English Bulldog Poodle Mix (Boodle): The Ultimate Guide

Published: 11/17/22 •  9 min read

The English Bulldog Poodle mix or “Boodle” is a delightful mixture of two even-tempered dogs, which can produce a wonderful companion pet and family dog. The Boodle is a fairly recent invention of those who crossbreed dogs, intending to create a blend of the two dogs’ physical appearances and personalities.

English Bulldog Poodle Mix
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The English Bulldog Poodle Mix – At A Glance

Weight:12 – 55 pounds
Height:12 – 15 inches
Lifespan:10 – 12 years
Coat Colors:Red, white, black
Temperament:Intelligent, fun-loving, attention-seeking, loving & loyal
Most Suitable For:Families with or without children, single individuals & the elderly

What Does a English Bulldog Poodle Mix Look Like?

English Bulldog Poodle Mix
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The English Bulldog Poodle will borrow some of its physical attributes from both of its parent breeds, with a box-shaped head that stands stout, its coat will likely be silky smooth and either curly or straight. It’s not the tallest dog you’ll see, nor the heftiest. It will likely inherit the longer snout of the Poodle and will have delightfully floppy ears.

The tail of the English Bulldog Poodle will likely be long and straight, either being pointed directly behind them or curled directly behind them. As this is a relatively new mixed breed of dog, we don’t have a tonne of information on their physical appearances, but we’re able to make educated guesses based on their parent breeds.

The History of the English Bulldog Poodle Mix

Unfortunately, as this is a relatively new mixed-breed of dog, the English Bulldog Poodle mix doesn’t have much of a history as a mixed-breed dog, though it is suspected that the Boodle was first bred during the 1990s or early 2000s when mixed-breeding of dog first became popular in the United States.

However, both of their parent breeds do have a strong lineage to learn from, so let’s take a look at the Bulldog and the Poodle to see where the Boodle came from!

The History of the Bulldog

The History of the Bulldog

The English Bulldog was a product of the British Isles, originating in England in the 13th century, during the reign of King John. They were used initially as fighting dogs and for the cruel sport of “bull-baiting” – a dog, or small pack of dogs, would be set loose in a field with an angry bull and run until either the dogs were killed, or the bull was exhausted. This “sport” was outlawed in 1835. 

Bulldogs struggled for popularity in the UK following the outlawing of the sport, though were transitioned by admirers of the breed from fighting dogs to companions.

How Popular Are Bulldogs in the United States?

Today, the Bulldog enjoys great popularity in the United States, despite their aggressive past. They ranked 6th in the American Kennel Club’s list of most popular dog breeds in 2021. 

Who Are Bulldogs a Good Dog For?

Given their size and powerful shoulders, a Bulldog mightn’t always be the best pet for the elderly, though they’re generally a gentle giant with a rather laissez-faire approach to life, being affable and loving at the same time.

In general, the Bulldog makes a great family pet but is also suitable for singles and couples alike.

How Did The Bulldog Come About?

The Bulldog was originally bred in the 13th century in England as a ‘bull-baiting’ dog – probably by crossing different types of Mastiffs – and continued in this role for centuries as the sport rose in popularity. In 1835 however, the practice was outlawed in the UK and the Bulldog’s popularity sharply declined.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Bulldogs?

With a breed that’s almost as old as time itself, it’s not difficult to imagine that crossbreeding of the Bulldog would have happened fairly early on in its life. 

While official, factual documentation is hard to come by, there is some suggestion that the Bulldog was one of the original dogs used to create the Boxer, in Germany in the mid-19th century, following their exportation from the UK to Germany and the United States after the 1835 ban on blood sports. 

Beyond their British history, Bulldogs today make popular crosses for those looking to infuse their strength and power into a mixed-breed dog. Some of the most popular Bulldog crosses include:

The History of the Poodle

The History of the Poodle

The Poodle’s history can be traced back to Germany, where they were bred as hunting companions for the German aristocracy. The German word, “Pudel” or “pudelin” means “to splash in the water.”

The Poodle was created as a fetcher of downed waterfowl, with its thick, curly coat offering wicking capabilities, and being light on its feet meaning it could easily fetch downed geese, duck and other game.

Since then, the Poodle has continued to be a working dog in a variety of capacities and has remained popular in Europe for this reason. Though in America, the Poodle was originally a show dog, now has become an increasingly popular companion pet.

How Popular Are Poodles in the United States?

The Poodle ranks very highly as a companion pet in the U.S, with it taking the 5th spot in the AKC’s most popular dog rankings of 2021.

