Thinking of adopting a Poodle mix, but aren’t sure which one is right for you and your family? Fear not, because we’ve put together a massive list of the most popular doodle dogs that you might think about welcoming into your home! Whether you are considering a bigger or smaller poodle mix, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide that will help you find your new furry companion.
Poodles are incredible dogs that commonly win best-in-show across all competitions. They come in three size varieties and can be as big as 20 inches to as small as 7. Their long necks, straight back, short tails and large legs are easily recognizable to any dog lover. Although they’re associated with France, they’re actually of German origin that goes back to the 1800s. The Poodle is well known for its intelligence and easy training.
Poodles are lively, fun-loving, and active dogs that thrive on attention. These attractive qualities make it clear why so many breeders cross with Poodle. The last 15 years have seen a surge of Poodle mixes, commonly known as Doodles, becoming a popular crossbreed for pet owners. So which one is best? Let’s find out!
- 1 Poodle Mixed Breeds
- 1.1 Labradoodle
- 1.2 Bidoodle
- 1.3 Goldendoodle
- 1.4 Cavapoo
- 1.5 Sheepadoodle
- 1.6 Shih Poo
- 1.7 Schnoodle
- 1.8 Yorkipoo
- 1.9 Pomapoo
- 1.10 Peekapoo
- 1.11 Saint Berdoodle
- 1.12 Whoodle
- 1.13 Bernedoodle
- 1.14 Newfypoo
- 1.15 Bordoodle
- 1.16 Westiepoo
- 1.17 Boxerdoodle
- 1.18 Chipoo
- 1.19 Maltipoo
- 1.20 Cockapoo
- 1.21 Huskydoodle
- 1.22 Rottle
- 1.23 Bordoodle
- 1.24 Bolonoodle
- 1.25 Weimardoodle
- 1.26 Poogle
- 1.27 Corgipoo
- 1.28 Cairnoodle
- 1.29 Springerdoodle
- 1.30 Pyredoodle
- 1.31 Shepadoodle
- 1.32 Havapoo
- 1.33 Eskipoo
- 1.34 Flandoodle
- 1.35 Mastidoodle
- 1.36 Aussiedoodle
- 1.37 Irish Doodle
- 1.38 Doxiepoo
- 1.39 Pugapoo
- 1.40 Great Danoodle
- 1.41 Airedoodle
- 1.42 Jackapoo
- 1.43 Schnoodle
- 1.44 Griffondoodle
- 1.45 Ratoodle
- 1.46 Tiboodle
- 1.47 Doberdoodle
- 1.48 Belgian Doodle
- 1.49 Pit Boodle
- 1.50 French Bulldoodle
- 1.51 Choodle
- 2 Final Thoughts
Poodle Mixed Breeds
There are dozens of Doodle types available to you, and some are easier to find than others. The following 51 different Poodle mixes are a combination of both famous and bizarre. In the comprehensive guide below, we look at the best poodle mixes for just about any family, as well as what you can expect by bringing one into your home.
Breeds: Labrador and Poodle
The Labradoodle is the most famous poodle mix. The Labrador and Poodle mix is very affectionate and loves attention. They also don’t mind showing it, as they’ll physically jump on your or slap your hand for a pet. Their short fur makes them easy to groom, but they still need regular grooming to avoid matting. Baths may be required if you choose not to brush them. Labradoodles love water, so bathing will be easy.
They have a lot of energy and should be walked once a day. Make sure to go outside and play fetch with them, and give them lots of praise for learning a trick. The yellow labradoodle is often mistaken for a goldendoodle.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Poodle
The Bidoodle (also the Doodle Frise and Bichoodle) are a mix of Bichon Frise and Poodle. They’re little balls of energy that love to be cuddled and held. Although they can be jumpers, their tiny size and big personalities are great for children and small apartments.
They are very vocal and love to bark, whine, and whimper and are prone to separation anxiety. Like other small breeds, they have an issue potty training because they have tiny little bladders. They’re also likely to anxiety pee.
Still, they are an unaggressive breed that just wants to love you by licking you to death. They make great lap dogs! Just try to avoid access to treats when training, as they can quickly become overweight.
Breeds: Golden Retriever and Poodle
Another popular poodle mix, these beautiful dogs can be over 80 pounds. Toy Goldendoodles can be as small as 10 pounds. This Golden Retriever and Poodle mix doesn’t shed and requires frequent grooming to keep their fur clean.
Goldendoodles are high energy and love family homes that have a large backyard for space to play. Puppies will have issues playing with children, as they will often jump and knock over youngsters. They simply don’t know their own strength!
