Doodle Dog Day is September 20th! Originally slated for May, this ‘pawesome’ holiday was pushed back because of Covid-19. While these cute pups should be celebrated all year, this is a great time to give them some extra attention. A Fort Collins, CO vet discusses doodle dogs in this article.
The Poodle: The Original Doodle
One thing all doodles have in common (aside from being adorable) is the fact that they were all descended from poodles. Why poodles? They’re great dogs! Their curly coats are easy to maintain, and they also have a loyal, fun, demeanor that has won them some very devoted fans.
The History Of The Doodle
We may never know exactly when the first doodle was born. However, the Labradoodle was most likely the first. These cute pups were bred by the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia. The group wanted to combine the loving, docile temperament of Labrador guide dogs with the curly coats and easy grooming needs of poodles. Mission accomplished!
You likely have heard of the most popular doodles, like the Golden Doodle, Yorkipoo, Shipoo, and Labradoodle. However, there are many other adorable doodles out there. In fact, there are oodles of doodles! There are big doodles, like the Saint Berdoodle, a Saint Bernard mix, and little doodles, like the Malipoo (Maltese/Poodle). We’ve also got the Whoodle, a Wheaton Terrier doodle; the Ausdiedoodle, an Aussie Shephard mix; and the Borddole, a Border Collie/Poodle cross. Then there’s the self-explanatory Boxerdoodle and Dalmadoodle; Pomapoo, a Pomeranian doodle; the Cavoodle, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Poodle; the Sheepadoodle (Sheepdog doodle); the Great Danoodle (Great Dane); and the Schnoodle (Schnauzer doodle.)
Are you wondering why there are so many doodles? It’s all in the coat! Poodles don’t shed much, and they produce minimal dander. These traits don’t exactly make them hypoallergenic, but they do make them a great choice for people with allergies.
Doodle Care Tips
There’s a lot of diversity in the doodle dog world, so their needs can vary widely. A Saint Berdoodle will have different care needs than a Shipoo or Yorkipoo. Some doodle dogs may need lots of exercise, while others are couch potatoes. No matter what kind of doodle you have, get specific care tips from your vet.
Please us, your Fort Collins, CO vet clinic, for your doodle dog’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!