The fun-loving Sheepadoodle is a cross between a Standard Poodle and an Old English Sheepdog, that brings the best traits of both dogs to the mix.
Appearance/Personality of Sheepadoodles
The Sheepadoodle is described as the panda bear of the canine world.
These lovable furry friends are black and white in appearance, often having one or both eyes ringed by a large patch of black fur.
Then again, there are some adorable Sheepadoodle full grown who resembles a giant tub of yummy chocolate chip ice cream!
Sheepadoodle coats range from being mainly white in front and black on the tail end to some canines appearing nearly all white or all black while splashed with large, random splotches of the opposite color.
Sheepadoodle Pictures & Images
Quick Information on Sheepadoodle Dog Breeds
|Other Names||Sheep-A Poo
Sheepapoo,Sheeppoo, Sheepdogdoodle, Sheepdoo
|Color||Black, White, Gray|
|Coat||Long, Soft, Wavy, Curly|
|Breed Type||Cross Breed|
|Hieght||13 to 24 inches|
|Weight||60 to 80 Pounds|
|Life Span/Life Expentancy||12 to 15 years|
|Temperament||Playful, Loving, quiet, gentle|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Litter Size||5 to 6 puppies at a time|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, IDCR|
Different Sizes of Sheepadoodle Dogs
Sheepadoodles come in various sizes, depending on the parents.
Mini Sheepadoodles: – results from crossing a Miniature Poodle with an Old English Sheepdog, weighs generally around 25-50 lbs.
Tiny Sheepadoodles: – results from crossing a Toy Poodle with an Old English Sheepdog, ranges from 10-24 lbs.
Standard Sheepadoodles: – results from crossing a Standard Poodle with an Old English Sheepdog, will generally be 50 lbs. And up.
Sheepadoodles are like all other breeds and sometimes can vary from these weights as mature grow up adults.
The Sheepadoodle personality will be influenced by the genetic makeup of the Poodle and the Old English Sheepdog.
Sheepdogs greatly enjoy being included in family time and along with the Poodle can do well with children provided that they are socialized and trained early.
Most Sheepadoodle owners describe their pups as obedient, fast learner, sociable, playful, people-oriented, and displaying a sweet disposition.
Sheepadoodle Care: Exercise, Grooming, Health Problems
Sheepoodles just fine in any type of home and apartment so regular exercise is required. Exercise is also important to keep your dog healthy.
Doodle is a strong, active dog that requires a great deal of daily exercise. There are many physical, health benefits as well.
When Sheepdogpoo receives regular exercise, it helps to prevent Heart disease, stroke, arthritis etc.
The Sheepadoodle is a low shedding breed but needs regular brushing to maintain a long wavy and soft. coat/
Sheepadoodles can have their furry coats both straight or curly, which requires regular brushing a few times weekly. Trimming them when necessary, especially if that covers their eyes, is advisable.
Clean their ears at times to avoid infections. Regular and complete grooming is good for your dog health.
A cross-breed dog is typically free from the health issues parent breeds can experience however you need to know what your pet could potentially inherit.
With the Sheepadoodle, he can be prone to joint issues, hip dysplasia, ear infection, bloat, etc. Cushing’s or Addisons disease as well as skin issues and certain cancers.
Training Needs of Sheepadoodles
They are easy to train, but just like most other dogs, the training process must be accompanied by socialization and these both need to start when the puppy is very young.
The Sheepadoodle is a highly intelligent and obedient dog breed, that quickly obeys commands and is eager to please.
As a result, training will come fairly easily. Because he can be a bit brusque with other dogs, his socialization and obedience training should begin at an early age.
Feeding & Diet
The Sheepadoodle is a large breed dog and will require a top quality kibble that meets his age, size and activity levels.
Food should avoid fillers that will encourage him to keep eating to feel full and exercise should be avoided right after meals because of the potential of bloat.
Because he has a strong tendency to become obese as well as experience a digestive issue known as bloat, your dog will need to be fed 2 to 3 small meals throughout the day rather than free fed.
Sheepadoodle puppies are bright and typically well-behaved – which makes them great for training while they’re young.
They love to play from puppyhood to adulthood and investing in some squeaky chew or puzzle toys will be sure to keep him occupied for hours when crated.
Sheepadoodle (Sheepdog-Poodle Mix) Video
Interesting Facts about Sheepadoodles
- Among the Sheepadoodle breeders, it is very common to breed multi-generation crosses.
- The Sheepadoodle can be a very good guidance dog or health care service dog.
- Puppies bred with a less-than-average size are known among the dog enthusiasts as Mini or Miniature Sheepadoodle.