The charming Scoodle also goes by the names Scottish Terrierpoo, Scottish Terrierdoodle, and Scottish. This is a relatively new breed that is not a purebred dog. They’re called crossbreeds.
Scoodle puppies are a bundle of energy. They will keep you amused and on your toes.
If you’re looking for a dog to keep you amused, the Scoodle is your guy (or gal!).
The Scoodle is a cross between a purebred Poodle and a Scottish Terrier. Of all the designer dogs, this one is relatively new and was recognized by the International Designer Canine Association in 2009.
When looking for a Scoodle, you may find it difficult to find a breeder. This is because many breeders list them under the name of the parent breed. In other words, search for breeders of Scottish Terriers and go from there.
When looking for a designer dog (or hybrid dog), it’s important to understand what F1, F1B, F1BB, and F2 mean. You’ll also want to learn about multigenerational designer dogs. Why? Because they are perfect for people with allergies to dogs.
Keep reading to find out why.
What Makes a Scoodle so Fun?
Scoodle are designer dogs. They’re so perfect it’s easy to forget that they are not purebred dogs at all. Instead, they are called cross-breeds. They are also known as hybrid dogs. Hybrid dogs are a cross between two purebred dogs.
If you love terriers as much as I do, you’ll know what I mean when I say they have a glint in their eye. They seem to be a little mischievous. However, all they’re thinking about is how to impress you.
The Scoodle is a great family dog that gets along well with anyone. Like all dogs, the Scoodle should be socialized as a puppy. Your new dog might get a little anxious if you’re away too long. He’s happiest when placed in a home where he will frequently be with the people he loves.
You can expect a smart, loveable, fun-loving pet for the whole family.
Scoodles are a designer breed recognized by the International Designer Canine Association. This relatively new breed has not been recognized by the Canadian or American Kennel Club.
Here are the recognized names of the Scoodle by Registry/Club:
Designer Breed Register
International Designer Canine Registry
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Appearance of the Scoodle
Scoodles remind me of a scruffier version of a Jack Russell Terrier. They’re not the same breed, but they have a certain energy that makes them look like cousins.
Unlike other doodles, the Scoodle has a square Scottie stance. Their legs are almost twice as long as their Scottish ancestors.
Scoodles especially love to play. If you entertain the dog, the dog will entertain you for years to come.
Below you’ll find more details on what you can expect your Scoodle to look like.
The Average Weight of a Scoodle
Scoodles are a small crossbreed that weigh between 9 and 20 pounds. Females fall on the lower end of the weight spectrum whereas males tend to be closer to the 20 pound mark.
Scoodles are close to the same height whether they are male or female.
The height of a dog is taken from the floor to the shoulder (withers). You can expect your female Scoodle to be about 7 – 11 inches high. Males are about 8 – 14 inches tall.
Coat of the Scoodle
Scoodles have a medium length, silky, somewhat wavy coat. They are considered low-shedding dogs.
What Colors are Scoodle?
Common colors of the Scoodle include:
- Some are brown with markings in gray or white
Do Scoodle Make Good Family Pets?
Scoodle are loving and highly intelligent dogs. They are good with children and other pets.
These dogs tend to develop a very strong bond with family members. That said, they really don’t love being alone.
Common Personality Traits of the Scoodle
- Good watchdogs
- A little stubborn
- Good lap dogs
Unlike other doodles, the Scoodle makes a good watchdog. He will, however, bark to get your attention. This is true if there are strangers around.
If you live in a busy area where there is always something going on, your little Scoodle may need some training on when it’s appropriate to bark.
This medium-sized dog is a lot of fun but can be a little stubborn.
How Much Exercise Does a Scoodle Need?
Scoodle are high-energy dogs. Some experts don’t recommend apartment living for these dogs, but I disagree. Scoodle are so obedient and easy-to-train, they can live anywhere.
As long as your Scoodle can get regular, quality exercise, she/he will be fine living anywhere. They just want to be with their loving pet parents.
It’s recommended that Scoodle gets about 45 minutes of exercise a day. These dogs are very active, but unlike a larger breed, they can do without too much strenuous activity.
They are prone to chasing small animals so be careful when out and about. They are sensitive to weather extremes and should be exercised before the day gets too hot. They may need a little sweater or coat to keep their belly’s warm in really cold climates.
Exercise serves a greater purpose than just physical strength.
