Poodle Mix

Poodle Mix

From the Boxerdoodle and Aussiedoodle to the Cockapoo and Pekepoo, the traditional poodle as you know it has been bred with countless breeds to come up with hybrid dogs. The standard poodle first originated in the 15th century in Western Europe. This descendant of the French Water Dog, the Barbet and Hungarian Water Hound, the word poodle comes from the German "Pudel," referring to its love of the water. The poodle was beloved for its intelligence and trainability. The 18th century saw the emergence of smaller poodles popular with the royals. There are three types of poodles today: toy, miniature and standard. They can be mixed with anything from Basset Hounds and Bichon Frises to Pomeranians and Beagles.

Standard poodles typically grow to 15 inches or more. Males weigh 45 to 70 pounds and females weigh 45 to 60 pounds. Of course, these sizes will depend heavily on the exact mix you have. This dog features a rounded skull, long muzzle, oval-shaped eyes, long and flat ears, high tail and arched toes, with a coat that is usually all one color such as a black, blue, white, brown or cream.

Personality

Proud, graceful and noble, the Poodle is cheerful and good natured. It's also easy to train. It needs plenty of exercise or it can get yappy and frustrated. Poodles need calm yet firm discipline to establish dominance. However, too hard discipline can scare the dog. Poodles generally like being with others and don't want to be left in a kennel. Friendly with strangers, Poodles are also great with kids and even other dogs. Poodles do well within small homes or apartments because they remain inactive when inside. They should get at least some exercise outside each day.

Breed Characteristics

Type:Mix
Function:Hunting
Origin:Europe
Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Group:Non-Sporting (Utility)
Life Span:13-18 Years
Nicknames:Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel, French Poodle mix
Hypoallergenic:Yes

Poodle Mix Build Information

Standard poodles typically grow to 15 inches or more. Males weigh 45 to 70 pounds and females weigh 45 to 60 pounds. Of course, these sizes will depend heavily on the exact mix you have. This dog features a rounded skull, long muzzle, oval-shaped eyes, long and flat ears, high tail and arched toes, with a coat that is usually all one color such as a black, blue, white, brown or cream.

Size:Medium
Length (Male):19-25 in.
Length (Female):18-20 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs
Litter Size:1 - 3 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:Docked

Behaviour and Personality

Proud, graceful and noble, the Poodle is cheerful and good natured. It's also easy to train. It needs plenty of exercise or it can get yappy and frustrated. Poodles need calm yet firm discipline to establish dominance. However, too hard discipline can scare the dog. Poodles generally like being with others and don't want to be left in a kennel. Friendly with strangers, Poodles are also great with kids and even other dogs. Poodles do well within small homes or apartments because they remain inactive when inside. They should get at least some exercise outside each day.

Activity Level:Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Easy
Barking:Moderate
Dominating or Submissive?:None
Energy Level:Active
Good to Other Pets:Friendly
Guardian Skills:No
Independant:No
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly

Appearance

Poodles need a lot of grooming, particularly if they will be shown. They also need frequent bathing and their nails should be trimmed every two months at least. Their ears can fall victim to wax, mites and infection, so be sure to check them regularly. Poodles in general do not shed. Their fur needs to be clipped short for maintenance. They make good pets for those with allergies because they don't shed.

Colors:Apricot, Black, Blue, Cream, Gray, Light Brown, Red, Silver, White
Shedding:None
Grooming:High Maintenance
Coat Type:Curly

Poodle Mix Common Health Conditions

Poodles are prone to genetic diseases such as runny eyes, cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy, blindness, allergies, skin conditions, hip dysplasia, Von Willebrand's Disease and bloat. Because poodles are prone to bloat, it's best to give your dog two to three small meals per day instead of one big one.

Poodle Mix Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Poodle mixes are frequently referred to a hybrid dogs, designer dogs, poos and poo mixes. Standard poodles in general are also known as Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel and French Poodle. The life expectancy of Poodles in general is 12 to 15 years. The exact life span will depend on the mix.

Training:Hard
Hunting Companion:No
Jolly for Jogging:Yes
Sighting Capabilities:No
Ideal for Tracking:Yes
Retrieving Skills:Yes
Pointing Breed:No
Herding Skills:No
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes
Security Guard Capable:No
Police Performer:No
Wet Water rescues:No
Assist Disable Owners:No
Dog Sledding:No
Able to Perform Dog Carting:No
Agile/Zippy:Yes
Fun with Lure Coursing:No
Obedient:Yes
Possible Schutzhund Work:No
Trainable for Tricks:Yes