Poodles are one of the most popular breeds in the world, coming in as the seventh most popular dog in the United States. These fantastically fluffy friends are known for often being best in show across all categories. And it’s no wonder why– Poodles are super dang cute with their curly low-shedding coats, sparkling eyes, and animated expressions. This is one of the reasons breeders started crossbreeding them for some of these awesome hybrid pups!
Why Are Poodles So Popular In Cross-Breed Dogs?
In addition to their good looks, Poodles are also among the most intelligent dogs in the world. Doctor Stanley Coren explains in his 1994 book The Intelligence of Dogs that Poodles are second place in intelligence in the canine world, only next to the Border Collie. Combine their striking good looks with their intelligence and unexpected athleticism for a winning combination.
With all these awesome qualities in mind, it’s no wonder they are one of the best candidates for mixing with other breeds. These mixes are often called Doodles. With the all different sizes of Poodle available and the countless breeds in the world, the list of possible Poodle mixes is near endless. We had a hard time narrowing it down, so we’re left with this massive list of 52 of the most popular ones. No matter what kind of Poodle mix you let into your life, you can expect one of the smartest, most charming dogs you have ever met. No matter your lifestyle, there’s bound to be a Poodle mix that fits into your life perfectly. Let’s take a closer look at these amazing dogs and a few of the surprises they have in store.
1. Doxiepoo (Dachshund and Poodle Mix)
Coming from parents with lively temperaments, you can expect your Doxiepoo to be highly intelligent and playful. They most often have the curly fur of their Poodle parent, with the nubby legs of their Dachshund parent.
Doxiepoos are feisty dogs who love causing mischief. Training them early in their lives is necessary, so they know how to respect boundaries and behave properly. This is best done early on, as the Doxiepoo has a stubborn streak; they know they’re smart and go out of their way to prove it. Positive reinforcement works wonders with the Doxiepoo, as they thrive on attention and affection. They suit many different kinds of families, provided they are socialized early in puppyhood.
The Doxiepoo’s Poodle parentage makes this mix more active than their Dachshund parent. Take care to give them enough exercise each day, with daily walks lasting around 45 minutes. Supplement this with toys, games, and activities that can help keep your Doxiepoo entertained to prevent them from growing bored and displaying destructive tendencies. Tiring them out keeps them content, even in a smaller home. Doxiepoos are thus a good choice for apartment living.
2. Schnoodle (Schnauzer and Poodle Mix)
Depending on the size of Schnauzer and Poodle you choose, the Schnoodle may end up growing to be quite large (or small) in adulthood. Either way, be sure you’re prepared for an electric personality in your new furry friend. Schnoodles are deeply affectionate dogs who love being in the spotlight.
They have no shortage of intelligence, so make the most of their training and socialization while they are young. Schnoodles are incredibly playful and make a fantastic companion for families with children. However, their Schnauzer heritage may impart a prey drive in them, so supervise interactions with other pets and teach your dog to play nicely.
Poodles and Schnauzers both have low-shedding coats, making this mix a great option for people who have allergies.
Poodles and Schnauzers are both high-energy dogs, so you need to take a lot of time out of your day to satisfy their exercise needs, walking them 60 minutes every day and taking time to engage in more strenuous activity as well. They do great in dog parks where they can play fetch and socialize with other dogs. The Schnoodle’s high intelligence lends itself well to activities like agility trials and competitive obedience. These dogs are happy to live in an apartment if you give them enough to do throughout the day, but a fenced-in yard certainly helps.
3. Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel and Poodle Mix)
The Cockapoo (whom we sometimes affectionately call the Cockadoodle) is bound to be a beautiful dog, given both of its parents grace and beauty. They are one of the more popular Poodle mixes, with a history spanning almost 70 years.
You shouldn’t expect your Cockapoo to be a particularly good guard dog because they are very social creatures who love making friends with just about anyone. This makes them the perfect choice for a family pet, though. They are highly affectionate and intelligent, with strong obedience skills that make them easy to train. Socializing them with other animals won’t be a problem, as they have little to no prey drive.
You’ll find your Cockapoo to be a very agreeable dog, easily adapting to new situations, be it a change of address or a new family member. They are more than happy to share a small apartment as long as they are given enough exercise each day. While not particularly active, they enjoy a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood every day. Give them enough toys to keep them busy, and be sure to shower them with lots of attention and love each day. This dog can develop separation anxiety very easily.
4. Doodleman (Doberman Pinscher and Poodle Mix)
One of our first hybrids on this list coming from a strange pairing is the Doodleman, offspring of the Doberman and Poodle. It can be difficult to identify how this dog’s personality is going to play out, as it varies from dog to dog. The Poodle is highly sociable and trusting of new people, while the Doberman makes a good guard dog due to their protective instincts. What’s a given is that both these breeds are very smart; as such, the Doodleman can be trained and socialized to suit their family’s needs. As a family pet, they can get along with children and other animals, provided the interactions are supervised. However, as both dogs are highly affectionate, you can expect the Doodleman to be the same.
Dobermans and Poodles have around the same level of energy needs, which means a lot of exercise each day. Give them around 60 minutes of daily walking, and ensure that you have a fenced-in yard where they can play. Keeping them sharp and alert is a great way to ensure their happiness, so give this mix a lot of games and activities for you to do together.
5. Sheepadoodle (Old English Sheepdog and Poodle Mix)
The Sheepadoodle commonly comes from Old English Sheepdog and Standard Poodle parents to preserve the size of the Old English Sheepdog. Given their large frame, it’s a good idea to train them to play gently with other members of their family as early as possible in their lives. That won’t be difficult to do, as both the OES and the Poodle are very intelligent dogs who are eager to please their trainers. Socialization is easy for this reason, too. They do perfectly in large families with many children and pets; this mix has a lot of love to give and the patience to endure rowdy little ones.
Sheepadoodles have a good work ethic, so you can count on them to complete tasks you give them very easily. They are a little less active than Poodles, though, so you don’t need to give them a lot of exercise. Around 45 total minutes of activity, each day is good, with enough variety in the mix to keep them entertained. Toys and games of fetch do well in this case. Sheepadoodles easily develop separation anxiety, so ideally someone will watch over them when you are traveling or working. This is why a larger family is best for them.
