Understanding the Tiboodle size is certainly one of the most important things if you’re planning to adopt this adorable little Dood. Your pup’s size will dictate how much food they’ll eat, how much exercise they need, and how much space is comfortable for them to thrive in. Not to mention, knowing what to expect will also help you keep track of your puppy’s growth so that you can rest assured knowing that they’re growing at a healthy, optimal rate. So, keep on reading to learn more about the Tiboodle size and growth patterns!  

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Tiboodle Size: Introduction

The Tiboodle, sometimes also called the Tibbie-Poo, is a hybrid cross between the Tibetan Spaniel and Poodle breeds. Not to confuse the Tiboodle with other Poodle mixes with Tibetans, such as the Ttoodle, a.k.a the Tibetan Terrier-Poodle mix, or the Tibetan Mastiff-Poodle mix. 

The Tibetan Spaniel-Poodle mix is quite a new and therefore an extremely rare Doodle breed. But if you happen to be lucky enough to come across one, you’ll immediately fall head over heels in love with them. They make the perfect companions for almost anyone looking for a lap-sized pupper. They’re sweet and affectionate, loyal and fun-loving, bright little pals. 

While purebred Tibetan Spaniels may not be the most suitable choice for people with allergies, things can change quite a bit when adding the hypoallergenic Poodle into the mix. Thanks to their Poodle heritage, Tiboodles are generally very low-shedding and allergy-friendly pups, which might not necessarily be the case with their purebred Tibetan Spaniel parents. 

If you’re considering expanding your family with a lil’ Dood, knowing what to expect in terms of your Tiboodle’s size is crucial so that you can provide your new pooch a healthy and happy life. 

Tiboodle Size Predictions: How Big Does The Tiboodle Get?

The Tiboodle is a toy-sized pup that weighs around 5 to 20 pounds as an adult. Their height ranges between 8 and 15 inches when measured at the shoulder. 

It’s important we note that it can be difficult to estimate the Tiboodle size. First of all, the Tibetan Spaniel-Poodle mix is still such a new crossbreed and there are no established standards set for them just yet. In addition to that, a Tiboodle’s size will also very much depend on the size of its parents as well as other factors. Which brings us to…  

Tibetan Spaniel Size

The Tibetan Spaniel is a minuscule pup that weighs only between 9 and 15 pounds as an adult. They only grow up to 10 inches tall when measured from the shoulder. Considering that the Tibetan Spaniel fits right into the toy-sized breed category, it only makes sense to cross them with smaller-sized Poodles to achieve some level of consistency and predictability in their Tiboodle litters. 

Poodle Size

The purebred Poodle actually comes in three different sizes that are separated by categories like Standard, Miniature, and Toy. Considering that Standard Poodles can weigh anywhere from 38 and 70 pounds as adults, we can already rule them out for this hybrid cross. 

We’re then left with Miniature and Toy Poodles. The Miniature Poodle weighs between 10 and 20 pounds as an adult and will usually stand about 10 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder. The smallest of the bunch, Toy Poodle, can weigh as little as 4 pounds and up to 12 pounds. Their height is usually no more than 10 inches from the shoulder. 

For the Tibetan Spaniel-Poodle mix, the most common size of Poodle used would be the Toy Poodle. They tend to be more similarly sized to Tibetan Spaniels. Plus, the small size of Tibetan Spaniels and their Doodle offspring is also a big attraction for many. However, that’s not to say you won’t ever come across a slightly bigger Tiboodle that’s been bred with a Miniature Poodle. Even these pups are extremely tiny! 

Here are the Tiboodle size estimates for Toy and Mini Tiboodles based on the information we have about their parents: 

Toy Tiboodle SizeMini Tiboodle Size
Weight5-12 pounds12-20 pounds
Height*8-10 inches10-15 inches
When Full-Grown?7.5-11 months old9-12 months old

*A dog’s height is measured from the withers, which is the highest part of their shoulder blades.

Are There Different Sizes Of Tiboodle?

Like with most other Doodle breeds, the Tiboodle does come in two different sizes – Toy and Mini Tiboodle size, the latter being larger or the two. While the size differences between Toy and Mini Tiboodles aren’t huge, they could hint at the puppy’s stamina, including how much exercise they need or how much food they’ll eat. 

Also, remember that smaller toy-sized dogs are even more delicate and may need some help getting on and off the couch and so forth. Smaller dogs are also more susceptible to injuries, especially when playing with larger dogs or children. 

But what mostly affects the Tiboodle size is their genetic makeup. The size of a Tiboodle’s parents is usually a good indicator about what to expect. In addition to that, a Tiboodle’s generation can also play a role in the outcome. Here’s what we mean exactly.. 

How Generation Can Affect The Tiboodle Size

If you’ve done a little bit of research on Poodle mixes and hybrid breeds, you’ve probably heard the term ‘generation’. Or perhaps something along the lines of ‘F1’, ‘F1b’, or ‘F2’. To put it simply, a Doodle’s generation tells us how their litter was produced. In fact, there are many possible ways to breed a litter of Doodle puppies. 

