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Mini Sheepadoodle Breed Information

Kind, cuddly, merrys and gentle, Mini Sheepadoodle puppies are truely sweethearts. They are generous in affection, attentive, and obedient, and love to impress their human family by any means. With a delightful personality and a bit of a wild side, Mini Sheepadoodles are “live in the moment” types of dogs. They are brilliant and easy to train and they enjoy canine sports and games. They are always ready for an adventure.  Fluffy, cuddly, and gorgeous, the Mini Sheepadoodle is a small dog with an average weight between 25 and 45 pounds with an average height between 15 to 20 inches.  The fabulous Mini Sheepadoodle puppies are a cross between an Old English Sheepdog and a Mini Poodle.  

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with an Old English Sheepdog ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Intelligent, Loving, Friendly, Gentle ADULT WEIGHT 25-45 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 15-20 in LIFE SPAN 12-15 yrs

Mini Sheepadoodle Characteristics

  • Mini Sheepadoodles are highly social, playful, and friendly dogs. They love to interact with other pets (including cats), children – toddlers and teens alike, and even strangers
  • Receptive to human emotions and generous in affection, the Mini Sheepdoodle is an amazing therapy dog
  • The Mini Sheepadoodle puppy is bright, happy, eager to learn, and easy to train
  • Highly adaptable and easy going, Mini Sheepadoodles are comfortable in both small apartments and large homes
  • Mini Sheepdoodles have well balanced personalities and are wonderful companion pets that are best suited for families with or without children, singles, and first-time pet owners
  • Mini Sheepadoodles live longer, healthier lives due to hybrid vigor
  • Hypoallergenic non-shedding coats
  • Mini Sheepadoodles are excellent watchdogs - they are not overly vocal as they only bark with a purpose 

Mini Sheepadoodle Breeders

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It truly takes a special breeder to assist with nourishing and raising a Miniature Sheepadoodle puppy properly. Like people, the most critical moments in a puppy's life starts in the beginning. Providing a safe, natural, comfortable, and healthy environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential. Only the nation's best Mini Sheepadoodle breeders can provide the best quality of life. Here at Premier Pups, we work hand-in-hand with our breeders. We spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment. The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We directly take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations. We only align ourselves with Mini Sheepadoodle breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest.

Mini Sheepadoodle Appearance

The Mini Sheepadoodle is an athletic and stunning small dog with an average weight between 25 and 45 pounds and an average height between 15 to 20 inches. Graceful in movement and teddy bear like in appearance, the Mini Sheepdoodle has beautiful, expressive eyes, cute floppy ears, and a sturdy-built body covered in a soft fluffy coat. The Mini Sheepadoodle coat is luxurious and dense with unique patterns and markings. Their coats can vary from wavy to slightly curly and they can come in a variety of colors and color combinations, most commonly – black and white; and on the rarer side – black, shades of red, red and white, shades of brown, silver or chocolate and white. 

Mini Sheepadoodle Temperament

Cheerful and entertaining with a sunny disposition, the Mini Sheepadoodle is a joy to be around. Mini Sheepadoodles are very bright, attentive, and eager to please. They very much enjoy the training process, are known to be fast learning students, and are overall obedient.  Exceptionally sweet and patient, the Mini Sheepdoodle’s greatest quality is their kindness towards children. A gentle playmate and an affectionate cuddle buddy, the Mini Sheepadoodle is known to be very protective of children and watch over them. Amusing, goofy, and fun, with a knack for tricks, the Mini Sheepadoodles are funny little guys famous for their herding stunts – they might, on occasion, gently nudge cats, dogs, people, and even cars in an effort to herd them all into place.

The Mini Sheepdoodles are wonderful companion pets for outdoorsy people. They are happy, energetic little dogs always at the ready for a run, a swim, or a hiking adventure. Playing a game of chase, fetch or tag, doing agility training, going on a long walk or jog are all excellent ways to ensure that the Mini Sheepadoodle stays in great shape, healthy, and happy. Mini Sheepadoodles and Mini Sheepadoodle puppies are as bouncy, playful, and energetic outdoors are they are calm, cuddly, and relaxed indoors and they are known to adapt well to both active and more laid-back lifestyles. 

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Mini Sheepadoodle History

The Mini Sheepadoodle, also known as the “Sheepapoo” or the “Sheepdoodle”, is a fairly new and rare designer Doodle Breed that originated a little over 30 years ago in the United States. A cross between a purebred Old English Sheepdog and a purebred Miniature Poodle, the modern Mini Sheepdoodle breed has seen a steady rise in popularity in the last decade.  A smaller version of the famous Standard Sheepadoodle breed, the Mini Sheepadoodle has been carefully developed into three generations:  

A first-generation Mini Sheepadoodle, known as an F1 Sheepadoodle, is when a puppy has a purebred Old English Sheepdog parent and a purebred Mini Poodle parent 
A second-generation Mini Sheepadoodle, known as an F1B Mini Sheepadoodle, is when a puppy has an F1 Mini Sheepadoodle parent and a purebred Mini Poodle parent 
A third-generation Mini Sheepadoodle, known as an F2 Mini Sheepadoodle, is when a puppy has two Mini Sheepadoodle parents 

To learn more about the new Mini Sheepadoodle breed, we take a look at the history of the Old English Sheepdog and the Poodle parent breeds.  

