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What is the temperament of a sheepdog/poodle mix?

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"Sheepdog" can refer to several breeds known for their shepherding skills. The temperament of a sheepdog/poodle mix is difficult to predict due to the wide array of traits it may inherit from both parent breeds.

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The standard poodle is known for its high level of intelligence and proud, regal nature. Sheepdogs, such as the Old English sheepdog, are also intelligent but may display herding behaviors around humans. Both the standard poodle and the Old English sheepdog are excellent with children. The standard poodle can grow to 15 inches in height at the shoulder and weigh up to 70 pounds, while the Old English sheepdog can reach 24 inches in height and weigh more than 100 pounds.

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