Why Irish Doodles?
Irish Setters are such wonderful dogs; why would you mess with a great thing?
Some people ask why we would intentionally change a dog as wonderful as an Irish Setter (and they're definitely great dogs) by crossing it with a Poodle.
- Irish Doodles are hypoallergenic. Although no dog can be guaranteed to not cause allergies, "hypoallergenic" means that a dog is much less likely to cause allergies. Poodles have a non-shedding coat, that is passed on to many of the Irish Doodle puppies. A low-shedding or non-shedding dog is much less likely to cause allergies than a shedding dog (like a purebred Irish Setter).
- Irish Doodles are usually healthier. Thanks to hybrid vigor, the crossing of gene pools usually results in a healthier dog. There's a reason that humans don't marry their brothers and sisters.
- Irish Doodles come in more color variety.
- Irish Doodles are typically smarter than a purebred Irish Setter. Poodles are some of the geniuses of the dog world, so typically Irish Doodles are smart and easy to train.
- Like Irish Setters and Poodles, Irish Doodles are usually outstanding with children.
- Irish Doodles usually enjoy the water, since Poodles were originally water retrievers.
- Irish Doodles usually travel better than a purebred Irish Setter. Their eagerness to please and typical lack of shedding are huge pluses for a travel companion.
- Irish Doodles are available in a miniature size.