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The Bordoodle is a friendly, loyal, and playful dog that gets along with just about anybody. It finds happiness bonding with its humans and taking part in different activities. If you are looking for a best friend that will shower you with affection, this hybrid is a wonderful choice.

This dog is intelligent and likes to be mentally and physically stimulated. While protective of its family, it rarely displays aggression.

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The Ultimate Guide to Bordoodles

Also known as the Border Poodle, Borderdoodle, Borpoo, and Borderpoo, the Bordoodle is a cross between a Border Collie and Poodle. It is a first-generation mix that has the best qualities of both its parents.

Because it is a hybrid, this dog is not recognised by the American Kennel Club. However, it is acknowledged by several clubs, registries, and associations including the American Canine Hybrid Club, Dog Registry of America, and International Designer Canine Registry.

Bordoodle Origins

There is not much information about how the Bordoodle first came about or when it was officially named. However, it is believed that this mixed breed had its origins in the United States some two decades back.

What people do know is that this hybrid is a cross between a Border Collie and Poodle – two of the most intelligent purebreds in the world. The Border Collie originated in Britain where it was bred to herd sheep, while the Poodle originated in Germany where it had bred to hunt waterfowl.


Key Characteristics of Bordoodles

Are Bordoodles  family-friendly? Bordoodles are friendly and loyal, making them excellent family dogs and companions. They do well with kids, the elderly, and even other household pets. Because of their size, however, they should be handled with care especially by young children.
Daily exercise needs? It is recommended to walk your dog for at least 45 minutes a day to keep it happy and healthy.
Common health issues & considerations While generally healthy, this mixed breed is still susceptible to the same health conditions as its parents. These include the following:

  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Allergies
  • Epilepsy
  • Hip dysplasia
Lifespan 12 to 15 years
Nature / Temperament Friendly, intelligent, social, affectionate, loyal, and protective
Size Weight
13 to 28 kg
30 to 56 cm
Suitable Environment 

The Bordoodle does not easily get bored, making it suitable for small apartment living. Limited or lack of outdoor space to roam will not be a problem with this dog.

Grooming Because it is a low shedder, this dog only needs to be brushed once or twice a week. Clipping can be done several times a year to keep its coat looking manageable.

Other Considerations:

  • The Bordoodle can sometimes display negative behaviour when left alone. Luckily, proper training Bordoodle puppies at an early age can help avoid this issue.
  • While it does not look like your typical guard dog, this loyal and protective hybrid is wary of strangers.
  • This mixed breed adapts well to different weather conditions. It is suggested to provide it with a dog coat on cool days and make fresh water available on hot days.

How can I take care of my Bordoodle?


Bordoodles need a healthy and well-balanced diet. It is recommended to feed your dog high-quality dry food that is made with natural ingredients and rich in essential nutrients. Refrain from buying cheap brands that contain harmful fillers or additives.

The recommended daily food intake for Bordoodles is 2½ to 3 cups of food split into two meals. But since a dog’s dietary needs change with age, it is advised to consult with a veterinarian regarding a good diet. This way, weight gain and health problems are avoided.


This dog has low to moderate grooming needs because it does not shed a lot. Brushing its coat once or twice a week with a wire brush is enough. Bathing is only necessary when your dog gets dirty.

Recommended Grooming Tips

  • It is recommended to brush your Bordoodle’s teeth at least three times a week. For gum disease prevention, brushing daily is suggested.
  • Trim your mixed breed’s nails every other week. While you’re at it, check its nails for signs of damage.
  • Check your canine’s ears regularly for debris and moisture accumulation. Clean them as recommended by your veterinarian.


Bordoodles require only a moderate amount of activity daily to stay happy. One 30- to 45-minute walk and some playtime in between will suffice. If you are busy or working late on a particular day, just provide your dog with a toy to entertain itself with while you are away.


The Bordoodle is one of the most pleasurable dogs to train as it is intelligent, obedient, and eager to please. It learns commands quickly, especially when trained at an early age. It is advised to always use a positive tone and reward your dog with praises and treats for good behaviour.

Looking to register as a Bordoodle breeder? Download the RPBA guide on responsible breeding practices.

This is basic information, and it should not be used to make adoption or purchasing decisions. Be sure to consult an expert if you’d like to learn about the breed’s care and requirements.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked Bordoodle Questions

What does a Bordoodle look like?

This mixed breed is a small-to-medium-sized dog that has a soft and wavy coat. It comes in a range of colours and patterns including grey, brown, white, and black.

Does a Bordoodle shed a lot?

Bordoodles shed very little which makes them suitable for allergy sufferers. They will save their owner time from vacuuming hair off furniture.

What’s the price of a Bordoodle?

A Bordoodle from a reputable breeder typically costs between AUD $3,000 to $6,000.

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