OODLE DOG BREEDS INFO CENTRE

The Oodle dog breeds are designer dogs that have become particularly popular in Australia over the last 10 to 15 years. Oodles, with the poodle mix of low shedding hair, lively intelligence, and gentle natures make a great choice for a family dog.

WHAT IS AN OODLE?

They are designer dogs that have become particularly popular in Australia over the last 10 to 15 years.

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OODLE VARIATIONS

there are countless numbers of different Oodle variations of the Poodle mix with dogs, see the full list.

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WHY SO POPULAR?

Their teddy bear nature provides enormous fun and laughter as your poodle mix dog plays with anyone in the family.

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SPOODLE

Spoodles (or Cockapoodles) are the result of a pairing of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle.

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LABRADOODLE

Labradoodles came as a guide dog that would not trigger her extreme allergy sensitivities.

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CAVOODLE

Cavoodles are the result of a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a miniature Poodle.

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BOXERDOODLE

Boxerdoodles are a hybrid mix of Poodle and a Boxer.

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MALTIPOO

The Maltipoo or Moodle is a high energy hybrid of a toy Poodle and a Maltese.

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GROODLES

Groodles are a cross between Golden Retrievers and Poodles and come in a variety of sizes and coat types.

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BREEDERS

Talk to experts and breeders for advice about what you’re looking for in your Oodle dog

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BUYING AN OODLE

Oodle dogs have skyrocketed in popularity over the last 10 years and getting the dog you want might take some time

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ADOPT AN OODLE

Some breeders and associations might have dogs for adoption from time to time.

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What is an Oodle Dog

What is an Oodle Dog?

Oodle dogs are a cross between a pure-bred Poodle and other dog breeds.

The desire for a dog that exhibits the best traits of both breeds has generally been the motivating factor behind the creation of Oodle dogs.

Traits inherent in Poodles such as hypoallergenic hair and low shedding coats have been particularly attractive for breeders.

But attractive temperament qualities have also been high on the wish list for breeders.

All the different variations of Oodle dogs

All the Different Oodle Dog Varieties

Oodle dogs have proven so successful that today there are countless numbers of different Oodle variations of the Poodle mix with dogs such as:

  • Labradors
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Spaniels
  • Border Collies
  • Huskies
  • Old English Sheepdogs
  • Basset Hounds
  • Great Dane
  • Wheaton Terrier

The list of poodle mix breeds is almost endless and so there is definitely an Oodle dog for everyone.

See our full Oodle Dog varieties info page here.

Oodle dogs are very popular

Why Are Oodle Dogs So Popular?

In short, Oodles have oodles of cuteness.

Oodles are often described as like a teddy bear and that applies not just to their cute curly wool-like or fleecy fur coats but their gentle, playful personalities too.

An Oodle (or Doodle) breed dog, especially when received as a puppy, is perfect for families.

Poodle crossbreeds form strong attachments with their owners and the entire family including your youngest kids.

Any of the poodle mix varieties will provide deeply affectionate companionship for you and the family.

Their teddy bear natures will provide enormous fun and laughter as your poodle mix dog plays with anyone in the family or simply entertains itself.

Poodle mix dogs retain their playfulness even when they’re no longer puppies.

Spoodle Dog Breeds

What is a Spoodle

Spoodles (also known as Cockapoos) are hybrids of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle and are highly valued for their intelligence and affectionate natures.

Spoodles date back to the 1960s.

Technically, Spoodles refers to the mix of a poodle crossed with an English Cocker Spaniel while Cockapoos are the result of a cross with an an American Cocker Spaniel.

Typically there are 3 sizes of Spoodles (cockapoos):

  • Miniature—Height: 30-40 cm
  • Medium–Height: 40-51 cm
  • Standard–Height: 51-66 cm

This breed is renowned for their easy-going, gentle natures combined with a lively playful intelligence. They are very rarely aggressive and extremely tolerant of children.

They are easily trained and very social animals. They tend to be very long lived dogs and generally possess good health.

See our full Spoodles info page here.

Labradoodle Dog Breeds

What’s a Labradoodle

Labradoodles came about thanks to a request from a blind woman to the Australian Guide Dog Association for a guide dog that would not trigger her extreme allergy sensitivities.

The Labrador was a proven success as a guide dog but it has a relatively high shedding coat.

The cross with a poodle was an obvious choice and 29 of the first 31 dogs went on to become very successful guide dogs.

There are differences between Labradoodles and Australian Labradoodles. Labradoodles are an F1 (1st generation cross) cross between Labrador and Poodle whereas Australian Labradoodles may be a blend of up to 6 dogs:

  • Labrador
  • Poodle
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • American Cocker Spaniel
  • Curly Coated Retriever
  • Irish Water Spaniel

The intention is to creative a dog with a marvellous temperament that was suitable for high allergy sufferers.

If hypoallergenic hair is an important factor then look for a dog with at least 50% Poodle genes.

Labradoodles can display a variety of colours, from black, silver and cream, to reds and chocolate.

