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.
|Scottiepoo, Scottish Shoodle
|Of medium length and may be straight, wavy or curly
|Mainly solid black but also wheatish having silver and white markings.
|Group (of Breed)
|12 to 15 years
|9 to 15 pounds
|8 to 14 inches
|Energetic, Intelligent, Smart, Friendly, Loyal
|Good with Children
|Yes if not teased or bothered.
|Moderate to low
|United States of America
|DDKC, ACHC, DRA, DBR, IDCR
Scoodle Puppies Video
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.
As this Scottish Terrier-Poodle mix has high energy levels, they need to be exercised on a regular basis. Arranging for interesting indoor games as well as taking them on brisk walks or playing outdoors with them will suffice their needs.
The coat of the Scoodle is mostly of medium length requiring gentle brushing few times in a week to prevent it from getting tangled or matted also helping to retain its shine. If the Scoodle’s coat bears similarity to the Poodle, then frequent brushing is needed. The long-haired Scoodle even requires its coat to be clipped by a professional groomer after every six weeks. They should be bathed when required as frequent bathing will take away the essential oils.
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.
Though this breed has no known genetic disorders or severe ailments, they might be prone to certain common canine diseases like hypoglycemia, pancreatitis, patellar luxation, lymphangiectasia and liver shunts.
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.