If you’re searching for a doodle that is intelligent and prefers companionship, but is also playful and sweet, a bordoodle may be the perfect dog for you. Bordoodles are becoming more and more popular, and it’s no surprise. Here are some of the top questions and answers about bordoodles.
What are the parent breeds: Poodle + Border collie
Do bordoodles shed? Yes, but not much.
How big do bordoodles get? Up to 70 pounds.
How much is a bordoodle? Between $1000-6000
How long do bordoodles live? Between 12-15 years
What’s a bordoodle’s temperament? Loyal, intelligent, gentle
Do bordoodles shed?
Because a bordoodle is a mix between a poodle and a Border collie (a breed that sheds a lot), bordoodles do shed. However, they don’t shed nearly as much as purebred Border collies, and compared to other dog breeds, they don’t shed as much.
Because there are different types of bordoodles (f1 bordoodles, f1b bordoodles, f2 bordoodles, etc.), your dog will shed according to the type of doodle you own. More specifically, it depends on the percentage of poodle vs. Border collie in your dog. If your dog is more poodle, it won’t shed as much as if it was a higher percentage of Border collie.
Bordoodles come in 3 different coat types: straight, wavy, and curly. A straight coat bordoodle has very straight hair. A wavy coat occurs when a dog gets one curl gene from one parent and one non-curl gene from the other. Lastly, when each parent contributes a curl gene, the bordoodle puppy ends up with a curly coat. Although this type of coat can be harder to brush, dogs with this coat are generally the least likely to shed.
Are bordoodles hypoallergenic?
No dog breed is ever truly 100% hypoallergenic. All dogs have fur that can shed, making it a potential issue for people who have allergies. Despite being completely hypoallergenic, bordoodles are an allergy-friendly dog breed.
This is due to the incorporation of poodles into the breed mix. Pet dander, saliva, and urine are the three elements that produce allergic reactions. Luckily, poodles have only a single coat with low dander, and their fur is non-shedding. Therefore, if your bordoodle is more poodle than bordoodle, your pet will be more allergy-friendly. In other words, a F1b bordoodle will be more allergy friendly than an f1 bordoodle.
How big do bordoodles get?
When it comes to bordoodle size, there are generally three classes: miniature bordoodles, medium bordoodles, and standard bordoodles.
Mini bordoodles are between 20-40 pounds when they’re a bordoodle adult. They’ll stand around 15-20 inches tall. This is a great choice if you don’t have as much space for a large dog, or if you just prefer smaller dogs.
Medium bordoodles are a bit bigger, and will generally weigh between 30-45 pounds when they’re full grown mini bordoodles. These dogs will usually stand at 18-22 inches tall.
Standard bordoodles are the most popular size of bordoodle, and they’re great for people who prefer the security of a bigger dog. Standard bordoodles will generally reach about 40-70 pounds when fully grown adults. Because this is the biggest type of bordoodle, these dogs require more space to run around and play.
How much does a bordoodle cost?
Pricing for bordoodles depends on a number of factors, although a general price tag will fall between $1000-6000.
Due to their hypoallergenic nature, these breeds are more expensive than other dog breeds. There are also a number of factors that affect their price, such as:
Color: There are a number of different bordoodle colors. In addition to the typical black bordoodle, you can find bordoodle breeders who specialize in breeding black and white bordoodles, apricot bordoodles, or multicolor bordoodles, among others. The more “exotic” the color, the higher the price tag.
Coat: Breeders charge different prices based on the coat. Essentially, the more “poodle” within the dog’s genetics, the more allergy-friendly the dog is. This can sometimes result in a higher price tag.
Size: Because the most common size of bordoodles is the standard size, you can expect to pay more money for a smaller version of a bordoodle.
Location & Demand: Prices can fluctuate based on where you live along with how high the demand is for a bordoodle. Bigger metropolitan cities will often have higher price tags, both because of the higher general cost of living, but also because these cities usually have a higher demand for allergy-friendly dogs.
Reputation of the Breeder: When it comes to purchasing a bordoodle from a breeder, you certainly want to do your research so that you purchase from a reputable, established breeder. While it may be cheaper to buy your doodle from an at-home breeder or from Craigslist, a good breeder can mean a world of difference. If you want a healthy, long-living dog, then it can certainly be worth spending the extra money on a reliable breeder who has done their due diligence in producing healthy pups. Keep in mind that you can also find bordoodles in shelters and other rescue centers!
How long do bordoodles live?
In general, bordoodles will live between 12-15 years. There are a few factors that can result in outliers, however. Smaller dogs, for example, usually live longer than larger dogs. Because of this, a mini bordoodle or a medium bordoodle will be expected to live longer than standard bordoodles. An increased lifespan can also be attributed to crossbreeding (crossbred dogs usually outlive their purebred counterparts) along with purchasing a dog from a reputable breeder.
What’s a bordoodle’s temperament?
Because of their playful gentle personalities, bordoodles are perfect family dogs and are especially good around both children and seniors. Both breeds (Border collie and poodles) are incredibly intelligent dogs; bordoodles are likewise very smart and love to be trained. They’re rarely ever aggressive, and are great companions overall.