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35 Adorable Poodle Mixes That’ll Melt Your Heart – The Poodle Mix Guide

Some of the best designer dogs in the world are Poodle mixes.
Written by Richard Jeng

The Poodle is consistently one of the top 10 most popular dog breeds in America. They’re confident yet affectionate, but also active and deceivingly athletic. What’s not to like about the dignified and elegant Poodle?

Moreover, Poodles are the 2nd most intelligent dog breed in the world – at least according to renowned canine psychologist and pHD, Stanley Coren. They’re the perfect balance of brains, personality and skill.

For all these reasons, Poodles have understandably been prevalent among some of the most popular designer dogs. And in some cases, producing bizarre mixes you’ve probably never heard of. Here are our favorite Poodle mixes.

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What’s a Poodle?

Despite frequent debates over the origins of the Poodle, most people conclude the Poodle originated from Germany. However, it was likely the French that popularized these dogs. Hence, the term “French Poodle.”

But the Poodle is more than just good-looks and charm. They were actually bred to hunt small water game, such as ducks and other waterfowl. As such, they’re one of the best swimmers in the dogdom. In fact, they were built to swim.

Have you noticed the Poodles’ iconic coat with the dense, curly hair? Well, the coat serves a very specific purpose. The extra fluffiness of certain areas of the coat is meant to protect those vital organs while swimming in the coldness of the water.

Poodle Temperament

Poodles have one of the best temperaments and personalities among all companion dogs. I mean, there’s a reason why they’re such popular dogs. But what really makes them such enjoyable and pleasant dogs to be around?

Poodles are the “full package” when it comes to dog breeds. Spend an afternoon with a Poodle and you’ll immediately sense their self-dignity – but in a good way. Poodles are always graceful yet affectionate, and they know it too.

Beau is a total velcro dog that’s eager to please. He’s mostly a cuddle bug that likes to relax and be comfy, but I have a feeling if we took him somewhere fun, he’d be totally excited about it.

– Remster (Poodle Owner)

In a loving environment, they tend to form deep bonds with the owners. If you’re looking for a real relationship with your dog, then Poodles are fantastic options.

Furthermore, they’re highly intelligent dogs. In fact, they learn commands so quickly that they’re in their own league of dog intelligence. And, it doesn’t hurt that they’re eager to please by learning tricks and performing them when asked of.

Most Popular Poodle Mixes

In no particular order, these are some of the most popular and best Poodle mixes on the market. Did we miss a Poodle mutt that deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comments section below!

1. Maltipoo

Parents: Maltese x Toy Poodle

The Maltipoo is the popular Maltese Poodle mix.
via Instagram: @mokochip

The Maltese Poodle mix, or the “Maltipoo,” is arguably the most popular Poodle mixes. Here’s why. There aren’t many dogs that make you say “aww,” but the Maltipoo is one of them. It’s hard to resist the adorable looks of this mixed breed.

In regards to temperament, they show a lot of the Maltese side. They’re affectionate and fun-loving dogs with a lot of energy for playtime. There’s nothing they enjoy more than playing with loved ones.

Maltipoos don’t need a ton of physical activity, as they make fantastic lap dogs as well. But they do need a lot of “personal time” with people, as they’re quite social.

Poodles are hypoallergenic dogs, so it’s no surprise the Maltipoo is a low-shedding dog. Grooming essentials are still necessary, but it’s not bad at all. You can’t go wrong with the Maltipoo, and millions of dog owners around the world can agree with that.

2. Goldendoodle

Parents: Golden Retriever x Poodle

The Golden Doodle is a popular mix of the Golden Retriever and Poodle.
via Instagram: @andi_the_goldendoodle

Another wildly popular Poodle mix is the Goldendoodle – bred from a Golden Retriever and Poodle. If you’re looking for a larger Poodle mix with a great positive vibe, Goldendoodles are a top choice.

