Dog Breeds Which Look Like Poodles
May 6, 2019
There are plenty of dog breeds which look like poodles, that’s because plenty of dog breeds have been cross-bred with poodles! Poodles are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, their gorgeously curly hair having the extra benefit of being hypoallergenic! Which is a big bonus for any owners who are looking for a dog who won’t shed hair all over the place or set off their allergies.
Poodles have always been a popular pooch, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that Poodles started to be popularly cross-bred with other popular dog breeds. The first dog to be cross-bred with a poodle was the Cocker Spaniel, and the results were absolutely adorable.
So, it came as no surprise that plenty of people chose to see what other adorable breeds they could come up with! The 80s saw breeders cross the Poodle with Labradors to develop the iconic Labradoodle! You may be able to blame the humble Poodle for the insurgence of designer dog breeds.
Here are our top 5 poodle mixes which still carry the Poodle aesthetic but have their own quaint and cute charm too! You’ll see that they come in all different shapes and sizes – perfect if you are looking for a teacup pooch or a hardier companion.
The Labradoodle was always going to be number one on this list. The temperament of these dogs is just as charming as their cute and fuzzy appearance. They really are the best qualities of the Lab mixed with the most adorable of the Poodle. If you’re looking for an affectionate pup, look no further. It isn’t likely that we will see the decline in the popularity of the Labradoodle any time soon, but there are still plenty of other poodle crosses which make this list.
Even the name of the Goldendoodle is adorable, but as you can expect from a cross between a Poodle and Golden Retriever, they aren’t too different from the Labradoodle. With the Goldendoodle you will get a whole host of traits which you would want in your canine companion. You won’t have to worry all too much about excess fur being around your home, they shed incredibly lightly and have the perfect temperament to bring into pretty much any family home and it doesn’t matter if you are looking for a miniature size or a standard size either – they come in both!
There’s a lot of disparity over what truly creates a designer dog, however, whatever the definition, no one can deny that the Cockapoo is the most likely contender to be the first true designer dog. It also wins plenty of points for popularity. You only have to look into the adorable eyes of the Cockapoo to see why they are so popular! The Cockapoo first appeared back in the 1960s, dog lovers instantly recognised them as a stable breed of dog. By 2019, there are multiple generations of successful litters of Cockapoos. There aren’t many cross-breeds which have the potential to become just as popular as the original breed, but if any dog can do it, it’s the Cockapoo.
- Bichon Poodle
The Bichon Poodle is one of the little lesser known dogs which result from the cross-breeding of poodles. As you can expect, by crossing a Poodle with a Bichon Frise dog, the end result is going to be pretty tiny! Bichon Poodles will either come in toy or a miniature size! They’ve got a friendly and much happier than your average poodle’s face along with the curly yet fluffy hair which won’t make you sneeze, because once again, the fur of the Bichon Poodle is almost hypoallergenic. They first appeared back in the 1990s in Australia, dog lovers lapped up the new breed and the energetic personality which comes along with them.
Maltese and Poodles have always made excellent lap dogs, so combining the two breeds was always going to result in an instantly endearing dog. They have incredibly expressive little faces, which almost seem human. The Maltipoos are one of the most recent cross-breeds involving poodles, however, both parent breeds are very well established.
Everyone loves Pomeranians, so a mix of a Pomeranian and a Poodle was always going to go down well. They may not look exactly how you would expect a Pomeranian and a poodle cross to look, however, their eyes are still going to pull on your heart strings when you see them! Despite their small stature, you can expect pretty impressive athletic skills from the Pomapoo!
Yet another popular lap dog mixed with a Poodle is the Cavapoo. Mixing the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the Poodle resulted in an incredibly distinctive dog breed. King Charles Spaniels are very distinctive anyway due to their slightly parted eyes. Yet, with the Cavapoo, you get less of the droopy ears and hidden face. It’s full-frontal adorability from the Cavapoo which is a breed that has only been with us since the 1990s. Once again, it was Australia that created the breed. And we’d have to say that they did an incredible job creating the sweet and playful character!
Remember, which breed is right for you will depend on plenty of factors. How much time will you have for your new family member? How much are you likely to exercise your pet? Can you cater to their emotional and physical needs?
Poodle cross-breeds are always going to have a mix of traits between the dogs they have been crossed with. But still, it’s always good to do your reading on both of the parent’s.
If you’d like any more information on any of the breeds which we have mentioned in this list, you can always head over to our breed description page where you can find out about their health, needs, history, character, and grooming requirements.
If you’re ready to get looking for your perfect pup, you can always have a look at the list of puppies currently available for sale from our reputable breeders!