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Poodle Mixes: 60 Different Types Of Doodle Cross Breeds

Are you thinking of adopting a Poodle mix, but aren't sure which one is right for your family? Let's get to know some of the most popular Poodle crossbreeds (or Doodles), with pictures of each. Get to know some of the most popular Poodle mixes to find the perfect fit!


Last Updated: February 6, 2024 | 38 min read

Poodle Mixed Breeds - Types of Cross Breed Poodles

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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.

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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 the most popular crossbreed for pet owners. So what’s the best Poodle mix? Let’s find out!

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Poodle Mixed Breeds

There are dozens of Doodle types available, and some are easier to find than others. The following 61 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.

Affenpoo: Affenpinscher Poodle Mix

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Affenpoos combine the Affenpinscher and the Poodle.

The Affenpoo combines the lovable Affenpinscher and the Poodle. This smaller mix usually weighs between 10 to 13 pounds. Affenpoos are lovable and get along with most other dogs and family pets. Both parents carry a bit of a stubborn streak, so you’ll need to be prepared for that if you welcome one into your home. They are quite playful, though, and will adapt well to families of all types. Most Affenpoos absolutely love children.

They have a longer lifespan of about 12 to 15 years. Affenpoos suffer a few of the genetic health defects that their purebred parents have. They come in a variety of different colors, including black, tan, grey, silver, white, and more. You’ll need to dedicate at least 60 minutes every day to exercising your Affenpoo. They are a more energetic mix and do better when they have access to a large yard to exercise in.

Airedoodle: Airedale Terrier Poodle Mix

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Airedoodles are a combination of the Airedale Terrier and Standard Poodle.

Airedale Terriers are one of the larger Terrier breeds. They are lower-shedding dogs that some consider hypoallergenic (but no dog is completely allergy-free). 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 of their purebred parents.

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 medium-sized dogs 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.

Aussiedoodle Or Aussiepoo: Australian Shepherd Poodle Mix

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The Aussiedoodle is a common mix that combines the 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 and 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.

Bassetoodle: Basset Hound Poodle Mix

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The Bassetoodle crosses the Basset Hound and the Poodle.

Bassetoodles combine the Basset Hound and the Poodle. These pups are more laid back than other crossbreeds on this list. They inherit the more chill nature of their Basset Hound parent while shedding less because of the Doodle gene pool. Bassetoodles won’t usually exceed 35 pounds in weight. Because of their lower energy levels, you’ll want to watch their food intake as they grow older and slow down. They can become overweight quickly if they are allowed to indulge and if they don’t have adequate exercise.

Bassetoodles are excellent family dogs. They get along great with children and extremely well with other pets in multi-pet households. They do have a slight prey drive, so you’ll want to socialize with them early on. Once they have been introduced to smaller animals around the home, they are usually just fine once they’ve learned those animals aren’t for chasing. Bassetoodles can live up to 14 years and are generally free of most of the health concerns that plague their Basset Hound parent.

Belgian Doodle: Belgian Malinois Poodle Mix

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The Belgian Doodle is a rare crossbreed that blends this Belgian Malinois (pictured) and a 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.

Bernedoodle: Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle Mix

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The Bernedoodle is a Doodle mix that crosses the Bernese Mountain Dog and the 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 or small children.

Bolonoodle: Bolognese Poodle Mix

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Bolonoodles are a combination of the Bolognese and the 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.

Bordoodle: Border Collie Poodle Mix

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Bordoodles are a combination of the Border Collie and the 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 a 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.

Bossypoo: Boston Terrier Poodle Mix

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The Bossypoo combines the Boston Terrier and the Poodle.

The Bossypoo is a mix between the Toy Poodle and Boston Terrier. This mix is slightly more common than others and started as an effort to reduce the health concerns that sometimes plague the Boston Terrier. Bossypoos will have an independent streak inherited from their Boston Terrier parent. They learn quickly, though, and will do just fine with novice dog owners, provided they are exercised sufficiently each day. Bossypoos will usually weigh no more than 20 pounds when fully grown.