6. Chipoo (Chihuahua and Poodle Mix)
Chihuahua mixes are often quite strange as the other side of their parentage is usually a larger dog. However, the Poodle can come in a toy size, and this is the size most often used for the Chipoo. While the Chipoo is small, they have very loud and dazzling personalities that require an owner who can match their energy. They love being in the middle of the room, commanding attention and then taking time to rest on their favorite human’s lap. The Chipoo plays well with other pets, as well as children. However, family members must take care to play with the Chipoo gently, as they are more fragile than most dogs.
Your Chipoo may be more vocal, as is inherited from the Chihuahua side of the family. Training them to be quieter is essential if you plan to keep one in a densely populated area, like an apartment complex. Start their training early in puppyhood for the best results. Chipoos aren’t very high-energy dogs and are happy with a quick walk around the block every day. Adding a few games into their daily exercise routine ensures they stay healthy and mentally stimulated.
7. Malamoodle (Alaskan Malamute and Poodle Mix)
The Malamoodle is the perfect family pet, given the affection of both their parent breeds. Alaskan Malamutes place a lot of importance on their pack, and Poodles are famously loving dogs. They get along fabulously with many different kinds of families, even those with children and pets. However, it’s important that you give your Malamoodle the right obedience training. This can prove to be difficult, even early in the Malamoodle’s life. The Poodle is surely a very intelligent dog, but the Malamute may bring some stubbornness into the mix. As such, you need to show firm leadership to your Malamoodle to establish your role as their Alpha. Do this with kindness, though, as this dog tends to be very sensitive.
Ensure that you have a home that can accommodate your Malamoodle’s size, as well as a very securely fenced yard. Malamoodles have a tendency to exhibit wanderlust, and as such, you need to take extra caution in ensuring they don’t escape. Tending to their energy needs will maximize the calm. They have a high need for exercise, so expect to walk them for around 60 minutes every day. This dog can be good at hiking, so if you live in a forested area, you can try taking them on a trek through the woods. Tiring your Malamoodle out is the best way to keep them well-behaved.
8. Shih-Poo (Shih Tzu and Poodle Mix)
Another well-known Poodle mix is the Shih-Poo, coming from parents who are as sweet as they are adorable. This dog enjoys family life, as they have an immense love for members of their pack– even smaller pets like parrots and hamsters. However, it’s a good idea to teach your children how to handle your Shih-Poo with respect. They don’t have much tolerance for mischief and are sensitive when they are made fun of. They are much happier to cuddle up with their loved ones than engage in rough play. Given the Poodle’s playfulness, though, they are still happy to play games where everyone can have a good time.
Shih-Poos are not very active dogs and are usually fine if you don’t bring them out for long periods. They are content to live mostly indoors but still need mental stimulation in the form of activities and toys. They benefit from a walk around the neighborhood, but you can keep the pace leisurely; around 30 minutes each day should suffice. But you can alternate that with games of fetch.
9. Boxerdoodle (Boxer and Poodle Mix)
The Boxerdoodle is another bigger mix on this list, where the parents have dissimilar personalities. People know the Poodle to always want to be the star of the show, whereas Boxers are more reserved. However, this results in a wonderfully balanced personality for the Boxerdoodle. They are easy to train given the Poodle’s intelligence and the Boxer’s obedience; as such, teaching them to behave and play nice with others is simple. They also have keen senses; your Boxerdoodle makes a good watchdog. Boxerdoodles enjoy spending time with their family, so ensure that you dote on them as often as possible.
Your Boxerdoodle will be very playful, so expect to indulge in their requests fairly often. They’re naturally athletic, so you could consider building a small agility course for them, depending on how much space you have at home. It’s always a good idea to give bigger dogs a fenced-in yard to play in, and the Boxerdoodle is no exception. They dislike cramped spaces and are much happier in a larger home. Boxerdoodles are quite active dogs, so give them around 60 minutes of walk time every day while supplying toys and activities to fill their downtime.
10. Huskypoo (Siberian Husky and Poodle Mix)
The Huskypoo (aka Huskydoodle, Huskypoodle, Poosky, or Siberpoo) is bound to be a striking-looking dog no matter which side of the family they take after. Expect this dog to have very high amounts of energy thanks to their Husky lineage. However, the Poodle in them tempers this down a bit. With the correct training, you should be able to teach your Huskypoo to act appropriately, as well as socialize them for home life. This is best done early, as Huskies are known to be more stubborn than many breeds. Huskypoos are happy in a lot of different families, though they will prefer the company of dogs to cats since Huskies are used to living in packs.
It’s imperative that you give your Huskypoo a lot of space to run and play. These dogs cannot thrive in smaller dwellings; they absolutely need a larger home and yard. They have a ton of energy that you need to help them burn off every day. Around 100 minutes of total activity should be enough. To be able to handle this better, it’s a good idea to give your family a rotating schedule to ensure someone is always ready to walk the family dog. Playing with them is also essential, as this mix will have a strong inclination towards destructive behavior when they get bored.
11. Peekapoo (Pekingese and Poodle Mix)
Beware the Peekapoo: they are just as adorable as their names; your heart may not be able to take it. Jokes aside, this dog is definitely ready to melt your heart. Often mixed with Teacup or Toy Poodles, the Peekapoo is going to be a teeny tiny dog. They are one of the best lap dogs you will meet in your lifetime; the Pekingese was bred for this specific purpose. Expect them to be more high maintenance in needing affection. Peekapoos get very lonely very easily and are happiest in a home where they can be adored by every member of the family. Just take care to treat them with respect; their small bodies can easily be injured, and they don’t take kindly to rambunctious behavior.
The Peekapoo isn’t particularly active, though you should still give them ample time to play. Quick strolls outside are good for them, though take care not to tire out their little legs too much. A leisurely pace for you could be a running pace for them, so take things easy when you’re out and about. Your Peekapoo may be a noisy dog, so it’s a good idea for you to teach them to tone it down, especially if you live in an apartment. Do this early on in their life, and they should have no trouble behaving.
12. Pomapoo (Pomeranian and Poodle Mix)
Another tiny Poodle mix is the ever-enchanting Pomapoo. You’d be hard-pressed to find a dog as friendly and spirited; both parents have sparkling personalities, so crossing them is sure to make a dog who is similarly vibrant. The Pomeranian side may temper the Poodle’s need to be peppy at all times. The Pomapoo tends to know when it’s good to be excited, as well as when to behave. They are easy to train and socialize and get along fairly well with other members of the family. However, as all small dogs tend to be unappreciative of disorderly conduct, ensure that your family members treat this dog kindly. They’re often happiest when being given love and snuggles, so there’s really no need to be unruly around them.
