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What is an oodle?

What is an oodle?

An oodle dog is a mixed breed dog that is a cross between a Poodle and another breed, such as a Labrador Retriever or a Golden Retriever.

The name “Oodle” comes from the combination of the first two letters of “Poodle” and the second part of the name of the other breed. Oodle dogs are popular due to their hypoallergenic coat and their intelligence, trainability, and affectionate personalities. They are often used as service dogs or as family pets.

The popularity of Oodle dogs has grown over the years, and there are now many different types of Oodle dogs, including Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Bernedoodles, and many others. 

While oodle dogs are not recognized as an official breed by major kennel clubs, they have become a popular and beloved type of dog among many pet owners. This is recognised also by the Master Dog Breeders Association (MDBA) (of which we are a registered member) who are working towards the recognition of the Theodore breed being developed from crossing Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Poodles 

At Mon Amour, we primarily breed Groodles or Goldendoodles (Golden Retreiver x Poodle) and Labradoodles (Labrador x Poodle) but from time to time do also breed Cavoodles/ Theodores (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Poodle) and Moodles (Maltese Terrier x Poodle). 

In order to achieve smaller sizes, ensure coat quality and temperament of our dogs we focus on multi-generational breeding of our Oodles from F1, F1b, F2 and F3.  

The exact origin of oodle dogs is unclear, but they are believed to have been developed in the United States in the 20th century as a way to create a dog with the desirable qualities of both Poodles and other breeds. The aim was to create a dog that was hypoallergenic, had a low-shedding coat, and was intelligent and trainable like a Poodle, but also had the friendly qualities and outgoing personality of breeds such as the Labrador Retriever or the Golden Retriever. Australian Labradoodle Dogs, for example, are particularly popular in the USA, with their following in Australia only recently beginning to be realised despite their name origin. 

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