Cadoodle is a cross between the Collie and Poodle. It’s also commonly known as a Colliepoo and Colliedoodle. While both its parents are remarkable breeds, no one is entirely certain when this Doodle came into place.
One thing for sure is that this is a loving Doodle that likes to be around others and is certainly a dog for families. To know what makes them so loveable and charming, keep on reading.
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Little-Known Facts About the Cadoodle
Here are some interesting tidbits of information to educate you about the Collie Poodle mix:
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- A few dog clubs recognize them: Fear not, just because this dog, like other Doodles, is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, they are recognized by a good few others. The main clubs they are registered with are the Designer Breed Registry, American Canine Hybrid Club, Dog Registry of America, and International Designer Canine Registry.
- Cadoodle coat colors are distinct: Usually, the Cadoodle comes in different colors such as merle, white, blue, or black.
- Working is in their nature: The Poodle was used to retrieve ducks from the water for people. Whereas the Collie was used as a shepherding breed in Scotland. The Cadoodle loves being given tasks to feel like they have a purpose.
What’s the Cadoodle Puppy Price?
On average, you can expect to pay between $800-$1200 for one. The cost of a Cadoodle may not always be as expensive as a pedigree dog. However, finding a breeder for these might be a little complicated, so if you want to bring one into your life, it may take some time. There may also be a chance of finding this dog at a local shelter too.
Do note that this price is just an average, though; many factors can influence it based on where you’re located, the breeder’s reputation, your parent’s history, health problems, and more. Also, if you’ll want to buy one, you should factor in other expenses like vet bills, toys, food, vaccinations, and more.
Are Cadoodles hypoallergenic?
It can be challenging to predict if a Cadoodle is fully hypoallergenic or not; they can inherit either parent’s coat. However, there is potential for them to inherit a similar coat to a Poodle that is hypoallergenic. Again, it can be difficult to predict until the Cadoodle is fully grown.
Cadoodle Temperament & Intelligence
A Cadoodle is a pretty chill dog; they’re not hyper like some breeds. While they can be a little more energetic when young, they tend to become more mellow as they reach adulthood. Alongside this, they tend to be quite playful and fun to be around. As both parents are intelligent dogs, this doodle is equally as smart, making them learn tips and tricks easily. Their high intelligence also needs to be addressed; they thrive best when they have a task to do, keeping them mentally stimulated.
Are Cadoodles Good Family Dogs?
The Collie Poodle mix is a fantastic dog for a family, as they love to play and be around people. If you plan on getting one, you might want to get one from puppyhood as they are highly energetic and love to play with them. The Cadoodle can get on well with strangers, too, as long as they’re socialized from an early age.
Other large doodle breed I’ve covered and you should read is the Bernedoodle, so go ahead and check it out.
Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?
There should be no problem bringing a Cadoodle into your home if you have pets. Regardless of your pet, you’ll want to make sure your Cadoodle is well socialized when young, so they can easily adapt to other animals in their environment.
Food & Diet Requirements
As Cadoodles are a larger Doodle, they will need a diet that keeps them energized and healthy and stops them from gaining additional weight. The best diet to feed them should be natural and free from any grains to stop them from gaining too much weight.
Plus, their Poodle parent is often prone to many allergies, and there’s a small chance of this dog inheriting them. Therefore it’s always a good idea to have grain-free food. In addition to their food, you should aim to give them glucosamine supplements as they can sometimes get joint problems as they age.
To know exactly what to feed a Cadoodle and how much to feed it, speak to your veterinarian. Your vet can advise you on the right brand, type of food, and size of their portions.
Out of other Doodles, the Cadoodle is one of the larger ones. This dog can grow up to 22 to 26inches/56 to 67cm and weigh between 50 and 75 pounds / 23 to 35kg.
How Long Do Cadoodles Live?
If looked after well and fed a healthy diet, a Cadoodle can live on average 12-15 years.
If you own a collie standard poodle mix, you must take it out for at least one walk a day. When they’re puppies, they have a lot of energy to use up, so you’ll want to balance it out with playtimes. If you don’t give them sufficient exercise, they could develop issues in the home or boredom behaviors.
However, their energy tends to level out when they grow older, and a moderate walk would suffice. Remember, though, that this breed requires a lot of mental stimulation and must undergo brain games too.
Are Cadoodles Easy To Train
If you’re a first-time dog owner, the Cadoodle can be great. Their working nature and intelligence make them a breed that can follow obedience training. They don’t inherit their Podle parents’ stubborn nature and are pleasant to train. Just remember to train them from an early age and use positive reinforcement techniques. Cadoodle’s love to learn!
Most of the time, Cadoodles tend to have a similar coat to the Poodle, which is curly and nappy. Because of this, their hair coat must be brushed a few times a week to stop it from getting matted and tangled. You should also check their nails, ears, and eyes every week, removing any dirt or debris from them.
Most of the time, the Cadoodle has no health problems, and if they do, they’re usually inherited from their parents. Possible health problems they could face are the following:
- Progressive Renal Atrophy
- Hip dysplasia
It’s important to note, as this dog breed is relatively new, there’s not much information on the kind of health problems they might face. However, taking them to a vet for frequent checkups is always essential to rule anything out.
Male vs. Female Cadoodle
The only real difference between the two is that the males tend to be much more dominant and territorial than females. However, the female Cadoodle can sometimes display similar tendencies when in heat.
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Marko is the founder and author at PoodleHQ, where he blends profound expertise with formal training in Animal Behavior and Canine Genetics. With multiple generations of poodles under his care, he’s a breed connoisseur, honored with the Canine Care Excellence Award and lauded by the International Pet Enthusiasts Association.