Bossypoos will not need too much exercise. Similar to their Boston Terrier parent, they will usually only need around 30 to 45 minutes of daily exercise. If your Bossypoo inherits a flatter face, you’ll need to keep a close eye on them during exercise to ensure there are no breathing difficulties, which their Boston Terrier parent is well known for. Bossypoos are excellent with children and make great family pets. They are great in multi-pet households and generally get along with cats and other household animals without too much socialization. Usually, Bossypoos will live between 11 and 13 years.

Boxerdoodle: Boxer Poodle Mix

The Boxerdoodle is a Poodle mix that combines a Boxer dog and a Standard 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 and 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 they favor: the clean coat of the Boxer or the curly coat of a poodle.

Cairnoodle: Cairn Terrier Poodle Mix

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Cairnoodles are a unique combination of the Cairn Terrier and the 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. Generally speaking, both the Cairn Terrier and Poodle are healthy purebreds. However, 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.

Canoodle: Cane Corso Poodle Mix

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The Canoodle mixes the Cane Corso and the Poodle.

The Canoodle combines the Cane Corso and the Poodle. This is a larger mix, usually weighing between 70 and 85 pounds when fully grown. Standard Poodles are larger in their own right, but Cane Corsos add some extra size into the equation. Cane Corsos are known as the Italian Mastiff and are former Roman war dogs. It’s likely your Canoodle will inherit some of their Corso parent’s stubbornness. This means it’ll be difficult for first-time dog owners to train.

The Canoodle will generally be free of several health issues their Corso parent carries. Because of that, it’s not uncommon to see a Canoodle live past 10 years of age, which is the top end of their Corso parent’s lifespan. Canoodles don’t need as much exercise as other Doodle mixes on this list, with 30 to 45 minutes per day being sufficient. They can adapt to just about any living situation and will do well both in an apartment or a home with a small yard.

Cavapoo: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Poodle Mix

The Cavapoo is a newer Doodle dog that’s surged in popularity.

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 and 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!

Chipoo: Chihuahua Poodle Mix

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Chipoos are a combination of the Chihuahua and the Toy Poodle.

This newer breed is a mix of a Toy Poodle and a 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 and 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!

Choodle: Chow Poodle Mix

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The furry Choodle combines the Chow Chow and the 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.

Cockapoo: Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mix

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The Cockapoo is a Doodle mix that combines a Cocker Spaniel and the 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 dates 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.

Corgipoo: Corgi Poodle Mix

Corgipoos blend the Poodle and the Corgi for a very unique Doodle mix.

The Corgipoo is a lovely mix of either a Cardigan Welsh Corgi or a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Poodle. 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.

Doberdoodle: Doberman Poodle Mix

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Doberdoodles are a crossbreed that combines the Doberman Pinscher 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 very high-energy dogs 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.

Doxiepoo: Dachshund Poodle Mix

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The Doxiepoo is a very unique crossbreed that combines the 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.

Eskipoo: American Eskimo Dog Poodle Mix

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Eskipoos are a rarer mix, combining the 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.

Flandoodle: Bouvier Des Flandres Poodle Mix

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Flandoodles are a rarer mix that is half Bouvier des Flandres and half Poodle.

The Flandoodle mixes the Poodle and the Bouvier des Flandres. This unique breed is a little bit rarer 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 surely get plenty of questions about your pup at the local dog park.

Foodle: Fox Terrier Poodle Mix

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The Foodle combines the Fox Terrier and the Poodle.

The Foodle is a rarer crossbreed that’s more likely to be seen as the result of an accident and less likely the result of a designer dog breeding program. Foodles combine the Standard Poodle and the Fox Terrier. This hybrid will shed less than their Fox Terrier parent. While not considered “hypoallergenic,” their grooming needs are fairly reasonable. Expect bi-weekly grooming and monthly bathing. The Foodle will grow to a size of between 25 and 40 pounds when fully grown. They will generally be active and also on the leaner side.

Foodles are great dogs with families and children. They can be aloof to other dogs when introduced for the first time but generally warm up to other canines after spending time together. They will chase other household animals due to the inherited prey drive from their Fox Terrier parent, so make sure you socialize early if you have other types of pets in your home. Foodles have few health concerns and will generally live between 12 and 14 years of age.

