17 Things All Doodle Parents Know Are Absolutely True

Written by: Samantha Erb

March 31, 2022

There’s a reason you see oodles of doodles everywhere these days. They’re all unique in their own doodly way, but if they share one quality, it’s that they’re all basically dogs trapped in the body of a teddy bear. So without further adoodle, here are some things every doodle dog parent understands:

1. They’re basically fluffy people. They can reason with you (very well, we might add) with their eyes.

brown doodle staring intently

2. They’ve perfected the head tilt and let you know when they’re listening intently.

black doodle tilting its head

3. You know the struggle to stop at just one doodle is very, very real.

two doodles on a stoop

4. If it’s near the edge, it’s theirs. Doodles are professional counter surfers.

doodle looking up at food on a table

5. They belong in Sock Snatchers (or shoes, gloves, bras, undies!) Anonymous.

doodle with socks in its mouth

6. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superdoodle! They somehow defy gravity when running!

doodle with floppy ears running through grass

7. Balls! Rubber balls. Tennis balls. Any balls. Instant love affair.

doodle playing tug of war

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8. They sure do love to play, but they also have a quiet side. They can actually get a little lazy…

two doodle taking a nap

9. Doodles are a part of the family, perhaps even the CENTER of the family! They love to steal the spotlight.

two doodle playing with a mom and child

10. Their expressions are almost humanlike, and boy do they know how to work it. When doodles give you the side-eye, you know they mean business.

doodle giving side eye

11. When dropping your doodle off at the groomer, the phrase “Don’t poodle my doodle” has come out of your mouth. 

doodle relaxing n a dg bed

12. They are extremely intuitive (maybe a little too much), which makes them excellent therapy dogs!

woman hugging her doodle

13. When people pass you on the street, you expect comments and questions. You might as well have your pup wear a sign that says, “Yes, I am a doodle.”

white doodle looking at the camera

14. ZOOMIES. Those moments when your doodle gets briefly possessed, acts insane, and quickly dashes around the room for no apparent (but very important) reason.

doodle ruing with its tongue out

15. Who knew?! Doodles are hound dogs at heart! They can sniff out any paper product a mile away.

doodle puppy tearing up paper

16. You’ve caught your pup in “the doodle pose”—sleeping on his back, paws in the air, neck bent to one side.

doodle rolling around on grass

17. You may never do anything alone again. Doodles will never, ever leave your side (EVER). And you would never want them to.

doodles on a yoga mat

Want to be a doodle parent, too? Check out your local rescue for oodles of poodle mixes! and the AKC Rescue Network are awesome resources to find just the right pup.

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Written by: Samantha Erb

March 31, 2022


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