Mini Sheepadoodle Puppies For Sale
The Mini Sheepadoodle also referred to as, Sheepapoo, Sheeppoo, and Sheepdoo, is a cross between an Old English Sheep dog and a Miniature Poodle. First believed to be bred by the United States Army in the 1960’s it has since become known that these dogs have actually been bred as early as the 18th century. In spite of having long and fluffy hair these dogs are hypoallergenic and have minimal shedding. Their sweet and affectionate nature makes them one the most sociable hybrids.
Appearance and Grooming
These puppies favor the looks and color of the Sheepdog parent without fur-covered eyes. Some of them even have blue eyes, which may occur both in the Mini Poodle and the Sheepdog. Their black and white “shaggy” coat is inherited by its parent breeds and requires regular coat maintenance. Daily brushings help to prevent knots and tangles as well as regular trips to the groomer. Trimming and nail clipping is suggested every 2 to 4 weeks.
These friendly, loving and obedient dogs are not only loyal, but extremely outgoing and playful. Though generally very well behaved, they do have quite a bit of energy so need an adequate amount of play time both indoors and outdoors each day.
Family and Companionship
Their affectionate and loving nature makes them an ideal family or therapy dog. They do especially well with families who have children as they are the descendent of parents who are keen on being in a group or pack. These are very friendly and sociable animals who don’t like to be alone.
Regular walks and runs are very important for these active dogs. Twice daily walks/runs as well as plenty of toys for mental stimulation will be sure to keep your puppy busy as well as engaged. They also love outdoor adventure so if you’re looking for a hiking or swimming companion, this is the perfect match.
Training and Socialization
Early socialization and training are an important part of owning a Mini Sheepadoodle, so make sure it is something you give priority. These dogs respond well to positive training, rewards and praise using a firm tone and being consistent. Their need to please attitudes and loyalty to their owners makes these puppies very easily trainable. Their desire to be sociable from a young age is something that needs to be nurtured throughout their adolescent and adult lives, as this makes up for a large part of their personality and behavior.
Frequently Asked Questions
Though no dog is truly hypoallergenic the Miniature Sheepadoodle is considered in the hypoallergenic category and is a great choice for allergy sufferers.
The average life span is 12 to 15 years, but they can live upwards of 17 years of age.
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.
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.
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).
Mini Sheepadoodle’s will grow to be 17 to 20 inches tall with an average weight of 30 to 45 lbs.
The most common colors are black, white, black & white and red & white.
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.
A 30 inch tall single or double door wire crate will big enough for your little one to use as they grow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Both Miniature and Standard Sheepadoodle’s can be referred to as Sheepdogoodle, Sheepapoo, Sheeppoo, Sheepdogdoodle and Sheepdoo.
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