Both Golden Retrievers and Poodles have some of the best temperaments for families. As a result, both land in the top 10 list of most popular dog breeds. The Goldendoodle is highly affectionate and playful. There is not a single aggressive bone in these dogs.

Their parents are both in the top 5 for dog intelligence, so expect a similarly intelligent dog breed. They’re easy to train and highly recommended for novice dog owners.

But because they’re larger dogs with a ton of playful energy, activity is highly essential. Make sure they get plenty of daily exercise, in addition to sufficient space to roam around. However, they don’t really shed – a huge plus.

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3. Cockapoo

Parents: Cocker Spaniel x Poodle

The Cockapoo is the Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix.
via Instagram: @bronte_the_spoodle

The social Cockapoo is all about the people. They’re able to make friends with just about anyone and are 100% people-oriented designer dogs. Cockapoos are affectionate dogs and they’ll constantly show it.

Thanks to the Poodle’s gene, the Cockapoo is a highly intelligent and very trainable dog. They love people so much, both family and strangers, that they’ve become eager to please – even if it means doing your bidding.

The size of these designer dogs can vary greatly. It really depends on which standard size of Poodle was used in the breeding. Cocker Spaniels can be crossed with toy, miniature or standard Poodles.

So if you’re looking for a happy and bright dog that’s guaranteed to get along with your family, the Cockapoo may be the perfect Poodle mix. In fact, the winner of Britain’s 2011 Happiest Dog award was a Cockapoo!

4. Labradoodle

Parents: Labrador Retriever x Poodle

The Labradoodle was developed from a Labrador and Poodle.
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What happens when you cross America’s most popular dog breed with the Poodle? You get one of the most popular designer dog and Poodle mix: the Labradoodle. They look a lot like the Goldendoodle, except without the golden coat.

Most of the time, Labradoodles will have shorter curly hair than the Goldendoodle. These dogs were originally developed in Australia by the Royal Guide Dog Association. The goal was to simply create the ultimate hypoallergenic guide dog.

Labradoodles became great guide dogs, but more importantly, amazing companion dogs for families everywhere. They’re affectionate, intelligent and have consistent temperaments. It’s no wonder why everyone loves the Labradoodle!

5. Yorkipoo

Parents: Yorkshire Terrier x Poodle

The Yorkipoo was bred from the popular Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle.
via Instagram: @therosieroo_

The Yorkipoo is perhaps be the epitome of “designer dog.” Having parents that are both extremely popular toy breeds, the Yorkipoo is always the first dog that comes to mind.

While they are a Terrier mix, they don’t have typical Terrier personalities. Rather, Yorkipoos are all about having fun and their cheerful attitude shows it. But as long as they’re loved, they’re the best versions of themselves.

With a Yorkipoo, there’s no need to extreme exercise. They’re the type of dogs to happily relax in your lap. However, if you live in an area with loud noises, things could get rough. A Yorkipoo loves to bark at anything and it could take some time to get used to.

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6. Schnoodle

Parents: Schnauzer x Poodle

The Schnoodle is half Poodle, half Schnauzer.
via Instagram: @artietheschnoodle

The Schnoodle is one of the most versatile Poodle mixes on this list. Consisting of half Schnauzer and half Poodle, the Schnoodle is an excellent lap dog, reliable therapy dog, affectionate companion dog or an award-winning show dog.

Although these mutt dogs can vary in size, the majority of them are crossed with a toy or miniature Poodle, meaning they’re typically small. Their coats can also be in black, brown, gray, silver, sable, apricot, tan or a combination.

For the most part, Schnoodles are good-natured and playful dogs with a ton of energy. They get their durability and athleticism from the Schnauzer, while inheriting an eagerness to please from the Poodle.

7. Akipoo

Parents: Akita Inu x Poodle

The Akipoo is a hybrid of the Akita Inu and Poodle.
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Of all the Poodle mixes, this may be the least obvious. But we’re glad someone decided to crossbreed the Akita Inu with the Poodle. The Akipoo is both courageous and intelligent – the perfect combination for any household.

