The dog is the only species that loves you more than itself.
The bond between dogs and humans is many centuries old and canines are serving homo sapiens from quite long.
As the relationship has evolved over centuries, humans are now more conscious of the health, care, and grooming of their pooches.
Dogs come in two different forms.
One is purebred while the other is mix-bred.
Mix-bred dogs, specifically, created by humans when cross between two different breeds of dogs.
The main aim behind having a cross-dog is to find a bunch of qualities in a single dog.
The same mix-breed dog here we have is Shepadoodle.
In this context, you will find out each and everything about a Shepadoodle, including:
Top 13 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know.
Today, the discussion is about Shepadoodle, a dog that’s crossbred.
He is not a mutt but a hybrid, having two most intelligent purebreds as parents, German Shepherd and Poodle.
Shepadoodle is known with many names:
- German Doodle
- Shepherd doodle
- German poodle
- Shepherd doodle
Shepadoodle is a mix breed and not a purebred dog.
It is obtained by having a cross between big dog German shepherd and Poodle.
Different generations of poodle are crossed to get different types of shepadoodle dogs.
- German shepherd and toy poodle mix
- Black German shepherd and standard poodle mix
- Miniature doodle and German shepherd mix
By looking at parents, determine temperament of the crossbred by of parents; German shepherd and Poodle.
Who are the Parents of a Shepadoodle?
Shepadoodle, as the name denotes much, is sharing parentship with old English sheepdog and Poodles.
Sheepdog is German Shephard, a purebred, known for being service dogs, with origin from Germany.
They belong to the most intelligent breeds of canine, and that’s why their use in police and military is frequent.
The other parent is the poodle, a purebred with a diversion on the origin.
Germans call poodles’ decedents of Germany while France favors them more to be French.
However, this breed has types, including Poodle, Miniature Poodle, and Toy Poodle.
So, you can say that:
Shepadoodle puppies are adorable little pups.
Being the hybrid of two most intelligent breeds they are sharp-minded, friendly, and easily trainable.
Types of Shepadoodle Dogs:
When shepherd and poodle are crossed, plenty of types shepadoodle pups come into being.
For example, you get:
- A mini shepadoodle; smallest in size.
- Poodle or cup doodle that can fit pretty easily in a teacup.
Giant poodle that can be more than your own size.
No matter what size you select, the cuteness of a sheepdoodle will remain constant.
Shepadoodle Puppies are lookalike to which parent the most?
Can you tell a coydog would look like which parent the most.
Or can you determine the face of any child before birth that it would look like a mother or father?
The same is the case here with a shepadoodle puppy.
This fluffiest creature is conquered by crossbreeding between old English Sheepdog and Standard Poodle.
Due to set standards of breeding, most of the time, Sheepdog plays the part of the father.
The standard poodle female serves as the dam (mother).
The litter size produces between five and six Sheepdog puppies.
Litter size means how many puppies born per breeding.
Due to set and natural breeding standards, you will not know which parent would overdo the resemblance.
However, you get a combination of characteristics in this mix-breed pup.
Do you think the discussion is over? No!
This is not!
We still have some shocking yet fun and not-knowing facts about Shepadoodles, you must know, before Adoption.
Surely, after reading each fact, a phrase would pop out of your mouth:
I Didn’t Know That!
Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Shepadoodles:
1. Shepadoodle is the most intelligent breed of dogs – awe!?
As an owner, you can call it the best doodle dog because of the intelligence and level of love and devotion he will have towards you.
It happens because the pooch is sharing ancestorship with two carefully controlled, civilized, and proud types of dogs.
On account of intelligence, the breed proves to be extremely keen guides and super assistant-dogs.
Another thing that tells about their intelligence is their fast learning behavior and positive attitude towards training.
What type of Training Shepadoodles require?
They need training for the following things:
Especially as watchdogs, and to keep from unnecessary bow-wows.
So, they don’t poo and pee around the house.
Walking, recognizing you, making him a gentle leader.
Basic manners training:
Making them civilized, keeping them from chewing on things, nipping at the hands, jumping to greet (as it can scare the peeps).
Train them on how to live around kids and other fellow-pups.
Take them for walks and let them jump around, for the sake of keeping them strong.
2. It was brooded first ever for American Army – wow!?
As papa dog, the German Shepherd has been deployed for American armed forces and police.
The son (Shepapoo) is also rumored to originate in the USA by US Army in 1960.
The breed had been developed as a service dog for the army and police.
