They are also among the 10 smartest dogs in the world and live up to 18 years. What exactly poodle hybrids look like, however, varies from person to person.
Because poodles come in 4 different sizes and in a wide variety of coat colors. In addition, gene distribution determines the optics and the character.
A poodle mix with around 80% of the original genes will have significantly more similarities to a purebred poodle than a hybrid dog with only 20% of the genes.
In general, poodles are considered trainable, alert, and trusting. In addition, they bark comparatively little and have only a weak hunting instinct.
Then let’s go through the 30 cutest poodle mix breeds together.
1. Labrador Retriever Poodle Mix
This four-legged friend is a poodle mix from England. He was bred as a hunting dog for birds of all kinds. Today he is primarily kept as a family dog.
But not only that. The Labrador Retriever Poodle Mix is also suitable as a therapy dog, guide dog, and water dog. Because this crossbreed is an excellent swimmer.
With a little training, agile, intelligent animals can even learn to fish independently. Her extremely good nose is certainly a big advantage.
The four-legged friend can come in three coat colors – black, brown, and beige. They are also among the most intelligent half-breeds in the world.
Fun Fact: While these dogs love to swim, they hate being bathed.
2. Maltese Poodle Mix
The Maltese Poodle Mix is a playful four-legged friend. This crossbreed was bred to be a lap dog. It is therefore ideal for first-time owners and apartment owners.
When fully grown, the small, easily trainable mixed breeds only weigh around 4 kg. They are trusting and sociable towards the family. They are skeptical of strangers.
They rank 37th among the most popular dogs worldwide. The Romans even considered specimens with white fur to be sacred.
However, the white mixes are prone to sunburn. In winter, on the other hand, they tend to get chills. So you should always get them suitable clothes.
Fun Fact: Did you know that four-legged friends can get rich too? At least if they inherit something. The Maltese of a New York billionaire, for example, inherited 12 million after the death of its owner – what could he possibly afford with it?
3. Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mix
The sociable, open Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mix is a popular four-legged friend from the USA. He was bred as a hunting dog for waterfowl.
Accordingly, this crossbreed is of course a great swimmer. But these intelligent dogs also excel in dog competitions.
They usually get along well with other dogs and are trusting of the family. This makes them great family dogs. But they should be socialized early.
Because without socialization, they tend to be nervous and bark all the time. You should be careful when training, as the mixes are very sensitive to criticism.
Fun Fact: A nervous dog is also potentially a Pippi dog. When excited, these specimens often lose control of their bladder. “Puddles of joy” are therefore inevitable.
4. Golden Retriever Poodle Mix
This beautiful poodle mix is very popular all over the world. These four-legged friends are obedient and reliable by nature. That makes them great companions.
They are also among the most intelligent dogs in the world. As befits intelligent dogs, they need a lot of attention and activity.
These mixed breeds love to accompany you on activities such as swimming, cycling, or jogging. They like exercise and exercise.
Although the mix barks a lot and insistently, they are totally unsuitable as a guard dog. They are very friendly fellows who get along well with children.
Fun fact: As a little insider tip, you can give your mix a stick or shoe to carry around on walks. You’ll see, this poodle mix loves it.
5. Rottweiler Poodle Mix
The plucky Rottweiler Poodle Mischling is a German crossbreed. The very heavy animals are among the strongest dogs in the world. Their bite is about half that of a shark.
Because these mixed breeds are naturally territorial, fearless, and courageous, they make ideal guard dogs. They are also among the most intelligent mixes in the world.
The large, easily trainable animals can also be kept as house dogs. But you should socialize them well and get used to children early on. As an owner, it is important to be strict.
Due to their strong herd instinct, they also tend to push and discipline people with their bodies. It is imperative that they get used to it.
Fun fact: Rottweilers are sometimes called “butcher dogs.” Don’t worry, they weren’t eaten. Their job was to protect cattle or bring butcher carts with slaughtered cattle to market.
6. Bobtail Poodle Mix
The Bobtail Poodle mix is a loving, clever four-legged friend from England. They got their name because their tail used to be cut into a bob.
The mixes can reach a whopping weight of up to 46 kg. They are often gentle couch potatoes. Nevertheless, they like to run around and have a strong herding instinct.
