Shepadoodle

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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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Overview
The Shepadoodle is created by the crossing of two breeds: German Shepherd and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and are one of the larger sizes that are not as popular as some of the other crosses.
Character
The ideal Shepadoodle is well-proportioned, muscular, and strong. They should be sturdy and hardy in appearance and possess an intelligent and lively expression.
Temperament
Loyal, affectionate, and devoted, the Shepadoodle is alert and active. They are family oriented and do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom or loneliness will lead to destructive behavior. They do best in a home with older, considerate children or children they have been raised with. Shepadoodle's do well with dogs and non-canine pets they have been with since puppyhood. They are highly suspicious of strangers and will alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.
Care
The Shepadoodle requires frequent brushing to prevent matting and tangling and to remove loose and dead hair. Bathing should be done when necessary. They may be prone to such health issues as sensitivity to flea bites, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, bloat, skin problems, and Von Willebrand's Disease.
Coat
The coat of the Shepadoodle is generally medium in length and may be straight, slightly wavy, curly, or a combination.
Training
Early socialization and obedience are a must. The Shepadoodle requires a dominant owner. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
Activity
The Shepadoodle breed is not recommended for apartment living. They require a large amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. Shepadoodle's do best in a suburban home with a large fenced yard or a rural setting with ample space to roam, run, and play.
Weight
Male: 50-80; Female: 50-80 lbs
Height
22-28 inches
Color(s)
Variety of colors that include black, tan, gray, cream; may be solid or sabled.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2020

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Shepadoodle puppies.

How much do Shepadoodle puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Shepadoodle varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Shepadoodle puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Shepadoodles sold is $850.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Shepadoodle with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,900 upwards to $6,500 or even more for a Shepadoodle with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Shepadoodles sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $850.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,900.00 to $6,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 525 Shepadoodle puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Shepadoodle puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Shepadoodles true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Shepadoodle Names for 2020

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 525 Shepadoodle dogs.
  • 1. Dallas
  • 2. Dewie
  • 3. Daniel
  • 4. Dutchess
  • 5. Dandy
  • 6. Diamond
  • 7. Daisy
  • 8. Dex
  • 9. Dove
  • 10. Didi
  • 11. Dash
  • 12. Dozer
  • 13. Dolly
  • 14. Bear
  • 15. Blake
  • 16. Dunkin
  • 17. Buttons
  • 18. Cookie
  • 19. Magic
  • 20. No Shed!

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Hawksbill Farm Kennel, LLC
Member Since: January 2020
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Hawksbill Farm Kennel LLC, a family owned business, specializes in breeding the cutest, healthiest, playful and best temperament Sheepadoodles and Old English Sheepdogs around. We love playing our part in providing families with their next family members. All of our dogs, both adults and puppies, love playing, socializing and being loved on. Our Wellness Area provides for onsite Veterinary exams, health checks and administration of vaccines. Here we also do in-house grooming and give all our dogs relaxing Hot water baths that they love so much. We ensure they are healthy, happy and that all of their needs are being met 24 hours a day. Every puppy that leaves Hawksbill Farm Kennel, LLC does so with our 2 Year Genetic Health Guarantee and a promise that if your puppy should develop genetically-based health issues in their first two years, we will welcome them right back here with open arms. Your puppy will come to you fully vetted, vaccinated, and ready to thrive in your home. Your puppy will even be socialized...after all, we give our dogs the opportunity to live in our own home, right in the midst of our family and our personal pets.

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Anonymous asked:
Are German Shepherd/Poodle mixes docile & good for quiet special needs kids?

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There is no way to be able to tell whether the mix between a German Shepherd and a Poodle will have the temperament of the Poodle or of the German Shepherd. When you mix two or more breeds together, there is no longer any set standard. Even in the same litter, some pups could take after the Poodle, while others the German Shepherd. Some can take all of the 'positive' traits from both or all breeds, while others can take on all of the 'negative' traits. The individual dogs personality and the temperament traits of both breeds are what you are going to have to look at. I would not suggest either of those breeds for a 'docile' dog, as both breeds need a lot of exercise and the Poodle is very sensitive and can have anxiety issues. If you are looking for a calming and docile breed for a Special Needs child that needs a hypoallergenic dog; I would suggest a Bouvier des Flandres. This breeds is loyal and hard working, but is also very calm and gentle, especially with children.

Anonymous asked:
Do Shepadoodles get along with other animals? For example cats?

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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.

Anonymous asked:
We recently got a 2-month-old girl puppy, how much should we feed her? How big do Shepadoodles usually get?

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Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

Some can get up to 100lbs. I always feed my puppies on a schedule. It's helps keep track of potty time. :)

Anonymous asked:
I am wondering which makes for a "better" breed; when the Sire is a Shepherd or the Poodle?

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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.

Anonymous asked:
Are Shepadoodles nice and good with kids?

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Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

My Shepadoodle is a therapy dog and we only visit children...he is great!

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

Because of their size it is very important to establish borders and commands. Training is important because at 60lbs they are still only puppies. You don't want them jumping on kids and eating off the counter. Their overall disposition is great for any family.

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Updated: 1/25/2020