– ABOUT BORDOODLES –

Breed Characteristics

A Bordoodle from Bordoodles Australia is a Border Collie (female) x Miniature Poodle (male). We focus on producing first generation puppies, with the occasional litter of second generation. From our experience we have found that the first generation cross creates stability in temperament, coat, and size.

Our Border Collies have been perfected over seven generations and are an integral part of our working sheep and cattle stations. They are truly outstanding dogs with the ability and intelligence to herd stock. While they enjoy using their skills on the farm they are always eager to return home where they are valued members of the family. Similarly, our Poodles are our much loved family pets that enjoy a luxurious life lazing about on our wide open verandas. We are very proud of the resulting Bordoodle puppies.

We initially intended these dogs be bred for allergy sufferers (due to low or non-shedding qualities introduced from the Poodle) and also our city counterparts who loved the Border Collie but didn’t have the time or space required for such an active dog. For this reason, we don’t like to refer to our puppies as ‘designer dogs’ – they are dogs bred for a purpose, and are now part of many Australian families and households.

Our dogs have also been used for obedience, agility, showing and special needs dogs for both children and adults. We have a wonderful reputation, and can provide many testimonials upon request.

If you do decide that a Bordoodle is the dog for you, we offer you a lifetime of support and assistance with your dog.

Your puppy will also come to you well socialised, raised in a family environment, and having had extensive exposure to children and a range of farm animals.

If you do decide that a Bordoodle is the dog for you, we offer you a lifetime of support and assistance with your dog.

Your puppy will also come to you well socialised, raised in a family environment, and having had extensive exposure to children and a range of farm animals.

Temperament

  • Bordoodles have the great friendly nature of a Border Collie mixed with the playfulness and individuality of a Poodle.
  • The intelligence level of a Bordoodle is very high with Border Collie and Poodle being the two smartest dog breeds in the world. Due to their intelligence level a Bordoodle is very easy to train.
  • They are extremely loyal dogs and will be watchful over your family. They are also people orientated dogs, love to interact and are great with children.
  • Bordoodles are ideally suited to a family environment, but are also great all round companion animals.

Appearance

  • Over the years, Bordoodles Australia have strived to produce a uniform breed that can be easily recognised as one of our Bordoodles. Our Bordoodles are attractive in appearance and come in a variety of colours.
  • Ears are a rounded shape and are not pointy.
  • Head is also rounded and in proportion to the body. The muzzle is medium length.
  • Eye colour is generally brown/hazel and almond shaped.
  • Tail is full length and curls up at the end.
  • Coats are soft to feel and shaggy in appearance, they are classed as low to no shedding.

Coat

  • Bordoodles have a fleece coat. A fleece coat is characterised by a soft wavy or very loose curl appearance with a very soft and silky feel.
  • A fleece coat is a mix between the tight curls of a poodle and hair coat of a Border Collie.
  • A fleece coat is low to no shedding. As the coat does not fall out, they will require a clip several times a year. You can do this yourself or take your dog to a professional groomer. Regular grooming will also make the coat more manageable.
  • We cannot guarantee 100% non shedding, as all dogs shed some hair – but they are still great for people with allergies and as inside pets.

Size

Bordoodles grow to a medium sized dog as they are crossed with a Miniature Poodle. The expected mature size is 12-15 kilos and 45cm at the withers (this represents the mid-point of the dog’s back between the shoulder blades of its front legs).

Males do grow slightly bigger than females.

Bordoodles are a suitable size for the average Australian backyard.

Exercise Requirement

Bordoodles require a moderate amount of exercise but are not as active nor require as much stimulation as a Border Collie.

A general rule is to aim for 40 mins per day. This can be either a walk, chasing a ball in the park or going for a swim.

Bordoodles make great exercise partners and love the outdoors in general. We do not recommend taking your dog on long runs or engaging them in excessive exercise before the age of 10 months (while their bones and joints are still maturing).

Health Problems / Life Expectancy

  • There are no known health problems in the breed.
  • Crossing two/three different gene pools creates hybrid vigour, which reduces the likelihood of heredity health conditions arising.
  • The average life expectancy of Bordoodles is 12-15 years.
  • All our breeding dogs are in excellent health and are regularly examined by our veterinary specialist.

Colour Range

Our Borodoodles come in a wide variety of colours. In each litter there is a mixture of both traditionally marked puppies (Border Collie markings) and block coloured puppies (full Poodle colouring). To be offered rarer colours or traditionally marked puppies (as they are the most popular) you will likely be placed on a wait list to get your desired colour/sex preference. It pays to register your interest early!

Colours of our Bordoodles include:

Please note that due to the variable nature of the Poodle’s colouring, some puppies may change colour upon maturity.

Please note that due to the variable nature of the Poodle’s colouring, some puppies may change colour upon maturity.