Parents are faithful so the poodle temprament is faithful too.
Poodle genes also play the role because she has worked for hunting waterfowl.
Hence, the offspring Sheeppoo is embedded with intelligence, understanding, and sturdy nature.
All with a very devoting and loyal attitude towards the owner.
What sort of services Shepadoodles perform best?
Shepadoodle, due to having a background of working with the Intelligence Departments, is great in performing tasks. Like:
- He will be a dominant pack leader (for animals)
- He will be allergy detector (to an extent)
- He will offer mobility assistance
- He will do watchdogging
- He will work as a wildlife detector dog
3. You can Design Your Shepadoodle Pet with your desired characteristics: Ta-da!?
Maybe you don’t believe it, but you can actually do this, though, just with the help of an expert breeder.
You can tell the person about the size, bodyweight, color, and some of the major characteristics.
You can also design these doodles with patterns on their body and coats.
Normally, these pooches are available in three main colors that are exclusive too.
This sheepdog x poodle mix breed is available in colors;
- Or with Patterns
However, when things are kept natural, the color of the descendent depends upon the coat of the parent with dominant genes.
4. It is the only designer breed of dog that changes so many behaviors from childhood to adulthood – strange!?
If you have adopted a small pup, like in his childhood, you will see that a frightened and difficult-to-meet-with-strangers pooch is at home.
Actually, due to their smaller size and new environment of the home, the intelligent dog is showing such behaviors.
The bond is made, you have a 24×7 love around you.
Unlike other giant-sized hounds, Shepadoodle grow and develop an understanding with the surroundings slowly but steadily.
As a grownup adult, Sheepdogoodle comes as civilized dog.
He is ready to meet with people, and becomes fearless.
The time they take to enter adulthood from childhood is only one year, but training is the key.
What To do to have a civilized Shepadoodle at home?
Try doing following things when bringing sheepdog and poodle mix puppy home:
- Let them socialize more.
- Let them do things independently.
- Praise them more; they love appreciations.
5. Their food cycle is so strange and varies from child- to adult-hood – Whoa?
As this Sheepdogdoodle changes so many behaviors from childhood to adulthood.
The food cycle also changes from time to time.
In childhood, your dog needs to eat more while in adulthood, he will have a determined meal and diet.
You need to give your pup more in quantity to eat in childhood because he is growing up.
However, when the body weight is determined, and size is decided, feed them with fix meal.
Also, when determining the quantity of food and meal size, do not forget to consult with two people:
- The pet owners having the same breed.
- The vet.
The health of your poodle depends upon the food he intakes.
6. You cannot determine and fix the Shepadoodle weight: wait, whattt????
Yes, do not be astonished, this is real, and the reason behind is the variation of the parents, how?
You know that shepherd poodle mix is a cross between German shepherd and poodle.
In the process of crossbreeding, the Shepherd dog remains the same however poodles keep changing.
Let me tell you, how:
A German Shepherd has a standard size, there is just one German shepherd dog breed exists, only coat colors variate.
- Black German Shepherd
- White German Shepherd
- Saddle German Shepherd
- Sable German Shepherd
- Panda German Shepherd (white spotting on non-white breed)
During the cross, the color of the coat will be determined by both parents.
Hence, the color of Sheepdog coat doesn’t really play a role while making German poodle cross.
On the other hand, poodle has different types such as:
- Standard poodle
- Toy poodle
- Mini poodle
- Medium poodle
Here, as the poodle is dam, so the type of poodle will bring different results in German shepherd and poodle mix breeding.
If you have any special requirements, you can consult the breeders and tell them about it.
Also, different generations breeding brings different results.
When a purebred sheepdog and poodle mate.
When F1 hybrids mate together, the offspring will be f2 Shepadoodles.
The most expensive breed of dogs having both purebred parents.
7. They cannot live an apartment life – sad!
If you live in an apartment, Shepadoodle is maybe not the pet for you.
The breed doesn’t like living in the congested places.
To know the reason, once again, we will learn about their ancestors.
Since German Shepherd and Poodle, both dogs are prone to live in open areas.
Hence the crossbred doodle is also hyperactive and requires plenty of space to play.
So, what is perfect living for Shepard poodle mix?
A home having a garden, lawn, or a community with a ground is the best place them.
They need regular exercise, walk, playing-fun, and active lifestyle.
Unfortunately, a person living in an apartment can simply not meet the requirements of the hybrid.
