The Poodle is one of the world’s most intelligent dog breeds and it is therefore no surprise that breeders are in the habit of creatively utilizing its genes in a wide variety of mixed breeds.

In this post, we’ll review eleven of the top Poodle mixes and their unique characteristics and quirky eccentricities. So, let’s get started then shall we?

#1: Yorkipoo

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The Yorkipoo breed is the result of the mix of a Miniature Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier and is thought to have first been bred in the United States.

While you will get an adorable dog, he does need a lot of attention and training at an early age to prevent excessive barking that can be a tendency with this breed. This is due to the effect of the Yorkshire terrier parentage.

Yorkipoos are very social and active dogs that get along well with both their families and with other small breeds.

This breed can thrive in many different environments from the cities to the suburbs as it is quite adaptable by nature.

#2: Goldendoodle

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The Goldendoodle is a very popular breed and it comes from the mix of a Poodle with a Golden Retriever.

Depending on the parents, the Goldendoodle may be very light white or dark golden brown. And the same happens with their size so, the average weight can vary between 10 to 80 pounds.

Since Goldendoodles don’t shed much, they do require regular grooming and shaving and you should also consider bi-weekly baths.

Featuring a high impact nature and high energy, Goldendoodles do need a lot of space to play and run.

#3: Cavapoo

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The Cavapoo breed comes from the combination of a Poodle with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are a small breed and don’t weight more than 25 pounds.

Cavapoo can feature different colors depending on the parents but when it comes to size, in most cases, it should have the same size as the Spaniel.

The long legs and snout, as well as the long and silky hair of the Cavapoo make it quite a distinctive looking breed.

Cavapoos are also known as Cavadoodles or Cavoodles and are actually one of Australia’s most popular dog breeds.

Cavapoos simply love attention and coupled with the fact that they are quite gentle by nature, they do make wonderful family pets.

#4: Labradoodle

Another popular breed is the Labradoodle which is a mix of a Poodle with a Labrador.

The Labradoodle comes in even more colors than the Goldendoodle from white to black and chocolate, among others. Both the fur colors and sizes vary deeply.

Most Labradoodle dogs tend to have very short and tight curls. So, you will need to bathe them more often.

The Labradoodle tend to be obedient and have a willingness to please. However, they easily get over-excited and therefore care should be exercised if you do have small children around.

#5: Sheepadoodle

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5 month old Sheepadoodle

The Sheepadoodle is not a very popular breed. Still, it is the result of the mix of a Poodle with an Old English Sheepdog. 

While the Old English Sheepdog may be hard to have as a family pet, the mix with the Poodle makes it perfect. Covered with long and thick fur, grooming, shaving, brushing, and washing are a must.

The Sheepadoodle tends to be a larger breed dog and they usually to grow up pretty fast.

While they can be friendly with kids and other dogs, they should be trained. Besides this, it’s important to note that Sheepadoodles need a lot of space.

#6: Pomapoo

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The Pomapoo is a mix between the Toy Poodle and the Pomeranian. So, if you are looking for a small breed, this may be it. After all, the Pomapoo never hits more than 10 to 12 pounds.

Pomapoos require frequent maintenance since they shed. So, you will need to brush their undercoat frequently.

Since the Pomapoo is a small breed, you can have one in an apartment as long as the dog has something to play with and can be stimulated.

Funnily enough, these little guys also go by the names of Pomeroodle, Pooranian or Pompoo!

#7: Saint Berdoodle

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When you mix a Poodle with a Saint Bernard, then you will get a the lovely Saint Berdoodle. The Saint Berdoodle can get the intelligence of the Poodle and the loyalty of the Saint Bernard which is really quite the combination!

Saint Berdoodles tend to be quite big and some can get over 100 pounds. They usually have thick and curly fur which require a lot of grooming so if you’re thinking about getting one be prepared for this.

These dogs tend to be very affectionate and they love to please.

Saint Berdoodles love colder climates and consequently will have more energy during the winter.

#8: ShihPoo

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The ShihPoo is the result of a mix between a Toy or miniature Poodle and a Shih Tzu. Since the coating differs from dog to dog, grooming also varies.

One of the things that is important to keep in mind is that the ShihPoo breed absolutely loves to bark. Day and night this little guy can go on and therefore for everyone’s sanity training should begin as early as possible.

They are also very fun loving dogs and will easily enjoy playing with toys for hours on end.

These dogs are also known as Shoodles or Shi Doodles.

#9: Whoodle

The Whoodle is the result of the mix between a Poodle and a Wheaton Terrier. This produces a fantastic personality mix with the smarts of a Poodle and the friendliness of a Wheaton Terrier.

The Whoodle weighs anywhere between 20 and 45 lbs with soft hair that doesn’t shed a lot. They will need to be groomed quite regularly though.

Whoodles are quite energetic and need a lot of exercise. In terms of temperament, they are highly sociable and gentle creatures and as a result are great for those with kids.

#10: Schnoodle

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The Schnoodle breed is produced from the mix between a Poodle and a Schnauzer. However, they take a couple of generations to be perfected especially in terms of the fur.

Schnoodles come in two sizes namely miniature and standard with minis coming in between 10 – 20 lbs and the standard size weighing anywhere between 30-60 lbs.

Their coats are soft and they also tend to shed very little. Usually, they also come in single color varieties.

Schnoodles are incredibly active and need a lot of engagement and playtime every day. So, they will be happier living in a home with a sizeable backyard to run about and hunt.

#11: Bernedoodle

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Of course, this list just would not be complete without the ever lovable Bernedoodle. Bernedoodles are produced from the cross between a Bernese Mountain dog and a Poodle.

These dogs tend to be quite goofy, loyal and depending on the exact mixture of genes and thus coat type, can also be hypoallergenic.

It is quite a new designer dog breed which has actually only been in existence since the start of the 21st century.

These dogs tend to be quite good with kids and are therefore recommended for families.

Final Thoughts

That’s a wrap on this post. Hope you guys enjoyed it and be sure to mention in the comments below which Poodle mix you gravitate to the most.

Khufrah Lessey
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