Like the Peekapoo, Pomapoos don’t need a lot of exercise. A casual stroll down the street a few times a week should be good enough for them. You can up their exercise with other activities; they enjoy playing fetch and chasing bubbles, especially when there’s a reward in it for them. Pomapoos are very happy to live in smaller homes. Provided you can train them to keep their barking to a minimum; they can thrive even in densely populated areas.
13. Bolonoodle (Bolognese and Poodle Mix)
No matter how much their name sounds like a pasta dish, please don’t eat your Bolonoodle. They are born from the Bolognese Dog and the Poodle, both of whom have soft and fluffy coats and so much love to give. It’s no wonder that they are one of the more popular Poodle mixes. The Bolognese tends to be more reserved than the Toy Poodle, so you don’t need to worry about the Bolonoodle being too excitable. However, they need a lot of social interaction, as they are quite needy. They enjoy being the object of adoration in their homes and are happy in a large family that can dote on them constantly. They get along famously with children, other dogs, cats, and even smaller pets.
The Bolonoodle has little need for exercise, so they’re well suited to families who are more laid-back. They are satisfied with playing games with their loved ones a few times a day. Being smaller dogs, they get easily tired, so their exercise should be split up into shorter sessions throughout the day. Around 30 minutes of activity is enough for this mix. Being very sociable, the Bolonoodle loves walks around the dog park, meeting new friends, and greeting old ones.
14. Eskipoo (American Eskimo Dog and Poodle Mix)
The Eskipoo is a fantastic companion dog for people who love receiving affection from their beloved furry friends. American Eskimo Dogs and Poodles are similar in that they both love spending time with their humans, so it’s no wonder their offspring would be the same. They enjoy playtime and are happy to roughhouse with small children and other pets who share the home. Training and socialization come easy for this dog, provided that it’s done as early as possible. This helps them stay behaved and grow up into well-adjusted adults– especially important if you want to minimize their barking.
Your Eskipoo has higher energy needs than the average Poodle, though not by much. You can give them 50 minutes of activity each day, with a good amount of variety to keep boredom at bay. They have a great love for playtime, so try to come up with things to do together to keep them happy. If their energy needs are taken care of, they are more than happy to live in a smaller home.
15. Pugapoo (Pug and Poodle Mix)
The Pugapoo comes from fun-loving, affectionate parents; they are always ready for cuddles and playtime. Both the Pug and the Poodle make for amazing companion animals, and the Pugapoo is the same. You need to give them ample attention, as they are pretty clingy dogs who easily develop separation anxiety. Having a large family with enough people (and pets) to care for them will make your Pugapoo easier to soothe. Intelligence-wise, the Poodle contributes a good deal to the Pugapoo’s ability to be trained. Proper training is the best route to a well-behaved dog, so make sure to get on it as soon as possible.
Pugapoos are not very active and only have low to moderate exercise needs, depending on which parent they take after. Daily walks contribute positively to their health, as does playing games and doing activities together. Keep them sharp by practicing their obedience training each day. Giving them toys to snuggle up with (and chew) is also a good idea. These dogs need a lot of mental stimulation, so ensure you are providing them with the entertainment needed to stay happy.
16. Choodle (Chow Chow and Poodle Mix)
The Choodle is a very regal dog, coming from proud parents. They are likely much more reserved than a typical Poodle but still retain enough cuddliness to enjoy affection shared between them and members of their family. You can expect the Choodle to be good at guarding the home since the Chow Chow has strong protective instincts. You can train the Choodle with good results, given the intelligence of the Poodle parent, but you need to be consistent with training. They require a lot of patience and firm leadership. Choodles are happiest in homes where they are the only pet. They can handle a fair amount of alone time, too, making them good for families that may be busier than others.
They have lower energy needs than most Poodles, so you don’t have to worry too much about strenuous exercise. Taking them out for regular walks is essential to them staying in shape, though. Choodles are more susceptible to weight gain. Be sure that you can spare even 20 minutes a day for their activities, and take care not to feed them too much.
17. Cairnoodle (Cairn Terrier and Poodle Mix)
Cairnoodles are a great choice for people who suffer from allergies, as both parents are hypoallergenic breeds. Both the Cairn Terrier and the Poodle are sociable animals, so the Cairnoodle is bound to bring a similar happy energy and an abundance of love to many different kinds of families. Just take care to train them to behave as early as you can. The Cairn Terrier was originally bred for hunting, after all, and as such, this mix may not be a good choice for families that have small pets. Training comes easily to this smart hybrid, though it’s unrealistic to expect them to be perfect examples of obedience. Both the Cairnoodle’s parents are known for their feisty personalities, so expect their attitudes to be larger-than-life.
Cairnoodles need a lot of exercise to stay happy, given their high energy needs. This is best handled in shorter sessions, amounting to a total of 60 minutes per day. They thrive in larger homes where there is plenty of room to run around when they’ve got the zoomies. However, if they are given the chance to head outside on their daily walks, then they are content living in smaller spaces. Try to give this furry friend a lot of different activities each day to help with their mental stimulation.
18. Bordoodle (Border Collie and Poodle Mix)
Arguably the most intelligent mix on this list is the Bordoodle, coming from parents who are the smartest dog breeds in the world. We mentioned earlier that the Poodle is the second-most intelligent dog; the Border Collie has the distinction of taking first place. Be prepared to handle a dog who is likely too smart for their own good. You need to give them a lot of consistent training to establish your role as their leader; do this when they are still very young. This is a good way to get them to behave so you can better enjoy your home life together. This mix is very loving towards their family, though the Border Collie’s protective instincts may come out when your Bordoodle feels their home is threatened.
As this mix is so intelligent, you can bank on them being excellent at competitive obedience and agility trials. These are some good activities you can do together, particularly important as the Bordoodle is fairly active. They need around 1 hour of activity with you each day. Focus on exercise and tasks that keep their minds engaged. Intelligent dogs are infamous for getting bored very easily, which could lead to the destruction of your prized flowerbeds or favorite belongings.
