When we have a plan to buy a dog, there will be some considerations. The dog’s look, price, care and also size. Why does the dog’s size also become a consideration? For some people, the size of a full grown dog will also be a consideration because they are worried that their residence is not big enough for keeping a dog. Besides, some other people want to have a dog in certain size. So, they have to think about the dog’s size, too. Then, is Sheepadoodle suitable to keep for you? How big are Sheepadoodle when they are grown up? Find out the answer here!
Before we take a look on the full grown size of a Sheepadoodle, first we have to know the size of their parents so that we can estimate the size of the pup when it is full grown up. Sheepadoodle is dog that is a result of crossbreeding between an Old English Sheepdog and a Poodle. An Old English Sheepdog can have 22 to 24 inches in height and 80 to 90 lbs in weight with 10 to 12 years of life expectancy.
A Poodle can reach 21 inches in height and 65 pounds in weight with 12 years life expectancy. So, a Sheepadoodle will have a size anywhere between these figures. If we compare this breed to the other Poodle crossbreeds, the Sheepadoodle mix is quite a large dog, particularly if we compare it to crossbreeds like Cockapoos, a mix between Poodles and Cocker Spaniel. Since they are a mix, they will have different size and weight. Sheepadoodle itself is categorized into three size differences. This difference is determined by specific breed type and stature of the dog parents. If breeders expect to create a crossbreed between Sheepdog and Poodle that can result a smaller dog than average, it means they have to choose the mates carefully.
That’s why there are some types of Sheepadoodle based on their size.
- A Standard Sheepadoodle is a big dog and it will have 80 to 140 lbs when it is full grown.
- A mini Sheepadoodle size will reach about 35 to 55 lbs.
- A Micro Sheepadoodle will have about 30 lbs or under.
Sheepadoodles can live between 12 to 15 years. To make them stay healthy and have a long life, they have to be supported with a good food. Since they have a strong tendency to be obese as well as experience a digestive issue that is known as bloat, so you will need to feed them 2 to 3 small meals throughout the day rather than free fed. Food should avoid fillers which will encourage them to keeping eating to feel full. Besides, exercise should also be avoided right after meals because of the potential of bloat. A dog that is cross-breed is usually free from the health issues. However, they can inherit some diseases from their parents such as bloat, Cushings or Addisons, skin issues and certain cancers. You need to check up them to a vet regularly and also give them some healthy exercises.