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If you own a Sheepadoodle or a mini Sheepadoodle, you’ll quickly realize that they are a unique breed that is full of life and love! Here are 19 things that all Sheepadoodle owners will understand.
1. Sheepadoodles Can Be Stubborn
Sheepadoodles are smart enough to know what you’re saying to them, but will sometimes still do what they want.
Their incredible intelligence plus their stubbornness makes for great laughs, however. They definitely have a mind of their own and while they love to please their family, they sometimes like to just do things their own way.
Nothing will make you laugh more than when you tell your Sheepie to do something and they give you that “I’d rather not….” look with their big human-like eyes.
2. You Now Have a Shadow
Need to go to the bathroom? Guess who will be right at your heels? Sheepies have a desire to stay as close to their family as possible (the closer, the better, in fact).
But count me in, I definitely do not mind having that fluff-ball follow me around!
3. You’ve Likely Been Outsmarted at Some Point
A smart, stubborn dog means that you’ve got yourself a dog who knows what they want when they want it, and how to get it!
Of course, it’s always done in good fun.
Like the time my husband was sitting on the couch where our dog wanted to be sitting. She scratched at the back door so he got up to let her out, but when he turned around to see where she was, he noticed that she was all snuggled up on the couch where he had previously been sitting!
4. Sheepadoodles Do Not Understand What “Personal Space” Is (But You Don’t Mind)
One word: cuddles. These dogs will try and fit their way onto everybody’s lap, including guests they just met.
If you are visiting a Sheepadoodle for the first time, be ready to be showered with kisses and affection.
5. You Find Yourself Wondering What Life Was Like Before Your Sheepie
As in, what did you laugh at before? What did you occupy all that time with? Because if you weren’t active then, you definitely are active now! Sheepadoodles need lots of exercise which means the family is more active!
6. 1 Part Dog, 3 Parts Clown
At some point or another, your Sheepie has most definitely made you laugh so hard you snorted. These dogs are simply hilarious without trying to be!
7. They Are The World’s Best Babysitter
Sheepies love to be around their humans, especially the little ones as it often means endless playtime and attention!
Ours even takes it a step further and will tattle on the kids if they start to fight with one another by alerting us through her barks. She likes to make sure everyone is on their best behavior at all times!
8. While You Miss Them As a Puppy, You Are Thankful the Puppy Biting is Over
And you’d be lying if you said you didn’t nickname your pup the “land shark”. As this dog is of the herding breed, they are going to want to nip at you all day long until they learn otherwise. Those first couple of months with your pup were rough until you figured out how to manage their nippy-ness.
9. You’re Always Thinking of Changing Up Their Hair-Do, But Then Chicken Out
That adorable shaggy-look takes so much time to achieve and is SO cute, but you always find yourself wondering what other cool ‘dos you can give your pooch.
But let’s be honest, these dogs will look great no matter how they are styled!
10. New ‘do, New Dog
Speaking of giving your dog a new hair-do, there may come a time when your Sheepadoodle groomer “Poodles your Doodle”, either by accident, necessity or because you wanted a summer cut!
Either way, when your pooch gets shaved it’s like there was a whole other dog under all that fur!
11. Your Sheepie Gets Pampered More Than You
All that brushing, combing, nail trimming, pets and snuggles add up, and eventually, you’ll start to realize that your ‘dood is getting the royal treatment more than you.
But that’s ok – because we love them and want nothing but the best for them.
12. Their Eyes Get Them (Almost) Whatever They Want
Seriously, those big doe-like eyes, with the long lashes make it nearly impossible to say no.
13. You Have a Best Friend for Life
The Shepadoodle is unlike any other dog I’ve ever met. And lucky for you, you now have a BFF for life.
14. They Want to Be Friends With Everybody and Everything
Even though Sheepadoodles are incredibly loyal to the pack, they don’t see why they shouldn’t still befriend every person and every animal while out and about.
And if you are shy or quiet, get used to people stopping to ask you about your dog every time you head out on a walk.
Sheepadoodles get treated like celebrities when they go out! Everyone wants to stop and say “hello” to your ‘dood and your pooch is more than happy to oblige!
15. Sheepies Like to be Close at all Times
And by close, I mean close in the most inconvenient (yet loveable) way possible. Anytime you try to do something, your Sheepadoodle will want to be there right by your side, even if that means unintentionally getting in your way!
16. Kisses Galore
Be prepared for never-ending affection from your Dood! You’ll be on the receiving end of never-ending kisses.
17. Say Goodbye to Your Side of the Bed
If you thought getting married meant you’d lose your side of the bed, wait until you get a Sheepadoodle. Before you know it, you’ll have a miniature-horse sleeping ever-so-peacefully at the end of your bed and you’ll soon realize that you’ve forever forfeited the option to stretch out your legs as you sleep.
18. You Spoil Your Sheepadoodle More Than Yourself
They deserve all the love and attention in the world. You’d give anything to make sure your Sheepie is always safe, loved and having a fun time!
19. Endless Energy = Endless Fun
What exactly did you do with your time before you had a Sheepadoodle? When they aren’t snuggling up with you, they want to play. Which is great if you have kids or live an active lifestyle!
Sheepadoodles have lots of energy. We’ve enjoyed many hikes, long walks, days at the beach and even got a treadmill for dogs for our high-energy Sheepadoodle.
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About the Author:
Dana owns a Sheepadoodle and a rescue merle Labradoodle. Her first dog growing up was a white Toy Poodle and she’s loved dogs ever since. She has years of experience fostering dogs and has helped find homes for a variety of different breeds, both large and small! After seeing so many dogs end up unwanted and in shelters, she began blogging about different dog breeds (specifically Doodle dogs, since that’s what she knows best) to help people make informed choices when adding a new member to their family.
When Dana’s not brushing her Doodles’ hair (it takes a lot of time for two!) you can find her playing nose work games and fetch with her two amazing pups.
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5 thoughts on “19 Things Only Sheepadoodle Owners Understand”
Ureaka! You described our Sheepadoodle perfectly! Three regular Sheepdogs preceded her as the beloved family dog but her unusual characteristics are clearly more pronounced. She believes ALL the pillows in the house belong to her as she frequently carries one from one space to another or piling several to make a comfortable spot to lie on. Her most unusual behaviour is her habit of nightly security checks where she will take a pillow and walk the entire floor space of the house upstairs and downstairs from a couple of times to many times in succession—> every evening! Sheepadoodles are definitely both a loving and unexpectedly entertaining dog!
That’s hilarious about the pillows! Sheepadoodles are so quirky! 🙂
I would like to know how I can find a sheep a doodle pup for sale
Hi Cindy, we have a directory of Sheepadoodle breeeders you can use to find breeders in your area. Hope that helps!
All so true! We found the sheepadoodle when looking for a low/no shed dog. She is the best dog we’ve ever had – always working to please and ALWAYS wants to cuddle. We didn’t expect the very big bark that she has and she’s more than happy to use it on anybody walking by. She is a big fraidy cat! Speaking of cats, she thinks ours are evil and not to be trusted, but she also knows not to hurt them.