Bordoodles truly are the best of both breeds! The Border Collie adds focus, work ethic, attention span and control to balance out the bubbly and praise driven Poodle. The Poodle strongly dulls down the herding instinct, energy level and shedding coat of the Border Collie and adds it’s own sought-after traits such as food motivation, friendliness, joyful personality and non-shedding coat. Combined, our Bordoodles are an amazing companion for a large variety of homes, families and lifestyles! If you’re wanting an easy to train dog that is highly intelligent, cute as a teddy bear, athletic, affectionate and loyal… then you’ll love the Oregon Bordoodle temperament!

About Oregon Bordoodles:

Selectively pair the world’s most intelligent breeds, and what is the outcome? Bordoodles! The American Kennel Club (AKC) lists the Border Collie and the Poodle as the top two smartest breeds on their website. Border Collies are known for their high energy, affection and intelligence: Remarkably smart workaholics; not adverse to a good cuddle (AKC). Poodles for their  intelligence, pride and activeness: the Poodle has about him an air of distinction and dignity peculiar to himself (AKC). And, of course, Poodles are also revered for their low-shed fur coats. Mix the two and you get a very loving, eager-to-please, soft and low-shed offspring.

The intentional crossing of a Border Collie and Poodle to create Bordoodles aka Borderdoodles, is fairly a new idea. My first litter of Bordoodles was born April 8th 2014 after several years of breeding purebred Border Collies.

I was so amazed by their intelligence, gentle souls, healthy energy and appearance that I felt very excited to continue this journey and focus solely on Bordoodles. I began developing my own small breeding program, working hard to do things differently than many breeders I had come across. I wanted health testing, temperament evaluations, and strong bloodlines to be my focus. Anyone can place two dogs together–but it takes a lot of patience and dedication to seek out only the best and pair dogs together that compliment one another in every way.

I am very proud of the program we have created and our dedication and originality is clear-to-see when reading our reviews, testimonials and viewing photos and videos of our Oregon Bordoodles!

I am often asked if they resemble a Border Collie or Poodle more. Honestly, they have a look that is truly their own, and of course, the various generations produce slight differences. An Oregon Bordoodle has a wavy to curly coat (depending on generation and genetics) that can look very different depending on the grooming preference of the owner. Trimmed shorter than 3 inches, the coat is very soft and easy to manage. Their colors and patterns are bold and beautiful. When the coat is kept long and fleecey, they have a very teddy bear appearance and their patterns/colors tend to blend in with one another. They can change colors drastically from puppy to adulthood. They have an athletic body-type and generally their ears hang down alongside their face. They can carry their tails up over their body, or down as a Border Collie does. They are an active dog breed needing exercise daily for both healthy body and mind. They don’t have the strong and relentless herding instinct of the B.C, making them much more suitable for your average active family. They love to learn new things and are eager to please. My dogs have proven to well at agility, flyball, search and rescue, running partner, scent work, service dog work–and of course, at just being a family companion! Backcross generations such as an F1b have curlier coats and almost always carry their curled tail above their back. All generations have a loud, deep bark that is descended from their Poodle heritage creating the perfect sound to warn off unwelcome guests. They have the obedient nature that makes it easy to train various skills based on your families needs.

Family Raised Puppies

Family-raised dogs, bred from excellent bloodlines, produce the best offspring. All of our dogs get early stimulation from being raised with other pets, children and normal household smell, sounds and sights. When they come to your home, they have had a best start possible and are ready and eager to learn how to fit into their new “pack.” We have raving reviews about the remarkable balance and confidence our puppies have from day one! We do all we can to stand apart from other breeders by prioritizing health, affection, socialization and early training with each and every puppy born here!

Bordoodle Generations

F1: First Generation Bordoodles

A first generation Bordoodle is 50% Border Collie and 50% Poodle. I have not seen any consistent differences between F1s when comparing whether the Mom was a Border Collie and Dad was a Poodle or visa-versa. A responsibly bred F1 Bordoodle should not be prone to any breed specific health conditions. The coat will be wavy, low shedding and the puppy will develop facial hair as an adult. Sizes vary.

Note: DNA testing coat traits of the breeding dogs is a crucial component and without it, some puppies may be very wiry and high shedding.

F1b: First Generation Backcross Bordoodles

An F1b Bordoodle is produced when a breeder pairs an F1 Bordoodle with either a Border Collie or a Poodle. The wisest choice in regards to coat, is to then pair back to a Poodle. You may think such a cross would produce a a dog who’s temperament, structure and coat more closely resembles a Poodle than a Border Collie. While this is true sometimes, there will be variety within the litter which is why working with a breeder who pairs by temperament is ideal. Not every puppy born in an F1b litter will have a more ‘Poodly’ coat or temperament. Some will be have a wool coat and others a fleece coat. A good breeder can tell the difference! Size will vary.

Note: DNA testing coat traits of the breeding dogs is a crucial component, and without it, some puppies may be very wiry and high shedding.

F2: Second Generation Bordoodles

A second generation Bordoodle (F2) is the result of an F1 Bordoodle bred to another F1 Bordoodle. This is seldom done as it results in a genetically varied generation, from mostly Border Collie, to mostly Poodle, to results in between. The coat and temperament will have a very wide range.

Note: DNA testing coat traits of the breeding dogs is a crucial component and without it, some puppies may be very wiry and high shedding.

F2b: Second Generation Backcross Bordoodles

An F2b Bordoodle is the result of a breeder pairing an F1 Bordoodle with an F1b. Coats will vary from wool to fleece. Most will be very low to non shedding. Temperaments begin to blend very naturally in this pairing with more puppies “being the same” and less of a range in extremes.

Note: DNA testing coat traits of the breeding dogs is a crucial component and without it, some puppies may be very wiry and high shedding.

Multigenerational Bordoodle

This is the result of pairing an F1b and F2b Bordoodle together, a Multigen Bordoodle x F1b or F2b or a Multigen and Multigen together. It is the beginning of a Bordoodle becoming less of a “mixed dog” and closer to developing it’s own breed. A multigenerational Bordoodle will have a set of structure and coat guidelines that are the “breed standard” and such standard should be the goal to work towards in all Bordoodle breedings. A multigenerational Bordoodle should have a non shedding, manageable coat that is wooly or fleecy.