What Is a Shepadoodle?
What is a Shepadoodle by Rhonda Clark
What is a Shepadoodle you ask?
What Is a Shepadoodle? One Superb and amazing Crossbred Dog which is Half German Shepherd, Half Standard Poodle. Extremely intelligent, loving, loyal, devoted family dog!
German Shepherd/Standard Poodle Cross
The Shepadoodle is a wonderful dog! People have not heard much about this mixed combination yet. However, just because of being half Shepherd and half Poodle does not mean that the Shepadoodle is a mutt!
What is a Shepadoodle…
In fact, these dogs are far from it. They are bred together for a reason, and that is to give it special traits. In the case of the Shepadoodle, it was bred together to have a low shedding quality. This makes it a great indoor dog as well as an outdoor dog. They can be used as a working dog for seizure/diabetic alert dogs, helper dogs, recreational such as agility courses, or, just fun, loving companionship dogs for families, kids, or individuals.
They will be there to “hang out” with people, love to please, and take commands willingly.
What is a Shepadoodle…
The Shepadoodle does do a good job taking commands for the simple reason that they are a smart dog. They learn quick, and they are fun to hang out with.
The combination of the two breeds, (a purebred German Shepherd Dog and a purebred Standard Poodle) gives you a puppy that is fun-loving, extremely smart and loyal – Plus minimal or no doggy odor.
They will shed minimally, and some may not at all. A bonus to this is the fact that they are less prone to health problems! Many breed specific illnesses are avoided. This is called “hybrid vigor.”
What is a Shepadoodle….
The Shepadoodle tends to be more like a Shepherd than a Poodle.
*Medium to large size, average weight about 55-75 pounds. They have been known to get up to 100 lbs, but more apt to be in the 50-80 pound weight range when fully grown. Parent’s size and weight will be a factor of course.
*They are very smart and loyal, and are fast becoming a favorite breed.
*They do not shed like a shepherd because of the influence of the poodle. You will have to brush the dog and will get dander and hair in the brush.
*Very loyal and want to spend time with their family. They make wonderful outdoor companions: energetic and athletic.
*They are also calm, intelligent indoor companions. Wonderful for children; they have a warm, loving nature. A big bark but friendly and outgoing.
They are very smart and learn very quickly.
*Appearance: robust, supple, elongated, muscular, and dignified in appearance.
*Life Expectancy: can live to be 12+ years of age, depending on care and feeding program.
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*Size: 22-28 inches tall and any where from 50-100 pounds or more, when fully grown.
*Characteristics: very strong dogs.
*Temperament: loyal, faithful, versatile, calm, fearless, courageous, self-confident, reliable, protective, responsive, alert and aloof.They can have the tendancy to over guard.
*Family Dog: good family dogs with proper training and socialization.
*Color: black, tan, cream, solid black, solid white, solid sable and Silver.
*Coat: dense, harsh, thick, stiff, flat, coarse coat, or, soft shaggy hair.
*Grooming: require daily brushing to maintain a well groomed appearance and help with the little bit of shedding they have.
*Training: very intelligent and obedient. They require thorough discipline and early training.
*Weather: prefer cooler climates.
*Exercise: need daily exercise.
* Shepadoodles can also make ideal herding, police, guard, guide, companion, assistance or watch dogs. ShepaDoodles love the outdoors, but love to be inside with you as well.
(Few people know this …. but “Poodle” is actually German for water or “puddle”, as the Standard (Large) Poodle was originally bred in Germany as a Water-dog, a hunting dog for water-foul! The smaller breed sizes and fancy doo’s came much later as their reputation for intelligence and as excellent companions grew and they became desirable as house pets for the Aristrocratic crowds)
* Shepadoodles are an intelligent breed, they are loyal, great watch dogs, and an all around excellent faithful companion and pet!
What is a Shepadoodle…
As a puppy…
Doodle and Dakota, a German Shepherd purchased from me as well.
Doodle couldn’t be all alone! Or was it that Dakota couldn’t be all alone? LOL!
WOW, All Grown up!
WOW! see, It’s catchy! Paco and Max just had to be together too!
Both came from me!
You fall in love with one breed, you end up falling in love with the other kind too!
PACO when younger!
NEWEST PICS OF PACO AND MAX!
