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Poodle Mix: The Most Intelligent Designer Dog?

Poodle Mix: The Most Intelligent Designer Dog?

There are hundreds of different crossbreeds. But over and over Poodle designer dogs seem to take the place as the most popular ones. There are so many different types of Poodle mix dogs, and all of them are so special in their own way. But which one would be the right one for you?

Well, that’s a pretty difficult question. This will depend on your lifestyle, on the place you live in, but also on your budget. But first you should be aware of the fact that no Poodle mix dog will be a bargain. These designer dogs are known to be highly intelligent and obedient to their owners, so the price tag will be pretty high too.

But trust us — they are worth the splurge. And you can also look for some in local dog shelters. So let’s start and learn more about the most popular Poodle designer dogs.

Golden Retriever Poodle Cross

The Golden Doodle or Goldendoodle is a mix between the Golden retriever and Poodle. Obviously, this is a designer dog, but this mix is nevertheless very popular among people.

In fact, right after they were first marketed in the early 1990s, they became a hit around the world! Their popularity goes so far that breeders had to develop four sizes of the Goldendoodle: petite, mini, medium, and standard.

Nowadays we have only three sizes which are: Miniature, Small Standard, and Large Standard.

The Miniature Goldendoodle is between 13 to 20 inches tall and 15 to 35 heavy. Then we have the Small Standard Goldendoodle. They are between 17 to 20 inches tall, and 40 to 50 pounds heavy.

The Golden Doodle comes in three different sizes
The largest Goldendoodle variation is the Large Standard Goldendoodle. They are between 20 to 24 inches in height and weigh 50 to 90.

Generally speaking, there are a few characteristics you can expect your Golden Doodle to have. For example, these dogs are highly intelligent, very obedient and extremely loving!

Goldendoodles are known for being friendly, happy, outgoing, and people-pleasing!

The Golden Doodle is a very healthy mixed breed actually! Most dogs won’t ever have serious health issues. However, we do need to let you know that, just like with any other breed, the Golden Doodle is prone to certain health conditions.

These include: Patellar Luxation, ear infections, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, Von Willebrand’s Disease, allergies.

You should also do research on these and their symptoms in order to be able to spot them on time.

This is one of the most popular crossbreeds for a reason! So why not learn more about the Goldendoodle.

Beagle Poodle Mix

poogle is a designer dog
Poogles also love attention. If you don’t shower them with attention, they will become sassy and little divas.

The Poogle is a sweet dog. They are always happy, no matter what. We can learn a lot from them. They are fun and playful and don’t take anything too seriously. Poogles are always looking for a game to play and will try to make you smile. You will have to play with them and keep them entertained. Otherwise, you might need new furniture.

Poogles also love attention. If you don’t shower them with attention, they will become sassy and little divas.

But, you’re also getting a loyal companion. A true friend who will always be there for you. And they expect the same from you. Poogles hate being left alone. So make sure someone is always around them.

Poogles can be of different sizes. Depending on how big the Poodle parent was. Was the poodle a regular size, a Moyen poodle, or a mini Poodle.

But, a general rule is that Poogles wil be around 11 and 15 inches tall, and weigh between 15 and 25 pounds.

Their coat is usually curly, but it can also be straight. They shed a lot less than a Beagle. But they aren’t really hypoallergenic like a purebred Poodle. If the Poogle has fur like their Beagle parent, then they need only one brushing a week. But, if they have curly fur like their Poodle parent then they need to be brushed every other day.

Poogles are healthy dogs with a life expectancy of 10 to 16 years. Generally speaking there are no major health issues you need to worry about.

In case we sparked your curiosity and left you wanting to know more — we have a full article on the Beagle Poodle Mix.

Corgi Poodle Cross

The Corgipoo is a mixture of a Pembroke-Welsh Corgi and a Miniature poodle, hence the cute name! With very short, strong legs and an incredible amount of energy, the Corgi Poodle mix is not for people who like to take things slow.

