With dozens of these permed pup mixes on parade, there is no doubt that Poodles are becoming the most popular breed ever to be mixed. What is it about these creatures that make them so irresistible to breeders? For the pets that were once regarded as too “high maintenance” and “high strung” to be mainstream favorites, the last few decades have witnessed a massive influx in the Poodle’s status as one of America’s favorite pets.
Often referred to “designer dogs,” Poodle mixed breeds have become more and more popular as humans are continually living in a world that can morph to their exact personal preference. From the specific distinctions available for our beverage of choice at the local Starbucks, to the personalized apps on our phone; custom-bred and unique pets are becoming ever the rage. Whether or not this self-centric personalized world is for the better, it certainly has resulted in some adorable hybrid puppies!
Why we love Poodles
Not only do these fuzzy dogs remind one of fine society in Paris, but they are aesthetically beautiful dogs even when they aren’t groomed! For those that enjoy creative styling, this breed’s coat can adopt a wide variety of Poodle coat cuts, from the bikini clip to the regal lion cut. Poodles look stunning in ornate grooming styles, but are also charming in a shaggier state.
Poodles are also a popular breed because they come in four sizes: Standard, Miniature, Toy and the Teacup. One of the best qualities of the Poodle is that they barely shed at all; the fur loss is so minimal that most people never find a trace of their coats on anything! This makes Poodles a particularly desirable candidate for those who require a hypoallergenic dog in their home. And if these reasons were not enough to win one over to the ever-expanding Poodle fan club, these dynamic dogs are also ranked as of the top most intelligent dog breeds, second only to the Border Collie!
Poodles also have a plenty of versatility: which ever look you prefer, be it groomed and gorgeous or low-maintenance and rough-and-tumble, you can style these pets to match your exact taste. For all these reasons, Poodles become considered one of the Top Ten Most Popular Dog Breeds.
Why we love Poodle hybrids
Poodle hybrids bring many positive elements to the breeding world. They tend to look like teddy bears, with their fuzzy fine-haired coats that are silky to the touch. The Poodle breed not only softens the texture of the coat, but also founds out the dogs’ faces, which when purebred can be very narrow and sharp-looking. Blending genes usually creates a less “pointy” look in a Poodle and gives a gentler and endearing bone structure to their faces.
Breeding Poodles with other dog breeds also results in temperament balancing. Mixed breeds tend to have less extreme dispositions, softening aggressive tendencies in some dogs, while adding more pep and vigor to the lap-dog lazier breeds. The quick-witted Poodles also bring their intelligence to the equation; as well as fortified health since a crossbred dog is less likely to suffer from genetic diseases. Thus Poodle hybrids are in general, more well-rounded pups, with a more varied gene pool and stronger immune system. They are a great option for people who, for instance, may love the temperament of a long-haired Golden Retriever, but may not be able to own one because of their allergies. By breeding a Golden with a Poodle, the result is a lovable Golden Doodle, whose coats is almost completely hypoallergenic. That way the pet-owner can have a dog with the intelligence, size and coat of a Poodle, combined with all the loyalty and charisma of a Retriever! Though there have been some who criticize the concept of cross-breeding dogs, we find the outcome to be advantageous to all!
- Affenpoo: Affenpinscher and Poodle mix
- Airedoodle: Airedale Terrier and Poodle mix
- Eskapoo/Pookimo: American Eskimo Dog and Poodle mix
- Aussie Poo/ Aussiedoodle: Australian Shepherd and Poodle mix
- Bassetoodle: Basset hound and Poodle mix
- Poogle: Beagle and Poodle mix
- Bernedoodle: Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle mix
- Poochon/ Bich Poo: Bichon Frise and Poodle mix
- Bolonoodle: Bolognese and Poodle mix
- Border Poodle: Border Collie and Poodle mix
- Bossie Poo: Boston Terrier and Poodle mix
- Boxerdoodle: Boxer and Poodle mix
- Broodle Griffin: Brussles Griffin and Poodle mix
- Poocan/Cairnoodle: Cairn Terrier and Poodle mix
- Cavapoo: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle mix
- Chi Poo/Choodle/Wapoo: Chihuahua and Poodle mix
- SharPoo: Shar Pei and Poodle mix
- Cocka Poo: Cocker Spaniel and Poodle mix
- Doxiepoo: Dachshund and Poodle mix
- Doodleman Pinscher: Doberman Pinscher and Poodle mix
- English Boodle: English Bulldog and Poodle mix
- Springerdoodle Retriever: English Springer Spaniel and Poodle mix
- Shepadoodle: German Shepherd and Poodle mix
- Giant Schnoodle: Giant Schnauzer and Poodle mix
- Goldendoodle: Golden Retriever and Poodle mix
- Poovanese: Havanese and Poodle mix
- Irish Doodle Setter: Irish Setter and Poodle mix
- Pootalian: Italian Greyhound and Poodle mix
- Jack-a-Poo: Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle mix
- Poochin: Japanese Chin and Poodle mix
- Labradoodle: Labradoodle and Poodle mix
- Maltipoo: Maltese and Poodle mix
- Newfypoo: Newfoundland and Poodle mix
- Sheepadoodle: Old English Sheepdog and Poodle mix
- PekePoo: Pekingese and Poodle mix
- Pomapoo: Pomeranian and Poodle mix
- Pugapoo: Pug and Poodle mix
- Rottle: Rottweiler and Poodle mix
- Saint Berdoodle: Saint Bernard and Poodle mix
- Scottish Shoodle/Scoodle: Scottish Terrier and Poodle mix
- Sheltidoodle: Shetland Sheepdog and Poodle mix
- Shih Poo: Shish Tzu and Poodle mix
- Wee Poo/Westipoo: West Highland Terrier and Poodle mix
- Yorkipoo: Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle mix