical and mental stimulation.
Cavapoos is a mixed breed of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle. This small pup will do well in an apartment or a large house, given their high energy levels. They can adapt, though they’ll fit right in whether you’re an active family or not.
Have you ever seen a Corgi Poodle mix before? They’re absolutely adorable. This pup will fit right into any family dynamic. They are affectionate, intelligent, and love being around people. However, they can be quite mischievous and silly. They’ll be okay when meeting new people and strangers but will also remain wary and alert just in case.
Goldendoodles come from Golden Retrievers and Poodles. This happy pup is intelligent, eager to please, and easy to train. They’re a great family dog that will do well with kids, young and old. However, they’ll need early socialization and are prone to separation anxiety.
This adorable pup is a Havanese Poodle mix. They’re friendly, curious, and sociable. They’ll love going out and meeting new people, exploring new places, and going on adventures with you. No matter who lives in your house – young kids, seniors, other dogs, cats, or small animals – this doggo will surely get along with them. They won’t make much of a guard dog but will be an excellent companion dog.
A mix between an Irish Setter and Poodle, the Irish Doodle is eager to please, easy to train, and intelligent. They’ll make a great companion dog, though they are prone to separation anxiety if left home alone for too long. They are good with children but can be sensitive. So, they’ll need to be socialized early and monitored when playing with kids.
The Labrador Retriever Poodle mix is all-around friendly. They enjoy the company of others and will be well suited for a home with young kids, seniors, other dogs, cats, or small animals. They’re playful and active, so going on long walks or hikes will do them well.
A Pomapoo is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Poodle. This small fluff ball is friendly and laid-back most of the time, but they might get a little nervous around strangers. Otherwise, they’ll do well with everyone else. Early socialization will help if you have a family with young kids, but Pomapoos have a calm temperament and aren’t too active. In addition, they’re smart and will train easily.
The Saint Berdoodle is a Saint Bernard Poodle mix who is friendly, intelligent, and loyal. This “nanny dog” will keep a good eye on the kids and bark, and alert you to strangers. Don’t worry, though. They’re gentle and sweet, so they won’t actually hurt anyone.
A Poodle mixed with a Schnauzer is a Schnoodle. This pooch is cheerful, loyal, and protective, making a great watchdog. With that said, they’re perfect for families with children. They’ll keep an eye on the kids and have enough energy to play with them outside. But, on the other hand, Schnoodles will be just as content to lounge on the couch beside you and cuddle.
Mixing an Old English Sheepdog with a Poodle will give you the Sheepadoodle. They are relatively calm dogs but can have bursts of energy. They can be easy to train but maybe stubborn at times. Early socialization and training are key with this pooch.
The Woodle is born when you cross a Wheaten Terrier and Poodle together. This hybrid is energetic, loyal, smart, and affectionate. They’ll enjoy plenty of cuddles and playtime. Including strangers, this pooch will get along well with everyone. They might be a bit wary of other dogs, though, so early socialization is key. They have high energy levels but will be satisfied with a 30-minute walk each day. They’ll need mental stimulation more than anything.
The Yorkipoo is a Yorkshire Terrier mixed with a Poodle. These are small dogs, but they have big personalities. They’re independent and curious. They’ll do well to go on adventures with you, or they’ll be just as content to be a lapdog.
Should you consider Poodle mixes?
Poodle mixes are a delight to have in any home. They pick up many positive traits of the Poodle parent plus more from their other breed parent. So no matter which one you choose, they will fit right in with your family.
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