What is the Largest Doodle Breed?

There is a plethora of different Doodle mixes, from the most well-known Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever and Poodle) to the lesser known Pooshi (Shiba Inu and Poodle). The Poodle brings many qualities to all these cross breeds including intelligence and loyalty. But what about size? Are all the forty plus Doodles all similar in size or is the range varied and eclectic? Given that the Poodle itself comes in three different recognized sizes (Standard, Miniature and Toy), there is a fair chance that the Doodles themselves vary widely too.

The heaviest Doodle breed by weight is the Saint Berdoodle (70-150lbs) closely followed by the Mastidoodle (90-120lbs). The tallest Doodle, growing up to 36” is the Mastidoodle. The Newfypoo comes in at a respectable second place reaching 30”. 

We’re going to divide the breeds up into three categories. Large, medium and small. Not only will we learn from this which are the largest Doodle breeds, but also which are the smallest.

How do you Classify a Dog’s size?

There are three categories of size that are used to classify dogs. These are small, medium and large. Generally, this is based on their weight. There are also sub classifications outside of the recognized three which include giant, toy, teacup and mini.

There is much disagreement between owners, breeders and professionals alike as to what the cut-off values are for each weight and many overlap.

We are going to concentrate on the three basic classifications, and which Doodles are likely to fit into which categories. Remember, your dog may grow bigger or not as big as expected and our tables below are a guide only.

Large Doodle Breeds

To classify dogs as large, they will usually weigh in at above 50lbs at their smallest (but sometimes more) and be around 24” tall from paw to shoulder.

Doodle BreedWeight RangeHeight Range
Saint Berdoodle110lbs – 150lbs24” – 30”
Mastidoodle 90lbs – 120lbs25″ – 36″
Irish Wolfadoodle90lbs – 120lbs24” – 30”
Newfypoo70lbs – 110lbs22” – 30”
PyreDoodle85lbs – 100lbs15” – 32”
Great Danoodle80lbs – 100lbs23” – 30”
Bernedoodle70lbs – 90lbs23″ – 29″
Rottle60lbs – 90lbs12” – 27”
Shepadoodle50lbs – 90lbs22” – 28”
Flandoodle55lbs – 85lbs22” – 28”
Sheepadoodle60lbs – 80lbs16” – 22”
Doubledoodle50lbs – 80lbs20” – 29”
CadoodleUp to 75lbs22” – 26”
BoxerdoodleUp to 70lbs22” – 25”
STANDARD Labradoodle50lbs – 65lbs21” – 24”

Medium Sized Doodle Breeds

Medium sized dogs are generally classified as those who weigh between 24–55lbs and stand 18-22” tall from the paw to the shoulder.

Doodle BreedWeight RangeHeight Range
Clumberdoodle45lbs – 85lbs15” – 20”
Dalmadoodle40lbs – 75lbs15” – 19”
STANDARD Schnoodle20lbs – 75lbs15” – 26”
STANDARD Aussiedoodle45lbs – 70lbs>15”
Weimardoodle45lbs – 70lbs20” – 27”
Irish Doodle40lbs – 65lbs22” – 26”
Siberpoo45lbs – 60lbs13” – 22”
Airedoodle40lbs – 60lbs22” – 27”
Bordoodle30lbs – 60lbs15” – 22”
Sproodle30lbs – 60lbs14” – 24”
Goldendoodle30lbs – 45lbs24” – 26”
MEDIUM Aussiedoodle15lbs – 45lbs10” – 15”
Bassetoodle22lbs – 30lbs12” – 13”
Whoodle20lbs – 45lbs12” – 20”
Woodle20lbs – 40lbs15” – 18”
STANDARD Cockapoo> 19lbs>14”

Small Doodle Breeds

Small Doodles are those who weigh in at less than around 24lbs. They usually measure under 16” from their paw to their shoulder.