Here is what they have to say about these two;
“The dogs are doing great. Max is HUGE. His feet are so big, if he grows into them anymore, he will be huge. Paco is sweet sweet sweet. He is the clown. We love them both so much. They are our babies.”
Now we will turn back to the more feminine side once again…
Lucy a little older, Awe Shucks, wished I had kept her ! LOL!
Not really! I am SO happy to see her as one of the “kids” !
RECENT 2011 UPDATE on LUCY!
“Thought you may enjoy a Christmas picture of Lucy and the kids. She is as good as ever. Has the best temperament that I have seen in a dog. I owned a shepherd and George owned a standard poodle as a kid and this is the best combination. The kids can have their faces in her food bowl while she is trying to eat and she does not care! She is extremely protective of my kids and most all kids that walk in the door. It’s been a lot of fun.”
Thank You Laura! I LOVE the Picture, and I am SO HAPPY she is such a Delight! Next time I have a litter, I am very tempted to keep one myself!
OH… BAY WOLF….
you have grown into a Handsome fella! Look at those eyes!
“Thank you for (all) the updates! I am so glad you now have a standard Poodle with which you are going to breed. Although I admit, I am most likely biased in my opinion, because I love my Shepherd/Poodle that we got from you – two years ago already!
Bay Wolf (who was the runt of the litter) has such a wonderful temperament – he is such a flexible and truly undemanding animal – I could not have asked for a better companion animal. Bay Wolf has been such a great addition to my life. The breeding you supervised certainly produced a terrific animal in Bay Wolf.
I have included a couple of pictures of Bay – one when he was young (photo 8) and one more recent (photo 9).
Thank you and I wish you nothing but success with your future endeavors!”
*Note: These Greys are from my very first breeding with whom I bred to a Standard Poodle of a different color, therefore he produced silver colored Shepadoodles. My Jacob is a black Standard Poodle, and now I’m getting blacks. He has the capabilities to throw colors, of which I am hoping for in my litters.
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Shepadoodle and German Shepherd Policy to Purchase a Puppy:
a $100 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit (which is deducted from the full amount owed) is required to keep your name on the list as a definite for getting a puppy. This ensures me that you are serious about a puppy. This deposit is required when the puppies reach the age of 2 weeks. Where ever you are on the list, that is where you remain.
1. Non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is to be paid when commitment is given to buy a puppy. Balance is to be paid in full when puppy is picked up.
2. Puppy can be shipped via Delta Airlines. I can arrange Flight and pay for airfare on my end, which means you pay in full for the puppy, shipping expenses and airfare prior to puppy being shipped.
3. My shipping expenses paid in full, plus payment for puppy prior to shipping. Puppy is shipped *C.O.D. which means you pay for airfare fee as soon as puppy arrives to you. You make arrangements with Delta Airlines for flight and C.O.D. arrangements. *This is the BEST way when shipping.
Call to discuss the price of shipping a puppy. Cost can vary slightly due to size and weight of puppy and crate size.
Puppy is always shipped via Delta Airlines by DASH which thus far has always been $350.00
(Airline prices could go up, thus why we need to call Delta and find out)
FEES needing to be paid ahead of time before puppy is shipped are the following:
Airline Approved Crate: $120.00 (may be more if the puppy is older and needs a larger crate)
Vet Fees: $50.00 (includes Shipping papers, exam, shots and wormed)
Time, Gas, & expenses needed for shipping: $180.00
Flight Fee: $350 (could be more if puppy is over a certain weight)
The Total Estimated Cost to Ship an 8-12 week puppy is: $700.00
*You must also remember there is the “price of the puppy” to be paid as well. It is not cheap to ship a puppy, but in the end, well worth it if you get one from a reputable Breeder who can be trusted.
This is to be paid in full by Pay Pal or Bank Transfer Deposit before being taken to the vets, before crate is purchased, & before flight has been scheduled. Once puppy has been thoroughly examined and given shipping papers from vet, a crate will be purchased and flight will be scheduled to accommodate both parties work schedules. If per chance puppy does not get a clean bill of health and no shipping papers are given, you have two options:
*Pick another puppy (if there are more available) to be taken to get vet checked, or,
*Refund of money minus the Vet Fee
(Long distance shipping I do not accept money orders or checks)
German Shepherd Puppies: $800.00
Shepadoodle Puppies: $800.00