The Sheepadoodle is a cross between the Old English Sheepdog and the Standard Poodle. The temperament of this hybrid is likely to be a mix of both breeds and you can always get any combination of the characteristics found in either breed.
Our profound belief is that these beautiful hybrid puppies have the quiet, loving, family oriented disposition of the Old English Sheepdog and the super smart, eager to please and attentive traits of the Standard Poodle. Their coats are considered non-shedding and Sheepdogs are considered to be, on average, approximately 95% hypoallergenic.
While these dogs are eager to please, non-dominant, very trainable and make great companions especially where children are involved we always recommend our new families take their puppy to a training class to bond with it as much as learn from the start the way to work with the dog to become a well-mannered family pet. These dogs are loyal and very people-oriented and are great with other pets and animals in general as well.
Information about Sheepadoodle
Size: Sheepadoodle have a shoulder height of 28-38 cm (11-15 in) and weigh 7-8 kg (15-17 lbs). doodles are very elegant in appearance. They have a long, narrow muzzle, slight stop (the point at which the forehead meets the muzzle), dark eyes, and wide ears. Doodles have flat backs, straight, docked tails and small, oval feet. Their length is approximately the same as their height.
Coat: The Sheepadoodle has a distinctive fine, frizzy, wooly coat similar in texture to sheep’s wool. Solid white is most common, but the coat may also be solid grey, brown, apricot, or black. There are three distinct grooming styles for show doodles: puppy clip, continental clip, and English saddle clip. The puppy clip entails shaving the face, throat, feet, and base of the tail. The upper legs and hindquarters are also shaved in the continental clip (currently the most popular), leaving ‘pom poms’ around the ankles.
The English saddle clip is similar, but the hindquarters are left mostly unshaved. All show clips require heavy maintenance, thus pet clips commonly entail shorter hair over the entire body. doodle hair can be formed in a ‘corded’ style, in which the hair is allowed to mat into long, thing rows rather than being brushed out. This is difficult to maintain, and now rare. Sheepadoodles do not shed, making them a good match for allergy sufferers, for which reason they are commonly used for crossbreeding.
Character: The Sheepadoodle is sensitive, intelligent, lively, playful, proud, and elegant. It bonds closely with family and makes a great companion. Shpeepadoodles are very smart, obedient, and graceful, which makes them one of the most popular pets in the world. The Sheepadoodle is bouncy, alert, and usually eager to play. Sheepadoodles are more energetic than Standard doodles, and more likely to bark.
Temperament: The Sheepadoodle gets along well with other animals, other dogs, and children. It is best to socialize it as a puppy. Sheepadoodles will announce the arrival of visitors, but are generally friendly toward them. Doodles are highly adaptable and make good watchdogs. They may find their way into some mischief! Small children should be watched around Sheepadoodles to prevent snapping or rough play.
Care: Show doodles should be groomed by professionals, and will require a substantial investment of time and money. doodles which are not intended for show competitions usually have longer hair on the head, legs, and ears, and are trimmed every five to six weeks. Sheepadoodles have a long lifespan of 13-15 years. The doodle is susceptible to cataracts and eye problems. Sheepadoodles which are not shaven carefully can suffer skin irritation or rashes. Meals should be spread throughout the day to avoid bloat. Sheepadoodles require frequent human companionship and should not be left to live outdoors.
Training: The Sheepadoodle is highly intelligent, making training a fairly simple process. They quickly understand what is expected of them and can learn a wide variety of tricks and games. doodles are likely to enjoy the training process. Any effort put into training the doodle will reap large rewards.
Activity: The Sheepadoodle requires less exercise then the Standard doodle, but should be walked or allowed to play outdoors. It should do fine with apartment life.