Best Poodle Mixes And Crossbreeds

Best Poodle Mixes And Crossbreeds

Author WDF Staff | Last updated: Apr 26 2023


Designer breeds and crossbreeds are gaining popularity pretty fast, and Poodle mixes are some of the more popular hybrids out there, and there is a good reason behind it.

Poodles are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world; they have a curly coat that barely sheds. These dogs are great for all people that love dogs but hate the mess that comes with them. They are intelligent and active dogs that are very adaptable and can quickly adapt to any living conditions.

Poodles also come in four different sizes, so the mixes they produce can be different sizes. The four Poodle sizes are:

  • Standard - Standard is the largest and is 18 - 24 inches and can weigh 40 - 70 pounds.
  • Medium - Medium is a size not recognized by all associations but is fully recognized by the rest of the world. Medium Poodles weigh 22 - 35 pounds and are 14 - 18 inches tall.
  • Miniature - Miniature Poodle is the most popular of the Poodle family, and they are 11 - 14 inches tall and can weigh 10 - 15 pounds. They are usually used for crossbreeding.
  • Toy - Toy Poodles are the smallest and rarely used for crossbreeding with larger dogs, but they can be used to crossbreed with other small breeds. Toy Poodle is 9 - 11 inches tall and weighs 4 - 6 pounds.

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Here is a list of the 10 most popular and adorable Poodle mixes.

1. Labradoodle

The Labradoodle is arguably the most popular Poodle mix. They were created in the 1990s when the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia wanted to provide a service dog for a person allergic to dog hair. They decided to cross the Labrador with the Poodle and create a smart service dog that barely sheds. These dogs have a medium active temperament and make great family pets.


2. Schnoodle 

The Schnoodle is a popular companion designer breed that is a cross between Poodles and Schnauzers. They can come in different sizes and coats, but most dogs are mixed between the Miniature Poodles and Standard Schnauzers. Those two varieties are similar in size and make the most adorable little active dogs that will melt your heart in seconds. These days, breeders started crossing different sizes and creating Schnoodles from Standard Poodles and Giant Schnauzers.

schnoodle on deck

3. Cavapoo

The Cavapoo is another popular Poodle mix. These dogs have a Poodle parent and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent. Poodle’s active temperament combines with the calm, dignified character of the Cavalier and the result is a cute little dog that usually makes an ideal semi-active lap dog. They have adorable wavy coats that barely shed. The Cavapoo is another designer breed which breeders started deliberately crossbreeding in the 1990s.

4. Bernedoodle

As their name suggests, these dogs are a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles. These dogs were also created with a purpose; their creator, a breeder by the name of Sherry Rupke, started breeding these dogs because her mother developed allergies but loved dogs. Mrs. Rupke claims that Bernedoodle is exceptionally healthy, but only the first-generation puppies are directly crossed between the two breeds.


5. Cockapoo

The Cockapoo is a designer breed whose popularity is on the rise. It is a mix between the Cocker Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle. The active temperaments of these two breeds create lovely, playful dogs that make excellent pets. They were one of the earliest Poodle mixes created when the “designer breed frenzy” started in the early 1990s. The Cockapoos are still extremely popular and make families around the world happy and loved.


6. Maltipoo

The Maltipoo is an incredibly sweet and affectionate designer dog breed that results from deliberate crossbreeding of the Maltese and the Miniature Poodle. These lovely dogs have a happy-go-lucky personality and a gorgeous coat that is the result of mixing the two breeds. Their coat can end up looking curly like the Poodle’s or wavy. They are moderately active and will enjoy spending time inside with their human families.  


7. Goldendoodle

These dogs belong to the larger end of the Poodle mixes. This handsome dog is the end-result of mixing Poodles and Golden Retrievers. They are relatively active and make great playing partners for kids of all ages. Goldendoodles are not only good-looking, but they are also quite intelligent. Both parent breeds are proficient service dogs, so it is not a huge surprise that their offspring can serve as detection, service, or therapy dogs. They shed significantly less than their Retriever parent.


8. Yorkiepoo

The Yorkiepoo is as cute a dog as they get. These tiny companions are a result of crossbreeding the Poodle and the Yorkshire Terrier. The vast majority of Yorkiepoos are affectionate dogs that have plenty of love for the whole family. However, they will most likely bond with a single person that takes care of them. They are also quick learners and can absorb new tricks with lightning speed. They are great entertainers, and it is never dull when these dogs are around.

yorkiepoo puppies

9. Shihpoo

The Shihpoo is a crossbreed between two extremely popular companion dog breeds - the Shih Tzu and the Miniature Poodle. It only takes one look to fall entirely in love with these dogs. They are extremely cute and full of affection towards their owner. They love nothing more than to be showered with love. The Shihpoo is also quite small, which makes them ideally suited for any living conditions. They barely shed, so you won’t have to clean and vacuum your home any time your dog walks by.


10. Eskipoo

The Eskipoo is a designer breed created when the American Eskimo Dog and the Poodle were crossbred. These dogs are known to be quite smart and have a sense of pride, which makes them rather funny. They are adorable companions that love playing different games and napping in their owner’s lap. It is a popular mix that is quickly gaining popularity among Doodle lovers. They are also known for their beautiful wavy coat.

World Dog Finder team