Looking for a loyal doodle that loves to play and be goofy, yet is simultaneously sensitive and intelligent? Look no further – the Irish Doodle could be a match made in heaven. These pleasantly demeanored doodles have a reputation for being a playful, friendly, and empathetic breed. Want to know more? See below for our guide on the Irish Doodle.
What are the parent breeds: Poodle + Irish Setter
Do Irish Doodles shed? Yes, but not much.
How big do Irish Doodles get? Between 20-70 pounds.
How much is an Irish Doodle? $1350-2400
How long do Irish Doodles live? 10-15 years
What’s an Irish Doodle’s temperament? Playful, loyal, empathetic
Other Names: Irish Doodle Setter, Irish Poo Setter, Irish Setterpoo, Irish Setter Doodle
Do Irish Doodles shed?
Because an Irish Doodle is a mix between a poodle and an Irish Setter (a breed that sheds a lot), they do shed. However, they don’t shed nearly as much as purebred Irish Setters, and compared to other dog breeds, they don’t shed as much. Irish Setter Doodle puppies also tend to shed less compared to when they’re fully grown.
Because there are different types of Irish Doodles (f1 Irish Doodles, f1b Irish Doodles, f2 Irish Doodles, etc.), your dog will shed according to the type of doodle you own. More specifically, it depends on the percentage of poodle vs. Irish Setter in your dog. If your dog is more poodle, it won’t shed as much as if it was a higher percentage of Irish Setter.
Irish Doodles come in 3 different coat types: straight, wavy, and curly. A straight coat Irish Doodle 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, Irish Doodle puppies end up with a curly coat. Although this type of coat can be harder to brush, dogs with this coat are the least likely to shed.
Are Irish Doodles hypoallergenic?
Truth be told, 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, Irish Doodles 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 doodle is more poodle than Irish Setter, your pet will be more allergy-friendly. In other words, an F1b Irish Doodle will be more allergy friendly than an F1 Irish Doodle.
How big do Irish Doodles grow?
When it comes to Irish Doodle size, there are generally three classes: mini, medium, and standard.
Miniature Irish Doodles are between 20-30 pounds when they’re an adult Irish Doodle. They’ll stand around 15-19 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. Keep in mind, though, that regardless of their size, these doodles have higher energy, so they still need to be able to run around and play.
Medium Irish Doodles are a bit bigger, and will generally weigh between 20-40 pounds when they’re fully grown. These dogs will usually stand at 15-22 inches tall.
Standard Irish Doodles are the most popular size, and they’re great for people who prefer the security of a bigger dog. When fully grown, they’ll generally reach about 40-70 pounds and stand 22-28 inches tall. Because this is the biggest size, these dogs require more space to run around and play.
How much does an Irish Doodle cost?
An Irish Doodle price depends on a number of factors, although a general price tag will fall between $1350-2400.There are also a number of factors that affect their price, such as:
Color: There are a number of different Irish Doodle colors. In addition to the typical red Irish Doodle or black Irish Doodle colors, you can find Irish Doodle breeders who specialize in breeding white Irish Doodles or apricot Irish Doodles, 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 Irish Doodles is the standard size, you can expect to pay more money for a smaller version.
Location & Demand: Prices can fluctuate based on where you live along with how high the demand is. Bigger metropolitan cities such as San Francisco or New York 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 puppy 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 Irish Doodles in shelters and other rescue centers!
How long do Irish Doodles live?
In general, Irish Doodles will live between 10-15 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 Irish Doodle or a medium Irish Doodle will be expected to live longer than the standard size doodle. 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 an Irish Doodle’s temperament?
Because of their playful and companion-oriented personalities, these are perfect family dogs and are especially good around children. Irish Doodles are very affectionate and love to be around humans. They’re also very athletic and love to play.
Loving, caring, intelligent, loyal — these doodles are the perfect companion. Whether you’re looking to run around the park, or snuggle up and watch a good movie, this doodle could very well be the perfect dog for you.