Who Are Poodles a Good Dog For?

Poodles are generally great dogs for almost anyone! They have a loving, good-natured temperament and are generally kind and gentle. Though their energy levels and requirements mean that they might not make great pets for the elderly.

How Did Poodles Come About?

The Poodle was originally bred in Germany as a fetching dog for German hunters, who wanted to design a dog that was light on its feet, with short hair, to be faster and better able to collect downed waterfowl.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Poodles?

Poodles are among the most common mix-breeding dogs, offering around 70 different dog mixes. The original crossbreed of the Poodle was the Labradoodle (crossing the Poodle with a Labrador), this is thought to have occurred in the 1950s by accident. 

Other than the Labradoodle, there are a number of other popular Poodle crossbreeds! These include:

How Important Is a Dog’s Temperament to Your Family?

The temperament of a dog is generally what sets it apart from the pack. Temperaments can be affected by lived experiences, environments, overall health and genetics. The genetic temperaments that are passed on from dog to dog are more general and fixed, for example, a Husky – no matter the stripe – is more-than-likely going to be a very energetic dog. 

A dog’s temperament must be a match to the home in which it lives. This is why we encourage thorough research on a dog’s temperament before you decide to adopt. You’re going to want to ensure that you’re matching your family’s temperaments and habits, with a dog that will fit in.

Failure to match these temperamental differences could mean lots of expense and energy put into re-training your new dog (more than would otherwise be necessary), or introducing more trauma in the dog’s life and yours by having to re-home the animal.

What is the Temperament of the English Bulldog Poodle Mix?

Luckily for most power owners, the English Bulldog Poodle is a fairly even-tempered dog, with a love of play and an attention-seeker through and through. It’s gentle and affectionate with children and other dogs, making it a popular addition to many different family dynamics. 

Is The English Bulldog Poodle Mix Friendly?

In general, the English Bulldog Poodle mix is an incredibly friendly dog! Good with other humans, other pets, and children, their gentle nature makes them a firm favourite for many different family dynamics.

Is the English Bulldog Poodle Mix Easy to Train?

In general, the English Bulldog Poodle mix is very easy to train – with the Poodle’s obedient tendencies cancelling out the stubbornness of the Bulldog.

How Much Can The English Bulldog Poodle Mix Weigh?

The English Bulldog Poodle mix generally weighs between 12 and 55 pounds.

How Tall Can The English Bulldog Poodle Mix Get?

The English Bulldog Poodle mix stands between 12 and 15 inches tall.

Similar Sized Breeds

There are a few similar-sized breeds to the English Bulldog Poodle, most of these are Poodle mixes. These include the Bidoodle (Bichon Frise/Poodle), the Yorkipoo (Yorkshire Terrier/Poodle) and the Scoodle (Scottish Terrier/Poodle).

Does the English Bulldog Poodle Mix Shed?

Though these dogs aren’t hypoallergenic, as one may expect from a Poodle, they are low-shedders, requiring only a light weekly brush.

How Much Exercise Does A English Bulldog Poodle Mix Require?

This dog won’t require a ton of exercise – about an hour daily – fairly standard requirements. A leisurely walk is usually welcomed.

How Long Can a English Bulldog Poodle Mix Live?

The average life expectancy of a English Bulldog Poodle mix is between 10 and 12 years.

What Health Conditions Could the English Bulldog Poodle Mix Have?

How Can You Find a English Bulldog Poodle Mix Puppy For Sale?

Initially, we recommend that you try adopting a dog before buying one. It might be worth checking out your local veterinarian’s office or animal shelter, to see if anyone has dropped off a English Bulldog Poodle mix.

Alternatively, you can try finding a puppy online by checking out AdoptAPet.com, the site that allows you to search for puppies for adoption in your area.

How Much Does a English Bulldog Poodle Mix Puppy Cost?

Alternatively, if you cannot find a English Bulldog Poodle mix puppy for adoption, you could expect to pay over $1000 for a puppy from a breeder.

Before you start looking up local breeders, we recommend that you read and follow the AKC’s guidelines on reputable and responsible breeders.

Is the English Bulldog Poodle Mix the Right Breed For You?

The English Bulldog Poodle is something of a darling family pet. Its relatively low-energy as an adult, the short, low-shedding coat makes for a great low-maintenance pet for those without the time or energy to devote to such things. The Bulldog Poodle’s loving and loyal nature makes it perfect for almost any family unit or single individual, even the active elderly couple or person!

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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