Sheepadoodles are designer cross breeds that are not hard to maintain and train. They also make great family dogs as they are quite playful.
If you are planning to adopt a sheepadoodle or already have one, you might be confused or worried about its growth and size. It is nothing to worry about! In fact, just a read is likely to answer all your questions.
How big does a sheepadoodle get?
The average height of a sheepadoodle is usually around 16 to 22 inches; some large sheepadoodle may reach up to 27 inches. Mini sheepadoodles grow to have a height of 15 to 20 inches when micro sheepadoodles get 14 to 19 inches in height. Additionally, larger ones weigh up to 80 pounds.
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Their height and weight may also depend on the parental dogs. Sheepadoodles are a mixture of Standard Poodle and Old English Sheepdogs that are around 15 to 27 inches. Their height is similar to the two parental breeds, which are about 20 inches.
The weight of sheepadoodles also matches with the parental breeds. On average, they may weigh 30 to 100 pounds; but micro and mini sheepadoodles may weigh less than 20 pounds.
Is a Sheepadoodle a large breed dog?
Sheepadoodle is a large breed dog as its weight can exceed 45 kilograms. Apart from his weight, it also has an average height of large dog breeds, which is around 22 to 27 inches.
However, the micro sheepadoodles cannot be considered a large breed dog due to their size as it does not match with the average large breed size.
They also need to have 30% protein and 9% fat like other large breed dogs. Additionally, they also require high-quality food to grow healthy and large. However, large breed dogs like sheepadoodles are quite expensive to keep due to costly food requirements.
How big are sheepadoodles?
On average, sheepadoodles are 16 to 22 inches. However, it may differ between certain dogs. The size of sheepadoodles depends on their breeds or types.
There are usually eight types of sheepadoodles and each of them has a different size and height. The main eight types of sheepadoodles include:
Standard sheepadoodles have a height of 23 to 26 inches (58 to 66 cm). Its size matches more with the size of a Standard Poodle of age 4 to 8 months.
They weigh around 55 to 80 pounds when they are fully grown. Female standard sheepadoodles are usually heavier than male standard sheepadoodles.
Medium sheepadoodles are around 18 to 22 inches (45 to 55 cm) at the shoulder.
Their size is similar to a small Standard Poodle and an average-size female Old English Sheepdog.
Their weight range is between 33 to 55 pounds. Hence, they weigh lighter and are smaller than standard poodles.
Sheepadoodle puppies are small in size. It is similar to mini sheepadoodles as their height is about 16 inches (40.6 cm). However, their size depends on the weight and the number of weeks or months, as sheepadoodles grow relatively fast.
The mini sheepadoodles, also called the small sheepadoodles, have a height of 17 to 20 inches (40 to 45 cm) when they are fully grown between 7 to 13 months. They reach their full growth earlier than other sizes of sheepadoodles as they take just a year.
The adult weight according to their breed is about 25 to 40 pounds and some may weigh up to 50 pounds in 18 months.
Micro sheepadoodles have a height of 20 inches (51 cm). For their size, they are also called Miniature sheepadoodles.
They usually weigh under 35 pounds and around 23 pounds, but the weight might vary.
F1 sheepadoodles are created by crossing an Old English Sheepdog with a Poodle, so their weight ranges between 35 to 60 pounds.
An f1b or backcross sheepadoodle is 75% similar to Poodles and 25% similar to Old English Sheepdog.
They are smaller than f1 sheepadoodles as they are more of a Poodle than an Old English Sheepdog. Their sizes can vary due to the changes in original parental breeds.
F2 sheepadoodle size is similar to F1 sheepadoodles as their parental dogs are two sheepadoodles.
However, the only difference is that they are a little smaller in size than F1 sheepadoodles.
Factors that influence sheepadoodle size:
The size range of each type of sheepadoodles can vary as they are just estimations. There are other factors that influence their size, and they are:
Their Parental Dogs:
The Old English Sheepdog can be mixed with other sizes of poodle breeds. The sizes of poodles are generally mini, miniature, toy, micro, medium, and standard.
The different breeds of poodles can bring an effect on the size of sheepadoodles. For instance, miniature poodles and Old English Sheepdog produce a smaller dog than sheepadoodles that are created by Standard Poodle and Old English Sheepdog.
Large breed dogs such as sheepadoodles require high-quality protein and healthy fat in order to grow healthy and big.
An insufficient amount of food will most likely lead to them growing smaller than expected. Hence, 30% protein and 9% fat is necessary for proper growth.
How much do sheepadoodles weigh?
