Sheepadoodles

 

 

The Sheepadoodle is a crossbred dog resulting from the mating of two different pure breeds – the Old English Sheepdog and the Standard or Mini Poodle. Coat can be any shade of gray, grizzle, blue or blue merle with or without white markings.  The Sheepadoodle does not shed; you will however, find a little hair around your home from time to time.  Some owners prefer to keep their dogs clipped for easier maintenance; others, prefer to brush their dogs 2-3 times weekly, in order to maintain a healthy, wavy, beautiful coat.

The Sheepadoodle is acclimated to family living and has a wonderful temperament.  They are calm and gentle with children, intelligent and easy to train. They are known for being affectionate and playful.

 

  1. The Sheepadoodle’s life span is 12-15 years.
  2. Weight for a standard is 50-65 lbs (females) and 60-80 lbs (males).
  3. Height for a standard is approximately 24″ at the shoulder for females and 26″ at the shoulder for males. 
  4. Size for minis largely vary, depending on the parents.  Approximately 25-45 lbs is a good estimate.

 

Originally bred for driving and herding, the Old English Sheepdog does require a fair amount of exercise, so expect to give your Sheepadoodle room to roam and play. Without enough exercise, your dog may put on weight and may also vent their pent-up energy in ways you don’t like, such as barking, chewing and digging.

A designer breed is commonly called “Hybrid”, a term which is often misused.  Hybridization refers to the crossing of two completely different species as in the breeding of mules and generally render the offspring as infertile. Designer dogs are bred from “like” species and bred for specific reasons, of which the list is endless. Some of the more common reasons for the mixing of breeds are temperament, coat, color, size, personality, intelligence, health and agility. Genetically speaking, the cross-breeding of a dog results in a healthier combination of the two specific breeds that are mated. There is no guarantee that the health is 100% improved, but defects among the different breeds are typically a result of the combination of recessive and/or homozygous genes or alleles, that specific breeds harbor. F1, or first generation cross breeds are the ultimate when it comes to getting an even mixture of both breeds. We do also offer F1b Sheepadoodles, which are 3/4 poodle and 1/4 Old English Sheepdog.

 

Please submit pictures of your Rockadoodles Sheepadoodle to kellihewitt13@yahoo.com for possible use on our website!