Double R Shepadoodles is a new venture for us. We have been breeding Aussiedoodles, a wonderful hybrid cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle, for several years. The popularity and demand for this hybrid cross has literally blown us away. We keep being asked when are you going to start breeding a German Shepherd to your Poodles? Since we do not own any German Shepherds our answer was...we are not!
The demand for any hybrid dogs, those crossed with the Poodles, has continued to grow and become more and more popular each year. The reasons being the little to no shedding qualities of the hair coats, the outgoing personalities of the hybrids, the superior intelligence and easy "train ability"of the breed. Many of the breeds temperament are vastly improved with the calm, loving disposition of the Poodles.
Let me tell those of you who are not familiar with Poodles they are not just another pretty face! I know a lot of people tend to make them appear to be fluffy, prissy, ribbons and bows type of dogs, with painted toe nails and fancy collars..this is so far from the truth. The Poodles are a calm laid back dog who love to be with their families. They are gentle, intelligent...like WAY smart dogs...who are awesome athletes. They excel in obedience, agility, and make wonderful therapy dogs. They have what I like to call a turn off switch..they can be playing one second and laying at your feet (or more likely on the couch) the next. They come in all sizes from toys to standards...lots of colors from Solids to Parti and Brindles.
The Poodles bring their wonderful temperament, their intelligence and also their non shedding HAIR coat to the hybrid crosses. This is what endears them to so many new owners. The trade off is that many of the hybrid crosses do have to be groomed on occasion, but the low to non shedding saves lots of money on vacuum cleaner bags!
Here at Double R Shepadoodles we test our dogs with the CERF test to make certain we are not breeding any dogs with genetic eye problems. As always, we stand behind what we sell, each puppy leaves here with a written health guarantee!
We got so excited about this new venture we began searching for a possible Shepadoodle stud dog. If any of you have ever searched for a Shepadoodle you will already know they are few and far between. Lucky for us we found a wonderful prospect in S. Dakota. We purchased a beautiful F1 male, his mother is the German Shepherd, his daddy is a standard Poodle, his name is "The Hawk" or Hawk for short. While searching for him we found a breeder in S. Carolina who has been raising Shepadoodles for about 10 years. I noticed on her web site that she also has a couple of horses. During our dog discussions I just got the thought to ask her if she would be interested in a trade for a Spotted Saddle Horse filly? She was VERY interested and within a very short time we had stuck a deal for a female F1b from an upcoming litter. She too tests her dogs hips before breeding...we were on a roll here! Our new F1b female will be called "The Dove". Our foundation breeding pair are The Hawk and The Dove! We will also be able to breed Hawk to any of our Standard Poodle females for F1b Shepadoodle puppies...how cool is that!
It's going to take us a little time to get these kids raised up and producing...in the meantime we will be breeding some of our selected Poodle females to our friends German Shepherd males...keep watching this web site for upcoming litters and updates on how the puppies are growing and what they are getting into. Come back often as we will continue to add interesting pages about this wonderful hybrid cross!