Size matters, especially when it comes to choosing a new best friend for your family. In the case of Sheepadoodles, there are many size considerations to be made based on the type of breed you choose.
With options ranging from Micro to Mini to Standard, Sheepadoodles have a variation that will work for your living situation.
The Biology Behind Sheepadoodles’ Sizes
The biggest factor in Sheepadoodle size is the size of the Poodle parent. In contrast to the Old English Sheepdog which has just one size to worry about, Poodles can come in a bevy of sizes which directly correlate to the Sheepadoodle’s size (toy, mini, or standard).
Talkin’ Bout My Generation
Generation plays a major role in this as well. Sheepadoodle size is heavily impacted by the levels of genes passed down from their parents. In other words, does the Sheepadoodle have more Old English Sheepdog “in it” or does it take after the Poodle?
The dispersion of the genes can impact size for the adult dog.
Health of the Parents
Overall health is another huge component, both for the parents and the Sheepadoodle puppy. If both parents were allowed space to exercise and ate proper foods, they will be in a better position to breed.
If your Sheepadoodle puppy is also allowed freedom to exercise and stay within a proper weight range, they will follow a similar long-term health pattern.
Size by Sheepadoodle Type
Micro Sheepadoodle Size
The smallest of the bunch is the Micro Sheepadoodle. These dogs are between 15-16 inches tall and typically weigh under 25 pounds fully grown.
Micro Sheepadoodles can be a perfect fit for families who live in small spaces, especially condos or apartments.
These dogs need minimal room to roam and they tire out easily thanks to their little legs.
Miniature Sheepadoodle Size
To get a Mini Sheepadoodle, you need a Miniature Poodle to breed with the Old English Sheepdog. Mini Sheepadoodles weigh between 25 and 45 pounds and are less than 20 inches tall in most cases.
Think of Mini Sheepadoodles as your in-between breed; they function perfectly in a smaller home with limited yard but aren’t as tiny as the aforementioned micros.
Standard Sheepadoodle Size
The biggest variety of Sheepadoodles are plenty large, much more along the lines of the Old English Sheepdog parent. They weigh upwards of 75 pounds and can reach a hair over 23 inches tall.
Some Fun Facts About Sheepadoodles
No matter the type of Sheepadoodle you choose, they can come in a variety of colors and are usually non-shedding and hypoallergenic.
Most Sheepadoodles can survive anywhere from 11 to 16 years, although size does play a role. With such an obedient and affectionate personality, you can train them properly from the beginning of their puppy life and set the foundation for long-term success.
On the whole, Sheepadoodles aren’t heavy barkers. They are relatively docile creatures making them eh, fairly useless when it comes to fulfilling a guard dog role.
But for people who like options when it comes to colors and sizes, you can’t go wrong with any of the three Sheepadoodle breeds we’ve mentioned.