While typically healthy, they do suffer from hip and joint issues. It’s best to give them the proper food and hip and joint supplements, so they are less likely to develop them. Goldens are also sometimes mixed with the Toy version to create the miniature version of the Goldendoodle.
Breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle
The most searched Doodle type in the US, the Cavapoo is a spectacular poodle mix that combines the Poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They love to play fetch, love to run, but most of all – they enjoy your attention! They are often mistaken for the Cavachon.
Hitting 25 pounds at most, they are easy to care for and play with, but with their trickier personality, training can be difficult — Cavapoos need a little bit of grooming to keep clean.
Cavapoos have a hard time being left alone and are prone to separation anxiety. They love larger families that can give them the attention they need, but with their cuteness, we’re sure they’ll find love in large portions!
Breeds: Old English Sheepdog and Poodle
The Sheepadoodle is a poodle mix that combines the high focus Poodle with the work-driven Sheepdog. This combination makes the “hard to train for family life” Sheepdog easier to get along with. They are often found larger and can hit 30 pounds after four months.
Sheepadoodles love children and other dogs, but have to be trained to play gently as their large frame makes it easy for them to knock anyone over. They will likely have a herding instinct if the Doodle favors their Sheepdog parent, so giving them a job to do will be great for their mental health!
You need to brush them daily and often, as their long fur commonly attracts debris and dust. Similar to other big dogs, they are susceptible to hip and joint issues.
Breeds: Shih Tzu and Poodle
Shih Poos are Poodle mixes that can be stubborn due to their Shih Tzu ancestry, but this can easily be trained out thanks to their Poodle parent. This doesn’t mean they don’t need daily training though, however, once the training clicks with the Shih Poo they’re well behaved.
They aren’t as eager to please as the other Doodles and will be more interested in different smells than your attention. The Shih Poo doesn’t do well in large families or with small children and are prone to pick favorites.
Shih Poos don’t need much activity or playtime and prefer to laze around all day with their pet parent. They are perfect for anyone looking for a low impact dog.
However, they aren’t good with new dog owners as they take a bit of patience.
Breeds: Schnauzer and Poodle
The Schnoodle is a Poodle mix that crossbreeds the Schnauzer and Poodle. Breeding one purebred parent of each won’t necessarily give you a Schnoodle, as it takes a few generations to reach the desired mix. The fluffy coat of the Schnoodle is a balanced combination of wavy and incredibly soft.
It’s difficult to pin down the general disposition of a Schnoodle because of the intense breeding that goes into making the “perfect” dog. However, they are usually not aggressive and don’t need a lot of socialization at a young age.
They are very protective of their owners, and they need a lot of room to jump and play. A big backyard is a must for them.
Breeds: Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle
This familiar Poodle mix stems from the Yorkie and the Poodle. They are a rambunctious breed that needs early training and a lot of attention. Yorkipoos share the temperament and energy of most other small dogs.
Yorkipoos are a very vocal breed and typically live longer lives. Make sure to socialize them when they’re puppies, or you might have behavior issues when they’re older. Still, they are very active social dogs who love attention, but their Yorkie side can lead them to be standoffish.
Their coats vary between curly and straight, and different fur will mean different grooming requirements.
Breeds: Pomeranian and Poodle
The extremely fluffy Pomeranian and the curly-haired Poodle make this cute Poodle mix. What makes them unique is that they do shed, which means their undercoat needs to be brushed regularly. They are never any more massive than 12 pounds. These pups may cost a little more than some of the other breeds, due to the expensive nature of the parent breed, the pomeranian.
They do well in apartments and small homes. Pomapoos don’t need a large yard, as they require little exercise. However, they do need a lot of attention and will bark excessively if not appropriately trained.
Pomapoos can be aggressive and prone to resource guarding. If you have kids, it may be a good idea to pass them up. Pomapoos do well with single parents, but larger families will run into problems. They don’t like to share.
Breeds: Pekingese and Poodle
Peekapoos are an often debated mix between a Pekingese and a Poodle. They usually have no undercoat, so they’re easy to groom and brush and are incredibly loving. However, they suffer from an abundance of health issues.
Two-thirds of all Pekingese suffer from Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. This is then passed on to the Peekapoo, which makes it difficult for them to breathe. There is no cure, and thus, they will have a lifetime of labored breathing, pain, and won’t be able to handle extreme temperatures.
You’ll need to be well educated on health issues, and they are poor with children. Their body, unfortunately, works against them in almost every aspect.
Breeds: Saint Bernard and Poodle
The Saint Bernard and Poodle combination makes for a lovable and loyal breed. They are affectionate, happy dogs that love to please. Expect the Saint Berdoodle to be large once it grows up, as they can hit over 100 pounds easily.
