You are likely familiar with the poodle, the national dog of France. But have you ever considered bringing home a poodle mix?
Poodles are known for being one of the smartest dog breeds out there. You might also be surprised to learn that they are very athletic animals, despite having a reputation for being a bit prissy. One of the biggest advantages to adopting a poodle, however, is the fact that these dogs are considered hypoallergenic. This is because they have hair instead of fur, which means they do not shed the way that other dogs do.
Poodles are a very popular parent dog for breeders looking to reproduce some of the poodle’s best qualities when creating a new breed of dog. In this article, we will discuss some of the most popular poodle mixes and why you should consider adopting one.
Unlike most dog breeds that grow to be one standard size, poodles actually come in three different sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. Some people refer to a fourth size, medium, but medium-sized poodles are not widely recognized and are often considered standard size instead.
Mixed breed dogs do not tend to have a uniform size because offspring will favor one parent or the other. Because poodles come in different sizes, you will notice that the size of poodle mixed breeds will tend to vary widely. If you are interested in purchasing a poodle mixed breed puppy, make sure to ask your breeder what size the poodle parent is so that you know how big you can expect your dog to get.
The 50 Best Poodle Mixes
1. Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel x Poodle Mix)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Cocker Spaniel|
|Temperament:||Even, friendly, loving, intelligent|
This cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle is one of the oldest designer dog breeds. They have been bred with Toy Poodles and Standard Poodles alike, resulting in a range of sizes and varieties; however, they are most often bred with Miniature Poodles. The average Cockapoo weighs in at just 15 pounds. These dogs are typically low shedding like the Poodle, though they may inherit the thicker, medium to long coat of the Cocker Spaniel, so there is no guarantee that they will be hypoallergenic. Personality-wise, Cockapoos tend to be very intelligent, affectionate, and even-tempered animals that are easy to train. As a result, the Cockapoo is typically a good choice for first-time dog owners.
2. Schnoodle (Schnauzer x Poodle Mix)
|Temperament:||Loyal, active, protective, strong-willed|
Schnoodles are wonderful companions that are very affectionate and loyal to their families. Like the Poodle, the Schnauzer comes in three different sizes—Miniature, Standard, and Giant—so the Schnoodle can vary quite a lot in height and weight. If you adopt a Giant Schnoodle, be prepared for a dog that likes to dominate and requires an owner that can be firm and show it who’s boss. These dogs also tend to bark, so you should work with your pet from an early age to curb that behavior. Overall, the Schnoodle may be best suited for experienced dog owners who are comfortable training their dogs. If you are a beginner Schnoodle owner, you may want to consider hiring a professional dog trainer to work with your pet.
3. Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever x Poodle Mix)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Golden Retriever|
|Temperament:||Friendly, trainable, loving, energetic|
Of all of the doodle mixes on this list, the Goldendoodle is probably one of the most well-known. A mix between the Poodle and the Golden Retriever, it comes as no surprise that the Goldendoodle is an energetic, sociable, and affectionate pet. They are excellent dogs for families with children and other pets, including other dogs. If you bring home a Goldendoodle, you should be prepared to take them out for regular exercise; these dogs require up to 60 minutes of daily vigorous exercise.
4. Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever x Poodle Mix)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Labrador Retriever|
|Temperament:||Friendly, playful, loyal, energetic|
The Labradoodle is another well-known poodle mix. Like the Goldendoodle, they are very friendly and affectionate dogs that are sure to win your family over. They are slightly smaller than the Goldendoodle, making them a more manageable alternative for those who may not have a lot of space. Still, an apartment setting is probably not the most ideal living situation for a Labradoodle due to their energetic nature and high exercise needs. If you don’t provide your Labradoodle with the exercise and mental stimulation it requires, it can become restless and even destructive.
5. Maltipoo (Maltese x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Affectionate, intelligent, playful|
The Maltipoo is a very affectionate and playful animal, making them great pets. They are small animals that can easily adapt to different living environments, including apartments and other small spaces. They are also great for beginners as they are relatively easy to train. However, they are not suitable for everyone; if you work long hours, you may want to reconsider buying one of these dogs because they do not enjoy being alone.
6. Yorkiepoo (Yorkshire Terrier x Poodle Mix)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Yorkshire Terrier|
|Temperament:||Affectionate, active, outgoing, gentle|
The Yorkiepoo is a mixed breed with Toy Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier parents. While Toy Poodles are most often used to create the Yorkiepoo, Miniature Poodles are occasionally used. They are one of the smallest breeds on this list, weighing in at a max of 14 pounds. Because they are so small, they don’t need a ton of exercise and can adapt quite well to apartment living. Their moderate exercise needs make them perfect for seniors who may not be able to walk long distances.