Every time you take your dog for a walk, he/she gets mental stimulation from the sights, sounds, and smells. You would be surprised at how far this goes in making your dog easier to train.
A daily walk at the dog park is all this medium-sized dog needs to be healthy and happy.
Are Scoodles Easy to Train?
Scoodles are intelligent dogs, but they can be a little stubborn. Breeds like the Goldendoodle are so eager to please that they will do just about anything to get your approval.
Does that mean they’re hard to train? No, of course not. However, if the Scoodle is your first dog, you may need a little guidance from a professional trainer. Of course, it depends on how far you want to go with the training.
Basic commands should be easy with positive reinforcement and consistency.
Do Scoodles Bark A Lot?
Scoodles can bark a lot if they feel that you might be in some kind of danger. Of course, they don’t understand that the mailman poses no threat. They don’t know that the neighbor walking down the street isn’t about to break into your house (hopefully not!).
For that reason, Scoodles make great watchdogs. You will be alerted when anybody is around.
A little training will go a long way in ensuring the dog keeps barking to a minimum.
How Long Do Scoodle Live?
The average life expectancy of a Scoodle is between 12 and 15 years. The first generation of Scoodle are thought to inherit the best health genes of their purebred parents. This is called hybrid vigor.
Ways To Ensure a Healthy Lifespan
- Maintain regular wellness checks with the veterinarian
- Ensure your dog has proper flea, tick, parasite control
- Make sure your Scoodle has all the necessary vaccinations
- Feed your dog a healthy diet specifically designed for doodles.
- Get regular daily exercise with your dog.
- Have your dog spayed/neutered
Do Scoodles Have Health Problems
It’s impossible to predict whether (or what types) of health issues your dog may have. However, a reputable breeder will do genetic testing on the parent breeds. This ensures that dogs with potential health issues are not bred.
That said, even the best breeders can’t guarantee 100% health for the lifespan of your dog. Doodles can inherit some of the more common health issues that are common to their parents.
For example, you should watch for signs of:
- Hip dysplasia
- Patellar Luxation
- Eye Problems
- Von Willebrand’s Disease
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Addison’s Disease
- Cushing’s Disease
- Sebaceous Adenitis
- Skin Allergies
- Prone to tooth decay
Are Scoodle Hard to Groom?
Scoodles hair can get tangled if not regularly brushed. Scoodles are perfect for allergy sufferers because of their hypoallergenic qualities.
Longer coats may need to be brushed a couple times a week to prevent tangles and matting.
Are Scoodle Good for Allergy Sufferers?
Some doodles (for example, the Goldendoodle) can either shed a lot if they have more Golden Retriever DNA or not shed at all if they have more Poodle DNA.
Scoodles are a cross between two dogs that are already hypoallergenic.
What is an F1 Scoodle?
A Scoodle is referred to as an F1. This means they are a first generation mix between a purebred Scottish Terrier and a Standard Poodle. The result is a 50/50 mix between the two.
The F1 Scoodle tends to have what is known as hybrid vigor. This is because the dog inherits the best traits of the parent breeds.
FACT: The “F” in F1 Scoodle stands for Filial. The definition of Filial is: denoting the offspring of a cross.
What is an F1B Scoodle?
I’m going to talk a little about F1B designer breeds and other generations. However, because the Scoodle is a new breed of designer dog, breeders haven’t necessarily bred them this far.
An F1B Scoodle would be a cross between an F1 Scoodle (the first generation Scoodle) and a purebred Poodle.
The result is a breed that is 25% Scottish Terrier and 75% Poodle.
The reason why some breeders do this is so that they can get to a hypoallergenic dog. Scoodles are a bit different in that they are already hypoallergenic.
That said, F1B Scoodles could be bred to offer differences in hair coat, quality, and personality traits that more closely resemble the Poodle.
What Are F1BB Scoodles?
The F1BB Scoodle would be a back-cross between the F1B Scoodle and a purebred Poodle. You end up with a dog that is 87.5% Poodle and 12.5% Scottish Terrier.
Again, breeders may not choose to get this deep into the generations. There may not be the demand for this as Scoodles are already hypoallergenic from the start. In fact, both parent breeds are hypoallergenic.
What is an F2 Scoodle?
This would be the 2nd generation Scoodle and would be a cross between two F1 Scoodles.
As a result, this dog will have a wide variety of coat types that are difficult to predict. It’s difficult to tell whether the puppies will shed or not. In addition, there’s no way to determine whether the type of coat the dog has.
