Have you ever wondered about the Portidoodle size and how fast they actually grow? Perhaps you’re planning to adopt a Portidoodle puppy or maybe even have already brought home your new best pal? Regardless of what stage you’re in, this guide is the perfect place to get to know more about this amazing Doodle breed. But that’s not all! For all Portidoodle parents, we’ve created an interactive Portidoodle weight calculator that lets you predict your precious Dood’s adult weight. Let’s get started!
Table of Contents
- Portidoodle Size Guide: Intro
- Portidoodle Size Predictions: How Big Does A Portidoodle Get?
- Are There Different Sizes Of Portidoodle?
- Portidoodle Size Charts & Growth Patterns
- Portidoodle Size: FAQ
- Portidoodle Size: Final Thoughts
Portidoodle Size Guide: Intro
Dabbling into some lesser known Doodle breeds, we’re going to discuss the Portuguese Water Dog-Poodle mix. The Portidoodle, or sometimes called the Portipoo, is a loyal and intelligent crossbreed that combines the bravery and lovingness of the Portuguese Water Dog with the loyal and playful nature of the Poodle.
As both the Portuguese Water Dog and Poodle are single-coated breeds, their Portidoodle pups will make wonderful companions for people suffering from allergies. Portidoodles shed very little, some even calling them hypoallergenic.
But as with any other hybrid breed, Portidoodles will inherit traits from both sides of their lineage. Although that’s certainly part of their charm, it can also make the guesswork a bit harder than with purebreds.
So, to give you a better idea of what to expect with the Portidoodle, let’s discuss how big these pups can get, what factors can influence their size, and what kind of growth spurts they experience in puppyhood.
Portidoodle Size Predictions: How Big Does A Portidoodle Get?
The Portidoodle weighs between 15 and 65 pounds and they can have a height of around 10 to 25 inches. The Portidoodle is usually a medium-sized dog, but some pups can also be on the smaller size. Let’s take a closer look:
|Mini Portidoodle||Standard Portidoodle|
|Weight||15-40 pounds||40-65 pounds|
|Height||10-20 inches||20-25 inches|
|When Full-Grown?||11-13 months||12.5-16 months|
*A dog’s height is measured from its withers – the highest part of its shoulder blades.
As we can see from the Portidoodle size chart above, there’s a considerable size difference between Standard and Mini Portidoodles. Like with any other Poodle mix, the Portidoodle’s size depends mainly on the size of the Poodle used in the mix. Since the Portidoodle is a relatively new crossbreed, they’re most commonly bred with either Standard or Miniature Poodles.
To understand a bit better, we also have to touch on the Portidoodle’s heritage. The Portuguese Water Dog is a medium-sized breed with an average weight of about 35 to 60 pounds. Their height can range between 17 and 23 inches when fully-grown. Another thing to note with the Portuguese Water Dog is that females tend to be smaller than their male counterparts.
Due to the Portuguese Water Dog’s size, the Portidoodle is most commonly bred with either Standard or Miniature Poodles. The former can weigh anywhere between 38 and 70 pounds, and stand about 24 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder. In contrast, the Mini Poodle is a much smaller dog with a typical weight of about 10 to 20 pounds once fully-grown. Additionally, they’re just about 10 to 15 inches tall.
Of course, in the future we can expect to see breeders introduce the smallest Toy Poodle into the mix as well. As these tiny dogs weigh only 4 to 15 pounds as adults, their Toy Portidoodle offspring will likely be much, much smaller than the Mini Portidoodle variety.
Are There Different Sizes Of Portidoodle?
The biggest factor that determines a Portidoodle’s size is, of course, their genetics. The size of the parents used in the mix can give us a pretty good hint about the outcome. Especially considering that the Poodle comes in three different sizes.
There’s also the matter of a Portidoodle’s generation, which can also play a role in how big they’ll grow…
How Generation Can Affect Portidoodle Size
Doodles and other hybrid breeds are categorized into different generations. A Portidoodle’s generation tells us how they were bred and can also help us predict their potential genetic makeup. This in turn can help us gain a better understanding of the traits they inherit from each side of their lineage, including their size, coat type, and even personality.
