What is a sheepadoodle?
If you were to ask our youngest daughter, she would tell you that a sheepadoodle is "half sheep, half doodle." In reality, a sheepadoodle is a mix of poodle and Old English Sheepdog (OES). Doodles are extremely popular because of their nonshedding and hypoallergenic qualities that are passed through poodle genetics. Generally, sheepadoodles are known to be highly intuitive and intelligent, as well as goofy and playful in nature. With intentional training, they make great emotional support animals, therapy dogs, or simply a loyal family member!
What is the difference between F1 and F1B?
F1 and F1B refer to the genetic crossings of the dog. Birdie is an F1 sheepadoodle because she is a cross between an Old English Sheepdog (OES) and a standard Poodle. So an F1 is 50% sheepdog and 50% poodle.
An F1B (the B stands for "backcross") is when an F1 is bred "back" to a full poodle, making an F1B sheepadoodle 25% OES and 75% poodle. Birdie's puppies will be F1B sheepadoodles. We chose to breed F1B sheepadoodles to preserve the hybrid vigor and the non-shedding, hypoallergic quality characteristic to F1B sheepadoodles.
How big will my sheepadoodle be?
Because Birdie and Brique (the father) are both standard-sized, the puppies are estimated be standard-sized as well, between 45-60 pounds.
What steps are taken to ensure the health and development of the puppies?
We are committed to giving our puppies the highest standard of care. Our puppies are raised directly in our home and are continually being loved on and handled by everyone in our family. Drawing from the expertise of experienced breeders -- Monks of New Skete, Puppy Culture, and Badass Breeders -- all puppies will receive the following:
* Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) and early scent introduction (ESI) as early as Day 3
* Introduction to potty training (3 to 4 weeks old)
* Introduction to crate training (4 to 6 weeks old)
* Regular deworming (2, 4, 6, 8 weeks old)
* First set of vaccines (8 weeks old)
* Comprehensive health check by a certified veterinarian (8 weeks old)
* Regular and intentional exposure to audio and tactile stimulation
How do I adopt a puppy?
If you have read the FAQs and feel like a sheepadoodle is a good fit for you and your family, please complete the application at the link below. We will contact you and answer any questions you may have as well as find out more about you and what type of dog would best fit you and your family. You can also follow us on Instagram for updates. We also communicate on a regular basis with our families via text and emails with pictures and videos of the puppies, as well as FaceTime so you can see the environment that they are being raised in!
A completed application plus a $200 non-refundable deposit will be accepted via cash or Venmo to secure your reservation.
Puppies will be assigned around 7 weeks. We aim to match you and your puppy based on temperament, lifestyle, and environment.
At 8 weeks old, your puppy will be ready to go home, with their first set of vaccines (DAPP), deworming records, and health exam. We also have a two-year health guarantee for all puppies. For a more detailed explanation of what this guarantee covers, you can view our health agreement directly under the Contract tab on our website. The remaining balance of $2300 via cash or Venmo will be paid on the day of pickup.