HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT DOODLE BREED

 

Which doodle is right for you? Looking for a new puppy can be pretty daunting. As doodle breeds become more popular, there are more options to choose from. At Crockett Doodles, our mission is to pair our family-raised puppies to loving forever homes. 

Before you begin looking for a puppy, there are several things to consider. The first is to weigh whether your lifestyle offers enough freedom for a new member. Puppies tend to be a lot of work, especially in their younger, more energetic years. You want to make sure you can properly provide for the puppy's needs, like exercise, food, grooming, and health, to name a few. When you receive a new puppy from Crockett Doodles, we provide plenty of resources to help you begin your journey. 

All of our breeds are a result of breeding a purebred with a standard poodle. Why poodles? Poodles have some of the highest intelligence levels of all the dog breeds. Poodles are eager to please and have outstanding coats. Most of our doodle puppies are highly trainable and eager to please. They offer low-to-non-shedding coats for those who tend to have allergic reactions. And because our dogs are hybrids, they have the added advantage of typically having better health. Most of our doodles also come in a mini size, because of mini/toy poodles. 

 

Note: These numbers are simply estimations of what we've noticed in the past with our pups. We hope this will be helpful as you decide which breeds would best suit your family.

 

 

Doodle Breeds Comparison Chart

Weight (in lbs)

Colors

Coat Types

Temperament

Mini: 10 to 35

Standard: 35 to 55

Tri-color, merle, chocolate, black, and parti-colored

Wavy to curly

Playful, energetic, affectionate, tends to have leader traits, very active and needs regular exercise

Mini: 18 to 35

Medium: 35 to 50

Standard: 50 and over

Tri-color, Black and white, chocolate and white, red and white, tan and black, solid black

Mostly wavy to curly

Loyal, calm, social, moderately active

Standard: 10 to 18

Red, red/white, apricot, cream, or tri-color

Wavy to curly

Friendly, playful, affectionate, calm, quiet

Toy: 5 to 10

Standard: 10 to 20

Cream, chocolate, red solids, partis, phantom, and merles

Straight to loose curls

Affectionate, social, loyal

Petite Mini: 8 to 25

Traditional Mini: 25 to 40

Medium: 40 to 55

Standard: 55 and over

English cream, white, caramel, apricot, red, occasionally black, and tan

Straight, wavy, curly

Friendly, playful, social, affectionate (makes a good therapy dog)

Mini: 20 to 35

Standard: 35 to 55

Red and apricot

Long, wavy, and shaggy

Friendly, happy, loyal, social, calm

Petite Mini: 8 to 25

Traditional Mini: 25 to 40

Medium: 40 to 55

Standard: 55 and over

Chocolate, black, red, apricot, cream, merle, red, and parti-colored

Hair, wool, fleece (straight, wavy, or curly)

Friendly, confident, dependable, loyal, affectionate (makes a good service dog)

Mini: 25 to 50

Standard: 50 to 105

Black, chocolate, parti-color (black and white or chocolate and white)

Thick and wavy

Gentle, alert, friendly, loyal, laid back, known as Gentle Giants

Standard: 60 to 85

White, white/black badger look, or red, chocolate, apricot, and parti

Wavy to curly

Loving, protective, affectionate, nanny

Mini: 35 to 55

Standard: 55 to 110

Black, Black and white, and multicolored

Thick, wavy coat

Affectionate, social, compassionate, calm

Mini: 25 to 45

Standard: 45 to 75

Solid black, solid white, black and white, or red and white (rare).

Wavy to curly

Inquisitive, gentle, loyal

Petite Mini: 16 to 20

Traditional Mini: 20 to 35

Standard: 35 to 55

Chocolate (liver) and white, tri-colored, solid chocolate, black/white

Wavy to curly

Loyal, gentle, playful, eager to please, energetic, needs regular exercise

Standard: 30 to 40

Tri-color

Thick wavy

Laid-back, loyal, trainable

 
 

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