They vary greatly in size, but typically all have a strong and sturdy frame coming from the Akita side. Their face will resemble an Akita Inu. However, the ears can be either erect or floppy, depending on parentage.

There’s no dog more loyal than the Akita Inu, and we can expect the same devotion with the Akipoo. They’re proud and brave, but also have a sweet spot for familiar humans. Generally, Akipoos have an easy-going demeanor.

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8. Pomapoo

Parents: Pomeranian x Poodle

The Pomapoo is part Pomeranian and Poodle.
via Instagram: @sproutthepomapoo

The Pomapoo combines two sought-after dog breeds in the Pomeranian and Poodle. Both are known for their friendly demeanor and optimistic personality. Fortunately, the Poma-poo is like both parents.

Temperaments can range with the Pomapoo, as it depends on the inherited genes from the parents. Some may be more naturally calm, inheriting more from the Pomeranian side. Others can be more sociable, as with the Poodle.

We know this Poodle mix is very intelligent and easy to train. They do best with positive reinforcement and will happily do your bidding. You can’t really go wrong with a Pomapoo. They really get along with all types of people!

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9. Sheepadoodle

Parents: Old English Sheepdog x Poodle

The Sheepadoodle is the Old English sheepdog Poodle mix.
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Unlike many other Poodle mixes, the Sheepadoodle has been gaining popularity so quickly that specialized Sheepadoodle breeders are starting to appear all over America. It’s easy to see why – they’re just that great.

Highly intelligent and obedient, the Sheepadoodle is more than capable of learning anything you throw at him. However, they can also act clownish and comical, which makes for an entertaining companion.

Sheepadoodles are very positive and good-natured dogs. With that said, the best way to train them is through positive reinforcement. The good news is that even new dog owners will have no problem with training.

10. Whoodle

Parents: Soft-coated Wheaten x Poodle

The Whoodle is a Poodle and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier mix.
via Instagram: @chip_the_whoodle

The Whoodle is a Poodle mix that’s as fun as its name. Bred with a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Poodle, the Whoodle is both energetic and playful. Expect plenty of play time with your Whoodle!

Surprisingly, they’re fantastic guard dogs, as inherited from the Wheaten Terrier side. The Whoodle won’t unnecessarily bark at random loud noises. However, they will bark to alert humans of intruders on the property.

It’s worth mentioning Whoodles do have a prey-drive, thanks to the terrier side. That just means it’s important you provide socialization training early on. This Poodle mix is a top choice that’ll seamlessly fit in with all families.

11. Poogle

Parents: Beagle x Poodle

The Poogle is a crossbreed between the Beagle and Poodle.
via Instagram: @norman.the.poogle

The Poogle is the cross of the inquisitive Beagle and the proud Poodle, producing a kind and affectionate family dog. As great as they are with other family dogs, they’re even better with kids. Poogles are as loyal as they come.

Poogles are relatively energetic dogs, as seen with both parent breeds. In other words, they require plenty of exercise daily. At times, the Beagle instincts may kick in and they’ll wander off following their noses. Keep a close eye!

Despite the Beagle being one of the least intelligent dog breeds, the Poogle is relatively intelligent. They’ll gladly accept their training and are more eager to please than purebred Beagles. But depending on the dog, they can still easily get distracted.

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12. Peekapoo

Parents: Pekingese x Toy Poodle

The Peekapoo is the Pekingese Poodle mix.
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On this list of the most adorable Poodle mixes, the Peekapoo takes the cake for the most adorable name. They’re the hybrid of the Pekingese and Toy Poodle. And of course, the dog fits the name perfectly.

In the past, the Pekingese was a royal Chinese dog breed bred to be the ultimate lap dog for the Chinese elite. So, it makes sense that the Peekapoo mix will also do an outstanding job as a lap dog – one parent was bred for it!

