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Irish Doodle Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginGermany flagGermany France flagFrance Ireland flagIreland
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Irish Setter and Poodle mix

Irish Doodle Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Irish Doodle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of an Irish Doodle in the United States? How much money is an Irish Doodle?

Where to buy an Irish Doodle with a good pedigree?

$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Irish Doodle, 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 Irish Doodle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Irish Doodle gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Irish Doodle? How many Irish Doodle are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Irish Doodle is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Irish Doodle Size

Size
Is an Irish Doodle small, medium or large dog?

How big do Irish Doodle get?

What is the average size of an Irish Doodle?

LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Irish Doodle weigh? How much should an Irish Doodle weight? What is the normal weight of an Irish Doodle? How much does a full-grown Irish Doodle weight?
Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Irish Doodle?
Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Irish Doodle? Irish Doodle height:
Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Irish Doodle?
Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Irish Doodle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Irish Doodle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FineCurly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Irish Doodle coats?
BlackGray Red Blue Cream White SilverBrownFawnBeigeMahogany Apricot
Grooming
How to groom the Irish Doodle and how often? How often should I take my Irish Doodle to the groomer?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Irish Doodle requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary 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 should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Irish Doodle is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best 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 Irish Doodle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Irish Doodle? Do Irish Doodle dogs shed a lot?
Irish Doodle dogs 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 Irish Doodle need a bath? How often should you give an Irish Doodle a bath? Can I bathe my Irish Doodle 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.

Irish Doodle Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Irish Doodle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActivePlayfulIndependentEnergeticAlertIntelligentAffectionateLivelyTrainableCompanionableFaithfulInstinctual
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Irish Doodle? Is the Irish Doodle breed dumb or smart?
Outstanding: Irish Doodle is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 95% of the time or better.

The Irish Doodle is one of the best breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Irish Doodle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train an Irish Doodle?
Irish Doodle dogs are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Irish Doodle is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Irish Doodle sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Irish Doodle dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an Irish Doodle a good family dog?
High: Irish Doodle dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Irish Doodle need? Irish Doodle social needs:
Irish Doodle dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Irish Doodle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Irish Doodle bark?
Average: The Irish Doodle barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

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

Watchdog Ability
Is Irish Doodle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Irish Doodle dogs 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 Irish Doodle dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Irish Doodle dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Irish Doodle dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Irish Doodle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Irish Doodle? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Irish Doodle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Irish Doodle 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 Irish Doodle has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an Irish Doodle? How much bite force does an Irish Doodle have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

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

The Irish Doodle, 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 Irish Doodle do?
Irish Doodle dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Irish Doodle dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Irish Doodle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Irish Doodle roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Irish Doodle is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Irish Doodle have high prey drive?
Irish Doodle dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Irish Doodle dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Irish Doodle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have an Irish Doodle in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Irish Doodle indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Irish Doodle dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can an Irish Doodle be left alone? How long can you leave an Irish Doodle alone?
Irish Doodle dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Irish Doodle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Irish Doodle temperament with other people:
Irish Doodle dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Irish Doodle dogs get along with other pets? Are Irish Doodle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Irish Doodle dogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Are Irish Doodle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Irish Doodle temperament with children:
Irish Doodle dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Irish Doodle 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 Irish Doodle breed live with a cat?
Irish Doodle dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Irish Doodle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Irish Doodle dogs get along with other dogs?
Irish Doodle dogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Irish Doodle can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Irish Doodle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Irish Doodle breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Irish Doodle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Irish Doodle dogs good office canines? Do Irish Doodle dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Irish Doodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Irish Doodle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Irish Doodle temperament with senior people? Are Irish Doodle dogs good for elderly owners?
Irish Doodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Irish Doodle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Irish Doodle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Irish Doodle 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 Irish Doodle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Irish Doodle breed? Most common health risks of Irish Doodle:
CataractsHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationAllergiesCancerHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Von Willebrand's DiseaseBloatEpilepsySebaceous AdenitisEar InfectionsOsteochondrosis DissecansPanosteitisAddison's DiseaseCushing's SyndromeHypertrophic OsteodystrophyCanine LeukocyteRunny EyesCanine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)Optic Nerve HypoplasiaPremature Graying
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Irish Doodle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Irish Doodle see the vet?
Average
The Irish Doodle 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 Irish Doodle dogs live? How old can a Irish Doodle be? What is the age limit of the Irish Doodle? How many years can the oldest Irish Doodle live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an Irish Doodle?

How long is the lifespan of an Irish Doodle?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Irish Doodle: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Irish Doodle breed hypoallergenic?
No
Irish Doodle dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher 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 Irish Doodle have? What is the activity level of the Irish Doodle?
Irish Doodle dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an Irish Doodle need? How much exercise do Irish Doodle dogs require per day?

Do Irish Doodle dogs need a lot of exercises?

Irish Doodle dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Irish Doodle breed need?
Irish Doodle dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does an Irish Doodle need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Irish Doodle breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Irish Doodle? How much food should I feed my Irish Doodle?
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? Irish Doodle risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Irish Doodle's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Irish Doodle 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?

High 🔼

The Irish Doodle has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Irish Doodle drool?
The Irish Doodle is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Irish Doodle 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 Irish Doodle.

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

Irish Doodle As a Working Dog

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

Yes

This breed makes good 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).

Irish Doodle breed is a good choice for service purposes.

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

Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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.

Irish Doodle breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Irish Doodle 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.

Irish Doodle is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Irish Doodle 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 Irish Doodle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

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

Yes

Irish Doodle breed usually likes 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, as 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 Irish Doodle 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.

Irish Doodle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Irish Doodle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an Irish Doodle pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Irish Doodle breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Irish Doodle: 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 Irish Doodle have in a litter? How many puppies can the Irish Doodle breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Irish Doodle have? How many puppies can an Irish Doodle give birth to?
7-10 puppies

Irish Doodle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Irish Doodle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Irish Doodle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Irish Doodle Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Outstanding: Irish Doodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
  • Trainability: Irish Doodle dogs are very easy to train.
  • Shedding Level: Irish Doodle dogs are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Irish Doodle is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Irish Doodle dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Irish Doodle dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Irish Doodle dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Irish Doodle dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Irish Doodle dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Irish Doodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Irish Doodle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Irish Doodle breed usually likes 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.

Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Irish Doodle dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Stinkiness: The Irish Doodle has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Irish Doodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Irish Doodle dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Irish Doodle is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Irish Doodle dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Irish Doodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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