Small Poodle Mixes Breeds

May 5, 2022

Small Poodle Mixes Breeds

Small Poodle mixes combine a Toy or Miniature Poodle with another small breed. Many breeders hope to merge popular personalities with adorable looks into one tiny package. Miniature Poodle mix dogs are favored for their low-shedding and fluffy coats. But first-generation mixes do not always have the Poodle’s coat qualities.

Today we’ll meet the most popular small Poodle mixes, and find out their pros and cons. We’ll learn about the breed traits of each mix, and separate the facts from the fiction. Giving you the rundown on grooming, coats, colors, personalties, health, lifespan and pet suitability. Let’s find out which puppy will fit with your lifestyle.

Are small Poodle mixes non shedding?
22 small Poodle mixed breeds
Small Poodle mix puppies

Are Small Poodle Mixes Hypoallergenic?
No dog is truly hypoallergenic, because all dogs produce dander that carries allergens. And this doesn’t just come from their coats and skin, it is in their salvia too. However, Poodles with their tight curls are very low shedding dogs. This means as long as they are kept in a good coat condition and your house is kept clean, the risks of allergic reaction is low. However, small Poodle mixes like the Cockapoo can cause allergic reactions to some pet parents. This is because their coat is not always the same texture. We’ll look at each popular little Poodle mix breed in turn and see whether each one is likely to be low allergy, as well as finding out all about their qualities as pets!

Small Poodle Mix Breeds

With so many small Poodle mixes, the possibilities are endless. So, every owner can find one that truly suits their home and family life. Are you ready to find out which of these 22 small Poodle mixes is perfect for you? Let’s go!

  1. Bich Poo
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    The Bichon Poodle is a Bichon Frise mixed with a Miniature or Toy Poodle. This mini Poodle mix is highly active, but also very patient, making a great family pet. But, like many small Poodle mixes, Bichon Poodles can be quite the little barkers. Barking will often be made worse when they are left alone for long periods of time, since this mix is prone to separation anxiety. They do best in a home where they are never left alone for long periods of time.

Depending on whether the Poodle parent is Toy or Miniature, Bich Poos may weigh anywhere from 6 pounds to 12 pounds. The Bichpoo typically has a medium-length, curly coat which is white or apricot in color and which sheds minimally. Daily brushing and monthly coat trims are a grooming requirement.

Bich Poos are also prone to some health problems. These include tooth loss and gum infection (typically from overcrowding), cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). They can also have hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and Von Willebrand’s disease. Their life expectancy is 12 to 15 years.

  1. Bulldog Poodle Mix
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    The Bulldog Poodle mix combines an English Bulldog with a Miniature Poodle or a Toy Poodle. Generally, this hybrid is known to be gentle, friendly, and loyal to their family members. But, like any dog, it must be socialized well as a puppy for the best personality! This combination can be great with children, as long as playtime stays gentle and calm.

In terms of looks, this mix can be quite varied, since the parent breeds are so different to one another. Although they will usually stand between 12 and 14 inches tall, weight can range from 15 to 40 pounds as an adult! So, this is one of the larger mixes on this list. Some may have the Poodle’s curls, others may have the short straight Bulldog coat, and some may fall somewhere in between!

Sadly, this little mix is prone to quite a few health complications, including those associated with brachycephaly (a flat face). Breathing problems, overheating, dental crowding, and eye issues are just some of the serious health risks that these little dogs can suffer from. But, with good care and regular veterinary trips, they can live well into their teens.
3. Cavapoo
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If you cross a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a Miniature or Toy Poodle, you get the Cavapoo! There are a couple of behavioral quirks with this hybrid, as there are with many small Poodle mixes. Cavapoo may exhibit guarding tendencies. But, proper socialization can alleviate this behavior. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have a high prey drive. So a Cavapoo may also want to chase after wildlife when they’re outside.

This cross may reach 10 to 18 pounds at maturity. They are sturdy dogs which thrive in a moderately active environment. But they also enjoy lounging in your lap. A Cavapoo may inherit their Spaniel parent’s long, silky coat, or their Poodle parent’s tightly curled coat. Or some combination of both. Their coat may be solid or multi-colored, and it may require weekly or daily brushing as well as regular trims. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels do shed seasonally. So Cavapoo shedding will depend entirely on the coat that your puppy inherits.

Possible health problems to keep an eye on are syringomyelia, which results in the dog’s skull being too small. Only get a puppy whose Cavalier parent has been scanned as clear for the condition. Additionally heart disease, Addison’s disease, Von Willebrand’s disease, bleeding disorders, diabetes, epilepsy. And bloat, hepatitis, and joint problems. They usually live for 10-18 years, with many reaching 12 years and beyond.

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