The Australian Labradoodle comes in 3 size variations:

  1. Standard — taller than 44cms
  2. Medium — between 44cms and 34cms
  3. Miniature — between 28cms and 34cms
See our full Labradoodle info page here.

Cavoodles are a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a miniature Poodle

What’s a Cavoodle

Cavoodles are the result of a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a miniature Poodle.

These small long-haired dogs are high energy and love being around children.

Weight range sits between 5 and 12kgs and coat colours include: gold, tan, cream, black and brown.

Cavoodles, also known as Cavapoos, possess large beautiful brown eyes, a thick soft coat, and are highly intelligent.

They adapt well to small apartment living provided they get enough exercise and stimulation.

They can be prone to barking and anxiety if left alone too long. Although they’ll bark to let you know visitors have arrived they are not usually aggressive.

Cavoodles are highly compatible with other pets and do not shed much hair making them a great choice for allergy prone owners.

However, they do need regular grooming to maintain their lush coats in good condition.

See our full Cavoodle info page here.

Maltipoo Dog Breeds

What is a Maltipoo

Maltipoo is not actually a dog breed per se, but the Maltipoo is a popular cross of the Maltese Poodle, known for their fun-loving and affectionate nature.

Although these dogs sometimes have the unfortunate status of “designer breed,” you may find them in shelters and rescues.

Being quiet, low energy, fairly calm indoors, and polite with the other residents are all good qualities in an apartment dog.

As companion dogs, they crave the company of their humans and may develop separation anxiety when they don’t get the attention they nee

See our full Maltipoo info page here.

Groodle Dog Breeds

What is a Groodle

A groodle is a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle. They are a very intelligent dog breed with a ‘golden’ personality.

Their affectionate and care free nature makes them the ideal family pet. They get along great with children, all dog breeds and other pets.

In 1969, the first groodle was bred by Monica Dickens, the great-granddaughter of the famous writer Charles Dickens.

In the 1990s, breeding labradoodles as a hypoallergenic guide dog was a great success.

This started an ‘oodle’ hybrid breed craze with groodles and other poodle crosses booming in popularity.

Other Names that the groodle is known by various names, including:

  • Golden doodle
  • Golden poo
  • Curly retriever
  • Curly golden
See our full Groodle info page here.

All the different breeds of Oodle dogs

Oodle Breeding

Cross breeding dogs is usually done to achieve a number of different objectives including:

  • Minimizing genetic diseases present in the purebred dogs
  • Combining the best temperament or other qualities in the two breeds
  • Establishing advantageous qualities as a norm (e.g. low shedding coat)

When looking for the right Oodle dog for you you’ll need to check with the breeder about breed percentages and whether they’re an F1, F2, or F3, F1b and F2b generation dog.

The F stands for filial (crossbreed) and the number refers to the generation.

B stands for backcross, thus an F1b Labradoodle has been backcrossed with a purebred Poodle.

See our full Oodle Cross Breeding info page here.

Oodle Dog Breeders

Oodle Breeders

There are a number of established associations throughout Australia that are dedicated to establishing healthy genetic bloodlines for their particular Oodle breed with the goal of attaining official breed recognition.

Australian Labradoodle Association, as the name suggests, is a great place to start looking for your Australian Labradoodle puppy.

The Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders is a great source of information and lists reputable breeders of all Oodle dog breeds.

All members have been audited by a registered veterinarian and must abide by an established code of ethics.

If you’re looking for Cavoodle puppies you might start here.

If there isn’t an Australian association for the particular breed you’re interested in then try the American Association for that particular dog breed.

For example, try the Goldendoodle Association of North America if you want to know more about the Goldendoodle.

There are, of course many reputable individual breeders of a wide range of Oodle dog types throughout Australia.

Many of these breeders have a long history of sending their dogs safely across Australia and even internationally.

See our full Oodle List of Breeders info page here.

Buying and Oodle Puppy

Buying An Oodle Dog

Oodle dogs have skyrocketed in popularity over the last 10 years and getting the dog you want might take some time.

Dogs from established breeders are in high demand and you may need to be patient as waiting lists for your desired dog can be long.

Do remember to check out their reputation and membership of any appropriate associations.

Although Oodle dogs are generally fairly hardy breeds they do, like any domesticated dog breed, suffer from some inherent genetic disorders.

Ask any prospective seller about the genetic health risks inherent in their dog breed.

They should be open and honest about those risks and how their breeding programme has reduced those risks.

If the seller says there are no potential health problems then do not buy from them as they are not being transparent or truthful.

See our full Oodle List of Breeders info page here.

How and where to adopt an Oodle dog

Oodles For Adoption

Some breeders and associations might have dogs for adoption from time to time.

It’s very rare to come across an Oodle rescue dog because Oodles are usually such well-loved and desired pets.

You can check out this page if you’re looking to adopt a Spoodle.

From time to time you might see an advertisement promoting Oodle pups for adoption but as always exercise discretion and do your research.