7. St. Berdoodle (Saint Bernard x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Saint Bernard|
|Temperament:||Friendly, calm, watchful, loyal|
The St. Berdoodle is the largest poodle mixed breed on our list, weighing in at up to 150 pounds. As a giant breed, the St. Berdoodle has a big appetite; depending on its size and the type of food you give it, your Saint Berdoodle can eat between 4 and 10 cups of food in a day! Despite their large size, however, these dogs don’t need a huge amount of exercise; aim for about an hour per day of walks. The Saint Bernard is a lazy breed, so you can expect that your St. Berdoodle will enjoy napping during the day.
8. Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Cavalier King Charles Spaniel|
|Temperament:||Playful, friendly, affectionate|
Cavapoos are typically affectionate and playful dogs that get along well with children. As you can see, the Cavapoo is a relatively small dog, so you should always monitor your kids when they are playing with your dog to make sure that your dog doesn’t get hurt while roughhousing. These dogs are intelligent and eager to please, making them fairly easy to train. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have a medium-length coat, so if your Cavapoo favors this parent, you may need to brush its fur at least once per week to help reduce shedding.
9. Aussiedoodle (Australian Shepherd x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Australian Shepherd|
|Temperament:||Friendly, gentle, playful|
Also known as the Aussiepoo or Aussiepoodle, the Aussiedoodle is a great family dog that quickly forms strong bonds with its human caregivers. In fact, they are sometimes used as therapy dogs for this reason. Like other poodle mixed breeds, the Aussiedoodle is a highly intelligent and therefore highly trainable dog. You will notice that there is no standard size for an
Aussiedoodle as Toy, Miniature, or Standard poodles can be parent breeds for these dogs. The Australian Shepherd is a herding dog, so while the Aussidoodle can usually get along fairly well with other pets, it may attempt to herd them, which may not always go over well.
10. Jack-a-Poo (Jack Russell Terrier x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Jack Russell Terrier|
|Temperament:||Affectionate, intelligent, energetic, stubborn|
Jack-a-Poos are a mixed breed with Jack Russell Terrier and Toy or Miniature Poodle parents. With two very intelligent parent breeds, you can expect your Jack-a-Poo to be a smart dog that learns quickly. However, these dogs do have a stubborn streak that can make training challenging if you are not experienced. These dogs are also quite energetic and need to stay active both physically and mentally.
11. Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Bernese Mountain Dog|
|Temperament:||Intelligent, hardworking, loyal, silly|
The Bernedoodle, like many Poodle mixes, comes in a variety of sizes based on its poodle parent. They can range from 12–29 inches in height and 10–90 pounds in weight. They typically take on the good qualities of both parent breeds, often turning out to be loyal dogs that enjoy having a job to do. They tend to be a little bit goofy but are often good with children, strangers, and other pets if they have been properly socialized. They can be quite stubborn, though, so be prepared for a challenge.
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12. Sheepadoodle (Old English Sheepdog x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Old English Sheepdog|
|Temperament:||Good-natured, laid-back, playful, intelligent|
The Sheepadoodle is a combination of a Poodle and Old English Sheepdog, which creates a lively but trainable and good-natured dog. These large dogs can reach up to 80–100 pounds in some cases and tend to live longer than many other large dogs, thanks to the longevity of both parents. They tend to be great family dogs and their intelligence and trainable nature can make them great candidates for sports, like obedience and agility. Grooming can be a task with this combination of dog breeds, though, so make sure you’re up for the task of maintaining a Sheepadoodle’s coat before bringing one home.
13. Shih-poo (Shih Tzu x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Shih Tzu|
|Temperament:||Friendly, playful, loving|
The Shih Poo is a small dog that typically only reaches 8–15 inches in height and stays below 20 pounds in weight. They’re known for their playful and loving nature, often being considered lap dogs that enjoy spending time with their owners. They do have a moderate energy level and have regular grooming needs, though, so they are not a low-maintenance dog. They are lovely dogs that get along with most people, including children, making them a good option for families.