They’re going to have thick, curly fur that needs a lot of grooming attention. If you live in a warmer climate, I would recommend shoring them. With that said, they love colder weather and will have a lot of energy to jump around in the snow.
Saint Berdoodles are big babies who are easy to train, love all people and animals, and will sit on you or paw you to get your attention.
Breeds: Wheaton Terrier and Poodle
Probably one of the least common mixes, the Whoodle is an interesting combination between a Wheaton Terrier and a Poodle. Due to this, there isn’t a large enough sample size to know general temperament, health issues, and size.
Wheaten Terriers are great family dog that are dependable, friendly, and easy to train. Poodles also train well and are overall intelligent, so it’s likely the Whoodle is rewarding to teach. You will most likely have to groom the Whoodle daily, as they have thick coats.
Finding one will be difficult, and you’ll likely have to travel across the country to even hope to get one! If you do find one, grab them, you may not get that chance again.
Breeds: Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle
The Bernedoodle is a very easy-going combination of the Poodle and the Bernese Mountain Dog. You’ll mostly find this breed in their larger size, which averages over 80 pounds. Their coats are unique and often come in double or tri-color.
They are very energetic and love to play. Bernedoodles can be clumsy, but they are personal. This can make them challenging to train because they have a difficult time focusing. Grooming
will be a daily task, or you risk them getting mats and tangles.
Bernedoodles are cuddly and physical – they’ll be your giant lap dog! Keep in mind that they love to wrestle and play tug of war, so make sure you train them to be gentle if you have other pets of small children.
Breeds: Newfoundland and Poodle
A big dog with a big heart, the Newfypoo is the combination of the Newfoundland and the Poodle. They are incredibly affectionate and require a lot of playtime, a lot of space, and a great deal of attention.
This Doodle can hit sizes up to 150 pounds, and you won’t see any toy variants of this breed. They love to engage with strangers and new dogs if they’re properly socialized when they’re young. They are loyal to their family but require a lot of social stimulation.
A big dog means a big coat, which means a lot of work. It’s important to regularly groom and wash them to keep their fur clean.
Breeds: Border Collie and Poodle
Mixing a Poodle with a Border Collie results in a hardworking and smart mix called a Bordoodle. The Border Collie is ranked as the most intelligent dog breed, so adding it with the equally intelligent Poodle makes them a dream to train.
Bordoodles will get bored if they don’t have a job to do. They will find one for you if you don’t provide one, so adequate training and agility courses will keep them occupied. They need a very active parent for their mental health.
The Bordoodle has a rough, coarse coat that constantly sheds and needs brushing. They are prone to hip and joint issues.
Breeds: West Highland Terrier and Poodle
The West Highland Terrier (or Westie) combined with the Poodle create a feisty, high energy dog that needs a lot of attention and play. The Westiepoo gets distracted very easily, though, but that curiosity and drive make them fun to exercise.
Westiepoos have a high prey drive, and thus have trouble playing nice with other animals. They are unlikely to attack them, but they are fond of chasing smaller dogs or cats, which can lead to anxiety for the other animals.
Their coats are generally easy to take care of, but their fur length and texture depends on the dog. It’s essential to watch the Westiepoos weight, as they’re susceptible to rapid weight gain.
Breeds: Boxer and Poodle
The high energy Boxer mixed with the focused Poodle to make the Boxerdoodle. They are easy to train, affectionate dogs that like to get physical with you. This makes them willing to play and eager to please; you can expect a lot of movement from them.
Boxerdoodles have a generally happy temperament and vary in size. It’s possible to find a smaller Boxerdoodle, but they’re rare. They like to roll around for fun, are great with children, large families, and require a lot of walking.
Hip, joint, and heart problems are common, like any other large dog. Their coat also depends on what parent has preference: the clean coat of the Boxer, or the curly coat of the Poodle.
Breeds: Chihuahua and Poodle
This newer breed is a mix of a toy Poodle and Chihuahua, and is one of the many different types of chihuahua mixes. Similar to the Chihuahua, the Chipoo has a huge personality and a lot of heart. They’re full of energy, love to play and socialize although they do require a lot of training to stamp out their stubborn, and loud nature.
Chipoos are friendly dogs that require a lot of socialization to be comfortable with bigger dogs. They can still be defensive if provoked, so regular grooming and touching will help them be more comfortable.
They need at least an hour of playtime and training every single day to keep them from being bored. Get ready for a lot of barking and howling!
Breeds: Maltese and Poodle
People with smaller homes and apartments will find the Maltese and Poodle mix a great addition to their lives. They travel well, adapt well in new environments, and have few if no aggression issues so. They make a great friend to everyone. Because the Maltipoo looks so similar to the standard Maltese, they are often confused for one another.