Despite the small size, Peekapoos are fiercely loyal dogs that may be a little too over-protective at times. It’s quite a funny sight watching a little toy dog tenaciously bark at all perceived threats.

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13. Saint Berdoodle

Parents: Saint Bernard x Poodle

The Saint Berdoodle is a cross between the Saint Bernard and Poodle.
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Of all the Poodle mixes, the Saint Berdoodle may just be the sweetest, most good-natured dog. Given the Saint Bernard and Poodle parents, it’s easy to see why. They’re pretty much the ultimate gentle giant that’s always smiling with their tongues out.

Being extremely social creatures, the Saint Berdoodle does best in large families settings. If they’re left alone for an extended period of time, you could see destructive behavior. That said, they’re not ideal for busy owners.

Because of their 100-pound frame, they shouldn’t be playing with small children (toddlers and infants). While there’s not a single aggressive bone in them, they may unintentionally knock over a child. Parent supervision is always required with large dogs.

14. Shihpoo

Parents: Shih Tzu x Mini Poodle

The Shihpoo was created by crossbreeding a Shih Tzu and Poodle.
via Instagram: @bodhi_the_shihpoo

Given the immense popularity of the Peekapoo, it only made sense to develop the Shihpoo. These designer dogs combine the sassiness of the Shih Tzu with the playfulness of the Toy Poodle. And as expected, the Shihpoo is wildly popular.

Shihpoos are elegant dogs that love every living thing, including humans and other dogs (even your guinea pig!). These sweet dogs love nothing more than to cuddle with you on the couch and receive “pets” all day.

But because they’re small dogs, make sure the kids are old enough to respect and handle the Shihpoo. They can be fragile and don’t respond well to rough play. On the bright side, they’re not territorial, easy to groom and obedient.

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15. Chipoo

Parents: Chihuahua x Mini Poodle

The Chipoo is a hybrid dog, consisting of Chihuahua and Poodle.
via Instagram: @olive_the_chipoo

The Chipoo is the wonderful cross between a Poodle and Chihuahua (see more Mexican breeds here). They’re the ideal dogs for those that have a busy lifestyle, as they’re known for being relatively low maintenance.

Most energetic dog breeds require a decent amount of exercise to expend all that energy. But despite being active dogs, the Chipoo doesn’t need that much physical play. It’s why they’re such popular lap dogs.

Plus, they’re fantastic with people, especially with kids. Just make sure the kids don’t accidentally hurt these small dogs. The Chipoos can be big barkers, as inherited from the Chihuahua side. Still, they’re great companions for really anybody.

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16. Poochon

Parents: Bichon Frise x Poodle

The Poochon is the Poodle Bichon Frise mix.
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The Poochon is the gorgeous mix that combines the teddy-bear Bichon with the cheerful Poodle. To the casual dog owner, the two dog breeds look very similar. So, the Poochon can be hard to tell apart at times.

The Poochon is highly intelligent velcro dogs (that stick by your side). However, they can be fierce barkers and whiners, especially if they’re bored. They’ll need a moderate amount of exercise (30 minutes per day), which may reduce their “complaining.”

Although they’re small, Poochons make great watchdogs because they’re always wary of strangers and other unfamiliar dogs. However, we wouldn’t assign this job to a Poochon. Companionship is what they thrive at.

17. Doxiepoo

Parents: Dachshund x Poodle

The Doxiepoo is a crossbreed of the Dachshund and Poodle.
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The Doxiepoo combines two classic and iconic German dog breeds: the Dachshund and the Poodle. Not only are both breeds great companion dogs, but they also have very similar temperaments.

For instance, both dogs are slightly stubborn by nature. Sure enough, the Doxiepoo is known to show some stubbornness as well. However, these Poodle mixes make up for it with their bright personalities and affectionate love.

Though personalities are fairly consistent, the size and appearance of a Doxiepoo can vary depending on parentage. Overall, these happy little dogs are guaranteed to provide a ton of entertainment for their owners.

