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Table of Contents:
- All About the Poodle
- Popular Poodle Mixes
- All About the Affenpoo
- All About the Eskipoo
- All About the Poogle
- All About the Broodle Griffon
All About the Poodle
Poodles are beautiful dogs with an elegant appearance and signature curly hair. They typically come in three sizes, so they’re perfect for any living space. Poodles are also highly intelligent dogs, and they don’t shed very much.
For centuries, the Poodle has been one of the most popular breeds in the world and a symbol of elegance and opulent luxury. The Poodle is associated with France, but many countries have laid claim to the breed. Available in three different sizes and many different colors, there is a Poodle for every taste.
They’re known as pleasant dogs that love constant company, preferably from humans, as opposed to other dogs. Their devotion to being a companion animals makes them an excellent pet for children, as well as the elderly.
Popular Poodle Mixes
If you’re interested in dogs mixed with poodles, there’s a variety to choose from, ranging from the Cockapoo and the Labradoodle to the Maltipoo and the Golden Doodle. Dogs mixed with Poodles also vary in size, shape, and color, so you’ll always be able to find the right mix for you. Adopting a poodle mix means you’re likely to get a dog that is smart, friendly, cute, with a coat that rarely sheds.
Here’s a list of some popular poodle mixes:
- Cockapoo: Poodle + Cocker Spaniel
- Maltipoo: Poodle + Maltese
- Labradoodle: Poodle + Labrador
- Golden Doodle: Poodle + Golden Retriever
- Schnoodle: Poodle + Schnauzer
- Peekapoo: Poodle + Pekingese
- Yorkipoo: Poodle + Yorkshire Terrier
- Corgipoo: Poodle + Corgi
- Affenpoo: Poodle + Affenpinscher
- Aussiepoo: Poodle + Australian Shepherd
- Saint Berdoodle: Poodle + Saint Bernard
- Jack-A-Poo: Poodle + Jack Russell Terrier
- Bassetoodle: Poodle + Basset Hound
- Doxiepoo: Poodle + Dachshund
- Irish Doodle: Poodle + Irish Setter
- Papipoo: Poodle + Papillon
Also, here’s brief info on four of our favorite mixed breeds:
All About the Affenpoo
There’s a lot to love about the Affenpoo wrapped up in a cute, little package. They are affectionate, friendly, and full of personality. A mix between the Affenpinscher and the Poodle, the Affenpoo weighs about 7 to 9 pounds and is about 9 to 11 inches tall when bred with a toy Poodle. Depending upon the mix, the Affenpoo may weigh up to 25 pounds and stand up to 20 inches tall. Their small stature makes the Affenpoo the perfect dog for apartment or city living, and they’re well suited for homes with or without a yard. They require very little space, but like any dog, they do need daily exercise and walks.
This breed gets its characteristics from both the Poodle and the Affenpinscher. The Affenpinscher is a very active and intelligent small dog that loves to play, but they’re capable of being stubborn and difficult when it comes to house training. They are also very protective of their food, water, and toys. Due to their territorial nature and small size, they’ll need to be watched around larger dogs. The Affenpinscher will not back off if attacked by another dog, regardless of its size.
Recommended for seniors, singles, and families with older children, the Affenpoo loves being with humans who can handle them with “kid gloves.” However, the Affenpoo is not a good choice for households with small children. They can become irritated easily and are known to snap at small children who pester them.
If you travel often or spend long hours away from home, the Affenpoo may not be the right dog for you. This breed is very social and requires lots of interaction. When bored and left to their own devices, the Affenpoo may become lonely and depressed, leading to destructive behavior and barking.
All About the Eskipoo
The Eskipoo is a cross between the American Eskimo dog and the European Poodle. On average, the Eskipoo weighs between 10 and 20 pounds, and stands about 9 to 15 inches tall. The average life expectancy of the Eskipoo is about 10 to 13 years. They are a very cheerful breed and well suited for human companionship. Because of their energetic nature, frequent shedding, and tendency to bark, they many not be the best choice for apartment living.
