Advantages and Disadvantages of Owning a Bordoodle

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Also known as Borderdoodles, Borpoodles, or Borderpoo, Bordoodles are one of the newer designer dog breeds. Despite this, we don’t have much information on when they appeared or where the crossover happened.

What we do know is that purebred mixing really took off in the late 1980s, and that’s when some believe the Bordoodle was born.

Even though no breeder has ever claimed to be the creator of this designer dog breed, it’s easy to see why they chose to cross a poodle with the border collie.

Bordoodles are a charming breed of dog. They are adorable, active and are some of the smartest dogs. They can also be great training partners for those who like to exercise while walking or playing. They are loyal, protective and enjoy spending time with their humans.

As awesome as Bordoodles are, they can also be a lot of work, especially when they’re puppies. New pet owners may be surprised at the time and effort it takes to raise a well-trained, socialized dog.

If you are considering getting a Bordoodle, you need to know whether or not you can handle the responsibility. The good news is that we have already done the necessary research for you.

Let’s go over the pros and cons of owning a Bordoodle to see if it’s the right choice for you and your family.

Benefits of Owning a Bordoodle

1. They are generally good dogs

Bordoodles are adorable, sweet and very friendly. They almost never show any feelings of aggression, making them an excellent choice for a family dog. Children of all ages will appreciate the loyalty, friendliness, and gentleness of this breed.

Try to avoid getting carried away by their friendly appeal. Bordoodles are wary of untrustworthy strangers and can be very protective of their owners. As such, it is important that boundaries are set during early interactions to prevent accidents from occurring.

2. Their coats can be curly or wavy

The Bordoodle’s coat comes in different patterns, shades, markings, and color combinations. They are usually available in a solid or a mix of grey, sand, white, red, brown and black.

When it comes to texture, the Bordoodle inherits the long, silky coat of the Border Collie and the relaxed, curly hair of the Poodle. The coat can be medium length or kept long.

However, avoid assuming that your Bordoodle will have the same texture or color throughout its life. The coat can undergo drastic changes once your pup reaches adulthood.

3. Bordoodles don’t require too much exercise

While most Poodles need hours of play to stay happy, Bordoodles are considered medium energy dogs. A 30-45 minute walk each day and a bit of playtime in between will mean the world to them.

For the sake of monotony, don’t limit your playtime to walks. Bordoodles are curious dogs, so try to be a little more creative with their playtime. Dog sports such as obedience drills and flyball are good ideas to start with.

4. They are hypoallergenic

One of the main reasons Bordoodles are so popular is their hypoallergenic coat; a trait passed down from one of its parent breeds, the Poodle.

Poodles came from France and were popular with royalty who used the dogs to hunt waterfowl and ducks. The poodle’s hypoallergenic coat was essential in keeping the dog warm when in the water.

Having a dog with hypoallergenic fur means the hair is unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction. It is also ideal for people with asthma, as hair can also trigger an asthma attack.

Disadvantages of Owning a Bordoodle

Bordoodles are so adorable that many owners are reluctant to talk about their negative side. The truth is that undesirable characteristics are what make or break the final decision of future dog owners.

Here are the downsides you can expect from owning a Bordoodle.

1. They suffer from severe separation anxiety

Bordoodles are loyal to their owners, and therein lies the problem for some of them. Overly loyal Bordoodles usually become anxious when their owners leave. They begin to panic and can become destructive if left alone for too long throughout the day.

This situation can be cause for concern for people who work 9 to 5 full time. Hiring a professional dog walker or dog daycare can be an ideal solution. If you have a part-time job, you can get yourself a bunch of toys to occupy your dog before you get home.

2. Grooming can be intense

Any Bordoodle owner will tell you that grooming their dog is perhaps the most stressful part about them. You may need to come prepared with different grooming combs depending on your dog’s coat.

A good way to do this is to treat it as a fun activity rather than a chore. But if you want them to look their best, you may need to spend money on professional grooming every 2-3 months.

3. Bordoodle puppies are quite expensive

Bordoodles are a rare and exclusive breed. This means that you may have to part with a large sum of money to get the dog.

A Bordoodle puppy will cost you between $900 and $1,500 depending on its gender, size, and color. This cost can be even higher if the parents have won dog show awards or are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC).

For many people, such price tags could make the dog unaffordable.

The bottom line

Bordoodles are affectionate, energetic, and love spending time with their owners. They don’t shed as much fur, but can be a little tricky for new owners and experienced owners.

Most people would say that someone who has never owned a dog is missing out on a lot of life. However, you need to ask yourself if you are ready to have a dog in your life before making the next choice.

Consider the pros and cons of owning a Bordoodle as listed above so you can make an informed decision.

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