The Bordoodle is known as a hybrid cross or a designer breed. They offer people a great dog that might want the attributes of the Border Collie with the less or non-shedding of the Poodle. This is a very versatile breed. They are excelling at being companions, therapy and competition dogs. These fine dogs will have herding instincts as well as the love of water. Because this is a designer dog it may be hard to predict which combination of characteristics you will get. So please research both breeds to see if this is the right dog for you. Other names are Borpoo, Borderpoo and Borderdoodle.
This breed is extremely versatile. They love being with their owners and are very intuitive to their owner's needs. It inherits a greater intelligence from its parents the Border Collie and Poodle. This dog is very good with its feet. They are agile and athletic. You might even find yourself laughing at their sense of humor.
Does your Bordoodle bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Bordoodles thrive on human interaction and are very sensitive to owner's moods and emotions. Because of their love and loyalty to family members, this breed does better when not left alone for a long extended time. This dog is not for a home with a two-career family, as they can suffer from separation anxiety or become destructive. The Border Collie and Poodle are rated to be the most intelligent breed giving the Bordoodle the highest intelligence. Because of their intelligence, they enjoy learning, playing games and traveling. The Bordoodle has high energy so 30 minutes of exercise a day is needed. They are well suited for children, however, they do best in homes where the children are at least 5 years old and are considerate. This breed can receive the herding instinct which can become annoying with small children. They generally do well with other pets and also make great watchdogs.
Brushing once a week is all that is needed. It is important to clean the Bordoodle's ears and teeth on a consistent basis. Bathing should be done only as needed with a mild ph-balanced shampoo.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
Bordoodle coats are usually wavy, curly and low to non-shedding. Their fur is very soft and usually shiny. Because of the hybrid cross with the Poodle, their coats are usually hypoallergenic as well.
Early socialization and obedience training is recommended for this breed. Bordoodles are very trainable but require fairness, firmness, consistency, praise and respect. They do not take well to heavy handed training. They excel at competitive obedience, agility, retrieving, herding, tricks, and acting as therapy dogs. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Bordoodle puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
The Bordoodle enjoys swimming, family play and a leashed walk in the park. They greatly benefit from a regular opportunity to romp and run off-leash in a safe area. They thrive on work, mental stimulation and contact with their owner or family. Because of their high energy, they do best when they have plenty of exercise. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Standard: 40-60; Miniature: 12-25; Toy: 6-9 lbs
Standard: 15+; Miniature: 11-15; Toy: 6-11 inches
Colors range from solid black, brown, yellow, cream or combinations of these colors with white. Merle and tri-colored as well.