The Corgi poodle cross is a relatively new mixed breed. That’s why it’s so hard to predict how they will look and act like.

Corgipoo puppies could be more similar to either one of their parent breeds. So that’s why it’s so important to know both breeds: The Corgi and The Poodle. By taking a look at the parent breeds you can have an rough idea on how your pup will look like.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a lovely, loving and lively dog. They make fantastic family dogs, and love their family. On the other side of the cross, the poodle stands high and elegant.

They are very active themselves and make them very intelligent companions with a very proud appearance. Since both dogs have similar facets in their temperament, you can be sure that the Corgipoo is a very sociable, smart and active dog.

The Corgipoo can inherit health problems that prevail in both parent breeds. Therefore, it is important to know what genetic problems both the corgi and the poodle suffer from.

Degenerative myelopathy in dogs is a problem that can affect the corgi, a disease of the spinal cord that causes paralysis.

Corgi’s are also at risk from blood diseases such as Von Willebrand disease. One problem that can affect both the corgi and the poodle is progressive retinal atrophy. Another genetic disorder that can affect both dogs is hip joint dysplasia.

Want to learn more? Read our full article on the Corgi Poodle crossbreed.

Dachshund Poodle Mix

This unique mix can easily win its way into your heart with its fun-loving personality and petite size.
This unique mix can easily win its way into your heart with its fun-loving personality and petite size.

This unique mix can easily win its way into your heart with its fun-loving personality and petite size. This breed is perfect for families and singles alike. The Dachshund Poodle Mix is an affectionate and deeply devoted dog that embodies the best traits of both his parent dog breeds.

This is a relatively new designer dog and has been in existence for only 20 or 30 years. This one came the same as many other breeds in the 90s. With a soft and curly coat, the Dachshund Poodle mix is considered to be a hypoallergenic mixed breed. Which means they aren’t accepted by the American Kennel Club.

Sweet, short, and sassy, the Doxiepoo does well in an apartment or a large suburban house. This loyal and loving personality means that he’ll always be thrilled to see you when you come home. But, this dog is prone to separation anxiety.

These dogs are also pretty loud and love to bark. They can bark randomly and that could be a problem at night when everyone gets to sleep. Your neighbors won’t be too thrilled either.

Doxiepoo puppies from puppy mills can suffer from numerous health and behavioral disorders, including aggression, fear, internal parasites, and respiratory issues. Always ensure you’re buying your new dog from a professional breeder. Their average life expectancy is between 13 to 15 years.

The average cost of a Dachshund Poodle Mix is around $250. But, some Doxiepoo pups can cost as much as $2,000, depending upon their lineage.

Learn more about the Doxiepoo.

Chihuahua Poodle Cross

This loving puppy is the result of mixing a Chihuahua and a teacup Poodle. They are often called Chipoo or Poochi.

The Chihuahua Poodle mixture is a toy dog and was bred to be a cute and cuddly companion. Since they are so small, they are loose and small enough to fit into a variety of different houses and lifestyles.

They often look like a teacup of poodle only with a slightly longer body. The main incentive of these adorable little dogs is their playful, puppy-like nature, which lasts until their adult years. It’s like a puppy who never grows up!

Chipoos are surprisingly independent and resilient for such a small dog and much easier to maintain than other toy breeds.

Men stand between 9-15 inches tall and weigh between 10-20 pounds. Women stand between 7-12 inches and weigh between 7-17 pounds.

Both the Chihuahua and the poodle can be available in many different colors. As you can imagine, this mixture is no different.

The Chihuahua poodle mix is an excellent dog for families with older children (from the age of 10). Small children are often too loud and wild for these sensitive dogs to deal with. These delicate puppies can snap or bite when roughly treated.

With all the intelligence of a Poodle combined with the stubborn nature of a Chihuahua, training can be quite a task. Potty training can be especially hard.

Fortunately, these dogs learn very quickly if they are motivated to learn.

