Sheepadoodles are adorable, loving, intelligent, high energy, gentle and affectionate dogs. Often referred to as “designer dogs,” Sheepadoodles are hybrids, a mix of an Old English Sheepdog and a Toy, Miniature or Standard Poodle.
Sometimes called Sheeppoo or Sheepapoo, Sheepadoodles are good with children and easy to train. They are considered low-shedding and sometimes called “hypoallergenic,” however there is no guarantee they will not shed. All dogs shed and produce and shed dander which is what most people are allergic to. Sheepadoodles are high energy.
Sheepadoodles need room to run, regular daily walks and exercise and since they are part Old English Sheepdog they can be herders, make good watchdogs and be protective of their children and families.
Sheepadoodles are very social and love to be with their people. Sheepadoodles do not do well being left alone for long periods of time. Sheepadoodle can be destructive if they are allowed to get bored.
Before buying a Sheepadoodle puppy, consider this: The recent popularity of this hybrid make them a targeted breed of puppy mills and websites that sell puppy mill puppies.
It is important to know that puppy buyers often assume that the best traits of both parent dogs show up in the offspring but that is not how genetics work. The temperament and look of litter mates can vary greatly and that why it is important to do your homework and do your research before you buy a puppy.
Be aware, Sheepadoodles can make great family pets, but their popularity make them an attractive business model for unscrupulous dog breeders, USDA commercial dog breeders, Amish commercial dog breeders or puppy mills.
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It’s for this reason that our Puppy Mill Watchdog monitors and reports on Sheepadoodle puppy breeders and online puppy broker websites and other puppy sellers.
Please do your research before you buy a Sheepapoo or Sheepadoodle puppy.
If you can’t meet both the puppy and mother dog and see where she and all of the breeders’ dogs live, the breeder is possibly a puppy mill breeder. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
About the Breed: Sheepadoodles and Sheepapoos
Sheepapoos are considered “designer dogs” and they can range in size from 45-85 pounds and can be 20-25 inches tall depending on genetics and the size of the parent dogs.
Age Expectancy: 12-15 years.
Temperament: Sheepadoodles are high energy, friendly and affectionate dogs. They are intelligent and need daily mental and physical exercise, or they can get bored.
Coat: Long hair soft, wavy and curly.
Color: White, black, white and black and red or apricot and white.
Grooming: Sheepadoodles require regular grooming and brushing.
Training: It is important to start positive training your Sheepadoodle puppy at an early age.
Vet Care: Regular vet care is essential for the health and well being of your Sheepadoodle puppy.
Types of Sheepadoodle and Sheepapoo Puppies
FAQ’s About Buying Sheepadoodle Puppies Online
When buying a Sheepadoodle or Sheepapoo puppy, you want to avoid buying from an online puppy mill and make sure it was born in a loving clean environment. You can’t tell if a puppy is happy or health by looking at a picture from a website. Always meet your new puppy in person.
The puppy should have an overall healthy look to him. Make sure his eyes are bright, he is clean and happy. Look at his body language make sure his tail is wagging and up. Is his body posture good? Does he hold his head up, is he curious? Does he run up to you or does he cower and afraid to approach you?
It is so risky to buy a Sheepadoodle puppy online. You have no idea where it is coming from or how the breeder treats his breeding dogs. Since your Sheepadoodle puppy will live for 12-15 years it is important to see firsthand where it was born.
Make sure the breeder is not a puppy mill. Pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition. She should be clean, happy and well adjusted. The breeder should have nothing to hide.
It is not safe to buy Sheepadoodle or Sheepapoo puppies online or any puppy for that matter. It is not safe to have a puppy shipped to you by nanny, delivered by plane or even to meet the breeder halfway or in a parking lot. If you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, meet the mother dog and where she and all of the breeder’s dogs live, you might be supporting a puppy mill breeder.
There are over 1 million puppy mill puppies are sold online each year. It is in your best interest to make sure your new puppy is not coming from one of these breeders or you may be looking at high vet bills, a puppy with lifelong anxiety or worse heartache. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
Your Sheepapoo puppy will be a part of your family for 12-15 years so it’s important to find a healthy well-bred puppy. It’s ok to do your research online but never take a breeder’s word for it.
Since Sheepadoodles and Sheepapoos are the popular fad right now, it’s important to go to the breeders home in person and see where the dogs live and how he treats them. Responsible breeders should have no problem with that. Sheepadoodles are the popular fad dog and unscrupulous breeders. online puppy mills and puppy broker websites are breeding and selling them like hotcakes.
Always meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition and where she lives before you buy a puppy. See where and how she and all of the breeding dogs live. If the breeder won’t let you, walk away. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
Sheepadoodles and Sheepapoos are very popular and bad breeders and puppy mills are advertising them all over the internet. It’s hard to know if the breeder is a puppy mill unless you see for yourself. A puppy mill is any dog breeder that puts profit over the health and well-being of the breeding dogs and puppies produced. These bad breeders vary in size they can have ten to twenty dogs and many have hundreds of breeding dogs. Puppy mills are legal and many are licensed by the USDA.
Puppy mills keep the mother and father dogs pregnant and sell the puppies. The mother and father dogs are used over and over again. These breeding dogs are forced to breed twice a year or at every heat cycle and they are usually kept in stacked wire cages.
The breeding dogs suffer a lifetime of pain and mental anguish. They are not groomed, given opportunity to exercise nor do they know the touch of a loving hand. They are denied proper veterinary care and most are living and breeding with painful conditions. They are forced to live with urinary tract infections, ear infections, rotten teeth, infected eyes, tumors, infected mammary glands and sore feet from standing on wire cage floors. These issues never get addressed.
It is important to know that any breeder can be a puppy mill. It’s hard to imagine the breeder you are talking or texting with could be a puppy mill. If the breeder has excuses why they won’t let you see where they keep the breeding dogs or you are not able to meet the mother dog in person, walk away! Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.