Hybrid and Crossbreeds

Affenpoo - (Affenpinscher / Poodle mix)

An Affenpoo is a mix between an Affenpinscher and a Poodle.  Most commonly the mix is from the tiny Affenpinscher and the Toy Poodle which makes the Affenpoo a small dog weighing in at anywhere from 7 – 9 pounds and standing approximately 9 – 11 inches tall.  Being small in size they are ideal for apartment or city dwellers as they don’t require much space to remain happy and healthy.  As with any dog they do, however, require exercise and adore taking daily walks.  They are very intelligent and usually possess the desire to please their owners which makes them very easily trained.  Their coat is usually coarse with short to medium fur which almost always takes on the curls of the Poodle.  They can be brown, black, or gray.  The Affenpoos love to be with people, however, due to their guard dog nature, they can tend to irritate easily and possibly snap at children who have not yet learned to respect the dog and treat it gently.  This breed is usually not recommended for households with small children.

Airedoodle - (Airedale Terrier / Poodle mix)

An Airedoodle is a mix between an Airedale Terrier and a Poodle.  They are a fairly large dog weighing in at anywhere from 40 – 60 pounds and standing approximately 22 – 26 inches tall.  Their larger size and energy level do not make them ideal for apartment dwellers as they ideally will require a larger space and preferably a yard.   They are highly energetic and will need to be exercised regularly to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle.  Their coat can range from a coarse to soft texture, is medium long, and can range from slightly wavy to curly.  These dogs are very intelligent, generally very friendly, and will most often get along well with other dogs.  Although they tend to roughhouse a bit during play, they can be fantastic family dogs.  They are quite lovable and loyal and relish being with people.

Aussiedoodle - (Australian Shepherd / Poodle mix)

Aussiedoodle (also known as Aussiepoo)

An Aussiedoodle is a mix between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle.  They can range in size and weight depending which size Australian Shepherd and which size Poodle is used for breeding (both breeds come in three sizes).  With that in mind, the mini and medium sizes are usually somewhere between 25 – 40 pounds, and 14 – 17 inches in height, with the toy size being anything below that.  Their variety of colors and their soft, silky coat make them quite beautiful and unique.  Their eye shade is most commonly golden brown in color, but can also be dark brown, green, or blue.  Aussiedoodles are very intelligent dogs, can be easily trained, and seem to thrive in an environment where they are challenged.  They are generally very family oriented and made an excellent family pet as they prove to be very tolerant with small children, and most often get along well with other pets.  They have a playful, sweet, and social nature and they tend to be friendly with everyone, so don’t expect a ferocious watch dog with this one!  Aussiedoodles tend to have a lot of energy so keeping them exercised and busy is key.  As long as they are regularly exercised they will do fine for apartment dwellers as well.  The average lifespan for an Aussiedoodle is approximately 12 – 15 years.

Bassetoodle (also known as Bassetdoodle)

A Bassetoodle is a mix between a Basset Hound and a Poodle.  They are a medium sized dog, that stands long, and low, to the ground.  They weigh anywhere from 22 – 30 pounds, and approximately 12 – 13 inches tall.  Their appearance is much closer to that of the basset hound than the poodle.  Like the basset hound, they tend to howl more than they bark, and also may have a tendency to wander off after a scent if you don’t keep an eye on them.  They are funny little mischief makers in the way that they are very curious about everything and will get into anything you may happen to leave laying around, if given the chance.  They are generally easy to train, however, they can be a little stubborn and may require a firm, authoritative training style.  They are a loving, happy, and silly animal that is ideal for just about anyone wishing to have a friendly and faithful companion.  They are wonderful for families, and get along very well with children.  They are not an overly energetic dog that will run you ragged trying to get them adequately exercised either.  Due to the inherited calmness of the basset hound, a simple walk, or play session, each day will suite them just fine.

