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25 Poodle Mixes – The Adorable Doodle Cross breeds

Poodles are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. Aside from the Standard, Miniature, and Toy Poodles, other kinds are sure to catch your eye and your love. If you’re the type who likes Poodle mixes. There are a lot of doodle crossbreeds that you can find. To get a mixed Poodle dog, you have to know which Poodle crossbreeds you can choose. Here is a list of cute poodle mix breeds to make your choice easier.

Poodle Crossbreed List

1. Maltipoo

Maltese x Poodle

One of the more attractive Poodle mix breeds to choose from. This breed is the dog of choice for an individual or family that wants a dog pet that can fit right in their homes. The Maltipoo is very attractive due to its charming persona, and it can be a very active dog. Because of its loving and fun-loving nature, grown-ups, as well as kids and elderly, will love this adorable dog.

2. Labradoodle

Labrador x Poodle

The dog’s original purpose was to be a guide dog that has a hypoallergenic trait. The breeders who originally bred this Poodle crossbreeds were members of the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia. The result of such a cross-breeding as the Labradoodle. This dog breed is affectionate, friendly, and smart, as well as possessing the expertise of being a guide dog. These traits and role of the dog are the reason why the Labradoodle’s popularity is high.

3. Yorkipoo

Pekingese x Poodle

This dog is the kind of dog that enjoys physical activities such as obedience and agility competitions. The Yorkipoo is good at performing tricks for the benefit of its owner and visitors. Possessing boundless love and energy the Yorkipoo with its low-dander, the low-shedding coat is the ideal lap dog for people of all ages. Like other mixed Poodle breeds, the Yorkipoo excels at training, but be sure to use positive reinforcement on the dog and avoid any harsh methods of training it.

4. Shihpoo

Shih Tzu x Poodle

Whether your home is in the suburbs with a big backyard or a small apartment, the Shihpoo will fit it in all of them. This delightful, fun-loving dog likes to play with its family or run around the home as a means of exercise. Though the dog can be stubborn, it has the gift of cheering up people, especially those who are sad. Despite having a Shih Tzu in its parentage, the Shihpoo’s hair is moderately long.


5. Chipoo

Chihuahua x Poodle

Like any other poodle mixes, the Chipoo is not a pure-bred dog. While the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize the dog breed, other groups like the American Canine Hybrid Club, the International Designer Canine Registry, and the Designer Dogs Kennel Club gives the breed recognition. You can expect the Chipoo to have an independent, possessive, and stubborn. Training will tone down these traits, though it will be a challenging one.


6. Poochon

Bichon Frise x Poodle

A small outgoing, healthy dog that gets along with kids and has a coat that does not shed is the goal of dog breeders. Thanks to the efforts of Melbourne’s Chevromist Kennels during the 1990s, the Poochon was produced. Unlike other Poodle breeds, the Poochon’s hair does not shed, though some grooming and trimming are necessary. Households with children or other pets are no hindrance to the dog. The cute and lovable Poochon requires half an hour or more of exercise daily to keep it healthy.

7. Doxiepoo

Dachshund x Poodle

Surprisingly the dog has other names like Dachshunddoodle, Doxiedoodle, and Dachshundpoo. However, the name Doxiepoo is the name preferred by dog lovers since its pronunciation is shorter. Most doodle crossbreeds inherit 50/50 of their parents’ traits and characteristics. The Doxiepoo is one of those dogs that take more traits and characteristics from one parent. If the dog is mostly Poodle, it possesses a hypoallergenic coat and is an intelligent dog, making its training easier. On the other hand, if the dog takes more from its Dachshund parent, the fur it possesses is short, making grooming an easy task. Additionally, its frame is lower and longer.

8. Bernedoodle

Bernese Mountain Dog x Poodle

This dog breed is new, unlike other Poodle crossbreeds. Crossing these two dogs always has a thing, but Sherry Rupke of Swiss Ridge Kennels is the first breeder who intentionally bred the two dog breeds. As a result, we have a dog that is headstrong yet intelligent, playful, affectionate, and energetic. The Bernedoodle is suitable for singles, seniors, and families.

