Sheepadoodle is a cross breed between Poodle and the Old English Sheepdog. Generally, the typical colors of Sheepadoodle are black, white and black, or red and white. This dog is a very friendly dog breed and is easier to train than a purebred Old English Sheepdog. Same as the other cross breeds, this breed can inherit the best traits of both parents breeds. This breed originated in the U.S., as the US Army developed this breed in the 1960s as a military police dog. This dog is categorized into a hybrid and because of that reason, this dog is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, but it is registered with the American Canines Hybrid Club.
Sheepadoodle adult will have 13 to 24 inches in height and 60 to 80 pounds in weight, approximately the similar size as the average standard poodle. Their lifespan is about 12 to 15 years. This kind of breed is known for being sweet, happy, gentle, affectionate and most of all, silly dogs. They are also highly intelligent and loyal dog breed. So, because of their intelligence and also their eagerness to please, it makes Sheepadoole is not difficult to train. You need to do is to provide the training that is firm and consistently patient that includes early socialization while still a puppy.
Sheepadoodle adults or puppies is usually healthy, but several of the health problems are included like Skin problems, Von Willebrand disease, Renal disorders, Epilepsy, Hip dysplasia, Dilated cardiomyopathy, Sebaceous adenitis, Patellar luxation, Patent ductus arteriosis, Mitral dysplasia, Allergies, Bloat and Tricuspid dysplasia. Some exercises are also important for their healthy lifestyle and also for their confidence. They are active and strong dog which need a great deal of daily exercise. When your Sheepadoodle receives regular exercise, it can help to prevent some diseases such as heart disease, some kinds of cancer, arthritis, stroke and some other diseases. Another factor that determines their health is feeding. It is important for you to give them a healthy and wholesome food if you want to take care them. When you decide to adopt a Sheepadoodle, you need to slowly give them dry food since an inherent trait from both breeds is slight gastric sensitivity and selecting a quality food is important. When they are adult, you need to feed them about 3 to 4 cups of top quality dry dog food daily.
If you wonder whether Sheepadoodles shed or not, well actually they do not shed. However, they need regular brushing to maintain a long coat that is soft and usually wavy. They can have their furry coats both straight and curly that needs regular grooming like brushing a few times weekly as also, trimming them when it is necessary, particularly if that covers their eyes. You also have to clean their ears sometimes to avoid any infections. Complete grooming that is done regularly is good for the health of your dog. The last but not least, when you have a dog, you need to give them love and affection so your dog will love you back. Always spend your time with your dog because your dog needs love and warmth.