Poodles are one of the most popular dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club. They’re playful, intelligent, and energetic. But you don’t need a purebred Poodle to receive all of these traits from a dog. You can always own an adorable Poodle mix.
Like their parent breed, Poodle mixes are all fluffy and adorable. They come in several shapes and sizes, from the brilliant Goldendoodle to the tiny Lhasapoo. And their names are as cute as their faces. If you’ve had a hard day, take a look at these precious Poodle mixes.
Maltipoo is the adorable name for a Maltese and Toy Poodle mix. They’re tiny dogs, only standing about two feet high. But their precious faces will melt anyone’s heart. As a calm and loving dog, Maltipoos can adapt to families, new dog owners, and apartment living.
Maltipoos are hypoallergenic, which means that they shed little and are good for pet owners with allergies. They also need plenty of exercise. If you own a Maltipoo, be aware that they love to bark!
Goldendoodles combine the fun-loving spirit of Golden Retrievers with the intelligence of a Poodle. According to the American Kennel Club, purebreds landed within the top ten most popular breeds in 2018. So you can imagine how loved Goldendoodles are.
Goldendoodles are smart and overly friendly. They need a lot of exercise, but they’re easy to train and can get along with anyone. And just look at that face! They’re like giant teddy bears who enjoy playing fetch.
Tiny and cuddly, Lhasapoos mix a Poodle with a Lhasa Apso. These precious pets make lovely lapdogs since they don’t need a lot of exercise or space. However, they will show off their agility by flying from the couch to the coffee table from time to time.
Lhasapoos are flexible breeds who will adapt to any family, but they can become protective and yap at strangers. Lhasapoos also don’t like to be alone and may benefit from another pet.
Eskipoos are another breed that mixes fluff with fluff: an American Eskimo with a Poodle. Depending on their parents, Eskipoo size will vary. But all Eskipoos are happy, social dogs who will get along with first-time dog owners and retired families.
Like their parent breeds, Eskipoos have a lot of energy and tend to bark at anything they don’t know. Although they shed a lot, these cheerful and gentle dogs make great cuddle-buddies. Eskipoos are always eager to play and run around.
Bassetoodles, also called a Bastoodle or Bassetpoo, are small cross-breeds between a Basset Hound and a Poodle. Not only are they pretty pups, but they’re also great family dogs. Bassetoodles are friendly and eager to please, although they can be a bit stubborn.
Since Bassetoodles thrive on companionship, they easily get along with other pets. They’re naturally curious dogs, so if you don’t keep an eye on them, they could wander off to sniff something. Bassetoodles prefer short exercises and lots of company.
Yorkipoos are the epitome of “designer dog.” They’re a cross between two toy breeds, a Yorkshire terrier and Miniature Poodle, and the result looks like a stuffed animal. If you want a small, confident and non-aggressive dog, give Yorkipoos a shot.
Yorkipoos are the kind of dogs who will lick anywhere they can reach. Since they require little grooming and exercise, they’re low-maintenance. Yorkipoos will gladly sleep on your lap during a lazy afternoon. However, they are big barkers.
How cute is this dog? This cross between a Poodle and Old English Sheepdog is becoming so popular that specialized Sheepadoodle breeders are making a living. Despite being initially bred as a military dog, Sheepadoodles love socializing with people.
Sheepadoodles come in various sizes depending on their Poodle parent. But all of them are calm and playful–sometimes even clownish. Because they hardly shed fur, they only need to be brushed a couple of times a week. And they’re highly intelligent!
Labradoodles combine two of the friendliest breeds around: a Labrador and a Poodle. It’s no wonder why they’re widely-loved family pets and guide dogs. Labradoodles have lighter and shorter coats than Goldendoodles.
Originally developed by the Royal Guide Dog Association, Labradoodles were bred to be hypoallergenic guide dogs. Since then, the breed has skyrocketed in popularity. Labradoodles enjoy playing with kids and other pets. They’re also both mentally and physically active, requiring at least 30 minutes of exercise a day!
While Akipoos may not look like a Poodle, they mix the breed with an Akita Inu. Most Akipoos are small, protective family dogs, although you can find them in a variety of sizes. They’re easy to train and love playing games with their owners.
Although Akipoos usually have straight hair, their fur is dense and requires regular brushing. These courageous dogs need a lot of activity. While they can be vocal, they don’t often bark. They also get along with other pets and kids.
Since the 1960s, breeders have crossed a Cocker Spaniel with a Poodle to create a Cockapoo. The size of Cockapoos varies depending on the type of Poodle they came from. But all are 100% people-loving dogs. They’ll always help you feel loved.