These mixtures usually live up to 15 years. However, a particularly healthy puppy can be 20 years old!

How much does a Chihuahua poodle mixture cost? Expect about 800 US dollars for one of these puppies.

Learn more about the Chihuahua Poodle mix.

German Shepherd Poodle Mix

German Shepherd Poodle Mix
German Shepherd Poodle Mix, also known as the Shepadoodle

Even though a mix of the GSD and Poodle sounds like pure chaos. It’s not. In fact, the Shepadoodle is a surprisingly amazing dog.

The Shepadoodle is a mix between the hardworking German Shepherd and the elegant Poodle. This designer dog was bred for work, but they have a gentle nature. So, they soon became companion dogs.

This is a medium to large size dog. Depending on the size of the Poodle. They can weigh between 50 and 125 pounds. So, they can get very heavy. And they are between 22 and 28 inches tall.

Their life expectancy is around 12 to 14 years and they are generally speaking healthy dogs.

Shepadoodles’ fur is usually a combination of black and brown. But, they can also come in tri-color black, brown, white, and can also be a single dark color. You can guess the color of the puppies based on the coat color of the parent Poodle.

It’s not easy to predict the nature of the Shepadoodle. But, generally speaking, the German Shepherd Poodle Mix is a very smart dog. But they also have a lot of energy. They learn very quickly. So, they will learn every trick or command you’re trying to teach them with ease.

Because they are large dogs, they need plenty of living space. So, if you live in a tiny apartment, they might not be for you. The Shepadoodle needs a big house with a big yard. Otherwise, your dog will feel trapped and become destructive.

Learn more about the Shepadoodle.

Great Pyrenees Poodle Cross

The Pyredoodle is a newer hybrid or designer dog breed. It’s a mixture of large Pyrenees and a standard poodle. As a companion dog, the Pyredoodle has a lot to offer to the right person or family!

The Pyredoodle was described as “the best of both worlds” of the Great Pyrenees Dog and the standard poodle dog.

The Pyredoodle is known as a loving, friendly and social puppy. Some people call pyredoodles the “nanny” of the dog world because of their protective and gentle nature. He loves to spend time with his family and the devotion towards their owners is unbelievable.

The Pyredoodle is a mixture of two very intelligent, independent and driven parent dogs. It will be very important to start socialization and training early, using only positive training methods and many rewards as motivation.

A full grown Pyredoodle dog weighs between 40 and 100 pounds and is between 10 and 32 inches tall!

You can’t control what type of coat your dog will inherit. It can either be the hypoallergenic coat of the poodle, or the high maintenance coat of a Pyrenees. Either way, you have to be prepared for both options.

Pyrenees Poodle mix dogs can inherit genetic health problems from one or both parent dogs. For this reason, it is important to check whether the parent dogs have been tested for all known health problems.

The most common health problems include: hip dysplasia, patella luxation, heart, thyroid, elbow dysplasia, hearing, eye problems and bleeding disorders.

Are there still some things that you would like to know about the Great Pyrenees Poodle mix? Lucky for you, we have a whole article about them.

Schnauzer Poodle Mix

schnoodle puppies
The Schnoodle is a smart, active, and adorable dog.

Because of their high intelligence and amiable nature, the Schnoodle is not only suitable as a lap dog or family dog, but is also a great therapy dog, guide dog, or rescue dog. A well-bred Schnoodle is a wonderfully loyal and intelligent dog companion. He will protect his family and loves to participate in family life.

The Schnauzer Poodle Mix is available in three sizes Giant, Standard, and Miniature, depending on which Poodle the Schnauzer was crossed with (and vice versa). Both parents are available in three sizes, so that different doodle dog sizes can come out. For example, Standard or Giant Schnoodle puppies are the result of breeding a King Poodle and a Giant Schnauzer.

Externally, Schnoodles can have the rough hair and strong body shape of the Schnauzer, the slim shape with curly fur of the poodle, or a combination of both properties. Because of how they look they are also called a Teddy Bear dog.