Keep in mind the Maltipoo require a lot of attention, and this can’t be emphasized enough. They are very active, social dogs that can’t be left alone for long periods. They love to be with their pet parent, so keep them with you as often as possible.
Setting up a play area for the Maltipoo will make them very happy, as they’ll have their own space they can feel comfortable in.
Breeds: Cocker Spaniel and Poodle
This smaller breed of Doodle is a combination of the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle. The Cockapoo is one of the earliest Doodle mixes to appear and date back to the 1950s. They require a lot of attention and interaction.
Their small body and silky fur are really popular with families. They socialize well, get along with other dogs and cats, and love to smell and chase anything they see. It’s essential to play a lot with your Cockapoo to get their energy out. Cockapoos are prone to blindness and dementia as they get older, but most of them tend to live long and healthy lives.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Poodle
When you adopt a Huskydoodle, you are getting an energetic, and family-friendly pup! Siberpoos are crafty dogs, and they can get into mischief if left unattended for long periods of time. When you combine one of the smartest dogs on the planet, with one of the most active, it means you’ll need to be a strong leader, and engage in regular training to keep this pup entertained.
Siberpoos can look completely different from one another, depending on the litter. Some Huskydoodles will take more after their Husky parent in looks, while others will look more like a poodle. Usually, this doodle dog will end up looking like both parents, somewhere in the middle. You’ll want a bigger yard for a Huskydoodle, or access to a larger outdoor space to exercise them frequently.
Breeds: Rottweiler and Poodle
Rottles combine the beautiful Rottweiler with the Standard Poodle for a fluffier looking Rottie. Rottles are great for someone looking for a dog that may have a more aggressive guardian instinct than a Poodle. These pups are generally friendly, but can be more reserved with strangers due to their Rottweiler parent.
They are great with kids provided they are socialized from a young age. Rottles are better than their Rottweielr parent for dog owners that may have an allergy to pet dander. While the Rottle is not hypoallergenic, they will shed less than their Rottie parent. Rottles will grow in size, and it’s not uncommon to see them top 80 pounds, sometimes crossing the 100 pound barrier for males. You’ll want room for your Rottle to roam, and need to dedicate a good chunk of time to properly train them.
Breeds: Border Collie and Poodle
The Bordoodle is a friendly dog, that blends the family-friendly Border Collie with the energetic and fun-loving poodle. Bordoodles come in a variety of different sizes, and their full growth potential will depend if their parent is a toy or standard poodle. Most Bordoodles are bred with a standard-sized poodle, so you can expect a medium-sized dog, that will grow to around 30 pounds or more.
Bordoodles will shed less than their Border Collie parent, but more than their Poodle parent. This mix is VERY intelligent, so start with obedience training from a young age. They are also extremely active, so you’ll want to have a bigger yard, or access to open space for your Bordoodle to get energy out through the day. They are generally great with kids, and other pets in the house.
Breeds: Bolognese and Poodle
Another fluffy white dog breed, the Bolonoodle is a doodle mix between the Bolognese and the Poodle. This cute & cuddly little poodle mix is full of energy and love. The Bolonoodle usually has a Toy Poodle parent, but can also have a Standard Poodle parent that’s on the “smaller” side. They are affectionate pups that get extremely attached to their owners.
Because of their attachment, they can also develop separation anxiety. For this reason, we recommend you crate train your Bolonoodle, and start at an early age. They are great with kids and other animals, provided they are properly socialized as puppies. The Bolonoodle is a wonderful overall family pup.
Breeds: Weimaraner and Poodle
Want a pup that looks like a Labradoodle, but maybe a little more interesting? The Weimardoodle can fit the bill! These pups are often mistaken for a Labradoodle, but you can usually tell them apart by the Weimardoodle’s silvery coat and their yellow, pale blue, or grey colored eyes. Weimardoodles are a doodle dog with tons of energy, and they will keep you running all over the place for hours on end.
If you are thinking of adopting a Weimardoodle, you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of backyard space. The Weimardoodle has tons of energy and enjoys being outside to run their energy off. It’s best to give them at least 45-60 minutes of outside exercise daily in order to keep them from developing destructive habits in the home. These pups will definitely keep themselves occupied if you don’t. They will typically weigh around 60 pounds and are longer, leaner dogs.
Breeds: Beagle and Poodle
The Poogle crosses the Beagle with the Poodle for a combination that’s becoming more popular. Beagles are already a favorite dog with both hunters and families alike. So it only made sense to cross them with a Poodle in an effort to reduce their shedding habits. Beagles shed quite a bit, so crossing them with the Poodle was a successful effort to reduce pet dander for dog allergy sufferers.
