10 Best Poodle Mixes (Teddy Bear Doodles + Photos)

Poodle mix

Poodle mixes or Doodles are popular for their good looks and charms. Doodles come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and are fun-loving, intelligent, and trainable. 

With the huge variety, choosing the best Poodle mix can be a huge undertaking. But here are our top 10 picks of the most popular Doodles;

  1. Labradoodle: Labrador Retriever X Poodle mix
  2. Goldendoodle: Golden Retriever X Poodle mix
  3. Cavapoo: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel X Poodle mix
  4. Cockapoo: Cocker Spaniel X Poodle mix
  5. Bernedoodle: Bernese Mountain Dog X Poodle mix
  6. Havapoo: Havanese X Poodle mix
  7. Maltipoo: Maltese Terrier X Poodle mix
  8. Sheepadoodle: Old English Sheepdog X Poodle mix
  9. Shepadoodle: German Shepherd X Poodle mix
  10. Bichon Poodle: Bichon Frise X Poodle mix

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1. Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever Poodle mix)

  • Cost: $800 to $3500
  • Colors: Black, Chocolate, Red, Apricot, White, Parti, Phantom & more.
  • Lifespan: 12 to 15 years

This pooch combines the Poodle’s elegance and the Labrador’s loving nature. The first breeding program aimed at creating a hypoallergenic guide dog. This resulted in a smart, affectionate, low-shedding, and popular family doodle mix.

Labradoodles come in 3 sizes depending on the size of the Poodle parent;

  • Standard: Weighs 42 to 65 lbs and stands at 21 to 24 inches
  • Miniature: Weighs 26 to 41 lbs and stands at 17 to 20 inches
  • Toy: Weighs 18 to 25 lbs and stands at 14 to 16 inches

They have straight-to-curly coats that need frequent grooming. They also need at least 45 minutes of exercise and 1 to 3 cups of kibble depending on size.

  • The Australian Labradoodle is like the Labradoodle, but with Cocker Spaniel or Cockapoo blood. 
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Labradoodle

2. Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever Poodle mix)

  • Cost: $800 to $5000
  • Colors: Black, Chocolate, Apricot, Parti, Merle, Phantom, & more
  • Lifespan: 10 to 15 years

Inspired by the Labradoodle’s success, the Goldendoodle emerged in the late 1990s. The aim was to create a hypoallergenic Doodle like the Labradoodle. This dog’s appeal and reputation as a hypoallergenic dog made him an instant hit.

Goldendoodles come in 3 main sizes;

  • Standard Goldendoodle: Weighs50-70 lbs and stands at 20 to 26 inches.
  • Mini Goldendoodle: Weighs 25 to 50 lbs and stands at 16 to 20 inches
  • Toy Goldendoodle: Weighs 10 to 25 lbs and stands at under 15 inches

Regardless of size, this is a smart and well-rounded family-friendly dog. He is trainable and versatile as he does well in both apartments and large farm spaces.  

This is an active dog that needs at least 45 minutes of daily exercise. The amount of grooming and food will depend on coat type and size.

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Goldendoodle

3. Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Poodle mix)

  • Cost: $1000 to $3000
  • Colors: Black, White, Apricot, Tricolor & more
  • Lifespan: 10 to 15 years

This Poodle mix is also known as Cavoodle, Cavoos, Cavipoo, Cavadoodle, or Cavapoodle. He was first seen in Australia in the 1990s and grey popular for his charms.

Cavapoos are playful, loving, outgoing, and low-shedding companions and family dogs. They double as active outdoor buddies and couch potatoes.

There are 2 main Cavapoo sizes depending on whether the Poodle parent is a toy or mini-sized;

  • Miniature: Weighs 13 to 25 lbs and stands at 12 to 16 inches
  • Toy: Weighs 7 to 13 lbs and stands at 9 to 12 inches

They have high grooming needs and need about 30 minutes of exercise and 1 to 2 cups of kibble.

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Cavapoo

4. Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix)

  • Cost: $800 to $3000
  • Colors: Cream, Black, Brown, Merle, Parti & more
  • Lifespan: $12 to 15 years

Dating back to the 1960s, the Cockapoo is another popular Poodle mix. He is a people-oriented, clownish, intelligent, and family-friendly Doodle.

Cockapoos are also known as Cockerdoodles in Sweden or Spoodles in Australia. 

They also vary in size as follows;

  • Standard or Maxi: Weighs at least 19 lbs and stands at over 15 inches
  • Miniature: Weighs 13 to 18 pounds and stands at 11 to 14 inches
  • Toy: Weighs up to 12 lbs and stands at under 10 inches
  • Teacup: Weighs less than 6 lbs and stands at under 10 inches

They need regular grooming, about 30 minutes of exercise, and 1 to 2 cups of dry food.

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Cockapoo

5. Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle mix)

  • Cost: $1500 to $5000
  • Colors: Black, Cream, Sable, Merle, Phantom, Parti & more
  • Lifespan: 12 to 18 years

The Bernedoodle is one of the fluffiest Poodle mixes first seen in Canada in 2003. This a smart, goofy, loyal but stubborn family-oriented Doodle. He craves human affection and gets along with both children and other pets. 