19. Rottle (Rottweiler and Poodle Mix)
Rottles are one of the rare guard dogs on this list of Poodle mixes. They have all the courage of the Rottweiler, without compromising the affection you’d normally find in a Poodle. Regardless of the purpose, you’d have them serve, the Rottle has wonderful intelligence and obedience, so training is no issue at all for them. This mix would likely be happiest in a home with no other pets or rowdy children. They require a lot of respect, as they are proud and dignified dogs. It’s still a good idea to socialize them even if they’ll be the sole dog in the house; bringing them outdoors requires them to be on their best behavior.
Speaking of the outdoors, your Rottle is a dog who needs a lot of exercise– around as much if not a little more than the average Poodle. As these dogs are on the larger side, you can give them more vigorous walks; they do not tire out easily. Intense activities like running alongside your bicycle, as well as fetch, will definitely make the Rottle happy. Exhausting your Rottle out will make them content to relax even in smaller dwellings. If you live in an apartment and have the time to spare, a Rottle could be your new best friend.
20. Tiboodle (Tibetan Terrier and Poodle Mix)
The Tiboodle is an agreeable Poodle mix who is a tad more laid-back than the effervescent Poodle. They have a lot of affection to give, no matter what kind of family they belong to. Tiboodles are happy belonging in a group, not necessarily as the center of attention. Early socialization is important, as is with all dogs, but this mix generally enjoys being around other animals, as well as children. For this reason, it’s essential that you do not leave your Tiboodle alone for long periods of time, as they get very lonely very quickly. Even so much as leaving them in a room by themselves as you go out to get the mail can make them anxious.
The Tibetan Terrier imparts a good amount of energy to this mix, though not enough to make them too difficult to exercise. They are very content with apartment life as long as they have time to explore the outdoor surroundings each day. Around 45 minutes of activity each day can satisfy the Tiboodle, especially if they get to play games with you. Walks around the park are also always recommended, as these little dogs love saying hi to people and animals they meet, provided they are well-socialized. They can be timid at first, so take care to help them come out of their shell.
21. Yorkipoo (Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle Mix)
The Yorkipoo is often bred with a Toy or Teacup Poodle and the ever-famous Yorkshire Terrier. These dogs are one of the best examples of a designer dog; this mix is quite common and is well-sought after. You’ll find that they have exuberant personalities with a large desire to be the star of the household. They fit in well anyplace they can be respected; small dogs like the Yorkipoo don’t often have the desire to be the victim of unruly shenanigans. As such, any children in the home must be taught to handle the Yorkipoo with care.
Yorkipoos may be small, but they have a big sense of adventure. They have high energy needs; the act of caring for those needs is unique for such a small dog. You can’t bring them out for too strenuous exercise such as brisk walking as they will have a hard time keeping up with the pace. Intense activities must be tempered to accommodate for what they can handle. An hour of exercise for them should be spread out in multiple smaller sessions per day. This is a more effective way of helping them with their physical and mental stimulation. After enough exercise, it goes without saying that these tiny dogs will be happy just about anywhere. If you live in an apartment and want a Yorkipoo, this is good news.
22. Lhasapoo (Lhasa Apso and Poodle Mix)
The Lhasapoo is an awesome little mix, usually more humble than their Poodle parent. They have a lot of love to give their families, no matter what kind of family that may be. This makes them a good choice for families who may have kids or other pets; the Lhasapoo gets along with them just fine. They are intelligent and kindhearted dogs, so socialization and training should be a breeze if done early on in their lives. The Lhasa Apso lends a protective instinct to the Lhasapoo, so if you are looking for a good watchdog for your home who can be super cuddly when off-duty, this mix is a good fit.
Lhasapoos are naturally athletic and happy to run alongside you as you jog or simply take a walk down at the dog park to make new friends. These dogs are pretty adaptable and aren’t too sensitive to changes that may happen in a household. As such, no matter where you live, provided the weather isn’t too harsh, your Lhasapoo should be happy. Apartment living is no problem for these dogs as long as they get their 45 minutes of exercise every day.
23. Bidoodle (Bichon Frise and Poodle Mix)
One of the most famous mixes on this list is the Bidoodle, coming from the incredibly iconic Bichon Frise and Poodle. These dogs have wonderful, curly coats for sure. They’ll also be unlikely to shed a lot of that fur, making them good for allergy sufferers– though you need to invest in their grooming. Bidoodles are super happy to make their humans happy. They are natural showoffs who thrive best in households where they can be adored by every member of the family. They easily get separation anxiety, so ensure that there’s always someone around to keep them company.
Bidoodles have a high intelligence and are always eager to please their trainers, so instructing them in their obedience training and socialization is easier than a lot of other Poodle mixes. Give them a lot of positive reinforcement and watch them display model behavior. These dogs are playful, though not particularly dependent on exercise. Give them around 30 minutes of activity each day. If they are able to greet the outside world and parade themselves around on occasion, you’ll find your Bidoodle has no trouble living in a small home.
24. Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever and Poodle Mix)
Is a Poodle mix list really complete without the Labradoodle? Everyone has heard of these fantastic dogs; they are arguably the most popular Poodle mix of all. With their parents’ adorable traits and stellar personalities, it’s really no wonder why. These dogs have incredible hearts of gold and are happy to get along with all the members of their family. They have a longstanding patience for the more unruly members of their pack, and as such, do well in homes with children and smaller pets. They are a dream to train as both parent breeds are smart, though the Labrador Retriever brings a very agreeable obedience into the mix. They are suited for a wide variety of jobs, one of the most popular being working as a service dog or therapy animal.
These companions require a lot of exercise every day, though you will find they aren’t very picky and are content just to be outside with you. Their size makes living in an apartment difficult; they are happiest with a big, fenced-in yard where they can play in the afternoons. However, they are very amenable to pretty much any living situation as long as they have places they can walk and rest comfortably. When bringing them out for their 60 minutes of exercise daily, consider swimming. These dogs are highly talented swimmers, as both parents were bred for water retrieval.
25. Pit Boodle (American Pitbull Terrier and Poodle Mix)
We love talking about Pitbull mixes here at K9 Proud. They are among the most wonderful dogs on the planet, despite all the controversy that surrounds them. Any Pitbull mix in a good home will be a good dog, and the Pitboodle is no exception. These dogs have an emphasis on being a wonderfully cuddly companion animal, though they still have a natural territorial instinct that many families can benefit from. It’s important that you train them from very early on in their lives to ensure the best behavior. Socialization helps this dog function at their very best in homes where there are other pets. They are happy to play with their fur-siblings provided everyone treats each other with respect.
