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Shepadoodles are great with other animals (even cats). Of course, bringing a puppy into a home with an older cat, the puppy needs to be taught that the cat is to be respected. Most cats handle that very easily with a swipe or two with their claws! But if your cat is timider, you need to teach the puppy that cats are to be respected.
Most dogs end up on a schedule of 2x a day (unless they are obese). Puppies need to be fed more often. Some puppies are what I call "grazers" - they nibble a bit on and off all day. Food should be available all day. Then there are the "snarfers" - they eat all of the food all at once. These puppies should be limited to a certain amount (check the bag of food you choose) and given 3 times a day.
When my Shepadoodle was a puppy, he had a sensitive stomach. I found that he did better on a lower protein food, such as Acana or Fromm when he was young. In large breed puppies like the Shepadoodle, make sure you don't over feed or give too much protein early on - it can make them susceptible to hip dysplasia and bone problems later in life.
Feeding Bowl - I have always fed him twice a day from a bowl on the floor. While you may be tempted, elevated bowls are a no-no for tall dogs, especially those like the Shepadoodle that are susceptible to bloat. A bowl on the floor forces them to eat slower, since they will have to lift their heads to swallow the food and temporarily slow down on consuming kibble.
My boy got to be about 80lbs, 28" tall, but still believes he is a lap dog.
It doesn't matter, as far as which makes the "better breed". Most breeders choose the female to be the GSD and the male to be the Poodle, simply because of size. The female GSD is better able to handle the birthing process with the Standard Poodle as the sire.
My Shepadoodle is nothing but nice with my grandkids. I've had her 3 years & children have never been a problem. I have my dog groomed every 3 months, basically a shave except for her ears & tip of her tail. She was a chewer when she was little, but not bad now.
My Shepadoodle is a therapy dog and we only visit children...he is great!
My Shepadoodle is very patient with children and lovely, however when he was young he jumped a lot, which could be upsetting for a small child.