Doodle BreedWeight RangeHeight Range
Havapoo7lbs – 30lbs8” – 15”
Doxiepoo5lb – 30lbs8” – 21”
Westiepoo9lbs – 20lbs10″ – 15″
Jackapoo13lbs – 20lbs10” – 15”
MINIATURE Schnoodle13lbs – 20lbs12” – 15”
MINIATURE Cockapoo13lbs – 18lbs10” – 14”
Corgipoo12lbs – 28lbs10” – 12”
Poogle11lbs – 25lbs9” – 16”
Cavapoo9lbs – 25lbs9” – 12”
Maltipoo4lbs – 25lbs6″ – 15″
Scoodle10lbs – 20lbs<12”
Eskapoo8lbs – 20lbs9” – 16”
Peekapoo8lbs – 20lbs9” – 11”
ChiPoo5lbs – 20lbs5” – 15”
Shihpoo8lbs – 18lbs8” – 18”
Bidoodle6lbs – 18lbs9” – 15”
Poochon6lbs – 17lbs9” – 15”
Lhasapoo10lbs – 15lbs9” – 13”
TOY Aussiedoodle10lbs – 15lbs<10”
Cotonpoo8lbs – 15lbs9” – 12”
Pomapoo5lbs – 15lbs8” – 10”
Yorkipoo3lbs – 14lbs7” – 15”
TOY Cockapoo<12lbs<10”
TOY Schnoodle6lbs – 10lbs10” – 12”
Bolonoodle5lbs – 9lbs10” – 12”

Some breeds of Doodle can be Standard, Miniature or Toy like their Poodle parent. Our tables show the most popular size but with a couple of exceptions where more than one size of each Doodle is shown. Whilst Minis and Toys are usually described as such in their name, when you are researching reputable breeders, it is best to ensure you know what size Poodle will be used to breed your Doodle.

For those Doodles whose weight range falls between two categories we have placed them in the table based on their lowest weight. Please take the time to recognize that your pooch may fall into a different bracket from what they are placed in above once they reach their full adult weight.

Do Large Dogs Need More Exercise?

The exercise needs of a Doodle is actually dependent on their breed and not their size. Their general health and age will also be a factor in how much daily exercise they will require. Most Doodles will require between half an hour and two hours of exercise per day. However, this is quite a large window and it’s important to know that you are meeting your Doodle’s needs properly.

Puppies are little balls of energy and you’ll see them burn this off with the zoomies. They will dash around like their life is dependent on it and then flop into a heap to take a well-deserved rest. This is all part of their daily exercise. As their bones and joints are still developing, longer walks are not recommended. A good rule of thumb for puppies is 5 minutes of exercise per month of age twice a day.

It is important to do your research and speak to breeders or vets about the activity level of the Doodle you want. If you don’t have the physical time to dedicate to a Doodle such as the Labradoodle, then it may be that you need to reevaluate your choice. Whilst very different, if you have time or mobility restrictions, it may be that a breed like a Pomapoo may be more suited to what you can provide.

Health needs also also be considered. Poodles have a predisposition to hip dysplasia. Whilst the practice of cross breeding is partly to attempt to eliminate health issues in the purebred (called hybrid vigor), this can still occur in your Doodle. Speak to your vet about the best way to exercise them should they suffer from this or any other health complaint.

Should you Feed Small Dogs Less?

Whilst it’s safe to assume that small dogs need less food, they do in fact require more calories per pound of their weight than a larger dog does. However, this doesn’t necessarily equate to more food. The majority of dog food designed for the smaller pooch is more calorie dense than that aimed at the larger dog.

You may find that because a smaller dog also has a smaller stomach, they will not tolerate one feed a day. The very obvious and easy solution is to feed them the desired quantity over more mealtimes.

In Summary

As we have learned, a dog’s size is generally classified by its weight. The Saint Berdoodle is the heaviest of the Doodle breeds weighing a massive 110lbs – 150lbs and the Mastidoodle grows the tallest at 25” – 36”. However, the Newfypoo is not far behind either of their cousins. With a weight range of 70lbs – 150lbs and a height range of 22” – 30” it is quite possible that you will find many Newfypoos larger than either of those ‘first place” breeds.

Discounting Teacup breeds of Doodle the smallest is the Bolonoodle. A cross between the Bolognese and the Poodle, they weigh in at a tiny 5lbs – 9lbs and are only between 10” and 12” in height.

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