English Boodle

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English Boodle History

The English Boodle is a toy terrier that first appeared in the United States in the early 2000s. This breed of small dog was developed by crossing the Bichon Frise with the miniature poodle. The Old English Sheepdog, or “Boodle”, is a type of toy terrier that originated in England in the mid-1800s. The “English” term is a misnomer because this type of pooch actually originated in the United Kingdom. The Old English Sheepdog was a popular pet for wealthy British families in the 19th century, but by the early 20th century the breed was in decline. In 2001 a canine geneticist named Robert Debevc created the English and American Bichon Frise. This new strain of Bichon was crossed with a Standard Poodle, which created a small, compact and low-shedding hybrid. In 2004 a breeder named Pat Buckley began developing this new strain, creating the English Boodle.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America


Bulldog, Poodle

English Boodle Physical Characteristics

The English Boodle is a medium to large-sized breed of dogs that originated in England. They have a rough-coated, short-haired, double-coat. They are well balanced, alert, and intelligent, and are bred to be easy to train. They have large eyes, a bushy tail, and webbing between the toes. The breed comes in a variety of solid colors, including red, brindle, fawn, and sable.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Red, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 12 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 20 – 55 lbs

Female Weight Range: 15 – 50 lbs

English Boodle Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

English Boodle Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Addison’s Disease, Epilepsy

English Boodle Temperament and Behaviour

The English Boodle, also known as the Poochon, is a cross between the Bichon Frise and the Poodle. They are small in size, typically weighing between 6 – 10 lbs. They are very intelligent, which makes it easy for them to pick up new tricks. They are very friendly and gentle, and get along well with children and other household pets. They are generally quiet, but they will bark to alert their owners of danger.

English Boodle Activity Requirements

Boodles are a designer crossbreed that is a mix between a Poodle and an English Cocker Spaniel. These small, lively dogs are intelligent and fun-loving. Most Boodles will need about an hour of exercise each day, though they will also enjoy a good play session or short walk. These dogs do well with owners who are active and can keep up with them on their walks. Boodles are well-suited to apartment living, but they should be walked regularly. While they do not require a lot of space, they do require daily interaction with people.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

English Boodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

English Boodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

English Boodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

English Boodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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