8. Keeping a Shepadoodle is all about dedicating your love to the pooch – mmm, mmh ❤️
Sheepdoodle, poodle, or Shapadood, or whatever you call this little bundle of happiness;
He desires your love, care, and affection more than anything in his life.
You need to be a very caring owner, more like a mother or father, to this doodle, because of his intuitive brain.
Do you know?
Shepadoodle is able to understand all the meanings behind your small gestures.
They take your all actions as a message.
Therefore, make sure the actions speak more-positively than words.
From early in the morning till sleeping in the night, this dog wants to be surrounded with your love and attention.
It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do anything else except dedicating your life to him and you cannot work having him as pet.
As a working person, you just need to set routine of your pet from day one.
So, that he would know even if you are away, you are still coming home in the night to play with him.
All with this, make your Sundays dedicated to him.
If you will not do so, he may feel abandoned and can show serious behavioral problems
9. Despite being hairy, they don’t shed much- yippie?
It is positive and true that despite having a shedding dad, the hybrid canine sheds low.
Thanks to the qualities inherited from Poodle Mama.
Into little detail, this dog is prone to shedding, but the offspring are not.
Moreover, coats and hair patterns also vary generation wise.
- F1 Coat is wavy, and shedding is too light.
- F1b coat is curly with no shedding.
As they don’t spread hairs, so this thing makes Shepadoodles extremely beneficial pets for people with allergies.
10. Regular grooming is a must – Beautiful Pup:?
So, this generation has an even thicker coat.
Though the texture, color, coarse, and density of the coat usually resembles one parent.
Still, the poodle genes keep them from shedding every now and then.
Shepadoodle hair keeps getting denser, thicker, and fluffier with each passing day.
Therefore, the Goldendoodle German shepherd mix requires grooming at regular intervals of time.
For grooming, you need to visit a barber or cater to your pet with scissors after every fifth week.
Also, you need to go brushing the hairs for half an hour every day.
Can I Groom my Sheepdog Doodle pet on my own?
Well, yes, you can.
Grooming a pet is not a hard task and not a difficult thing to do.
However, sometimes, your pet may look like an alien. 😛
Haha… It happens seldom, and if even it happened with you, don’t worry.
Shepadoodles grow hairs back too fast, so don’t be afraid of the experiments.
When grooming your pet hair:
- Try to use pet scissors or proper grooming accessories.
- Make sure to use a brush that doesn’t hurt your dog by pulling his hair.
- Also, try to remain gentle and caressed while brushing pet hair.
It will enhance the bond between you two.
11. There are German shepherd mix breeds that don’t shed:
Yes, due to having a thicker coat, obtain from sheepdog and poodle parents, Shepadoodle puppies do not shed much.
Their coat requires trimming because it keeps growing, every now and then.
They need a good shampoo, comb, an appointment with a hairdresser, on a continuous basis.
Prone health issues include:
The rate of occurrence of the issues can be diminished by care, grooming, and regular vet checkups.
12. Neutering or Spaying is your choice – keeping in mind the health conditions – Ack ?
As a first-time pet-owner, you may not know about various medical terms.
However, knowing about them is necessary for you now.
Well, because as you have the most adorable thing of the entire universe, in your home. Yes, I am talking about your Shepadog Poodle.
Neutering occurs when you have a German doodle and try to remove his testicles.
Vice versa spaying is the process of removal of ovaries from a female doodle.
Many people may call it harsh, but it is just their unawareness.
In reality, this thing keeps your pets saved from many problems.
- Testicular cancer
- Prostate disease
- The desire of roaming like a stray dog
- Certain behavioral issues
Still, the decision is yours.
Before making any decision, do not forget to ask the regular veterinary of your pet.
13. They are super protective mothers for the whole family, especially children – Awww?
Last but not least, this pet is extremely, extremely caring towards your kids more like a mother.
With good training, these pets can be extremely great baby sitters.
You can trust them about this with all your heart.
They would help your kids in learning manners.
They can even cradle the baby when you are not around.
However, serious training is required for this.
Shepadoodles are highly intelligent breeds but will show outcomes only when you know how to take care of their intelligence.
Training is a must.
They respond so great to instructions and are fast learners, but you need to remain consistent with physical activities.
With proper training, you can have a complete companion at home.
However, if you need a dog, that’s more playful and less hairy than a doodle, we recommend you bring home a Pomsky.
Pomsky is the Pomeranian and husky mix, a playful dog with excellent intelligence.
You can find out more about a little pomsky dog here.