The Sheepadoodle

The Sheepadoodle is a cross between an Old English Sheep Dog and a Poodle.

Recherche Doodles decided to provide Sheepadoodles for sale to our families for a couple of key reasons.

The biggest reason is, health. Our team only breeds our Sheep Dogs with the healthiest possible championed and health tested poodles. That combination produces the healthiest Sheepadoodles possible in the world today. Another benefit is to produce a dog that can have little to no shedding, which can lead to them being hypo-allergenic. Many people that are slightly allergic to dogs are not allergic to doodles. Combining a sheep dog with the non-shedding poodle allows the Sheepadoodle to be very low shedding in comparison. Poodles are one of the most intelligent breeds in the world. Combining that with the sweet personality of the Old English Sheep Dog produces one of the best breeds we have seen. A super sweet, social, intelligent and healthy dog.

Below we will provide more information about the mini Sheepadoodle and why we believe you will fall in love with them. If you have further questions about the Sheepadoodle, please email us at

History of the Sheepadoodle

The Sheepadoodle is a relatively newer hybrid breed, with some of the oldest known crosses coming in the early 2000’s. However, it is possible that the Old English Sheep Dog and Poodle cross could have been around much longer. The doodle in general has been around for a few decades.

The most popular doodles are labradoodles, bernedoodles and goldendoodles. The F1b Sheepadoodle we also believe is one of the best doodles around. Overall they are more intelligent, healthy and more mature.

Personality of the Sheepadoodle

If you’re looking for a sweet and intelligent breed, the Sheepadoodle is a great fit.

Like most crossbreeds, the personality of a Sheepadoodle depends on the parents and how they have been bred and reared.

Old English Sheepdogs are a protective, intelligent, loving and watchful dog with an appealing personality who bonds closely to their owners. They enjoy being involved in all activities, but can become overly boisterous without training. As a hybrid breed, they tend to get the best personality traits from their two parent breeds.

The Poodle is a lively, sociable and affectionate dog who is both intelligent and amusing, and makes a wonderful and fun companion. They love to be included in all family pursuits and can be good watch dogs, announcing visitors but never being aggressive. The Poodle is still at heart a working dog. These are dog that will thrive with a job to do, especially if they can work with their owner.

Typically, Sheepadoodle puppies are wonderful family dogs that love attention and children even more. They’re exceptionally playful and sweet, and they enjoy the company of other dogs and their families.

Health of the Sheepadoodle

As a hybrid, the Sheepadoodle tends to be healthier than both parent breeds, taking on the best physical traits from both.

Due to the short history, there haven’t been any longer studies done on unique health problems in the Sheepadoodle, and the sample size is smaller. But all evidence points to the Sheepadoodle as a healthier breed than both the Old English Sheep Dog and the Poodle, including a lower cancer rate.

Every one of our Old English Sheep Dogs and Poodles come from generations of show champion and health tested parents. Each parent has received all health tests as recommended by the individual parent club. 

As with most medium/larger sized breeds, the biggest worries are going to be hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and heart disease. Most of our dogs scored in the top 10% of their breeds with their hip, elbow and heart test limiting their exposure. Just in case, 

Recherche Doodles has a very friendly and long lifetime health warranty found HERE.

Maintenance Of The Sheepadoodle

The Sheepadoodle has an absolutely stunning and thick coat.

This coat can come in both wavy and curly variations depending on the mix of genes from the parents. As a result of this thicker coat, it is important to brush a Sheepadoodle multiple times per week to help maintain the unique and healthy appearance of each dog. 

They are a lower shedding breed overall due to the Poodle in them, and can be a better alternative for those with allergies compared to a pure Old English Sheep Dog.

The Sheepadoodle will also desire activity, particularly of the interactive type. They love being around their owners and have a more dependent nature. So they enjoy regular interaction more than personal space.

It is important to provide your Sheepadoodle with regular socialization and ongoing training as this helps them maintain their confidence and keeps them sharp. 

As both the Old English Sheep Dog and Poodle are naturally intelligent breeds, the Sheepadoodle is no different. In fact, they tend to train even better, particularly at a younger age. As they grow older, they can become stubborn and latch onto bad habits, so the early training is essential.

Ready to add a Sheepadoodle puppy to your home?