Why is the Poodle cross-bred so much?
Poodles are hypoallergenic (compared to other breeds) non-shedding dogs. They are smart and trainable. Poodles are available in all sizes (standard, miniature and toy). These characteristics make the Poodle an ideal breed to cross with other breeds for making desirable non-shedding designer dogs in all sizes.
Some famous Poodle hybrids:
Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Cockapoo, Maltipoo, Schnoodle, Yorkipoo are famous designer dogs with one parent as a poodle. In this article, we shall explore some lesser known Poodle designer dog breeds.
Lesser known Poodle hybrids:
What is a Bordoodle?
A Bordoodle is a cross of a Border Collie and Poodle. Adding Poodle to a Border Collie greatly reduces or even eliminates shedding. The Border Collie – Poodle cross is a great choice for people who fancy the attributes and intelligence of a Border Collie and want a non-shedding coat.
What is a Pyredoodle?
The Pyredoodle is a large cross breed known for being affectionate and intelligent. It is the cross of the Great Pyrenees and Poodle. The most common colors for Pyredoodles are apricot, black, brindle, brown, gray, silver, and white.
What is an Irish Doodle?
An Irish Doodle is the cross between an Irish Setter and a Poodle. The direct cross of an Irish Setter and a Standard Poodle is referred to as a First Generation F1 Irish Doodle. An F1B Irish Doodle is the result of a First Generation F1 mixed with (or crossed Back to) a Poodle.
What is a Cadoodle?
The Cadoodle is a large cross breed Poodle known for being affectionate, alert, intelligent, loyal, playful, protective, and social. It is the cross of the Collie and Poodle. The most common colors for Cadoodles are black, blue, and white.
What is an Eskipoo?
The Eskipoo is a designer breed created by crossing the American Eskimo and Poodle. These sturdily built dogs are small-sized having a round head, well-set eyes (sometimes blue), floppy ears, short black muzzle, and dense coat.
What is a Papi-poo?
The Papi-poo is a small cross breed known for being energetic, friendly, and social. It is the cross of the Papillon and Poodle. The most common colors for Papi-poos are black and white.