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18. Irish Doodle

Parents: Irish Setter x Poodle

The Irish Doodle is a unique blend of the Irish Setter and Poodle.
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There’s a number of names for this Poodle mix: the Irish Poo, Irish Setterpoo or even the Irish Poo Setter. Whatever you want to call them, the Irish Doodle is a highly skilled and versatile designer dog with a playful demeanor.

They can hunt, retrieve and be excellent companion dogs. They’re the ideal Poodle mix for those that live in active lifestyle in the countryside. On the other hand, they’re not great for apartment dwellers.

The inherited Irish Setter genes means they’ll need a ton of stimulation, so make sure they get proper socialization, obedience training and physical activity. And although they have high prey-drive, they can tolerate kids and other dogs well.

19. Rottle

Parents: Rottweiler x Poodle

The Rottle is the hybrid of the Rottweiler and Poodle.
via Instagram: @aristotletherottle

Bred from a loyal Rottweiler and dignified Poodle, the Rottle really is a unique designer dog that’ll surely melt your heart. Rottles look like a Rottweiler, but with the curly texture of the Poodle’s coat. Unbelievably cute, yet fierce dogs.

Despite the Rottweiler being a dog on the larger side, Rottles can be crossbred with either a standard or miniature Poodle. For this reason, the mutt’s size tends to vary depending on the parent of the Poodle side.

Both Rottweilers and Poodles make the top 10 list for dog intelligence, so expect a highly capable dog. They’re not just brains, Rottles are also gentle and affectionate dogs. And with the Rottweilers’ loyalty, you can always count on a Rottle to have your back.

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20. Bernedoodle

Parents: Bernese Mountain Dog x Poodle

The Bernedoodle is the mix of a Bernese Mountain dog with a Standard Poodle.
via Instagram: @boomer_thebernedoodle

The Bernedoodle, or the Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle mix, is one of my all-time favorite mixed breeds. Enjoy the gentle silliness of the Bernese Mountain Dog, combined with the clever and loyal personality of the Poodle.

They’re big, thanks to the Bernese side, but they’re not intimidating at all. If you get to know one, they’re more like a giant goof ball. The silly Bernedoodle loves to be around people and can make a great companion for any family.

Bernedoodles have been known to get along great with kids, as expected. Some may say they have an affinity towards children. Regardless, Bernedoodles are some of the best options if you’re wanting a larger Poodle mix.

21. Bassetoodle

Parents: Basset Hound x Poodle

The Bassetoodle is the combination of the Basset Hound and Poodle.
via Instagram: @arlo_the_bassetoodle

The Bassetoodle combines arguably the two most popular and iconic dogs from France. In a way, both dog breeds are very similar in personality and temperament. However, both are very different in appearance.

Both the Poodle and Basset Hound are naturally calm and friendly. And because they’re social dogs, the Bassetoodle gets along with everyone, including both humans and other pets. They love being the center of attention in the home!

However, they do have a peculiar look. Not only do Bassetoodles have an elongated torso and short legs, but also the curly coat of the Poodle. Add in their large button eyes and big triangular nose, and you have a one-of-a-kind Poodle mix.

22. Boxerdoodle

Parents: Boxer x Poodle

The Boxerdoodle is part Boxer, part Poodle.
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The Boxerdoodle is the refreshing mix of the Boxer and standard Poodle. Although the two dogs have completely different personalities, it somehow works. Still, the Boxerdoodle’s temperament will depend on the parent.

Boxers are typically territorial and devoted, making them some of the most courageous guard dogs you can find. When they play rough, they can also display prime athleticism and a little aggression at times.

On the other hand, the Poodle is calm and well-mannered. They’re people-oriented and love to be around loved ones. Combined, you get a Boxerdoodle, which can come with an unpredictable temperament.

