Maggie's IRISH DOODLES
Introducing "Maggie Mae" my daughters new Irish Red and
White Setter puppy. She will be mom to a NEW hybrid of
IRISH DOODLES when old enough. This is a wonderful
FAMILY oriented breed. The Irish Setter's beauty and
intelligence along with their happy loving personalities
combined with the standard poodle make wonderful pets that
are very loyal. Maggie is a fun and special girl!
We expect Maggie to have beautiful red puppies with white
markings and red and white puppies with the same look and
coat as the Goldendoodles, wavy and low to no shedding.
It's an Irish
The Irish Doodle isn't a breed as such, but a hybrid. A
hybrid is a mix of more than one type of purebred dog
whose parents are known. The Irish Doodle is a cross
between an Irish Setter and a Poodle (usually a
standard poodle), with the goal of obtaining the most
desirable characteristics of each breed. The puppies
that result from such a mix, sometimes called
"Designer Dogs," are not a true dog breed and so are
not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) —
but they are recognized by the American Canine
Hybrid Club, which is the leading register for such
With the Irish Doodle, the goal is to produce a litter of
puppies with the friendliess and happy-go-lucky
nature of an Irish Setter, combined with the non-
shedding coat of the poodle.
The Irish Setter and Poodle are both very intelligent
breeds, so puppies from a setter father and poodle
mother, or vice versa, should have significant native
intelligence. Both breeds are also naturally clean and
easy to housetrain, another advantage for the Irish
Poodles usually want nothing more in life than to
please their owners, so the poodle half of the Irish
Doodle equation makes for an easily trainable dog.
Irish Setters, on the other hand, can present a
training challenge — they get bored quickly and are
easily distracted. Setters can be well-trained,
however, but they may require more patience and
commitment by the human trainer than a poodle.
There's no way to predict how trainable an Irish
Doodle will be. The high native intelligent common to
both breeds almost guarantees that once your dog is
trained, he will be one of the best-trained dogs in
Standard poodles tend to be more laid-back than Irish
Setters, so a doodle pup will be satisfied with a little
less running and playing.
Irish Doodle Size
Puppies produced by an Irish Setter and a Standard
Poodle are likely to reach about 50 to 70 lbs. as adult
dogs. They will probably be at least 24" at the withers
(shoulders) and could be taller.
Coat and Shedding
The poodle is a popular breed for use in creating
hybrid dogs, because the poodle does not shed —
thus, it has a perfect coat for people with dog
allergies, and it is easier to keep your home free of
dog fur. Studies of hybrid mixes and their coats
revealed that when the poodle is bred with any soft-
coated long-haired breed (such as an Irish Setter),
the result is almost invariably a shaggy, wavy coat
with very little shedding.
Many believe that Irish Doodles and other designer
dog hybrids benefit from a concept known as "hybrid
vigor," in which the gene pool mixture of more than
one breed can result in dogs that are more resistant
to many of the birth defects and genetic
predispositions of purebreds, such as hip dysplasia,
deafness, or blindness.
Maggie at 10 1/2 mos.
Maggie, at 2 years, is comical, loving and very sweet!
She has grown into a BEAUTIFUL dog.
Maggie at 2 years
Maggie at 5 months
We are planning a "mini" irish
doodle litter to be ready around
Alf, Dad to the mini irish doodles
I expect the Mini's to be
between 25/35lbs at maturity.