A cross between a Collie and Poodle is known as a cadoodle. A variation of this cross-bred dog is a bordoodle, a cross between a Border Collie and a Poodle.
Cadoodles are 22 to 26 inches tall and weigh between 50 and 75 pounds when fully grown. They are known as a healthy breed and usually live 12 to 14 years. Cadoodles have a stiff, thick topcoat with a soft undercoat in a variety of colors including sable/white, blue merle, tricolor or white. They shed and require daily brushing to keep their coats from becoming matted.
Cadoodles make wonderful family pets. They are affectionate, happy and protective dogs. Cadoodles are intelligent and eager to please, which makes them easy to train. Like other dogs, early socialization and good training is advised. Cadoodles are good with children and also get along well with other pets and animals; however, they can be shy and should be supervised around strangers.
Cadoodles are agile and active with good stamina, and they need a fair amount of exercise whether indoors or out. Regular walking and playing sessions will help a cadoodle burn off extra energy. Cadoodles are well-suited for city life and they make ideal herding, guide, police, companion or watch dogs.