Out of all of the breeds that make up man’s best friends, Poodles are among the smartest and most loyal.
It’s no surprise that Poodle mixes are becoming more popular as people realize just how incredible these dogs are. Here we’ll look at some of the most popular hybrids; starting with the best!
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18 Most Popular Poodle Mixes
There are plenty of Poodle cross-breeds to choose from, but these 18 are the most popular.
Goldendoodle – Best Poodle Mix
Obviously open for debate, but the Goldendoodle is our pick for the most beloved Poodle mix because they look adorable and make great family pets. These dogs are a lovely combination of Golden Retrievers and Poodles, and they make tremendous therapy dogs due to their calm temperament and uncanny ability to love everyone. They are also excellent companion animals for families of all sizes.
Goldendoodles love children, and most of them are great with other family pets. They are exceptionally social creatures and can become depressed or anxious when left alone, so make sure that you give your Goldendoodle all of the love they deserve. They will reward you with unconditional compassion.
This beautiful hybrid is a combination of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. They can come in all shapes and sizes since Labradoodles can be either Standard, Miniature, or Toy varieties. One thing is for sure across the board; this animal loves to play in the water. They have the strong Labrador trait of fetching and are excellent companions for those who love boats and swimming.
Labradoodles are athletic creatures who also exhibit very high intelligence. They need regular grooming and should be brushed on a daily basis to avoid mats or snarls in their curly hair.
Although not as popular as the Goldendoodle or Labradoodle, the Bernedoodle is an excellent family dog and comes with a goofy charm that is simply contagious and exhilarating. This breed combines the best qualities of the Poodle and the Bernese Mountain Dog into one happy canine package. They tend to be quite intelligent.
Like Labradoodles, Bernedoodles come in all shapes and sizes and can be as small as 24 pounds or as large as 90 pounds. It all depends on what size Poodle they are bred with. As a rule, these dogs do very well with children and love to play with other animals.
Cavapoos are generally smaller dogs because they are a mix of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodles. These dogs can be very vocal, getting their points across by barking up a storm, but their good-natured personalities far surpass their loud demeanors.
They tend to have huge personalities and develop a deep affection for their humans very quickly. As such, you shouldn’t leave your Cavapoo alone for too long. These animals can get destructive and anxious if left to their own devices.
This popular breed combination is hands-down one of the cutest dogs on the list. That’s because it’s a mixture of two extraordinary breeds; the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle. The Yorkiepoo is an intelligent dog that tends to bond quickly to one person. They are small enough to feel right at home in any space, and their size and temperament make them ideal big city dogs.
Yorkiepoos are very playful and intelligent. Although they can be wary of strangers, they tend to bond with their human families and love it when we take them everywhere that we go. Since they are small enough to fit inside many purses and bags, many people will oblige them.
Schnoodles are a combination of Schnauzers and Poodles and are among the more diverse combinations on our list. Since Schnauzers come in a variety of different colors, so do Schnoodles. These dogs tend to be hypoallergenic because their coats are wiry and don’t shed very much. Since they have comparably less dander, Schnoodles are great with anyone suffering from pet allergies or those who just want to cut back on their vacuuming.
Schnoodles are smart, loyal, and can adapt well to their people. Whether you love being athletic or simply enjoy lounging around on the couch, you can be assured that your Schnoodle will be right by your side!
This Newfoundland mix is a dominating looking dog, with many Newfypoos weighing over 70 pounds and some even getting to be close to 150 pounds. Although this big furry friend might look intimidating, these dogs are known for their sweet side and tend to be very intelligent, playful creatures who learn quickly and respond to human commands in a flash.
They are excellent dogs to have around children, and although they love being the center of attention, they can play with other dogs kindly and without getting too aggressive. If you are looking for a lifelong, oversized pal, the Newfypoo might just be the dog for you. As a bonus, many of these dogs are hypoallergenic.
A beautiful blend of West Highland White Terriers, or Westies, and Poodles; the Westiepoo is a diminutive little gem of a dog. It also goes by the names Wee-Poo or Westiedoodle. These creatures are very social. They love interacting with people and other dogs and will immediately bond with their human tribe. They are also curious and playful and can get into some trouble if left to their own devices for too long.
Westiepoos can be vocal dogs, so any good owner will need to learn how to interpret their barks. They are also relatively healthy and robust animals that have a reasonably long lifespan.
