Doodle Puppies And You

Perhaps nothing is more exciting for a dog lover than the prospect of getting a new dog. One problem, however, is that there are so many types of dogs to choose from. In addition to the recognized pure breeds, you can choose from many different kinds of hybrids and mixes. For many people, a so-called "doodle dog" or "doodle puppy" makes a great choice. Here is more information about this fascinating mix.

What Is it?  

A doodle dog is a hybrid that is a mix of a poodle and a different breed. It was developed in the 1980s by a dog breeder who was looking to find a mix that was not prone to shedding. He crossed a poodle with a Labrador Retriever and liked the results. The mix became popular and today more and more people are becoming owners of doodle dogs.


Currently many different types of doodle dogs and puppies are available for anyone looking to own a pet. One of the most popular is a so-called Labradoodle, a combination of a Labrador Retriever and a poodle. This particular mix tends to be outgoing and love the outdoors. Other popular mixes includes Goldendoodles, which are crosses between Golden Retrievers and poodles, and Aussiedoodles, crosses between poodles and Australian shepherds.


An important point to keep in mind about doodle puppies is that each individual dog has its own genetic makeup. So while, as a general rule, you may find certain traits in the majority of puppies within a particular mix, there are no guarantees. Some dogs will inherit a specific trait from a parent, while other dogs will not have this trait. It all depends on the genetic inheritance of each pup.


Some people are attracted to doodle pups because these hybrids have the reputation for not causing problems for people who are allergic to dogs and puppies. For this reason, doodle dogs are sometimes, referred to as "hypoallergenic", which means they cannot cause allergic reactions in humans.

No dog is truly hypoallergenic, however. That being said, it is true that doodles may be less likely to cause bad reactions from allergy sufferers because they typically produce fewer allergens, such as dander, than other types of dogs.

Doodle puppies can make terrific pets in many instances. For more information about this topic as well as how to obtain one of these dogs, contact someone who has doodle puppies for sale in your area.