9. Bassetoodle

Basset Hound x Poodle

Without a doubt, the Bassetoodle is a cute, fun, yet curious dog. Because of its innate curiosity, the dog may often wander off on its own. So when taking the Bassetoodle out for a walk, be sure to supervise its activities and try leashing it for additional control. The dog likes to overeat, and as a result, it will gain excess weight as well as becoming obese. Just adjust the exact amount of food it needs for nourishment. To further balance the dog’s weight, try giving it exercises aside from walks.

10. Boxerdoodle

Boxer x Poodle

Some dogs are not very receptive to harsh methods when it comes to training. The Boxerdoodle is one of these dogs. Boxedoodles are intelligent and smartly makes training them easy. However, the dog is sensitive, so being harsh is not a good thing. The best way to make the dog respond to training is to use rewards and treats for doing something right. However, do not be too lenient to your pet. Be consistent, firm, and fair in your dog training. Balance your training regime with discipline and kindness. The results are a Boxerdoodle that is obedient and fun.

11. Bossi-Poo

Boston Terrier x Poodle

Poodle mix breeds are happy, affectionate, friendly, gentle, social, and loyal dogs. The lovable Bossi-poo has all of these traits. Due to their mixed parentage, the Bossi-Poo’s coat is either short, like a Boston Terrier or tight and curly like a Poodle. If you’re living in an area with cold weather, be sure to cover your Bossi-Poo to keep it warm. Be aware that the dog’s tiny size renders it fragile to being hurt accidentally. Make sure that your Bossi-Poo plays with kids safely, and some supervision on your part is a must.

12. Cavapoo

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Poodle

The Cavapoo is another of those poodle mixes that appeared during the 1950s in America. The most noticeable distinctive feature of the dog is its long ears. The dog’s soft coat resembles that of a Poodle though some have the Cavalier’s long, silky, and wavy coat. Cavapoos are loyal, friendly dogs that are social and playful. They fit right in with just about anyone, though children playing with the dog will need supervision to prevent unintentional harm.

13. Lhasa Poo

Lhasa Apso x Poodle

This dog is another good choice for those who want a lap dog with minimal shedding hair. Lhasa Poos are affectionate and smart dogs. You can see that the Lhasa Poo carries itself with pride and dignity. Love and attention are what the dogs seek from their owners and families. If you have other pets, the Lhasa Poo will have no problem with them. With the proper socialization training, the dog will get along with children provided that they don’t hurt it.

14. Cockapoo

Cocker Spaniel x Poodle

If you want a small sweet dog that is funny and likes to clown around, the Cockapoo is that dog for you. Cockapoos were some of the first designer dogs in the 1960s when Poodle dog breeders were cross-breeding Poodle breeds with other dog breeds. A Cockapoo is a lap dog, so expect this breed to be intelligent, easily trainable, and affectionate. So a dog of its size, it is agile, and it is superb at its role being a therapy dog.

15. Goldendoodle

Golden Retriever x Poodle

This dog is another good example of Poodle breeds that are designer dogs by breeding. Depending on its parents, the dog is either small or large. This dog was bred to be a large-size dog pet alternative to the Cockapoo. Judging from its popularity, the breeders succeeded in their purpose. The Goldendoodle is not just a pet. It can also be a sniffer dog, guide dog, service dog, or therapy dog.

16. Schnoodle

Schnauzer x Poodle

If you want a dog that is a lap dog and an excellent jogging companion, the Schnoodle is the dog you’re looking for. From its Schnauzer parent side, the dog is very sturdy, unlike some lap dogs. Loyal, fun, smart, and affectionate, the dog tends to be independent and stubborn sometimes. The coat of the Schnoodle requires some maintenance like trimming and grooming. Expect the dog to be an avid digger, and it tends to hold blankets along with toys with its front paws like hands.

