~ Mini Sheepadoodles ~
A Sheepadoodle is a cross between an Old English Sheepdog and a Poodle. Sheepadoodles are known for their playful, outgoing, and loving demeanor. Just like the Old English Sheepdog and Poodle, they are very smart and trainable. With their adorable looks and great dispositions, these dogs make excellent companions! Sheepadoodles are very people oriented and affectionate dogs.
Sheepadoodles come in two different size ranges depending on the size of the parent dogs.
Mini: 25 – 45 lbs (sometimes minis will mature larger or smaller)
Standard: 50+ lbs
Once Upon A Doodle specializes mini Sheepadoodles. Because mature size is so hard to tell in puppies, I will estimate but no size is guaranteed. We currently do not breed Standard Sheepadoodles.
Because neither the Old English Sheepdog or Poodle shed, Sheepadoodles will not shed either. Although no dog is considered 100% hypo-allergenic, Sheepadoodles are considered very allergy friendly and will likely not pose allergy problems. The coat types range from straight / loose wave, wavy, to curly. Sheepadoodles are lean in appearance and often seem much larger then they are due to their luxurious coats.
Sheepadoodles are known for the “Panda bear” look because they often have a black back with one or both eyes covered with a black eye patch. Often times, the black will fade to gray or gray and white, similar to the Old English Sheepdog. Occasionally, Sheepadoodles are born with a lot of white, or almost all white and there is a wide array of markings that the Sheepadoodles come in. Some of the other rare colors that are not commonly seen in Sheepadoodles are sable, brindle, and phantom.