Schnoodles combine the characteristics of the Schnauzer and Poodle into a kind, intelligent, strong-willed four-legged friend with good vigilance. You can say that the Schnoodle is loyal as the Schnauzer and funny like the Poodle, so they make good pets.

Another character trait of this pup may be that he sometimes prefers one person in the family. Differences in the personality of this hybrid dog are also in the different sizes. Especially the larger ones can be stubborn and more dominant. They need clearer guidance than the smaller ones.

If your dog lives a healthy life with a balanced diet, then your Schnoodle should achieve an average lifespan between ten and fifteen years.

Still some unanswered questions? Learn more about the Poodle Schnauzer mix.

Pug Poodle Cross

Have you already heard about the Pugapoo? It’s a mix breed between the Pug and the Poodle, and they are just as interesting as they sound. This blend of genes gives the Pugapoo a unique appearance.

The Pug Poodle mix has a slightly elongated nose and floppy dropped ears. Their coat can range from smooth and silky to curly. Additionally, it could either be super short or longer that require regular trimming. The color of their coat can range from fawn with a black mask, to black, apricot, or even white.

The grooming of your Pugapoo will depend on the type of coat he inherits. The Pug and the Poodle are pretty much at opposite ends of the grooming spectrum.

When it comes to their frame — this could be quite a surprise. The Poodle and the Pug are pretty much polar opposites when it comes to the way their bodies are built. However, in most cases the Pugapoo is likely to be of a small frame with reasonably long legs and a slim to stocky body.

Talking about their health, crossbreeds tend to be more healthy than their purebred parents. That’s because they inherit the best genes from both breeds and the risk of diseases is lowered. However, there is still a small possibility that the Pugapoo could inherit a disease specific for any of his parent breeds.

The most common issues in the Pug Poodle Mix are diabetes mellitus, patellar luxation, and Addison’s diseases.

Learn more about the Poodle Pug mix.

Great Dane Poodle Mix

A beautiful great dane poodle mix walking on a leash
Great Dane Poodle mix are known as very intelligent, fun-loving dogs.

This is a crossbreed of the Standard Poodle and the Great Dane. At first sight, these may be big dogs, but their charming personalities and calm dispositions make them a pleasure to spend time around, even in tight quarters. Their personality is very simple. The Great Dane Poodle mix is confident and affectionate, and they can get along well in a wide variety of different environments.

You should know that the Great Danoodle or Great Danepoo puppies are fun-loving, easy-going, and eager to learn. But, they do not stay small for long. It’s important to know that these dogs can weigh between 75 and 150 pounds when they are fully grown!

Now, you are probably interested in the price of this dog? The requirements are the same and depending on things such as the puppy’s lineage, health, and quality of breeder, you can expect to pay anywhere between $500 and $3,000 for a Great Dane Poodle mix puppy.

Great Dane Poodle mix are known as very intelligent, fun-loving dogs that are eager to learn and that love to please their human companions. Just like their parent breeds! The fact is that these dogs respond well to training and display tempered obedience most of the time.

In the end, the Great Danoodle is generally a healthy dog, but there are a few conditions that they could be susceptible to. These health problems include hip dysplasia, heart and eye problems, and Addison’s disease.

Similar to other dogs, their life expectancy is between 8 and 12 years.

While you’re here, why not learn more about the Great Dane Poodle cross.

Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle Cross

The Bernedoodle is a cross between two purebred dogs, the gentle Bernese Mountain dog and the intelligent Poodle parent. These hybrids inherit the best features of both parents. The standard Bernedoodle is the result of a toy Poodle and the Bernese dog from the Swiss Alps. That’s why they are mostly small, tiny Bernedoodle dogs.

The Bernedoodle loves to play! If you have small children and don’t feel too confident in adopting a large dog — even the smallest pup couldn’t be sweeter and more gentle than the Bernese Mountain dog Poodle mix. They love to play with children, are unbelievably sweet towards them, and they will also protect small kids at all costs.

