15 Small Poodle Mixes We Are Seriously Obsessed With 

We love our small hypoallergenic dogs, there’s no doubt about it. In fact, miniaturizing dogs is a trend that is becoming increasingly popular. This is especially true when it comes to Poodle mixes like the ever famous Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Shepadoodle and more.

But forget those doodle dogs. Today’s article is dedicated to the toy-sized canines. Because bigger doesn’t always mean better and sometimes there’s nothing like the love and comfort of a pocket-sized pup.

So, with that in mind, we’re going to talk about the most popular small Poodle mixes taking the world by storm! But before we begin, let’s first meet the dog that started it all – the Poodle!

Meet The Poodle!

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Poodles come in three size varieties, but this specific Poodle is a Toy.

Height: 18 to 25 Inches (Standard), 14 to 18 Inches (Miniature), 10 Inches and Under (Toy)

Weight: 45 to 70 Pounds (Standard), 15 to 17 Pounds (Miniature), 6 to 9 Pounds (Toy)

Temperament: Intelligent, Affectionate, Trainable, Athletic, Family Oriented

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Lifespan: 12 to 18 Years

Health Issues: Chronic Active Hepatitis, Cushing’s Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Addison’s Disease, Atrial Septal Defects, Bloat (AKA Gastric Dilation Volvulus), Legg-Calve-Perthes,Patellar Luxation, Neonatal Encephalopathy (NEwS), Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Sebaceous Adenitis, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, hypothyroidism, Von Willebrand’s Disease, And Epilepsy

Overview:

The Poodle comes in three size varieties, and this is a standard for the breed. First, you have the Standard sized Poodle, who stands over 15 inches tall. Next you have the Miniature Poodle, who is under 15 inches, and then the tiny Toy, who is generally no more than 10 inches in height.

When you’re looking for small Poodle mixes, you’ll likely be looking at dogs bred with either the miniature Poodle or the toy Poodle.

One of the great things about Poodles in general is that they are intelligent, athletic, family friendly, hypoallergenic, and they have longer lifespans than many of their other canine counterparts.

This is especially true for the Miniature and Toy Poodles, who have been estimated to live up to 18 years.

Small Poodle mixes are also great for families who suffer from allergies. When properly bred, many small Poodle mixes can inherit their Poodle parent’s coat, which sheds much less than the typical canine coat and produces less allergy inducing dandar.

But while we do love our small Poodle mixes, there is still some controversy surrounding the idea of crossbreed dogs.

With that, let’s take a quick look at the designer dog debate.

What Is A Crossbreed, Hybrid, Designer Dog Or Mixed Breed?

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In this picture you see a crossbreed Poodle mix dog on the left with a purebred Labradoodle on the right.

Any small poodle mixes you come across are going to be what is considered a crossbreed, designer dog, hybrid or mixed breed. Essentially, these are dogs that are the offspring of two specifically chosen purebred parent breeds.

Crossbreeding is an age-old practice, but it was originally used to breed working dogs with specific traits, appearances or temperaments. In fact, crossbreeding is how we have developed most of the purebred dogs we know and love today.

Unfortunately, it takes generations of breeding and perfecting before one can label a dog as a purebred dog, and this is where the controversy of breeding and selling early generation crossbreeds comes into play.

While we do love our crossbreed dogs, it’s important to keep in mind that they are also likely to be less predictable than their purebred counterparts. This is especially true when it comes to aspects of health, temperament and physical appearance.

For example, while you may be on the hunt for a small poodle mix that is hypoallergenic, there is a chance that an early generation mixed breed could still shed and produce dandar just as heavily as his shedding purebred parent breed.

On the flip side of this, it is possible to look for breeders who specifically breed certain small poodle mixes for the purpose of ensuring their coat, temperament and health are more predictable than others.

You also have the option of going through a rescue or adopting a dog that is over a year old and who already has many of his traits established.

But enough about the logistics of small poodle mixes. It’s time to talk about the fun stuff.

Get ready to fall in love with 15 small Poodle mixes we are legitimately obsessed with!

1. The Maltipoo (The Maltese x Poodle)

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Maltipoo dogs are generally sweet natured and family-oriented.

