Poodles are one of the most popular dog breeds around. The breed is super intelligent and very affectionate. It makes sense that there would be demand for poodles or poodle mixes. There are so many famous Poodle dog mixes that it can be hard to keep them all straight in your head.
That’s why today we’re going through some of the most popular Poodle dog mixes and why these mixes have become so popular.
The Poodle Dog Breed
The Poodle dog breed comes in three different sizes:
- Standards are more than fifteen inches at the shoulder
- Miniatures are below fifteen inches at the shoulder
- Toys are below ten inches at the shoulder
The breed has a strange past since there is no agreement about where it comes from. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale claims that the Poodle comes from France, but the American Kennel Club and the British Kennel Club claim the Poodle comes from Germany.
For sure, the name Poodle comes from the German word pudel. The breed was known to splash around in the water as it’s a great swimmer. The name could be evidence that the Poodle is a German breed. On the other hand, France certainly has popularized the dog.
The Poodle is a very active breed. They may have gotten a reputation of being a posh or wimpy breed, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Poodles are incredibly smart. They are said to be the second most intelligent breed behind only the Border Collie. Their speed comes in just behind the Whippet, which is pretty impressive.
The last few decades have seen a resurgence of Poodles as hunting dogs. They make great companions for hunting waterfowl. They’re not afraid of the water one bit. The only complaint a hunter might have is that the Poodle gets bored with easy training tasks. They are intelligent and up for a challenge, so be sure you keep their attention.
Popular Poodle Dog Mixes
Below are some of the most popular poodle dog mixes. This list doesn’t have every combination. That list would be way too long. With the popularity of designer dogs, the favorable traits of the Poodle have been transposed to many different breeds.
Read below to see if your favorite made the cut.
This dog is a mix of Poodle and Maltese. This dog is one of the most popular Poodle dog mixes, and it’s easy to see why. They are affectionate and fun-loving. They want to spend all day with their owners. They also are a great dog in a smaller package.
This one is another hugely popular mix. The Golden Retriever and Poodle mix is a great companion dog. Their parents are both incredibly smart and loving. It makes sense to combine that package and get a friendly dog that doesn’t shed and is excellent for people with allergies. With the speed of a Poodle and energy of a Golden, be sure this one gets out on plenty of walks.
This Cocker Spaniel mix is very affectionate and trainable. These traits combine into a pup who is eager to please and wants you to know it. This dog also comes in several sizes depending on what type of Poodle it has been mixed with.
This Schnauzer and Poodle mix IS a wonderfully relaxed dog. They make great therapy dogs or just a loving companion. They’re usually also mixed with a toy or miniature Poodle, so they make a great lap dog as well.
This Akita and Poodle mix is maybe one of the more different combinations on the list. It inherits a sturdy frame from the Akita parent put retains the intelligence of its Poodle parent. They’ll have the same proud demeanor as the Akita, but the breed is also known for loving their human companions.
This mix is the ultimate Poodle mix if you’re looking for a lap dog. They are perfectly sized for lounging and are fiercely loyal. Their Pekingese parentage might be a little too protective. Their small size isn’t going to do much to a real threat, but at the least, they’ll let you know they are there.
The Labrador Retriever is already one of America’s best-loved pups. Mixing the breed with a poodle only adds to the equation. These dogs want nothing more than to spend time with their families, and they’ll be extremely affectionate. They are great around kids as they are very level headed as well.
Saint Bernards are a very social dog that thrives in big families. The Saint Berdoodle is going to want that same social interaction. Just remember that their size means that they should not be around small children. The Saint Berdoodle won’t show any aggression. They might knock over small children as they can reach over 100 pounds.
It makes sense that people would use the Poodle as a starting place when trying to create mixed breed dogs. They are brilliant, hypoallergenic, and loving. What more can you ask for in a family pet? Poodle mixes are sure to keep coining out, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.