Whether you like the look of Poodle or Bulldog or dislike them both, this is a designer dog that’s quite different in terms of its parent’s looks. They also offer more than meets your eye regarding their traits and temperament.
You may have also heard of this canine under the Bullydoodle, Bulldogdoodle, Boddle, Bullypoo, and Bulldogpoo.
To be honest, the English Poodle is a pretty epic dog that you NEED to know about. Lucky for you, today we’re going to cover all the top things you need to know about them in this article.
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Little-Known Facts About the breed 📌
Here are some lesser-known facts about the English Boodle that you deserve to know about:
- Their size is unpredictable
Sometimes with crossbreeds, you can kind of get an idea of what height and weight they are when they’re a full-grown adult. When it comes to the English Boodle, it can be tough to predict as its parents are two completely different sizes. Because of this, they could either end up as a small or medium-sized dog.
- The Boodles temperament changes as they get older
When you buy or adopt certain breeds, their temperament usually stays the same from puppyhood. Regarding the English Boodle, these dogs are often more energetic and hyperactive when young and then become quite relaxed as a grown-up.
- They often look different
The English Boodle often has a lot of different variations when it comes to its appearance. To give you an idea, it can have at least 5 different coat colors such as red, tan, gray, black, and a combination of them all!
What’s the English Boodle Price? 💲
Unlike some hybrid Doodles, the English Boodle can be quite expensive. Part of the reason for this is that this is a rare designer breed. Therefore, the price can vary greatly based on the accessibility of breeders in your area.
On average, these puppies can cost between $800-$2500. The cost might also vary based on their parent’s linage, health conditions, and location you’re based. Moreover, because it’s a hybrid, the chances of finding this dog at a shelter or rescue will be very small.
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Therefore you will want to dedicate some time to researching and creating questions for English Boodle breeders before you buy. You must do this to identify the breeder’s quality based on their knowledge. It’s essential you do this, as there are no official health standards for hybrids to abide by. When meeting the breeder, you will also want to ask them questions about their parent’s health history.
Is The English Boodle Hypoallergenic 🤧
The English Boodle is seen as hypoallergenic as both parents are low shedders. They have a soft single layered coat that sheds very little. However, just because they are low shedders does not mean they are suitable dogs to own if you have allergies. To ensure no allergens are triggered, you must keep on top of the grooming requirements of this hybrid. To know more about this Doodles grooming regime, keep reading as we will uncover later.
English Boodle Temperament & Intelligence ✨
While these dogs can inherit either personality trait from each parent, they tend to generally be well-rounded and nice dogs. They’re also very social animals that love to be around others and be the center of attention.
Their constant need to be around humans makes them a dog that requires their owner to be at home a lot. The English Boodle is a breed that can quickly develop separation anxiety if left on its own for a few hours.
They’re also very intelligent dogs and have an eager to please nature, which makes them a breed that can learn tricks and commands quickly.
Are English Boodles Good for Families? 👪
If you’re looking for a family pet, then these dogs are the perfect fit. They aren’t hostile nor aggressive; they’re completely the opposite. Therefore the gentleness of a Boodle makes them an excellent companion for children, older relatives, and other dogs.
Food & Diet Requirements 🦴
These hybrids often don’t need to follow a specific diet. Instead, they do best on high-quality dog food with few filler ingredients. There’s no specific frequency and quantity of the food you feed this canine. It can differ based on age, weight, and health, so you should speak to a vet.
It’s also important you do this because their Bulldog parent can often be subject to food allergies, and therefore, it may be more than likely that this English Boodle might suffer from them as well. They can also overeat like the Bulldog; therefore, obesity could be a bit of a problem.
Full-grown sizes 📏
It can be difficult to predict the full height these dogs will reach once they mature. On average, these canines can grow up to 12-16inches/31-41cm and weigh between 15-50lbs/6.8-23kg.
English Boodle Life expectancy 📈
Typically these dogs can live up to 10-12 years.
Exercise & Training 🏃
On average, an English Boodle should exercise around 30 minutes a day, split up into two 15 minute sessions. They are great animals to walk and love playing ball and chasing anywhere. It’s also important to know that this breed might inherit the Bulldog’s flat nose.
If so, you should be cautious about this dog undergoing exercise in hot temperatures, their flat nose can make it difficult to tolerate heat, and there’s a higher chance of them having heatstroke.
If the English Boodle inherits the Poodle’s intelligence, then this dog will be easy to train. On the contrary, the Bulldog can be known to have a stubborn streak, making training that little bit more challenging. Therefore to train these dogs well, you’ll want to start while they’re young, be patient, and use positive reinforcement.
English Boodle Grooming ✂️
In comparison to other dogs, the English Poodle needs more maintenance. On average, their soft coat should be brushed every other day to reduce the risk of it matting. You should use a dematter and a comb to do this. If they have a curly coat like their Poodle parent, you’ll want to trim them when required.
When bathing them, it’s crucial you use a dog-friendly and allergy-appropriate shampoo. Skin infections are not unusual for a Boodle to get, so gentle grooming products are essential. You should also check and clean ears weekly to reduce the risk of infection. Plus, you should brush their teeth 2-3 times a week to reduce the risk of gum disease.
Health and Conditions 🩺
Most of the time, the English Boodle tends to be a healthy breed. It can, however, experience the following problems:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Luxating Patellar
- Von Willebrand’s disease
- Progressive retinal atrophy
Overall, it can be a bit difficult to predict the true qualities and appearance of an English Boodle. Most Boodles, though, are nonaggressive dogs that love to play and cuddle up on your lap when tired.
They thrive off being around adults, children, and animals and won’t do well when they’re on their own. They’re also a hypoallergenic breed with few exercise requirements, making them suitable for novice owners. Due to the rareness of this hybrid, they’re also an expensive dog to own.
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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.