French Bulldoodle: French Bulldog Poodle Mix

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The French Bulldoodle combines the French Bulldog and the 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 are happy to cuddle up on the couch after playing outdoors. They desire companionship and can develop separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time. They can do just fine in any living situation and are perfectly happy in an apartment, provided their daily exercise needs are met.

Goldendoodle: Golden Retriever Poodle Mix

Goldendoodles are a favorite Doodle mix due to their friendly temperaments.

Another popular Poodle mix, these beautiful dogs can be over 80 pounds. Toy Goldendoodles can be as small as 10 pounds. This Goldendoodle is low shedding but 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 a miniature version of the Goldendoodle.

Great Danoodle: Breeds: Great Dane Poodle Mix

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The Great Danoodle is a giant Doodle mix that blends the 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 of the 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 of 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.

Griffondoodle: Brussels Griffon Poodle Mix

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Griffondoodles mix the Brussels Griffon and Poodle and are rarer than other Doodle mixes.

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.

Groodle: Greyhound Poodle Mix

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The Groodle crosses the Greyhound and the Standard Poodle.

The Groodle combines the Standard Poodle and the Greyhound. These pups will be on the larger side, and it’s not uncommon to see them grow to between 70 and 80 pounds. They are lean and muscular, inheriting the athleticism of both parent breeds. Groodles can be somewhat picky with their families. But once they’ve learned who their pack is, they prefer to cuddle up on the couch and spend lots of time with their owners.

Groodles will be somewhat of a “velcro dog,” always wanting to be near the person they are closest to. They can also develop an affinity more towards one person in the household, bonding with them over all others. They will still be just fine with other family members, but they may just act more aloof and not seek attention as much from those members of your household. Groodles have a higher prey drive due to the sporting background of both parents, so you’ll want to train that out at an early age.

Havapoo: Havanese Poodle Mix

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Havapoos combine the Havanese and Poodle to create a friendly mix.

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 a 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 on 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.

Huskydoodle: Siberian Husky Poodle Mix

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The Huskydoodle, AKA the Siberpoo, combines the Husky and the 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.

Irish Doodle: Irish Setter Poodle Mix

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The Irish Doodle is a gorgeous mix that combines the 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 the Irish Setter parent while taking on the texture and coat consistency of the 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.

Irish Troodle: Irish Terrier Poodle Mix

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The Irish Troodle combines the Irish Terrier and the Poodle.

The Irish Troodle is a Doodle dog mix that combines the Irish Terrier and the Poodle. The Irish Troodle will sometimes resemble the Irish Doodle, but they will be smaller and slightly portlier than their Irish Doodle cousins. Their Irish Terrier parent is one of the oldest terrier breeds alive. They are extremely intelligent and very loyal. Coupled with their Poodle parent’s sporting nature, the Irish Troodle is an excellent blend of an all-around family dog and working companion.

The Irish Troodle will generally not inherit any of the health issues the Irish Terrier can carry, although they are generally healthy purebreds in their own right. The Irish Troodle will weigh anywhere from 40 to 60 pounds when fully grown. Their coat will shed minimally, making them great companions for owners that don’t want to deal with the hassle of frequent grooming. Irish Troodles do have plenty of energy, though, so you’ll want to have access to a larger outdoor space if you welcome one into your home. They can live in apartments or smaller living areas as long as they are adequately exercised.

Jackapoo: Jack Russell Terrier Poodle Mix

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The Jackapoo is an extremely popular mix that combines the 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 excellent family companions and 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, a 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.

Labradoodle: Labrador Poodle Mix

The Labradoodle is one of the most popular Doodle cross breeds.

The Labradoodle is the most famous and, quite arguably, one of the best Poodle mixes ever created. Labradoodles are very affectionate and love attention. They also don’t mind showing it, as they’ll physically jump on you or slap your hand for a pet. Their short fur makes them easy to groom, but they still need regular grooming to avoid matting, especially regular brushing. Baths may be required from time to time as well. Labradoodles love water, so bathing shouldn’t be too much of a struggle.

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 the Goldendoodle.

Maltipoo: Maltese Poodle Mix

The Maltipoo combines the Maltese and a Toy 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 to new environments, and have few aggression issues. They make a great friend with everyone. Because the Maltipoo looks so similar to the standard Maltese, they are often confused with 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 where they can feel comfortable.

