The Sheepadoodle breed is a hybrid dog that comes in different sizes. Standard Sheepadoodles range from medium to large.
The average weight of a male Standard Sheepadoodle is around 27–38 kilos, whilst his average height is approximately 45–58 centimetres. A female Standard Sheepadoodle’s average weight is approximately 24–34 kilos, and her average height ranges from 45–58 centimetres.
The smaller variation of this designer dog breed is called a Miniature Sheepadoodle. He is also called a Mini or Micro Sheepadoodle. He weighs around 11–20 kilos and can grow up to 51 centimetres tall.
Note that some Sheepadoodle puppies may exceed the sizes stated above. That’s because their Sheepdog parents are quite huge. Standard Sheepadoodles are medium to large dogs; thus they are slightly slow to mature. It would take approximately 18 months for Standard Sheepadoodle puppies to reach their full size.
On the other hand, Mini Sheepadoodles mature rather fast than their bigger counterparts. Miniature Sheepadoodle puppies will become fully grown once they turn 11–13 months of age.
The Sheepadoodle dog comes in varying appearances because he is a mixed breed. However, in general, he has a teddy bear-like appearance.
His body is solid and strong, whilst his skull is broad and dome-shaped. He possesses either a square or a rounded face with an elongated snout. He has small eyes and drooping ears.
The coat of this Poodle mixed breed is medium length and can either be straight or curly. He can sport solid black and white colours. He can also have a combination of both colours.
Some of these dogs possess a white and red coat. Others have a solid brown or a grey coat. However, these types of colourations are relatively rare.
Grooming the Sheepadoodle dog breed involves 2–3 times a week of brushing. It is recommended to get your dog’s coat clipped every 8–12 weeks. Doing so will greatly minimise grooming time as well as the formation of matts and tangles.
Bathe your dog only when necessary, meaning when he is very dirty or stinky. Avoid frequent washing as it can damage his skin and coat. Do not forget to clip his nails and clean his ears every week. Trim the hairs around their ears to hinder bacteria from proliferating and avoid ear infections.
Brush the Sheepadoodle’s teeth daily if possible to prevent dental problems. Since the dog breed has a thick coat, he fares well in cold climates.
However, when the hot season starts, he is at risk of heatstroke. Thus, limit your dog's outdoor time during warmer days. Also, make sure that indoor spaces are air-conditioned to keep him cool and cosy.
Do Sheepadoodle dogs shed?
Yes, Sheepadoodle dogs do shed like all canines. However, despite their dense coat, they do not shed much. So, if you are planning to get this mixed breed, getting rid of dog fur in your home is the least of your worries.
Are Sheepadoodles hypoallergenic?
Yes, Sheepadoodle dogs are mostly hypoallergenic. Mind that the type of coat that they inherited from their parent breeds will determine if they are less likely to trigger allergies. A Sheepadoodle that acquired the short, curly coat of the Poodle is hypoallergenic. It is best that you ask the breeder if the puppy you chose is hypoallergenic or not.