In 2011, a Cockapoo named Alfie was crowned Britain’s Happiest Dog. That should give you an idea as to how lovely this breed is. They rarely bark, are easy to train, hypoallergenic, and require less grooming than a purebred poodle.
Clever, playful, and adorable, Schnoodles are a versatile dog breed. Schnoodles combine a Schnauzer with a Poodle. Their height depends on their Poodle parent, but most Schnoodles are miniature. They’re the epitome of “forever happy” dogs.
Since they love to exercise and dig, Schnoodles can be quite a handful. But they’re so social and eager to please that they’re hard not to like. Schnoodles grow very close to their owners, which makes them perfect jogging and indoor companions.
The Pomapoo combines two popular breeds, a Toy Poodle and a Pomeranian. These tiny dogs love to be the center of attention. Although they can act reserved at first, Pomapoos will become affectionate and friendly once they get to know their owners.
These cute dogs tend to have an attitude due to their stubborn streak, but they also get along with everyone. They require daily brushing and exercise. Because they’re so smart, they need plenty of games to mess with, too.
A Papipoo, also called a Papipoodle, combines a Poodle with a Papillon. These bundles of energy are adorable and require relatively low maintenance. Despite their size, they have big personalities. Most Papipoos can act a bit mischievous at times.
Papipoos aren’t typically aggressive. In fact, they’re quite protective of their families and fellow pets. If you want a dog to cuddle with you on the couch, Papipoos are a great choice. These pups are well-suited to indoor life.
A Boxer-Poodle mix combines the personalities of two completely different dogs. But somehow, it works. Whether Boxerdoodles are small or medium-sized, they have a lovely temperament that makes them an ideal therapy dog.
Despite their need for physical activity, Boxerdoodles are relaxed dogs. They’re sensitive to others and make a loyal guard dog. Because of their headstrong and territorial nature, Boxerdoodles can be unpredictable. But that’s simply a charm of these adorable, devoted designer dogs.
The Australian Shepherd and Poodle mix originated in Australia, but they are now popular worldwide. Aussiedoodles come in a vast array of sizes and colors, but all are equally adorable. They are called an “Einstein” breed because of their high intelligence.
Aussiedoodles are goofy and loving hypoallergenic dogs. They need long hikes, walks, or bike rides. If they don’t receive enough mental or physical stimulation, they can rebel! Aussiedoodles are the kind of dog to cling to their owners’ hip.
Rottweilers and Poodles are both some of the American Kennel Club’s most popular breeds, and their mix is downright adorable. Rottles usually have a Standard or Miniature Poodle parent, so their size can vary. Their pretty black-and-tan coats shed very little.
During the first meeting, Rottles can act reserved and wary around strangers. But once they know you, they’ll stick by your side until the end. Rottles are clever, athletic breeds who love to play with their owners.
Also called an Irish Poo Setter or an Irish Setterpoo, Irish Doodles combine the energy of an Irish Setter with the friendliness of a Poodle. These medium-sized dogs are lighthearted and cuddly. They’re friendly in a gentle, non-accosting way.
Irish Doodles are alert guard dogs, so they may be wary around strangers. Once they trust a person, they become playful companions. Irish Doodles only need moderate exercise. However, they would never object to having plenty of playtime outside.
What happens when you combine a fluffy Bichon Frise with a Toy Poodle? You receive an extra-fluffy Poochon. Although Poochons are wary of strangers, they make a wonderful addition to a home of any size. They can adapt to any space and family.
Poochons are whiners, so you’ll have to train them early to curb their barking. If you give them plenty of exercise and playtime, they won’t whine as often. Poochons are social pooches who adore attention and petting.
Poogles combine the puppy-face of a Beagle with the wavy fur of a Poodle. These well-tempered dogs will melt anyone’s heart. Poogles are family dogs who grow protective of their families, especially children.
Poogles have high amounts of energy and will chase small animals if they can. If you train them, though, they’ll learn quickly. Poogles are clever and happy to show off the tricks they learned. As curious and vivacious dogs, Poogles will constantly keep you entertained.
As a mix between the two intelligent dog breeds, Bordoodles are hard-working dogs. Their Border Collie and Poodle parents give them a wide range of colors and sizes. Bordoodles adapt quickly to training and can play gently with kids.
While Bordoodles are largely friendly, they can grow protective of their families. They work well with active families who give them plenty of playtime. Giving them a half-hour of activity and toys to bite will suffice.