Expect your Pitboodle to be a very active dog with a high desire for playtime. They are happiest when they are able to engage in play with their humans. They definitely need some mental stimulation, as both parent breeds are prone to boredom. This is easily fixed with toys and games throughout their day. Since they don’t put an emphasis on more traditional exercise, you need a roomy, fenced-in yard for this big baby; they are happiest when they can run around and express their energy that way.
26. Maltipoo (Maltese and Poodle Mix)
The Maltipoo is a tiny Poodle mix with a big heart and a great aptitude for wholesome companionship. They are very docile dogs who are happy living in families both large and small. They need a lot of attention, as they make for the perfect lapdog. They get separation anxiety very easily, so try not to leave them alone for more than a few minutes at a time. Ensure that they are given enough time to socialize every day, as they love making friends and being adored by everyone around them. They aren’t aggressive dogs by any means but can be vocal if not trained properly. Luckily, obedience training comes easily for these talented dogs who are always eager to please.
Maltipoos are highly adaptable dogs who are happy in many different dwellings. However, it’s good to give them even a small place for themselves where they can play. Everyone deserves their own space, and you’ll find that your Maltipoo is content even if they don’t have a lot of it. Give them ample playtime each day, with toys and games that capture their interest. They love being walked, too, though take care to match their pace with yours lest they end up running alongside you when you’re simply walking.
27. Shepadoodle (German Shepherd and Poodle Mix)
The Shepadoodle is going to be a diligent and wonderfully smart dog, combining both parent breeds’ intelligence and the incredible work ethic of the German Shepherd. The Poodle in the Shepadoodle makes them a bit more show-offish than your standard GSD, but that only adds to the fun in their personalities. When they don’t have a job to do, your Shepadoodle makes the perfect home companion, always willing to snuggle after a long and tiring day. Training and socialization come easily to this dog, so do it as early as you can to reap the maximum benefits. They are happy in homes where they can protect their pack; children and small animals are safe in the presence of your Shepadoodle.
This mix is going to be very highly active, so be sure that you have the time to spare each day for their exercise. We’re talking around 120 minutes of activity every day, which is a lot for most people. As such, these dogs are best-suited to big households where someone can always take care of their needs throughout the day. They are immensely talented and do well in agility trials, obstacle courses, as well as in competitive obedience. They might require a bit more space than other dogs on this list, but they aren’t demanding about it as long as they get their exercise.
28. Whoodle (Wheaten Terrier and Poodle Mix)
The Whoodle is one of the more underrated mixes on this list, as they haven’t achieved relative popularity. To be fair, it’s hard to be popular on a list of Poodle mixes since there are so many of them; competition is surely tough. Besides this, you can expect your Whoodle to be a faithful family companion. They are good at training and socialization, provided that you give them a lot of positive reinforcement. The praise and treats really make all the difference in this pup, given their sociable nature and intelligence. They need obedience training, as they can be overly enthusiastic; Whoodles are known to jump up on people unexpectedly to give their face a big sloppy lick.
Whoodles are going to be very energetic dogs; the Wheaten Terrier is known to want a lot of playtime and exercise. Ensure that you are giving them enough variety of activities so as to help mentally stimulate them. Outside of toys and games, these sociable dogs are going to love taking walks around the neighborhood and hanging out at the dog park. Around 50 minutes of activity per day is good enough for this spunky little mix.
29. Keeshdoodle (Keeshond and Poodle Mix)
The Keeshdoodle is the result of the union between the confident, sociable Poodle and the amiable Keeshond. This dog has a lot of loyalty to their pack, no matter what kind of pack that may be. They are pleased to be part of large homes with many humans and pets, as long as they are still given ample attention each day. Given that the Keeshond is always eager to please their trainer, the Keeshdoodle are easy to train– the natural cleverness of the Poodle certainly helps. Being a devoted member of your family, your Keeshdoodle may present a more protective behavior that makes them bark around unfamiliar people; they make a good watchdog for this reason but need enough obedience training to make the most of it.
Like all dogs, Keeshonds need playtime every day, as well as walks when possible. However, they don’t have particularly high energy needs. They thrive best with exercise that involves their human companions, like a game of fetch or frisbee or simply walking alongside you in your neighborhood. Try not to leave these dogs alone in the yard for too long, as they get very easily anxious when by themselves.
30. Aki-Poo (Akita Inu and Poodle Mix)
The Aki-Poo is a reliable mix with a sociable Poodle parent and a hardworking Akita parent. Expect this mix to be highly devoted to their family. The Akita parentage bestows a very good protective instinct in your Aki-Poo. They need to be trained sufficiently, especially if you plan on employing them as a guard dog. Try to do this training as early in puppyhood as you can, as both breeds are intelligent but are known to be stubborn. As a family pet, the Aki-Poo is happy to be in homes where they can be handled with care. Older children make fine companions for the Aki-Poo, as well as pets who can respect their space.
The Aki-Poo is pretty energetic, so try to give them an hour of exercise every day. This is best split up into two sessions of 30 minutes each, with one in the morning and one in the early evening. These dogs love routine and are keen to stick to it at all costs, so ensure that you can give them a relatively consistent life. They love to play games, like any pet. Aki-Poos gladly do their best in activities like obedience trials and obstacle courses, provided they are given positive reinforcement.
31. Shiba-Poo (Shiba Inu and Poodle Mix)
Another Inu-and-Poodle mix is the Shiba-Poo. Like the Aki-Poo, these dogs have a certain protective instinct about them. They make good family pets, though the Shiba Inu may impart a more independent quality to the hybrid. They will likely be different from the other needy Poodle mixes on this list. However, as they are still Doodles, you can expect them to still enjoy a good bit of socialization– they’ll just be more resilient when left alone for long periods of time. Shiba Inus are obedient, no-nonsense dogs, so when matched with the Poodle’s incomparable intelligence, training and socialization become very easy.
Your Shiba-Poo are friendly, though they are happiest when they are treated fairly in the home. They don’t like rowdy behavior and may be resentful of children who make them the butt of jokes. Still, they are quite playful and need exercise just like any other dog. Give them around 50 minutes of exercise every day. Walks, as well as hikes, are good for this mix, as they are pretty athletic and skilled at navigating rough terrain. When sufficiently tired out, they are fine living in smaller homes.
