Which Doodle Breed Should I Get?
Have you been thinking about getting a doodle breed as your family pet? Doodles are wonderful pets—they have a calm temperament, are friendly and energetic, and are hypo-allergenic and don’t shed. This means that for people with allergies, doodles can be a great choice! But all doodles and all doodle breeds are different. Here’s what you should know about choosing the best doodle breed for you—
How Many Doodle Breeds Are There?
If you can believe it, there are 28 different breeds of doodles! Doodles are a cross between a poodle and another type of purebred dog. They were originally bred because, as mentioned above, they have minimal shedding and are known for their great temperaments. Keep in mind that while doodles may not shed, they still do require grooming, especially if they have long, curly hair.
Common Types of Doodles
Some of the most common types of doodle breeds include:
- Labradoodle— A cross between a labrador retriever and a poodle, labradoodles are smart, energetic, and easy-going. These dogs make great therapy or service dogs, are good with children, and are very loyal. They also love to play, so if you get a labradoodle, be sure you have a good place for them to run and play fetch.
- Goldendoodle— The goldendoodle is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, type of doodle breed. A cross between a golden retriever and a poodle, goldendoodles are well-tempered, great with kids and other animals, and are highly intelligent. Smaller than some other doodle breeds, many find goldendoodles to be the perfect size. These pups are great for families with kids.
- Bernedoodle— A bernedoodle is a mix between a poodle and a Bernese mountain dog. These puppies grow into pretty large dogs—the average bernedoodle will weigh between 70-90 pounds, although miniature breeds are available. These breeds love to run and play, so planning for regular exercise is a must.
- Sheepadoodle— These fluffy pups are hard not to love! A mix between a poodle and an old English sheepdog, sheepadoodles grow into large dogs weighing between 65-85 pounds. These pups are known for being highly intuitive and make great therapy dogs.
Care for Your Doodle at Happy Pup Manor
At Happy Pup Manor, we specialize in dog boarding and puppy training for doodle and retriever breeds. Whether you’ve just purchased a new pup and are in need of training, or are looking for a safe and comfortable home away from home for your pup while you’re out of town, you can count on us. To learn more about our programs and why we’re the best choice for puppy training and dog boarding in Illinois, reach out to us directly today.