Sheepadoodle is a wonderful cross-breed that takes the best traits of the Old English Sheepdog and the Standard Poodle. Like other cross breeds, it can inherit the best traits of both parent breeds.  The name which alters “poodle” to “doodle” in reference to the Labradoodle was coined in 1992. First generation doodles tend to have added health benefits since they are the first in their line.

Poodles were originally bred in Germany as a hunting water fowl while Sheepdogs were intended to herd sheep. The Shepadoodle is a hybrid of this wonderful 2 breeds which results in a beautiful loving dog with an amazing temperament!


  • Sheepadoodle is a designer dog, you can have a F1 which is a result from breeding apure breed Old English Sheepdog and pure breed Standard Poodle or an F1b which is a breed of a F1 Sheepadoodle and a pure breed Standard Poodle.
  • Typical Sheepadoodle colors are black, black and white, or red and white (rare), you can also get a tri-colored white and black with some brown in it
  • Sheepadoodles are very healthy.
  • It is a very friendly breed.
  • Sheepadoodles are very easy to train since they are very smart and very eager to please.

Appearence and Characteristics

The Sheepadoodle is a beautiful dog with a sturdy, solid builds, medium sized. With a broad square looking head and floppy ears hanging down. Beautiful brown eyes and some times blue. Most Sheepadoodles are Black and White with the classic patch eye or the “mask” look (patch on both eyes) some times white face (classic snow caped OES). Sheepadoodles have soft wavy coat

Sheepadoodles are typically medium to large dogs, with the smaller ones weight 45 to 55 pounds and the larger ones 70 to 80 pounds. The ideal Sheepdogdoodle is well proportioned, muscular, and strong. Their puppies have the best of both breeds, and they are nearly 100% hypoallergenic with long and soft coats that range anywhere from straight to curly.

  • Breed Group: Working
  • Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
  • Height: 13 to 24 inches
  • Weight: 60 to 80 Pounds
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate to high
  • Coat type: Wavy/curly, long, soft
  • Hypoallergenic:  Yes
  • Barking: Rare
  • Breed Type: Crossbreed
  • Colors: Sheepdogdoodle mainly come in black or black and white. Often times, the black will fade to gray or gray and white, similar to the Old English Sheepdog. Occasionally, Sheepapoo are born with a lot of white, or almost all white.
  • Size: Generally between 24 to 27 inches tall, between 45 to 55 pounds, approximately the same size as your average standard poodle


The Sheepadoodle is well known for being gentle, sweet, happy, affectionate and most of all silly dogs. They are highly intelligent and loyal dogs. It is a great family dog, it gets on well with everyone of all ages. The sheepadoodle is a Loving, Playful, and a Quiet dog perfect for any family. They get along well with children and will be open to positive interaction with other dogs and or other animals as well.

How to take care?


Exercise is important for their overall health and confidence of your pup and  it is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  Sheepadoodles will do just fine in any type of home, house or apartment as long as they get a good amount of exercise. Sheepadoodle is a strong, active dog that will benefit from a good dose of daily exercise. There are many physical, mental and health benefits as well.

Healthy food

What you feed your dog is almost as important as it is to feed him. Choosing the correct food no only will add life to your dog but also quality of life. Unless you are going to feed your dog raw foods prepared by you at home I will recommend using a health non-grain dry food.

Love & affection

Love and affection are vital for every dog. If you give love and affection to your dog you will get so much more than you give. Your Sheepdogdoodles are one of the most loving and loyal dogs out there, they love to please and they are by nature people dogs (they much rather be with their people than with other dog/s) he or she will be a member of your family for life, most importantly spend time with your pup, take him with you when you go out (as long as the places you are going to allow , you both will enjoy it).


Like any other dog, your Sheepadoodle will need to have vaccines. Vaccinating your pet has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life. Puppies are typically vaccinated at 6 or 7 weeks which means that they will have their first round of shots before they leave our home and  will need another round at 10 weeks and then at 13 or 14 weeks (depending on your vets preference), Your Sheepadoodle should then be on a once a year check up and Vaccines schedule (again check with your vet for their recommendation as the area that you live might have different requirements as others)

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