Feathers And Fleece Sheepadoodle FAQs
Feathers and Fleece
Sheepadoodle Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Feathers and Fleece Sheepadoodles are non-shedding and hypoallergenic.
- Are Feathers and Fleece Sheepadoodles hypoallergenic?
The standard Poodle is hypoallergenic and most people believe the Old English Sheepdog
to be non-shedding. When the two breeds are bred together the offspring is both non-
shedding and hypoallergenic.
Feathers and Fleece Sheepadoodles have a wavy and very soft coat.
- How often should we groom our Sheepadoodle?
Depending on your brushing routine your Sheepadoodle will need to be groomed anywhere from 2-3
times a year. On avereage, Sheepadoodle owners tend to groom their dogs 3 times a year. Not because it is
necessary but because it is fun. These day groomers are easily accessible and can give your pup a fun
and new haircut.
Males are very family oriented. They feel that their main objective in life is to be with and around
- What are the differences in a male and a female Sheepadoodle?
their humans. Males tend to enjoy cuddling with you on the couch while you watch a movie, sleeping
at your feet while you work and playing when you are free. The males take on a "shadow" like mentality.
Females are more job oriented. They like to watch over the family and are more aware of their surroundings.
The female Sheepadoodle, like the male, are great with children and other animals. They are more likely to
bounce from one family member to the next to make sure all are included and nearby.
Studies show that spaying or neutering before the age of 8 months can be very dangerous for a growing
- At what age should you spay or neuter Sheepadoodle?
puppy as they are still developing. Our veterinarian agrees. We have been provided with numerous books
and articles about the health risks that are involved with spaying too young. We ask that you wait to spay/neuter
until your pup is at least 8-12 months of age.
Feathers and Fleece Sheepadoodles get along with dogs, cats and other pets. They are wonderful
- Do Sheepadoodles do well with children, animals, and other pets?
with children. They enjoy having a friend to play and spend time with.
Excessive barking is considered to be something that a dog does out of fear. This fear stems from lack of early
- Do Sheepadoodles bark a lot?
socialization. Early socialization takes place during the first 13 weeks of a puppies life. A highly confident dog
will only bark to alert and warn their family of something or someone unfamiliar. Here at Feathers and Fleece
we specialize in early socialization. We spend countless hours with each and every puppy from the time they
are born until the day they go home to their new families. This is why so many clients come back for a second
and third puppy.
Yes, Sheepadoodles love water. Both the Poodle and the Old English Sheepdog enjoy being in and
- Do Sheepadoodles do well around water?
around water. Your Sheepadoodles love of water can bring your family hours of entertainment.
Yes, Sheepadoodles like to travel. They like to do anything that involves being with the family.
- Do Sheepadoodles like to travel?
Sheepadoodles typically travel very well and even as puppies tend to not to get car sick.
Yes, because of their coloring they are very approachable. Their calm demeanor makes them excellent
- Do Sheepadoodles make good service and therapy dogs?
for therapy dogs and their intelligence makes them the perfect candidate for service training.
No, The Sheepadoodle is not aggressive towards strangers but they may be standoffish. They can tell if you
- Are Sheepadoodles aggressive towards strangers?
are accepting by your tone and demeanor. If you are not comfortable around someone your Sheepadoodle will
not be comfortable either. This is normal working dog behavior.
Standard: The Large closed kennel is best for a standard Sheepadoodle.
- What size crate should we purchase for our Sheepadoodle?
Mini/Micro: The Medium closed kennel is best for the Mini and the Micro Sheepadoodle.
Standard: Recommended collar size:14"-16" - Recommended harness size: MediumMini: Recommended collar size:10"-12" - Recommended harness size: SmallMicro: Recommended collar size: 8"-10" - Recommended harness size: Extra Small
- What size collar/harness should we purchase for our Sheepadoodle puppy?
Most baby gates work just as well for puppies. We found the best prices and selections to be on Amazon.com
- What kind of gate should we purchase in preparation for a Sheepadoodle puppy?
This is an excellent idea. If you have a fenced in back yard this is ideal for you and your puppy.
- Should we install a dog door for our Sheepadoodle?
Feathers and Fleece Farm Sheepadoodles are very intelligent and very easy to train. A doggy door
will allow them to do their business without bothering you to take them out. It is a win win!