Mastidoodle: English Mastiff Poodle mix

Black Mastidoodle Dog
The Mastidoodle is the largest Doodle mix on this list and combines the 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 its 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 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’s lifespan. They are good with other animals when properly socialized early on.

Newfypoo: Newfoundland Poodle Mix

Newfypoos combines the standard Poodle and the Newfoundland.

A big dog with a big heart, the Newfypoo is a 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.

The Newfypoo 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. Because it’s a Doodle, you can expect less fur to manage than their Newfie parent. It’s important to groom and wash them regularly to keep their fur clean.

Peekapoo: Pekingese Poodle Mix

Poodle Pekingnese
The Peekapoo combines the Poodle and the Pekingese.

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 and 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.

Pit Boodle: Pitbull Poodle Mix

Pit Boodle Dog
The Pit Boodle combines the Pitbull and the Poodle.

The Pit Boodle is an 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 for 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.

Pomapoo: Pomeranian Poodle Mix

The Pomapoo is a Poodle mix that combines the 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.

Poochon: Bichon Frise Poodle Mix

Bichon Frise Poodle Mix
The adorable Bidoodle crosses the Bichon Frise and the Poodle.

The Poochon (also the Bichpoo, Doodle Frise, and Bichoodle) is 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 with 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.

Poogle: Beagle Poodle Mix

Poogle Mixed Breed
The Poogle is a mix between the Beagle and a Poodle.

The Poogle crosses the Beagle with the Poodle for a combination that’s becoming more popular. Beagles are already a favorite dog of 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 living situation.

Pooton: Coton De Tulear Poodle Mix

Pooton Mix Dog Breed
The Pooton combines the Coton de Tulear and the Poodle.

The Pooton combines the Coton De Tulear and the Toy Poodle. Similar to other Doodle mixes on this list, the Pooton sheds minimally and is generally easy to care for. They will grow anywhere from 10 to 15 pounds when fully grown and make excellent family companions. Pootons won’t require too much exercise, either. They are excellent for first-time dog owners due to their low maintenance needs both with grooming and exercise.

Pootons can be a little needy and do suffer from separation anxiety. If you have a strict work schedule, try to make sure you have adequate time to pay attention to your Pooton, or they will engage in destructive behaviors. Overall, this mix loves to please its owner and reacts well to learning basic commands. They do well in multi-pet households and are excellent with children. Pootons can live from 12 to 15 years of age.

Pugapoo: Pug Poodle Mix

Pugapoo Inside Home
The Pugapoo is a smaller mix that combines a 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.

Pyredoodle: Great Pyrenees Poodle Mix

Pyredoodle Indoors Sitting
The Pyredoodle is a larger Doodle mix, combining the 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 parents. 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.

Ratoodle: Rat Terrier Poodle Mix

Ratoodle Mix Breed
Ratoodles combine the Rat Terrier and Poodle for a smaller Doodle dog.

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.

Rottle: Rottweiler Poodle Mix

Rottie Poodle Mix
The Rottle mixes the Rottweiler and the Standard 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 Rottweiler 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 must dedicate a good chunk of time to properly train them.

Saint Berdoodle: Saint Bernard Poodle Mix

Saint Berdoodle
Saint Berdoodles mix the lovable Saint Bernard and the 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.

Schnoodle: Breeds Schnauzer Poodle Mix

Schnoodles are a combination of the Poodle and Schnauzer.

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 is the other. Depending on the parents, your Schnoodle 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.

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.

Scoodle: Scottish Terrier Poodle Mix

Scoodle Dog Outdoors
The Scoodle crosses the Poodle and Scottish Terrier.

Mixing a Scottish Terrier and Poodle results in a fun-loving and friendly mix called the Scoodle. The Scottish Terrier is a small terrier breed that can carry a wheaten, dark, or brindle coat. Scottish Terriers are friendly but mischievous. They are sometimes mistaken for a Schnauzer due to their similar appearance and temperament.

The Scottish Terrier Poodle mix is a bundle of fun and can thrive in many different living situations. While they need around 45-60 minutes of daily exercise, they can live in apartments and smaller living quarters if sufficiently exercised. Scoodles are great with kids and do very well in a multi-pet household. Both parent breeds have single coats, so you can expect grooming and shedding to be easier to manage with this mix than with others. Expect the Scoodle to live anywhere from 10 to 14 years, depending on the health of their parents.

