The English Boodle, created by crossing the English Bulldog and the Poodle, is a small to medium-sized designer dog exhibiting a combination of the typical characteristics found in its parent breeds. Being smart like the Poodle and friendly as the English Bulldog, it has become one of the most popular family pets. The bulldog-poodle mix is characterized by a large head, dull facial features, and long floppy ears.
|Other names||English bulldog-poodle mix, boodle|
|Coat||Short length either silky and straight or curly|
|Color||Black, red and white, black and tan, gray, brown, or a combination of these colors|
|Group of Breed||Non Sporting|
|Weight||12-55 lbs (5.44-25 kg)|
|Size and Height||Small to Medium; 12-16 inches|
|Temperament||Loving, affectionate, social, alert|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration||IDCR, DRA, DDKC, ACHC|
Considered one of the gentlest, friendliest, and most social dogs, the boodles are compatible with kids as well as other household pets. Because of their family-oriented nature, they not only enjoy the company of their owners but also exhibit equally good behavior towards other members of the family. Although they usually remain calm and quiet, prolonged loneliness and boredom may induce destructive behavior, accompanied by incessant barking. Since they are naturally attentive, they make good watchdogs alerting their families of an impending danger.
First-time owners will find it difficult to train this dog since it may show occasional stubbornness that can only be dealt with firm, fair, patient, and consistent training methods. Since it does not respond to heavy-handed training methods, make sure you avoid them. The boodle puppies should be taught to obey basic instructions like lie down, sit, and stay. Normal house training including crate and socialization training should be given at a young age to make it more gentle, affectionate, and family-oriented.
Food sources rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fats should be given to the young dogs for their growth. You can give your pet quality dry dog food regularly in amounts ranging from one and a half to two and a half cups.