Bordoodle Pictures

helloBARK! staff
By helloBARK! staff
Updated on September 18, 2019

A Bordoodle is a cross between a Border Collie and a Poodle.

They’re a relatively new hybrid dog combining two of the most popular breeds in the dog world.

Border Collies are rated as the smartest canines, while Poodles are famous for their hypoallergenic coats.

Bordoodle dogs will inherit traits from both parents, although there’s no guarantee which exact characteristics they’ll get.

In this article, we’re going to take a close at Bordoodles to give dog lovers a clear insight into the mixed breed.

We’ll break this article into the following sections:

• What is an Bordoodle?
• Where do Bordoodle come from?
• Bordoodle Size
• Bordoodle Colors
• Bordoodle Pictures
• Bordoodle Puppy Photos
• Bordoodle to Follow on Instagram
• Wrapping Up

Before we look at some photos of Bordoodles, let’s learn a little more about the cross breed.

What is an Bordoodle?

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountain Rose Bordoodles)

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountain Rose Bordoodles)

The Bordoodle is a cross between a Border Collie and a Poodle.

Usually, they’ll go by the name Bordoodle but they can sometimes be referred to as a Border Collie Poodle Mix.

They’re a cross between two of the smartest dogs in the world, so you can expect a Bordoodle pup to have a high IQ!

Where do Bordoodle come from?

Bordoodles have been recongised as hybrid breed for around 10 years.

It’s unknown who is first responsible for breeding these companion dogs.

However, the American Canine Hybrid Club and Designer Breeder Registry are two organizations that recognize the breed.

Bordoodle Size

Bordoodles have quite a substantian size range. The reason for this is because Border Collies could be bred with a standard Poodle, a miniature Poodle or a toy Poodle. Therefore, there’s a lot of scope in terms of size.

Usually, Bordoodles will be between 20 and 80 pounds in weight. However, the average size of a Bordoodle is usually around 35 to 45 pounds.

With regards to height, Bordoodles can range from 15 to 26 inches, although the average is closer to a Border Collie, which is 18 to 22 inches.

Bordoodle Colors

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountain Rose Bordoodles)

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountain Rose Bordoodles)

Bordoodles can come in a wide range of colors. So expect to see plenty of diversity when researching these mixed dogs.

Here is Mountain Rose Bordoodles to shed light on the color of these dogs:

Bordoodles come in a wide variety of colors…. and many with “Irish Spotting” pattern as is common associated with the Border Collie. Colors of Black/White, Red/White, Chocolate/White, Blue Merle/White, Solid Black, Solid Red, Solid Brown, Merle, Parti (red & white, black & white), and Tri-color. The most common color is black and black/white.

Given they’re a mixed breeds, it’s difficult to predict what color puppies will be until they’re born.

Bordoodle Pictures

As a relatively new cross breed, it can prove a struggle to find reliable information online.

However, we’ve spoken to a Bordoodle breeder and a number of Bordoodle owners to our readers a better idea about these adorable dogs.

So, without further ado, let’s hear from some people in the know about these dogs.

Mountain Rose Bordoodles @mountainrosebordoodles told hellobark:

Bordoodles are smart, tolerant, loyal and super affectionate, they make wonderful family dogs and personal companions. They love to play games, go on hikes and be part of the family. Bordoodles love kids and get along well with other animals. They don’t usually bark, except to warn of a stranger on your property. Bordoodles also excel in agility sports and are super desirable as service dogs due to their high I.Q. and astonishing reasoning ability, which makes them super easy to train.

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountrain Rose Bordoodles)

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountrain Rose Bordoodles)

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountain Rose Bordoodles)

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountain Rose Bordoodles)

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountain Rose Bordoodles)

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountain Rose Bordoodles)

The Girl Pack (@blackwhite.gold) told hellobark:

Jeanie is incredibly bright. I’ve trained her using purely positive methods since she was 8 weeks old. Initially I just taught her how to play, she learnt that I was fun and worth listening to and I learnt as many ways as possible to reward her while training her. This is really worth doing with Bordoodles, they are very bright and so willing to learn but they don’t like being forced to do anything, they prefer to be allowed to make their own choices. The owners job is to persuade them to make the right choices and to reward them for doing so.