Sheepadoodle: Old English Sheepdog Poodle Mix

The Sheepadoodle crosses the standard Poodle and Old English Sheepdog.

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 must 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.

Sheltiedoodle: Shetland Sheepdog Poodle Mix

Sheltiedoodle laying in the grass
Sheltiedoodles are a mix of the Shetland Terrier and the Poodle.

Sheltiedoodles are smaller mixed-breed pups that combine the Shetland Sheepdog and Poodle. These pups are on the smaller side, as their Sheltie parent doesn’t get much bigger than 20 pounds. This mix is extremely energetic, so you’ll need to ensure you have the time to devote to them, or they can become destructive.

Sheltiedoodles are generally good with children and also excellent in multi-pet households. Because of their Sheltie heritage, it’s possible that they will inherit their nipping trait from their time spent as shepherd dogs. You’ll need to train this behavior out of your pup so that it doesn’t annoy guests or your family members. Sheltiedoodles can carry a bit of separation anxiety if you leave them at home for long periods, so you’ll likely want to think about adopting a different mix if you have a hectic work schedule.

Shepadoodle: German Shepherd Poodle Mix

Brown Shepadoodle Dog
Shepadoodles are an energetic mix that combines the German Shepherd and Standard 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 wonderful family companion and a 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.

Shih Poo: Shih Tzu Poodle Mix

Shih Poo
Shih Poos are a blend of the Shih Tzu and the Toy 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. 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 is 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.

Springerdoodle: Springer Spaniel Poodle Mix

Springerdoodle sitting outdoors
The Springerdoodle pairs the English Springer Spaniel and the 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 medium-sized dogs 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.

Tiboodle: Tibetan Terrier Poodle Mix

Tiboodle Dog
The Tiboodle is a unique combination of the Tibetan Terrier and Poodle.

Tiboodles are a unique mix of the Tibetan 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.

Vizsladoodle: Vizsla Poodle Mix

Vizsladoodle dog outdoors
The Vizsladoodle combines the Standard Poodle and Vizsla.

Vizsladoodles are an uncommon mix of the Standard Poodle and the Vizsla. The Vizsla is a Hungarian hunting dog breed. They are extremely intelligent and highly independent. Vizsladoodles will grow to anywhere between 40 and 60 pounds in weight when fully grown. Both parents are very energetic, so you’ll need plenty of space in your backyard or access to a larger outdoor area to sufficiently exercise your Vizsladoodle sufficiently should you welcome one into your home.

This mix can be high-strung and anxious. If you are a first-time owner, Labradoodles can be an easier mix to train. If you are an experienced dog owner and are looking for a hunting companion, both parent breeds will lend themselves very well to the Vizsladoodle. In fact, they can be extremely proficient hunting dogs, often rivaling both parent breeds. They can live anywhere from 10-14 years and should have minimal health problems, depending on their parents.

Weimardoodle: Weimaraner Poodle Mix

The Weimardoodle is a cross between the Weimaraner and the Poodle.

Want a pup that looks like a Labradoodle but is 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 Doodle dogs 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 off energy. It’s best to give them at least 45-60 minutes of outside exercise daily in order to keep them from developing destructive habits at 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.

Westiepoo: West Highland Terrier Poodle Mix

Westiepoos are a Doodle mix that combines the West Highland Terrier and Toy Poodle.

The West Highland Terrier (or Westie) combined with the Poodle creates 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 depend on the dog. It’s essential to watch the Westiepoo’s weight, as they’re susceptible to rapid weight gain.

Whoodle: Wheaton Terrier Poodle Mix

Whoodles are a Poodle mix that combines the Wheaton Terrier and Poodle.

Probably one of the least common mixes, the Whoodle is an interesting combination between a Soft Coated Wheaten 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 dogs 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 even to hope to get one. If you do find one, grab them, you may not get that chance again.

Yorkipoo: Yorkshire Terrier Poodle Mix

A Yorkipoo is a mixed Doodle dog with Yorkie and Poodle parents.

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.