14. Poochon (Bichon Frise x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Bichon Frise|
|Temperament:||Active, attentive, loving, patient|
You may also see the Poochon referred to as the Bidoodle or the Bichon Poo. This toy dog tends to be highly patient, attentive, and loving. It is often considered a good option for families with children, although its small size means it should be handled carefully to avoid injuring the dog. They tend to be sensitive to the emotions of the people around them and are a bright, cheerful spot on a cloudy day. This dog will require routine grooming to maintain its curly, full coat.
15. Peekapoo (Pekingese x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Dedicated, loving, gentle|
The Peekapoo often takes on the extremely loving, cuddly temperament of its Pekingese parent. They make great lap dogs and are happy to participate in whatever the family is doing. They are often good with children, although they are very small and delicate, so it’s important to teach children to handle these dogs with care. They have high grooming needs due to both parent breeds, and they may be difficult to train due to the challenges associated with training some toy breeds of dogs, like the Pekingese and Toy Poodle.
16. Pomapoo (Pomeranian x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Friendly, reserved, affectionate|
Pomapoos are a mixture of a Poodle and Pomeranian, and they are typically toy sized, with most reaching 15 pounds and 10 inches at the most. They are friendly dogs but may be somewhat reserved with strangers. They are typically affectionate with their people, though, and are likely to warm up to strangers with time. Often athletic and intelligent dogs, the Pomapoo is likely to be interested in participating in games and dog sports. This breed combination does have regular grooming needs.
17. Boxerdoodle (Boxer x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Playful, friendly, goofy|
Thanks to both of its parents, the Boxerdoodle is likely to be an active, silly dog with plenty of personality. They are typically sensitive and loving, making them loyal companions. Their sensitivity does make them sensitive to scolding, though, so they are best trained with positive reinforcement methods to maintain their confidence. Many Boxerdoodles are protective of their family and can be good companions for children. Their large size and active nature do mean they are a better fit for older children than younger children, though.
18. Whoodle (Wheaten Terrier x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Wheaten Terrier|
|Temperament:||Active, playful, sociable|
The Whoodle, also sometimes called the Wheatendoodle, is a great dog for older children. Their social nature means they are often good with people and animals alike. They do have strong terrier genes, though, so this mixed breed can be a handful if not kept active. Both parent breeds are active and athletic, making this a great companion for dog sports, hiking, and obedience. They are likely to have regular grooming needs to maintain the coat, and they may end up with an unruly coat due to the mixed genetics of both parent breeds.
19. Newfypoo (Newfoundland x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Docile, gentle, sociable|
The Newfypoo is likely to be a large dog, regardless of the size of the Poodle parent thanks to the large size of the Newfoundland. These gentle giants are prized for their laid-back personalities, and the Newfypoo typically takes on a similar personality. They are usually gentle, loving dogs that make good companions for children. Due to their patient nature, they may be good companions for young children who are respectful of the dog’s boundaries and space. Unfortunately, these dogs do have shorter lifespans than many other Poodle mixes due to the short lifespan of their giant breed parent.
20. Chipoo (Chihuahua x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Energetic, temperamental, friendly|
The Chipoo is a mixture of a Chihuahua and Poodle, and is typically a toy-sized breed. These small dogs have big personalities and can be a little on the temperamental side, thanks to their Chihuahua parent. Many people report finding these dogs to be good with children, but it’s a good idea to avoid combining a Chipoo with young children due to the small size and potential for temperamentality of the dog. They tend to be loving dogs, though, and are often loyal to their owners. The Chipoo may not have high grooming needs, especially if the Chihuahua parent is a short-haired Chi.
21. Westiepoo (West Highland White Terrier x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||West Highland White Terrier|
|Temperament:||Loving, intelligent, friendly, temperamental|
Like the Chipoo, the Westiepoo is also known to be a little bit temperamental but overall friendly and loyal. They can become nippy when pressed, though, so it’s best to keep this type of dog around people who understand its boundaries and respect its space. This dog is intelligent and trainable, as well as being attentive and active. It’s likely to need regular grooming to maintain the coat, thanks to the moderate to high maintenance coat of both parent breeds.
22. Bordoodle (Border Collie x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Border Collie|
|Temperament:||Intelligent, trainable, athletic|
The Bordoodle is a combination of the Border Collie and Poodle, making for an athletic, active dog that can excel at sports and jobs. They can reach up to 60 pounds and stand as tall as 22 inches. This dog is highly trainable and aims to please at every turn. They are fast learners that often excel at just about anything you attempt to teach them to do. This is a combination of two of the most intelligent dog breeds and is often a purpose-bred mixed breed.
