In this Flandoodle size guide, we’ll discuss everything about the size predictions and growth patterns of this beautiful hybrid Doodle breed. In addition, we’ve created an interactive Flandoodle size chart and growth calculator, which you’ll find in this article. Let’s get started!
Bouvidoodle, Bouvipoo, Flandoodle, Flanpoo – this pup sure has many names to choose from. The Flandoodle is a beautiful large hybrid cross between the Bouvier des Flandres and Poodle. Although not easy to come across, the Flandoodle is a wonderful companion for singles and families alike. Flandoodles are loyal, loving, and protective companions with high energy levels. You might even notice a cheeky stubborn streak from time to time. If you’re looking for a big, cuddly Doodle to bring along on your adventures, you can’t go wrong with the Bouvier Poodle mix.
Flandoodle Size Predictions: How Big Does A Flandoodle Get?
Trying to predict any Doodle’s size is not an easy task. As we’re mixing two different purebred dogs, the results can be almost anything. Well… Almost. Will the puppy take after the Poodle parent? Or will they show more of the Bouvier des Flandres’ characteristics? We can never know for sure!
As the Bouvier des Flandres is a large-sized breed, they are almost always crossed with the largest, Standard Poodle. For the sake of the Flandoodle puppies’ health, Miniature or Toy Poodles are rarely, if ever used. On the other hand, as the Flandoodle is becoming more popular, we might be able to see more Miniature Poodles introduced into the mix in the future.
So how big does a Flandoodle get? Let’s have a look at the typical Flandoodle size predictions:
|When Full-Grown?||12.5-16 months|
*A dog’s height is measured from their withers, which is the highest part of their shoulder blades.
As we can see from the Flandoodle size chart above, the Flandoodle does not fall far behind the Bouvier des Flandres’ size. A Standard Flandoodle is a large pup who weighs between 55 and 85 pounds. They’re rather tall, as they stand around 22 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder. Of course, some pups might fall outside of the standard size range. But generally, this is what we can expect.
Also, keep in mind that a Flandoodle’s full-grown size is determined by their gender, generation, how big their parents are, their diet, and how much they exercise. For instance, we can typically expect male Flandoodles to be slightly larger than females.
Additionally, over or underfeeding your puppy can have drastic and lasting effects on their health. If you’d like to learn more about how much you should feed your puppy, make sure to check out this article. We’ve also created guides on the best food for Doodle puppies so you can choose the best option for your dog.
F1 vs F1b vs F2b Flandoodle
The Flandoodle is a new and unusual hybrid breed that not many breeders specialize in. As a result, mostly first-generation Flandoodles are currently bred. However, in the future we can expect to see more variations of this beautiful Doodle.
Let’s take a quick look at the different Flandoodle generations and what they mean:
- An F1 or first-generation Flandoodle has a Bouvier des Flandres parent and a Poodle parent. (50% Bouvier des Flandres, 50% Poodle)
- An F1b or first-generation backcross Flandoodle has a Flandoodle parent and an original breed parent – usually a Poodle. (25% Bouvier des Flandres, 75% Poodle)
- An F1bb is a first-generation backcross backcross Flandoodle that has an F1b Flandoodle parent and a Poodle parent (12.5% Bouvier des Flandres, 87.5% Poodle)
- An F2 or second-generation Flandoodle has two F1 Flandoodle parents. (50% Bouvier des Flandres, 50% Poodle)
- An F2b Flandoodle has an F2 Flandoodle parent and a Poodle parent. (25% Bouvier des Flandres, 75% Poodle)
- An F2bb Flandoodle has an F2b Flandoodle parent and a Poodle parent. (12.5% Bouvier des Flandres, 87.5% Poodle)
- An F3 Flandoodle or third-generation Flandoodle is a hybrid of different Flandoodles.
Since most Flandoodles today are first-generation, there’s much unpredictability in terms of their looks and size. Being 50% Bouvier des Flandres and 50% Poodle, a Flandoodle puppy can take after either of the parent pups.
But as we learned, we can achieve more control over a Flandoodle’s size with the different generations. For example, if your Flandoodle puppy has 75% of the Poodle genes, you can expect them to grow into a slightly smaller adult, since Poodles tend to be smaller than the Bouvier des Flandre.
Flandoodle Size Charts & Growth Patterns
Like most other large-breed dogs, the Flandoodle will experience their fastest growth in the first 6 months from their birth. Generally, we can expect a Flandoodle to reach their full adult height around or right before their first birthday. After that, they will continue to gain some more weight and girth to fill out. Between 12.5 and 16 months old, a Flandoodle pup will likely reach its full adult size.
If you’d like to predict and track your Flandoodle’s size, make sure to check out our interactive Flandoodle size chart and growth calculator. Just enter your Doodle’s type, size, age in weeks, current weight, and you’re ready to go!
Typically, Standard Flandoodles reach half their adult weight around 4.5 to 6 months old. Between 12.5 and 16 months of age, we can expect a Flandoodle pup to plateau at its full adult weight.
You can also try a few simple formulas to predict your Standard Flandoodle’s full-grown weight. Just take your Flandoodle’s weight at 23 weeks old and multiply it by two.
And here’s an alternative formula that you can use:
In conclusion, the Flandoodle is a fairly new hybrid Doodle that has the most amazing personality and looks just like a teddy bear. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one, you’re in for a treat. Flandoodles are loving, gentle, and fiercely loyal companions who above all love spending time with their humans. Thanks to their large size and high energy levels, this Doodle would thrive best in a spacious home with an active family – whether it’s just a family of one or five members. We hope this article gave you some useful insights about the Flandoodle’s size and growth patterns so you can be fully prepared for what’s to come with your new furry little family member.