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Poos and Doodles: 17 most popular Poodle mixes for 2021

Toni Grzunov - Last updated on June 21st, 2021

Poodles are some of the most irresistible dogs on the planet! Their soft, curly coats and gorgeous large eyes combined with their elegant aura make them some of the most desirable pets.

Poodles are also known as being incredibly smart, which only adds to their appeal. They don’t have fur like most other dogs, but hair. What this means is that, unlike fur, their coat won’t shed that much. It will continue to grow like human hair.

Poodles come in four sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. These sizes are recognized by the American Kennel Club, but there is also a fourth size not recognized by them. This size is Medium (often called “Moyen”), and it falls between the standard and miniature sizes. It is recognized by everyone besides the AKC.

Why Are Poodle Mixes So Popular?

With the popularity of adorable Poodles, it is only natural that breeders wanted to combine some of their most popular traits with those of other breeds. These Poodle mixes became incredibly popular, for several reasons.

  • First of all, crossbreeds are generally much healthier than purebred dogs. This means that by combining the Poodle with a different breed you will get a dog that might avoid some common health issues.
  • Poodle mixes are also incredibly fond of children. This makes them a wonderful pick as pets for large families. Expect these dogs to play with your kids for hours.
  • Poodles are also incredibly intelligent, so naturally, any other breed that is mixed with them will inherit this trait.
  • Also, we can’t forget the low-shedding coat. This could be one of the main reasons people turn to Poodle mixes as their pets. Most of these dogs are considered hypoallergenic, which is a huge plus for a lot of people.

The Most Popular Poodle Mixes

1. Cockapoo

The Cockapoo is a mix between the Cocker Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle. These pups are becoming hugely popular. They are known for their playful personality and active temperament. They are one of the first Poodle mixes ever created in the 1990s and are still a favorite pick for many.

Cockapoo

2. Cavapoo

A mix between a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Cavapoo combines the active personality of the former, with the dignified and calm temperament of the latter. The result is a sweet dog that won’t mind laying in your lap for the entire day, but will also enjoy a run.

3. Bichon Poo (Poochon)

The Poochon is a mix between the Bichon Frise and a Poodle. These pups are a perfect choice for anyone with allergies as they are one of the few mixes that don’t shed at all. They are also a popular pick for large families as they get along amazingly well with children and other pets.

4. Peekapoo

Peekapoos are a mix between the Poodle and the Pekingese. This breed is a bit controversial because it can inherit a serious genetic breathing defect called Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome from the Pekingese side. They are also known for their incredibly low-maintenance fur.

5. Pomapoo

A mix between the fluffy Pomeranian and a Poodle, the Pomapoo is a tiny Doodle with a big attitude. Unlike most Poodle mixes this one does shed regularly, so avoid it if you suffer from allergies. Due to their small size, these dogs are perfect for apartments, but they can get loud.

6. Maltipoo

When you combine a Miniature Poodle with a Maltese, you get the Maltipoo. This lovely Poodle mix has an incredibly outgoing personality and is known for its gorgeous coat. It can look either curly or wavy. These pups can also spend most of the day inside and don’t need much activity.

7. Yorkiepoo

The irresistible Yorkiepoo is a result of crossbreeding the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle. These dogs are known for their cuteness and are affectionate. They will show love to your whole family but are known to form a special bond with one person that takes care of them the most.

8. Goldendoodle

As one of the larger Poodle mixes, the Goldendoodle is a mix between the Poodle and the Golden Retriever. These pups are more active than the other mixes mentioned here, so they will make wonderful playing partners for children. High intelligence is another trait this mix is known for.

9. Labradoodle

Considered by many to be the most popular Poodle mix, the Labradoodle is a combination of the Labrador and the Poodle. Created during the 1990s with a goal of providing a service dog to a person allergic to dog hair, the breed stuck around and became an really sought-after family pet.

10. Sheepadoodle

The Sheepadoodle is a bit less common than other Poodle mixes, but its popularity is growing. It is a mix between the Poodle and the Sheepdog and is generally one of the larger mixes. Some can even grow to very large sizes so it is important to know what the parents are before adopting.

11. Bernedoodle

By combining a Bernese Mountain Dog with a Poodle we got a Bernedoodle. This is another breed made with the purpose of creating a pet for people that love dogs but suffer from allergies. In this case, it was the original breeder’s mother. These pups are super healthy and easygoing.

12. Aussiedoodle

An Aussiedoodle is a mix between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. These dogs have been used as service animals and are generally really happy and playful. They resemble teddy bears because of their ears and coat that is usually grey, black, and white. They shed minimally.

13. Double Doodle

The Double Doodle is a relatively new mix that has seen a surge in popularity. It is a mix of two doodles, namely the Labradoodle and the Goldendoodle. This creates a unique breed whose characteristics can vary greatly, depending on the parentage and genetics. They are medium-sized.

14. Springerdoodle

A mix between a Poodle and an English Springer Spaniel, the Springerdoodle is another fairly recent mix that has been becoming more and more popular. These medium-sized pups are active and really smart. They love playing around with children as well as with other pets. They rarely bark.

15. Saint Berdoodle

By mixing a Poodle with a Saint Bernard we got a Saint Berdoodle. This lovable mix combines the loyalty of a Saint Bernard with the intelligence of a Poodle. It is a wonderful mix that will grow to a larger size when fully grown. The thick fur of this mix requires a lot of grooming.

16. Schnoodle

The Schnoodle is another popular mix that combines Poodles and Schnauzers. These pups come in different coat varieties and sizes, but most often you will find a mix that used a Miniature Poodle and a Standard Schnauzer. The result will be a small adorable, irresistible Schnoodle!

17. Whoodle

Known as one of the least common Poodle mixes, the Whoodle combines the Wheaton Terrier with a Poodle. The Wheaton is quite large and energetic but lacks the prey drive most Terriers have. The Whoodle is similar, but they are so rare that it is hard to determine their temperament fully.

Questions people often ask about Doodles and Poos

  • +Are all Poodle mixes hypoallergenic?

  • +Are all Poodle mixes non-shedding?

  • +Are Poodle mixes healthy?

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