Height: 8 to 14 Inches

Weight: 5 to 20 Pounds

Temperament: Sweet, Affectionate, Intelligent, Friendly, Calm

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Overview:

If you are looking for a hypoallergenic dog that is a sure thing, look no further than the Maltipoo. The Maltipoo is a mix between the sweet and adoring Maltese and the intelligent Miniature or toy Poodle.

Maltipoo dogs are excellent choices for allergy sufferers, as both their purebred parent breeds are hypoallergenic. This means that this little dog will also be hypoallergenic as well.

When it comes to family, the Maltipoo is a fabulous addition. He is gentle and sweet, and does well with older, more respectful children. Maltipoo dogs are bred companion dogs that do best in homes with owners who are around often.

They make wonderful apartment companions and are excellent therapy dogs, thriving with seniors, singles and retirees.

2. The Yorkiepoo (The Yorkshire Terrier x Poodle)

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Yorkiepoo dogs can be quite small and may not be the best dogs for home switch small children.

Height: 7 to 15 Inches

Weight: 3 to 14 Pounds

Temperament: Active, Affectionate, Playful, Devoted, Spunky

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Overview:

Another sure thing when it comes to hypoallergenic small poodle mixes is the Yorkie Poo. A cross between the sweet and spirited Yorkshire Terrier and the athletic Poodle, the Yorkie Poo is a beloved and popular Poodle mix hitting the scene.

He can be quite small, with some Yorkie Poo dogs weighing no more than six pounds. For this reason, we would recommend Yorkie Poo dogs for homes with singles, seniors, retirees or couples.

They can also do well in homes with older children so long as those kiddos are gentle and respectful.

Otherwise, Yorkiepoos are sweet and affectionate. They love their families but have just enough spunk to keep everyone on their toes.

3. The Chipoo (The Chihuahua x Poodle)

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The Chipoo is the irresistibly adorable mix between a Chihuahua and a Poodle.

Height: 5 to 15 Inches

Weight: 5 to 20 Pounds

Temperament: Energetic, Intelligent, Independent, Spirited

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Overview:

If you’re interested in a super unique and one-of-a-kind dog on our small poodle mixes list, look no further than the Chipoo.

A cross between the clever and independent Chihuahua and the Poodle, a Chipoo is a mix unlike any other. He is clever, somewhat bossy, and very funny. Many Chipoo dogs have been described as almost human-like in their temperaments, and they will let you know what they want and when they want it.

Chihuahuas in particular tend to do best in single-dog households and in homes without children. That said, a Chipoo may be more agreeable with gentle youngsters and other dogs so long as he is properly raised, trained and socialized.

4. The Miniature Labradoodle (The Labradoodle x Miniature Poodle)

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Not all Labradoodles have to be standard size! This is great news if you’re looking for a small Poodle mix.

Height: 14 to 16 Inches

Weight: 15 to 25 Pounds

Temperament: Energetic, Intelligent, Playful, Friendly, Family-Oriented

Lifespan: 12 to 14 Years

Overview:

When it comes to the ideal family dog, the Labradoodle takes the cake. But if you’re looking for small poodle mixes to join your home, you may have crossed a Labradoodle off your list. Don’t worry – the Labradoodle now comes in different size varieties, especially when Labs are mixed with miniature or toy poodles.

Enter the miniature Labradoodle. Just like his standard sized counterparts, later generation miniature Labradoodles are intelligent, family-oriented, playful, eager to please and great with children.

These dogs just come in a more compact size that makes them easier to travel with! When all of their needs are met, miniature labradoodles can do great in apartments and smaller settings, and if you go through the right source, you should be able to find one of these hybrids with a hypoallergenic coat.

5. The Toy Schnoodle (The Mini Schnauzer x Toy Poodle)

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Schnoodle dogs are highly intelligent and athletic.

Height: 10 to 12 Inches

Weight: 6 to 10 Pounds

Temperament: Smart, Affectionate with Family, Potentially Aloof with Strangers, Playful

Lifespan: 13 to 17

Overview:

The Schnoodle sounds like something you’d get at your local pasta restaurant, but it’s actually an adorable little mix between the miniature poodle and the miniature schnauzer. A combination of two very intelligent dogs, the Schnoodle is ideal for active and committed families.

They like to be outside and may not realize just how small they are. That said, they are eager to please and quick to learn, and are very family oriented.