Most sheepadoodles weight ranges between 25 to 80 pounds. Their weight changes according to their age and size. They also have specific types which justify the change in weights.
How much do standard Sheepadoodles weigh?
Standard sheepadoodles weigh around 55 to 100 pounds when they are fully grown at 18 months. The weight may vary due to the amount of food supplied to them as it highly affects their size.
How much does a mini sheepadoodle weigh?
A mini sheepadoodle weight ranges between 25 and 35 pounds, but some of them might weigh up to 40 pounds due to high levels of high-quality supplements.
How much does an 8 week old Sheepadoodle weigh?
An 8 week old sheepadoodle puppy is likely to weigh between 4 to 8 pounds and 8 ounces as they tend to grow slower than other large breed dogs.
Sheepadoodle size and weight
|Standard sheepadoodle||2 to 2.5 years||23 to 26 inches||55 to 80 pounds|
|Medium sheepadoodle||11 to 13 months||18 to 22 inches||33 to 5 pounds|
|Mini sheepadoodle||7 to 13 months||17 to 20 inches||35 to 50 pounds|
|Toy sheepadoodle||8 to 12 months||12 to 15 inches||10 to 25 pounds|
|Micro sheepadoodles||11 to 13 months||15 to 18 inches||23 to 35 pounds|
How fast do sheepadoodles grow?
Sheepadoodles grow slower than other dogs as it is a large breed dog. Generally, they reach their half growth when they are around 3.5 to 5 months old, which is around 9.5 to 11.3 inches.
After a few months, their height doubles. They will be expected to grow about 20 to 26 inches when they are 11 to 13 months old.
On the other hand, the smaller sheepadoodles grow faster. For instance, the mini sheepadoodles take 7 to 13 months while the toy sheepadoodles take only 8 to 12 months.
However, the larger sheepadoodles take longer to grow. Standard sheepadoodles take 2 to 2.5 years to reach a height of 26 inches.
At what age are sheepadoodles fully grown?
Most sheepadoodles grow fully when they are around 13 to 18 months but it may vary due to their sizes, parent dogs, and food supply.
Large sheepadoodles such as the standard sheepadoodles take 2 to 2.5 years to reach their full height of 23 to 26 inches. They reach half of the expected growth when they are 4.5 and 6 months old.
Additionally, when they are not fed enough protein (30%) and fat (9%) each day, they might take longer than 2 years to be fully grown.
Smaller sheepadoodles such as micro, mini, and toy sheepadoodles take 7 to 13 months. Luckily, they also do not need a strict food supply to grow within 13 months.
When will my sheepadoodle stop growing?
Sheepadoodles will stop growing once they are a year old or 13 months. Some sheepadoodles may also take more than 2 years, especially if they are standard sheepadoodles.
On the other hand, small sheepadoodles can be expected to stop growing earlier than large sheepadoodles. Mini sheepadoodles stop growing at the age of 7 months, which is a lot earlier than standard sheepadoodles.
Hence, it is important to find out the type of your sheepadoodle to estimate the month they will stop growing.
How long does a sheepadoodle live?
Sheepadoodles reach their full size within 11 to 13 months. Fortunately, that does not mean that they have a short lifespan. In fact, they have a relatively longer lifespan than most large breed designer dogs.
On average, sheepadoodles have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Larger sheepadoodles tend to have a shorter lifespan than smaller sheepadoodles.
Standard sheepadoodles having a shorter lifetime have an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years. In contrast, smaller sheepadoodles such as mini, micro, and toy sheepadoodles generally live a longer life, with an average lifespan of 13 to 16 years.
Their lifespan also depends on other factors such as heredity and generation.
A sheepadoodle DNA is more similar to the average life expectancy of their parental dogs, which is why F1 sheepadoodles live longer than F1b and F2 sheepadoodles; it inherits their parents’ healthy bloodline.
They might live a shorter than average lifespan if they are prone to diseases. For instance, Addison’s Disease will eventually cause an early loss of life within 4 to 7 years.
When do sheepadoodles lose their teeth?
Old sheepadoodles usually do not lose their teeth. Even if they do, they might be experiencing trauma to the mouth or have developed periodontal disease.
Sheepadoodle puppies start to lose their deciduous teeth at the age of 12 weeks. However, it may vary.
Regular grooming is necessary for your sheepadoodle, especially if you expected them to grow up to a certain height.
If they stop growing at an unexpected younger age, react accordingly and increase the supplements provided to them. Healthy food alone will contribute a lot to its longer lifespan.