A shepadoodle is developed by crossing the Standard Poodle and a German Shepherd. This medium to large sized breed with large floppy ears, almond-shaped eyes, and a rounded head, has a muscular, robust and elongated appearance.
|Other names||German shepherd-poodle mix, shep-a-poo|
|Coat||Dense, thick, stiff, harsh, flat, coarse|
|Color||Solid white, solid sable, cream, tan, black, gray/salt and pepper, brown and white|
|Group of Breed||Herding, designer|
|Weight||85-95 lbs (38.5- 43.1 kg)|
|Size and Height||Medium; 22-28 inches|
|Temperament||Affectionate, courageous, reliable, loyal|
|Good with Children||Requires supervision when with children|
|Country Originated in||United States of America|
Shepadoodles are extremely faithful and devoted to their families, making them ideally suited as companion dogs. These dogs with their easy-going, sweet and friendly nature are good with children as well as other animals. They do a great job watching their families, owing to their focused, alert, courageous, and protective disposition. Alerting the owners of an intrusion by constant barking is a behavioral trait commonly observed in them. Tender, patient, and family-oriented, they are always willing to please their owners. Like their poodle parent, they too have some funny instincts.
Active and energetic by nature, it loves doing outdoor activities. Keeping it in an apartment or closed home, makes it feel restrained and bored, which often induces harsh behavior. Devote some considerable amount of time to taking it for long walks every day. Allowing it to play inside a fenced park or yard is advisable to keep them satiated.
It requires everyday brushing since its coat is prone to getting tangled and matted. Brushing also ensures that your pet’s coat is kept clean and free from mite or tick infections. Though it does not carry any dog odor, it can do with occasional baths. Cleaning its ears every week is recommended to keep away ear infections.
The susceptibility of a poodle and German shepherd mix puppy to canine diseases depends on the genetic traits of both the parent breeds and the offspring. A shepadoodle is known to suffer from some ailments including Von Willebrand’s disease, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, bloating, and skin issues.
A smart breed by nature, it can pick up commands or instructions from the owners very quickly. To set control in your relationship with your pet and mold its behavior, train it early in its puppyhood by employing firm, fair, and consistent training methods. Teach it how to socialize by familiarizing with visitors and friends. Proper obedience training to the puppies should be provided to restrain any harsh and aggressive behavior in the future.
Give your pet 3-4 cups of artificial dry dog food every day. A nutritious diet containing rich sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals should be enough to keep it healthy.
- These multi-talented dogs are often used for assistance, herding, guarding, and police work.
- Although they can tolerate every climate, they prefer to live in cooler areas.