Marsh Creek Sheepadoodles
Meet the Crew
Ranch companions, Chip-Aussie/Border Collie cross, Delta- Healer/Aussie cross, Janie-standard Poodle, and Watty- Old English Sheepdog
Sheepadoodles are a cross between an Old English Sheepdog and a Poodle. Obtaining the best of their parent's traits. Sheepadoodles originated as an experimental military dog in the 1960s by the US Army. They were sought after for their intelligence, keen intuitive nature, loyalty, and bravery. However, because their temperament is also very playful and even carefree, they were soon retired. They have gained popularity as a rare hybrid in 2007. The breed is ideal for allergy sufferers. They shed little to none and have a soft coat ranging in colors.
Inquire today about one of our Sheepadoodle puppies.
Janie and Watty welcomed their little ones into the world on Oct. 22, 2022
Five girls and one boy. They are just opening their eyes.
Lovable, and Playful
These little ones are growing fast and changing every day. They are all girls except for one lucky boy. We have two black pups with white markings and four brindles/ sables that are changing colors each day. They are such a surprise, and we are excited to see what they look like as they get older.
Green female puppy. Black with white markings
Black and Brindle Female. Gray Collar
Brindle female with white markings. Tan Collar
Black Male with white markings. Blue Collar
And this is another brindle/black female that has white markings as well. She has a yellow collar.
This little brindle girl is turning colors. She is getting some light coloring. She looks so cute with her pink collar.
Sheepadoodle puppies are incredibly intelligent and easily trained. They make for a wonderful family pet and can even be a very good health care service dog or guidance dog. They love to be with their family, play, go for walks, or just be by your side. Because they are very family-oriented dogs, they want to please you in every way.
It’s a medium to large dog breed at about 16 to 22 inches tall, weighing between 60 to 80 pounds. The lifespan of the Sheepadoodle is around 12 to 15 years.
It's a stunning dog breed who is becoming highly sought after for their remarkable personality, serious good looks, and the fact that they are exceptionally cuddly, like a big teddy bear.
Poodles were first bred in Germany to help hunt waterfowl. Their popularity has led many dog breeders to conduct experimental crossbreeding, and one of those successful breeding programs was with the Old English Sheepdog a.k.a. Sheepadoodle.
Old English Sheepdog History
Just like the name suggests, Old English Sheepdogs became popular in the 1800s with farmers who used them to herd sheep and to help control other animals on the farm. Equally famed are their many fine housedog qualities: watchfulness, courage, kindliness, and intelligence.
Sheepadoodles have a fascinating history, as do their parents!
But why this combination? Breeders are after the intelligence and activeness of the sheepdog, combined with the family-friendly and low shedding characteristics of the Poodle which when crossbred create something special – the Sheepadoodle that we just can’t help falling in love with.
What can you expect from a pup?
First generation Sheepadoodles inherit the intelligence and active nature of sheepdogs, and the low shedding and friendly nature of the Poodle. All in all, they’re brilliantly well rounded as pets and would be a superb addition to your home. They’re also calm, sociable and obedient, which is why they’re often a favorite for families that have young children. They can be very gentle and also tend to be quiet around little ones, which is an excellent trait, especially if your baby needs a nap!
Sheepadoodles also get along with other dogs and pets too, as they’re not overbearing or domineering.
What if I live in a small place?
Even though they are large, you can make it work. If you live in an apartment, you might be pushing it, but if you commit to some exercise every day your newfound friend will be just fine!
However, if you’re in a house with a relatively large yard, you’ll be good to go, but they’ll still need exercise and stimulation.
How big will they get?
Standard Sheepadoodles are usually medium to large. As mentioned above the standard sized Sheepadoodle grows to about 60 to 80 pounds (18 to 30 Kg) and a maximum of 16 to 22 inches (40 to 55 cm) in height.
What is their hair like?
They have signature gorgeous low hanging ears, and their eyes are small and set between medium length hair.
Coats can be anywhere between straight and curly. Sometimes, their fur can cover their eyes, so you might need to get those scissors out and do a bit of a trim occasionally to make sure they don’t go bumping into your furniture!
Their different colors also make them a hit with potential owners. The parents normally determine the color of the pups.
Sheepadoodles are born black, white or both, brindle, sable, and white, or red and white. Their colors are separated in well-defined spots that can appear randomly on any part of the body. This makes for some adorable looking puppies, some of whom almost look like Panda bears.
How healthy are they?
Sheepadoodle's are a robust dog since it comes from two different purebred dogs. They don’t tend to have many problems and have something called ‘hybrid vigor’ – which means they tend to have fewer health issues than their parents due to the crossbreeding. Sheepadoodles are mostly hypoallergenic, which means that they don’t set off your sniffles and other allergy symptoms. However, not all Sheepadoodles are hypoallergenic as it depends on the genes they inherit from their parents.
What about grooming?
They tend to have a short and curly coat like their Poodle parent and as we said before shed very minimally.
This means that you won’t have hair all over your home, but that doesn’t get you off brushing. Sheepadoodles that do not shed have coats that continue to grow (hair) and definitely need regular grooming and haircuts. We recommend brushing out your Sheepadoodle on a weekly basis and a haircut every 3 to 4 months at a minimum.
In addition to brushing, you’ll have to check those gorgeous floppy ears out for any buildup of wax and dirt, which you will have to clean from time to time. Trimming the hairs around their ears is also another thing you can do if you want to help prevent ear infections.
How are they to train?
They’re fast learners and obedient too. They can also be taught to be service animals, and guardians. They’re exceptionally gentle and loving. Training is pretty simple and easy to carry out. Our pups are learning to use a doggie door, litter box and introduced to the crate.
What comes with my puppy?
Our puppies are vet checked at 7 weeks of age. They are health cleared for their new families. UTD on Shots-1st Distemper is given, Deworming Treatments (at 3,5,7 Weeks), 1 YEAR Life Threatening Genetics Health Guarantee, with signed contract agreement, and a Starter Kit. Photos are taken bi-weekly and uploaded to Facebook, Website, or emailed per your preference. We take love our dogs and what we do! And of course a lifetime of support!
We have restricted payment methods due to all the scamming. Cash, Check, or Bank Wire Transfer for DEPOSIT only, $300 Non-Refundable. We take Cash only at picking when in person or checks (Sent immediately once picking takes place) if not local for PAY OFF. NO personal checks at time of pick-ups. Will accept Personal Check for Deposit ONLY. Allow 7-10 days to process. **Puppies MUST be paid in FULL by pickup or your puppy is FORFEITED. ** Breeder reserves right to hold puppy until final payoff is clear. The deposit applies to the final purchase price of the puppy.
How do I choose my puppy?
Although we would love to meet all our families, we know sometimes that is not possible. We work around your preference. Emails, Facebook, or Texting Pictures and or Videos. NO WORRIES, with our experience, we help the choosing process to fit your family! Due to other families waiting in line, Puppy picking process is done at 4 weeks of age!**IF YOU FAIL TO CHOOSE BY THIS TIME, YOUR SPOT IN LINE IS LOST**. Deposit then is kept and can be rolled over to the end of the line in current litter. Time slots are set for each family to choose.
When do I pick up my puppy?
We take our puppies to the Vet at the age of 6-7 weeks old for final clearance. A heart, lung, eye, palate, joints, and testes exam is performed. With the vet's approval, the puppies will be released to their new homes between 7&8 weeks of age. Puppies will be held to 8 weeks of age at the breeder's discretion. All puppies must be picked up on the Pickup date set PLEASE!! Bonding time is important!