The Scoodle, a result of crossing the Poodle and Scottish Terrier is a medium-statured designer dog popular for its intelligent and loyal temperament. It has a square-shaped body with long legs just as the Scottish Terrier whereas its movement patterns or gait bears similarity with the Poodle.
|Other Names||Scottiepoo, Scottish Shoodle|
|Coat||Of medium length and may be straight, wavy or curly|
|Color||Mainly solid black but also wheatish having silver and white markings.|
|Group (of Breed)||Designer Dog|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||9 to 15 pounds|
|Height||8 to 14 inches|
|Temperament||Energetic, Intelligent, Smart, Friendly, Loyal|
|Good with Children||Yes if not teased or bothered.|
|Shedding||Moderate to low|
|Originated in||United States of America|
|Competitive Registration||DDKC, ACHC, DRA, DBR, IDCR|
This new breed of designer dog gained recognition by the International Designer Canine Association in the year 2009. It has however not been recognized by the American or Canadian Kennel Clubs.
Different kennel clubs recognize it by a variety of names.
American Canine Hybrid Club: Scoodle
Designer Dogs Kennel Club: Scottish Shoodle
International Designer Canine Registry: Scoodle
Designer Breed Registry: Scottish Shoodle
This energetic breed has a loyal disposition, developing a strong bond of attachment with their owners as well as family members, making all attempts to protect them from any hazards. Their desire for staying in the company of human beings makes them upset or stressed when left alone for extended durations. They are beaming with energy, loving to play around the house. Though they enjoy the company of children, these dogs do not like to be teased, reacting violently by barking or snapping when disturbed. Therefore, adult supervision is essential when your little ones are interacting with them.
They are not too indifferent to strangers. On being acquainted with another dog, they begin barking initially, which subsides gradually making them interact well with the other canine breeds.
Cleaning of their ears will help preventing infection, whereas brushing their teeth daily will eliminate chances of gingivitis that might occur due to tartar build-up. The eyes of the Scoodle are also to be wiped clean so that there may be no tear straining or accumulation of discharge.
They have sharp brains but may be too vocal, assertive and stubborn at times. These designer dogs are also prone to suffering from separation anxiety. Therefore obedience and behavioral training is to be imparted to the Scoodle puppies. They must be given socialization training as well to reduce their aggressiveness towards other dogs. A firm and patient trainer is needed to guide them in a tactful way with a lot of positive reinforcements and treats.
The Scoodle should be given dry dog food as it has risks of tartar build-up that may, in turn, result in tooth decay. A highly nutritious diet with sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals will help them maintain a good health.