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Dainty Doodle Characteristics


  • Affectionate with Family

    Showers the whole family with affection. Dainty Doodles were raised inside our home with people around and feel more comfortable with humans and bond more easily.

  • Low Shedding

     If you’re a neat freak, or have allergies - you will love our no-shedding dogs.

  • Adapts Well to Apartment Living                                                                                          Being small, quiet, low energy, fairly calm indoors, and polite with the other residents, are all good qualities in an apartment dog. Many Dainty Doodles live in apartments and do extremely well. 

  • Kid-Friendly

    Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make our dogs, kid-friendly. 

  • Dog Friendly

    Friendliness toward dogs and friendliness toward humans are two completely different things.  Dogs who lived with their litter mates and mother until at least 6 to 8 weeks of age, and who spent lots of time playing with other dogs during puppyhood, are more likely to have good canine social skills. You will really see a difference in our dogs.

  • Drooling Potential

    No drool over here ;)


  • Easy To Groom

    Some of our pups are brush-and-go dogs; others will require regular bathing, clipping, and other grooming just to stay clean and healthy. 


  • Easy To Train

    Dainty Doodles are easy to train and are great at forming associations between prompt (such as the word “sit”), an action (sitting), and a consequence (getting a treat) very quickly.

  • Energy Level

    Dainty Doodles are Middle Level energy dogs.High-energy dogs are always ready and waiting for action. Originally bred to perform a canine job of some sort, such as retrieving game for hunters or herding livestock, they have the stamina to put in a full workday. They need a significant amount of exercise and mental stimulation, and they’re more likely to spend time jumping, playing, and investigating any new sights and smells. Low-energy dogs are the canine equivalent of a couch potato, content to doze the day away. Dainty Doodles can be either high and low energy depending on activity.

  • Good With Strangers

    Stranger-friendly dogs will greet guests with a wagging tail and a nuzzle. Dainty Doodles dogs are exposed to lots of different types, ages, sizes, and shapes of people and your puppy will respond better to strangers as an adult.

  • General Health

    Great overall health, vet-checked often, and genetically tested before breeding.


  • Suitable For New Dog Parents

    Dainty Doodles take to training easily and are easygoing pups. They’re also resilient enough to bounce back from inconsistencies or mistakes. Dogs who are highly sensitive, independent thinking, or assertive may be harder for a first-time owner to manage. You’ll get your best match if you take your dog-owning experience into account as you choose your new pooch. 


  • Intelligence

    Dainty Doodles are highly intelligent. FYI tho - our pups need mental stimulation. If they don’t get the mental stimulation they need, they’ll make their own work — usually with projects you won’t like, such as digging and chewing. Obedience training and interactive dog toys are good ways to give a dog a brain workout, as are dog sports and careers, such as agility and search and rescue. We know you know this but it bears repeating.

  • Exercise Needs

    Daily exercise is a must for most dogs. Our dogs love evening strolls around the block, backpacking trips, beach jaunts. They're down for whatever. 


  • Potential For Mouthiness

    A little mouthy in the beginning. Common in most breeds during puppyhood and in retriever breeds especially. Mouthiness means a tendency to nip, chew, and play-bite (a soft, fairly painless bite that doesn’t puncture the skin). Mouthy dogs are more likely to use their mouths to hold or “herd” their human family members. Easily correctable with training.

  • Potential For Weight Gain

    Dainty Doodles have good appetites, but usually don't hold extra weight  - decreasing potential of weight-related diseases and problems. 

  • Sensitivity Level

    Low-sensitivity dogs, also called “easygoing,” “tolerant,” “resilient,” and even “thick-skinned,” can better handle a noisy, chaotic household, a louder or more assertive owner, and an inconsistent or variable routine. Do you have young kids, throw lots of dinner parties, play in a garage band, or lead a hectic life? Go with a low-sensitivity dog.

  • Tendency To Bark Or Howl

    Usually when in security mode Dainty Doodles will sound off with a loud bark not a YIP or HOWL. Not a lot of barking in general.


  • Tolerates Being Alone

    Dainty Doodles form very close bonds with their family, but are not prone to worry or panic when left alone by their owner with proper training. Dainty Doodles will need to be trained just like any other dog breed, but once there - will be good to go when you go out for a dinner or whatever.

  • Tolerates Cold Weather, But Sweater Plz

    Dainty Doodles are bred as family dogs, and we require that they live inside. When going for strolls in cold temperatures, they should have a jacket or sweater.

  • Tolerates Hot Weather

    Dainty Doodles have shorter undercoats and don't overheat easily. We like to get our dogs shaved right before the heat, keeping them cool in the hot  Northern California Foothill temperatures. 

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