17. Peekapoo

Pekingese x Poodle

Along with the Cockapoo, this was one of the poodle crossbreeds that during the 1950s and 60s. However, the Peekapoo has not been given much attention like the Cockapoo, but for the last five decades, the breed has gotten enough notice. It is not an uncommon thing for a small mixed dog breed to excel in being a watchdog, but the Peekapoo does that job. If the dog sees a person it thinks is suspicious, it will bark loudly.

18. Pomapoo

Pomeranian x Poodle

Pinpointing the exact origins of some poodle mix breeds is futile at best. Nobody knows of the Pomapoo origins, but what is certain is that the dog is friendly, intelligent, and affectionate. Some Pomapoos are eager to meet other people while some are a bit reserved. These traits may be due to the socialization training it went through. This dog is highly adaptable to the lifestyle of its owner and daily walks, as well as playtime keep it in shape.


19. Eskapoo

American Eskimo x Poodle

Crossbreeding Poodles with other dogs produces cute mix-breed like the Eskapoo. Though small, the Eskapoo is a sturdy dog with a short-muzzled round head and a broad chest. The coat of the dog has a soft curly top with a dense undercoat that resembles that of a Poodle. Due to the nature of the dog’s coat, it will need brushing daily. The dog possesses many traits that endear it to its owner. However, the Eskapoo is a loud barker, so be mindful of this habit when you have neighbors living close to you in their houses or apartment rooms.

20. Aussiedoodle

Australian Shepherd Poodle Mix
Australian Shepherd x Poodle

This adorable companion dog is a brilliant, affectionate, and friendly pet. They are usually medium-sized canines that have a slim and powerful body. They have a curly coat that is soft to touch. More so, they come in various colors and patterns, making them unique from one another. The Australian Shepherd and the Poodles are both intelligent breeds; thus, their cross offsprings are even smarter. The Aussiedoodles have a great perception, very friendly, and have a happy temperament. Likewise, families with kids will love having them around as they are energetic, playful, and devoted pets. Additionally, these dogs love being with their people and need to live indoors; thus, they must not outdoors.

21. Pugapoo

Pug + Poodle (Pugapoo)
Pug x Poodle

The Pugapoo is another popularly adorable mixed breed that resulted in the cross of a Pug and a Poodle. They are small to medium-sized pets with different types of fur. Depending on which qualities they inherited the most, they can have the Poodle’s curly coat or the Pug’s straight hair. Also known as Pugpoo, Pugoodle, and Pugadoodle, this breed is always enthusiastic and eager to please. Likewise, they make great family pets who loves constant attention. They are also suitable for people with allergies, and they are adorable to have around. More so, they will enjoy walks, sports activities, and indoor playtime with the family.

22. Irish Doodle

irish Poode Crossbreed
Irish Setter x Poodle

Pet owners may find that they have a one of a kind, too-good-to-be-true type of dog in their Irish Doodles. This poodle mix breed has adorable looks and loveable characteristics. You’ll find them to be super cute, medium-sized, light-hearted, and very friendly. If you want a pet that does not shed a lot and will get along well with kids and other pets, this mix from the Irish Setter and Poodle is one excellent option for you. They are rising in popularity because of their loyalty, social attitudes, and intelligence. More so, if you live in an apartment, these dogs rarely bark, so they are also very suitable for you.

23. Bordoodle

Big Bordoodle
Border Collie x Poodle

Bordoodles are increasing in popularity because of their adorable looks and characteristics. They are considered a designer breed that is a cross between a Border Collie and a Poodle. These dogs are the perfect companion pets as they are friendly, active, and brilliant. Their physical attributes can favor the looks of any of their parents; thus, you can find Bordoodles with curly fur or a double coat. Their size can range from 30 to 60 pounds, and they can be balls of energy that your kids will surely love to play with. If you want an affectionate canine that is also protective and intelligent, this breed can be your best friend for life!

