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The Sheepadoodle – A Complete Guide

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel
Jul 6 ·

Do you know what an Old English Sheepdog Poodle mix is? It’s a Sheepadoodle, also known as a Sheepapoo. This pooch inherited some of the best traits from their parent breeds, making them excellent family dogs, working dogs, and herding dogs.

Let’s take a closer look at this amazing, adorable mixed dog breed.

Appearance

Sheepadoodles are typically black and white in color. The best news is that this mixed breed is hypoallergenic as their coats almost never shed. So, if you or anyone in your family has allergies, you’ll be safe. Also, no matter which parent they typically take after, they will always have a muscular, sturdy body.

The coats won’t differ too much, but if your doggo takes after their Poodle parent more, their curly fur may feel more coarse. On the other hand, if they take after their Old English Sheepdog parent more, they’ll still have curls, but they’ll be a little fluffier.

Depending on whether your Sheepadoodle came from a standard, miniature, or toy Poodle, their size will vary. However, the average standard Sheepadoodle can grow between 18 and 27 inches tall and weigh about 65 to 85 pounds. Miniatures will weigh about 35 to 55 pounds, and toy Sheepadoodles will typically weigh under 35 pounds. Meet Dia

Temperament

As long as this hybrid gets early socialization and you begin training early, Sheepadoodles are easy to train as they’re eager to please. In addition, they’re intelligent dogs. This doggo is calm but can get energetic at times.

They’re friendly and love to be around people, including kids. They’ll play with them all day and surely enjoy cuddles at the end of the day. So whether you’re running around outside or lounging on the couch, you can expect your Sheepadoodle to be by your side.

Caring for your Sheepadoodle

With a proper diet and exercise, your Sheepadoodle will have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. 

Grooming

Luckily, since Sheepadoodles shed little to no fur, keeping their coat maintained is pretty simple. You’ll only need to brush their coat at least two or three times a week to keep it clean and the knots and tangles at bay. Their coat will grow long, so bringing them to a professional groomer to get it trimmed every eight to 12 weeks is ideal.

In addition, be sure to trim your dog’s nails, clean their ears, and brush their teeth regularly. Meet Mars..

Diet

Sheepadoodles should be fed about two to four cups of high-quality kibble daily, split into two to three meals.

Your dog’s diet will depend on its age, weight, and breed. In addition, they might have special dietary needs if they have allergies or a sensitive stomach. The best way to feed your dog is to work together with your vet so that you can give your pooch the right food for them.

Exercise

Due to their herding and hunting background, Sheepadoodles are active. These pups will enjoy running around, playing fetch, going for swims, and long walks. Teaching your dog new tricks will keep their minds sharp as well. Not only will they learn cool tricks and new commands, but they’ll enjoy learning them.

Health problems

While Sheepadoodles are fairly healthy in general, there are a few health concerns to consider. For example, some of the big health issues may be:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Sebaceous adenitis
  • Diabetes
  • Addison’s disease
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (bloat)

Other minor concerns might be deafness, cataracts, or glaucoma. If you bring your pooch to the vet at least once or twice a year for their check-up, then these issues can be avoided or caught early enough to be treated.

Where to find a Sheepadoodle

If you’re looking to add this affection, adorable mixed breed to your home, then you can find Sheepadoodles in a couple of different ways. For one, you can find a reputable breeder.

Finding a good breeder takes some work, though. It would be best not to go with the first breeder you see that happens to have Sheepadoodles. Make sure the breeder is knowledgeable about the mixed breed as well as the purebreds it came from. They won’t release the puppies until they’re at least eight weeks of age, and they’ll want to get to know you and let you meet the dogs before you design.

In other words, a reputable breeder will strive to give the puppies a good home.

Alternatively, you can look for rescues and shelters that might have Sheepadoodles. This way, you’ll be able to give homeless puppies a forever home. A great place to start looking may be the Sheepadoodle Rescue.

How much does a Sheepadoodle cost?

If you decide to go with a breeder, you can expect to spend about $900 to $2,500. These are designer dogs and are popular breeds, so they’ll be harder to come by, thus making them more expensive. Buying this hybrid from a rescue or shelter will be cheaper. Meet Koda…

Should you bring home a Sheepadoodle?

If you’re looking for a pup that’s hypoallergenic, intelligent, easy to train, and great with kids, then a Sheepadoodle might be the right doggo for you. They’ll love to be around their humans as they’re loyal and affectionate.

This mixed breed will be a great addition to any family, and they’ll surely be happy, too!

Sheepadoodle Photos

Meet Henry.

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Meet Ollie

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Lovely Koda…

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This is Brodie…

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Similar reading: have you heard of these other Poodle mixes?

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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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