Why the Poodle?
The Poodle is a very intelligent dog, making them easy to train. Poodles are know to excel at everything they set their minds to. They are proud, active and dignified. The Poodle is a breed of dog that has hair instead of fur. It’s the Poodle hair that give us the non-shedding and low-shedding breeds. The Poodle hair has much less dander than other dogs breeds. It is the dander that most people seem to be allergic to. The Poodle mixed breeds are Hypoallergenic.
Therefore, when you cross a Poodle with other low shedding breeds, you end up with a dog that is minimal to100% non-shedding. Schnauzers, Shih Tzus and Bichon Frise are just a few examples of low shedding breeds.
Crossing the Poodle with breeds that have a double coat we tend to get a low-shed dog. In most cases it will be a non-shed coat but at times some puppies could have minimal shedding. Therefore allergy sufferers should sample the double coated breeds before purchasing one. Most people will be fine, but where the allergies are severe, these people should probably avoid these breeds. The cockapoos are generally non-shedding.
Our goal is to produce healthy puppies. When the Poodle is crossed with the various purebreds, we are finding that the offspring are much healthier than the purebreds. Each purebred has their own set of problems with health. We are eliminating and/or lessening the chances of the problems being passed on to the offspring therefore creating a healthier happier puppy.
The Poodle is one of the most intelligent breed of dogs. They have excelled in all capacity a dog is capable of filling. They pulled carts; were parlour-room tricksters; from sled dogs to assist guide dogs; from water retrieval to watch dog; and to show ring master. With such a varied history, the Poodle is a master of all trades. More and more Poodle mixed breeds are being used for Support Dogs due to their intelligence and disposition.