In a world full of conveniences, there really is no need to have a dog that sheds. It is easy to spot a household that has one: you will likely find a couch covered with fur, fur on the family's clothing, and fur all over the interior of the car. However, some people feel that in order to have a unique and lively dog, you need to get a purebred. That is simply not true. There are many types of poodle hybrids that incorporate the individual and distinct breeds of both parents. Choosing a hybrid does not mean you will just get a different colored poodle. Every poodle hybrid is unique, so how do you know which one will best suit you? While there are many poodle hybrids, below are some of the most common, along with their characteristics. Hopefully, this information helps you to find the right dog for you.
A Maltipoo is the mix of a Maltese and a poodle. They are usually extremely small, weighing no more than 25 lbs maximum. While the Maltese do not shed, their hair can be challenging to keep in top condition. A Maltese alone requires a lot of grooming since they were bred to be show dogs. However, a Maltipoo has a much lighter grooming schedule, requiring only a few comb throughs each week. Maltipoos are very friendly and easy to train, and only require a moderate amount of exercise each day. They may even get enough from just trying to keep up with you throughout the house. Keep these tips in mind when looking for Maltipoo puppies.
A Goldendoodle is the cross of a golden retriever and a poodle. They are usually quite large, with a standard weighing up to 90 lbs. They are a more active breed, requiring regular walks and exercise each day. Most Goldendoodles do not shed at all, though a first-generation may have more straight hair and shed. Goldendoodles are very popular due to their friendliness.
Bernedooles are becoming increasingly popular in many parts of the United States. Bernedoodles are the result of mixing a Bernese Mountain dog with a poodle, and some owners think that they are the best of both breeds. They are as large as goldendoodles, but they are perhaps a bit more playful and require a lot of exercise.
Understanding the unique differences of each breed is essential to knowing which poodle hybrid would best fit into your home and heart. Good luck finding the right pup for you.