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Weight: 12-55 lbs.
Energy Level: Low
The English Boodle is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-12 years
The English Boodle is a hybrid crossbreed of the Poodle and the English Bulldog. When it comes to health problems in this breed, it is important to look at both of the parents to see what potential problems they may have.
Working with a reputable breeder will help prevent many of the genetic and inherited diseases from being passed down to your pup. There are a few major health concerns with the English Boodle, which include epilepsy, obesity, bloat, Addison’s Disease, and Cushing’s Disease. Some of the secondary health concerns include patellar luxation, tail problems, hip dysplasia, eye problems, and skin problems.
Epilepsy may occur in your pup and it usually does not appear until about two years of age. This condition can be quite alarming to you because you may not know what to do when your pup experiences a seizure. Some seizures are mild, but others can be quite intense and violent, which may require medical intervention.
Obesity can easily happen in your English Boodle, especially if he or she does not get exercise. Obesity is a concern because it can lead to other health problems such as heart disease and high blood pressure. If you think your pup is obese, speak with your veterinarian. Your pup may need to go on a diet.
Bloat is a condition that is serious and can be life-threatening if not handled in time. This condition occurs when your pup has too much air or gas trapped inside of their stomach. The air has nowhere to go, and the stomach expands to accommodate it. When expanding, the stomach will place pressure on other organs and cause complications such as low blood circulation. As a result, bloat can be fatal if not treated promptly.
Addison’s Disease is caused when the body cannot function normally because of a problem with the adrenal gland. This leads to a low number of corticosteroids in the body.
Cushing’s Disease is present when there is a benign tumor present on the pituitary gland. This also affects the function of the adrenal gland and there is a lack of cortisone in the body. Your pup will often show signs such as hair loss, nervous system problems, and a bulging abdomen.
Patellar luxation happens when your pup’s knee is dislocated. This is painful and your pup may experience lameness in the affected limb.
Hip dysplasia occurs when the hip joint is either deformed or it does not fit into the socket properly. This leads to pain when your pup attempts to stand up or lie down, as there is too much pressure on the joint.
Lastly, your English Boodle may have one or a combination of different tail, eye, and skin problems. These conditions can range in nature and may present themselves over time. If you notice any problems with your pup, speak with your veterinarian.
Temperament & Train-ability
The English Boodle is said to be one clever pup and he or she will continue to show you just how smart he or she is on a daily basis. You need to make sure though that you put things away and do not leave them on the floor because your pup’s curiosity may get the best of him or her.
You will find that your English Boodle is extremely friendly and there is not a rude bone in his or her body. With that said, this breed is gentle and tolerant of children, especially young ones. He or she will also do great with other animals in the home.
One thing you do need to take into consideration is how much time you have for your pup and whether or not he or she will be at home alone a lot. This pup does not like to be left alone and can become quite destructive while you are away.
You will find that this breed does love attention and seeks out human interaction, so it is unlikely that he or she will be far from your feet. You can depend on him or her to alert you to danger, so this breed can be a good watchdog if you want them to be.
The English Boodle does not have a lot of exercise needs and is quite lazy. You should attempt to walk your pup at least once per day, so that he or she does get some exercise, but you may find that your pup is more content on your couch lounging.
Training is not a strong area for the English Boodle, and you will find that your pup does not listen well and is often slow to learn. You will need to be patient, but you also may need to consider training classes or a personal trainer for your pup.
The English Boodle has moderate grooming needs, especially if he or she takes on the Poodle coat. If the Poodle coat is present, your pup will need to head to the groomer’s often to get clipped. You should brush your pup’s coat once per day to help remove tangles and loose hairs. If you notice any debris in your pup’s fur, make sure that you remove it.
Your English Boodle does not need a regular bath and only requires one when he or she is dirty or stinks. If you do give your pup a bath, use a mild or fragrance-free shampoo to prevent skin irritation.
Your English Boodle will consume anywhere between 1 1/2 cups of food to 2 1/2 cups of food per day. You should feed your pup a well-balanced diet to ensure he or she does not receive too many calories, especially since obesity is a concern in this breed. You also want to stay away from wet food.
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An English Boodle puppy can cost you anywhere between $350 and $2,000 depending on the breeder and the demand for the breed. It is important that you do not rely on price alone to indicate the health of your puppy. There are also additional ownership costs to keep in mind and plan for.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The English Boodle is perfect for a family with children of any age and you will find that your new pup is loving and very social. You will not have trouble with this breed when it comes to aggression, but you may stumble when it comes to training. This breed ranks a 2.
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