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Irish Doodle

Irish Doodle

Irish Doodle Characteristics: The Sociable and Sweet-tempered Irish Doodle is a breed of Medium to Large dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Irish Setter / Poodle.

The Irish Doodle, is characterized by its alluring, balanced  appearance with its fun-loving, friendly  expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Irish Setter and a Poodle.

The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Irish Setterpoo' puppies that might incorporate the sleek, red coat color and the playful and affectionate of the Irish Setter with the devotion, high intelligence and non-shedding coat of the Poodle.

The temperament of the Irish Doodle can be described as Clever, dedicated, amiable. The coat type of the Irish Doodle is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Irish Doodle demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Irish Doodle Setter". The origin of the Irish Doodle dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid to late 1900's.

Irish Doodle Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Irish Setter / Poodle: The Irish Doodle is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Irish Setter / Poodle.

Other names for the Irish Doodle: The Irish Doodle is known by the nickname of the "Irish Doodle Setter". Other names for this breed of dog include the Irish Doodle Setter, Irish Poo Setter, Irish Setterpoo and Irish Setterdoodle

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Irish Doodle" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.

Irish Doodle History and Origin: The country of origin of the Irish Doodle breed was in United States during the mid to late 1900's. The lineage of the hybrid Irish Doodle is a combination of two dog breeds.

The Poodle, the "Caniche", began as a water dog, specifically as a duck retriever, in Germany during the 1500's. The Irish Setter, the "Red Setter", originated in Ireland as a hunting dog and gun dog during the 1700's. Around the 1990's dog breeders began to create the so-called 'Designer Dogs" and began to develop a new breed based on the combined qualities of the Poodle and the Irish Setter.

The breeding programs resulted in the Irish Doodle, an adorable dog that exhibited the high intelligence and  and low shedding coat of the Poodle with the sleek, distinctive, red coat color of the Irish Setter.. The hybrid Irish Doodle was a great success with owners, especially in rural regions. The cross-breed Irish Doodle is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

Irish Doodle Modern History: The modern history of the Irish Doodle moved on and the breed is now used as a family pet and companion.

Irish Doodle Height: The Irish Doodle breed is classified as a Medium to Large sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 22-28 inches. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Irish Doodle Weight: In this medium to large sized dog, the weight of a male dog is 45-70 lbs. The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Irish Doodle Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits but usually has long  soft, sleek or silky hair that can be a loose wavy coat, a tight curly coat or a straight coat.

Irish Doodle Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors, most commonly apricot, black, white, brown, red, black and tan. N.B. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors.

Irish Doodle Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Irish Doodle is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Irish Setter or the Poodle. The Irish Setter has high grooming requirements as does the Poodle, so this dog can be expected to be high maintenance. The grooming needs and requirements of the Irish Doodle should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.  

Irish Doodle Litter Size: The litter size of the Irish Doodle dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Irish Doodle puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Irish Doodle puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Irish Doodle Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Sociable, Clever, dedicated, amiable and Sweet-tempered.

Irish Doodle Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of the Irish Doodle breed of dog is moderate, about one hour every day. The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is dependent on its size, the bigger the dog the more exercise required for this lively dog. This medium sized Irish Doodle has a brisk, agile strident gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. If your Irish Doodle has more energy than you do, then teach your dog to play ball in a chase and catch game.

Irish Doodle Diet: A fully grown Irish Doodle should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Irish Doodle Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Irish Doodle breed include Bloat, Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Irish Doodle dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs)..

Irish Doodle Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Irish Doodle breed is 10 to 13 years.

Irish Doodle Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Irish Doodle breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Irish Doodle names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Finn *** Mac *** Paddy *** Roscoe *** Scout *** Apollo *** Oreo *** Cash *** Brody *** Chase *** Parker.

Irish Doodle Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Irish Doodle girl dog. Our top choice of good female Irish Doodle names are Rosie *** Emma *** Lulu *** Belle *** Riley *** Katie *** Callie *** Minnie *** Macy *** Gigi *** Peanut.

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