Bernedoodle - (Bernese Mountain Dog / Poodle mix)

The Bernedoodle is a fun, playful, goofy, and extremely sociable dog.  They are a good fit for just about anybody looking for a beautiful, well-balanced, and good natured pet.  Most have a laid-back temperament, a moderate energy level, and are known as being very intelligent.  They are not considered to be high strung or have an overabundance of energy.  They love to play, swim, run, and fetch, but are also a great companion when it comes time to rest easy.  They are great with children and seem to understand that they need to be gentle around them.  They are low to non-shedding (due to the poodle) and can have a coat that is straight, wavy, or curly, however, most are wavy.  They come in different colors ranging from solid black, black and white, black and brown, or tri colored with black, white and brown.  Bernedoodles can come in three different sizes dependent upon which size poodle is used in the breeding process.  The smallest is the toy (toy poodle crossed with a Bernese), which is 10 – 24 pounds, 10 – 14” in height, and an average life expectancy of around 14 – 18 years.  Next, is the mini (mini poodle crossed with a Bernese), which is 25 – 49 pounds, 15 – 20” in height, and an average life expectancy of around 13 – 17 years.  Lastly, is the standard (standard poodle crossed with a Bernese), which is 50 pounds or greater, around 21” and up, and an average life expectancy of around 12 – 15 years.

Bich-Poo (also known as Poochon, Bichpoo, Bichon Poodle)

A Bich-Poo (also known as Poochon, Bichpoo, Bichon Poodle) is a mix between a Bichon Frise, and most often the toy or miniature sized Poodle.  They have a small, but sturdy appearance, weigh anywhere from 6 – 18 pounds, and stand approximately 9 – 14 inches tall.  Most often their coat is white, but other colors can be black, apricot or blue.  Their coat is coarse, medium long with loose curls, and requires frequent brushing and grooming in order to prevent mats and tangles.  They are a highly intelligent, affectionate and loyal dog.  Though small in size, they make good watch dogs as they will alert their owners to unusual or suspicious sounds with a hearty bark.  They may bark excessively and should be taught at an early age when it is okay to bark and when it is not.  They are very smart, will adhere quickly to obedience, and easily learn tricks.  They are quite playful, but not overly energetic, and require only moderate exercise. They can adjust to all types of living and are suitable for the apartment dweller as well as a family.  Their sweet, and friendly temperament allows them to get on well with children, however, they fare best with the older child who has learned the rules of pet handling.  Getting along with other household pets, such as dogs, cats, or other small animals does not pose an issue as they seem to blend quite well with other living things.  They have an average life span of 12 – 16 years.

Cavapoo (also known as Cavadoodle or Cavoodle)

A Cavapoo (also known as Cavadoodle or Cavoodle) is a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and, most often, the miniature sized Poodle.  They are quite small weighing anywhere up to 20 pounds, and 12 – 14 inches tall.  They are very intelligent and have the desire to please which makes them very easy to train.  They are friendly with everyone, have a very laid-back personality, and are very gentle in nature.  With their small compact bodies, round faces and long, floppy ears they appear puppy-like even into their adult years.  They are well suited for homes with little or no yard as they do not possess an overabundance of energy where they will need a ton of exercise or space to run.  However, as with all dogs, they still need the benefit of some exercise such as a short walk or play session to keep them healthy and fit.  This dog is suited for just about anyone  and will do well with either a single person or a family.  Possessing a very laid-back personality and gentle nature makes them excellent with children.  They love and crave affection and sometimes bond more strongly with one person in the family over the others.  They have a lifespan of approximately 12 – 16 years.

Cockapoo (also known as Spoodle, Cockerpoo, Cockadoodle)

A Cockapoo is a mix between an American or English Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle.  Since they are usually bred with either the toy or miniature poodle the result is that of a smaller dog weighing anywhere from 12 – 24 pounds and standing approximately 10 – 15 inches tall.  They are very outgoing and people oriented and make fantastic family dogs.  They are wonderful with children and are very affectionate to their family members.  They can be quite energetic which can be inherited from the poodle, and they will thrive with regular exercise such as a daily walk, or a run in the back yard.  As with any dog, exercise will curb bad behaviors stemming from boredom and will give you the desired results of a well-balanced pet.  Cockapoos are very easy to train due to their intelligence and inquisitive nature.  The coat of the Cockapoo will vary from dog to dog since they may inherit more or less of each of the coats from either the Spaniel or the Poodle.  But, whether the coat is wavy (most common) or curly, it is always long and will require regular brushing to keep it looking healthy and prevent the hair from matting.  A great benefit of the Cockapoo is that it is low to non-shedding allowing its owners to enjoy the plushness of the attractive, long coat without the clean-up of the hair.

