The New Dog Breeds Everyone Seems To Wants

by | Mar 12, 2019 | Blog Post | 0 comments

Why does it matter?

Mankind has been selectively breeding dogs since the 18th century so it’s no surprise there are hundreds breeds we see in our everyday lives. We certainly get used to seeing the most common breeds, but every now and then a new dog breed rises in popularity. It takes a lot for this to happen; simply put, not every breed is going to have the health and personality characteristics that we want in a dog. With the standards for designer breeds being so high when a new breed does become widely accepted, it’s usually worth looking into for anyone hoping to find a puppy of their own.

The Doodle

The most recent craze in dog breeds is the Doodle. This breed (or breeds I should say) is any dog breed mixed with a Poodle. The doodle was first bred in the 80s with a Labrador when a breeder wanted to create a hypoallergenic dog for a blind woman whose husband had allergies. Ultimately, this process took 2 years and 33 trials but in the end the “Labradoodle” was successfully bred. Breeders have since found that poodles have a genetic makeup that makes for many breeds of desirable hybrids. Almost any breed you can think of has likely been bred with a poodle! Not only do we have the Labradoodle, but also Bernedoodles, Sheepadoodles, Goldendoodles, Irish Doodles, and many more. To read more about these breeds visit our breeds overview page.


Doodles are bred for intelligence. Even though poodles are already considered one of the more brainy breeds, breeders like to pair these genes with other dogs that will complement this intelligence. Many doodles have hunting dogs for parents such as Golden Retrievers, Labradors, or Irish Spaniels. Doodles are expected to be sharp and emotionally intelligent. This makes for puppies that are much easier to train and less messes for the owner to clean up.



Doodles are known for their fun loving attitude and loyal tendencies. If trained properly, you’ll rarely need to have your doodle on a leash as they always want to be near their owners! Doodles are typically very family oriented which makes them great for small children and large households. With how intelligent doodles can be, it may surprise many to find out that doodles are enormous goofballs. Playing and wrestling is just as much fun for doodles as it is for their owners. If you don’t have time to give your puppy plenty of attention and love then a doodle may not be right for you.


Now technically there’s no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog. In fact, nothing in the world is 100% hypoallergenic. No breed can truly guarantee you won’t have an allergic reaction to it, but the less a dog sheds the less likely it is to cause a reaction. Since Poodles don’t shed nearly as much as most breeds they are considered to be hypoallergenic. This means that all poodle mixes will be at least partially hypoallergenic. If you’re in need of a dog that is more hypoallergenic, you can always get a Doodle with more poodle in their genetics. These “generations” of Doodles are as follows:


Doodle Generations

Using Goldendoodles as the example, here is how the generations of Doodles are notated. The “Golden Retriever” aspect of this list can be substituted with any other breed. The list is in order of least hypoallergenic to most hypoallergenic.

  • F1 Goldendoodle: Golden Retriever crossed with a Poodle
  • F1b Goldendoodle: F1 Goldendoodle  crossed with a Poodle
  • F1bb Goldendoodle: F1b Goldendoodle  crossed with a Poodle
  • F2 Goldendoodle: F1 Goldendoodle  crossed with an F1 Goldendoodle
  • F2b Goldendoodle: F1 Goldendoodle  crossed with an F1b Goldendoodle
  • F3 Goldendoodle: F1b Goldendoodle  crossed with an F1b Goldendoodle



Since doodles are designer breeds the best place to get one is from a qualified dog breeder. With doodles it’s important to find a breeder who values emotional health just as much as physical health. Plenty of attention, physical touch, and playtime all go into making a healthy pup. Be sure to research breeders thoroughly before making any purchase to assure your future puppy is being treated as well as you would treat it yourself.


well-behaved bernedoodle

Cut the Face

Now that your goldendoodle’s coat is clean and tangle-free, it’s time to trim the facial fur. Use grooming scissors or shears to carefully trim around the eyes, ensuring your dog has clear visibility. You can also give your goldendoodle a cute “teddy bear” look by trimming the hair around their muzzle and cheeks to create a rounded appearance.

Clip and Trim the Ears

Next, let’s tackle those adorable floppy ears! Gently hold your goldendoodle’s ear and use the thinning shears to remove excess hair, being cautious not to nick the skin. Trim any long hairs around the edges of the ears with grooming scissors for a neat appearance. Finish by cleaning the ears with a dog-safe ear cleaning solution and cotton balls.

Cut the Back

For the back, use electric clippers with a blade size appropriate for your goldendoodle’s coat length. Start at the neck and work your way down the back and sides, moving in the direction of hair growth. Be sure to hold the skin taut to avoid any nicks or uneven cuts.

Trim the Legs, Feet, and Paws

Now, let’s move on to the legs, feet, and paws. Use grooming scissors to trim the hair on the legs, following the natural contours of the limbs. Be cautious around the joints, as these areas can be sensitive. Use thinning shears to blend any harsh lines, creating a more natural look.

For the feet, trim the hair between the paw pads using a small pair of grooming scissors or clippers. Make sure to remove any debris or matted fur that might have accumulated there. Then, shape the hair around the paws for a neat, rounded appearance.

While you’re working on the paws, don’t forget to trim your goldendoodle’s nails. Use a nail clipper or grinder to trim the nails, taking care not to cut the quick (the pink part inside the nail that contains blood vessels). If you accidentally nick the quick, use styptic powder or gel to stop the bleeding.

Clip the Belly, Bum, and Tail

To groom the belly and bum area, carefully use electric clippers or grooming scissors to trim the hair. Make sure to keep the skin taut and be extra cautious around sensitive areas, like the genitals and anus.

When it comes to the tail, you can choose a style that suits your goldendoodle’s personality. Some owners prefer a fluffy, plume-like tail, while others opt for a more streamlined look. Trim the hair with grooming scissors or clippers, and use thinning shears to blend any harsh lines for a smooth, natural appearance.

One More Brush and You’re Finished!

After all that trimming and clipping, give your goldendoodle one final brush to remove any loose hairs and ensure their coat looks sleek and smooth. Stand back and admire your handiwork – you’ve just given your goldendoodle a fabulous at-home grooming!

By following these steps, you’ll keep your goldendoodle looking and feeling great between professional grooming appointments. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend. Happy grooming, doodle lovers!