Poodle Cross Breeds, Poodle Hybrid Dogs, Poodle Mixes, Poodle Cross Dogs, Designer Dogs, Poodle Mix Breeds, Boutique Dogs, Oodles and Doodles...You name it we have them listed here.
Poodle cross breeds come in many different shapes and sizes and result from a purebred dog of just about any breed being crossed with a Poodle (Standard, Miniature or Toy) click here to go the list of poodle cross breeds. Though more recently popular, hybrid mixes have been created since dogs have been part of the human’s lives. Many current purebreds were originally established as a result of crossing two independent pure breeds. Time and selective breeding eventually results in the new breed being classified.
The term hybrid actually refers to two animals of different breeds ie. wolf & dog being crossed. To refer to a poodle cross breeds ashybrids is technically incorrect, though the term, like Designer Dog, it's stuck. They are actually mixed breed dogs. In the case of poodle cross breeds, it’s the result of the pure breed poodle crossed with another purebred breed as mentioned above. Unlike other ‘bitzas’ or ‘mutts’ who may have accidently come into being, Poodle cross breeds ‘Oodles’ are breed purposely to create the chosen combination.
Poodle mixes ‘Oodles’ were originally developed in many cases because the Poodle has wool instead of hair and is often more hypoallergenic for allergy suffers. It makes owning a dog like this possible for some where it may not have been previously, although not all Oodles are non-shedding.
Poodle mixes are usually named with part of both original pure breeds and there can sometimes be more than one name given to a combination; this often depends on the country of origin. For example, in Australia and England a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Poodle is referred to as a Cavoodle, in America and I’m sure other countries it is referred to as a Cavapoo.
A Maltese x Poodle is a Moodle or Malti-poo.
A Labrador x Poodle is a Labradoodle.
A Cockerspaniel x Poodle is a Spoodle or Cockerpoo / Cockapoo.
A Golden Retreiver x Poodle is a Groodle or Goldendoodle.
The outcome of breeding two separate breeds is not guaranteed in terms of the characteristics that will appear. It is important to keep this in mind when selecting your poodle mix, you should research both breeds in the mix to consider the personality and physical traits that may be passed on.
Like all dog purchases it is important to research the breeder and know where your dog is coming from, considering adoption or rehoming is also a good idea.