Bordoodle Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Bordoodle so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Bordoodle have?
BorderpoosBorpoos
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Bordoodle Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Bordoodle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Bordoodle?
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Bordoodle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Bordoodle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bordoodle gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Bordoodle? How many Bordoodle are there in the world?
Average: The Bordoodle is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Bordoodle Size

Size
Is a Bordoodle small, medium or large dog?

How big do Bordoodle get?

Large Medium
Weight
How much does the Bordoodle weigh? How much should the Bordoodle breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Bordoodle?
30-60 pounds (13-27 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Bordoodle?
45 pounds (20 kg)
Height
How tall is the Bordoodle? Bordoodle height:
13-23 inches (34-60 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Bordoodle?
18 inches (47 cm)

Bordoodle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Bordoodle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SoftWavyLongMedium
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Bordoodle's coat?
BlackWhiteGrayBrown
Grooming
How to groom the Bordoodle and how often?
Average: The Bordoodle requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Bordoodle, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Bordoodle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Borderpoos?
Bordoodles are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Bordoodle need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Bordoodle every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Bordoodle Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Bordoodle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
FriendlyPlayfulIntelligentLovableCompanionableProtective
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bordoodle? Is the Bordoodle breed dumb or smart?
Very smart: Bordoodle is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 85% of the time or better.

The Bordoodle is one of the top breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Bordoodle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Bordoodles are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Bordoodle is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Bordoodle sensitivity:
Bordoodles have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Bordoodle a good family dog?
Average to High: Bordoodles are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Borderpoos need? Bordoodle social needs:
Bordoodles need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Bordoodle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Borderpoos bark?
Low to Average: The Bordoodle rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Bordoodle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Bordoodles are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Bordoodles will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Bordoodle dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Bordoodles strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Bordoodle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Borderpoos? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bordoodle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Bordoodle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Bordoodle has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Bordoodle? How much bite force does a Bordoodle have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bordoodle bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Bordoodle, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bordoodle do?
Bordoodles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bordoodles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bordoodle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Bordoodle roam?
Bordoodles have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Bordoodle have high prey drive?
Bordoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Bordoodle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Bordoodle breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Bordoodles adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Bordoodle be left alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Bordoodle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Bordoodle temperament with other people:
Bordoodles are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bordoodle dogs get along with other pets? Are Bordoodle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bordoodles do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Bordoodle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bordoodle temperament with children:
Bordoodles are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bordoodle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Bordoodle breed live with a cat?
Bordoodles are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Bordoodle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bordoodle dogs get along with other dogs?
Bordoodles are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bordoodle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Bordoodle breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Bordoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Bordoodles good office dogs? Do Bordoodles make good office friendly dogs? Can Bordoodles be office dogs?
No
Bordoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bordoodle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Borderpoos temperament with senior people? Are Bordoodle dogs good for elderly owners?
Bordoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Bordoodle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Bordoodle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Bordoodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Bordoodle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Bordoodle breed? Most common health risks of Bordoodle:
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)EpilepsyHip Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Bordoodle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Bordoodle see the vet?
Average
The Bordoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Bordoodle dogs live? How old can a Bordoodle be? What is the age limit of the Bordoodle? How many years can the oldest Bordoodle live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Bordoodle?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Bordoodle: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Bordoodle breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Bordoodles do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Bordoodles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Bordoodle have? What is the activity level of the Bordoodle?
Bordoodles have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Bordoodle need? How much exercise do Bordoodle dogs require per day?
Bordoodles have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Bordoodle breed need?
Bordoodles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Bordoodle need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Bordoodle breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Bordoodle? How much food should I feed my Bordoodle?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bordoodle risk for obesity:
Average: The Bordoodle has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bordoodle's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Bordoodle has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Bordoodle drool?
The Bordoodle is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Bordoodle could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Bordoodle.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Bordoodle As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bordoodle be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Bordoodle is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bordoodle be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Bordoodle be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Bordoodle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bordoodle be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Bordoodle is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bordoodle be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Bordoodle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bordoodle be a boat dog?

Not really

Bordoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bordoodle be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Bordoodle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Bordoodle dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bordoodle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Bordoodle pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Bordoodle breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Bordoodle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Bordoodle have in a litter? How many puppies can the Bordoodle breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Bordoodle have? How many puppies can a Bordoodle give birth to?
4-10 puppies

Bordoodle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Bordoodle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Bordoodle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Bordoodle breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Bordoodle Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Bordoodle is an excellent dog breed.
  • Hypoallergenic: Bordoodles do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Bordoodle breed.
  • Shedding Level: Bordoodles are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Bordoodle is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Bordoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Bordoodles are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Bordoodles adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Bordoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Bordoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Bordoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Cat Friendly: Bordoodles are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Bordoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Bordoodle History

The Bordoodle is a relatively new breed which is the result of crossing a Border Collie and a Poodle. As a hybrid dog, there is not much information on the origin of the breed. Even though there is no way to know when the Bordoodle developed exactly, we can say that it came about 20-30 years ago in the United States. However, if we take a look at the history of the parents, we will be able to understand where the Bordoodle comes from. It is easy to see why the original breeders decided to cross these two breeds as they are both considered to be among the most friendly, playful, and most importantly intelligent dogs in the world and the Bordoodle inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents. Both parents, however, have a long venerable history.

One of the mean reasons why the Poodle is so often crossed with other breeds is because of their low-shedding coat, but it is not the only one. As mentioned before the Poodle can be traced all the way back to ancient times but was probably first bred in Germany. However, we tend to say that the Poodle originates from France as their history is long and complex. This type of breed became famous in France as a duck hunting dog with its woolly and curly coat that gave protection against the cold water. Later it developed its more distinct look when noble ladies wanted to carry around little dogs as pets and this brought about the breeding of Toy and Miniature Poodles.

Furthermore, when it comes to the other parent, the Border Collie, it is believed to be the grandmaster of herding dogs. It is origins go back to Northumberland along the English-Scottish border from about 300 years ago. The name “Border Collie” came from the very simple fact that the breed was developed on the border. Although these dogs didn’t become popular until the 19th century, they were loved by many people such as Queen Victoria because of their amazing herding abilities and intelligence. They were also strong, quick, easy to train and their gentle nature never scared the sheep. Afterward, the first time their name was used was around 1915 when James Reid, the secretary of the International Sheep Dog Society, named the breed in order to be able to register it next to the other Collie breeds. At the very end of the 20th century, the Border Collie was officially registered with the AKC.

Thanks to their parents, the Bordoodles have a very good temperament. They are suitable for almost any family as their Poodle side loves kids and the Border Collie side is very gentle. They are also very protective of the family and loyal. Overall the Border `Collie adds control, focus, and patience in order to balance out the bubbly hunting Poodle.

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Bordoodle Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Charlie

    Jul 21, 2021, 1:26:15 AM:

    Very smart dog taught him tricks as a puppy in a day.

  • Emilia k

    Aug 7, 2020, 2:16:28 AM:

    not very active