Choosing Family-Friendly Doodles

The right dog breed can bring families together and offer a lifetime of joy, love, and heartwarming memories. However, choosing the best dog for your family can be an overwhelming process. While many people opt for the popular Labradoodle or Goldendoodle, there are many other options available. The poodle breed is often found in crosses with other breeds, which can lead to a wide variety of different doodles. The other purebred parent used in the mix will usually inspire a doodle’s ‘breed name’, so for example a Labrador crossed with a Poodle is known as a Labradoodle. A Boxer crossed with a Poodle is called a Boxerdoodle, a Schnauzer crossed with a Poodle is a Schnoodle, and so on.

What are the downsides of Goldendoodles?

When considering a doodle for your family, it is important to carefully consider the following factors.

Do you have the time and energy to train a dog? Doodles are smart dogs that need to be trained to channel their natural intelligence into good behavior. Family-Friendly Doodles  are not born easy-going, so a headstrong Doodle may not be the ideal family dog for first-time owners or those who don’t have a lot of free time to devote to training.

Are you willing to groom your dog regularly? All doodles require regular grooming to maintain their gorgeous coats. This is particularly true of the cockapoo and Sheepadoodle.

Do you have other pets in your home? Many doodles get along well with other animals but it is always wise to introduce any new dog to your household slowly and under controlled conditions. Be aware that some doodles have a strong prey drive and can be prolific chasers of cats, birds, lizards, balls, hands, feet, etc, so if you have other pets in the home be sure to train your doodle properly to manage their behavior.