Doodleman Pinscher

A Doodleman Pinscher is a mix between a Doberman Pinscher and a Standard Poodle.  Their coat is low to no shedding and tends to be on the shorter side, approximately 2 – 4 inches, requiring very low maintenance.  They vary in size, with males being larger than the females, and can be anywhere from 40 – 80 pounds, standing approximately 24 – 26 inches tall. These dogs are very friendly and make a great family dog.  They are on the high side of intelligence, extremely alert, and very eager to please which makes them easy to train.  Their temperament reveals as that of a calm, quiet, affectionate, and loyal companion.  Although they may occasionally display stubbornness, these dogs do not have a reputation for aggressiveness and are generally very pleasant in nature.  They love being around people and are very good with children.  They are muscular and strong, so agility and other dog sports come with ease.

Goldendoodle/Mini Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.  They can come in different sizes depending upon which size Poodle is used in the breeding process.  Standard Goldendoodles are approximately 45 – 75 1bs, and 20 – 24 inches tall.  Goldendoodles sired by mini or toy poodles are approximately 25 – 45 1bs, and 13 – 21 inches tall.  Since the Goldendoodle comes from two parent breeds that adore people, you can expect that you will get this inherited trait in the Goldendoodle as well.  These are highly sociable and loyal dogs that require lots of love and affection.  They delight at being the center of attention, and thrive when they get it!  They do not do well if left alone for long periods of time, or left outside for the majority of their days.  They are exceptionally intelligent and quite easily trained.  Their intelligence will often entertain you as they figure out ways to get your attention such as steeling household items just to make you chase them.  Any mischievous or naughty behavior can quickly be corrected with obedience training where they will shine as the smartest student in their class.  They have a wonderfully well-balanced temperament that makes them perfect for just about anybody looking for a fun-loving, easy going, easy to train, and adorable dog.  Their good natured qualities coupled with the fact that they love being around children make them a fantastic family dog.  They fare well with even the smallest of children, seeming to understand they should be extra gentle and careful around them.  Getting along with other animals in the household does not seem to be an issue with the Goldendoodle.  They tend to stay playful and energetic well into adulthood so owners should be prepared to exercise their Goldendoodle daily.

Jack-A-Poo (also known as Jackadoodle, Jack-A-Doodle, Poo-Jack, Poojack)

A Jack-A-Poo is a mix between a Jack Russell Terrier and, most commonly, the toy or miniature Poodle.  They are approximately 13 – 25 pounds, and stand anywhere from 10 – 15 inches tall.  Their coats can be a solid color, or shades of several different colors, but usually range in shades of white, tan, brown and black.  They also range in texture as they can take on the course texture of the Jack-A-Poo, or the softer coat of the Poodle, and be anywhere from straight to curly.  They will likely have quite an abundance of energy as the Jack Russell Terrier can tend to be quite active.  However, each Jack-A-Poo is different in energy level and temperament as they may inherit traits from either of their parents.  Since the Jack Russell Terrier and the Poodle differ greatly in personality traits so may a Jack-A-Poos, however, examining the characteristics of both the Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle can give you an estimation of traits that a Jack-A-Poo may possess.

Labradoodle

A Labradoodle is a mix between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle.  Their coats are medium in length, can be straight, wavy, or curly, and can be slightly wiry, or soft.  Coat colors are varied ranging from chalk, cream, gold, caramel, red, black, blue, silver, chocolate, café, phantom, brindle, white, apricot, brown, or parti-coloured.  They will need to be groomed in order to maintain a healthy coat free of mats and tangles.  They have a quiet and loyal personality, and seem to be friendly with everybody.  Most are wonderful with children and make great all around family pets.  They are very intelligent and eager to please which makes them very trainable.  They love water and most are naturally strong swimmers.

Malti Poo (also known as Malt-A-Poo)

A Maltipoo (also known as Malt-A-Poo) is a mix between a Maltese and a toy or miniature Poodle.  They are very small weighing in at anywhere between 5 – 20 pounds, and standing only 8 – 14 inches in height.  Their coats are fairly long and will require some grooming in order to prevent matting.  Because of their small size they can adapt to just about any kind of living space whether it’s an apartment or a house.  However, a household with small children generally is not recommended since a small child often does not yet possess the ability to be gentle when picking up such a tiny animal.  The Maltipoo is gentle in nature and loves cuddling as well as receiving praise, affection, and attention from their family members.  They are wonderful for the elderly as they will enjoy sitting on a lap being pet, and also do not require an excessive amount of exercise.  Although, as with any dog, they will require some exercise in order to prevent boredom and keep them stimulated.  Barking may become an issue if they are not trained properly from the start of when it is okay to bark and when it is not.  They have a lifespan of approximately 10 – 13 years.