23. Poogle (Beagle x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Loving, jovial, alert|
The Poogle reaches up to 16 inches in height and 25 pounds in weight. This dog is an excellent companion for children and also makes a good watchdog, thanks to its overly vocal nature it gets from the Beagle side of the family. They may not have high grooming needs and can live up to 15 years. Training a Poogle can be a challenge at first, especially when dealing with a puppy, but they are intelligent and trainable dogs that are excited to spend time with you.
24. Huskydoodle (Siberian Husky x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Siberian Husky|
|Temperament:||Sociable, tolerant, excitable|
The Huskydoodle usually reaches the size of a Siberian Husky and can be a good family dog in active homes. These dogs are sociable and often enjoy the company of other dogs. They can have a high prey drive, though, which can make them difficult to keep in a home with cats and other small animals. They are usually tolerant and patient with children, as well as being trainable and intelligent. This combination of breeds can make for a handful of a dog, though, and the Huskydoodle is not for the beginner dog owner.
25. Rottle (Rottweiler x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Gentle, loving, protective|
Rottweilers are known for their gentle but protective nature and love of children, and the Rottle is no different. These dogs are great companions for children, but it’s important to socialize and train them properly to prevent standoffishness with strangers. The Rottle can reach 12–27 inches in height and 60–90 pounds in weight. They are calm dogs and they are usually confident and self-assured, making them great guard dogs. This mixed breed isn’t likely to have high grooming needs, thanks to the short-haired coat the Rottweiler brings to the mix.
26. Bolonoodle (Bolognese x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Curious, intelligent, affectionate, devoted|
The Bolonoodle is a toy dog that usually stays below 12 inches in height and 12 pounds in weight. They have low exercise needs and are generally considered to be low-maintenance dogs. However, their intelligence and curious nature means they require regular mental stimulation to prevent undesirable behaviors. They tend to be loving dogs and are exceptionally cute.
27. Cairnoodle (Cairn Terrier x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Cairn Terrier|
|Temperament:||Affectionate, sensitive, silly|
The Cairnoodle is a small dog that has a longer potential lifespan than most other Poodle mixes, sometimes living up to 16 years (or longer!). They can be somewhat needy dogs that don’t like to be left alone for long, making them a good pick for retirees and people who work from home. They are affectionate dogs and they tend to be very good with children. However, due to their small size, it’s important that children are gentle and respectful of the dog’s boundaries. They require regular brushing and may need grooming, but they tend to be low shedders.
28. Springerdoodle (Springer Spaniel x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Springer Spaniel|
|Temperament:||Intelligent, sweet, gentle|
Springerdoodles usually stay below 24 inches and 60 pounds. They are intelligent dogs that tend to be gentle with everyone, including children and other pets. The Springerdoodle is a good pick for hunting and dog sports. They are typically loyal and reliable, making them great companions for people of all ages. This mix of breeds is likely to have regular brushing needs but isn’t likely to have a high-maintenance coat.
29. Weimardoodle (Weimaraner x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Intelligent, affectionate, loyal|
The Weimardoodle is likely to be a relatively large dog, with large males reaching 27 inches in height and 70 pounds in weight. They have a shorter life expectancy than many other Poodle mixes due to the shorter lifespan of the Weimaraner. They are likely to have a low-maintenance coat and are known for their intelligence and loyalty. They tend to be good with children and are patient and gentle. The Weimaraner is prone to obesity, so it’s important to keep these dogs active and measure their food properly.
30. Corgipoo (Pembroke Welsh Corgi x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Pembroke Welsh Corgi|
|Temperament:||Friendly, playful, sociable|
The Corgipoo is a mixture of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Poodle, so it tends to be short, staying below 15 inches in height. They are social, loving dogs that are typically good with children. They usually get along well with other pets and due to their social, outgoing personalities, they are a good pick for people who like to take their dog places with them. These dogs have the potential to be heavy shedders, but their grooming needs are unlikely to extend much beyond regular brushing. These dogs have a longer life expectancy than most other Poodle mixes.
31. Shepadoodle (German Shepherd x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||German Shepherd|
|Temperament:||Loyal, trainable, friendly|
The Shepadoodle is a mixture of a Poodle and German Shepherd, so don’t get it mixed up with the Sheepadoodle. These dogs are highly trainable and can excel at a variety of jobs and dog sports. They are loyal and loving dogs that can be great with children, although proper training and socialization is a must. They can get quite large, potentially reaching up to 90 pounds, and are likely to be heavy shedders.
