The Irish Doodle is a medium-size crossbreed dog that was developed between the Irish Setter and the standard Poodle. The offspring usually inherits the light-hearted, friendly nature of the Irish setter and the non shedding coat of the Poodle. These dogs have a tidy look, with a long coat and an elongated face ending in a brown to black muzzle, and with ears hanging close to their round eyes. Apricot is the commonest coat color of these dogs.
|Other Names||Irish Setter, Irish Doodle Setter|
|Coat||Long, soft, wavy|
|Colors||Apricot, black, white, black and tan, brown|
|Breed Group||Watchdog, Sporting Dog, Guard Dog|
|Lifespan||10 to 13 years|
|Height (size)||Medium; 24 inches (minimum)|
|Temperament||Friendly, intelligent, social, loyal|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with other Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
These dogs are loving and affectionate, and are characterized by loyalty and devotion. They are eager to please and have significant native intelligence inherited from their parents. It is their intelligent mind and careful disposition that have made them equally good with kids and other family pets. This makes them an excellent family dog ideal for apartment life. Not do they just love the members of their families, but they are also comfortable meeting strangers.
These dogs, especially the puppies, love attention until they’re well along in years. Though, it is alert and attentive. If it happens to come across anything suspicious, it would immediately alert its family.
The trainability of the Irish doodle is unpredictable. The standard poodle is a happy-go-lucky and easily trainable dog. But the Irish setters are not always so, but would rather get bored easily. Those Irish doodles that take after their setter parents sometimes demand commitment and patience from their trainers. But once the training process is successfully over, your Irish doodle will be the best trained dog in the neighborhood.
Begin obedience and pack leader trainings from an early age. Train them to socialize and get accustomed to meeting new faces. Like their parents, the Irish doodles are naturally clean, and hence, are easy to be housetrained.
Insist on the same routine diet that is normal for medium-sized dogs like the Irish doodles. But there is no specifically-recommended quantity for your dog’s daily need for food. The quantity may vary from dog to dog, depending upon the individual energy level and everyday activity.