They like to instinctively guard everything that moves quickly. What is striking about these loyal mixes is their “bear-like” gait. They look like teddy bears – only in large format.
Poodle mixes get along well with the cold. Heat doesn’t do them that well. That’s why they love to swim. And the beauty? Their fur is almost waterproof.
Fun Fact: If you spot a boisterous “bear-dog” anywhere, there’s a good chance it’s a Bobtail mix.
7. Pug-Poodle Mix
This four-legged friend is a playful, mischievous crossbreed from China. He was bred specifically to be a lap dog. The little poodle mix fulfills this with flying colors.
Thus, it is the ideal family dog that forms a close bond with children. These small, wrinkled specimens do not do well with heat.
Unfortunately, they often have breathing problems because of their flat snouts. Snoring is just a side issue. Cold and heat can really get to them.
The half-breeds are very friendly towards strangers. Other dogs are also no problem. Pug-poodle mixes always like to be there.
Fun Fact: It’s not surprising that such affectionate four-legged friends are also referred to as “shadows”, isn’t it?
8. German Pinscher Poodle Mix
The German Pinscher Poodle mixed breed is a crossbreed from Germany. In the past, the ears of lively four-legged friends were often cropped (cut to a point).
Fortunately, this practice is now banned in Germany. That’s why you’re seeing more floppy-eared Pinscher mixes now. The four-legged friends are also very active.
They need a lot of exercise. Although they are easy to train, they have a low tolerance threshold. You should never leave these mixes alone with young children.
These mixed breeds are unsuitable for keeping in the home. They can also bark very loudly. Their territorial nature makes them natural guard dogs.
Fun fact: Pinscher mixes are real shredders! They are known for destroying new toys in record time.
9. Shih-Tzu Poodle mix
This playful mix comes from China. Fully grown, the four-legged friend only reaches around 6 kg and has a shoulder height of almost 30 cm. Real little lap dogs.
By nature, this poodle mix is smart and independent. With his teddy bear-like appearance, this cute dog is very popular with children.
However, caution is required! Small children in particular can quickly injure their delicate four-legged friends. Overall, however, they are easy to care for and also suitable for first-time owners.
The dogs are trusting towards the family. They get along wonderfully with older children and other pets and strange dogs are also no problem.
Fun fact: If you’re cold, you can also put these long-haired mongrels on your feet. Because they used to be explicitly used as foot warmers by their masters.
10. Australian Shepherd Poodle Mix
This poodle mix hails from America. It is a dog that loves to bark and needs a lot of work. The four-legged friend also belongs to the shepherd dog species.
By nature, these mixes are intelligent and very active. However, they are only suitable to a limited extent for keeping them in the city. Because there should be large areas for racing.
You shouldn’t keep animals in the apartment. Beginners should also choose a different breed. Mongrels are better trained by experienced owners.
They get along well with other dogs and children. They can also be used in a variety of ways and are particularly suitable as search, rescue, and working dogs.
Fun Fact: Even though he’s called the “Australian” Shepherd Mix, these dogs have their origins in the United States.
11. Yorkshire Terrier Poodle Mix
This mixed breed is an intelligent little lap dog from England. Due to the Yorkie share, he shows himself to be much more self-confident and active than other lap dogs.
When fully grown, these poodle mixes weigh around 5 kg. Their long-haired fur is hypoallergenic and therefore also suitable for allergy sufferers.
Despite their small size, these mongrels need enough exercise, both physical and mental. Funnily enough, they also make great watchdogs.
They will not physically convict a burglar, but their loud barking will surely put him to flight. Speaking of barking, some specimens tend to bark constantly.
Fun Fact: What sounds like a crazy duck? A sneezing Yorkie mix. How can that be? These dogs often suck in a lot of air at once when they sneeze instead of letting it out. You sound like a duck.
12. Pomeranian Poodle Mix
The lively Pomeranian Poodle Mix is an extroverted mixed breed from Germany. The little dog is one of the top 30 most popular dogs worldwide.
Such mixes can live up to 16 years. Their caring, friendly nature makes them ideal family dogs. They rarely react aggressively to other dogs.
