Heaps of cavoodles live across the country, with the dog breed being named Australia’s most popular puppy.
Petbarn’s new Pet Pulse report looked at the breeds of over 750,000 puppies to determine which was the most popular.
He discovered that cavoodles, a cross between a poodle and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, were the top choice for Australians between 2016 and 2021.
Labradoodles and groodles also made the top 20, with five other poodle crosses listed in the top 100.
“All the data confirms that it’s a real thing because that’s definitely the impression I got as a practicing vet,” Michael Yazbeck of Greencross Vets told AAP.
“The obvious thing is that they are really cute dogs. Many people are looking for something with that puppy-like look and generally friendly demeanor.
With more people keeping their dogs indoors during the pandemic, Dr Yazbeck said ‘oodle’ breeds have proven to be a more allergic and family-friendly option.
People only started breeding oodles in the late 1980s, but the Pet Pulse report found they now account for one in five dog births in Australia.
That’s not expected to change anytime soon, according to Dr. Yazbeck.
“It’s like a crossroads of creators. You have a group of dogs, but such variation in color, size and appearance really attracts people,” he said.