When raised and trained properly, schnoodle dogs do well with children of all ages and will enjoy having other dogs in the home to play with. However, Schnoodles may have a high prey drive, so it’s important to walk them on a proper leash and harness whenever you’re out and about.

6. The Shih-Poo (The Shih Tzu x Poodle)

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Shih Poo dogs are best suited for families with older children or singles, seniors or retirees.

Height: 8 to 15 Inches

Weight: 8 to 18 Pounds

Temperament: Friendly, Affectionate, Playful, Attentive

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Overview:

When it comes to small poodle mixes that do best with older families, singles, seniors or retirees, we like the Shih-Poo. A cross between the Shih Tzu and the Poodle, Shih Poos are a sure thing when it comes to small poodle mixes that are hypoallergenic.

However, they may not be the ideal additions for homes with smaller children, as they are less playful than some of the other small poodle mixes on this list. Instead, they prefer to be with a calm and gentle owner and are the quintessential lap dog.

Like all miniature poodle mixes on this list, the Shih-Poo will need routine daily exercise, training and socialization to ensure he grows up happy and healthy.

7. The Peekapoo (The Pekingese x Poodle)

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The Peekapoo dog is a unique looking little hybrid with tons of personality.

Height: Up to 11 Inches

Weight: 4 to 20 Pounds

Temperament: Affectionate, Loyal, Family-Oriented, Gentle

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Overview:

A mix between the Pekingese and the Poodle, the Peekapoo is one of our more unique small poodle mixes. With a name that sounds like something out of a children’s nursery rhyme, the Peekapoo is anything but silly. This darling little dog is one that makes an excellent therapy dog.

He is sweet natured, adoring and friendly to boot. He is generally between six and 20 pounds, so a larger Peekapoo can do well in homes with gentle children.

Peekapoo dogs are also trainable and eager to please, and they are one of the relatively calmer small poodle mixes on this list.

However, their flattened faces can lead to a greater risk of brachycephalic airway syndrome, which can cause heat intolerance and breathing issues, so keep this in mind.

8. The Pomapoo (The Pomeranian x Poodle Mix)

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The Pomapoo just might be the perfect teddy bear dog.

Height: 8 to 10 Inches

Weight: 5 to 15 Pounds

Temperament: Affectionate, Family-Oriented, Companionable, Adoring

Lifespan: 12 to 16 Inches

Overview:

Super small, puppy-like and adorable, the Pomapoo is a favorite when it comes to small Poodle mixes. This is the ultimate teddy-bear dog and is beloved by families, singles, seniors and retirees alike.

Like many small poodle mixes on this list, the Pomapoo makes an excellent therapy dog. He is adoring, sweet and affectionate, and becomes very bonded with his family. As such, the Pomapoo dog does best in homes with owners who are around often or who can take their dog with them when they’re out and about.

When left alone for too long, Pomapoos can be prone to suffering from separation anxiety and depression.

9. The Cavapoo (The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Poodle)

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Cavapoo dogs can do great with children.

Height: 9 to 14 Inches

Weight: 9 to 14 Pounds

Temperament: Playful, Social, Friendly, Sweet, Affectionate

Lifespan: 10 to 15 Years

Overview:

The Cavapoo is a gorgeous cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Miniature or Toy Poodle. This adorable little dog is the quintessential companion. A mix of brains, beauty and comedy, the Cavapoo is one of our small poodle mixes that is best suited for dog owners who can be home often and who are looking for a constant companion.

Cavapoos are famous for their affectionate nature. They are eager to please and quick to learn, and will enjoy having an owner who showers them with attention and affection.

However, Cavapoos may not be hypoallergenic depending on their breeding or generation. If you are looking for a hypoallergenic Cavpoo, it would be best to go through breeders who specify in these types of dogs, as we have mentioned.

10. The Cockapoo (The Cocker Spaniel x Poodle)

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The Cockapoo may not be the best known small Poodle mix, but he’s quickly becoming very popular.

Height: 9 to 18 Inches

Weight: 12 to 24 Pounds

Temperament: Intelligent, Friendly, active, outgoing, Affectionate

Lifespan: 13 to 15 Years

Overview:

All small Poodle mixes are generally sweet, but the Cockapoo is one of our more adoring hybrids on this list. The Cocker Spaniel is known for his affectionate temperament and his special affinity for children.

