@ 7mos recommended to avoid running until 18mos
My Wolfadoodle has more Wolfhound looks - longer wiry thin, shedding coat but definitely had more Poodle traits - excitability, alert/ leary watchdog & barking but also combo.breed intelligence. Very sweet boy & while being brought up w/ smaller dogs & CATS, Wolfhound traits do occasionally pop up w/ a tendency to 'grab' necks - though thankfully w/ a softer Poodle mouth. Often does not realize his size or strength (so far), but has an ability to pick up training fairly quickly (of course w/ treats!) Can be lazy at times (such as getting up on couch w/ me, but only 1/2 way is good enough for him most of the time, since he was small/ around 2-3 mos)... pretty amusing though. May be bc he's still a pup, but can be very excitable. People should know that it IS IMPERATIVE that their activity level/ running should be kept to a MINIMUM until after they're done growing around 18mos - as it can have potentially negative effects on their bones while still developing - not something very easy to do! Also do not spay or neuter before 18mos of age, which can also have negative effects on growth development (no matter how badly you want to!) Hormones are especially important while growing in this breed to avoid structural frame damage for one. FEEDING will cost you a bundle, as the active demeanor of this breed (at least for mine) is ALWAYS HUNGRY & it is important to feed a good, well balanced food (I use American Natural Premium - original or sensitive), as they are a lean breed & for proper bone growth - should AVOID grain free, high calcium puppy foods that could cause bone damage later on. It is recommended to often feed adult foods after weaning off 1st puppy foods for a proper dietary intake while developing. Also with this sensitive to some foods breed - AVOID any foods containing PEAS, POTATOES, LEGUMES (lentils, chickpeas, etc) in any form, esp used to falsely boost up protein content. They do have health issues & those ingredients will have negative effects on heart development! So far though, so good - but any 7 mos old puppy can be a challenge until they near full development approx at 18 mos old.