23. Bossi-poo

Parents: Boston Terrier x Poodle

The Bossipoo is the adorable mix of the Boston Terrier and Poodle.
via Instagram: @revel_goes_right

The Boston Terrier Poodle mix, or Bossi-poo, is a highly intelligent designer dog that can develop into a loyal and affectionate family dog. They’re well-mannered and touted as low maintenance dogs for those with a busy lifestyle.

There can be a lot of variation with the Bossi-poo, as some may take on the Poodle’s coat while others, the Terrier’s coat. If your Bossi-poo has a former’s signature coat, expect them to be hypoallergenic with minimal shedding.

Inherited from the Boston Terrier side, activeness is a common trait in these mixes. They’re high-octane dogs that need exercise to be kept in check. It may be a big commitment, but the Bossi-poo is certainly worth it.

24. Aussiedoodle

Parents: Australian Shepherd x Poodle

The Aussiedoodle is the popular mix of the Australian Shepherd and Poodle.
via Instagram: @sweet_life_of_zoey

The amazing Aussiedoodle combines two very popular dog breeds, the hyper Australian Shepherd and the calmer Poodle. Though they originated from Australia, they are much more common within the United States today.

Sizes can vary a lot because you can pair a toy, miniature or standard variation of both the Poodle and Australian Shepherd. Despite the variance in size, an Aussiedoodle will be built with a lean frame and lots of muscle.

Given the variety of Aussie colors, these dogs can come in an array of colors, including the spectacular merle coat. However, the hardest part about raising an Aussiedoodle is keeping up with their energy and work ethic. They are hard workers.

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25. Cavapoo

Parents: Cavalier King Charles x Poodle

The Cavapoo is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle mix.
via Instagram: @tobyxcavoodle

Though Poodles are very prideful, the Cavapoo can be sensitive – bringing us yet another unique Poodle mix. Obedience training should be the most important thing, since Cavapoos need to be mentally stimulated.

Always approach them with positive reinforcement and make sure you’re gentle with the Cavapoo. It helps if you have a lot of time to play with these dogs, as they’re some of the most playful Poodle mixes. And, they’ll play with anyone!

With socialization, the Cavapoo will thrive in a positive environment. This means a loving family and bonding time. If you’re able to provide your Cavapoo with these things, they’ll be fantastic companion dogs.

26. Papipoo

Parents: Papillon x Toy Poodle

The Papipoo is a cross of the Papillon and Poodle.
via Instagram: @pippi.poppo.papipoo

Comprised of two highly intelligent dog breeds, the Papipoo is both good looks and smarts. It’s easy to fall in love with these dogs from the moment you meet them. They’re adorable, fluffy and tiny little dogs – but there’s more to them!

Though small in size, they have a big personality that overwhelms the owner in affection. A huge plus is that the Papipoo is a low maintenance dog, making them perfect for families, single owners and especially seniors.

They can be very entertaining, but a little mischievous at times. Just understand it’s all in good fun. With kids, they’ll have the best time of their lives. However, make sure there’s no rough play when it comes to these fragile dogs.

27. Lhasapoo

Parents: Lhasa Apso x Poodle

When you cross a Lhasa Apso and Poodle, you get the Lhasapoo.
via Instagram: @palomathetoylhasapoo

The Lhasapoo is a Poodle mix that deserves more attention than it gets. As hybrids of the Lhasa Apso and Poodle, they’re intelligent, kind and affectionate. In fact, they’re one of the most adaptable Poodle mixes!

Keep them in an apartment, they Lhasapoo will be happy. In a big fenced yard, they’ll make use of it. Whether you’re a single owner, large family or couple, they’ll learn to become the best family dog they possibly can.

The downside is that they can be independent and stubborn at times, mostly thanks to the Lhasa parent. And since they can be a little protective, don’t be surprised if they’re barking at strangers in your defense.

