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Sheepadoodle Dog Registration

The Sheepadoodle also referred to as Sheepapoo, Sheeppoo, Sheepdoodle, and Sheepdogpoo 


  • General Appearance: The Sheepadoodle or Sheepapoo is a designer breed, bred from an Old English Sheepdog and a Poodle. The Sheepadoodle can tend towards one parent or the other in appearance—some will have more of the square face of an old English sheepdog and others will have a more poodle-like domed head.


  • Proportion & Symmetry: No feature being in such prominence from either excess or lack of quality that the animal appears poorly proportioned.


  • Substance: Most Sheepadoodles weigh in at 60 to 80 pounds, and range in height from 16 to 22 inches. Sheepadoodles lifespan can be anywhere from 12 to 15 years.

  • Head: Ears hanging close to the head, set at or slightly below eye level. The ear leather is long, wide, and thickly feathered; however, the ear fringe should not be of excessive length. Skull moderately rounded, with a slight but definite stop. Cheekbones and muscles flat. Length from occiput to stop about the same as the length of muzzle.


  • Body: Rather short and very compact, broader at the rump than at the shoulders, ribs well sprung and brisket deep and capacious. Neither slab-sided nor barrel-chested. The loin is very stout and gently arched.


  • Forequarters: Shoulders well laid back and narrow at the points. The forelegs dead straight with plenty of bone. The measurements from the withers to the elbow and from the elbow to the ground are practically the same


  • Coat: Sheepadoodle coats are often a mix of their Poodle and Old English Sheepdog parents' coats and colors.

  • Color: The main colors of Sheepadoodles are a mix of black and white, but they can also be solid black and, in some cases, gray.


  • Gait: When trotting, movement is free and powerful, seemingly effortless, with good reach and drive, and covering maximum ground with minimum steps. Very elastic at a gallop. May amble or pace at slower speeds


  • Temperament: Well behaved, adaptable, and affectionate companion with an even disposition; generally active, alert, and playful.


The Sheepadoodle, a delightful crossbreed resulting from the combination of an Old English Sheepdog and a Poodle, has been capturing the hearts of dog lovers around the world with its charming personality and unique appearance. This popular hybrid combines the intelligence and hypoallergenic coat of the Poodle with the gentle nature and striking appearance of the Old English Sheepdog. While the Sheepadoodle may not be officially recognized as a breed by traditional kennel clubs, registering with the Designer Kennel Club (DKC) holds numerous benefits for both breeders and owners.

Understanding the Sheepadoodle:

The Sheepadoodle is a medium to large-sized dog known for its affectionate demeanor, intelligence, and hypoallergenic coat. These dogs typically have a sturdy and well-proportioned body, with a soft, curly or wavy coat that comes in a variety of colors, including black, white, and gray. Their expressive eyes and endearing facial expressions add to their irresistible charm.


In terms of temperament, Sheepadoodles are known for their gentle and friendly nature, making them excellent family pets and companions. They are highly adaptable and get along well with children and other pets when properly socialized from a young age. Sheepadoodles are also intelligent dogs that thrive on mental stimulation and enjoy participating in activities such as obedience training and interactive play.


The Importance of Registration:
While the Sheepadoodle may not be recognized as a breed by traditional kennel clubs like the American Kennel Club (AKC) or the Kennel Club (UK), registering your Sheepadoodle with the Designer Kennel Club offers several advantages:


Breed Recognition: Registering your Sheepadoodle with the Designer Kennel Club provides official recognition of this beloved crossbreed. It acknowledges the unique qualities and characteristics that define the Sheepadoodle, contributing to its status as a recognized designer breed.

Pedigree Documentation: Registration with the Designer Kennel Club ensures that your Sheepadoodle's lineage is documented, offering valuable insight into its genetic background. This information can be beneficial for breeders seeking to make informed breeding decisions and for owners interested in understanding their dog's heritage.

Health Monitoring: The Designer Kennel Club maintains records of registered Sheepadoodles, allowing for the tracking of health information and genetic data within the breed. This helps identify potential health concerns and promotes responsible breeding practices aimed at preserving the well-being of Sheepadoodles.

Community Engagement: Registering your Sheepadoodle with the Designer Kennel Club facilitates connections with fellow enthusiasts and breeders within the Sheepadoodle community. It provides opportunities for networking, sharing knowledge, and participating in events and activities dedicated to celebrating this beloved crossbreed.

The Sheepadoodle represents a wonderful combination of traits from its Old English Sheepdog and Poodle parents, making it an affectionate and intelligent companion for individuals and families alike. While not recognized as a breed by traditional kennel clubs, registering your Sheepadoodle with the Designer Kennel Club offers numerous advantages, including breed recognition, pedigree documentation, health monitoring, and community engagement.


By taking this important step, you contribute to the ongoing recognition and preservation of the Sheepadoodle breed, ensuring that these wonderful dogs continue to bring joy and companionship to families for years to come.

Question & Answer

Can You Register a Sheepadoodle?

Yes, you can register your puppy or dog with the Designer Kennel Club. The DKC is the best registry for the designer dog breed. 

Can I get Papers for a Sheepadoodle?

Yes, you can receive registration papers for your puppy or dog. Register your puppy or dog as a Foundation dog.

Can I register my Sheepadoodle puppy litter?

Litter registration is offered by the Designer Kennel Club. To register your puppy litter, you must register both parents as Foundation dog, then register your puppy litter. 

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