They enjoy a lot of attention from their owners and are often stubborn when untrained. But with a lot of training and love, they become lovely companions.
Then they can also be used wonderfully as therapy dogs. They learn quickly and with pleasure. Due to their size, they are ideal for keeping as a house dog in apartments.
Fun Fact: What is particularly cute about these four-legged friends is that they always look like they are smiling.
13. Fox Terrier Poodle Mix
This poodle mix breed is a friendly, intelligent dog from England. This crossbreed is also known as Gentleman. She is very devoted to her family.
Overall, the four-legged friend is very easy to train. But he needs a lot of exercises. You should note that he has a strong hunting instinct and likes to bark a lot.
When fully grown, these mixes weigh about 8 kg. The intelligent animals are well suited for first-time owners. They also get along great with children.
Since they are very greedy, they tend to be overweight. In addition, according to those in the know, they need a relatively long time to become housebroken.
Fun fact: With this mixed breed and its hunting instinct, you need strong nerves. Because especially at the beginning he will try to chase after every movement – even leaves in the wind.
14. Jack Russell Terrier Poodle Mix
The Jack Russell Poodle Mix is an eager crossbreed from England. This active four-legged friend was bred for fox hunting. Accordingly, he has a strong hunting instinct.
Today, these mixed breeds are also often kept as family and house dogs. Despite their small size, don’t underestimate their energy.
They are big fans of action and movement. This can sometimes scratch the tolerance limit of other dogs. They are also ideal as playmates for children.
Because of their barking, they are not recommended for apartments. They often react aggressively toward strange dogs.
Fun Fact: The Dog of a Thousand Faces! Compared to other four-legged friends, these mixes have a lot of different facial expressions in store. That explains why they welcome guests in films.
15. Havanese Poodle Mix
The Havanese Poodle Mix is a crossbreed from Cuba. The long-haired four-legged friend was bred as a lap dog. Therefore, he is great as a first dog and for apartments.
The four-legged friends get along well with heat. They are very trusting of their families, like children, and get along well with dogs. But they are less able to cope with loneliness.
The mixes can be up to 16 years old. They usually weigh between 4 and 5 kg. What’s funny is that Havanese have 7 recognized names.
These four-legged friends are happiest when their owners are happy. They need a lot of attention and activity. They like to be there all the time.
Fun Fact: These dogs are so playful they will come up with the craziest things. They especially like to play with toilet paper. So you should always keep the bathroom door closed.
16. Doberman Poodle Mix
The Dobermann Poodle Mischling is a hybrid dog from Germany. Because the crossbreed is very territorial and protective by nature, they also make good guard dogs.
You probably know the Doberman with pointy ears. However, these animals naturally have floppy ears. They used to be cropped (cut) to them.
Fortunately, this method has been banned in Germany for several years. The intelligent and fearless four-legged friend is also suitable as an apartment dog.
Aggressiveness is a prejudice against these beautiful, muscular dogs. With good socialization, they get along well with children and are friendly.
Fun Fact: Despite their size, these dogs often behave like large lap dogs with their masters.
17. Papillon Poodle Mix
The Papillon Poodle mixed breed is a friendly, reserved dog from Belgium. The beautiful dog was formerly used as a hunting dog against rats and mice.
His butterfly ears are particularly noticeable in this crossbreed. The small four-legged friends are very suitable as family dogs. Because they love children.
Other pets or dogs are also not a problem if they come into contact with them early enough. Without socialization, however, they can react aggressively.
This crossing is related to the Miniature Spaniel species. Such mixes usually live up to 17 years. They need moderate exercise and shed little.
Fun Fact: “ Big mouth and nothing behind it”, that’s the motto of many Papillon mixes.
18. Puli Poodle Mix
The Puli Pudel Mix is an energetic, agile mixed breed from Hungary. This intelligent dog was primarily used as a guard and shepherd dog. Partly also as a police dog.
The long-haired four-legged friend is the fifth smallest of the 56 German Shepherd types. Naturally, this mix often develops long dreadlocks.
The eager four-legged friend learns very quickly and seems almost tireless. He needs a lot of exercise and exercise. If he doesn’t get enough, he tends to become hyperactive.
