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58 Interesting Facts About Doodles

Basic Doodle Facts

  • A Doodle is a cross between a Poodle and another dog breed. For example, there are Oodles and Poos, such as Schnoodles, Yorkiepoos, and Cockapoos.

  • There are several generations of doodle dogs, known as F1, F1b, F2, F2b, etc.

    • A Poodle and another breed crossed for the first time at a 50/50 ratio is called an F1.

    • F2 is a second-generation cross made up of two Doodles that are quite similar to one another, such as a Labradoodle mixed with another Labradoodle.

    • Backcrosses with a 75-25 ratio are known as an F1b and F2b.



  • Doodles are generally grouped into four sizes: Mini, Small, Medium and Standard. (Keep in mind that these sizes can vary greatly from breed to breed.)

  • Mini Doodles

    • A Mini is between 15 to 35 pounds.

    • These are usually crossed with a Miniature poodle.

    • They should stand under 15 inches at the shoulder.

  • Small Doodles

    • Small Doodles are between 30 to 40 pounds.

    • These are usually crossed with a Miniature or Moyen Poodle.

    • They should stand under 20 inches at the shoulder.

  • Medium Doodles

    • Medium Doodles are about 40 to 90 pounds.

    • These are usually crossed with a Standard Poodle.

    • They should stand under 24 inches at the shoulder.

  • Standard Doodles

    • Standard Doodles could be as little as 50 pounds but could be up to/or over 100 pounds.

    • Crossed with a large or King sized Standard Poodle.

    • They should stand over 24 inches at the shoulder.


Doodle Lifestyle Facts

  • Doodles are as hypoallergenic a dog as you can find.

  • Doodles have dander just like any and all other dogs.

  • Doodle grooming is cheaper than many other dog breeds.

  • Generally speaking, Mini Doodles are more expensive than Standard Doodles.

  • Early on, you can detect a doodle's disposition and intelligence.

    • There are innumerable instances of the doodle's intelligence and wit, such as when they learn to arrange and tidy up their own toys or use the light switch.

    • Many Doodle breeds make great service dogs.


Doodle History Facts

  • Allegedly, the first Doodle in the United States was a Cockapoo that was bred in the 1940s in the US when Poodle and Cocker Spaniel were crossed. 1a

  • Monica Dickens - the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, claims to have bred the first Goldendoodle in 1969.

  • Wally Conron was the first person to successfully breed a documented Doodle while working as a puppy-breeding manager for the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia.

    • The Labradoodle was the first breed produced by Wally Conron in 1989.

    • It took Conron two years and thirty-three trials to be successful.

    • His goal was to create an allergy-free guide dog for a vision-impaired woman, whose husband was allergic to dog hair.

  • Apart from the fact that many breeders are doing wonderfully in developing some healthy breeds, these dogs are not recognized by major kennel clubs such as AKC, CKC, and UKC.


Goldendoodle Facts

  • A Goldendoodle is a mix between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever.

  • Goldendoodles are known by other names.

    • They can be called Groodles, Goldenpoos, Goldiepoos or simply… Doodles.

  • These hybrids live an average of 10 to 14 years because they are healthier than their parent breeds. On average, the lifespan of your Goldendoodle will be greater the smaller they are.

  • Your Goldendoodle may have a straight, wavy, or curly coat depending on which genes they inherited more of; typically, the straighter the coat, the more shedding to anticipate.

  • The majority of Goldendoodles have an innate passion for swimming.

  • Goldendoodles are excellent family dogs because they are social, lively, and simple to train.


Bernedoodle Facts

  • A Bernedoodle is a mix between a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain dog.

  • Bernedoodles are often laid-back dogs who like relaxing days at home.

  • When it comes to training, Bernedoodle dogs might be a touch unyielding.

    • But… Because of their high trainability and calm, cheerful demeanor, Bernedoodles make excellent therapy dogs and are also a preferred breed for assistance dogs.

  • Although hip and elbow dysplasia are still potential issues for Bernedoodles, they frequently experience fewer health issues thanks to their generally more diversified genetic makeup.

    • Standard Bernedoodles are thought to live for 12 to 15 years, Miniatures for 17 years, and Small and Medium for up to 18 years.


Sheepadoodle Facts

  • A Sheepadoodle is a mix between a Poodle and an English Sheep dog.

  • Sheepadoodles are known for their signature floppy ears, but they require a bit more upkeep than dogs whose ears stand up straight.

    • Sheepadoodles are particularly susceptible to ear infections because of their floppy ears, which keep their ear canals unusually wet, and their thick hair surrounding the ears, which can gather dirt and debris.

  • Adult Sheepadoodles are healthiest when they exercise for at least an hour, so their owners must go out and about as well.

    • The Sheepadoodle is extremely glad to find a space on their dog bed to cuddle up and pass asleep once you've managed to exhaust all of their energy.

  • The chance of health problems that may be more likely to affect the Poodle or Old English Sheepdog can be decreased by crossbreeding, which is sometimes referred to as "hybrid vigor," in properly bred Sheepadoodles.


Golden Mountain Doodle Facts

  • A Golden Mountain Doodle is a mix between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever and a Bernese Mountain dog.

  • Golden Mountain Doodles have lively personalities and are highly friendly and simple to teach.

    • They want to be at your side and pick up new skills, and they are people-pleasers.

    • They are friendly, lively dogs with a tolerant, kind temperament that makes them excellent with kids.

    • They are excellent for both experienced and inexperienced dog owners due to their calm nature.

  • Due to their short shedding hair, Golden Mountain Doodles require extensive brushing, otherwise fur can get matted.

    • Their coat has to be brushed daily and professionally groomed every 6 to 8 weeks to prevent extensive matting and tangling.

    • They require more effort and money to groom than the majority of Doodle breeds.


Have more questions about Doodles? Check out our FAQ to bridge any gaps that you might have. And don’t hesitate to reach out to us here at JLDD and ask us any questions that come to mind.


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Jenna and the JLDD Team


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