Meet Our Sheepadoodles
Sheepadoodle’s are obedient, friendly and loving with an appearance that will make you fall in love with them immediately. This stunning breed is very popular for its cuddles, strong temperament, and loyal companionship. With their one of a kind spots and dots patterns this breed really stands out in the crowd.
This fluffy canine is a hybrid of the Old English Sheepdog and a Poodle. Either parent dog can be one of these two breeds, it doesn’t change the look if the Mom is the Poodle and the Dad is Old English Sheepdog or if Mom is an Old English Sheepdog and the dad is the Poodle. As long as both breeds are in the mix, we folks, have ourselves a Sheepadoodle!
Sheepadoodle Generations We Raise Here at Apple Creek
F1 Sheepadoodle is when either parent/dog is a Poodle and one is an Old English Sheepdog, this will create a pup with a straighter or wavier coat, a stockier build and possibly a more strong willed/spunky/high spirited personality/dog.
An F1b Sheepadoodle is when an F1 Sheepadoodle (half Old English Sheepdog half Poodle) is bred with a purebred Poodle. F1b Sheepadoodles are 75% Poodle. F1b Sheepadoodles may shed less than F1 Sheepadoodles and are suitable for families with allergies.
F1bb Generation is when one parent is an F1b Sheepadoodle (75% Poodle and 25% Old English Sheepdog) and one is a pure Poodle. Having more poodle than sheepdog in this mix may make this generation a bit calmer and easier to train.
Overall adult size of our puppies will be dependent on the parent’s size and can range from 20lbs for our f1bb pups and up to 70lbs for our f1s.
Sheepadoodles are a minimally shedding dog. It is a misnomer to call any dog “non-shedding”, as even a Poodle will still shed a little bit and a 100% no shedding dog does not exist. But as Sheepadoodles are bred to inherit the minimal shedding from the Poodle, the Sheepadoodle is likely going to be as low shedding as possible.
Many people who suffer from pet dander allergies will find that their allergies aren’t triggered around a Sheepadoodle. Some with very extreme allergies may still be triggered, and those allergic to dog drool may also experience allergies. But an average, non-extreme dog allergy can be avoided with a Sheepadoodle. We also breed F1b and F1bb Sheepadoodles which are going to have the highest level of low allergy triggering traits to meet the needs of our doggie loves who suffer from allergies.
Living with a Sheepadoodle
You may not know this but Sheepadoodle puppies tend to nip more than other breeds. As Sheepadoodles are part Old English Sheepdog (which is a herding breed) they want to nip and herd anything and everything! It requires patience and training to teach them to stop. Lots of puppies nip, so this isn’t unique to Sheepadoodles, but Sheepadoodles seem to nip more than other breeds.
If you have the patience and you can deal with the nipping, then it isn’t too bad. Sheepadoodles grow up to be very loving dogs if they have the right training and guidance when they are puppies! It is very important to start your training with your Sheepadoodle puppy the minute you get him/her home. They need parameters and rules and it is important to enforce these rules from the beginning. A well behaved pet/companion is highly favored, and they don’t just happen by accident. They have to be trained. Sheepadoodles, like all dogs, are creatures of habit, they learn by routine, persistence, and consistency. They do best with positive reinforcement and will learn any new trick you teach them! As with all breeds that go from tiny puppy to large dog, it’s important to start sheepadoodle training with the adult dog in mind: Don’t allow or encourage your puppy to do anything you wouldn’t want a 50+ pound sheepadoodle doing a year from now.