This here is a big boy with a heart to match! The Mastidoodle is the wonderful result of a cross between a Standard Poodle and the Mastiff. They have the intelligence of the Poodle mixed with the gentle temperament of the Mastiff, making them the perfect family pets. Mastidoodle will get along well with just about anyone, and if you’re a parent looking for a pup that will be the perfect fit for your family, look no further, the Mastidoodle is the dog for you!
The Mastidoodle is a mixed breed pup, due to which there is a lack of documentation as compared to its purebred parents. It is because of this reason that it is difficult to pinpoint the exact time and place of origin of this breed. It is likely that this pup existed in nature through accidental mating between the Poodle and the Mastiff long before any intentional efforts to bring the two breeds together began. It is likely that intentional breeding for the Mastidoodle began in the 1980s since that is when the popularity of designer breeds skyrocketed. In mating the two pups, breeders hoped to get a dog that had the intelligence and hypoallergenic coat of the Poodle along with the sweet temperament of the Mastiff. Mastidoodles are not an officially recognized breed, but they have a large following of fans and admirers across the world.
This is one sweet pooch! Mastidoodles are incredibly gentle dogs and are rarely ever aggressive. All they truly want is to be around the people they love and have a good time. These pups are very easy to socialize, and they get along well regardless of age or species. However, it should be understood that the Mastidoodle has a protective streak and will be quick to bark at any intruders or potential threats. However, it would be best not to rely on this pup for any protection. They get bored very easily, which can lead to rather destructive behavior, so it’s necessary to keep them occupied. They are incredibly smart and love being around people. To get a good idea of the kind of personality your Mastidoodle will grow up to have, spend some time around the parents. The parents’ personalities are usually good indicators of the kind of temperament your Mastidoodle will grow up to have.
On average, the Mastidoodle will grow up to be around 18 to 28 inches tall and weigh anywhere between 65 to 100 pounds.
The Mastidoodle is a generally healthy pup, thanks to some level of hybrid vigor that this breed possesses thanks to mixed-breeding, which results in an increased gene pool. It is important to understand that a Mastidoodle puppy bred from a healthy Mastiff and Poodle has a significantly lower risk of developing genetic illnesses. For this reason, it is necessary that the breeder you get your Mastidoodle puppy from provides you with health clearances of both parent dogs. It is also important to not buy a puppy from a breeder that mates dogs that are younger than 2 years old since that is the age when most genetic illnesses begin showing symptoms. Schedule regular appointments at your local veterinarian to ensure that your dog is happy and healthy. Some illnesses that your Mastidoodle may be predisposed to include digestive issues, joint issues, seizures, epilepsy as well as kidney disease.
The Mastidoodle’s parents are both rather athletic breeds, due to which this pup has a fair bit of exercise needs. However, this breed isn’t necessarily very high in energy, and moderate-intensity daily exercise will be more than enough. A long walk is always a great way to get in the recommended daily dose of exercise in, as well as a fun game of fetch. These dogs are also incredibly smart, which means they will easily get. To make sure the boredom does not lead to destructive behavior, give your pup lots of toys and trinkets to keep them engaged. As far as training is concerned, the intelligence of this pooch means they are fairly easy to train. However, they may get distracted very easily, so it is important to keep them engaged at all times.
To find out the exact nutritional needs of your Mastidoodle, speak to a professional. Your pup’s veterinarian can help you determine how much food they will need daily. Avoid free-feeding and try to divide up the daily recommended serving into two to three separate meals to prevent gastric issues.
The coat of the Mastidoodle is usually short, thick, and curly. They take after the Poodle parent in most cases which is why their coats are also generally low-shedding.
A good daily brushing session is important to keep your Mastidoodle’s coat free of any tangles or matted fur. Bathe them only when necessary since regular interaction with soap and water may irritate their skin. Brush their teeth regularly to prevent build-up and keep a check on their eyes and ears, making sure they stay free of any debris. Clip their nails if they do not wear away naturally.
Mastidoodle puppies generally cost anywhere between $350 to $650.
Here is a list of organizations that shelter Mastidoodles (among other breeds):