A garden is a must for these poodle mixes. The four-legged friend is often reserved for strangers. Even adult animals are often like puppies in nature.
Fun Fact: You can tell a Puli Mix by the fact that most of the time you can’t see his eyes. His fur usually grows too fast that you always have to trim it so that the four-legged friend can see something.
19. Dachshund Poodle Mix
The Dachshund Poodle Mix is a clever, stubborn four-legged friend from Germany. He was bred to hunt badgers. He is one of the 12 most popular dogs worldwide.
By nature, these poodle mixes are lively and daring. They shed little and can only be exercised moderately well. Oh yes, and they have a mind of their own.
The mixed breeds tend to bark constantly and are often skeptical of strangers. Nevertheless, beginners get along well with their four-legged friends. They are also ideal for the apartment.
They are very playful and trusting toward their owners. They are ideal playmates for children. In winter, however, they freeze easily and need a coat.
Fun Fact: A genuine hunting dog in miniature. Due to their “sausage-like” shape, these four-legged friends were ideally able to crawl into badger burrows and hunt both above and below ground.
20. Chihuahua Poodle Mix
This devoted poodle mix hails from Mexico. The little four-legged friend is a devoted, elegant lap dog with pointed ears.
The toy dog is the 33rd most popular dog breed in the world. The four-legged friends in mini format can live up to 20 years. They come in two types.
As a short-haired and long-haired variant. As a rule, these mixes shed little. When buying, however, the general rule is that the smaller the mix, the more expensive.
Fun Fact: In America, Chihuahua Mixes are also known as “Purse Dogs”. Translated, it means “handbag dog”.
21. Rough Collie Poodle Mix
This friendly Poodle mix is a cross with the Rough Collie, making it a German Shepherd breed. He has a strong hunting instinct and barks a lot.
These mixed breeds originated in Scotland. They were primarily used as shepherd dogs, but later they also became popular as family dogs.
These half-breeds love company. They get along very well with children and other pets. However, sometimes they can become very protective.
Since they need a lot of attention, they naturally don’t like it when you leave them alone a lot. They then like to express their dissatisfaction with constant barking.
Fun Fact: Hopefully you don’t mind staring at dogs. Because these dogs are known to stare very intently at animals and people and steer them with it.
22. Dalmatian Poodle Mix
The Dalmatian Poodle Mix is a sociable four-legged friend from Croatia. Dalmatians used to be used as carriage dogs. They protected the horses.
Even today, these mixes can be used as watchdogs or hunting dogs. Such a mixed breed is very active and needs a lot of exercises.
So this dog is not suitable for life as a comfortable apartment dog. Active families where he experiences a lot of exercises are better.
Children and other dogs are no problem for the four-legged friend. He is very trusting and likes to be with everyone. But he doesn’t really want to be left alone.
Fun Fact: These dogs’ spots are as unique as human fingerprints.
23. Vizsla Poodle Mix
The Vizsla Poodle mix is a Hungarian hybrid dog. The excellent hunting dog can be used in many different ways. He is also well-suited as a house dog for active owners.
A large garden and long walks, as well as sporting activities, should be part of the obligatory program for this mixed breed. He also likes to go swimming.
On the racetrack, the agile dog can reach speeds of up to 64 km/h. The dog gets along great with children, dogs, other pets, and strangers.
In addition, they are intelligent animals willing to learn. They train well and are very sociable. At home, they are considered very clean and tidy.
Fun fact: It’s worth looking these mixes in the eye regularly – especially when they’re ripening! Because they change their eye color from blue to orange-brown during puberty.
24. Beagle Poodle Mix
The lovable Beagle Poodle Mix is a highly trainable mixed breed from England. The strong-willed four-legged friend was specially bred for hunting as a tracking dog.
Therefore, of course, he has a very strong hunting instinct and needs a relatively large amount of exercise. However, the friendly dog is unsuitable for keeping as a guard dog.
Such a poodle mix can be kept as a family dog. But he needs a lot of workloads and physical activity.
The four-legged friend is usually calm towards children, strangers, and other dogs. They love action and are great companions and jogging partners for their owners.