Gentle and calm, Cockapoos are excellent dogs for first time dog owners and they are great with families of all ages.

Of course, it’s very important to keep in mind that a Cockapoo could inherit more of his Poodle dog’s genetics, so make sure you keep this dog properly groomed, exercised and mentally stimulated throughout his lifetime to reduce chances of any behavioral issues.

11. The Poochon (The Bichon x Poodle)

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Poochon dogs have dense, curly coats and make friendly and trainable companions.

Height: 9 to 15 Inches

Weight: 6 to 17 Pounds

Temperament: Friendly, Playful, Affectionate

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Overview:

The Poochon is perhaps our favorite of the small Poodle mixes when it comes to first time dog owners. This is also a sure thing for those who suffer from allergies. Both the Bichon Frise and the Poodle are hypoallergenic, and they even have similar coats.

This is a small Poodle mix that is not only highly intelligent, but also very playful, fun-loving and friendly. He knows no strangers and makes an agreeable and adaptable companion to a number of different lifestyles.

The Poochon does great in apartments so long as his needs are met and he can get along well with children and other pets when properly raised and socialized.

However, his curly coat could be prone to mats and tangles, so special attention should be given to a Poochon when it comes to grooming.

12. The Jack-A-Poo (The Jack Russell Terrier x Poodle)

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The Jackapoo looks pretty different from other Poodle Mixes on this list, and we love how unique he is!

Height: 10 to 16 Inches

Weight: 13 to 25 Pounds

Temperament: LIvely, Spirited, Intelligent, Playful

Lifespan: 10 to 12 Years

Overview:

Have you ever heard of a Jack-A-Poo? When it comes to small poodle mixes, the Jack-A-Poo sounds like some kind of fantastical creature! But this dog does exist and he’s just as adorable as he sounds.

Jack-A-Poos are Jack Russel Terriers crossed with Poodles. These dogs are athletic, energetic and highly intelligent.

As such, a Jack-A-Poo dog is going to do best in homes with active, committed owners who can dedicate enough time to training and exercise. If his needs are not met, your Jack-A-Poo could be prone to destructive behaviors as well as depression, stress and anxiety.

13. The Doxiepoo (The Dachshund x Poodle)

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The Doxiepoo could look more like his Poodle parent or more like his Dachshund parent, or he could look somewhere in between.

Height: 8 to 23 Inches

Weight: 6 to 25 Pounds

Temperament: Active, Mischievous, Vocal, Comedic

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Overview:

The Doxiepoo is a cross between the spirited Dachshund and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. Like Poodles, Dachshunds come in different size varieties, so you can choose between a small poodle mix or an even smaller poodle mix when it comes to this hybrid!

Doxiepoos are adoring, affectionate and intelligent dogs with big personalities. Dachshunds in particular are bred badger dogs, and Poodles also have some hunting background.

This means that your Doxiepoo could be unaware of his size and have a high prey drive. Walk your Doxiepoo on a leash and harness when outside of securely fenced in areas and be sure to work with this little dog on proper manners using positive reinforcement training techniques.

14. The Mini Whoodle (The Wheaton Terrier x Toy Poodle)

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The Whoodle is a hypoallergenic and happy-go-lucky dog who does well in family settings.

Height: 10 to 16 Inches

Weight: 15 to 25 Pounds

Temperament: Intelligent, Enthusiastic, Affectionate, Friendly

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Overview:

We love the Whoodle! A mix between the adoring Wheaten Terrier and the Miniature Poodle, the Whoodle is a family favorite. He is just compact enough to be considered a small dog, but large enough to do well in homes with youngsters.

Whoodles are highly trainable, intelligent and affectionate. They adore their families and do well in homes where their owner is available to them consistently.

Like all dogs, Whoodles are small poodle mixes that require plenty of training and exercise at an early age. They should also be kept mentally stimulated during the day to help reduce destructive behaviors like chewing, marking and barking.

Keep in mind that the Whoodle does have some terrier in his DNA, and that terrier temperament is certainly spunky and fun. However, terriers can also be more challenging.

Are you up for it?

15. The Bassetoodle (The Basset Hound x Poodle)

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Bassetoodle dogs can be quite small or they can be larger than you may expect.

