The Foodle is a hybrid dog, which means it is bred from two purebred dogs of different breeds. To breed a Foodle you will cross a purebred Poodle with a Purebred Fox Terrier. Since this is a hybrid breed, its characteristics and personality can mimic either the Poodle or the Fox Terrier.
Owners comment that the Foodle will usually pick a favorite if there is more than one owner. The Foodle is a great family dog that is good with children. Foodles are very intelligent, easy to train, and are sweet and caring by nature.
There is no official breed history for the Foodle. However, it is believed to have been created in the United States during the 1990s to 2000s when designer / hybrid dog breed popularity was increasing.
10-12 Inches (from ground to shoulder)
Black, Tan, White, or mix of these colors
Medium shaggy coat with a feathered tail.
Foodles have a small body with long and slender legs. Their eyes and nose are dark in color and they have a strong bite. They have medium shaggy coats and curved tails.
Foodles are active, loyal, and loving dogs. They rarely bark, except for whenever a stranger gets too close to the family (which is why they make a good watch dog). Most Foodles will inherit the Poodle's hunting instincts so they will need to be socialized with other small animals early to prevent them from chasing them.
The Foodle has a life expectancy of 10-13 years. Currently there are no well-known health issues for this breed.
Grooming Requirements – Foodles need to be groomed regularly to help them with the shedding process.
Exercise Requirements – While Foodles are very active, their small size makes it fairly easy to exercise them without exhausting the owner(s).
Living Requirements – These dogs need to be with the family inside the home. It is not recommended to leave these dogs outside unsupervised because their small size makes them easy prey for large birds and other predators. They also need to be supervised outside because their hunting instincts may cause them to run off to chase a squirrel or other small animals.
The following groups recognize the Foodle as a breed:
ACHC – American Canine Hybrid Club
DBR – Designer Breed Registry
DDKC – Designer Dogs Kennel Club
DRA – Dog Registry of America Inc.
IDCR – International Designer Canine Registry
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