Sheepadoodles are a cross between the Poodle and the Old English Sheepdog. It is a very clever breed that is frequently referred to as a designer breed. This breed enjoys the company of its family and going for walks.
If you have a Sheepadoodle puppy or are considering purchasing one, you may wonder when they reach adulthood.
When do Sheepadoodles Reach Maturity?
Sheepadoodles are completely matured when they are around a year old.
Breeders mix various Poodles with old English Sheepdogs to produce puppies of various sizes. The Sheepadoodle comes in three sizes: standard, mini, and micro.
Sheepadoodles can weigh between 60 and 85 pounds and will reach this weight by the time they are 16 months old. Their full-grown height will reach approximately 27 inches tall. Their fastest growth period is in the first six months, when they get 50% of their adult body weight.
Size By Type
Micro Sheepadoodles will reach up to 16 inches tall and may weigh up to 25 pounds.
Mini Sheepadoodles will reach 15 inches tall and weigh between 12 and 20 pounds.
Standard Sheepadoodles will reach between 20 and 24 inches tall and may weigh up to 100 pounds.
Keep in mind that Sheepadoodles are the combination of an Old English Sheepdog and a Standard Poodle. The former takes much longer to fully mature, nearly 3 years in total, while the latter takes around 18 months to reach their full height and weight.
Can You Leave a Sheepadoodle Home Alone?
Sheepadoodles are highly sociable animals. That being said, you can leave them home alone for certain periods of time if you must. It’s best to leave them with another dog so that they are entertained.
Sheepadoodles can get easily bored throughout the day, but this can also vary from dog to dog. Just make sure that your dog has ample access to food and water. If there are large temperature changes throughout the day, it’s important to protect your dog.
Are Sheepadoodles High Maintenance as They Grow?
Sheepadoodles are good at remaining even-keeled no matter the conditions. They are definitely on the lower end of maintenance compared to other breeds, making life easier for owners.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Sheepadoodle Considered a Large Dog Breed?
Sheepadoodles aren’t extremely large. They are classified as a medium to large dog breed at between 16 and 22 inches tall. They certainly aren’t in the category of a German Shepherd or Labrador Retriever.
Is Sheepadoodle Bigger than a Goldendoodle?
Sheepadoodles are usually bigger and heavier than Goldendoodles, thanks to the hefty sheepdog side of its family.
Is Sheepadoodle a Good First Dog?
Sheepadoodles make good first dogs thanks to their trainability and high levels of intelligence. They are extremely easygoing and non-aggressive around children (when trained properly).
Can Sheepadoodles Run Long Distances?
Sheepadoodles can exercise quite extensively. They can travel between one and three miles as puppies. Eventually, they can reach more than three miles as they grow. Of course, it’s always smart to consult a veterinarian if you plan to run them too hard.