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5 Major Types of Doodle Dogs

If you’re not passionate about dogs, you might not have probably known that when you cross-breed different types of dogs, you’ll end up with totally different characteristics.
Zoey Fawell Jan 8, 2020
This is the case with doodle dogs, and the names for the different types of doodle dogs that we have today are derived from a combination of the breeds involved, as we will later see in the story.
For a refresher, doodle dogs are hybrid dogs that come into existence when you cross breed a poodle with another breed. In my family, we love doodles because of the minimal shedding that we have to deal with, and much more as explained under the 5 main types we have outlined for you.


This is a cross breed between a Labrador and a Poodle. What you have is a dog which combines the energetic and smart characteristics of a Labrador and Poodle respectively.
One thing I love about Labradoodles is how easy they are to train, and it’s all because of their high intelligence.

Like the rest of the poodle crosses, these ones won’t leave any traces of dog-fur around the house, making them safe and friendly for those with allergies, especially children.


When you cross a Poodle with a Golden Retriever, you’ll end up with a Goldendoodle. You have to be keen with this particular one because of the high resemblance to Golden Retrievers.
The easier way you can identify them is with their curls which somehow overlap on their eyes, forming a mop-like shape.

This variety is yet another option for those who are into smart, energetic and fun-loving pets. They’re available in average and large sizes, so you can easily pick what you want. 

Find out the best Goldendoodle haircuts here.


Also known as Aussiepoo or Aussiepoodle, this mixed breed is a cross between a Poodle and an Australian shepherd.
This is a great option for a family dog, bearing in mind that they’ll bond quickly with people and other dogs.

The combination creates incredible puppies with unique qualities gathered from both sides, and the better part is that you can find them at various dog shelters.


If you love both Schnauzers and Poodles, you can now have a combination of the two in a Schnoodle.
With Schnoodles, you’ll find a variety of dogs based on sizes and colour, but what cuts across all of them is how smart and friendly they are, once trained properly.

What stands out for me is how unique their head is shaped, which is quite impressive. Being that there’s something for everyone, you won’t miss a pick to carry home.


Now, not everyone loves bigger dogs, and that’s where Cockapoo comes in. It’s a combination of a Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel.
They’re relatively smaller compared to the rest, and their uniqueness extends to the long and wavy dog fur which most people love.

Some people find them a bit needy, but their desirable looks surpasses everything. And who would want to leave their little friend all alone anyway?


We highlighted earlier that the characteristics of cross-bred dogs are dependent on the breeds used.
Therefore, you should clearly know the selection or combination that will suit you before bringing a doodle home, and that’s the essence of explaining to you the types of doodle dogs.

Depending on the number of options that you might have, it’s easier to narrow down your choices based on color, shape, size and even coat texture.

Before we conclude on this, I would like to emphasize that your doodle will only have minimal shedding if you take good care of those curls, and for this, you have to develop a proper hygiene trend.