Poodle breeds 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 mix breeds, there’s a lot of Poodle mixed breeds 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.
1. Cockapoo = Poodle + Cocker Spaniel
If you want a sweet small 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.
2. Maltipoo = Poodle + Maltese
One of the more attractive Poodle mix breeds to choose. This breed is the dog of choice for an individual or families that want 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.
3. Labradoodle = Poodle + Labrador
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 was the Labradoodle. This dog breed is affectionate, sociable and smart as well 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.
4. Goldendoodle = Poodle + Golden Retriever
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.
5. Schnoodle = Poodle + Schnauzer crossbreed
If you want a dog that is a lap dog and an excellent jogging companion the Schnoodle is the dog you’re looking. 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 has a tendency to hold blankets along with toys with its front paws like hands.
6. Peekapoo = Poodle + Pekingese
Along with the Cockapoo, this was one of the mixed Poodle breeds 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.
7. Yorkipoo = Poodle + Yorkshire Terrier
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.
8. Pomapoo = Poodle + Pomeranian
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.
9. Shihpoo = Poodle + Shih Tzu
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.
10. Chipoo = Poodle + Chihuahua
Like any other mixed Poodle breeds, 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.
11. Poochon = Poodle + Bichon Frise
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.
12. Doxiepoo = Poodle + Dachshund
Surprisingly the dog has other names like Dachshunddoodle, Doxiedoodle, and Dachshundpoo. However, the name Doxiepoo is the name preferred by dog lovers since it pronunciation is shorter. Most mixed Poodle breeds 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 a dog that is intelligent 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.
13. Bernedoodle = Poodle + Bernese Mountain Dog
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.
14. Bassetoodle = Poodle + Basset Hound
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.
15. Boxerdoodle = Poodle + Boxer
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 smart 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 is a Boxerdoodle that is obedient and fun.
16. Bossi-Poo = Poodle + Boston Terrier
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 diminutive 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.
17. Cavapoos = Poodle + Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavapoo is another of those mixed Poodle breeds 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.
18. Lhasa Poo = Poodle + Lhasa Apso
This dog is another good choice for those who want a lap dog with a 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 its owner 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.
19. Eskapoo = Poodle + American Eskimo
Crossbreeding Poodles with other dogs produces cute Poodle crossbreeds 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 on a daily basis. 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. Jack-A-Poo = Poodle + Jack Russell Terrier
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 past is that you don’t need to keep repeating your instructions. As a watchdog the Jack-A-Poo is not good at that job so don’t expect it to bark and warn you.
So many mixed Poodle breeds to choose from and all you need is one. It’s true that these breeds 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.