18 Popular Poodle Mixes That Make The Cutest Family Members

Goldendoodle Dog and Puppy
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If you want to add a four-legged companion to your family, consider adopting a poodle mix. There are more than 40 types of poodle mixes to choose from, and each comes with a unique set of traits to love. While some of these names may sound like they belong on the pages of a Dr. Seuss book, these furry friends are sure to make an excellent addition to your family.

Here are some of the most popular dog breeds mixed with a poodle to consider if you're considering adopting a dog. No matter your decision, all these four-legged, furry friends are sure to put a smile on your face.

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Goldendoodle Dog and Puppy
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The ever-popular Goldendoodle is a golden retriever-poodle mix. Goldendoodles are known to be great family companions and are highly intelligent. As a result, they're usually easy to train but have enough energy to keep up with an active family. Some Goldendoodles are hypoallergenic, which may help family members with allergy issues.

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Yorkiepoo Puppy on White Background
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Yorkiepoos are a mix between Yorkshire terriers and poodles. They're adorable and will get a lot of attention from anyone who sees it. Yorkiepoos are typically sweet, playful, and intelligent. Their diminutive stature makes them a perfect fit for apartment or condo living. However, because they're small, they often do better in a home with older children or adults who know how to handle them with care. Like other smaller dogs, the Yorkiepoo can tend to bark excessively without proper training, so be proactive to curb this behavior.

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Bernedoodle Dog Laying in the Grass
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Bernedoodles are a combination of a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle. If you love the gentle, sweet nature of Bernese Mountain dogs but are overwhelmed by their large size, a Bernedoodle might be the perfect compromise. While poodles can be energetic, Bernenoodles tend to be a little more content to cozy up on the couch, thanks to their Bernese mountain dog traits.

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Happy Labradoodle Dog Outdoors
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Labradoodles, a cross between Labrador retrievers and poodles, are another popular poodle mix. Many Labradoodles have a poodle's coat and shed less than purebred labs, though coat style and color can vary. Labradoodles love company and are happy to be a part of the family.

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Whoodle Dog Looking into the Camera
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Though this sounds like something straight out of Whoville, a Whoodle is a cross between a Wheaton terrier and a poodle. Whoodles are typically medium-sized and filled with energy, so they will not enjoy being couch potatoes. Though they mean no harm, Whoodles want to chase smaller animals, so they'll fare best in a home without cats, rabbits, or other small creatures.

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Pomapoo Dog
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These adorable little pups are a cross between a Pomeranian and a poodle. Pomapoos tend to be small but have big personalities and are highly affectionate. They love their families so much that they can face separation anxiety if left alone for too long. They train easily and usually get along well with kids and other pets.

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Sheepadoodle Dog on Grass
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The name sounds funny, but a Sheepadoodle refers to a dog that's a mix between an Old English sheepdog and a poodle. You may also hear them called a Sheepapoo or Sheepdogpoo. They tend to be intelligent and friendly and usually get along well with other dogs. Because of their herding background, they may play rough with smaller animals or little kids, so be mindful of your family's makeup before adding a Sheepadoodle to your brood.

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Westie poo dog in a backyard against the sun
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Westiepoos, also known as Wee-poos or Westiedoodles, is a mix of West Highland white terrier and poodle. These dogs are intelligent and easy to train, with plenty of energy to burn. They may be territorial over their home and family, so don't be surprised if they bark for a few minutes when visitors come by. However, they're ultra-sweet once they're comfortable with you.

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Cockapoo Puppy Running in Grass with Ball in His Mouth
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Cockapoos are a mix of cocker spaniel and poodle. Cockapoos were among the first popular "designer dogs" and have been highly in demand for decades. They make cheerful family companions. Though they're beautiful dogs, cockapoos tend to require a reasonably intensive grooming routine, which may not fit families already pressed for time.

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Cavapoo Puppy on White Background

Cavapoos are a cross between Cavalier King Charles spaniels and poodles. These pups tend to have a "pack" mentality, which means they'll love participating in family activities. Cavapoos typically don't shed much and skew on the smaller size. They're usually gentle, friendly, and love to cuddle.

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Poochon Dog Standing in Grass


When it comes to adorable pets, the Poochon might take the prize. This pup, a blend of Bichon Frise and poodle, is sure to steal the hearts of everyone in your family. If you're looking for a furry best friend that loves to cuddle, a Poochon is a perfect pick. Just be sure to work on barking when your dog is young to prevent them from becoming a loudmouth as they age.

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Maltipoo Puppy with Yellow Leaves in Background

These tiny pups, a cross between a Maltese and a poodle, are absolutely darling. Though they're diminutive in stature, Maltipoos have highly expressive faces. They're incredibly affectionate and make great companions, but their excessive love for their family can spur some separation anxiety. They're not ideal pets if you work long hours outside the home.

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Schnoodle Dog Portrait

Combine a Schnauzer and a poodle, and you've got a Schnoodle. These dogs are intelligent and sweet-natured. Schnoodles are a blend of two working dogs, which means you'll get an attentive, alert pup that can make an excellent watchdog.

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Chipoo Puppy on White Background
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Chihuahua-poodle mixtures are known as Chipoos. Chipoos love to play and cuddle. They tend to be protective over their family and home, so even though they're tiny and not very intimidating, their "hey, what's this person doing here?" barks make them good guard dogs.

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Jack-a-Poo in Woman's Hands
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Jack-a-poos are an adorable blend between Jack Russell terriers and poodles! These little guys (and girls) are typically highly intelligent, energetic, and loving. Appearance varies depending on whether your dog favors his Jack Russell or poodle side, but in almost all cases, these dogs are relatively small. Jack-a-poos need plenty of exercise time, so this puppy is best suited for a family looking to engage in many games of fetch.

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Aussiedoodle Dog in Wind
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Combine an Australian Shepherd and a poodle, and you've got an Aussiedoodle. Besides being adorable, these pups are sweet-natured and highly intelligent. Aussiedoodles have a wide variety of coat colors and textures. They're loyal companions eager to please, making them a great addition to your family.

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White Pyredoodle Laying on Tile

Blend a Great Pyrenees and a poodle, and you've got a Pyredoodle. These striking pups make loving, calm family pets. But, as you might imagine, their Pyrenees side means that Pyredoodles aren't exactly pocket pups. They can weigh up to 100 pounds when they're fully grown. This type of dog probably isn't a fit if you live in a small apartment.

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Shih-poo with Hair Bow

As you may have guessed, a Shih-poo is a cross between a Shih Tzu and a poodle. Depending on your particular pup, these darling dogs may have the curly coat of a poodle or the straight, soft hair of a Shih Tzu. Either way, they make perky, playful companions. They love attention and are more than content cuddling with their humans on the couch.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which poodle mix is the calmest?

    Among larger doodles, the bernedoodle and goldendoodle have a reputation for being calm, while the maltipoo and cavapoo are considered calm toy mixes. Choose a poodle crossed with a laid-back breed to increase the chances you'll get a calm dog.

  • Which poodle mix does not shed?

    Poodles aren't shedders, which is one reason why poodle mixes are so popular. A poodle mix with another breed that isn't a shedder is more likely to be a no-shed dog. The Bichon Frise, Schnauzer, Maltese, and Wheaten terrier are all low-shedding breeds.

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