It’s no secret that Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are quickly becoming a favorite breed for dog lovers everywhere. But, it doesn’t stop at Goldendoodles and Labradoodles. Breeders everywhere are experimenting with poodle-crosses in an effort to create the “perfect dog.” There are so many different breeds that have been crossed with Poodles that the “doodle list” is almost endless. Here are a few of our favorite unique doodles:
This doodle is a poodle mixed with a friend from down-under; the Australian Shepard. As a highly intelligent working dog, the Australian Shepard makes this Doodle breed just as smart and active than the standard Goldendoodle or Labradoodle.
One of the original doodle breeds, Schnoodles are a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. These are “small” dogs weighing around ten pounds and standing less than a foot tall. They have adorable teddy-bear features that melt hearts of Schnoodle owners everywhere.
The Bernerdoodle is a cross between a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog. The Bernese were originally bred as an all purpose farm dog, making them big and strong. The Bernerdoodle possesses the size and lovable personality of a Bernese, but with the non-shedding coat of the Poodle.
This friendly giant is a mix between a Saint Bernard and a Poodle. Even bigger and stronger than a Bernese Mountain Dog, Saint Bernards are beloved for their lazy personality, but reviled for their drool and shedding. The Saint Berdoodle gives owners the best of both worlds. This doodle breed is ideal for owners who don’t have the time or patience to cater to their Goldendoodle or Labradoodle’s highly active personality.
Great Doodle/ Great Danoodle
Another larger bred doodle is a Great Dane mixed with Poodle. This is one of the newest and rarest Doodle breeds. The idea behind the Great Danoodle is to breed the perfect “large dog,” who doesn’t shed, is friendly, and most importantly — lazy.