If you are on the lookout for a new best friend, the Belgian Doodle is guaranteed to fill the role with ease. These pups are high in energy and bursting at the seams with love. They are highly affectionate and are also incredibly loyal. A cross between a Poodle and a Belgian Sheepdog, these pups bring together the best of both their parents’ personalities.
It is difficult to say exactly when and where this pup originated, and they likely existed in nature through accidental mating between the French Bulldog and the Poodle long before any intentional efforts to bring the two together began. A rough estimate of when this pup probably came onto the scene in the 1980s, since that is when Doodle popularity took off.
Belgian Doodles are incredibly affectionate and loveable dogs. They are high in energy and love to be around their humans. Their social nature means they are always up for making new friends. However, they have a moderate prey drive which means they’ll chase around smaller animals. If you are bringing a Belgian Doodle into your home, it’s best if they are the only pet you have.
Belgian Doodles are medium-sized dogs, and they can grow up to be anywhere between 22 to 25 inches tall and weigh around 40 to 60 pounds.
These dogs are generally healthy thanks to some level of hybrid vigor that they possess thanks to mixed breeding which leads to an increased gene pool. However, the best guarantee of a healthy pup is healthy parents, so be sure to get the health clearances of both parents before getting your Belgian Doodle puppy from a breeder.
These are generally active dogs that require a fair bit of exercise. It is important to keep them mentally and physically engaged to ensure they do not become destructive. They are intelligent dogs that like to stay busy so give them a lot of toys and trinkets to play with. These dogs are also highly trainable thanks to their intelligent and obedient nature.
Speak to a veterinarian to assess your pup’s nutritional needs before designing a meal plan. Steer clear of free feeding and giving one big meal a day since this may lead to gastric issues such as bloat.
The Belgian Doodle is generally a low-shedding dog if it takes after the Poodle parent.
Brush your Belgian Doodle’s coat regularly, and make sure you trim the coat if you feel like it is getting too long.