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.
- The Sheepadoodle’s life span is 12-15 years.
- Weight for a standard is 50-65 lbs (females) and 60-80 lbs (males).
- Height for a standard is approximately 24″ at the shoulder for females and 26″ at the shoulder for males.
- 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.
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