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Shepadoodle

German Shepherd / Poodle Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A thick, long haired, black Shepadoodle dog sitting in a driveway, it is looking to the right, its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling. It has a big head, a thick body and a big nose with fluffy drop ears.

Beau the Shepadoodle puppy at 7 months old—"He came from a litter of 9 healthy pups. His father was a sable German Shepherd and his mother was a black Standard Poodle. One of his greatest qualities that we tried to achieve is his non-shedding coat." Photo courtesy of My-Shepadoodles

Other Names
  • German Doodle
  • Shep-A-Poo
  • Shepapoo
  • Shepherdoodle
  • Shepherdpoo
  • Shepdoodle
Description

The Shepadoodle is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the German Shepherd and the Poodle (Standard, Miniture or Toy). The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition
  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Front view of a large breed shiny, wavy coated black dog with brown eyes, longer hairs coming from the dog's neck and back, a black nose and ears that hang down to the sides wearing a bright orange collar sitting down on a tan carpet.

"This is Bailey. He is almost 11 months old. His dad was a German Shepherd and his mom was a Standard Poodle. He weighs about 76 pounds. Bailey is a kind and loving dog. He stays by my side when I’m around and will follow me everywhere. He loves other dogs and kids. He is very shy in meeting new people but once he decides he likes the person they become almost like his friends as my family calls it. Everyone loves meeting him! He at 10-weeks-old was super quick to learn sit, shake and down. His recall word was let’s go and it didn’t take him long at all to know his commands. House training was a breeze with him. All and all I would say he is an amazing dog who is vocal and is to smart for his own good! Bailey is a big goofball I laugh at him everyday!"

Back side view of a big black dog with a wavy coat and a chin with a beard, a lack nose, brown eyes and a bright ornage collar sitting down outside on a sidewalk.

Bailey the Shepadoodle at about 11 months old

A shaved tan with black Shepadoodle dog is standing across a rocky walkway, it is looking to the right, its mouth is open and its tongue is out. It has longer fuzzy hair on its haed and tail and longer hair on its muzzle looking like a mustache.

Kyser the German Shepherd and Standard Poodle mix at 1 1/2 years old—"Kyser is a happy-go-lucky boy. He loves all people and other dogs. Very obedient, he excels at any type of training. We get his grooming done every 3 weeks. Kyser has been a joy to have in our family, even when he is having a "Kyser bratty moment" everyone still loves his goofy personality and sweet temperament."

A tall, shaved, curly coated, grey and white Shepadoodle is sitting across a carpet, it is looking up and forward. It has wide round eyes and fluffy drop ears that hang down to the sides.

Rudy the Shepadoodle at 9 months old

Front view - A tall, cream and red Shepadoodle dog is standing on a hardwood floor with a rawhide bone in its mouth and it is looking up. It has loner shaggy looking hair on its face that is hanging over its eyes. It has a black nose.

"This is Magellan, a 50% White Shepherd, 50% Red Standard Poodle (a cream and red Shepadoodle) at about one year old. His owners call him..."Brilliant"!!"

A long coated, black Shepadoodle is sitting in dirt, it is looking to the right, its mouth is open, its tongue is out and it looks like it is smiling.  The dog has round brown eyes. There is a person standing behind it.

Beau the Shepadoodle puppy at 7 months old

A fluffy, long coated, black Shepadoodle dog standing across a blacktop surface looking to the right. Its hair on its face is long and its cover up the dog's eyes. Its tail is curled up over its back.

Beau the Shepadoodle puppy at 7 months old

A shaggy, black Shepadoodle puppy is laying across a kitchen floor under a table. The puppy is looking to the left and it is panting.

Beau the Shepadoodle as a puppy at 4 months old

A black Shepadoodle puppy is laying across a tiled floor under a table. It is looking forward and its tongue is sticking out. Its eyes are glowing green.

Beau the Shepadoodle puppy at 4 months old, photo courtesy of My-Shepadoodles

Topdown view of a tall, black Shepadoodle puppy that is laying under a table and its tongue is sticking out.

Beau the Shepadoodle puppy at 4 months old, photo courtesy of My-Shepadoodles

A tall, shaggy, black and white Shepadoodle dog is sitting in grass looking forward, its head is tilted to the right, its mouth is open, its tongue is sticking out and it looks like it is smiling.

Ellie the Shepadoodle at 1 year old (German Shepherd / Standard Poodle hybrid)—"Thanks to Shannon of Shannon's Shamrock Kennels for allowing us to adopt this wonderful dog; she continues to be our pride and joy!"

The front left side of a shaggy looking, black with white Shepadoodle that is standing across grass, it is looking to the left, its mouth is open and its tongue is out. Its tail is curled up over its back in a ring.

Ellie the Shepadoodle at 1 year old (German Shepherd / Standard Poodle mix breed dog)

Side view - A black with white Shepadoodle is laying across a grass surface, behind it is a tree, its looking forward, its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling.

Ellie the Shepadoodle at 1 year old (German Shepherd / Standard Poodle mix breed dog)

The front right side of a black with white Shepadoodle dog laying on a rug looking forward and its head is slightly tilted to the left. The dog has wide, round brown eyes and a big black nose.

Ellie the Shepadoodle at 11 months old (German Shepherd / Standard Poodle mix breed dog)

The left side of a black with white Shepadoodle puppy that is standing across a grass surface that has leaves over it. It is looking forward. It has a long tail that it is holding low.

Ellie the Shepadoodle at 5 months old—"She's a wonderful dog, has a calm temperament and is very intelligent. We've had her for just over a month now and couldn't be happier with her; she fit right into our family of two kids and two other dogs."

The left side of a black with gray Shepadoodle puppy that is laying in front of a staircase, it has a football toy in between its front paws.

Ellie the Shepadoodle as a 4-month-old puppy with her toy

Close up - A black with gray Shepadoodle puppy is laying down in grass and it is looking forward.

Ellie the Shepadoodle as a 4-month-old puppy

The left side of a black with grau Shepadoodle puppy that is laying across a grass surface and there is a blue Frisbee on its front paw.

Ellie the Shepadoodle as a 4-month-old puppy

A litter of 5 black Shepadoodle puppies are jumped up with their front paws over the front of a wooden pen wall.

A litter of black Shepadoodle puppies