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Weight: 9-13 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate – High
The Foodle is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-13 years
The Foodle is a hybrid breed of the Fox Terrier and the Poodle. This hybrid breed has some known medical conditions that you need to be aware of. Some of those medical conditions include deafness, Legg-Perthe’s Disease, bloat, Cushing’s Disease, Addison’s Disease, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, and eye problems.
The Foodle can experience deafness later on in life and your senior dog may develop partial or complete deafness. It is not common for your puppy to be deaf unless he or she was born this way or has a disease that causes it.
Legg-Perthe’s Disease affects the limbs of your pet and occurs when the head of the femur bone starts to degenerate. You may notice that your pup pulls his leg instead of lifting it which can cause joint and bone inflammation.
Bloat is a condition that occurs when too much air or gas enters into your dog’s stomach. When this happens, the stomach cannot handle it and expands, which places much much pressure on the organs around it. This condition is fatal when it is not caught in time, so it is important to recognize and identify when your pet is acting strange.
Cushing’s Disease occurs when there is a problem with the adrenal or pituitary glands and there is not enough cortisone in your Foodle’s body. If this disease is present, you will notice that your puppy displays symptoms such as high blood pressure, increased thirst or appetite, muscle weakness, and skin discoloring.
Addison’s Disease is another major health concern that you need to watch out for because this disease can cause your puppy’s body functions to be skewed. This disease occurs in the adrenal gland as well and is characterized by a low number of corticosteroids in the body.
Patellar luxation is known as a knee dislocation and commonly occurs in small breed dogs, but is not limited to them. You will find that this condition affects more females than males. If your puppy’s knee is dislocated, then you will often see them holding up their leg and they may display weakness in their limbs.
One condition you want to look out for in your Foodle is hip dysplasia. This condition occurs when there is a problem with the hip joint. Your pup will experience pain and may have trouble going from a down to up position.
Eye problems can affect your Foodle and there are many different conditions from an eye infection to cataracts or even blindness that can be a problem. You need to make sure you work closely with your vet to monitor the health of your dog’s eyes.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Foodle is a breed of dog that is considered to be a very loyal companion, a great family dog, and active. You will find that your pup loves to be around you and your family. He or she will do well with children and other pets in the home.
You may notice that your Foodle is a free spirit and likes to explore your home and be independent. While he or she may put on an independent face, this breed does not like to be alone for long periods of time and may develop separation anxiety from you.
You will find that your Foodle is ready to play and likes to spend time outdoors running around. This breed does not require a bunch of physical stimulation, but will need outside time and a walk or two per day.
This breed is very smart and picks up on commands quickly along with training easily. You will find that your Foodle does not require you to go over the same commands over and over to pick up on them. This breed learns fast and works hard to please you as his or her owner.
The Foodle does not have extensive grooming needs and is considered easy to groom. You will find that this breed does not shed a lot, so he or she makes a great choice for those who have allergies.
You should brush his or her coat a couple of times per week. If you notice that your pup has more of the Poodle coat, you will need to take your dog to the groomers every couple to few months.
You do not have to bathe your Foodle on a regular schedule and can save it for when it is absolutely necessary. Aim to clean their ears with a cotton ball and solution every 7 – 10 days.
You can expect your Foodle to eat between a 1/2 cup and 1 cup of food per day. You should feed him or her a high quality food that matches his or her age and activity level.
When you choose a food for your pup, make sure that it contains whole ingredients and try to stay away from by-products and chemicals.
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A Foodle puppy will cost anywhere between $200 and $750 depending on the breeder you work with. The cost in no way guarantees the health of your puppy, so make sure you choose a breeder who tests the parents and does not breed poor quality pups.
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 Foodle is a good companion that will get along with everyone in your household. While this breed does not need a ton of exercise, he or she will play with you and does not mind a game or two. This breed ranks a 1.
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