Poogles will range in size, but will usually be medium-sized dogs. They will weigh between 30 and 45 pounds when fully grown, and are intelligent dogs who train easily. They are a great mix for first-time dog owners. Their Beagle parents make them eager to please their owners, while their Parent helps to boost their IQ. The Poogle is a great all-around dog that will do well in just about any family, and in any living situation.
Breeds: Corgi and Poodle
The Corgipoo is a lovely mix of either a Cardigan Welsh Corgi or Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Corgipoos were bred in order to create a smaller companion dog that sheds less than their Corgi parent. These pups will usually inherit some of the Corgi’s breed characteristics, including a longer body and shorter legs.
Corgipoos will generally weigh no more than 20 pounds. They can start putting on some excess weight as they age though, so you’ll want to monitor their food intake. Their coat colors can take many different hues. It’s quite possible your Corgipoo will be brown, white, black, tri-color, or just about anything in between. Corgipoos are expensive, but make wonderful family pets.
Breeds: Cairn Terrier and Poodle
The Cairnoodle is a mix of the Cairn Terrier and the Poodle. The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds, and originates from the highlands of Scotland. Cairn Terriers already shed fairly minimally, so the crossing of the Poodle breed was done mostly to reduce health issues. While generally speaking both the Cairn Terrier and poodle are healthy purebreds, a mixing of these two breeds helps to eliminate crossbreeding birth defects.
Cairnoodles are lively pups, and like both parents are highly intelligent. They will seldom weigh over 15 pounds and do require daily exercise to keep their minds occupied. Cairnoodles will range in coat color. It’s quite common to see them in white, black, or even Brindle, which is inherited from their Cairn Terrier parent. Cairnoodles make excellent family pets, even though they are costlier than other doodle mixes.
Breeds: Springer Spaniel and Poodle
The Springerdoodle is a crossbreed that pairs the Springer Spaniel and the Poodle. Springerdoodles are an energetic mix that makes for an excellent hunting companion. They take after their Springer Spaniel parent in their hunting ability, but their shedding is both reduced, and easier on people who have allergies to pet dander.
Springerdoodles are usually longer and leaner. They are a medium-sized dog, and will typically weigh no more than 40 to 50 pounds when fully matured. Their coat colors will typically more resemble their Springer Spaniel parent, picking up some spots in their coat. Their coats will also take after their Poodle parent in texture and feel. Springerdoodles are excellent family pets, and generally, get along with most other animals if socialized early.
Breeds: Great Pyrenees and Poodle
Pyredoodles have enjoyed a surge in popularity over the last several years. This unique mix combines the Great Pyrenees and the Standard Poodle to create a large but lower shedding dog. Pyredoodles are a highly intelligent large breed that can be used as anything from a family companion to a livestock guardian. They have a lower energy level than their Poodle parent but will have a stronger prey drive.
Pyredoodles will typically take after their Great Pyrenees parent when it comes to coat color. They will typically be white, and inherit the texture of their Poodle parent’s fur. These larger pups can tip the scales at over 100 pounds depending on the size of their parents. Genetically they also tend to have fewer health issues than either purebred parent. Pyredoodles can be a little more sensitive to guests and will need early socialization in order to accept new people in the home. They will generally do fine with other animals in the home.
Breeds: German Shepherd and Poodle
Shepadoodles are a crafty mix that blends the German Shepherd and Standard Poodle. This extremely intelligent mix has a considerable amount of energy and will need a very firm and dedicated owner. Shepadoodles will want to control the home and will need someone who can be consistent with obedience training from an early age.
Shepadoodles do not shed nearly as much as their German Shepherd parent. This is intentional, and one of the reasons the Shepadoodle was created. While not recommended for first-time dog owners, the Shepadoodle can be both a great family companion and working dog. They make great seeing-eye dogs, service dogs, and emotional therapy dogs. This comes from their intelligence level and ability to both learn and obey commands. If you have the patience for training, a Shepadoodle can be an excellent family pet.
Breeds: Havanese and Poodle
Havapoos have gained an immense amount of popularity over the last decade. One of the smaller doodle dog mixes on this list, the Havapoo is a miniature pup that crosses either a Toy Poodle or smaller Standard Poodle with the Havanese. They are popular with pet allergy sufferers and shed infrequently.
Havapoos are soft coated, and will typically carry the white coat of both parent breeds. Havapoos are smaller dogs, usually weighing no more than 10 pounds when fully grown, regardless of their gender. They are excellent family dogs and love to cuddle in their owner’s lap. Havapoos can suffer from separation anxiety, which is common with both parents. If you plan to adopt a Havapoo, be prepared to spend plenty of time with them to avoid potentially destructive behaviors.
