Doodles are a mixed-breed of dogs that come from the breeding of a poodle with a dog from another breed.
Doodles gained a lot of positive press when they first came to the public’s attention. Other than their obvious charm, they are touted as a breed of hypoallergenic dogs that do not shed.
People with allergies to dogs and conditions such as asthma are unaffected by such dogs – making doodles ever so popular.
Want to adopt a doodle of your own? Here’s what you need to know.
1) All the different types
Doodles come in a large variety. The most prominent doodles are goldendoodles, labradoodles and shnoodles but there are so many options for you to pick from. Before going to adopt one, think of the type of doodle you want keeping in mind the look, size, and temperament of the dog you desire.
2) Some doodles still shed
It’s true that certain doodles do not shed but most goldendoodles and labradoodles still shed to some degree. Speak to the breeder about whether the dog you’re considering is a shedder or not, don’t just assume that it won’t.
3) Expect them to be messy
Because of the texture of their fur, doodles require frequent grooming. They love rolling in the mud, enjoy water and are curious about their surroundings. Their fur can be like Velcro, anything that comes in contact with it, will likely stick. Expect to see dirt, leaves and all sorts of debris trapped in doodle’s fur coat.
4) They are active
Before you adopt a doodle, you need to make sure that you can give it time. Doodles require at least 30-60mins of proper exercise every day. That means you have to commit to playing/walking with them for at least half an hour every day – leaving them alone in the yard doesn’t count as play!
5) They can be quiet large
Despite their poodle background, doodles grow to be quite large. The average doodle is about 65 pounds and can grow to be near 100 pounds!
Think you’re ready to adopt a doodle?
Take a look at the bernedoodles and newfoodles puppies that are available for adoption. Call 208-604-0494 today to book your favorite doodle for a just $250-$500.