Black sheepadoodle Guide
As a mixed breed dog, Sheepadoodles come in a wide range of coat colors from solid colors to complex multi-colored markings. Old English Sheepdogs come in many coat colors including: grey, blue, black, white and grizzle. Poodles come in 11 colors including black, black & white, brown, white, sable, silver, apricot, grey, red, cream and blue. As a result of the many different colors the parent breeds can be, Sheepadoodles can come in a range of these colors.
What is a Sheepadoodle?
The Sheepadoodle is a cross between the Old English Sheepdog and a Poodle. It is not a purebred dog but instead considered a Doodle or designer dog. These dogs are intelligent, energetic, and fun-loving. They inherited the best traits from each parent – the athleticism and obedience from the Poodle and the sturdiness and temperament from the Old English Sheepdog. Sheepadoodles make wonderful emotional support dogs because they have a natural ability to read human emotions.
Wonderfully obedient, these dogs are great for families as well as single-person households. The Sheepadoodle has a sturdy and solid build for a medium-sized dog. They usually have a soft thick furry coat that is either straight, wavy, or curly. Their coat is considered mostly hypoallergenic and doesn’t shed as much as other dog breeds. The standard sizes typically weigh 60-80 pounds, but there are also toy and mini Sheepadoodles. This dog breed typically lives between 12-15 years and cost between $1000 to $3000.
Black Sheepadoodles typically have a solid coat however they can have patches of other colors mixed in. Black Sheepadoodles inherit their coat color from the Poodle and not from the Old English Sheepdog. This means that breeders need to mix a solid Black Poodle with an Old English Sheepdog to create this coat color. For every litter of puppies there will be one or two dogs that have a solid black coat.
Are Black Sheepadoodles Rare?
Yes, Black Sheepadoodles are relatively rare as the black coat can only be inherited from the Poodle side. There will be no Black Sheepadoodles in the litter if the Poodle parent does not have a black coat.
Black Sheepadoodle Names
Black and White Sheepadoodle
Black and white Sheepadoodle color is one of the most well-known Sheepadoodle colors out there. It’s very much inspired by the Old English Sheepdog parent with its signature black and white pattern all across the body.
The black and white Sheepadoodle color can come in with either solid white color and black patches or solid black color and white patches on the fur. Most commonly, the majority of the body is covered in white, including their chest and paws.
Black and white Sheepadoodles are sometimes also called parti or tuxedo, depending on the pattern that’s on their body. Parti Sheepadoodles have two colors in their coat, where both colors take up about 50% of the body. Tuxedo Sheepadoodles usually come in a black base color with white markings on their face, muzzle, neck, chest, and paws.
What’s more, the black may fade into lighter gray, blue, or silver tones as the pup grows older. This usually happens when a Sheepadoodle has inherited the fading gene.
Grey Sheepadoodles are another common coat color for the breed. While they can inherit this coat color from the Poodle, they are most likely to inherit it from the Old English Sheepdog as it is one of their common colors.