Nathan Crockett (the founder of Crockett Doodles) has strong Swiss ties and is excited to offer the new breed of Swiss Doodle as part of the Crockett Doodles network of home-raised doodle puppies.
Four in One…You Can Have It All!
We have seen such a wonderful combination of traits from the four breeds that comprise the SwissRidge Doodle. This breed is very well rounded. They are the perfect blend of calm and affectionate with playful in the right moments. We have found that they are great family dogs who are very easy to train. They are affectionate dogs and love to be with their family. They have a great love for all dogs and people. I have never seen any aggression in these lines to date. They are such friendly and loving dogs that they would go home with almost anyone.
Most pups seem to be very relaxed and calm and this trait is seen right into adulthood. Many owners have commented how these are the best dogs they have ever owned. If you are a first-time dog owner, I truly believe that a SwissRidge Doodle is the perfect breed to start with.
SwissRidge Doodles can come in a variety of colors. They are medium-sized dogs, with a soft coat that is either wavy or curly. They have a stocky body, an adorable head, and a short muzzle. Most people say that they look like Muppets!
SwissRidge Doodles who have wavy coats are low- to non-shedding. This breed is especially good for people with allergies. SwissRidge Doodles with a curly coat are like a poodle and will not shed. I tend to suggest curly-coated puppies for people with severe allergies. There are no guarantees, but even with a severe allergy to dander, a curly-coated SwissRidge Doodle should be fine in your household.
Breeders will evaluate the puppy at a few weeks old and can often tell the type of coat the dog will have, and can help match you with the coat type you desire. Since there are no guarantees with coat type, a responsible breeder will give you time to interact with your puppy and see if you are allergic. This gives the new owner time to return the pup if it is not working out. If you are allergic to dog saliva, and your skin breaks out in hives when licked by a dog, you will most likely be allergic to all SwissRidge Doodles regardless of coat type.
The curlier the dog’s coat is, the harder it is to maintain. Since SwissRidge Doodles shed very little, if at all, they need to be brushed regularly to prevent matting, and must be clipped every few months.
SwissRidge Doodles range in size from 30 to 55 lbs. and 15 to 20 inches at the shoulder. This range encompasses the average, but sometimes a pup will fall outside the expected height and weight.
The first SwissRidge Doodle was bred in 2015, so they are still a young breed. Since I can only estimate on their long-term health, I use their lineage as my guide. They are very healthy and vibrant dogs, and I estimate the average life expectancy to be 12 to 15 years.
While SwissRidge Doodles tend to be healthier than their parent breeds, they are still prone to conditions such as hip and elbow dysplasia and certain eye problems. Skin problems, such as hot spots and allergies, are also seen in this mix. Like any other breed of dog, they may get cancer. A reputable breeder will perform various tests and provide evidence of the successful results of the parent dogs. It’s important for prospective buyers to understand that breeders invest a great deal of money upfront in finding healthy breeding stock and doing the required testing. This investment is usually reflected in the higher cost of the puppy for the buyer. A higher upfront cost will most likely reduce vet bills down the road.
I believe the SwissRidge Doodle is a suitable breed for almost any family. I hear time and time again how they are extremely easy dogs to train and raise. They are very calm with great demeanors. They are great dogs for first-time dog owners or for families that may have small children. Remember:
But if you have the time and enthusiasm, I predict your SwissRidge Doodle will become the best friend you ever had.
History: The Greater Swissy Doodle, or Greater Swiss Mountain Doodle, is a cross between the intelligent Poodle and a loyal Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Sometimes they are bred with the crossbreeds bernedoodles and aussiedoodles, referred to as “double doodles.” The Swissy Doodle is a new crossbreed and is not currently recognized by any breed organizations.
Temperament: The Greater Swiss Mountain Doodle was created with the hopes of inheriting the best traits of the parent breeds – Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Poodle and in some cases the Bernedoodle and Aussiedoodle. Generally, this combination makes for a playful and family-friendly breed that is gentle with children and gets along well with other animals.
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