These dogs are tiny mixed breeds, a combination of Toy Poodles and Pomeranians. They are sometimes seen as designer dogs, but most are known for being lovely little companions to people who live in smaller spaces but still want a canine friend around. Pomapoos tend to be very affectionate and smart and don’t tend to shed very much at all. As such, they are a lower-maintenance dog.
These dogs can also adapt to your personality and style. Unlike other breeds, they don’t need to exercise regularly and are just as happy staying at home with their owners.
These dogs combine the best qualities of Siberian Huskies with Poodles. Since the two are mixed together, the Husky’s coat tends to shed less, which is excellent for those who don’t want to vacuum all of the time. Even though they have a more compact coat, Huskydoodles still maintain their wild sensibilities and have a pack mentality. They tend to do well with other dogs so that you can have this animal in your home with plenty of other pets. Just don’t be surprised if they quickly become the pack leader!
Does it get any cuter than a Poodle mixed with a Beagle? This hybrid dog is hypoallergenic, highly intelligent, and loves being the center of attention. Poogles are excellent family dogs and do well with people and pets, but can get into mischief when left to their own devices. To keep your Poogle perfectly happy, make sure that they are always part of the family.
Shihpoos are combinations of Shih Tzus and Miniature or Toy Poodles. They are known as designer dogs, but some people have been able to find them at rescues. These pups are nothing if not absolutely adorable. They can be either straight or curly-haired, and they make excellent companion animals for people who are more sedentary.
They are easy to train, and you really don’t have to do too much to make them happy. Shihpoos are the ultimate couch potatoes and are comfortable snuggling up with you at home.
This combination of Poodle and Basset Hound might be one of the less popular Poodle mixes, but it’s undoubtedly one of the most adorable. Melding both creatures’ best qualities, the Bassetoodle is a gentle, intelligent animal that is a great family dog.
It’s also an excellent dog for people who live in apartments or small spaces because the Bassetoodle doesn’t need all that much room to be happy. They are not the most athletic animals, of course. They won’t be going for a run with you anytime soon, but they’re more than happy to relax on the couch.
This dog is an excellent mixture of Poodle and Papillon and is a friendly, outgoing animal that can adapt to just about every different type of setting. They tend to be very attached to their families and always want to be part of the action. You can please your Papipoo by taking him or her to all of your family functions.
Papipoos tend to need a lot of grooming because of their beautiful, wavy coat. If you don’t care for their coats properly, they can get tangled or matted. Ensure that you brush your Papipoo regularly and take them to the groomer whenever they become too soiled or matted.
The mixture of an Australian Shepherd and Poodle is undoubtedly a winning one! These animals are brilliant and loyal. They love their people, and they crave having a job to do. You can keep them entertained and out of mischief by investing in toys that will occupy their brains and also by exercising them regularly. Aussiedoodles are definitely athletes!
They are exceptionally playful, and although they love being brushed, they don’t shed all that much. Aussiedoodles will shed more in the summer months when their heavy coats become too hot for them. These well-tempered canines also make excellent therapy dogs.
A combination of a Maltese and a Poodle, the Maltipoo is a gentle and sweet smaller breed of Poodle. They can adapt well to many different settings and don’t require that much stimulation, which makes them fantastic therapy dogs and great companions for senior citizens or people who are less mobile. They just want to love their owners, and they tend to bond quickly to one person.
Unlike Malteses, Maltipoos don’t shed very much, but they do need to be brushed almost every day. They are very good-natured and will let you brush them regularly. Doing so will keep their coat sleek and shiny, as well as free of mats.
Doxiepoos are a blend of Poodles and Dachshunds and come in many different colors. Popular hues are gray, black, white, and brown. They tend to be hypoallergenic, and they make great dogs for single owners because they can be finicky around large crowds. Doxiepoos will bond with one or two single children, though, as long as they are older and take the time to get to know them.
These animals don’t shed very much, but they do have long hair, which needs to be brushed and maintained. They can be shy but will open up around the right person.
Jackapoos are bright animals that are a unique combination of Jack Russell and Poodle. They are hypoallergenic, mischievous, good-natured, and high energy dogs. They tend to do very well with children, and they get along with all different types of other dogs.
Jackapoos are generally Toy, or Miniature sized, making them perfect for apartment living.
If you are in the market for a new dog, consider getting one of these poodle mixes. Whether you’re looking for a family dog or a companion to relax and watch Netflix with, there’s a poodle mix to suit your lifestyle. You can get these amazing animals from rescues or a breeder of your choice and have a friend for life.