32. Poogle (Beagle and Poodle Mix)
The Poogle is rapidly gaining popularity, as both their parents are lovely, sociable, and feisty dogs. As the Beagle sheds a lot, bringing the hypoallergenic Poodle into the mix may help make them more tolerable for allergy sufferers. However, this isn’t always certain. What is certain is that this mix is very intelligent and sociable. They love making their opinions known, so take care to train them well, lest they become too vocal. They are happy in large homes with plenty of people who can accommodate their needs. It’s good to note that the Beagle has a high prey drive, so keeping them around smaller pets may wreak havoc in the home. Train and socialize them as early as possible to keep them on their best behavior.
Being naturally rambunctious, the Poogle needs a lot of time for activity every day. Try to give them enough time to explore the outside world with daily walks of at least 30 minutes. Given their incredible sense of smell, you may find that the Poogle chases interesting scents. Try to indulge them when possible, though you should discourage excessive sniffing. You can spend another 30 minutes playing together; your Poogle is very happy with a game of fetch at the park.
34. Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle Mix)
Cavapoos come from stunningly beautiful parents, so it’s no wonder they are the most searched Poodle mix in the United States. They are very much companion animals who require a lot from their pet parents, from play to grooming, to attention. They absolutely love being at the center of everyone’s interest and thrives in large households where they can be wholly adored. They enjoy playing with children, though interactions should be supervised. This is more for the Cavapoo’s sake, as they are relatively fragile dogs who may get hurt if played with too roughly. Training and socialization are easy for this dog when done early in puppyhood, so try to make the most of it as soon as you can.
Don’t leave your Cavapoo alone for long periods of time, as they are absolutely prone to separation anxiety. As such, they won’t really have use for a large yard, as long as they have a space indoors to play with their loved ones. They are fairly athletic dogs, though, so you should take care to exercise them well. Walks around the park and in your neighborhood are a great opportunity to help them stretch their legs, as well as meet friends both old and new.
35. Bassetoodle (Basset Hound and Poodle Mix)
The Bassetoodle comes from parents who have long histories in France. They have similar personalities with an emphasis on intelligence, sociability, and affection. Their appearance may vary, given that both parent breeds look quite different. However, you can expect long ears that beautifully frame the face, as both the Basset Hound and the Poodle have them. Being friendly and loving dogs, Bassetoodles need a home where they can be in the center of the action. They’re not particularly desiring to be the star of the show but are happy to mingle with family members, humans, and animals alike. Socialization and training are a dream for this bright, well-behaved dog.
Bassetoodles are playful and enjoy exercise, but there isn’t really a high energy need that must be fulfilled here. Look into giving them games that can stimulate them mentally, such as searching for lost objects or doing obedience trials together. When you’ve tired them out mentally, a good way to finish the exercise is with a nice, relaxing walk around the neighborhood. Bassetoodles don’t need a lot of space to be happy, so you can easily enjoy apartment life with this wonderful dog.
36. Westiepoo (West Highland Terrier and Poodle Mix)
If you are looking for a spunky and lovable dog to make your family life more vibrant, look no further than the Westiepoo. These dogs are sassy, but their Poodle parentage adds a class and elegance to them that makes them proud little dogs, if a bit vain. Expect this mix to be quite alert; they are sensitive to changes in the environment and are quick to let you know if something is amiss. They make great watchdogs in this sense, though you need to train them to be appropriately vocal. This isn’t difficult; both the Westie and the Poodle are smart dogs. As a playful dog, this mix meshes well with families that are on the go. Children suit them nicely, provided their interactions are supervised, so everyone plays fair with each other.
Since the Westie has a high prey drive, it may be difficult to keep them in a household with smaller pets. This is true when walking them, too; they are very excited to chase interesting scents, rustles in the brush, as well as tiny animals that may simply be minding their own business. Take care to give these dogs a good amount of exercise to sufficiently tire them out. They have a lot of energy and need sufficient mental and physical stimulation to be better-behaved. Around 60 minutes each day is enough to keep them happy.
37. Pyredoodle (Great Pyrenees and Poodle Mix)
Pyredoodles are enjoying a lot more popularity these days. It’s about time, as they are very good companions who have an immense amount of loyalty and love to give to their family. Their protective instincts suit large households with children and pets, making them a good choice for a watchdog. They can easily be guard dogs if they have a Standard Poodle parent. These dogs are wonderfully bright and quickly understand what you need from them in training and socialization. They are also adept at working and can make a competent guardian for a flock of sheep or herd of cattle.
Pyredoodles need large homes with a big, fenced-in yard to be happy. They are big, athletic dogs who definitely need space to move comfortably. They also need at least 90 minutes of exercise every day to stay fit. They are very easily leashed and taken out on walks. They love to explore their surroundings, so give them time to get used to the sights, sounds, and smells of the world around them. They also love playing games with their humans, so be sure you can devote the time necessary for it.
38. Froodle (French Bulldog and Poodle Mix)
Froodles are an interesting-looking hybrid that has grown in popularity in recent years. They are likely to inherit the short and stocky body of their French Bulldog parent, but their coats will have a slight fluff and curl to them, like the Poodle’s. Their faces can really take after either dog, so you’re always bound to find a dog who looks absolutely one-of-a-kind. They are sociable and need a lot of attention. They are happy in a big family with people who can dote on them. They also enjoy playing with other pets. Given their keen senses, the Froodle can make a good watchdog, as they are alert to what is happening around them. Training and socializing them may be difficult due to the French Bulldog’s more stubborn nature. If done early in their life, this should pose no problem.
Given the feistiness of the Poodle, expect your Froodle to be more active than the average French Bulldog. They need around 45 minutes of activity every day. Walking them is always good, as they enjoy getting to stretch their legs and exploring the world around them. Since this hybrid is prone to social anxiety, give them enough time to play with you. They love spending time playing fetch, chasing bubbles, and running around in the yard together.
39. Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle Mix)
The Bernedoodle comes from Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle parents, with the Poodle’s size determining how large they grow up to be. Usually, a Standard Poodle is used in this hybrid in order to maintain the impressive stature of the Berner. These dogs make excellent home companions who are also adept at working. This makes them a good fit for rural homes that may have a flock of sheep or herd of cattle to protect. When they’re not busying themselves with their job, they are very eager to spend time with their family members. Berners are sociable enough as it is; adding a Poodle to the mix ensures that the Bernedoodle is a very friendly dog. They have enough patience for smaller children and pets, and do their best to keep them safe.