Newfypoo

A Newfypoo is a mix between a Newfoundland and a Poodle.  They are a very large dog weighing in at anywhere from 70 – 100 pounds and standing approximately 24 – 26 inches tall.  Their coat is long so they will need frequent grooming.  They display a very calm, but playful nature and make great family companions.  They tend to exhibit a loving, loyal, alert and friendly demeanor.  They are very intelligent.  Quick and agile for their size, they will need daily exercise, but do not seem to be overly energetic.  They have a life expectancy of approximately 10 – 13 years.

Pekepoo (also known as Peke a poo, Pekapoo, Peek a poo, Peekapoo)

A Pekepoo (also known as Peke a poo,  Pekapoo, Peek a poo, or Peekapoo) is a mix between a Pekingese and, most often, the toy or miniature sized Poodle.  They are quite small weighing in at approximately 8 – 18 pounds and standing, 10 – 12 inches tall.  Their coats come in a large variety of colors and may take on the straight hair of the Pekingese, or be wavy to curly like the Poodle.  They will need to be groomed often as their hair is long and will mat and tangle if not properly cared for.  They are considered quite intelligent and lovable, with bright eyes, and a lively personality.  They are very eager to please, but at times may display a stubborn streak.  Housetraining may take some additional efforts, but with consistent training they will eventually learn what is expected of them.  They are very loyal and devoted to their owners and despite their size can be quite the watch dog, alerting their owners of any unusual sounds or people around.  They can tend to be barkers, and bark quite loudly, but this habit can be broken with proper training and consistent exercise.  They are suitable for apartment dwellers as they are small in size and are not overly energetic, although they appreciate a walk or play session to keep them healthy and to prevent boredom.  Pekepoos are a great family dog, but do best with older children.  Getting along with other dogs or household pets should not pose an issue, especially if they are raised together.  Their expected lifespan is approximately 11 – 15 years.

Pomapoo (also known as Pooranian, Pom-A-Poo, Pom A Poo, Poopom)

A Pomapoo (also known as Pooranian, Pom-A-Poo, Pom A Poo, Poopom) is a mix between a Pomeranian and, most often, the toy or miniature sized Poodle.  They are quite tiny weighing in at only 3 – 14 pounds, and standing 8 – 12 inches tall.  The Pomapoo’s appearance can differ greatly amongst each other as some may take on the long, narrow muzzle of the Poodle, and others the wedge-shaped head of the Pomeranian.  Also, when it comes to tails, they may have the straight tail of the Poodle, or the high-set tail of the Pomeranian.  The Pomapoo’s coat may range from straight to wavy, and may be short to medium in length.  They also come in a variety of colors such as brown (most common), black, or white.  Pomapoos are very loving with their family members and crave human attention, and affection.  Separation anxiety has been known to occur in these dogs as they become very attached to their owners.  They should be taught from the start how to spend time alone, and should not be overly pampered, or spoiled.  They tend to view outsiders as friends and for this reason are not considered good watch dogs.  Perfect for the apartment dweller, they do not need a lot of space, and require only a moderate amount of exercise.  A daily walk, play session, or off-leash run in a fenced area will keep the Pomapoo healthy and happy.  Pomapoos also make a great family pet as most are good with children as well as other household pets.

Poogle

A Poogle (also known as Beaglepoo, Beapoo & Beagapoo) is ½ Beagle and ½ Poodle.  It is difficult to tell a Poogle when you see one.  They display many changes in their appearance from puppyhood to adulthood, many times with each looking far different from the next which makes their appearance quite unpredictable.  Their coats can come in a variety of colors, textures, and lengths.  Most are very low shedding with grooming being quite easy if they take after the Beagle, or requiring a bit more care if they take after the Poodle.  These adorable dogs are known to get along very well with children and other animals, are comfortable in most all settings and make a very good family pet.  They have a playful nature, are friendly and outgoing, love exercise, and are very lovable and loyal to their owners.  The Beagle is known for their baying bark, and some Poogles may exhibit this bark as well, however, they do not have a reputation as being problem barkers.  Their average life expectancy is 10 – 13 years.

Rattle

A Rattle is a mix between a Rat Terrier and a Poodle.  They come in a variety of colors and their coats can range from wavy to straight.  If they take on the coat of the Rat Terrier they will be fairly easy to groom as their coat will be shorter and straighter than if they take on the coat of the Poodle which requires frequent grooming.  Both the Rat Terrier and the Poodle come in three different sizes so depending on which size is used in the breeding process will determine the size of the Rattle.

