English Boodle Dog Breed Information and Facts
With such soft curly fur and an affectionate nature, you will never get enough of cuddling with the adorable English Boodle! Let's take a closer look at the information and facts you need to know when evaluating whether the English Boodle is the dog for you.
The English Boodle is a designer dog, which means it is an intentional mix of two other breeds. In this case, we are talking about a cross between the English Bulldog
and the Poodle
. With the Poodle’s intelligence and the English Bulldog’s friendly personality, it isn't hard to see why this is becoming a very popular dog. Making things even better, the mix of the Poodle genetics in the dog has minimized the health problems one commonly associated with the Bulldog
whether American, English or French.
English Boodle Size
The English Boodle varies in size depending on whether the genes of the Poodle or Bulldog dominate. It weight ranges from 15 to 55 pounds, which shows you just how much variation there can be. The average English Boodle stands about 12 to 15 inches tall, but there can be variations here as well.
Boodle Grooming Needs
Use a gentle shampoo to maintain the softness of the English Boodle’s beautiful curls, especially because the crossbreed is prone to skin infection. Like the Poodle, the English Boodle requires more grooming than many other breeds. Regular brushing, at least once or twice a week is necessary to promote a healthy coat and prevent matting. The coat should also be trimmed every so often, but it is recommended you consult with a groomer as to when.
The Boodle's Character
Patient and affectionate, the English Boodle is perfect for a family pet. The crossbreed is known to be docile, kind and never aggressive. It is always willing to please and extremely family-oriented, although it can be a tad bit protective of its family members. The English Boodle likes to be with the people and enjoys activities with people. One thing to keep in mind with this pup is there has been a clear trend noticed in relation to energy levels as a puppy versus an adult. Puppies have tons of energy, but this breed mellows out dramatically as it matures into an adult. Hey, kind of like us humans!
The Boodle's Temperament
The English Boodle tends to bark when someone comes to the door, but that is pretty much the extent of its courage. Although the crossbreed gets along well with other pets it is raised with and is patient with young children, note that it needs enough daily exercise to burn off energy and remain calm. A bored English Boodle can become difficult and may destroy items in your home. Separation anxiety can also be an issue at times, so make sure to give this dog plenty of attention.
We are talking about a breed with Poodle genes in it here. This means the dog is plenty smart and should take well to training. As with any pup, the key is to be consistent, patient and positive. In some cases, you might end up with a Boodle that is heavily influenced by the DNA of the Bulldog. In such a case, training may be a bit more difficult as the dog can easily be distracted. Just stick with it and the training will take.
This pup is not highly active, but it has more energy and get up and go than you might expect. Daily walks and play time are a must, even as the dog slows down a bit when it matures. The English Boodle is such a great dog that taking it for walks and such will hardly be a task.
The English Boodle is a great family dog. Seriously. It has all the character of the traditional Bulldog without the health problems. Throw in the high intelligence level of the Poodle and you really have a great dog. Click the button below to see our current listings. If you aren't sure this is the breed for you, try our "puppies for sale
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