Bringing Bordoodle puppies and families together!
The Two Smartest Dog Breeds
F2b Bordoodles are 60% Poodle and 40% Border Collie, they are mainly called Bordoodle, Borderdoodle, Border Doodle, Border-Doodle, Borderpoo, Borpoo, Borpoodle, or Collie Poodle Mix. with breeders striving for them to be called Bordoodle. They are the perfect mix of the two smartest breeds of dogs, and may easily surpass their ancestors and become the smartest breed once recognized by the American Kennel Club. These Bordoodle combinations, offer those of us lucky enough to have them, Border Collie intelligence, agility and performance potential, while embracing the sensitivity, cuddly love, and keen emotional intelligence of the Poodle.
Plus you can now have that Border Collie you wanted but couldn't have with kids because they might herd them. Our F2b Bordoodles absolutely adore kids and they are the best kind of puppy to have with kids. Our Bordoodles pick the kids first and they don't herd them, so no nipping at the heels to worry about.
I am blown away and amazed with this breed and I don't just say so because I breed them. I love all animals and I in no way feel any breed is superior to another, and I in no way feel any dog is not smart. Bordoodles are just a different kind of smart, and it's difficult to explain until you have your own Bordoodle. Having a Poodle or a Border Collie that is purebred isn't the same either. It's similar but unless you have or have had both breeds it's different. Having other Bordoodle generations is similar but its also still not the same as an F2b Bordoodle. The most similar thing I can liken the breed to, after having all breeds and generations, is us. They are most similar to humans. This is in intelligence and not abilities. So that means emotions, understanding and requirements.
They have happiness, they have sadness, they show displeasure, they feel left out. They require comfort, they require apologies, they require reassurance. They require gentle guidance and find their joy by being a part of their family. They feel your pain, they can cry with you, and they run to you when your sad in hopes of comforting you. They feel your anger and hang their heads in shame afraid it was them that caused it. They look into your eyes for guidance and read your body language for what they should do next. They learn sentences and know what you are saying, they listen to a new request you ask of them and do as you ask without ever being taught to do so. They get better with age but it starts much earlier than most breeds. They can help you in your tasks without you having ever needed their help.
Our Bordoodle's Non Shedding and Hypoallergenic Potential
The F2b Bordoodle offers the possibility of having a hybrid hypoallergenic dog and a non shedding dog. All F2b Bordoodle puppies bred here at Mile High Bordoodles are silky or soft coated, (no course Terrier like coats) and are non shed dog to possibly very low shed dog (one family likened the very low shed to being two small dust bunnies he vacuums up per week). Mile High Bordoodles has still found successful placement of even our very low shed puppies in severe allergy prone homes. (We do encourage curly coat first for allergy sufferers.) Only the F1b Bordoodle or future generations F2b and beyond, F3b, F4b, etc... can offer a hypoallergenic dog.
Bordoodle Service and Training Potential
Mile High Bordoodles has found great success in placing puppies and families together that are in need of them becoming a companion animal or to be trained for service outside of the home. Bordoodles are the best puppy's for kids and the best puppy's to own. From alert dogs for medical conditions, to being a support dog for specific individuals with autism or anxiety, to being trained to go into hospitals and give comfort to those needing it. Our F2b Bordoodle pups are exceptionally aware, they are all capable of obtaining these goals, and our breeders are all non hyper dogs that pass on these calmer traits to their puppies. Training comes quick to them, they just get it, we have had trainers and vets that have been greatly impressed by our F2b Bordoodle's quick grasp of learning and laid back personalities.
F1 - he F1 Bordoodle is 50% Poodle and 50% Border Collie. They are bred from a full blooded AKC Poodle and AKC Border Collie. They offer low shed to very low shed coats that are course to soft. They generally tend to be more like the Border Collie, being work oriented and having a higher herding instinct. They are sometimes loving but very independent and are very smart. Mile High Bordoodles Dams are all F1 Bordoodles.