The direct offspring of a Tibetan Spaniel and a Poodle are called first-generation Tiboodles, or F1 Tiboodles. These puppies will have about 50% Tibetan Spaniel and 50% Poodle in their genetic makeup. But while extremely rare today, a breeder could also produce a litter of other Tiboodle generations where the puppies’ genetic makeup can start to vary. 

Here’s an overview of all the possible Tiboodle generations and what each of them represents:

1st Parent2nd Parent% Tibetan Spaniel*% Poodle*
F1 Tiboodle (first-generation)Tibetan SpanielPoodle50%50%
F1B Tiboodle (first-generation backcross)F1 TiboodlePoodle25%75%
F1BB Tiboodle (first-generation backcross backcross)F1B TiboodlePoodle12.5%87.5%
F2 Tiboodle (second-generation)F1 TiboodleF1 Tiboodle50%50%
F2B Tiboodle (second-generation backcross)F1 TiboodleF1B Tiboodle37.5%62.5%
F2B Tiboodle (alternate cross)F2 TiboodlePoodle25%75%
F3 / Multigen TiboodleF1B Tiboodle or higherF1B Tiboodle or higherVariesVaries

*These are generic calculations only – genetics are rarely mathematically accurate.

Doodle Generations explained 2022

As we can see from the chart above, in different Tiboodle generations the puppies’ genetic makeup can also lean more or less on either side of their lineage. Therefore, we can also expect them to inherit more of those traits that the dominant parent breed possesses. 

As an example, if a reputable breeder wishes to produce a litter of smaller-sized Toy Tiboodles, they may want to backcross an F1 Toy Tiboodle back to another Toy Poodle, resulting in a litter or F1b Toy Tiboodles. 

Gender Differences

While some breeds and crossbreeds will have a significant size difference between males and females, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the Tiboodle size. As a general rule of thumb, the difference between males and females is most noticeable in large and giant-sized breeds, where males are often taller and heavier than females. That’s usually not the case with small-sized dogs like the Tiboodle. 

Other Considerations To Keep In Mind

A Tiboodle’s genetic makeup is definitely one of the biggest factors that could affect their full-grown size. However, don’t underestimate the power of the environment. Be sure to feed your Tiboodle the right amount of food and opt for high-quality, nutritionally balanced formulas. If possible, prefer kibbles and wet foods that are targeted for small breeds, as they usually have specific nutrients and supplements added to support healthy growth in small dogs. And, of course, consistently keep track of your Tiboodle’s growth in puppyhood to ensure that they’re growing at a healthy rate. 

Tiboodle Size Chart & Growth Patterns

All dogs follow similar growth patterns and they usually grow the fastest in the first 50% of their full-grown adult weight. This often correlates to the first six months of a puppy’s life. But as the Tiboodle is such a small dog, they usually reach half of their adult weight much sooner than that. 

Once your Tiboodle has reached half their adult weight, you can expect their growth to gradually slow down over the upcoming months. By the way, puppies also tend to reach their full adult height sooner than full weight. So after your Tiboodle has grown in height, you can expect them to gain a few more pounds and round out over the next month or two. 

Tip for predicting your Tiboodle’s full-grown size: Our interactive Doodle Weight Calculator is a helpful tool for predicting your Tiboodle’s estimated adult weight. Simply enter your Doodle’s type, estimated adult size, current weight in pounds, and current age in weeks, and our calculator will reveal you the result based on your pup’s current size. 

Mini Tiboodle Size

The ever-so-slightly larger Mini Tiboodle usually reaches half its adult weight between 3.5 and 5 months old. A Mini Tiboodle will then plateau at its full adult weight some time around 11 and 12 months of age. 

A simple formula you can use to predict your Mini Tiboodle’s adult weight is this one below:

Toy Tiboodle Size

As Toy Tiboodles are smaller than Minis, they usually reach their growth milestones a bit earlier as well. A Toy Tiboodle would generally reach half its adult weight at the 3.5 month mark. A Toy Tiboodle would then go onto plateau at its full-grown size between 7.5 and 11 months old. 

For Toy Tiboodles, this would be a more appropriate formula to calculate their estimated adult weight:

Tiboodle Size: FAQ

How Big Will My Tiboodle Get?

A full-grown Tiboodle size will likely range between 5 and 20 pounds. Their height will be about 8 to 15 inches when measured from the withers, a.k.a the highest part of their shoulder blades. 

How Big Is A Mini Tiboodle?

A Mini Tiboodle is slightly larger than the Toy Tiboodle, weighing around 12 to 20 pounds and having a height of about 10 to 15 inches. The smaller Toy Tiboodle will likely have an adult weight between 5 and 12 pounds with their average height ranging between 8 and 10 inches. 

Tiboodle Size: Final Thoughts

To sum it all up, knowing what to expect in terms of your Tiboodle’s size and growth patterns is absolutely crucial for many reasons. This helps you detect any possible health issues in puppyhood early on, but also figure out exactly how much food you should feed your precious little pal. We hope this guide has been a helpful resource so that you can take the best of care of your fluffy little friend. 

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