Sheepadoodle puppy (Old English Sheepdog / Standard Poodle mix breed)
A Sheepadoodle is a designer breed crossing an Old English Sheepdog with a Standard Poodle. Sheepdogs are wonderful family-oriented dogs with a pleasing personality. Their coats are considered non-shedding and Sheepdogs are considered to be, on average, approximately 85% hypoallergenic.
When crossing a Sheepadoodle with a Poodle, (F1B) you significantly increase the dog's hypoallergenic factor to (nearly) 100% and they are non-shedding with a soft, wavy coat. The result is a "smarter" Sheepadoodle that is hypoallergenic, non-shedding and a GREAT family dog.
These dogs are eager to please, non-dominant, intelligent/extremely trainable and make good companions. They are loyal and very people-oriented and are great with children. These dogs are great with other animals, too! Their calm temperament and love for people is notable.
The main colors of Sheepadoodles are a mix of black and white, but they can also be solid black and, in some cases, gray.
Sheepadoodles tend to be a great choice for allergy sufferers since this mix is considered a low to non-shedder. They will need to be groomed roughly every eight weeks and must be brushed two to three times a week.
Sheepadoodles will need daily walks and games of fetch for exercise. These smart pups will also need to play mentally stimulating games to prevent them from being destructive due to boredom.
Their ability to emotionally connect with their owners has made the Sheepadoodle a popular therapy and emotional support dog. However, their need to be around their owners so much makes it difficult to leave them home alone for long periods of time, and they may require a dog walker or doggy daycare.
Sheepadoodles are affectionate and even-tempered with children and are just as happy being around kids as they are being around adults.
Sheepadoodles get along well with other animals if introduced gradually, calmly, and at an early age. They are naturally intelligent and very social animals and will enjoy the company of other pets in their household.
From Black to Grey
Sheepadoodles may inherit a gene which causes them to turn from black to grey. Our Luna started to grey out even after just a few months. It is really neat to watch. Check out her baby picture below.