The Sheepadoodle is a dog mix between an English Shepherd Dog and a Poodle. It is known for its charming appearance and its curly, shaggy coat. They are intelligent, affectionate and playful dogs, ideal for active families.

General details

The weight of the breed ranges from 27 to 36 kilograms, while the height is between 41 and 56 centimeters. The life expectancy of the Sheepadoodle is 10 to 15 years. * This breed is not recognized by the International Canine Federation (FCI) and is not currently considered a purebred breed. Several canine associations classify it as a mixed breed or hybrid breed. It originates from the cross between Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail) and Poodle.

Breed history in brief

The Sheepadoodle is a designer dog breed originated in the United States in the last decades. It results from the cross between an English Shepherd Dog and a Poodle, seeking to combine the appearance and personality of the English Shepherd Dog with the hypoallergenic coat of the Poodle. It emerged in the 1960s to meet the demand for dogs suitable for people with allergies or sensitivities to dog hair. As it became popular, breeding standards were established and it is now recognized as a mixed breed. The Sheepadoodle has gained popularity as a companion dog due to its friendly temperament.

Breed characteristics

The Sheepadoodle is a medium to large sized dog, with a head proportionate to the body and a friendly expression. The eyes are medium sized, and may be brown or hazel. The ears are droopy and the tail is carried jauntily in a medium to high position. The coat is dense, abundant and medium to long in length, with a soft, wavy or curly texture. It comes in a variety of colors, ranging from black and white, gray, to darker shades such as blue or solid black. The Sheepadoodle is a friendly, affectionate and sociable dog, known for its intelligence and loyalty. They are energetic dogs that adapt well to different environments and enjoy the company of people of all ages. They also have a protective instinct and can be good watchdogs.

Common health problems

Information on the most common diseases in the Sheepadoodle breed is limited. Even so, it is likely to be predisposed to some of the more common disorders in dogs such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cataracts, retinal dysplasia, hypothyroidism, epilepsy and valvular disease.

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