Welcome to Gulf Coast Sheepadoodles. I have two Old English Sheepdogs, Roxy and Foxy. I have a male standard Parti Poodle, Primo.
I am located in Pinellas Park, Florida close to Tampa,St Petersburg and the Gulf beaches like IndianRocks,Madiera,Treasure Island. My dogs are raised in my home with lots of love and attention.
I produce F1 Sheepadoodles, which means they are 50% Poodle and 50% Sheepdog.
Sheepadoodles are commonly seen black and white, but more and more you are seeing breeders try different combinations with exciting results. Such as bridle, tri color, sable and white. In some cases the black will change to gray as that is what happens to sheepdogs as they age.
Is a Sheepadoodle the right choice for me?
Sheepadoodles are great companions, loving, cuddly and excellent family dogs. However they require lots of exercise, stimulation and attention. They also require lots of grooming. They are non-shedding so the hair requires frequent brushing to prevent the hair from matting. To help with coat maintenance you can have them shaved at the groomer approximately every 4-6 weeks. Note when considering a sheepadoodle you have to take in to consideration the cost of grooming about $75-80 every 6 weeks if you go to the groomer. Also, with longer coats and floppy ears the hair in the ears must be plucked out and ears cleaned to prevent infection.
The sheepadoodle also should be extremely intelligent as poodles and sheepdogs are both highly intelligent.
Sheepdogs and herding dogs can be nippy so be prepared for the sheepadoole puppy to inherit some of that mouthy behavior.
What is a “Sheepadoodle”?
A sheepadoodle is a mix between a Poodle and an Old English Sheepdog.
My Sheepadoodles are a mix between a female Old English Sheepdog and a male Standard Poodle. My Sheepdogs are Roxy and Foxy and my standard Poodle is Primo. You can check them out at “Our Dogs” page.
More about Sheepadoodles
Temperament: Sheepadoodles are good with other dogs and do not bark a lot. They are considered gentle giants. When they meet new people and other dogs, they usually do not bark. Therefore, they will not make the best guard dog or watch dog.
Both Poodles and Old English Sheepdogs
Coloring: Sheepdogs naturally turn grey within the first year of life.
Sheepadoodles are commonly seen black and white, but are more and more you are seeing breeders try different combinations with exciting result. Such as bridle, tri color, sable and white. Some cases the black will change to gray as that is what happens to sheepdogs as they age.
Life Expectancy: Sheepadooodles are relatively large dogs with a life expectancy of 12-15 years