In this Shepadoodle size guide, we’ll be discussing everything about the size and growth patterns of Shepadoodles from puppy to adulthood. We’ve also created an interactive Shepadoodle size chart and growth calculator, so you can track and predict your Shepadoodle’s full-grown weight. Let’s get started!
Shepadoodle Size Predictions: How Big Do Shepadoodles Get?
The Shepadoodle is a hybrid cross between a Poodle and a German Shepherd. Combining these beautiful purebred dogs will, of course, result in the fluffiest, most adorable, teddy bear-looking pup.
Although the German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds in America, it might not be the best choice for people with allergies. However, thanks to the low and non-shedding Poodle genes, the less-known Shepadoodle might be the perfect option.
Did you know that the Shepadoodle is not the same dog as the Sheepadoodle? Sheepadoodles are a hybrid cross between the Old English Dog and Poodle.
Like with any other hybrid dog breed, there’s much unpredictability involved when trying to guess how a Shepadoodle puppy will turn out. Whether it’s the looks, character, personality, or size, your Doodle puppy might take after either of the parent breeds.
If you’d like to learn more about the size and growth patterns of German Shepherds, make sure to check out this guide.
So how big are Shepadoodles? Based on the size of the German Shepherd, we can almost always expect a Shepadoodle to grow into a larger-sized dog. For the sake of the offspring’s health, German Shepherds are mostly crossed with Standard Poodles. However, you might come across smaller Shepadoodles who have a Miniature Poodle parent added to the mix.
Here are the typical Shepadoodle size predictions:
|Mini Shepadoodle||Standard Shepadoodle|
|Weight||25-50 pounds||50-90 pounds|
|Height||15-22 inches||22-27 inches|
|When Full-Grown?||11-13 months||12.5-16 months|
*A dog’s height is measured from their withers, which is the highest part of their shoulder blades.
Additionally, keep in mind that your Shepadoodle’s diet and exercise in puppyhood also play a key role in their full-grown size. Firstly, your puppy needs the right amount of food every single day to grow into a healthy adult. Secondly, as puppies are experiencing rapid growth stages, their dietary requirements are different from adults and seniors. Here you can check out our guides on the best Doodle puppy food.
F1 Vs F1b Vs F2b Shepadoodle
In addition to all previously mentioned attributes, Shepadoodles can also come in a variety of Doodle generations. Naturally, we can achieve better control over a Shepadoodles size with the different combinations and generational mixes. Here’s what each of the Shepadoodle generations mean and how they can affect a puppy’s size:
- An F1 or first-generation Shepadoodle has a German Shepherd parent and a Poodle parent. (50% German Shepherd, 50% Poodle)
- An F1b or first-generation backcross Shepadoodle has a Shepadoodle parent and an original breed parent – usually a Poodle. (25% German Shepherd, 75% Poodle)
- An F1bb is a first-generation backcross backcross Shepadoodle that has an F1b Shepadoodle parent and a Poodle parent (12.5% German Shepherd, 87.5% Poodle)
- An F2 or second-generation Shepadoodle has two F1 Shepadoodle parents. (50% German Shepherd, 50% Poodle)
- An F2b Shepadoodle has an F2 Shepadoodle parent and a Poodle parent. (25% German Shepherd, 75% Poodle)
- An F2bb Shepadoodle has an F2b Shepadoodle parent and a Poodle parent. (12.5% German Shepherd, 87.5% Poodle)
- An F3 Shepadoodle or third-generation Shepadoodle is a hybrid of different Shepadoodles.
Shepadoodle Size Charts & Growth Patterns
Although all dogs, especially hybrid breeds like the Shepadoodle, are unique and experience growth in their own way, there are some observed growth patterns that all puppies follow. Thanks to that, we have a much easier time understanding the different stages a puppy will experience while growing up. In addition, this helps us to estimate a puppy’s adult size.
If you’d like to calculate how much your Shepadoodle will weigh once fully-grown, make sure to check out our interactive Shepadoodle size chart and puppy growth calculator!
Like most other breeds, Shepadoodles will experience the fastest growth spurts in the first 6 months. Depending on their estimated adult size, they will reach their adult height around 10 to 12 months old.
Now, although it might seem that you have a full-grown Shepadoodle, they will most likely continue to gain some more weight and girth in the upcoming months to fill out. Generally, we can expect Shepadoodles to finish growing between 1 and 1.5 years old.
Standard Shepadoodle size is probably the most widely available option, as the Shepadoodle is a relatively new designer breed.
Typically, we can expect a Standard Shepadoodle to reach half their adult weight between 4.5 to 6 months old. Around that time, their growth will start to gradually slow down, until plateaus at their full adult weight around 12.5-16 months of age.
To calculate your Standard Sheepadoodle’s size once fully-grown, you can also use this formula:
Mini Shepadoodles tend to grow up faster than the larger Standard Shepadoodles. We can expect a Mini Shepadoodle to reach half their adult weight around 3.5 to 5 months old. By the time your pup is 11 to 13 months old, they’ll most likely finish growing.
For Mini Shepadoodle puppies, here’s a formula you can use to calculate their adult weight:
Is A Shepadoodle A Large Breed Dog?
Generally speaking, Shepadoodles are medium to large size hybrid breed dogs. Standard Shepadoodles can weigh up to 90 pounds as adults. On the other hand, Miniature Shepadoodles are quite a bit smaller, and will better fit into the medium sized category.
How Big Do Shepadoodles Get?
Your Shepadoodle’s size greatly depends on their genetic makeup, generation, gender, diet, and exercise. For instance, male Shepadoodles can be slightly larger than females. Additionally, the size of the Poodle parent can play a key role in a Shepadoodle puppy’s size. If a German Shepherd is mixed with a Standard Poodle, it will most likely result in a larger dog.
What Is The Average Size Of A Shepadoodle?
On average, Standard Shepadoodles weigh around 50 to 90 pounds and stand at 22 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder. Miniature Shepadoodles typically weigh between 25 to 50 pounds and stand at 15 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder. But keep in mind that these are the average estimates, and a Shepadoodle puppy might fall slightly outside of these estimates.
At What Age Is A Shepadoodle Full Grown?
Typically, we can expect a Standard Shepadoodle to reach its full-grown size around the time they’re 12.5 to 16 months old. However, Minis will usually take less time to reach their adult weight. Typically, around 11 to 13 months.
Hopefully you learned some new and interesting facts about the adorable Shepadoodle. As a new dog owner, it’s especially important you’re fully prepared for a wonderful life with your new four-legged companion. We hope our Shepadoodle size chart and growth calculator will become a helpful tool for tracking your puppy’s weight and growth into a healthy and fulfilled adult.
The information on this page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for qualified professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified animal health provider with any questions you may have.