The Eskipoo gets its characteristics from both the American Eskimo dog and the Poodle.
According to the American Kennel Club, the American Eskimo dog combines striking good looks with a quick and clever mind for a total brains-and-beauty package. Neither shy nor aggressive, Eskies are always alert and friendly, though a bit conservative when making new friends.
They boast beautiful white hair and black eyes, coming in three different sizes to suit different owners and lifestyles: standard, miniature, and toy.
The amount of shedding and the type of grooming required depends on your dog’s coat type. Eskipoo’s coats can be long and thick like an Eskimo dog, curly like a Poodle, or share traits with both breeds. Regardless of which type of coat they have, Eskipoo hair is quite dense and will require frequent brushing to avoid tangles and matting. Despite their high-maintenance hair, they are hypoallergenic.
Though they are easy to train, this breed suffers from separation anxiety and craves constant attention. With a cheerful and loving disposition, they’re able to share a living space with children, seniors, singles, families, and other pets. They are, however, a bit reserved around strangers and may bark frequently at new people.
To learn more about the Eskipoo, go to All About the Eskipoo.
All About the Poogle
The Poogle is a cross between the Poodle and the Beagle. This highly-intelligent dog is warm and friendly and loves to play. On average, the Poogle weighs 11 to 25 pounds and stands 9 to 16 inches tall, with a lifespan of 10 to 13 years. They are recommended for children, seniors, singles, and families.
Though the exact origin of the breed is not known, it is believed that the Poogle originated in the United States in the 1980s. The Poogle has the beautiful wavy hair of the Poodle and the playful, friendly temperament of a Beagle, making it an ideal companion.
The Beagle is a small, short-haired hound with long ears that lie against the head. The coat colors are a combination of tan, black, and white. As with most hounds, the eyes of the Beagle are soft and pleading. In the United States, Beagles are divided into two size categories – 13 to 15 inches at the shoulder, and under 13 inches at the shoulder. Friendly and lovable, the Beagle’s tail is perpetually wagging. They are an intelligent, good-natured and docile companion.
The Poogle is a low maintenance dog with limited shedding. Their type of coat depends in large part on their breeding. Coat is most often a cross between the dense, curly coat of the Poodle and the short coat of the Beagle. Wavy facial hair is also quite common. They come in variety of colors, ranging from white and black to combinations of brown, tan, and gray.
Poogles are great watchdogs, though they’re not known for their bark or having aggressive tendencies. They are very high-energy, so daily walks and plenty of playtime are needed to avoid boredom and behavioral problems.
A highly intelligent dog, the Poogle is easy to train and eager to please their master. They are quick to pick up tricks and love to show off. They do well with both children and other household pets, however, they should be socialized from an early age to interact with animals. When not socialized, they have a natural tendency to chase cats and small animals, so early socialization is key.
All About the Broodle Griffon
The Broodle Griffon is a playful dog that is friendly and affectionate, specifically with human companions. Highly intelligent and eager to please, this dog is easily trained and ideal for families with children and additional pets. The adult Broodle Griffon weighs about 7 to 15 pounds and stands 7 to 9 inches tall, with an average lifespan between 10 and 15 years. Shedding is limited, but they do have a tendency toward anxiety and excessive barking, especially when left alone for extended periods.
They possess characteristics from both the Brussels Griffon and the Poodle, including an exuberant personality and almost human facial expression. They are a small, sturdy dog with a stout body, varying between rough and smooth coat types. Coat colors can be red, beige, black, or tan.
Brussels Griffon dogs love family, but can be moody if not trained properly. They make wonderful family companions and are very affectionate, despite being high-strung and demanding. This breed does well with older children, but should be closely supervised with youngsters.
Due to their small size, they don’t require much exercise, aside from a daily walk and some playtime, either indoors or a fenced yard.
This hypoallergenic breed is considered to be low to moderate in terms of shedding, depending on which coat characteristics it has inherited, and only require brushing once or twice a week.