28. Eskipoo

Parents: American Eskimo Dog x Poodle

The Eskipoo is part American Eskimo Dog, part Poodle.
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The Eskapoo, or American Eskimo Poodle mix, looks very much like a Pomapoo. However, they can be slightly larger in most cases. Size will vary depending on the parents and the variation of Poodle used to breed the Eskapoo.

They’re fluffy dogs, but as you guessed, needs a moderate amount of grooming and care. Despite having Poodle genes, the Eskimo dog is not hypoallergenic. As a matter of fact, they tend to shed a lot.

Most Eskapoos have a ton of energy and excitement. They also make decent watchdogs, if you can stand the barking. But whatever you do, don’t leave your Eskapoo home alone. That’s what they can’t stand the most.

29. Jack-A-Poo

Parents: Jack Russell Terrier x Poodle

The Jackapoo is a hybrid of the Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle.
via Instagram: @talesofpawson

The Jack-A-Poo is one of the newest designer dogs on this Poodle mix list. In fact, they originated from the United States only a few decades ago. But because of their pleasant temperaments, they’ve been steadily climbing in popularity.

There is no standard for appearance and temperament. However, we know the Jack-A-Poo is likely to be a hyperactive dog, which comes from the Jack Russell side. Owners claim the Jack-A-Poo is very loving and has high intelligence, with much interest for training.

On the bright side, they’re low-shedding dogs and won’t require too much grooming. But again, this may vary and will depend on parentage of the dog.

30. Bordoodle

Parents: Border Collie x Poodle

The Bordoodle is a cross between the Border Collie and Poodle - the two most intelligent dog breeds.
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The Bordoodle, which consists of part Border Collie and part Poodle, combines the two most intelligent dog breeds in the world. In terms of intelligence of designer dogs, it’s hard to see a more intelligent mix – at least on paper.

However, this Poodle mix is more than just brains. The Bordoodle is an energetic and hard working dogs with a playful side. There are few tasks they’re not able to excel at, with the exception of maybe being couch potatoes.

For the most part, they’re affectionate and loyal dogs. As a result, Bordoodles are known to be a bit over-protective of the family even at a young age. So, if you have children in the family, the Bordoodle will fit right in.

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31. Airedoodle

Parents: Airedale Terrier x Poodle

The Airedoodle is part Airedale Terrier and part Poodle.
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The Airedoodle is an excellent choice for those owners for a larger Poodle mix. They won’t be as big as a Saint Berdoodle, but can weigh up to 60 pounds. That’s nothing to scoff at.

Airedoodles have a lot of energy that needs to be dealt with on a daily basis. A few hours of daily exercise is required, so we only recommend them for active owners. And while they can be left alone for short periods, don’t make it a habit with them.

Airedoodles usually come in a medium-length coat with either soft or coarse texture. They know how to work hard, but also know how to play hard. They’re generally very care-free and gentle dogs that get along with everyone.

32. Cairnoodle

Parents: Cairn Terrier x Mini Poodle

via Instagram: @oskar_kleine

Combining two small, yet popular lap dogs is the Cairnoodle. As a hybrid of the Miniature Poodle and Cairn Terrier, this mix has the genes for a near-guaranteed hypoallergenic coat.

Because the Cairn Terrier was originally developed to hunt down vermin, the Cairnoodle may inherit the prey instincts. Similarly, Poodles were once hunting dogs, though they were mainly just water retrieving dogs.

Given the intelligence of both parents, we expect the same with your Cairnoodle. The best quality of this Poodle mix is their strong loyalty to the family. As such, they’ll often develop an inseparable bond with the household members.

33. Chinese Crestepoo

Parents: Chinese Crested x Mini Poodle

via Instagram: @theocrestepoo

Not the most common or obvious Poodle mix, the Crestepoo crosses the Chinese Crested with the Miniature Poodle. Despite the rarity, they’re one of the most unique designer dogs because of, well, the Chinese Crested.

Both parent breeds have very different coats. However, we tend to see the Crestepoo take on the Poodle’s curly coat. As a result, these mixes can come in black, brown, chocolate or even the Poodle’s signature white.

