What is a Sheepadoodle? A Sheepadoodle is a cross between an Old English Sheepdog and a Standard Poodle. They are a stunning dog breed who is becoming highly sought after for his remarkable personality, his serious good looks and the fact that he’s exceptionally cuddly, like a big teddy bear. They’re also extremely friendly and will love you and your family unconditionally. Sheepadoodles are "designer dogs" that are especially for families that are looking for an obedient dog that’s energetic, loving and kind. They inherit the best of both parents, making for a remarkable well rounded pet. The Sheepadoodle is sure to melt your heart – he looks like something out of a picture-perfect children’s book. Take a look at that face – irresistible right? It makes us want to dash out and buy one!
Their size will vary from pup to pup depending on which of their parents they take after. Standard Sheepadoodles are usually medium to large. The standard sized Sheepadoodle grows to about 45 to 80 pounds (18 to 30 Kg) and a maximum of 13 to 27 inches (56 to 66 cm) in height. Mini sheepadoodles can measure anywhere under 20 inches and weigh 25-50 pounds.
Sheepadoodles don't shed, but are still a low maintenance breed with grooming requirements. their coats are straight to wavy and some even curly. Very few will have the high maintenance coat of the poodle. Sometimes, their fur can cover their eyes, so you might need to get those scissors out and do a bit of a trim occasionally to make sure they don’t go bumping into your furniture! A brush a few times a week and a trim every month should do the trick.
Sheepadoodles have sturdy and solid builds, with square or rounded faces and elongation at the snout. The skull has a broad look and appears dome shaped. They also have signature gorgeous low hanging ears, and their eyes are small and set between medium length hair. They have gorgeous wavy to curly coats. Although most come in Black and white looking like an adorable panda bear, sheepadoodles can come in a wide variety of colors due to its parent the poodle. Usually other colors will only show up in second generation (F1b) sheepadoodles. Sheepadoodles are mostly hypoallergenic, which means that they don’t set off your sniffles and other allergy symptoms. However, not all Sheepadoodles are 100% hypoallergenic. If your family suffers from severe allergies, we suggest you do a T-shirt test before bringing a sheepadoodle into your home.
They’re super calm, sociable and obedient, which is why they’re often a favorite for families that have young children. They can be very gentle and also tend to be quiet around little ones, which is an excellent trait, especially if your baby needs a nap! Sheepadoodles also get on well with other dogs and pets too, as they’re not overbearing or domineering. They are incredibly expressive, especially when they see you – so you know you’ll always have a happy buddy for life who will always look forward to you coming home!
Sheepadoodles need daily exercise and social interactions. if you’re in a house with a relatively large yard, you’ll be good to go, but they’ll still need exercise and stimulation!
In general, the Sheepadoodle is a robust dog since it comes from two different purebred dogs. They don’t tend to have many problems and have something called ‘hybrid vigor’ – which means they tend to have fewer health issues than their parents due to the crossbreeding. Sheepadoodles have an average lifespan of about 12 years, but some can live up to 15 years. So you’ll have plenty of time with your new furry friend.
They're very confident animals that always want the approval of Mom and Dad. They’re fast learners and obedient too. They can also be taught to be watchdogs as they can recognize strangers and be trained to bark at them. However, there’s nothing to be alarmed about as they’re exceptionally gentle and will never hurt any family member. Training is pretty simple and easy to carry out. One thing that’s important to remember is that you should do early socialization as well as training that includes positive reinforcement – this way you’ll get your Sheepadoodle on track to be a well-behaved member of your family.
Sheepadoodles should have a diet that consists of high-quality kibbles. As they’re active, they should be fed at least 2-3 times daily. Give them small portions and adjust the amount of food you’re giving them if you see they’re putting on or losing weight.
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