There are around 60 different types of Poodle mixes, also know as doodle dogs. These dogs are crossbreeds between Poodles and other purebreds like Labradors, Shepherds or Cocker Spaniels.
Since the 1980s, Poodle mixes have increased in their popularity. It's not a wonder why - these doodle dogs are great pups.
Dander & Shedding
Doodle dogs are often low- to non-shedding, and are consider to be a safe choice for most people with allergies. A rule of thumb is that they have less dander and shed less than the breed that the Poodle is mixed with.
As Poodles come in three (some say four) sizes, there is a wide range of dog sizes for people to adopt—everything from mini Goldendoodles to the standard Maltipoo or Yorkipoo, and the larger-giant Bernedoodle, which is mix between Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog.
Poodle crossbreeds are very versatile family pets and ideal companions. Also, as Poodles are affectionate, dog- and kid-friendly, charismatic and social, these crossbreeds tend to be the same.
That being said, it still makes sense to look at the traits of the breed that Poodle is crossed with, as these original characteristics still somewhat come along.
For example, Bernedoodle dogs tend to be more stubborn but they have lower energy than Aussiedoodle dogs.
Generation refers to how far removed from a purebred pairing. For example, F1 Labradoodle means that puppy had a purebred Poodle and a purebred Labrador as parents, and will likely have stronger personality traits of both individual breeds.
F2 Labradoodle means that both parents were doodles, and F3 means that both grandparents were doodles. The individual breed traits are less defined in such cases.