Though they can be playful and active dogs, they’re just as likely to cuddle up. Depending on the dog, they can be a bit high-strung and stubborn. Even so, the Poodle side makes them easy to train.

34. Poo-Ton

Parents: Coton De Tulear x Poodle

via Instagram: @chloe_the_pooton

Also called the Cotonpoo, the Poo-Ton is the delightful cross of the Coton de Tulear and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. Don’t be fooled. These little dogs pack a ton of energy and have personalities that’ll steal your heart.

Poo-Tons are great family pets, as they were developed solely for companionship. They do best in large families where they can constantly be the center of attention. These dogs need to be part of the family activities to thrive.

Because both parents are hypoallergenic dogs, the Poo-Ton is too. They don’t really shed too much, but they still need brushing. Thanks to the curly coat, brushing is needed in order to prevent matting.

35. Froodle

Parents: French Bulldog x Poodle

via Instagram: @louiethefroodle

With the recent explosion in French Bulldog popularity, the Frenchie-Poodle hybrid has also caught the attention of dog owners. So much so, that the Froodle has been recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club!

Built with the sturdiness of the Frenchie but the coats of the Poodle, Froodles tend to look like Frenchies with slight curls on the coat. They don’t have full-on Poodle coats nor do they have the exact outline of the Frenchie. You just need to see one yourself.

These Poodle mixes want to be part of all your family activities. As such, they need plenty of attention and care to be happy. Plus, they don’t like to be ignored or left alone for long periods. On the bright side, they’re good watchdogs.

What’s My Poodle Mix?

Every day, I get tons of questions from dog owners regarding the breed of their Poodle mix. But because of the huge variation in mutt appearances, it’s near impossible to figure that out through pictures.

If your Poodle mix came from an animal shelter or rescue group, there’s a good chance the staff got your dog’s breed wrong. They don’t actually do genetic testing. Instead, they most likely gave an “educated guess.”

The only way to know is through a dog DNA test, such as the Embark DNA Test:

Embark’s DNA test is by far the most reputable and accurate test. It’s the gold standard. But, there are two options you can get.

If you’re trying to find out the true breed of your Poodle mix, then the Breed Identification Kit will suffice. Embark has a genetic database of over 250 dog breeds, so they’re likely to figure out the mix. They also set up a family tree for your dog too!

Still, I highly recommend the Breed and Health Kit. Not only does it include breed info, but also screens for over 170 genetic diseases! The more you know about your dog’s health, the easier it will to prevent future health issues.


So, did we miss any great Poodle mixes that deserve to be on this list? Let us know in the comments section below! Also, which is your favorite Poodle mix?

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Richard Jeng

Richard has been raising dogs his whole life, including a Poodle, Pomeranian, Corgi and Australian Shepherd. He's always working with animal shelters and dog rescues because of his passion for all dogs. Fun fact: his all time favorite breed is the German Shepherd. Read More.

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  • I am in love with the Saint Berdoodle. Thank you for helping me find my best friend. I have always raised and had doberman but my age now requires a large less aggressive breed to train as my service dog..Now to find a breeder.

  • I adopted a poodle mix from a not so reliable rescue. I think the paper work they provided is either wrong or fake. Would you be able to tell what mix breed she is from photos?

  • So glad I found your wonderful article!
    I adopted a poodle mix from a not so reliable rescue. I think the paper work they provided is either wrong or fake. The vet record says cockapoo, but I’ve been told she’s part coton, bichon, lhasa, etc. I might get a dna kit and not sure which, but would you be able to tell what mix breed she is from photos? Thanks.

    • I also want to add, it’s a known fact that these rescues don’t actually test the DNA of the dogs. It’s too costly for them and it’s a huge reason why so many dogs in shelters and rescues are mislabeled as “pitbulls.” Most of the time, they’re just looking at the dog and making an “educated guess.”

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