Some breeders choose not to go this route because of the unpredictable characteristics.
17 Charming Traits of the Scoodle
Scoodles are a cross between two pretty amazing dogs. You get the intelligence of the Poodle with the charm and playfulness of the Scottish Terrier.
If you haven’t made up your mind yet, read these 17 traits then start looking for reputable breeders!
Scoodles are happy as long as they are with someone they love and trust. They are adaptable but also need consistent routines.
Doodles are just about the sweetest dogs on the planet. I don’t think they could look aggressive if they tried. These dogs are very loving and want nothing more than to be your best friend.
Scoodles can live anywhere as long as they have access to quality exercise and are not left alone for long periods of time. Crate training and early socialization is recommended.
Any dog will bark if provoked. Scoodle puppies may need some gentle correction in this area. The Scoodle is considered a bit of a watchdog so be prepared for moderate barking. That’s just his inner warrier coming out!
The Scoodle may need a little obedience training to make his best traits really shine. This breed has a strongly protective nature.
Scoodles can get along with anybody and any other pet. However, it’s best to introduce them slowly and watch them as they learn to live with one another.
Scoodles have a natural tendency to want to chase smaller animals so be careful if leaving them to play in the yard. A well-fenced area and some training can go a long way in ensuring harmony in your home.
It’s natural (and healthy) to be wary of dogs around children. Let’s face it, some dogs are better with children than others.
Scoodles are fine with older children. Young children (toddlers, for example) may not understand how to play appropriately with a dog like a Scoodle. Your Scoodle might get a little grouchy around the little ones, especially if they play roughly.
Other Dog Friendly
Scoodles can get along well with other animals in the home. They are not jealous dogs but they do love to chase small animals.
Easy to Please
Doodles are easy to keep happy. They’re not necessarily prone to separation anxiety, but they do want you around more often than not.
If you have a happy home, the dog will be super happy too.
Low Potential for Serious Health Issues
As mentioned earlier, doodles (especially the first generation) inherit their parent breed’s DNA. As a result, the dog is at low risk of developing serious health issues. There’s no lifetime guarantee, but a reputable breeder should be able to provide documentation of testing.
Doodles are very intelligent dogs. This is partly because of their Poodle DNA. This makes them easy to train. It’s also the reason why they make good guide dogs and therapy dogs.
The Scoodle, or Scottish Terrierpoodle, is naturally low-shedding. This dog is perfect for people with allergies.
Easy to Train
Doodles are eager to please, highly intelligent, and just want your respect. While the Scoodle can be a little stubborn, they can be trained with patience and consistency. Basic commands are pretty easy to instill.
Some Scoodles may need training to help them be less reactive around people and other animals. That’s not to say they aren’t friendly dogs! It’s just that they can get really excited. That excitability can cause them to run off and get into trouble.
Who doesn’t want a dog that is always nice? Scoodles have expressive eyes that exude warmth. These are not aggressive dogs, but they do tend to favor their pet parents above all else.
Scoodles can get a little wound up at play time. It’s really important to teach small children not to antagonize the dog. Be sure to socialize your dog at an early age. Scoodles are energetic dogs that sometimes need a little help learning to calm down.
If any dog can smile, it’s the doodle. You can see it in the way their eyes sparkle. They have a light way of moving around that practically screams happiness.
Scoodles are very confident breeds that strut around with their heads held high. When they play, they really get into it. If you want to be amused, this is the dog for you.
Once you bond with a doodle, there will be nothing else like it. In fact, your doodle might just be slightly aloof to others! Scoodles are very loyal dogs.
Pure Stress Relief
Doodles are pure stress relief. All you have to do at the end of a long day is hold their head in your hand and look into those soulful eyes.
If you’re really good at training, you might just train your doodle to give you a big KISS KISS every day.
Are You Convinced?
There’s really nothing bad to say about the Scoodle. They are as smart as their Poodle parents and as frisky as the Scottish Terrier. They have a long life expectancy and are guaranteed to be your loyal companion for a long time to come.
Happy dogs attract happy people. You’ll find that every time you walk your dog down the street. Be prepared for a lot of questions like, “What is that gorgeous breed of dog?”
At this point, the best thing you can do is search for reputable breeders in your area. Now that you understand the differences between the generations, you’ll be able to come up with excellent questions for the breeder.