When the breed first became popular, most or all of the organizations that recognize this breed such as Continental Kennel Club, Designer Breed Registry, Dog Registry of America, and others named this dog the “Borderdoodle” and people came to know the breed as the Borderdoodle or Border Doodle. This seemed to make the most sense because it was crossed with the Border Collie and the Poodle.
Over the years, several of the breed organizations shortened the name to Bordoodle. This led the rest of them eventually changing their registry names from Borderdoodles to Bordoodles. This has led to the technical term being the Bordoodle.
The Bordoodle's tremendous intelligence and desire to please their owners make training fairly simple. Bordoodles are sensitive and live for praise. They are very obedient and agile, able to be taught a great variety of commands and tricks. They are eager to learn and catch on quickly.
The Bordoodle, also known as "Borderdoodle", is a hybrid cross between the two smartest dogs in the world, a purebred Border Collie #1 and a Purebred Poodle #2. Bordoodles are recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), Dog Registry of America, Inc (DRA), International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) and Designer Breed Registry (DBR) and Continental Kennel Club (CKC).
Because Bordoodles are a Border Collie and Poodle cross, they possess genes that will produce a variety of colors and markings. From solid colors of black, red and white, to dual and tri-colored combinations and markings including merle, sable and even brindle. The iconic Bordoodle possesses the traditional "Border Collie" markings which include a white muzzle, blaze, white vest, white collar, white socks and a white tail tip.
Bordoodles generally have light or dark brown eyes, but because of the Border Collie genetics they can sometimes have blue and even green eyes.
The balancing nature of the resulting cross between a "Mountain Rose" Poodle and a "Mountain Rose" Border Collie draw the very best attributes of both breeds while seemingly leaving behind any negatives. A "Mountain Rose" Bordoodle is smart, mindfully calm and intuitive.
Because of these proven traits in which we are consistently achieving, our dogs make ideal service dogs ranking high in three particular service categories...
We are proud to have dogs placed in all 3 categories with several of our dogs excelling as Diabetic Alert Dogs.
Because they are a cross between the two smartest dogs in the world, Bordoodles possess a wonderful mind. They like having things to do, playing games and going places. They are tolerant, affectionate and very loyal. They are ideal as family pets and well suited for kids.
Bordoodles having originated from the Border Collie and Poodle, are most happy when given attention and activities on a daily basis. Bordoodles especially love to go on walks. They perform exceptionally well at popular K9 sports and are known to be "super" athletes excelling in activities such as Frisbee, fetch, obstacle course competitions, and more. They love long hikes and enjoy experiencing the great outdoors with their family and companions.
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The average Bordoodle has a shoulder height of 18-20 inches and typically weighs 35-45 lbs. However, Mountain Rose takes great pride in breeding a variety of sizes ... See Bordoodle Sizes.
Borderdoodle coats are generally curly or wavy and low to non-shedding. Because of the hybrid cross with the poodle, their coats are usually hypoallergenic as well.