The Old English Sheepdog is believed to have originated during the 1700’s in England, contrary to what the breed's name suggests, it is not quite an old breed. Agile and resilient, the Old English Sheepdog, a remarkable herder, was used to herd and protect sheep from predators through difficult terrain and long roads on their way to markets. The Old English Sheepdog’s fortune changed for the better when wealthy families from the United States took notice of their astounding beauty and presented them to the dog show rings (where they were instantly adored and praised). Never nervous, nor showing any signs of aggression, and a winner of canine beauty contests, the Old English Sheepdog moved on to the competing fields of canine sports where it once again proved its worth by excelling at agility, obedience, tracking, rally, flyball and well, most dog sports. Popular overnight, and for good reason, the Old English Sheepdog went on to become a famous star in multiple television series, movies, and cartoons around the world. 

The elegant and unique Poodles are an old and versatile breed with centuries of achievements in their portfolio. Gorgeous, agile, and intelligent, from hunter to circus performer and from battlefields to show rings, the Poodles have made their presence known around the world. The Poodle has been represented in French poetry, British literature, and Italian paintings, and has enjoyed a life of luxury among kings and queens at royal courts throughout history. Ranked as second most intelligent breed, the Poodle is now one of the most popular breeds in the world. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Miniature Sheepadoodle hypoallergenic? Though no dog is truly hypoallergenic the Miniature Sheepadoodle is considered in the hypoallergenic category and is a great choice for allergy sufferers.

What is the lifespan of a Miniature Shepadoodle? The average life span is 12 to 15 years, but they can live upwards of 17 years of age.

Do Miniature Sheepadoodle’s make good service and therapy dogs? Yes. They have a calm demeanor and an affectionate nature that makes them very approachable. They make wonderful therapy dogs and their intelligence makes them the perfect candidate for service training.

Do Miniature Sheepadoodle’s do well around water? Yes, they love water! Both the Poodle and the Old English Sheepdog love being in the water and this carried down into the Miniature Sheepadoodle.

What is the difference between a Miniature Sheepadoodle and a Standard Sheepadoodle? The only difference is their size. A standard Sheepadoodle will typically weigh between 70 to 90 lbs. If a Sheepadoodle weighs under 35 lbs. they are considered a Miniature. There is also "Micro Mini" which refers to any Sheepadoodle weighing under 30 lbs. "Micro Sheepadoodles" are typically F1B (3/4 Poodle).

How big will my Miniature Sheepadoodle be as an adult? Mini Sheepadoodle’s will grow to be 17 to 20 inches tall with an average weight of 30 to 45 lbs.

What colors are Miniature Sheepadoodles’s available in? The most common colors are black, white, black & white and red & white.

What does a Miniature Sheepadoodle’s coat look like and how do I maintain it? Their coat is soft and wavy. They do require regular brushing a few times per week and to be professionally groomed about every 6-8 weeks.

What size crate should I get for my Miniature Sheepadoodle? A 30 inch tall single or double door wire crate will big enough for your little one to use as they grow.

What toys can I give my Miniature Sheepadoodle puppy? The best toy’s for teething pups is rubber chewy toys. Please avoid hard toys such as bones as their teeth are still brittle and may cause breakage- these can be introduced once the puppy reaches 6 months old. It is also recommended to keep them away from stuffed toys to avoid choking hazards.

What type of collar should I get for my puppy? You’ll want to get an adjustable harness (x-small), as it is more comfortable for the puppy, and they won’t feel choked around their neck. A Miniature Sheepadoodle’s neck size is approximately 6-8 inches at only a couple of months old.

What is the temperament of a Miniature Sheepadoodle? Miniature Sheepadoodle’s are calm, sweet, and affectionate. They love to be in the company of people and form a strong emotional bond to their owners and families. They get along great with other animals and children.

Are Miniature Sheepadoodle’s easy to train? These loveable dogs are highly intelligent and eager to please. They will have no trouble understanding your commands after a short amount of training and will be happy to obey and show off what they’ve learned.

Can I leave my Miniature Sheepadoodle home alone when I’m at work? This little one does not like to be left alone for long as they are prone to suffering from separation anxiety which is a result of their loving caring nature. If you’re someone who works long hours this is probably not the best choice for a pet.

Does the Miniature Sheepadoodle go by other names? Yes. Both Miniature and Standard Sheepadoodle’s can be referred to as Sheepdogoodle, Sheepapoo, Sheeppoo, Sheepdogdoodle and Sheepdoo.