32. Havapoo (Havanese x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Friendly, playful, gentle, intelligent|
The Havapoo is a cute little dog that usually has a big personality. They are intelligent dogs that are sensitive to the needs and emotions of humans. They are playful and very cute dogs that can be good with children. However, their small size means they can easily be injured by rambunctious children, so they should be handled with care. They are likely to have regular grooming needs to maintain the health of the coat and prevent tangles and mats.
33. Pyredoodle (Great Pyrenees x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Great Pyrenees|
|Temperament:||Protective, laid-back, gentle|
The Pyredoodle is a large dog that can reach, and sometimes exceed, 100 pounds when full grown. Unfortunately, they have shorter lifespans than most Poodle mixes due to the large breed Great Pyrenees parent. They are protective dogs when needed, but they are usually quite laid-back and gentle, making them a good match for children. Like their Great Pyrenees parents, these dogs are prone to wandering and are best kept on large, fenced properties.
34. Eskipoo (American Eskimo x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||American Eskimo|
|Temperament:||Affectionate, happy, energetic, sensitive|
If you’re looking for a small dog that can keep up with your active lifestyle, the Eskipoo may be a great fit. This dog is energetic and needs daily exercise to stay healthy and happy. It can be a sensitive breed, though, so be prepared to give your dog plenty of reassurance to maintain its confidence. It’s likely to have moderate grooming needs and a thick coat. They are affectionate dogs that make great companions in the right home.
35. Aussiedoodle (Australian Shepherd x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Australian Shepherd|
|Temperament:||Playful, sociable, energetic|
The Aussiedoodle is a combination of a Poodle and Australian Shepherd parent, and it typically is a medium to large dog. Although intelligent, they can be stubborn, which can make training challenging. However, they are driven dogs, so finding what motivates your Aussiedoodle will help with training. They are often moderate to high shedders. This is a great breed combination if you’re interested in dog sports or live an active lifestyle.
36. Irish Doodle (Irish Setter x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Irish Setter|
|Temperament:||Intelligent, trainable, people-pleaser|
If you’re in the market for a dog that wants to make you happy, the Irish Doodle may be a good fit for you. These dogs are intelligent and trainable, and their people-pleasing nature makes them a good pick for sports and an active lifestyle. They require regular brushing but are not likely to have over-the-top grooming needs.
37. Flandoodle (Bouvier des Flandres x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Bouvier des Flandres|
|Temperament:||Gentle, loyal, clingy|
The Flandoodle is a combination of two dogs with moderate to high grooming needs, so this should be taken into consideration before choosing this mixed breed. These dogs are usually quite gentle, though, and make great family dogs. They should be socialized early to prevent nervousness with strangers. They can be a little bit clingy, so they are not a good fit for homes where the household is gone most of the day.
38. Great Danoodle (Great Dane x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Great Dane|
|Temperament:||Calm, gentle, alert|
The Great Danoodle is a mixture of the Great Dane and a Poodle, making for a large dog that can exceed 100 pounds in weight and 30 inches in height. They can be nervous if not properly socialized, so early socialization is key. They make great guard dogs and are generally quite gentle, even with children. Their typically calm nature and low to moderate exercise needs makes them a good pick for lower activity homes. They do have much shorter life expectancies than most Poodle mixes.
39. Doxiepoo (Dachshund x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Loving, silly, stubborn|
If you’re interested in an unusual dog, then the Doxiepoo may be what you’re looking for. These dogs can range from 8–23 inches in height and 5–30 pounds in weight, depending on the size of either parent. Both parent breeds come in a variety of sizes, so it’s a wide range of possibilities with the Doxiepoo. They tend to be stubborn dogs that may be difficult to train, but they make up for this by being loving, silly dogs that are eternally loyal to their family. They typically have low grooming needs.
40. Pugapoo (Pug x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Fun-loving, sociable, trainable|
The Pug and Poodle are two of the most popular dog breeds to cross with other breeds, so it was only a matter of time before they came together to create the Pugapoo. The size of these dogs can vary across a wide range, although they are typically small to medium dogs. The Pugapoo is a fun-loving dog that is sociable and will enjoy meeting everyone, from strangers to other animals. They are trainable and love their family. They have the potential to be high shedders.
