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Mini Portidooodle Breed Information

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Adopt a Mini Portidoodle puppy from Puppy Love PR and get ready for a lifetime of unconditional love and hugs. They are playful, loving, and happy-go-lucky pups. Their attitude towards all things fun makes them eager to learn new things. They are small, cuddly, sporty, and gorgeous-looking pups with a cheerful disposition. They are the perfect pup for pet lovers with allergies. This hypoallergenic, non-shedding dog is allergy friendly. These adorable doodle puppies are a cross between a Portuguese Water Dog and a Miniature Poodle.  

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Portuguese Water Dog ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Happy, Docile, Sweet, Playful ADULT WEIGHT 14-28 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 10-20 in LIFE SPAN 12-15 yrs

Characteristics

  • The Mini Portidoodle is a hybrid dog that is a cross between the Mini Poodle and the Portuguese Water Dog. They are bred to have the best traits of both breeds¬†
  • They have many characteristics that make them an excellent family pup, as well as an excellent companion for people who live in apartments ¬†
  • They are known for being hypoallergenic, which makes them a great fit for those with allergies¬†
  • The Mini Portidoodle has a curious nature and enjoys spending time with its owners¬†
  • They will usually follow their owner around the house or apartment looking for things to do together. This can include watching TV together, going on walks, playing games, or just relaxing on the couch and snuggling¬†
  • They are highly adaptable dogs that are easy to train because they love pleasing their owners by doing what they ask them to do¬†
  • The Mini Portidoodle can be trained to be both a watch-and-alarm dog. They‚Äôre also very protective of their owners and will alert them if they sense danger or hear strange noises at night¬†
  • The Mini Portidoodle has a medium-length coat that is soft, curly, or wavy in texture¬†
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Appearance

Mini Portidoodles are a sporty, adorable designer breed that enchants with its curly coat and fun-loving expression. These dogs are petite, sometimes even toy-size, and have the same gorgeous features as their parents. They are also quite similar in features to their larger counterpart - the Standard Portidoodle.

The Mini Portidoodle has a sturdy-built body with a long fluffy tail. They have cute floppy ears, dark expressive eyes, a medium-length muzzle, and a soft curly or wavy coat.  

Mini Portidoodles come in white, black, brown, cream, gray, merle, and sable with various patterns and markings on their heads and bodies. Their fur is low shedding and hypoallergenic which makes them ideal for people who have allergies to dogs but still want one as a pet.  

The Miniature Portidoodle weighs 14 to 28 pounds and stands 10 to 20 inches tall at the shoulder when fully grown. This crossbreed is sometimes done by mixing a PWD with a Toy Poodle for a smaller size. 

Temperament

Mini Portidoodles are much like their parents when it comes to personality and temperament. They are just as sweet as they are intelligent and composed. They lack aggression but can be protective of their owners. 
These cute dogs love to be surrounded by both people and other animals. They thrive in multi-pet households and are not typically jealous or reactive. They like attention, much like every other dog, but are also known for being independent.  

Because both of their parents have been used for centuries in water jobs and sports, you can expect your mini Portidoodle to take after them and be a fan of swimming. Games and other sports are also to their liking, especially if they get to show off their agility skills.  

Care

Grooming

Mini Portidoodles are hypoallergenic, non-shedding, and generally have medium grooming needs. 
Their coats should be brushed every other day with a bristle brush and can be bathed with dog shampoo once every 2 or 3 months. The ears should be cleaned monthly with an ear cleaner specifically made for dogs, and their teeth should be brushed at least 3 times each week.  

Their nails should be trimmed monthly. They make great pets for people who are allergic to dogs because they don't shed as much as other breeds. They also have a more basic level of grooming requirements than other Poodle types, although they still require regular nail trims and ear cleanings. 

You should also check their ears regularly for signs of infection such as redness, discharge, or odor. If you notice these symptoms, take your dog to the vet right away because they can develop into more serious problems if left untreated. 

Exercise Needs

Mini Portidoodle dogs are energetic, so they need plenty of exercise. A good daily walk will help keep them happy and healthy. These dogs also enjoy playing with their owners, but they love to get out and play with other dogs as well. They are very sociable and love to play with other dogs. They can be good at sports such as agility, rally, and tracking. 

They have a lot of energy and love to run, chase, or fetch. They are also good swimmers, so if you live near a pool or beach, they will enjoy swimming with you. These dogs also enjoy playing Frisbee or chasing after a ball in the yard or park. 

Health

Due to their hybrid vigor, Mini Portidoodles are less likely to suffer from common health issues that occur in other dog breeds. Hip dysplasia is a common ailment, but it's much less likely to affect them. Cataracts can sometimes occur, but they're treatable with surgery and there's a low chance of them appearing in the first place. Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland, is also a possibility, but only in extremely rare cases, and the signs of hypothyroidism are easily identified. Mini Portidoodle breeders limit health concerns by breeding for good genetic health. 

Lifespan

Some dogs live longer than others, but the biggest factor affecting their lifespan is whether they are raised like members of the family, with love and care. If a dog is a happy, beloved pet, he can often live for more than 15 years. The average lifespan of this breed is between 12 and 15-16 years.  

Training

The Mini Portidoodle is a wonderful breed of dog. They are highly intelligent and very eager to please, which makes them extremely trainable. They are also highly social, so they will be eager to learn anything that makes their life with you easier. The best thing about them is that they are incredibly easy to train when using positive reinforcement. They are eager-to-please dogs that love to receive praise, so training them can be as simple as rewarding good behavior when you see it.  

Positive reinforcement works especially well because they have an incredible desire to make you happy and please you, so offering them a treat when they do something right will help them learn faster.  

Treats can also serve double duty as rewards and training tools: if your dog is afraid of thunder or fireworks, they can be used to reward good behavior while also serving as a distraction during scary events. They love learning new things, so any sort of agility training or obedience will be fun for them. Agility classes are a great way to get both physical exercise and mental stimulation for your dog, and obedience. 

History

The Mini Portidoodle was first bred in the United States around 2012-2013 by professional breeders who wanted to create a hybrid that would be hypoallergenic, gorgeous, smart, and loyal like both parents. They were successful, with today's Mini Portidoodle being one of the most popular designer breeds in the world. 

The Mini Portidoodle is a mixed-breed dog that has been developed by crossing the Mini Poodle and the Portuguese Water Dog. This dog breed was created to be a small version of the PWD, with all the amazing qualities Poodles are known for. 

The Portuguese Water Dog is a breed of dog that originated in Portugal. It's a large, sturdy, and intelligent breed that has been used by humans for centuries to help with farming and fishing. 
The Poodle is a breed of dog that originated in Germany. It's known for its intelligence and agility, as well as its hypoallergenic coat. 

Both the Portuguese Water Dog and Poodle have long histories with humans, dating back hundreds of years. However, the Portuguese Water dog was only recognized as a breed in 1983 by the American Kennel Club (AKC). It wasn't until 1887 that the AKC officially recognized the Standard Poodles. 

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