Bridoodle: Briard Poodle mix
The Bridoodle is a warm and fuzzy little angel. It’s a hybrid between two already amazing breeds, the Briard and the Poodle. It has both the looks and the attitude and the looks to melt your heart in an instant. You may not agree with us now, but by the end of this article, you’ll definitely be singing its praises too.
What is a Bridoodle?
The sweet-natured Bridoodle comes from two highly family-oriented dogs; the smart, fun-loving Poodle and the loyal, independent Briard. This beautiful boy does well with kids and other pets alike while a cautious nature towards strangers makes him a great potential watchdog.
The sweet-natured Bridoodle brings together the fun-loving Poodle and the independent Briard.
The Bridoodle is a relatively recent mixed breed dog known as a Designer Dog. Introduced back in the 1980’s these dogs are the result of mixing and matching pure-bred dogs to produce puppies that carried the desired traits of both parent breeds – typically a healthier, smaller, hypo-allergenic or gentler form of a popular breed.
The designer dog background of the Bridoodle means he cannot become a member of the prestigious American Kennel Club (AKC) however his parent breeds are both members in good standing. The Briard joined the “herding” group in 1928 while the Poodle was named to the “non-sporting” group in 1887.
How easy are Bridoodle to train?
The Bridoodle is the offspring of two highly intelligent breeds and will be quick to pick up commands and follow instruction. His herding instinct may cause him to become distracted and a challenge to keep on point however don’t give up – enlist the services of a professional trainer if necessary. As with most dogs, he will respond best to firm, consistent commands followed by loads of praise and treats of your choosing for a job well done.
Diet and Nutrition
The Bridoodle is a large dog who is quite active so will require a top-quality kibble designed specifically for his age, size and more importantly, activity level. Avoid fillers such as carbs that can cause him to overeat to feel full and potentially result in obesity – joint issues later in life can be a problem so keep him fit and trim. As Poodles can bring digestive issues, choose a low-fat food and plan to schedule meals 2 to 3 times per day versus free-feeding. Poodles are also prone to bloat so ensure exercise is not taken within an hour of him eating.
The Bridoodle’s sweet personality and loving, loyal nature makes him a wonderful dog for any family.
How would you describe the temperament of Bridoodle?
The Bridoodle’s sweet personality and loving, loyal nature makes him a wonderful dog for any family. He does well with children and other pets however can be cautious around strangers if he inherits the wary, alert characteristics of the Briard. His independent nature means he is okay with being left alone for periods of time but it also means he can also be a handful to train so is ideally suited to an experienced dog owner. This intelligent, playful pooch can be tireless when it comes to chasing a ball or a Frisbee which makes him the perfect choice for an active family.
How Big do Bridoodle Get?
The Bridoodle is a medium to large-sized breed, suitable to remain in houses both small and big. The average height range for the Bridoodle is 21 to 27 inches for males and females. The weight range of this breed is 70 to 80 lbs.
How healthy are Bridoodle?
Being a mixed breed, the Bridoodle will have to face a fair magnitude of problems inherited from its parents. Fortunately, this remains low since both of the parents are relatively healthy in Bridoodle’s case. The major problems that it is susceptible to are Bloat, Ear infections, Hip/Elbow Dysplasia, Cataracts, Lymphoma and Atopic Dermatitis. These problems may attack it with the onset of age.
Remain in contact with your vet, and try to give your buddy full-body scans, along with X-rays, blood counts and whatever the vet recommends. Diagnosing the problem is the hardest part. After that, consistent and timely medication should have your Bridoodle back in tip-top shape in no time.
How active are Bridoodle?
The Bridoodle comes from two large, active breeds so exercise will need to be more than a tossed ball in the yard. Daily, lengthy walks will keep him physically fit while periodic visits to an off-leash park where he can run free and interact with other dogs will help ensure this pooch is able to expend some energy and stay mentally stimulated.
The loving Bridoodle is a loyal and playful family member.
How long will Bridoodle live?
The Bridoodle is a mixed breed dog, which means that its life expectancy will be shorter than pure breeds. The average lifespan of this breed can be anywhere between 11 and 13 years. With the right exercise and diet, this limit can be surpassed.
The Bridoodle is a designer dog and not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) however he is a member of the Designer Breed Registry (DBR) and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).
The Bridoodle is a hypoallergenic breed, so shedding won’t be a problem with this breed. Brushing its long coat every day would be recommended to keep it healthy and free. Check its ears for dirt and waste, and clean them with a recommended and safe solution. Bathing should be carried out with a mild shampoo to prevent skin irritation. The nails should be trimmed accordingly. Have it trained to appreciate brushing its teeth from an early age to make your life easier.
Bridoodle pups come from two highly intelligent breeds and can begin their socialization and obedience training at a young age. Because the Briard is a herding dog, your new pup can become distracted easily by other animals so patience will be required to bring out the best in this dog. His love of the chase means agility exercise will be a natural energy outlet for him however pace activity to ensure tiny joints aren’t over-exerted.
How Much Does a Bridoodle Cost?
The cost of a Bridoodle puppy heavily depends on the area you live in and the breeder. It’s not a very common breed, so you will have to search for a reliable breeder. Set aside about 3000 dollars for this breed. The actual value will be less than 3000 but more than 600 dollars.