Old English Sheepdog x Poodle
The Sheepadoodle is a mix between an Old English Sheepdog and a poodle. This mixed dog breed is perfect for families with both children and pets because it has the best of both worlds. They are known to be very intelligent, gentle, and loyal creatures who make excellent family dogs and service animals.
Old English Sheepdog x Poodle
The Sheepadoodle is a mix between an Old English sheepdog and a poodle. This mixed dog breed is perfect for families with both children and pets because it has the best of both worlds. They are known to be very intelligent, gentle, and loyal creatures who make excellent family dogs and service animals.
How Big Do Sheepadoodles Grow?
The mixed-breed varies in size from a mid-sized to a large dog, and it can stand between 19 and 22 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 65-100+ pounds. The size differences in Sheepadoodles can vary depending on the sizes of both the Poodle and Old English Sheepdog parents.
What Is the Life Expectancy of a Sheepadoodle?
These popular dogs can live anywhere from 12 to 15 years with proper care and treatment. If they are well cared for, fed healthy foods, vaccinated on time, and kept away from harsh chemicals and dangerous tools, they can easily live to a ripe old age.
What Is Their Fur and Overall Appearance Like?
The coat can either be soft and curly or smooth and wavy. For people with allergies to dog fur, they’ll be happy to know the breed is relatively hypoallergenic, which makes them an excellent choice for parents or children with an allergy.
However, despite needing minimal grooming, a good owner will take the time and effort to care for their dog’s coat by brushing it at least once a week and giving it regular baths. When caring for your pet’s appearance, pay close attention to their big floppy ears and clean them well. This area is prone to infection because of its size and weight. Check regularly for wax and dirt buildup.
Their fur is long and medium-length, and the coat is extremely low maintenance, and overall makes caring for this dog relatively easy. In addition, this breed doesn’t shed very much, so owners will rarely find hair in the house.
What Colors and Patterns Are Their Coats?
Sheepadoodles can be any color. They can be black, brown, red, white, or even spotted. If the dog owner has a specific color in mind, it can be easy to find an animal that matches their desires.
Sheepadoodle Puppies’ Temperament
The first thing you should know about this mixed dog breed is that they need lots of love and attention from their owners or become destructive. Many people assume that these breeds will be high-energy (just like the poodle), but they’re not always that energetic in reality.
Instead, they are social, gentle, loving dogs who make perfect companions for families. They do well with children of all ages and get along very well with other dogs. Often, Sheepadoodle puppies prefer to spend most of their time lounging around at home with their family members. They will spend hours playing games with their owners when given a chance and are more than willing to learn new tricks.
If you are thinking about adopting an old English sheepdog and poodle mix, it’s essential to know that they are brilliant dogs who need lots of mental stimulation.
Training Sheepadoodle Puppies
Training is a common concern with any new puppy. You may worry whether or not your dog will listen to you during training and follow the commands. The puppies take training and obedience just as seriously as purebreds. They want nothing more than to please their owners and families so they will naturally be responsive to the world around them.
Caring For Your New Dog
It’s also essential for you to know that this breed is generally healthier than pure breeds. It’s not known precisely why, but mixed breed dogs are inherently healthier because of the lack of inbreeding. Their immune system isn’t as susceptible to illnesses, and they may live longer.
As per the adoption health guarantee, you’ll need to take your puppy in for an initial checkup with a veterinarian within the first few days of having them in your home.
After that, you should take your dog to the vet for regular checkups. Additionally, a groomer can clean their ears regularly to keep them as healthy as possible between appointments.
You want to establish a schedule for your pet as soon as possible, which will help them feel more comfortable and safe in their new home. For example, you should take them on daily walks and play with them regularly to keep their minds active.
It’s also important to remember that these are working dogs, so they naturally need to feel like they’re accomplishing something when at home. You can give your pet plenty of mental stimulation by training them for hours on end, but it’s also essential to make sure they have time to exercise their bodies.
If you’re going to be away from your new dog for extended periods, it’s recommended that they have someone take them for two 30-minute walks every day. If possible, get them out for a longer walk to get rid of any excess energy they have built up. When it’s not possible to be around to take them on longer walks, then at the bare minimum, try to give them access to a fenced-in yard where they can run around for a bit.
What About Diet?
It’s essential to provide them with a healthy, well-balanced diet. You should also make sure that you pick up plenty of dog food that’s specifically formulated for large or medium-sized dogs and corresponds with their life stage. Begin with puppy foods for the right balance of proteins and nutrients and as they age, switch adult formulas that account for aging and activity levels.
Offer them two to three meals per day that correspond with their activity level. Additionally, free-feeding works fine with this breed because they’re not prone to overeating.
The Sheepadoodle is a wonderful companion perfect for families or people who want a loyal and affectionate dog in their lives. They’ve been known to be excellent with children and are incredibly patient, considering their size. These dogs are not only fantastic to have around the house, but they’re also intelligent, obedient, and eager to please. They’re just as happy living in the country or city so long as they have people around them that love them.
Upcoming Sheepadoodle Litters
We have several scheduled sheepadoodle litters available throughout the year.
Make Your Family Whole
Your perfect little family member could be in one of our current or upcoming sheepadoodle litters.