Do not be fooled by their small size. These little pups are practically bursting at the seams with energy! The Scoodle is an active little dog that loves to play around and have fun. This pup will keep you entertained all day long and will love you immensely. They may be small, but they are very protective of the ones they love, and while they can’t offer much protection, they make pretty decent watchdogs. They are incredibly loyal and highly intelligent, thanks to the mix of Poodle and Scottish Terrier genes. Bound to get along with pretty much anyone, this pup will make a great addition to absolutely any loving home!
This one’s a newer member of the Doodle club, and they became popular amongst breeders in the early 2000s. No breeder has yet come forward with the claim of bringing the Scottish Terrier and the Poodle together for the first time. Chances are, the Scoodle existed through accidental breeding in nature long before any intentional efforts to bring the two breeds together began. Hybrid breeds usually do not get the same level of attention as their purebred counterparts, so there is a lack of documentation that results in unclear information about the breed and its past.
The Scoodle is an incredibly loyal dog. Once they get to know you and accept you as their family, these dogs become fiercely protective. You can expect them to stand by your side no matter what. These pups are incredibly affectionate and love to be around the humans that they love. It is best not to leave this pup alone for long periods since the Scoodle may end up developing some anxiety-related issues. Scoodles are social dogs. However, they may be wary of strangers and other animals at first. Once acquainted, there is no pup quite as friendly as this one. Early socialization is very important when it comes to ensuring that your pup grows up to have a well-rounded personality. Introduce them to new sights and sounds early on so that no fear-related issues crop up later in life. If you want to get a good idea of what kind of dog your Scoodle puppy will grow up to be, it is best to spend some time around the Poodle, and Scottish Terrier parents since their personalities are good indicators of what kind of temperament your puppy will grow up to have.
Due to a lack of standard sizes, there is quite a bit of variation from one Scoodle to the next. They can be either medium-sized or small-sized, and they can grow up to weigh anywhere between 9 to 20 pounds.
Generally speaking, the Scoodle is a pretty healthy dog, especially when compared to its purebred parents. The mixed breeding results in some level of hybrid vigor thanks to the larger gene pool. However, healthy parents mean a healthy puppy, so it is best to get health clearances of both parent dogs when getting your Scoodle puppy from a breeder. It is also important to be careful not to buy puppies from breeders who mate dogs that are younger than 2 years old since that is the age when most genetic illnesses begin to show symptoms. Schedule regular visits to the vet so that any issues can be caught early on and dealt with promptly, ensuring your Scoodle lives a happy and healthy life. Some issues that the Scoodle may be predisposed to include hypothyroidism, epilepsy, eye disease, patellar luxation, and liver shunts.
This pooch is pretty high in energy and needs a good amount of daily exercise to stay feeling its absolute best. The Scoodle must be allowed to release all of its pent-up energy. Otherwise, it may take up destructive behaviors. These are very intelligent dogs which mean boredom is a constant threat. To alleviate boredom, leave your pooch with a variety of toys and trinkets to keep them engaged. When it comes to training, the Scoodle is a great dog. This breed is intelligent, picking up commands and behaviors with ease and also eager-to-please. The Scoodle may become increasingly aggressive towards other dogs and strangers, so be sure to socialize and train your pup early on.
Speak to your veterinarian to come up with a feeding plan that suits your Scoodle’s nutritional needs. Their needs may vary as they age, so make changes when necessary. Steer clear of free-feeding as it may lead to unnecessary weight gain.
This pup is generally low-shedding and has a coat that can be either curly, wavy, or straight.
How much grooming your Scoodle needs depends on which parent they take after. If they take after the Poodle parent, regular trimmings and grooming sessions may become necessary. Bathe your Scoodle only when necessary since excessive bathing can dry out its skin.
An average Scoodle puppy will cost around $600 to $800.