A Bernedoodle will usually share the same type of coat as the Poodle. This means that they don’t shed and their coat continuously grows. Despite this, your Bern doesn’t require too much attention, but it will require brushing once or twice a week.

You can expect to pay $2,000 or even more for a Bernese Mountain dog Poodle mix. Especially if you want a puppy with the tricolor pattern of a Bernese dog. These puppies are very desirable, and you should expect to pay premium.

They are highly intelligent, so make sure you start the training process early. Just like with any other highly intelligent dog breed, there is a chance that they will become stubborn if you don’t train them early on.

The Bernedoodle is a generally healthy crossbreed. However, just like with any other dog — there are certain health problems that these dogs are prone to.

These are hip and elbow dysplasia, dilated cardiomyopathy, Addison’s diseases, retinoblastoma and other.

Learn more about the Bernese Poodle mix.

Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mix

cockapoo puppies
The Cockapoo is a cross between the American Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle.

You probably heard of a Cockapoo, or a Cocker Poodle, didn’t you? It is one of the earliest breed hybrids on the planet. Just to mention that its full name is a Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix, as it is a mixture of those two popular dogs. Meanwhile in Australia, these gorgeous mutts are ‘Spoodles’!

Let’s quickly go through the Cockapoo types. Cocker Spaniels can be either an American or English Cocker Spaniel, while Poodles can come in three different sizes. This means that these differences can lead to a lot of subtle variation in the Cockapoo dog breed.

Also, another important note was that the American Cocker Spaniel was first recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1878. Since then they’ve grown in popularity to become the 29th most popular dog breed.

Be sure that the Cockapoos are very loving, loyal and energetic pets. They love to be active and enjoy walking, running and playing – same as other dogs.

If you didn’t know, just like their Poodle parents they also boast above-average intelligence. Also, Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix hybrid dogs display the characteristic gentleness of Cocker Spaniels.

Sadly, they are prone to some genetic diseases. But still less common than a purebred dog.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is a disease of both breeds, the Poodle and Cocker Spaniels. Unfortunately this means it sometimes makes the leap to their offspring.

You should know that the average lifespan of a Cockapoo adult is approximately 13.5 years. In the end, we know for certain that Miniature Poodles live on average 14 years. Whereas Cocker Spaniels live for 11.5 years.

We have a full article on the Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix.

Rottweiler Poodle Cross

Rottles are a crossbreed, so you never know what you will get. They can come in many colors, but the main colors of Rottles are brown, black, white, red, gray, and blue. Plenty of them, huh? Sometimes their coats could be solid, and sometimes they have a mix of colors. Sounds like a color lottery, isn’t it?

As the Rottle is a relatively new mixed breed, and there are few standards when it comes to size. As a mix between Rottweiler and Poodle parents, you can expect Rottles to be on the medium to large side. How about weight?

Most weigh in at 60 to 90 pounds and range in height from twelve to 27 inches at the shoulder. However, many can be smaller or larger than average. This is something that you can’t influence.

Due to their high intelligence, they can be a bit destructive if they get bored or don’t have anything to occupy them. So keep them busy. They can also grow protective of their favorite humans and may bark at unexpected guests. So you can feel safe anytime with them. If you want a watchdog who is also super snuggly with your family, the Rottle may be the perfect dog for you.

The Rottle breed is predisposed to some of the same conditions that the Rottweiler and Poodle also face. However, you should be aware of it and well informed. While most are generally healthy, some may be prone to a few health issues, which is why it is important to maintain good care and regular veterinary checkups.

In case you want to learn more about the Rottweiler Poodle mix, we have a separate article on them.

Poodle Pitbull Mix

pitbull poodle mix
This designer dog is very protective of its family. Especially children.

The Boodle is a designer dog that was created in hopes it would be easier to train than its parents. In theory, the Boodle has all the best qualities of a Pitbull and a Poodle.

