Doodle dogs have become extremely popular over the last 15 years because they often times have a “teddy-bear” appearance. A doodle dogs is basically any dog that is a mix between a Poodle and another breed.
In addition to their cute appearance, doodle dogs possess some genetic traits from the Poodle that make them hypoallergenic and nonshedding. This means that if anyone in your family has pet allergies, a doodle dog won’t cause their allergies to flare up as much as a dog that sheds. In addition, because these dogs are mostly nonshedding, you won’t have to vacuum as much around the house and you won’t get dog hair on all your clothes.
With that being said, let’s explore the three most popular types of doodle dogs— the Goldendoodle, the Labradoodle, and the Bernedoodle. For more information about all doodles, visit We Love Doodles.
The Goldendoodle is by far the most popular doodle dog in the world. This hybrid dog is created from the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. People are obsessed with this type of dog because they have an extremely mild temperament, don’t typically shed a lot of hair, and have a wavy to curly coat which means they are mostly hypoallergenic.
The downside of the Goldendoodle is that since they don’t shed hair, you will have to regularly groom them or take them to the groomers. You’ll have to expect to give them a haircut every 6-12 weeks and you will have to brush them daily in order to prevent mats from forming on their fur. However, most people don’t mind grooming their dogs because it means that they don’t have to vacuum their house every day.
The Labradoodle is the second most popular doodle dog in the world and is a mix between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. The Labradoodle was also one of the first designer dogs ever created in the world. Back in the 1980s the Labradoodle was created by Wally Conron to be a guide dog for people that had pet allergies. The Labradoodle was a success as many of these dogs were able to become guide dogs due to their intellect and easy-going personality. Since the creation of the Labradoodle, there have been several different types of doodles that have been bred together to get similar results.
Labradoodles come in all shapes, sizes, and coat colors. The three most popular sizes of Labradoodle are mini (<30 pounds), medium (<45 pounds), and standard (> 45 pounds). They also come in several different coat colors ranging from cream to black. It’s often difficult to tell the exact doodle breed just based on appearance since they all look similar.
The Bernedoodle is a well-known designer dog that is a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. These are highly sought after dogs due to the multi-color coat, friendly personality, and larger size. A majority of doodle owners that want a tri-colored dog coat with white, brown, and black will end up getting a Bernedoodle. Bernedoodles are also great for people that want a larger dog that doesn’t require a ton of exercises like the Goldendoodle and Labradoodle.
Larger dogs tend to make people feel more secure. The standard Bernedoodle size is considered one of the larger designer dogs that are commonly bred together. Don’t let their potentially large size fool you though, these dogs are gentle giants!
Doodle dogs, or doodles, are arguably the most popular crossbred dog in the world over the last couple of years. If you’ve ever been to a dog park or seen a dog walking around your neighborhood, chances are they are a doodle. Despite their fluffy appearance and good genetic qualities, there are some downsides to these dogs, the biggest of which is grooming needs.
These dogs need to be regularly groomed and brushed. If they aren’t regularly groomed, they will form tangles and mats in their fur. You’ll need to shave your dog with clippers designed for thick and matted hair, which can extremely bothersome for your dog as mats pull your dog’s skin. Taking your dog to a professional groomer will be costly and you’ll need to budget additional money.
If you’re considering getting a doodle, make sure you have the means to care for them and are willing to groom them. It takes a lot of effort to groom a doodle, but it really helps to maintain their fluffy and nonshedding appearance. And trust me, they’re worth it!