Currently, Portidoodles are most often bred as first-generation dogs. That’s purely because the Portidoodle is difficult to come across and not many breeders specialize in this hybrid cross. However, we do expect to see later generations of the Portidoodle to emerge in the near future.
|1st Parent||2nd Parent||% Portuguese Water Dog*||% Poodle*|
|F1 Portidoodle (first-generation)||Portuguese Water Dog||Poodle||50%||50%|
|F1B Portidoodle (first-generation backcross)||F1 Portidoodle||Poodle||25%||75%|
|F1BB Portidoodle (first-generation backcross backcross)||F1B Portidoodle||Poodle||12.5%||87.5%|
|F2 Portidoodle (second-generation)||F1 Portidoodle||F1 Portidoodle||50%||50%|
|F2B Portidoodle (second-generation backcross)||F1 Portidoodle||F1B Portidoodle||37.5%||62.5%|
|F2B Portidoodle (alternate cross)||F2 Portidoodle||Poodle||25%||75%|
|F3 / Multigen Portidoodle||F1B Portidoodle or higher||F1B Portidoodle or higher||Varies||Varies|
*These are generic calculations only – genetics are rarely mathematically accurate.
Looking at all the possible generations, there are numerous ways to breed a litter of Portidoodles. As their genetic makeup can drastically vary from generation to generation, it also lets breeders breed for specific traits.
For example, if a breeder’s goal is to achieve a litter of smaller Mini Portidoodles, opting for a backcross generation like F1b, F1bb, or F2b would be the best way to go. These pups tend to inherit most of their traits from the Poodle’s side of their lineage, and by crossing a Mini Portidoodle back to a Mini Poodle, we can also produce smaller puppies that are more similar to the Miniature Poodle’s size.
It’s also worth mentioning that there can be a size difference between male and female Portidoodles. This is usually more noticeable in Standard Portidoodles, as the gender differences are more prominent in larger dogs.
Like the purebred Portuguese Water Dog, the male Standard Portidoodle can be a few inches taller than the female, and they also tend to be about 10 pounds heavier than females.
Portidoodle Size Charts & Growth Patterns
As the Portidoodle is a hybrid cross between two different purebreds, predicting the outcome can sometimes be tricky. But when it comes to their growth patterns, they still follow similar growth spurts as any other breed of dog. As a general rule of thumb, we can expect a Portidoodle puppy to grow the fastest in the first 50% of their adult weight, after which their growth will start to gradually slow down. This usually correlates to the first 6 months of their life, give or take.
Keep in mind that smaller dogs usually grow faster, whereas larger dogs will reach their full-grown size a bit later on. What’s more, dogs also tend to reach their full adult height a few months before reaching their full adult weight. For those few months, puppies look quite funny with their long and skinny legs until their muscles catch up.
Predict your Portidoodle’s full-grown size: For all (future) Portidoodle parents, we’ve created a helpful tool for predicting your Portidoodle’s adult weight – our interactive Doodle Weight Calculator. Simply enter your Doodle’s type, estimated adult size, current weight in pounds, and current age in weeks, and see what our calculator predicts that your pup will weigh as an adult!
Standard Portidoodle Size
Standard Portidoodles experience more rapid growth rates than Minis, but they also take a few months longer to reach their full adult size. We can expect a Standard Portidoodle to reach half its adult weight between 4.5 and 6 months of age. They’ll then plateau at their full-grown weight sometime between 12.5 and 16 months of age.
In addition to predicting your Portidoodle’s adult weight with our interactive Doodle Weight Calculator, you can also try this simple formula:
Mini Portidoodle Size
Mini Portidoodles, on the other hand, usually grow faster than their larger cousins. A Mini Portidoodle will likely reach half its adult weight between 3.5 and 5 months old. They’ll then continue to grow at a slower pace, finally plateauing at their full adult weight between 11 and 13 months of age. Again, as the Mini Portidoodle can vary in size, we can expect smaller Minis to reach their full-grown size earlier than larger Mini Portidoodles.
For Mini Portidoodles, this would be a good formula to try out:
Portidoodle Size: FAQ
A Portidoodle can weigh anywhere from 15 and up to 65 pounds once fully-grown. Their height can also range from 10 to 25 inches at the withers. The size of your Portidoodle puppy will largely depend on the size of its parents. Namely, what type of Poodle was used in the mix. For the Portuguese Water Dog-Poodle mix, the most common options are either Standard or Miniature Poodles. The former results in a larger Standard Portidoodle, whereas the latter will produce smaller Mini Portidoodles.
A Mini Portidoodle can weigh between 15 to 40 pounds and they usually have a height of around 10 to 20 inches when measured at the shoulder.
Portidoodle Size: Final Thoughts
Even though the Portidoodle might not be as popular and well-known as some other Poodle mixes, we do expect these pups to blow up just like all other Doodle breeds. We hope you learned some useful facts about the Portidoodle’s size and growth patterns in this guide so you can make the right decision before committing to the next 10 to 15 years to this wonderful dog.
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