24. Sheepadoodle

Sheepadoodles Standing wants to play
English Sheepdog x Poodle

The Sheepadoodle is an intelligent hybrid of two great dog breeds – the Old English SheepDog and the Poodle. They are easy to train and are exceptionally friendly with kids. Typically, these dogs come in black, black with white, red, and white colors. They are likely to be trained to become watchdogs, but they are also serving as Therapy dogs and companions. Sheepadoodle is also great family pets and companions. They are mostly calm, gentle, and smart; thus, they are highly trainable. If you want a pet that is great with kids and reliable guard dog, this hybrid is the perfect choice for you.

25. Jack-A-Poo

Jack Russell terrier x Poodle

if you want a lap dog that is active and intelligent, the Jack-A-Poo is all of that. The Jack-A-Poo, like some mixed Poodle breeds, needs exercises to keep it fit and healthy. A walk in the park is the right place to do exercise as well as play. The intelligent of the dog allows for easy training. It will heed any commands you give, and the best part is that you don’t need to keep repeating your instructions. As a watchdog, the jackadoodle is not good at that job, so don’t expect it to bark and warn you.

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Wrap Up

So many poodle mixes to choose from, and all you need is one. These breeds indeed have the usual health problems, but don’t let it discourage you. These problems are treatable and can be prevented with proper care. Ultimately the mixed breed Poodle that you are going to choose depends on your personal preferences and current situation. Just remember to give your adorable pet the love and care that it needs.

49 thoughts on “25 Poodle Mixes – The Adorable Doodle Cross breeds”

  1. We have a Lhasa apso, 2 brother Lhasa toypoos and a Siberian Husky. We love our fur faces. We also had 2 peekaboos but went with the angels

    1. I lost my toy poodle at 16 years. I’m looking into a. Peekapoo, and was wondering the health and lovable nature, if you can tell your experience with yours. We can not seem to get past our toy poodle personality he was our baby. I’m also sorry for your loss of your babies. Thank you Debbie

      1. Catherine Brown Entler

        Hi! Although it’s been many years I had a peekapoo back in the 80’s, Chester. He was such a cute puppy! I never got bigger then 20 lbs. He was a sweet mellow fellow that just wanted to be loved. <3 Good Luck

    1. I agree Karen!! So many dogs in shelters that need good homes-no sense in paying for “glorified mutts”!!

    2. I so agree I used to breed toy miniature and standard poodles some 30 years ago and we were proud of our careful breeding. Now there are so many mixes the breed is being ruined, other breeds have faults and people are mixing so making the problems worse especially if both breeds carry the bad genes.
      they are a beautiful breed so why are people messing with them.
      Also they are charging more for the mixed breeds than the pedigree poodles, which is crazy. Here the Kennel Club will not register the mixed colours either, Only solid Black, White, Silver, Chocolate, Apricot are accepted colours any other cant be shown or registered. Yet people are putting fancy names like harliquins, pied, phantoms and charging more for them.
      Leave the beautiful breed as it should be.

    3. I can’t believe people pay money for these glorified mutts, they’re so many better ways to go about getting a dog. So many reputable breeders out there and not backyard breeders that create dogs like this. Support breeders that want to better breeds and not create a designer dog that will never be considered a breed. Of course rescuing is always an amazing thing to do as well!

          1. Yea, I am thinking about the complete hypocrisy behind those who are being nothing but negative on here…you clearly went through the entirety of this webpage and didn’t close the window with “disgust over these mutts”. Instead, you are the type of miserable women who eat the entire meal at the restaurant only to declare it wasn’t “good enough” and you suddenly want your money back. Not to mention the glaring jealousy that jumps from the page as these total nutters did when they realized they couldn’t afford one.

  2. Beware! It is the invasion of the poodles. To find out what this really means, watch the movie “Planet of the Apes” to see where it’s all going. The poodles are coming, the poodles are coming.!!!

