Scoodle

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9-18 lbs
7-11"
United States
Scottish Terrier
Poodle
Scottiepoo, Scottish Shoodle

A Scoodle, also known as a Scottiepoo or Scottish Shoodle, is a mix between a Scottish Terrier and a Poodle. They are medium-sized dogs who are affectionate and intelligent and make loyal companions. They can be good with children if socialized early but may snap if teased or handled roughly so supervision will be needed during play times. They are energetic and playful dogs who prefer the company of their families and can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for too long. They will suit people who are at home a lot and don’t have to travel too much. They are alert and make good watchdogs. A Scoodle is quite easy to groom especially those with a shorter coat. They don’t shed a lot and are hypoallergenic so are great for those who suffer from allergies. Common colors include black, grey or brown and they may have white or silver markings.

Purpose
Companion, Sporting
Date of Origin
2009
Ancestry
Scottish Terrier, Poodle

Scoodle Health

Average Size
Male Scoodle size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 10-20 lbs
Female Scoodle size stats
Height: 7-11 inches Weight: 9-18 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Bloat
  • Addison's Disease
  • Cushing's Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye Problems
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Skin Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Blood
  • Heart
  • Dna For Vwd
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • MRI Scan

Scoodle Breed History

A Scoodle is a designer dog and is a mix between a purebred Scottish Terrier and a purebred Poodle. Independent and stubborn, the Scottish Terrier was bred in Scotland to hunt vermin and for following prey to ground. They were first mentioned by Bishop John Lesley in his book History of Scotland from 1436 to 1561. Terriers in Scotland were later divided into two groups - the Dandie Dinmont Terriers and the Skye Terriers, and the Scottish Terrier fell into the latter. Queen Victoria kept Scottish Terriers and her favorite was one called Laddie. Besides royalty, the feisty dogs were also admired by presidents including Franklin Delano Roosevelt who had one named Fala and George W. Bush who had two named Barney and Miss Beazley. One of the tokens on the board game Monopoly is a Scottie. They may be regarded by some as pampered lap dogs, but the Poodle is said to be the second most intelligent dog breed after the Border Collie. Often thought of as originating in France they are actually from Germany where they were known as the Pudel or Canis Familiaris Aquatius. They were popular in France and were called “chien canard or caniche,” for their duck-hunting skills. The Poodle is accomplished at agility, obedience and tracking and is also known for its skill in circus tricks. They are excellent swimmers and their coat is adapted to water. The Poodle comes in three sizes - standard, miniature, and toy. Elvis Presley was said to have a Poodle named Champagne.

Scoodle Breed Appearance

A Scoodle is a small to medium-sized sized dog which takes on the looks of both parent breeds. Common colors include black, grey or brown and they may have white or silver markings. They weigh between 10 and 20 pounds and reach a height of up to 12 inches. Their coats can be short or medium in length and they can be straight, or curly and wiry or silky. They have a square-shaped body like the Scottish Terrier parent breed with the longer legs of the Poodle. The eyes of the Scoodle are dark brown and quite expressive while their tails are usually medium in length.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Scoodle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Scoodle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Scoodle coat
Black
gray Scoodle coat
Gray
brown Scoodle coat
Brown
white Scoodle coat
White
silver Scoodle coat
Silver
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Scoodle wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Scoodle Breed Maintenance

The Scoodle is fairly easy to maintain and they don’t shed very much. They are also hypoallergenic so are great for those with allergies. Weekly brushing should be more than enough to keep your pet looking good. If the coat is a bit longer you may need to brush it a couple of times a week to prevent any tangles. You may want to trim the hair or take your dog to a groomer for a professional cut. It is not necessary to bath your pet too often unless necessary. Try to brush your pet’s teeth daily to keep their teeth and gums in good condition. Also wipe the eye are to prevent any tear staining and check the ears for any signs of infection or dirt. The nails should also be clipped if they get too long.

Brushes for Scoodle
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Scoodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Scoodle Temperament

The Scoodle is very affectionate to family members and usually develops a strong bond with them. They don’t do well being left alone for long periods and can develop separation anxiety which can lead to destructive behavior. They are loyal dogs who are very protective and brave if needed to be. They make good watchdogs and are always alert. They can bark excessively so will need to be trained to know what is appropriate behavior. They are very intelligent dogs so will respond well to training although can be a little stubborn so will need a firm hand. Lots of praise and positive reinforcement will produce the best results. The Scoodle will be fine with children if they are socialized early but won’t tolerate being treated roughly so children will need to be taught how to interact respectfully with dogs. They are a bit cautious around strangers but will be friendly once they get to know a person. They are energetic, playful dogs who can also be trained to get on with other pets.

Scoodle Activity Requirements

Scoodles are active, energetic dogs who will need daily exercise to keep fit and healthy. They don’t need to go for extremely long walks but will enjoy and daily walk and some play time with the family. They love playing with toys and being intelligent, will thrive on both mental and physical stimulation. They are suited to first time dog owners and are also suitable for those living in an apartment provided they go outside every day. They are prone to chasing small animals so make sure your pet is on a leash on your way to the dog park or to the beach. These dogs are not extremely sensitive to the weather but try to exercise them in the morning or evening when it is not too hot and make sure they aren’t outside in winter.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Scoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Scoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Scoodle size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Scoodle size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 9 lbs
12 Months
Male Scoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Female Scoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 13 lbs
18 Months
Male Scoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Female Scoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 13 lbs

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