Fun Fact: These dogs’ floppy ears not only look cute, they also help them smell. Because they wave the smells to the mixes’ noses while running.
25. Siberian Husky Poodle Mix
This friendly poodle mix was originally bred in the United States as a sled dog. Later he was also increasingly kept as a guard and family dog.
By nature, the mixed breed is energetic, alert, and loyal. He’s far too sweet to be a watchdog. He is better off as a rescue or search dog.
Despite their size, the four-legged friends can live up to 14 years. They are also very enduring and can easily run for hours.
Their fur is extremely cold-resistant, so heat can really take its toll. So if you live in California, you shouldn’t necessarily keep a husky mix.
Fun Fact: The freedom spirit of these mixed breeds should not be underestimated. If you feel like going on a discovery tour, then no distance is too far and no fence is too high.
26. Miniature Schnauzer Poodle Mix
The Miniature Schnauzer Poodle Mix is a small mixed breed from Germany. The dwarf dog was bred by farmers to keep rats away.
Today, the four-legged friend enjoys its popularity as a people-oriented house dog. He would love to stick to his owner’s trouser leg 24/7.
The little dog is obedient, watchful, and brave by nature. He likes to sound the alarm when he hears suspicious noises. As a family dog breed, the mixes are ideal.
They get along very well with children and are generally very trusting. They often react suspiciously and intolerantly towards strange dogs.
Fun Fact: Most Miniature Schnauzers have a white or very light beard. At least before they eat. After that, the hair is usually darkly discolored.
27. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Poodle Mix
This Poodle mix hails from the UK and is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Poodle hybrid dog. From the beginning, this was bred as a lap dog.
The four-legged friend is a pro of mediocrity. He trains moderately well, needs moderate exercise, and moderately sheds a lot. At least he barks very little.
The sweet mix is ideal for families with children. He has no problem with strange animals – on the contrary! He even develops a deep connection.
First-time owners get along well with this Poodle mix. The small dogs are suitable for keeping in apartments. Just remember that they don’t like to be left alone.
Fun fact: “I take off, nothing keeps me on the ground…” – The motto of the floppy ears of such a crossbreed.
28. Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle Mix
The Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle Mix is a trusting, loyal four-legged friend from Switzerland. At 50 kg, the mixed-breed dog is one of the heavier specimens.
Due to its size, the long-haired, beautiful dog only has a life expectancy of around 8-9 years. The animals make excellent watchdogs and family dogs.
Unfortunately, it is also the case that Bernese Mountain Dogs often get cancer. At 55%, it is the most common cause of death in four-legged friends.
In the past, these dogs were used to pull carts. They are strong, robust animals that like to work. But they also look forward to couch potato days with you.
Fun Fact: A long-haired four-legged friend is a hairy four-legged friend. Twice a year, this mix sheds enough hair to stuff a dozen pillows.
29. Pekingese Poodle Mix
The Pekingese Poodle mixed breed is a headstrong four-legged friend from China. The sweet dog was bred as a lap and house dog.
Because of his joy in barking, he is also wonderfully suited as a guard dog. However, its long fur is anything but easy to care for. You will need to comb and de-mat him regularly.
The four-legged friend usually gets along well with other dogs and pets. It is ideal for small apartments and requires little exercise.
The Pekingese mixes used to be a lot better known. However, as small dog breeds became more popular, their popularity waned. They are trusting, loyal companions.
Fun Fact: A walking mop? No, probably a Pekingese mix with long hair!
30. German Boxer Poodle Mix
The German Boxer Poodle Mix is a highly trainable hybrid dog from Germany. The mix has a medium-strong hunting instinct and needs a lot of exercises.
Despite having a short coat, this cross sheds a lot. With her patient, loyal nature, she is ideal as a family dog.
This mixed breed also cuts a fine figure as a guard dog. Only sometimes do the four-legged friends react aggressively towards dogs of the same sex.
Despite their size, they also make ideal apartment dogs. They like to be everywhere. They make great playmates for children and don’t like to be left alone.
Fun fact: have you ever wondered why the boxer is actually called a boxer? This is due to his tendency to stand on his hind legs and use his paws like a boxer when playing.