Getting a German Shepherd Poodle Mix
The German Shepherd Poodle Mix (Sibley) is a unique custom existing breed, a cross of a German Shepherd and Poodle. The personality of both a Poodle and a German Shepherd is totally different, but in conjunction, they produce a wonderful doodle buddy. These dogs are usually extra lovable, easy to train, non-shedding, hypo-allergenic, and very affectionate. These dogs make ideal family dogs.
Grooming requirements for this breed vary depending on the genetic makeup. This means that you can have one adorable German Shepherd puppy, but if you happen to have another dog with it, grooming may be more complicated.
Grooming the two dog breeds together becomes more complex because not only does the Poodle have a diverse coat, it has other fur types as well. Not surprisingly, both the German Shepherd and the Poodle require different kinds of grooming and conditioning.
The German shepherd poodle mix has different coats but most are brushed and trimmed regularly.
This breed does require a high level of maintenance. You have to brush them regularly to keep their coats in good shape. They should be shampooed at least twice each week and they will require professional care if you happen to have a dog that has a shorter or longer coat. The coat of the Poodle is quite dense, so any brush that does not have a tapered point will not work well with these dogs.
Grooming the German shepherd poodle mix is similar to that of the poodle, just on a much smaller scale. It is still essential to take good care of your dog.
After all, you just got your puppy. If you are not familiar with grooming dogs, then you might want to enlist the help of an experienced friend or even take your dog to a groomer. Not only will your puppy look cute when it is groomed, he or she will also be happier and healthier.
The German shepherd poodle mix usually costs less than two poodles.
That is because the parents are of very low quality. These dogs breed very poorly, so buying a purebred German Shepherd is the best option for those looking for a well-groomed dog.
When you add the normal poodle genes to the mix, though, you have a disaster. These dogs often suffer from health problems like hip dysplasia and skin allergies. This is something you need to know if you are planning to buy this type of dog.
Some people argue that there is no reason to pay more for a German shepherd poodle mix because the dogs that these breeds mate with are of better quality than purebreds from Germany.
This is true, though not completely. Just because the mother is of higher quality does not mean her offspring will be any better. Still, you should get a German shepherd puppy because they have a longer life span than other breeds.
You can also get a German shepherd poodle mix if you buy a purebred poodle from a reputable breeder.
The key to getting a good match is finding a pedigreed dog that has the same parents as you do. It is not easy, especially since the most common poodle in North America is the French poodle. Keep reading for some tips.
The German Shepherd dog is one of the most popular generations within the German Shepherd breed. Because of their coats, they are often used as walkers or therapy dogs.
They tend to shed less than the British or American dogs and are known for their obedience. A German shepherd mix is a great choice for a family with more than one member, who would need to be trained. They make great pets and loyal friends.