Breeds: American Eskimo Dog and Poodle
Eskipoos are a rarer combination of the American Eskimo dog and the Poodle. Like many other doodle dogs on this list, the Eskipoo inherits the fluffier white coat of the American Eskimo and the soft texture of the Poodle. Eskipoos are slightly pricier than other poodle mixes due to the rarity of the breed combination.
The Eskipoo is a small to medium-sized breed. They will typically weigh no more than 20 pounds when fully grown, no matter the gender of the dog. They are excellent family dogs, and get along well with both children and other animals, making them suitable for multi-pet households. Eskipoos love to cuddle, and generally do well in just about any living situation.
Breeds: Bouvier Des Flandres and Poodle
The Flandoodle mixes the Poodle and the Bouvier des Flandres. This unique breed is a little bit more rare than other doodle dogs on this list. As such, you can expect that they will be a little more costly. They will range in size, but are generally considered a medium-sized breed that tops out at around 50-60 pounds depending on the dog’s gender.
The Flandoodle will vary in coat colors, but usually take on a darker hue. Both parent breeds can carry the gene for a darker coat, so the Flandoodle will likely have the same. These pups are low-shedding and look very unique compared to other types of poodle mixes. Flandoodles are excellent family dogs, and you’ll be sure to get plenty of questions about your pup at the local dog park.
Breeds: English Mastiff and Poodle
The Mastidoodle is a combination of the English Mastiff and the Standard Poodle. This gentle giant is a wonderful family dog that sheds far less than their English Mastiff parent. Depending on their parents, they will generally be larger than a Standard Poodle by a fair bit, and smaller than a purebred English Mastiff.
Expect your Mastidoodle to weigh anywhere from 80 to 120 pounds when fully grown, depending on the size of your pup’s parents and the gender. Mastidoodles make wonderful family pets, and typically inherit the calmer demeanor of their Mastiff genes. Mastidoodles can live up to 12 years, which extends the typical English Mastiff lifespan. They are excellent family pets, and good with other animals when properly socialized early on.
Breeds: Australian Shepherd and Poodle
One of the most popular doodle dogs is the Aussiedoodle, also known as the Aussiepoo. This mix of the Poodle and the Australian Shepherd is a favorite of many doodle enthusiasts. They are extremely striking, often inheriting the blue eyes of their Aussie parent. While this breed is high-energy, they are usually eager to please their masters and adapt to any environment rather quickly.
Aussiedoodles are medium-sized dogs, and will usually not weigh more than 25 pounds when fully grown. Their coat colors will vary, oftentimes with each pup looking quite different, even when from the same litter. The Aussiedoodle is great with kids, other dogs, and will get along just fine with strangers too. They are highly social dogs and enjoy the company of their family above all else.
Breeds: Irish Setter and Poodle
The Irish Doodle is a unique combo of the Irish Setter and the Poodle. This strikingly red pup is one of the most popular Irish Setter crossbreeds. Typically the Irish Doodle will inherit a red coat from their Irish Setter parent while taking on the texture and coat consistency from their Poodle parent.
Irish Doodles are medium-sized dogs that typically will not get larger than 60 pounds, regardless of their gender. They get along extremely well with children and in multi-pet households. They are very active and will need a decent-sized yard to run around on. While they can adapt to apartment living, they will usually do better with a house and at least a medium-sized yard.
Breeds: Dachshund and Poodle
The Doxiepoo combines the Dachshund and the Poodle. Typically, the Dachshund will be paired with a Toy Poodle for this unique mix. Doxiepoos shed less frequently than their Dachshund parent, and require less grooming. They will inherit some of the unique traits of their Dachshund’s body shape, meaning they will have a longer body, and be shorter to the ground.
Doxiepoos are excellent family companions. Their Poodle parent’s temperament calms them down, as the Dachshund has been known to exhibit aggressive behaviors on occasion. The Doxiepoo can function well in any environment. Because of their small stature, they can do just fine in an apartment setting, or in a home.
Breeds: Pug and Poodle
The Pugapoo combines the fun-loving Pug and a Toy Poodle. Pugs are quite common in the designer dog world, being a parent to several different mixes. The Pugapoo’s coat will inherit some coloring from their Pug parent, including the black mask. They will shed far less than a Pug, as Pugs have more hair per square inch than most breeds and shed more as well.
Pugapoos are smaller dogs, usually not getting any larger than 15 pounds, regardless of their gender. They make excellent family companions and enjoy spending time cuddling up to their owners. They are “shadow” dogs, and will follow you most places that you go. If having a companion follow you around consistently is not something you are ready for, then the Pugapoo may not be the right breed for your family.