Bernedoodles are quite large but come in 3 sizes;

  • Standard: Weighs 70 to 90 lbs and stands at 23 to 29 inches 
  • Miniature: Weighs 25 to 50 lbs and stands at 18 to 22 inches
  • Toy: Weighs 10 to 24 lbs and stands 12 to 17 inches

Their thick coats need frequent grooming plus about 30 minutes of exercise and 1 to 4 cups of kibble.

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Bernedoodle

6. Havapoo (Havanese Poodle mix)

  • Cost: $1500 to $4500
  • Colors: Black, White, Fawn, Brown, Tan, Parti & more
  • Lifespan: 14 to 16 years

Havapoo, Havadoodle, or Havanoodle is a small but energetic and sociable Poodle mix. He is great as a companion and family dog as he gets along with children.

These Doodles come in 2 main sizes;

  • Miniature: Weighs 15 to 30 lbs and stands at 12 to 16 inches
  • Toy: Weighs 7 to 15 lbs and stands at 8 to 12 inches

They need frequent grooming, about 30 minutes of daily exercise, and 1 to 2 cups of dry food.

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Havapoo

7. Maltipoo (Maltese Poodle mix)

  • Cost: $800 to $4000
  • Colors: Black, White, Cream, Grey, Apricot, Parti & more
  • Lifespan: 10 to 15 years

The Maltipoo is a great Poodle mix for an active first-time dog owner. He is an energetic, fun-loving, affectionate but feisty companion and therapy dog.

Maltipoos come in 2 main sizes;

  • Miniature: Weighs 15 to 25 lbs and stands at 11 to 14 inches
  • Toy: Weighs 5 to 15 lbs and stands at 6 to 11 inches

The need regular grooming, about 30 minutes of daily exercise, and 1 to 2 cups of dry food.

Maltipoo
Maltipoo

8. Sheepadoodle (Old English Sheepdog Poodle mix)

  • Cost: $1000 t0 $3000
  • Colors: Black, Gray, Chocolate, Cream, Fawn, Merle, Parti, Phantom & more
  • Lifespan: 12 to 15 years

The Sheepadoodle is a smart, active, and fun-loving family dog. He is best suited for active individuals and a farm lifestyle.

Shepadoodles are quite large but come in 3 main sizes;

  • Standard: Weighs 55 to 80 lbs and stands at 23 to 26 inches
  • Miniature: Weighs 40 to 55 lbs and stands at 19 to 22 inches
  • Toy: Weighs 25 to 40 lbs and stands at 16 to 18 inches

They need frequent grooming, at least 45 minutes of exercise, and 2 to 4 cups of dry food.

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Sheepadoodle

9. Shepadoodle (German Shepherd Poodle mix)

  • Cost: $800 to $3000
  • Colors: Black, Chocolate, White, Fawn, Phantom, Parti & more
  • Lifespan: 12 to 15 years

This Poodle mix is also known as Shepherd Poodle, German Poodle, Shepapoo, or Shepherdpoo. He is a smart, charming, protective, and playful family dog that is good with children. Due to their endless energy, they thrive in active households and large spaces.

Shepadoodles come in 2 main sizes;

  • Standard: Weighs 50 to 90 lbs and stands at 22 to 27 inches
  • Miniature: Weighs 25 to 50 lbs and stands at 15 to 22 inches

The need regular grooming, about 60 minutes of exercise, and 3 to 4 cups of dry food.

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Shepadoodle

10. Bichon Poodle (Bichon Frise Poodle mix)

  • Cost: $800 to $3000
  • Colors: White, Chocolate, Parti, Grey, Apricot, & more
  • Lifespan: 12 to 15 years

The Bichon Frise Poodle mix or Bichonpoo is an intelligent, charming, and playful family dog. They thrive on human attention and are perfect couch potatoes.

This is one of the smallest Poodle mixes that comes in 2 main sizes; 

  • Miniature: Weighs 12 to 20 pounds and stands at 12 to 15 inches
  • Toy: Weighs 5 to 12 lbs and stands at 9 t0 12 inches

They need regular grooming, about 30 minutes of exercise, and 1 to 2 cups of dry food.

Bichon Poodle
Bichon Poodle

Are all Poodle mixes Hypoallergenic?

While all Poodle mixes are low-shedding none is 100% hypoallergenic. Most allergies are not caused by allergens in cast-off hair but the saliva.

As the dog licks his coat, he deposits protein flecks that trigger allergy reactions.

With that said, due to their low-shedding tendencies, Poodle mixes trigger fewer allergies.

To Sum up

Before buying any Doodle, learn what you can about the mix. Get to know the parent breeds and gauge if the dog will be a proper fit for you.

Also, ensure your pup is from a reputable breeder and make an effort to meet at least one parent. Ask the right question and spend some time with the pup before taking him home.

All in all, most Poodle mixes are great dogs that do well as companions and family dogs. 

Any questions or concerns? Feel free to leave your feedback in the comment section below. 

There you go, WOOF!

George

As a dog lover, George understands how they behave and how to best take care of them. He is also well versed with various dog breeds and loves writing about them.

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