  3. Is there anyone who might be interested in adopting a cockapoo (3 years old, male, about 50 lbs)? My mother is looking to find a new home for her cockapoo since she can no longer take care of him as she recently fell and now needs to have knee surgery to replace both her knees. Please contact me if you know of anyone who might be looking and able to adopt a big cockapoo. Thank you.

    1. I would be interested in adopting a Cockapoo. I had one a long time ago and he was the nicest dog you could imagine. We have a large property and we have now retired and would like a dog to play with

  4. Loving couple in search of number 2, 7, or 8 puppy that is house trained. Brown or tan color. Small to tea cup size, under 10 pounds when fully grown. Live between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC.

  5. looking for a doodle to adopt in the 25-40 lb range to join our family of adults and a 4 yr old 70 lb golden doodle. This funny and precious dog is lonely for a buddy since we lost her much older doodle companion. Good home with large fenced yard, warm Florida weather and lots of love for another dog.

  6. Bernedoodle is the best one. Despite the fact that it is one of the most recent Poodle crosses, Sherry Rupke has done really well with it.

  7. I have a pure bread miniature poodle who is as adorable as any of the cute “oddle” mixes. With mixes you have to worry about shedding, just because a dog is half poodle does not mean it won’t shed. Please give the poodle breed a chance. They’re loving, fun and a great companion and family pet.

  8. I have an Airedoodle
    He is a Airedale/standard mix and we absolutely adore him. He looks similar to irish wolfhound only solid black in color and a bit smaller at this point. He should be about 65-70 lbs fully grown. He is only just 6 months now and is already a BIG BOY ( maybe about 40lbs by now)
    I cwn’t believe they are not more popular.
    I don’t think there is anything wrong with wanting a mix breed dog. The beat dog I ever owned was a Rottie / coonhound mix and we miss him dearly. The reason we got our Airedoodle was due to my daughter’s allergies and asthma. I was aware when purchasing that there is no.100% guarentee what the dogs coat would be like. Generally, Airedales shed very very minimal and poodles are also considered non shedding. Our pup is definitely one that needs groomed. His beard and above his eyea can get out of hand but generly I brush him everyday and do not see more hair on the brush than a very small handful. He doesn’t shed all over thw house and when I bathe him indoors we see about 4 stray hairs in the tub. Not bad at all!
    His temperment is more that of a poodle. He is very smart and eager to please but his downfall is seperation axiety. This dog has been here 3 weeks and will not, will not, will not leave my side…I can barely walk lol. He seems very people and dog friendly but unlike Airedales, he is not particularly found of small children. Note he is still a puppy in a new home. He does not take to my overbearring 6 yr old quite as much as my 10 yr old. He seems possessive of his toys and food at times ( only when 6 yr old is around) which we are still working on .
    He is very easy to train. Obediant. But the biggest surpise is how calm he is 90% of the time. He has spurrs of energy twice a day but he is NOT a hyper or.bark crazy dog. He also does not chew anything other than his toys. All and all, very pleased. He is a great dog and I would recommend the mix to others.

  9. We have a Schnoodle. Schnauzer/Poodle mix. She doesn’t shed at all!! She is extremely smart, loving & loyal. No aggression & is a great therapy dog. She somehow knows when someone in the house is getting sick before they do. She will stay by that person in particular. It lets me know when my children are getting sick before they show any signs of it. I also have fibromyalgia & she seems to know when it is worse & watches over me. My husband has heart problems & diabetes & she slept by him before & after during recovery of a double bypass surgery until he was able to move around normal again. No one could ever have a more fun, loving, faithful, & funny dog than our Schnoodle, Gypsy.

  10. Lovely article! I am researching poodle crosses for my next dog.
    I grew up with a poodle terrier. She was a loving and gentle dog. We couldn’t have asked for a sweeter, well behaved companion. 🙂

  11. I love Bernedoodles. This poodle mix has the best qualities of the large and very energetic Bernese Mountain Dog and the non-shedding poodle.

    And it’s a great dog for the whole family

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