Schnoodle

A Schnoodle is a mix between a Schnauzer and a Poodle.  Some Schnoodles may inherit a coarse coat like the Schnauzer, and some may take on the softer coat like the Poodle.  Their hair can range from straight to curly, but tends to be somewhat long and requires grooming in order to keep it healthy and free from mats.  Since both the Schnauzer and the Poodle come in three different sizes, the size of the Schnoodle can vary greatly.  However, most commonly the Schnoodle is bred with the smaller variety of both breeds therefore creating a smaller offspring weighing anywhere from approximately 7 – 16 pounds, and standing approximately 22 – 26 inches tall.  The Schnoodle has become well known for two traits in particular, which are it’s intelligence, and its ability to be tolerated by allergy sufferers.  Since both the Poodle and the Schnauzer are rated at the top of the list for intelligent breeds, and are also both considered to be (most times) hypo-allergenic, these traits are carried out to the Schnoodle.  On top of that they have a wonderful temperament and get along well with people and animals alike.  They are alert, playful, good tempered, and easily trained.  They are considered excellent family dogs that are devoted and affectionate.  Digging can sometimes be an issue with the Schnoodle as well as yapping, but with proper training this problem can be resolved.  Regular exercise is a must as they are very energetic and will do much better with a daily walk, play session in the yard, or a romp at the dog park.

Scoodle - (Scottish Terrier / Poodle mix)

A Scoodle (also known as Scottiepoo or Scottish Shoodle) is a mix between a Scottish Terrier and a Poodle. They are a smart and loyal dog that enjoys human companionship.  They are lively and playful and will require moderate daily exercise.  They may be quite easy to groom if they take on the shorter coat of the Scottish Terrier, or may require more frequent grooming if they take on the longer, curlier coat of the Poodle.  Temperament and personality traits inherited will be a mix of both parent breeds.

Shih-Poo

A Shih-Poo (also known as a Pooshih) is a mix between a Shih-Tzu and a Poodle.  They come in a variety of colors, rarely shed, and are quite small, weighing in the range of 7 – 15 pounds, and standing 8 – 11 inches tall.  They are a sturdy, well-proportioned dog that is athletic, playful and loving.  Since the Shih-Poo requires only a moderate amount of exercise, and are not excessive barkers, they are perfect for apartment living.  Most are very friendly and gentle and will make a great family dog, lap dog, or companion for the elderly.  They get along well with children and other pets.  Where the Shih-Tzu may have breathing problems due to their short snouts, the Shih-Poo can tend to bypass this problem inheriting a slightly longer snout from its Poodle parent.  Due to their long coats they will require frequent grooming.  Since they are very intelligent they can be trained fairly easily.

Whoodle

A Whoodle (also known as Swheat-n-poo, or Sweatenpoo) is a mix between the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and most commonly the Standard Sized Poodle, but may also be bred with the miniature Poodle.  They range in size from approximately 25 – 45 pounds.  They have luxurious, soft coats that are quite long and require frequent grooming in order to prevent mats and tangles.  As puppies, they may have a dark coat that can develop into a lighter shade as they grow to an adult.  Colors can be wheat, apricot, red, black, silver, chocolate, or parti (spotted).  Whoodles are generally very loving and friendly dogs that bond very quickly with all members of their human families.  They are very active and playful and make a great family dog as they do very well with children and also get along very well with other dogs.  They are playful and energetic and adore going for walks or runs.

Yorkie Poo

A Yorkie Poo is a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a toy or miniature Poodle.  Breeding is with the toy or miniature Poodle so this makes the Yorkiepoo a small dog weighing in between 5 – 9 pounds, and 6 – 9 inches in height.  Their appearance can take on that of either the Poodle or the Yorkshire Terrier which means they can have a coat that ranges from straight to curly, have ears that either droop like the Poodle or stand straight up like the Yorkshire Terrier, and come in a variety of colors.  They usually get along quite well with other dogs, do well with children, and make a great family pet.  Because they are small in size and require only moderate exercise they also do well with apartment dwellers.  Although they are small in stature they have been described as being good watch dogs.  They are very intelligent, at times stubborn, and can be slightly difficult to housebreak.  However, with proper training and patience they eventually learn exactly what is expected of them.  They have an average lifespan of up to 15 years.  With their sweet temperament they are quickly becoming one of the more popular designer dogs of today.