41. Doberdoodle (Doberman Pinscher x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Doberman Pinscher|
|Temperament:||Stubborn, intelligent, dominant|
The Doberdoodle can be a handful of a dog due to the stubbornness and dominance the Doberman parent brings. They are trainable and loyal dogs, but they should be trained and socialized early to prevent behavioral issues. They are not likely to have high grooming needs but may be prone to shedding. These are intelligent dogs that are protective of their family.
42. French Bulldoodle (French Bulldog x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||French Bulldog|
|Temperament:||Playful, affectionate, friendly|
The French Bulldoodle brings together the playful, loving personality of the French Bulldog together with the intelligence and friendliness of the Poodle. They typically stay small, only growing to about 10–14 inches and 15–25 pounds. They are often great with children and can be wonderful family dogs. However, their small size means they can be injured by rambunctious children. They typically have low grooming needs but may be prone to shedding.
43. Pit Boodle (American Pit Bull Terrier x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||American Pit Bull Terrier|
|Temperament:||Active, courageous, loving|
The Pit Boodle brings together the courageous and loving parts of the American Pit Bull Terrier and the intelligence of the Poodle. These dogs can range from 15–25 inches in height and 30–75 pounds in weight. They are athletic and can excel at sports. Be prepared for a dog that needs plenty of exercise to prevent undesirable and destructive behaviors.
44. Ratoodle (Rat Terrier x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Rat Terrier|
|Temperament:||Sociable, friendly, curious|
You may also see the Ratoodle referred to as a Rattle dog. This dog is a combination of a Poodle and Rat Terrier, and they are known for their sociable, friendly, outgoing personalities. They often have low grooming needs. They can be curious and may require daily outlets for their energy to prevent destructive behaviors and excessive barking. They can be needy dogs that like to be where the family is, so they aren’t a good fit for homes where people are usually away. These dogs have a longer life expectancy than most Poodle mixes.
45. Bassetdoodle (Basset Hound x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Basset Hound|
|Temperament:||Stubborn, loving, affectionate|
For anyone who has spent time with Basset Hounds, it may surprise you to see how small Bassetdoodles can be, typically staying under 40 pounds and 16 inches. They can be quite stubborn and difficult to train, but they are overall very loving and affectionate dogs. They are loyal dogs with low grooming needs. They have low to moderate exercise needs, which makes them a good pick for lower activity homes.
46. Pooton (Coton de Tulear x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Coton du Tulear|
|Temperament:||Joyful, sociable, loving|
This unusual mix is a combination of a Poodle and a Coton du Tulear, which is a lesser-known, very adorable dog breed. This mixture creates a dog that loves to have fun and spend time with its owners, strangers, and other pets. They are loving dogs with an inquisitive and curious nature. The Pooton may have relatively high grooming needs due to the grooming needs of both parent breeds.
47. Bossipoo (Boston Terrier x Poodle)
|Non-Poodle Parent:||Boston Terrier|
|Temperament:||Loving, social, outgoing|
The Bossipoo is a fun crossbreed that is loyal and loving. They can be small to medium dogs, potentially reaching 50 pounds. They are social dogs that enjoy meeting new people and animals. Unfortunately, this social nature makes them prone to separation anxiety. They have low to moderate exercise needs, making them a good fit for seniors and lower activity families.
48. Affenpoo (Affenpinscher x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Loyal, friendly, sociable|
The Affenpoo is a clever, eager-to-please combination of the Poodle and the Affenpinscher. Stubborn and occasionally independent, this fun dog doesn’t like to be left alone for long and can be an excellent family companion.
49. Papipoo (Papillon x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Devoted, curious, intelligent|
The Papipoo is a combination of the Papillon and the Poodle, making for a beautiful dog with big ears and a pretty coat. They are curious and intelligent dogs, so puzzles and regular activity are necessary. They are devoted and loving with their family, but they are also friendly and outgoing with strangers.
50. Akidoodle (Akita x Poodle)
|Temperament:||Stubborn, attentive, loyal|
The Akidoodle can be a lot of dog for the average person to handle due to the stubborn nature of the Akita. These dogs can be wary of strangers, making them great watchdogs. They should be socialized and trained early on to prevent problems later in life. They are likely to develop a full coat that requires regular care to maintain at home. They may require regular trips to the groomer.
There are many wonderful poodle mixes or “doodle” breeds you can choose from. While most of these dogs tend to be low shedding like their poodle parent, there is no guarantee that they will be hypoallergenic. However, these poodle offspring do tend to inherit the poodle’s intelligence, athleticism, and affectionate nature, which means you can’t really go wrong with just about any poodle mix.
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