Given their need for activity, you need to give your Bernedoodle a home that has a lot of space. A farm, as we mentioned, is their ideal home. They are able to patrol the grounds and play in the gardens to their heart’s content. They need more controlled exercise too, to ensure good health and happiness. Bring them out on walks, play games with them, and tend to their training when possible. Bernedoodles are bright and obedient dogs who are very happy to please their family, so take advantage of this.
40. Saint Berdoodle (Saint Bernard and Poodle Mix)
The Saint Berdoodle is a delightful combination of the Saint Bernard and the Poodle. The more laid-back personality of the Saint Bernard tempers the excitable disposition of the Poodle. This makes them a good fit for many different homes. They are happy to spend time with all the members of their family. The Saint Bernard’s impeccable gentleness imbues this mix with the patience of a saint, making them a good choice for families who have small children and pets. They are nurturing, kind dogs who have no trouble displaying affection for those they love.
This dog grow quite large, especially when they have a Standard Poodle parent. Saint Berdoodles won’t be as active as their Poodle side, though they still need a lot of space to accommodate their large bodies. A leisurely walk of around 30 minutes each day is enough to keep them happy, especially with time set aside for pleasant games with the family. Give them toys to keep them busy in the rare instances they get bored but take care to give them a lot of affection. Their Poodle side makes them very needy dogs who don’t handle alone time well.
41. Papipoo (Papillon and Poodle Mix)
The Papipoo comes from the Papillon and the Poodle– both very beautiful dogs with the brains to match. They are fluffy, small, and no doubt adorable. Their huge personalities are surprising, given their size. Papipoos have no trouble showing their family how much they love them but require that you reciprocate that love. They are very needy dogs who desire a feeling of belonging. As such, they need to be at the center of your home life, with both human and animal siblings to play with them. Training and socialization are very easy for these dogs, as they are already naturally friendly and enjoy pleasing their owners.
Given their small size, they won’t need a large home to be happy. They still require a space of their own where they can rest and play, but that’s true of all dogs. Papipoos are quite energetic and love being able to spend most of their time playing with you. Rough play should be discouraged, as they are quite fragile. However, a casual 30-minute walk around the park with you is enough to keep them happy. This lets them explore the wonderful outside world and meet new friends in the process.
42. Irish Doodle (Irish Setter and Poodle Mix)
The Irish Doodle is one of the more unique mixes among Poodle hybrids. They are going to have a striking appearance for sure, often inheriting the bright red coat of their Irish Setter parent, with the adorable curliness of the Poodle. They are happy to be in homes where they can be around children and other pets. Given they can grow up to around 60 pounds, this mix is hardy enough to withstand roughhousing from their more rambunctious family members. They love playtime and have good patience, making them an excellent choice for a family dog.
Irish Doodles are also talented at hunting and retrieving. This makes them very fun to train, especially since they are smart and obedient. They are well-suited for an active lifestyle in a more rural area. As such, they’re not recommended for urban life; these dogs need a lot of space to run and play. These feisty dogs need around 100 minutes of varied activity each day. Try to mix it up with walks and hikes, as well as more unconventional exercise like swimming. They do great in agility trials and obstacle courses, too.
43. Jack-A-Poo (Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle Mix)
The Jack-A-Poo is one of the more well-known Jack Russell crossbreeds, though you won’t really hear a lot about them in the Poodle world. This is likely to change in the near future, given their stellar personalities and adorable hijinks. While their appearance can vary, you should expect a soft, curly coat like their Poodle parent. They are very talented and athletic dogs, with intelligence and obedience that makes them a dream to train. Not only that, but they also make fantastic family dogs. Jack-A-Poos love their pack to pieces and are at home even with small children and pets.
These dogs are quite small, not exceeding 20 pounds in weight. This makes them lithe and graceful; Jack-A-Poos do great in agility courses and other feats of athleticism. Their energetic personality dictates that you give them a lot of activity every day. Around 80 minutes for this little dog should be sufficient, though it’s a big responsibility. For this reason, they should belong to a family that can properly attend to their energy needs each day. Walking and games of fetch are good mainstays in their routine, though you should mix it up where you can.
44. Havapoo (Havanese and Poodle Mix)
Another spectacular lapdog is the Havapoo, coming from parents who are sweet and loving. Havapoos are tiny dogs weighing around 10 pounds when bred from a Toy Poodle. They are good-looking, with their curly and fluffy coats that come in many colors; this is also great for people with allergies. It’s difficult to find something to dislike about the Havapoo, as they are simply such bright and happy dogs with an unending adoration for their family. Expect them to bring cheer into any household. They make a good choice for seniors and couples without children, though they are also happy to live with as many people and fur-siblings as possible. They are more gentle than an ordinary Poodle, given the Havanese’s relaxed nature.
Havapoos are happy in any living space as long as they get to spend ample time with their family. They need to be around other people for most of the day, as they develop severe separation anxiety very quickly. Try to include them in all your activities in the home. They have a lot of energy, but since they are so small, they only need around 25 to 30 minutes of activity each day. Give them plenty of toys and games to keep them happy, as they live to be spoiled by you.
45. Corgipoo (Corgi and Poodle Mix)
Corgipoos are adorably spunky, as the offspring of two famously feisty dogs who are beloved the world over. They are often bred from Toy Poodles and either the Pembroke Welsh Corgi or the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. This gives this mix some variety in appearance that’s entirely dependent on how their parents look. Regardless, you’re bound to end up with an adorable dog with nubby legs. They also shed less than regular Corgis. Corgipoos are great family pets, as they are friendly and sociable. They have a good love for playtime, which makes them patient even with smaller pets in the home, and children too.
You need to pay close attention to this mix from early in their life. Begin their training and socialization as soon as you can, as both their parent breeds are seriously bright but also stubborn. Corgipoos also need a lot of exercise, so ensure they have enough room to run around. They fare fantastically with a fenced-in yard they can spend their afternoons in. Daily walks are also important for this dog, as are games and toys. Mental stimulation is required for them to stay entertained and away from mischief.
46. Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever and Poodle Mix)
Goldendoodles are most likely to be the ambassadors of all Poodle mixes, with their striking beauty and unmatched tenderness. They are simply wonderful dogs who have a lot of heart. They enjoy being a part of any family setting. The Poodle in them makes them a bit more needy in personality, but that just means they are more eager to show you affection. They have a deep patience for small children and animals and are happy to take their place as the responsible, big sibling in your family. They are fantastic to train, given their bright minds and eagerness to please. Socialization is so easy for this pet, as their friendliness makes them amicable to everyone they meet.
Your Goldendoodle needs to be given a lot of time for exercise; somewhere around 100 minutes should suit them well. They need a fenced-in yard to play in, as well as ample exercise with their family. They suit lifestyles where their humans are on the go. They are natural swimmers, so if you live near a beach or lake, it’s a great idea to take them out for a splash when you can. Outside of this, they are very athletic and graceful and do well in agility trials and obedience courses. Give them daily walks to allow them to explore the vast and vibrant outdoors.
47. Aussiedoodle (Australian Shepherd and Poodle Mix)
Aussiedoodles have become a huge favorite among Doodle mix lovers. They’ve done this in an incredibly short amount of time, given that the Australian Shepherd is a relatively new breed. They often have an elegant appearance, with the blue eyes of their Aussie parent and the soft, curly coat of their Poodle parent. They are wonderful in temperament, with the gentleness needed for family life. They tolerate young children and other pets well.
These dogs are natural athletes and need a lot of space to be able to fully enjoy their lives. Aussiedoodles are happiest when they have a job to do, so if you live on a farm with a flock to herd, they are sure to thrive. Give them 110 minutes of exercise every day; these dogs are famously active and need all the help they can get to be physically and mentally stimulated.
48. Springerdoodle (Springer Spaniel and Poodle Mix)
If you’re looking for a dog with boundless cuteness and the energy to match, then the Springerdoodle is for you. They are athletic and enjoy spending time outdoors. As the Springer Spaniel was bred for hunting, your Springerdoodle may inherit a high prey drive. This can make living with smaller animals difficult, so you should take care to socialize them well. Outside of that, they are loving and affectionate dogs who enjoy being adored by their family.
Given their high intelligence but tendency to be stubborn, you need to train your Springerdoodle early in life to ensure good behavior. They need a lot of exercise, and require long daily walks. The training comes in handy when they are outdoors, as they take to a leash well and minimize chasing after interesting scents and small animals. Giving them around 60 minutes of activity each day is enough to keep them happy.
49. Bossipoo (Boston Terrier and Poodle Mix)
Bossipoos aren’t really bossy, despite their name. They are a great, well-mannered mix of the Boston Terrier and Poodle and bring a lot of color into your home without too much mischief. They are gentle creatures who enjoy spending time with their families, but they don’t need a lot of attention in order to thrive. Train and socialize them well from early on in their lives so they can play nice with other members of the family. This won’t be hard to do, given how bright they are.
Your Bossipoo may be easy-going in the home, but they have an immense appetite for playtime. Ensure that this dog gets a lot of time outdoors where they can run and roll in the grass. They greatly benefit from a fenced-in yard they can play in when you may be too busy to play with them. Like all dogs, they need daily walks. Give them around 30 minutes to walk each day, with more time spent on toys, games, and activities.
50. Sammypoo (Samoyed and Poodle Mix)
The Sammypoo is often bred to be smaller than the average Samoyed, which really just doubles them up on cuteness. As they are mixed with the Poodle, the Sammypoo is going to shed a good bit less than their Samoyed parent, though they likely won’t stop shedding entirely. These dogs love being with their families, and their playfulness allows them to get along well with children. You should still supervise them, though, since they may not know their own strength.
These dogs are easy to train, especially for being a watchdog. They have keen senses that allow them to alert you when something is amiss. For this reason, they like spending time outdoors. They need at least 75 minutes of exercise a day, though more is usually better, as they are highly active. Mental and physical stimulation can do wonders in preventing boredom, so do your best to give them a variety of games, toys, and activities.
51. Affenpoo (Affenpinscher and Poodle Mix)
The Affenpoo is incredibly fun-loving and makes a bright companion for most households. If you find yourself being blue most of the time, then you should definitely let this dog into your life. They are cheerful and easily lighten the mood in the home. Their coats also rarely shed, as both parent breeds are hypoallergenic. This allows them to suit a wide variety of families. Their playfulness makes them a great choice for a children’s companion, as well as an excellent playmate for other pets in the home.
Give this dog enough time each day to stretch their legs outside. They prefer playtime to more relaxed exercise, such as walks, though it’s still recommended that you allow them to explore the neighborhood with you. Bring them to the dog park to help them get their exercise in, as well as play with friends both old and new. Beyond this, they are happy to live in a smaller home, as long as they get to play.
52. Newfypoo (Newfoundland and Poodle Mix)
The final mix on this list is the incredible Newfypoo, who is a wonderful balance of the tenderhearted Newfoundland and the bubbly Poodle. They are most often bred from the Standard Poodle to preserve the Newfie’s size, though they likely end up smaller than the average Newfie. These dogs are blissfully calm and enjoy family life, whether more laid-back or upbeat. They handle children spectacularly, with their propensity for nurturing smaller members of their pack. The same extends to other pets in the home.
These dogs are going to need a lot of exercise, so take them out as often as you can. They absolutely love swimming, given both parents’ histories as water dogs. This is good exercise for them and greatly contributes to their happiness. They also love being able to go on walks and socialize with humans and other animals. Around 100 minutes of activity a day is good for these huge dogs. They are happiest in homes that can accommodate their size, though it’s not unheard of for them to be content in smaller dwellings, too.
Why Poodle Mixes Reign Supreme
Poodle mixes are among some of the brightest dogs in the world, both in intellect and disposition. Poodles have an incredible personality that can truly augment all the great qualities of other breeds, making each Doodle mix a delightful companion. There’s hardly a dull moment with one of these curly cuties around. They make great companions for any home that is willing to provide the attention and affection they so rightly deserve. They may be needier than many other dogs, but the payoff is always worth it. These ultra adorable dogs have a never-ending amount of affection to give.
It’s important to know that each dog is a unique individual, especially among mixed breeds. However, taking a closer look at the common traits of the parent breeds–comparing and contrasting them– is a useful way to get a clearer picture of a mix’s traits. Understanding your dog is essential to their proper care. Poodle mixes will most often be very smart, talented, and affectionate. Make the most of their vibrant personalities by keeping them safe, happy, and healthy, providing them with a fulfilling life.