But, in reality, it doesn’t always work that way. With a mixed breed, you don’t know what you’re getting. Your puppy can have more traits of the Standard Poodle or the Pitbull.

But, generally, this is how Boodles’ nature is described.

Boodles are intelligent dogs that learn quickly. They will master any trick or command you teach them. Pitbulls have the reputation of being aggressive. But it doesn’t have to be like that with the Boodle. If you socialize your dog from early on, you shouldn’t have any problems.

This designer dog is very protective of its family. Especially children. So if anyone attacks you, even jokingly, they will protect you.

The Pitbull Poodle Mix weighs between 40 and 70 pounds, and they are 18 to 24 inches tall. As already said, they are medium sized dogs with a dense, single coat. Not a double coat. Their coat comes in different colors.

Reputable breeders could charge you anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 for a Pit Boodle puppy. However, when buying a puppy you definitely shouldn’t be looking for a bargain.

The Pitbull Poodle mix is a healthy dog. But just like any mix they can have certain health issues. These include conditions such as: ear infections, heart disease, bloating, hip dysplasia.

This is a pretty unique crossbreed, right? Why then not learn more about the Poodle Pitbull crossbreed.

Labrador Poodle Cross

The Labradoodle is a hybrid dog breed. It emerged in Australia in the late 1980s. The first litter came from a crossover of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. The creator wanted to breed a guide dog that would be suited for people with allergies. Studies have since then found that these dogs have more Poodle than Labrador genes.

These pups usually have long legs, lean bodies and droppy-looking eyes. Their coat comes in many different textures and colors — from curly to shaggy, and from black to red, golden or even silver.

One very positive thing about this breed is that they usually don’t affect people with allergies. Thanks to their hypoallergenic coats, they are very popular amongst many people.

Generally speaking, labradoodles are very friendly and social dogs. However, they are also very energetic and can knock smaller people over when they are excited. That’s why it’s so important to train them properly.

They are great as guide and family dogs, however they aren’t the best choice for a watchdog.

Labradoodles are full of energy and are at their happiest while running or playing outside. That’s why daily long walks are needed. While they are very adaptable, a home with a big back yard would be ideal.

These dogs are highly intelligent and love to use their brain while exercising or training. Thats why playing fetch or agility training is perfect for them.

If your Labradoodle comes from a reliable breeder, they are usually healthy dogs with an average risk of illness.

The most common health issues for these canine breed are: Eye problems, hip and elbow dysplasia, skin allergies, epilepsy, bloating. The average life expectancy of a Labradoodle is about 12-14 years.

Learn more about the Labrador Poodle mix.

Boxer Poodle Mix

The Boxerdoodle relaxing in his yard
When people talk about their Boxerdoodles, the first thing that they say is how social and friendly they are.

Have you ever heard of the Boxerdoodle? If not, you have no idea what you are missing. This is a mixed breed dog — a cross between the Boxer and Poodle. They are known as very friendly, smart, and playful. These pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents.

We also feel the need to give you a heads up, due to different variations in size. Your Boxerdoodle could end up being anywhere from small to large. This will, of course, depend on his parents.

Based on the statistics, most weigh in at twelve to 70 pounds. They also range in height from ten to 25 inches. Female Boxerdoodles might be visibly smaller than their male counterparts, but that doesn’t have any influence on their lives.

There’s no color that this dog can’t have. Just when you see a Boxerdoodle, you’ll notice that they pretty much come in almost any color you could imagine–although shades of brown are usually the most common colors.

When people talk about their Boxerdoodles, the first thing that they say is how social and friendly they are. They will instantly become part of a family and their playful nature means that they love to be around activity, which is why they can form great bonds with kids.

In general, they are considered to be healthy dogs; although, the breed can be predisposed to some of the same conditions that the Boxer and Poodle face. These are the common health problems that Boxerdoodles suffer from: Cardiomyopathy, entropion, bloat.

If you have some unanswered questions left, read our full article on the Boxer Poodle mix.