Breeds: Great Dane and Poodle
The Great Danoodle is a gentle giant that mixes the incredibly large and lean Great Dane, with the Standard Poodle. Great Danoodles will be Large to Giant in size and can clear 100 pounds quite easily, especially males. Great Danoodles shed less than their Great Dane parents, and while they aren’t hypoallergenic, they are considered a low-shedding mixed breed.
Great Danoodles will vary in coat color. Both parent breeds share some common coat color genetics, with white, and black both being somewhat common. Great Danoodles can live up to 10 years fairly commonly, which adds a couple years to a purebred Great Dane’s regular lifespan. Great Danoodles can be excellent family dogs, and typically have lower energy needs once they pass their puppy stages at around age two. They can do well in apartments or smaller living spaces, but will normally do better with room to roam.
Breeds: Airedale Terrier and Poodle
Airedale Terriers are one of the larger Terrier breeds. They are a lower shedding dog that some consider hypoallergenic. They don’t shed much, which makes them a perfect pair with a poodle. The Airedoodle will shed minimally, and they will live healthier lives than either purebred parent.
Airedoodles will vary in color, but typically lean towards brown, followed by black. Both have the potential to inherit some white in their coats. Their Airedale Terrier parent is most commonly brown, so it’s likely your Airedoodle will inherit this same color. Airedoodles are a medium-sized dog, and will typically not weigh more than 30 pounds when fully grown. They are active dogs and should have plenty of activity throughout the day to keep them occupied. They do well with families and can get along with most household pets.
Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle
The Jackapoo combines the Jack Russell Terrier and the Poodle for one of the most popular Jack Russell crossbreeds. Typically the Jackapoo will have a Toy Poodle parent, or a smaller Standard Poodle parent. Jack Russell Terriers are one of the smartest dog breeds. They are highly intelligent and learn commands quickly. Because of their reputation as an excellent family companion, and their higher than normal IQ, the Jack Russell is the perfect breed to pair with a Poodle.
Jackapoos are smaller dogs and usually will not grow to more than 15-20 pounds. They will likely have a mixed coat color, that’s some combination of both parent breeds. This means they will be white, brown, black, tri-colored, or even spotted. Jackapoos can make great family dogs, and do well in multiple pet households.
Schnoodle: Breeds Schnauzer and Poodle
The Schnoodle mixes the Schnauzer and the Poodle. This mix can be a smaller pup if the Toy Poodle is a parent, and the Miniature Schnauzer the other. They can also be rather large if a Giant Schnauzer is one parent and a Standard Poodle the other. Depending on the parents, your Schoodle can come in a variety of different sizes. A larger Schnoodle can weigh between 50 and 70 pounds, whereas the smaller version typically won’t top 25.
The Schnoodle’s coat is going to be low shedding, as both parents don’t shed much. Schnoodles are fantastic for people with pet allergies. They will need consistent grooming to keep their coats in top shape. Most Schnoodle owners will use clippers to keep their hair consistently short and close to their bodies. Their coat color will range from black, to try, white and even brown. Schnoodles are excellent family companions and do well in just about any living situation.
Breeds: Brussells Griffon and Poodle
The Griffondoodle crosses the Brussels Griffon and the Poodle. This produces a pup that looks somewhat like a longer haired Pug. Their fluffy coats will shed infrequently, just like many doodle dogs on this list. Their coat color will generally be tan in color or darker brown with traces of black in their muzzle.
The Griffondoodle typically has a Toy Poodle parent and will be a smaller breed. One parent will be a Toy Poodle, and the other the Brussels Griffon. They will not exceed 15 pounds in size and can do well living in just about any setting. While they will have energy, they will also be just as happy to spend time cuddling up in your lap during movie nights.
Breeds: Rat Terrier and Poodle
The Ratoodle combines the Rat Terrier and the Poodle. Similar to other smaller Poodle mixes, the Ratoodle will shed very minimally. Their coats can be a variety of different colors, but will generally take on black with some brown spotting like their Rat Terrier parent. It’s also possible they are tri-colored, with a mixture of white, black, and tan.
Ratoodles can be great dogs to have around your farm or homestead, as they are excellent watchdogs and will bark at the sound of any intruder. They will weigh no more than 15 pounds when fully grown, and have plenty of energy. They can live in smaller spaces, but will need consistent daily exercise.
Breeds: Tibetian Terrier and Poodle
Tiboodles are a unique mix of the Tibetian Terrier and the Poodle. They are excellent family dogs, with a lower energy level than their Poodle Parent. This mix can be prone to separation anxiety, as many doodles can. The Tiboodle does well with children, and in multiple pet households.