Height: Up to 15 Inches

Weight: 12 to 25 Pounds

Temperament: Outgoing, Playful, People-Oriented, Affectionate

Lifespan: 12 to 15 Years

Overview:

Last we have the Bassetoodle. This is quite the unique canine and probably not the first dog that came to mind when you considered looking into small Poodle mixes.

The Bassetdoodle is a mix between the purebred Basset Hound and the Miniature or Toy Poodle. His coat may or may not be hypoallergenic depending on his generation, but his temperament is sure to be quite fun!

Basset Hounds are intelligent, albeit somewhat stubborn. They like to follow their noses and have a keen sense of smell. The Poodle, on the other hand, is very trainable and eager to please.

You could get either temperament when it comes to this dog, or a good mix.

Is One Of Our Small Poodle Mixes Above Right For You?

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Deciding which Poodle mix is right for you can be tough. All these dogs are so great!

We can’t choose our favorite amongst the small Poodle mixes listed above, but if you fell head over heels for one in particular, you might be asking if that specific dog is right for you.

Before you decide, there are a few things we recommend you consider. Remember, small Poodle mixes are generally small, and they may not be the ideal dogs for homes with very young children.

Some of these small Poodle mix dogs could be more prone to injury if played with too roughly or if accidently dropped.

However, there are some more sturdy small poodle mixes on our above list that can do excellent with youngsters. These small Poodle mixes would include dogs like the MIniature Labradoodle, for example.

It’s also important to remember that not every dog on our small poodle mixes list is going to be hypoallergenic, especially if they are a first or second generation mix. If you do suffer from allergies, we recommend looking for dogs that are over a year old and already have their coats established. Or, you can go through a breeder who breeds older generation small poodle mixes to ensure they are hypoallergenic for those with sensitivities.

Last, be sure to keep in mind that small Poodle mixes are intelligent, affectionate and family oriented dogs. They do best in homes with committed owners who are able to work with them, train them, and shower them with attention and love.

Are You Looking To Get One Of The Above Small Poodle Mixes? Here’s How To Find A Healthy Puppy Or Rescue Dog

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When looking for a small poodle mix, be sure you go through reputable sources.

If you’ve decided that one of the small Poodle mixes listed above is the perfect addition to your home and lifestyle, we can’t blame you.

We are in love with each dog on the list, and we want to help you find the healthiest puppy or rescue possible.

When looking for any dog, it’s important to do plenty of research first and make sure the dog is not only the right fit for your lifestyle, but that you are the right owner to raise that specific dog.

Once you’ve decided which dog is best for you, it’s equally important to obtain that dog through a reputable source.

If you choose to go through a breeder to get one of the above small poodle mixes, look for breeders who understand the importance of responsible breeding practices.

Remember, small Poodle mixes are very popular, and this means that there are a number of unscrupulous “breeders” out there breeding and selling these dogs in a hurry just to make a quick buck.

This could lead to an uptick in health and behavioral issues down the road if you are not careful.

Instead of going through backyard breeders, online sellers or those who are unqualified or uncertified, we recommend sticking with breeders with a history of breeding small poodle mixes and breeders who can provide you with paperwork.

A reputable breeder should be able to provide you with certificates proving their puppies have been screened and cleared of any serious health issues, and you should also be able to ask for references.

Some breeders may even allow you to meet or see your puppy’s parent breeds so you can get a better idea of what your hybrid dog is going to look like when he grows up.

Because small poodle mixes are so popular, they are also somewhat costly. If you want to save some money (and do some good) we highly recommend you consider rescuing a small Poodle mix.

Rescuing a small Poodle mix comes with plenty of advantages outside of price. For example, if you rescue an adult small poodle mix, you will have a better idea of whether or not he will be hypoallergenic.

Some rescues also provide dogs that have already been health screened, are spayed or neutered, and sometimes even microchipped!

On average, rescuing one of the above small Poodle mixes from a reputable shelter or adoption center costs between $250 and $500. To buy a small Poodle mix from a breeder can cost you on average between $500 and $1,500, but this price can and will vary depending on your region and the breeder you go through.

Whichever route you choose to take when it comes to obtaining your small Poodle mix, the important thing is you know you are already on the right track by reading this article and getting all your ducks in a row!

So, are you committed to raising one of the small Poodle mixes on our list? Tell us which of the above dogs stole your heart in the comment section below!

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