Border Collie Poodle mix Jeanie (Photo: Liz Gregg / @blackwhite.gold)

Border Collie Poodle mix Jeanie (Photo: Liz Gregg / @blackwhite.gold)

Border Collie Poodle mix Jeanie with her siblings (Photo: Liz Gregg / @blackwhite.gold)

Nano the Bordoodle (@nanothebordoodle) told hellobark:

Absolutely [they’re very smart]. Faster than you would think! The quickest thing Nano learned would have to be ringing the doorbell to go potty! Highly recommended this! It’s a bell that hangs from the door. I literally took her out one night and rung the bell myself- she then picked it up from then on, she now tells us when she needs to go out! No accidents!

Nano The Bordoodle (Photo: @nanothebordoodle / Instagram)

Nano The Bordoodle (Photo: @nanothebordoodle / Instagram)

Nano The Bordoodle (Photo: @nanothebordoodle / Instagram)

Nano The Bordoodle (Photo: @nanothebordoodle / Instagram)

Nano The Bordoodle (Photo: @nanothebordoodle / Instagram)

Nano The Bordoodle (Photo: @nanothebordoodle / Instagram)

Bordoodle Puppy Photos

Mountain Rose Bordoodles @mountainrosebordoodles told hellobark:

Ensure that the breeder you choose is reputable and conducts DNA and OFA health tests on the parent dogs and that their parent dogs have pedigrees proving their lineage. Volhard Puppy Aptitude Testing (or comparable) will also help you identify the puppy that is right for you. Visit the breeder’s property if possible or ask the breeder to provide pictures of their property, thus you will avoid the dreaded “puppy mill”.

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountrain Rose Bordoodles)

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountrain Rose Bordoodles)

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountrain Rose Bordoodles)

Mountain Rose Bordoodles (Photo: Mountrain Rose Bordoodles)

The Girl Pack (@blackwhite.gold) told hellobark:

She’s a fantastic dog, I would definitely consider getting another in the future. You have to train them using fun positive methods right from them being puppies and you have to be willing to be out walking and playing with them for several hours a day.

Nano the Bordoodle (@nanothebordoodle) told hellobark:

Be prepared to take off a few weeks, they grow so fast literally sprouting before your eyes. Nano was very fuss free, I think this is mainly due to the amount of time we spent with her early on. Crate train..crate train..crate train literally as soon as you get in the car to drive home- this really saved us as she only had a couple of bad nights and only a few accidents in the first week from then on she happily calls her crate home, it’s like her little den! Teach them everything you can, Nano learns so quickly so it’s important to keep her mind stimulated so she doesn’t get bored. Even now we are still teaching her new tricks, she loves challenge!

Nano The Bordoodle (Photo: @nanothebordoodle / Instagram)

Nano The Bordoodle (Photo: @nanothebordoodle / Instagram)

Nano The Bordoodle (Photo: @nanothebordoodle / Instagram)

Nano The Bordoodle (Photo: @nanothebordoodle / Instagram)

Bordoodle to Follow on Instagram

If you want to learn more about Bordoodles, such as the pros and cons, you could always follow some members of this hybrid breed to learn more.

In our experience, dog owners are usually forthcoming with helpful advice and useful tips.

Here are some Bordoodles to check out on Instagram:

Mountain Rose Bordoodles @mountainrosebordoodles
The Girl Pack (@blackwhite.gold)
Nano the Bordoodle (@nanothebordoodle)

Wrapping Up

So there you have it, we’ve reached the end of our look at Bordoodles.

These wonderful dogs are a cross between Border Collies and Poodles.

You should make sure you contact a reputable breeder if you’re looking to buy a Bordoodle.

We recommend avoiding buying a Bordoodle – or any dog – online, at a pet store or third party dealer.