Doodles and ‘Poos
How Do You Choose?
Poodles are known for their high IQs and ease of training. They’re also fun, affectionate, and extremely active—all reasons they’ve been a beloved breed for so many years. Not surprisingly, Poodle mixes, a cross between a Poodle and another dog breed, are some of the most popular and sought-after hybrid dogs.
Poodle mixes are so popular for several reasons—they have a low-shedding, hypoallergenic coat, they’re generally loyal, smart, and good with kids, and usually, mixed breeds have fewer health issues due to the variety in their genes.
Crossing Poodles with other great breeds means that you’ll likely get the best of both dogs. Here are 5 of the best Doodles and ‘Poos:
Maltipoo—Maltese & Poodle
Life Expectancy: 10 – 13 years
Adult Weight: 5 – 20 lbs.
Adult Height: 8 – 13 inches
Key Characteristics: Hypoallergenic, easy to train, good with children, moderate exercise needed.
Cockapoo—Cocker Spaniel & Poodle
Life Expectancy: 14-18 years
Adult Weight: 12-24 lbs.
Adult Height: 9-15 inches
Key Characteristics: Odorless, non-shedding coat, sweet, friendly, moderate exercise needed.
Yorkipoo—Yorkshire Terrier & Toy or Mini Poodle
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Adult Weight: 3-14 lbs.
Adult Height: 7 to 15 inches
Key Characteristics: Easy for first-time dog parents, low shedding, easy to train, high energy.
Cavoodle (Cavapoo)—Cavalier King Charles & Poodle
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Adult Weight: 9-25 lbs.
Adult Height: 9 to 14 inches
Key Characteristics: Extremely playful, family-oriented, kid-friendly, easy to train, low shedding.
Bernedoodle—Bernese Mountain Dog & Poodle (Tiny, Miniature, Standard)
Life Expectancy: 12-18 years
Adult Weight: 10 to 90 lbs.
Adult Height: 10 to 29 inches
Key Characteristics: Companion dog, highly affectionate, adaptable, hypoallergenic.
When choosing a Doodle or ‘Poo for your family, make sure you consider all the characteristics of the different breed mixes. No matter what mix you choose, however, you’re in for a treat with these part Poodles!
Check with a veterinarian if you have any questions about these Poodle mixes or any other hybrid dogs.
And, if you get a Poodle mix, make sure to get a free pet insurance quote from SPOT to help keep them healthy and protected.