Final Thoughts

Overall, just about any Doodle can make 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 for children. Different breeds are for different people, so make sure that you fit your potential puppy’s individual needs before taking them on. They’re a partner for life, so it’s crucial to find the right Doodle for your family.

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  1. Michelle Mullens

    This statement is a lie: “they will live healthier lives than either of their purebred parents.”

    The opposite is more likely true, hereditary issues from both breeds are possible and maybe likely. Seek CHIC certificates that prove excellent health of purebred ancestors. If one breed is known for kidney disease and the other for thyroid and heart problems, make sure the parents and also grandparents have really good scores on health tests (which anyone should be able to access in a public data base and which will be listed on the pedigree with reference numbers that also link the search to siblings and other relatives to give a comprehensive view of genetic health)

    Do deep research into any dog’s pedigree. Look at more than the parents in a brief snapshot moment, look for proof of good temperament traits thru the pedigree including siblings of parents, siblings of grandparents (personality is very heritable).

    All mixed breed dogs need to be the result of carefully chosen pairings just like their purebred ancestors should have been. and need to have been proven worthy for passing along genetic material.

    Keep in mind – More than one or two health tests and biased opinion of a breeder are necessary to prove worth. Dogs that haven’t earned titles don’t have proof of desireability. Primary titles you’d seek from pedigree analysis includes those for good temperament like the AKC’s CGC, CGCA, CGCU, FDC, and the UKC SPOT and Top Dog. You’d also do well to find titles that demonstrated biddable flexible personalities in the pedigree, like from dogsbaccompkished in Rally and Obedience.

  2. You missed double doodles. Usually a labradoodle and a goldendoodle crossed. My sweet boy is a third generation doodle. Parents and grandparents were doodles!

  3. Also not all doodles are non shedding and hypoallergenic. There is something in their genetics that has to do with breeding a poodle and say a Labrador. That doesn’t necessarily get you a hypoallergenic/ non shedding dog. I read that you have to have a labradoodle already to mate with say a lab to get a hypoallergenic/ non shedder something like that. Don’t know if that’s true but worth doing your due diligence if non shedding/ hypoallergenic is important to you.

  4. Mary Rose Rose Czajka

    Wonderful, I needed that intro to find the mix I have

    Especially to give to the hair dresser for the type of cut

  5. As the spouse of a dog groomer, I feel compelled to comment about the misleading grooming advice given on the very first breed listed (the Labradoodle). I imagine many prospective Doodle owners will read it and take it to heart, but it could lead to poor grooming experiences later. Here’s the info I’m referring to:

    “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.”

    While it’s completely true that they need regular grooming to avoid matting, what’s not mentioned is that they also need regular brushing to avoid matting. In fact, the next sentence gives advice that is opposite to what owners should be aware of: it mentions that baths can be substituted for brushing. Baths are absolutely not a substitute for regular brushing, and in many cases a bath or dip in the water will make matting even worse because dog owners often do not possess the proper equipment or knowhow to blowdry after a wash and instead choose to do a towel pat down and finish with air drying. Air drying a dog with the type of fur that Labradoodles and many other Doodles have will typically lead to more matting, not less.

    Owners and prospective owners should understand that many Doodles require regular – sometimes daily – brushing.

    1. Michelle Schenker

      Thank you for this comment and helpful info Jaime. We updated our content to reflect this change. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to make this important revision to better help new owners.

  6. Please, as a Professional Dog Groomer, I beg you Doodle-Owners to brush your doodles everyday. BTW, 1/2 inch is NOT short. I have the same conversation many times a day about HUMANITY before VANITY. .I’m stuck in this endless cycle of doodle owners wanting long lengths then they don’t brush and/or don’t have a regular grooming schedule…. And next time they are mad AT me when their doodle is shaved. If you can’t afford the grooms (and tip) then you should have researched the breed and not dropped a couple thousand on a breed you can’t afford to take care of. Puppies…… Please get them into grooming around 4 months of age. Waiting until they are almost a year, because you like the way they look as a puppy, to get them groomed is terrifying for them and just irresponsible. Home grooming is not professional grooming, it teaches them bad habits, leads to injuries, and causes random sensitivities to areas you mishandle as an amateur (example: letting blades get hot, trying to “cut out Mats” VERY BAD!!!. Last thing…. Doodles are Amazing, it tends to be the owners who are difficult to deal with. Just listen to your groomer, it is a 60/40 Deal where you do 60%(at home) and I do 40%.

