All breeds of doodle puppies are fast becoming popular pets among Americans, especially for those with little children and for folks who suffer from allergies. Doodle dog breeds like Sheepadoodles and Bernedoodles are not only super affectionate and docile, they possess hypoallergenic fur, which makes them safe for any household, large or small.
Sheepadoodle puppies, in particular, have become so popular that all you need to do to get one is to Google “sheepadoodle puppies for sale near me,” and you should come up with various farms and pet stores that sell them. But be aware that their popularity is so strong that breeders and stores are often out of stock.
So then, what exactly is a sheepadoodle?
According to a new report, the playful, intelligent, fluffy, cute sheepadoodle puppy might make the perfect dog. The breed is “capturing the hearts of dog lovers” like crazy. No one can resist their cuteness since they’re like having a stuffed animal that’s alive for you to love and snuggle up with.
Technically, a sheepadoodle is considered by breeders as a “designer dog” that’s become a prevalent breed. The sheepadoodlehas become a favorite among pet store owners and dog breeders possessing acute trainability and intelligence and being super affectionate.
Defining a Sheepadoodle
Say the experts, sheepadoodles are a hybrid cross between an Old English Sheepdog (OES) and a poodle. Drawing the best from both gene pools has resulted in a wonderful pet.
Recently, it’s become increasingly popular among breeders to cross poodles with other dog breeds. This is because poodles shed very little, which makes them unlikely to trigger any allergies.
They also make terrific indoor pets for those living in the city and/or in an apartment.
How Big Will a Sheepadoodle Get?
According to professional breeders, the standard sheepadoodle can range from 50 to 85 pounds. But they can also be as small as 45 pounds or, on the opposite side of the spectrum, as big as 100 pounds.
The popular mini sheepadoodle, a cross between a standard OES and a miniature poodle, is said to create a smaller, equally loveable version of the dog. Mimi sheepadoodle puppies are so tiny you can practically fit them in your jacket pocket. They will range from 30 to around 50 pounds when they reach maturity.
The mini sheepadoodle is said to be more desirable for the elderly who don’t have the strength to deal with a bigger dog and for families with little children who don’t desire a large dog that sheds.
Speaking of Sheepadoodle Shedding
The sheepadoodleis a “minimally shedding dog.” Keep in mind that all dogs shed just like all humans lose a certain amount of hair on a daily basis. But even as a poodle, the sheepadoodle won’t shed much at all making it hypoallergenic. The sheepadoodle has genetically inherited the minimal shedding gene from the poodle.
Minimal shedding means they are the perfect pet for families with allergies. People who normally suffer allergic reactions to pet dander and who absolutely cannot be around cats will do much better with a sheepadoodle.
Keep in mind, however, that those who possess severe allergies might still realize an allergic reaction even to a sheepadoodle puppy. However, a person with average environmental allergies can avoid a reaction by making a sheepadoodle a part of their family.
Sheepadoodle Personality and Temperament
In a word, sheepadoddles are bred specifically not only for their cute cuddliness but also for their terrific temperament and loving personality. Both puppies and mature dogs possess a calm and relaxing demeanor which can prove a healthy sedative for adults after a long, hard day and for children of all ages who are suffering from anxieties.
Breeders agree that sheepadoodles are easy to train, obedient, and all too willing to please their human family members. This is said to make them the perfect four-legged addition to the family. They are social animals and therefore very much enjoy being around people all day and night. You can’t say that about cats who take pride in getting lost.
That said, it’s not recommended to deny a sheepadoodlehuman socialization for long periods. This will cause them undo stress and anxiety, which can lead to destructive behavior. In other words, if you are a single person who works a job with long hours five days a week, the sheepadoodle is not the right dog for you.