About Mini Irish Doodles

The Mini Irish Doodle is a hybrid of an Irish Setter crossed with a Miniature or a Moyen Poodle. The Mini Irish Doodle was originally bred for service and therapy. This first generation cross is called an F1 Irish Doodle. When an F1 Irish Doodle is bred back to a Poodle, this is called an F1B generation, or a first generation cross back. These F1B puppies are desired by many because of their non-shedding and hypoallergenic characteristics.

With the background of both breeds coming together, either in the F1 or the F1B generation, they are extremely trainable, love the water, love to play, and have an excellent temperament with children and other animals. Although they do love their play time, they are also very social dogs and love to cuddle and just relax as well.

Our Mini Irish Doodles are all red, some lighter and some a darker shade of red. Because we breed the F1B generation, they are more likely to be non-shedding and hypoallergenic than their F1 counterparts.

Height: 12-17 in
Weight: 30-35 lb
Grooming: Medium
Exercise: Medium / Medium-high
Lifespan: 12-15 years

Irish Doodle Puppy

About the Poodle

Considered to be the national dog of France, the Poodle originated in Germany as far back as the Middle ages. Taking its name from the German word pudeln, which means "to splash in water", the Poodle was once exceptional at retrieving ducks from the marshes. The versatile Poodle is among the most intelligent and capable of breeds. It is easily trained and thus remains a popular family pet to this day.

The Poodle has a beautiful coat that is single layer and completely non-shedding. Poodles can be black, red, white, apricot, brown, cream, silver or blue, and may be a combination of these colors. They require brushing a few times a week, plus clipping and shaping every 4-6 weeks.

The responsive, full-of-personality Poodle is a talented dog in all social arenas. It loves children, gets along well with other animals, and is easy to obedience-train. One thing Poodles do require is plenty of exercise. There are three types of Poodles, the Standard, Miniature, and Toy - the Standard and Miniature belong to the non-sporting group and the Toy belongs to the toy group.

Height: Moyen 15-20 in./ 13-23 cm
Weight: Moyen 20-30 lb/ 12-14 kg
Grooming: Medium-high
Exercise: Medium
Lifespan: 10-13 years

About the Irish Setter

Highly energetic and friendly to the core, the Irish Setter is believed to have originated in Ireland in the 1700s. The Irish Setter was bred to hunt birds, identifying the location of prey for hunters by sitting down. This outgoing, effervescent dog loves to play and run and usually lives a long, hearty life.

The Irish Setter is most recognizable by its coat, which is shinny, deep mahogany red, feathering around the ears and across the underside and legs. Brushing and combing several days a week and trimming every three months are necessary to keep the coat in top condition.

Irish Setters enjoy interacting with people, children, and other animals, proving them to be among the most sociable of dogs. Obedience training should begin early in life to engage the Irish Setter's attention, as this breed has a tendency to become distracted. Irish Setters require ample exercise and room to run free. They generally do not make good watch dogs due to their friendly nature.

Height: 25-27 in/ 63-69 cm
Weight: 60-70 lb/ 27-32 kg
Grooming: Medium
Exercise: High
Lifespan: 12-14 years