Sheepadoodle Temperament: Pros, Cons

Sheepadoodle Temperament: Pros, Cons

You might have heard about the adorable Sheepadoodle that’s known for its beauty from both the inside and outside. If this adorable crossbreed Doodle has completely melted your heart, you might want to learn more about the Sheepadoodle temperament. After all, how can you adopt a pup if you’re not sure whether they’re the right match for you?

What is the personality of a Sheepadoodle?
What is the personality of a Sheepadoodle?

So, in this guide, we’ll discuss everything about the Sheepadoodle temperament, their pros and cons, and which families find the Sheepadoodle most suitable. Let’s get started!

What is a Sheepadoodle?

The Sheepadoodle is a hybrid mix between the Old English Sheepdog and Poodle. Like many other Doodles, Sheepadoodles have endless varieties of cute names to choose from – Sheepadoodle, Sheepapoo, Sheepdoodle, Sheeppoo, or even Sheepdogpoo.

Sheepadoodles are well-known for their adorable teddy bear looks and an awesome personality. It’s thought that Sheepadoodles were first created somewhere between the 1960s and 1980s. But just like other Doodle breeds, they’re becoming more and more popular. That’s down to the fact that in the past many allergy sufferers couldn’t adopt dogs. But with Poodle genes used in the mix, the game has completely changed.

Sheepadoodles are large dogs with shaggy coats, which makes them look even bigger. From the Old English Sheepdog parent, they’ve inherited a large, athletic build. However, as this Doodle has become more popular in recent years, there are also smaller Mini and Toy Sheepadoodles emerging. Nonetheless, these pups are still much larger than most other Mini and Toy Doodles.

In terms of their temperament, there usually isn’t much of a difference between the Standard or Mini Sheepadoodle personality. All in all, your Sheepadoodle’s temperament is influenced by their genetics and what personality traits they inherit from each of the parent pups.

Most common Sheepadoodle temperament traits

Sheepadoodles have a big build, but also a big heart. They’re playful, sometimes even goofy pups with the sweetest and most affectionate temperament. Sheepadoodles are very social creatures and they enjoy spending time with their humans. They even get along super well with children, making the Sheepadoodle the perfect family companion.

Sheepadoodles are also relatively active dogs, which means that training and exercise are key for this crossbreed. And although they can be very playful and energetic, they’re also calm and even-tempered. The perfect balance!

Another key Sheepadoodle temperament trait is that they’re very loyal and tend to bond with their families very easily. However, this also means that this Dood does not thrive on being left alone for too long.

Sheepadoodles also have the smarts, as both the Old English Sheepdog and Poodle are highly intelligent breeds. They’re easy to train and tend to pick up new manners, cues, and tricks fairly easily. On the other hand, some Sheepadoodles may inherit the independent streak from the Old English Sheepdog lineage. This might make training slightly trickier for first-time dog owners.

Edward Hollon is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Edward has been writing for petdii for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners. Edward has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Edward knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.