TIboodles will have coats that range in color. They can be white, black, or anything in between. Their low shedding habits will keep their fur off your furniture and your clothes. Tiboodles grow to about 20 pounds in weight, and make excellent family companions. They are adaptable and do well in any household, including apartment living.
Breeds: Doberman and Poodle
The Doberdoodle is an attempt to create a lower shedding guard dog with plenty of energy. Doberdoodles are more protective of their family than other doodles, due to their Doberman Pinscher parent. They shed less than their Doberman parent, but will still be a very high energy dog as both the Doberman and the Poodle have a significant amount of energy.
Doberdoodles are large dogs, and some will weigh as much as 80 pounds when fully grown. Males will be larger than females, and genetics will obviously play a role in their size. Color-wise, you are likely to have a brown or black Doberdoodle, as both parents carry the same color genes. Due to their size and energy levels, we don’t recommend Doberdoodles for first-time dog owners. If you are looking for a family companion or watchdog, and have the ability to train a stubborn dog, the Doberdoodle can be a perfect choice.
Breeds: Belgian Malinois and Poodle
The Belgian Doodle mixes the Belgian Malinois and the Poodle. While this mix is quite rare, they definitely do make an interesting mix! The Belgian Doodle is an extremely active breed that excels when given a task to complete. They do shed less than their Belgian Malinois parent, and have lesser grooming needs. This is also a higher energy mix, so be prepared to exercise them regularly if you welcome one into your home.
Belgian Doodles are a medium-sized crossbreed, with males not weighing more than 60 pounds. When it comes to their appearance, they will somewhat resemble a Shepadoodle, given their Belgian Malinois parent looks a bit like a German Shepherd. If you are looking for a family companion, Belgian Doodles can do just fine. However, other Poodle Crossbreeds are easier to adopt and train. Belgian Doodle’s live their best life when they have a big yard, plenty of exercise, and a job they can do on a daily basis.
Breeds: Pitbull and Poodle
The Pit Boodle is the unusual combination that mixes a Pitbull and a Poodle. Pitbulls are usually mixed with other guardian breeds or family companions in an effort to either create a better guardian breed, or family companion. Pitbulls have an unfair reputation of being aggressive, when much of this is due to their owners, not the actual dog. Crossing a Pitbull with a Poodle will give you a highly active and muscular dog, that’s both loyal and has lower grooming needs than their Pitbull parent.
Pit Boodle are usually medium in size, with males not weighing more than 50 pounds. This will depend largely on the size of both parents, but it’s rare to exceed that weight. They are extremely active, but won’t really inherit any working dog traits. Your Doodle Bull is far more likely to pester you repeatedly for a game of fetch rather than wanting a job to do, so be sure you can exercise your pup at least 45 minutes per day. Pit Boodle can function in just about any living situation provided they are properly exercised each day.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Poodle
The French Bulldoodle is a unique combination of a French Bulldog and a Poodle. A smaller dog, this pup will rarely exceed 20 pounds, and is great for dog owners with tighter living spaces. They will shed less than their French Bulldog parent, and their unique look will make them a fan with just about every dog owner at the dog park! French Bulldoodles are more active than their Frenchie parent, and less active than their Poodle parent. So expect your French Bulldoodle to be somewhere in the middle when it comes to their activity needs. A good 30 minutes per day outdoors or at the dog park should be sufficient daily exercise.
French Bulldoodles do well with other dogs and animals if socialized early on in their life. They happy to cuddle up on the couch after playing outdoors. They desire companionship and can develop separation anxiety if left alone for longer periods of time. They can do just fine in any living situation, and are just fine in an apartment provided their daily exercise needs are met.
Breeds: Chow and Poodle
What list would be complete without a fluffy Chow mix? The Choodle is a cross between the Chow Chow and the Poodle. Choodles are a little bit calmer than their Poodle parent, but also more reserved. They will bark when intruders arrive, and they will also be more protective of their human parents.
Choodles will shed more than other breeds on this list. While their Poodle parent will help dial down their shedding frequency, they will still end up leaving hair in places that other doodles won’t. Choodles can be medium to large dogs, and will typically weigh between 50 and 60 pounds. The Choodle is headstrong, and not recommended for first-time dog owners due to their independent nature.
Overall, the Doodle makes a great companion. They’re generally outgoing, happy and love to play and lay on your lap. It’s no wonder they have become such a popular choice with families, as their friendly nature makes them perfect with children. Different breeds are for different people, so make sure that you fit your potential puppies individual needs before taking them on. They’re a partner for life, so it’s crucial to find the right Doodle for your family.