A famous crossbreed, the Labradoodle is the best of the both worlds. You get the intelligence and trainability of the Poodle, but the lovable and playful temperament of a Labrador.
This breed is also famous for being super affectionate and intelligent; this makes training them very easy. They’re great with families, kids, and other dogs.
Their energy is off the charts, so daily strenuous exercise is an absolute must. These dogs thrive on routine, so setting a specific time everyday for walks will keep them calm for the other parts of the day.
16. Portuguese Waterdog
Like many other dog breeds, the Portuguese Waterdog had the job of accompanying Portuguese fishers on fishing trips. As the name suggests, these dogs were born for the water, and love having a job.
Today these dogs are amazing companions and have gained some popularity as a family dogs.
Their energy is off the charts, so you’ll be required to run this dog (or go for a swim) on a daily basis. However, they’re eager to please and are incredibly intelligent.
17. Spanish Water Dog
The Spanish Water dog is a medium sized working breed that is committed to their ‘job’ and to being your loyal companion. They’re eager to please and highly intelligent, which makes training an absolute joy. But they really excel when given work and a routine.
They still have strong herding and watchdog instincts. Early socialization will ensure they’re less shy or aggressive.
These dogs make fantastic companions. However, they have an exceptional amount of energy that must be met. Daily runs and mental stimulation are essential. And as the name suggests; going for a swim is at the top of the list of favorite-things-to-do.
18. Standard Poodle
Elegant, athletic, hardy, and clever. These are a few of the Standard Poodle’s best qualities. And, you’ve probably already heard, they are at the top of their class with incredible intelligence.
Training a Poodle is an absolute joy, they are receptive and keen to please their owners, which is why they excel at agility and obedience courses.
Despite looking a little “dainty”, these are hearty animals that love a little rough play and long runs. With their intelligence and energy combined, they can become bored and resort to finding trouble as an outlet. So, a daily routine of exercise and mental stimulation is what will keep your Poodle out of trouble.
The poodle does have some demanding grooming needs. However, you can find relief in knowing these are a hypoallergenic and non shedding dog breed.