  7. I had a poodle/Lhasa Apso mix. She was the smartest dog I have ever owned or been around. Why is that mix never mentioned anywhere???

  8. Louis Roncaglione


    I am interested in a standard poodle mix and am searching for a breeder who has experience breeding with a coonhound. I have owned a Walker Treeing Coonhound and a Plott Hound and have fallen in love with their personality. I am hoping that you or someone within your network has bred a standard poodle with a coonhound and have had success with that mix.

    I live in West Virginia, but I am willing to travel to pick up the pup. My wife and I are in our early 60’s and we are looking for a friend to share our small piece of mountain paradise. We live on 38 acres and have a little over 2 acres of that covered by a buried “invisible fence”. That fence contains a nice open yard and plenty of woods. Our dogs have enjoyed watching and chasing squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, raccoons, bobcats, and even an occasional black bear.

    If you or anyone within your network could introduce me to my next best friend, please let me know.

    Thank you,

  9. I adopted a doodle but am unsure of the mix. I was told they believe she is a Bidoodle, but when people see her they tell me she looks more like a Maltipoo. Is there a way to find out for sure?
    Thank you,

  10. I love reading about all the different breeds. About two years ago I adopted the best dog I have ever had. We don’t know what he is but I’m pretty convinced between two of the breeds mentioned above. Regardless of what he is he is an amazing dog and I just love him lol. I would love to know with 100% certainty what he is though!

    1. Sounds like a great pup, Brittany! I’d recommend the Embark DNA test if you really want to know. We did it on two of our dogs and had great results. Good luck!

  11. I have a 3-year-old Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky/Standard Poodle mix. His name is Blue, and he is gorgeous. He’s got these piercing blue eyes that really are beautiful. His dad is an Alusky, and his mother is a Black Standard Poodle. He’s got his father’s markings, but also his mother’s curly fur and snout. This post that I read was really helpful, and I now plan to get a Canoodle for my sister who had a Cane Corso after reading this and doing some other research on the breed.

    Blue’s personality is awesome! He’s brainy, but also very affectionate and loyal. He snuggles next to me when I read my tablet, and is always ready for tickles! His parents had bred accidentally (The parents grew up together and bred in the night. The breeder thought that the mother was pregnant with Poodles at first).

    Overall, he’s a great dog, super friendly, and really wary of strangers, and sometimes mischievous. He has brought love and happiness with a lot of laughter in my life, and of course, helped me lose some weight!

    1. Hi Evan! Thanks for stopping by to comment and tell us about your experience with your mix. It sounds like Blue is an amazing canine! We are also big Mastiff fans (Corso included). Good luck in your search for your sister’s pup!

  12. Loretta Woodall

    I loved reading about the breeds and crossbreeds. I just adopted a 2-year-old Maltipoo. He is adorable. Have had him for 3 weeks. The information I read was so helpful and I already recognize So much of both breeds. He does not want me out of his sight. He can be an active little fellow but loves to snuggle and sleep close. I am a senior and have an invalid husband. This little guy has added a spark to my life.

    1. Glad you found an excellent mixed breed pup for your family Loretta! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

  13. Dondi Lee Jones

    We have a Rottenpoodle. His mom is a Rottweiler and dad a silver standard poodle. He is an amazing dog! His coat is a hodgepodge of curly here and straight there he is brindle. At a year and a half he is 80 pounds and leggy, loves the water, can run circles around our Shepherds. He seems to have two brains one poodle (smart) and one Rottweiler (not as smart)… all in all, he is just awesome! The litter was an accident and not intentional.

  14. I am interested in a doodle small to medium size. I live in Carmel, Calif and would like to find a local dog if possible. Would you be able to put me in touch with a source.? Whoodle, cockatoo, Maltipoo, or small or miniature sheepadoodle. Thank you, Bonnie Wolfe

    1. Hi Bonnie! We don’t breed dogs specifically, but we’d recommend looking for breeders in your area on Facebook or other platforms like Google & Yelp. It’s usually best to ask around when looking at mixed breed pups. Good Luck!

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