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  • Breed: Mini Irish Doodle
  • Group: Designer
  • Height: 12-17"
  • Weight: 25-35 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: Yes
  • Coat: Curly
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Our Mini Irish Doodle puppies for sale are energetic and fun-loving! A mix between a Mini Poodle and Irish Setter, Mini Irish Doodles weigh 25-35 pounds. Mini Irish Doodles usually have wavy or curly coats and are often red, mahogany, or apricot. They are playful, intelligent, and athletic and make excellent companions for someone with an active lifestyle! 

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overview of the Mini Irish Doodle Dog Breed


Are you looking for a small, low-shed dog with lots of energy and an outgoing personality? 

Check out our Mini Irish Doodle puppies for sale below!

A mix between a Miniature Poodle and an Irish Setter, Mini Irish Doodles are friendly, athletic, and intelligent. Weighing 25-35 pounds, they are a convenient, portable size, but don’t let that fool you! Mini Irish Doodles aren’t couch potatoes. They have high energy and stamina and love to run, fetch, and even swim! 

Adopt your Mini Irish Doodle puppy today and start enjoying this happy, adventurous dog breed! 

You can also take a look at our other puppy breeds.

Mini Irish Doodle temperament

Fun Loving: Energetic, friendly, and playful⁠, the Mini Irish Doodle is always ready for games and adventures! They love learning tricks indoors, meeting new friends at the dog park, or running on the beach. 

High Energy Level: While Mini Irish Doodles may look like cute teddy bears that enjoy being carried in a backpack or curling up on the sofa all day, they aren’t. Irish Doodles aren’t you’re average mini doodle dog breed⁠—they have higher energy levels than other dogs of similar size. Plan to exercise your Mini Irish Doodle for about 90 minutes a day. 

Outgoing: With both parent breeds natural people-lovers, you can expect your Mini Irish Doodle to thrive with children, new friends, and other dogs!

Athletic: Poodle and Irish Setters are known for their athleticism! Your Mini Irish Doodles will love water, hiking, playing fetch, and any other doggie games you come up with! 

Intelligent: The Poodle and Irish Setter were bred to work alongside humans. They are smart dogs that are capable of learning many commands and will want to be kept busy! Training your dog, challenging canine puzzles, and enrolling them in dog sports or obedience classes will provide them with mental exercise and keep them happy! 

Curious: Many Irish Doodles have a curious and playful nature. They may enjoy exploring their surroundings and engaging in activities that challenge their minds.

Adaptable: Irish Doodles can adapt well to different living situations, whether it’s an apartment or a house with a yard. However, they do require regular exercise to keep them happy and healthy.

It’s important to remember that individual dogs within the same breed or crossbreed can vary widely in terms of personality. Early socialization, positive training methods, and consistent care are crucial in raising a well-adjusted and well-behaved Irish Doodle. When considering bringing an Irish Doodle into your home, spending time with the puppy’s parents and meeting the puppy itself can give you a better idea of its potential temperament.

Mini Irish Doodle Breed history

A Mini Irish Doodle can also be called a Mini Irish Setter Poodle Mix. While the AKC doesn’t accept hybrid breeds, Mini Irish Doodles can be registered with the following: 

Doodle breeds started to become popular in the late 1980s. Since Miniature Irish Doodles are a relatively new breed, there is little written history about this breed’s beginnings. 

Let’s look at the history of the Poodle and Irish Setter to learn more about the Mini Irish Doodle’s past. 

History of the Poodle

Although Poodles are the national dog of France, they originated in Germany, where they were bred and used as retrieving water dogs. At that time, the Poodle’s showy haircut was practical⁠—it allowed the poodle to move about easily while still protecting certain parts of its body, such as the paws, chest, and head. 

With its elegance and intelligence, the poodle became a popular breed among nobles in France and other parts of Europe. Because of their trainable, attention-loving nature and showy looks, poodles were often used in the circus. They have also been used to hunt truffles⁠—underground mushrooms⁠—with their long snouts.

The Standard Poodle was downsized to the Miniature and the Toy Poodle. If they are well-bred, each breed is a replica of the other. 

Today, the Miniature Poodle is the most popular size of poodle, and the three sizes together rank ninth in the breeds registered with AKC. 

History of the Irish Setter

The Irish Setter was once a hunting dog in Ireland. Before the invention of firearms, hunters worked with dogs, falcons, and nets to capture game birds. The Irish Setter would “set” down on their belly when they smelled birds. 