F1b - The F1b Bordoodle is 75% Poodle and 25% Border Collie (the b standing for being bred back to a full blooded Poodle). They are bred from a full blooded AKC Poodle and an F1 Bordoodle. They offer non shed to low shed coats that are silky and soft. They generally tend to be more like the Poodle, sensitive to emotion and having sensitive feelings. They are very smart but can get their feelings hurt and make it clear if they like you or not, they are very loving and cuddly. They do not have Border Collie determination to work, but do seem to gain a bit more agility than a full blooded Poodle. Mile High Bordoodles Sire is an F1b Bordoodle.
F2b - The F2b Bordoodle is a next generation Bordoodle, they are 60% Poodle and 40% Border Collie. This generation is locking in the breed standard, and the generation moving toward AKC recognition. They are bred from an F1 Bordoodle and an F1b Bordoodle (the b still stands because their bloodlines have been bred back). They offer non shed to very low shed coats that are silky or soft. They generally tend to be a perfect blend of the Poodle and Border Collie, they can work if asked while also having a more sensitive side. They are lovable and cuddly like a Poodle and they are quick witted and agile like the Border Collie. Our litters offer varying personalities in this and can match based on what you desire or need more. Currently only Mile High Bordoodles breeds strictly F2b next generation Bordoodles all from AKC bloodlines.
F3b, F4b, F5b, and so on - These Bordoodle generations continue to lock in the 60% Poodle and 40% Border Collie breed standard working toward AKC recognition. They are able to be bred from two like Bordoodles, F2b to F2b and so on. AKC recognition can happen sometime after the F5b generation. This takes many years and breeders working together to get there. There are no Bordoodle breeders breeding these generations.
F2b Bordoodle Coat Descriptions
Silky Curly Coat - A Bordoodle silky curly coat is what we consider to be spiral locks of hair, it is non shed and hypoallergenic for the F2b Bordoodle. It is not like the Poodle which has tight curls, this is loose and hangs down just like the picture of Raz black and white F2b Bordoodle located on the testimonials page, the closest explanation to this coat is it is similar to silky fine human hair. This coat requires grooming two or more times per year depending on length preference. This puppy will have what we call a doodley look.
Soft Curly Coat - A Bordoodle soft curly coat is what we consider to be kinky spiral locks of hair, it is generally non shed and hypoallergenic but can also be very low shed with hypoallergenic potential for the F2b Bordoodle. This varies between puppies. Our closest explanation to this coat is it is similar to a cotton ball, and fluffy like cotton candy. This coat can either be groomed or left longer depending on preference and will require grooming at least twice a year. This puppy will have what we call the doodley look.
Silky Wavy Coat - A Bordoodle silky wavy coat is what we consider to be silky waves of hair that form swooping waves, not repetitive waves, it is non shed and hypoallergenic for the F2b Bordoodle. It is plush like a favorite silky teddy bear, the picture next to our name (logo) is Gemma she is black and white and has this luxurious coat. This coat requires grooming two or more times per year depending on length preference. This puppy will have what we call a doodley look.
Soft Wavy Coat - A Bordoodle soft wavy coat is what we consider to be soft waves of hair, it is generally non shed and hypoallergenic but can also be very low shed with hypoallergenic potential for the F2b Bordoodle. This varies between puppies. Our closest explanation to this coat is it is also similar to soft wavy human hair, more repetitive waves. This coat can either be groomed or left longer depending on preference. This puppy will have either a mixed look like an F1 Bordoodle (like our Dam Sammy on our Breeders page) or have a more Border Collie look (examples in the gallery). This puppy will have what we call a mixed or Border Collie look.
Soft or Silky Straight Coat - A Bordoodle soft or silky straight coat is what we consider to be soft or silky straight hair, it is generally very low shed with hypoallergenic potential for the F2b Bordoodle. The closest explanation to this coat is it is similar to the feel of a Border Collie's hair but can be silkier. This coat can be groomed but will likely not need to be, the facial hair does not grow long (like the Border Collie) but also sheds very little. This puppy will have what we call a Border Collie look.