Later, when guns were used in hunting, Irish Setters would flush the game and retrieve it. 

The Irish Setter dates back to the 1800s, and it is believed to be a combination of English Setters, spaniels, pointers, and Gordon Setters.

In 1875, an Irish Setter named Elcho came to the United States and was popular in the show ring and the field. The Irish Setter became a popular dog in America and was registered with the AKC in 1878. 

The Irish Setter’s popularity was at an all-time high in the 1960s and 70s, partially due to a Disney movie called Big Red, which stars an Irish Setter. 

President Richard Nixon owned an Irish Setter named King Timahoe in the 1970s.  

Today, the Irish Setter ranks number 77 out of all breeds registered with AKC.

Mini Irish Doodle Average size

Mini Irish Doodles measure about 12-17 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 25-35 pounds.

Average Mini Irish Doodle lifespan

Mini Irish Doodles can live for 12-15 years.

Mini Irish Doodle body features

Miniature Irish Doodles usually have wavy or curly coats. They are often red, brown, apricot, or tan but can also be black, white, or gray. Some Irish Doodles have white patches on their chest and paws. 

Mini Irish Doodles usually have brown eyes and dark noses. Their ears hang down on the sides of their faces. 

grooming Your Mini Irish Doodle Puppy

Like any doodle hybrid, your Mini Irish Doodle will need to be brushed thoroughly 2-3 times a week and will need a haircut every 6-8 weeks to prevent tangles and mats

Your Irish Doodle’s ears will need to be wiped out with a damp cloth regularly. Keep an eye out for redness, swelling, or itching that may indicate an ear infection

Your pup will also need its nails trimmed and teeth brushed regularly.

Keeping Your Mini Irish Doodle Puppy Healthy

All crossbreed puppies are susceptible to the conditions of both parents. In order to learn about conditions that may affect your Miniature Irish Doodle, learn about conditions that may affect Irish Setters and Miniature Poodles

Health Conditions That Can Affect Miniature Poodles

  • Legg-Calve-Perthes and luxating patellas 
  • Addison’s Disease and Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) 
  • Von Willebrand’s disease

Health Conditions That Can Affect Irish Setters

  • Hip Dysplasia (see below)
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastric torsion (see below) 

Hip and Elbow Dysplasia 

Like all dog breeds, Mini Irish Doodles are at risk for hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues in dogs. 

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the thigh bone doesn’t fit snugly into the hip and can result in limping, lameness, or arthritis if it’s not addressed.

Hip and elbow dysplasia can be genetic or caused by environmental factors such as overeating or injuries. 

Here are some ways to prevent hip dysplasia in your puppy: 

  1. Ask the breeder for an OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Hip Clearance. Dogs with hip dysplasia shouldn’t be bred. 
  2. Talk to your vet about the right food for your puppy and stick to the correct amount to prevent unhealthy growth. 
  3. Keep your puppy from running or jumping excessively on hard surfaces and standing on its hind legs.  


Bloat, also called gastric dilatation-volvulus or gastric torsion, affects many dog breeds and is a life-threatening condition. 

Bloat is when the stomach becomes twisted, and the gases in the stomach cannot escape. The pressure from these gases affects the blood flow to the heart, which can be fatal. 

To prevent bloat:

  1. Avoid feeding your dog right before or after heavy exercise.
  2. Feed them a few smaller meals a day instead of one large meal to prevent bloat.
  3. Learn to recognize the symptoms of bloat so you can take action immediately.

Some owners choose to have surgery done to tack their dog’s stomach in place and prevent it from twisting. 

Protect Your Dog from Obesity 

You can protect your dog from one of the most common health problems: obesity. One of the best ways to extend your dog’s life is by feeding them the correct amount of food and giving them adequate exercise.

Typical Mini Irish Doodle Allergens

First of all, what causes allergies? 

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these dead skin cells. Dander is attached to the fur that dogs shed. 

Although no dog is truly hypo-allergenic, Mini Irish Doodles are lower-shedding dogs, so the risk of allergens is reduced in this breed. 

Remember, each puppy has a different combination of genes, so allergens vary from dog to dog. Spending time with a puppy before adopting them is a good way to know if its allergens trigger you. 

If you or someone in your home has animal allergy concerns, please consult your health provider before adopting a puppy

  • 1. Are Mini Irish Doodles hyperactive?
    Mini Irish Doodles certainly have plenty of energy! They will need a good amount of vigorous exercise every day to keep them happy, so if you want a dog that is happy to just chill on the couch, the Mini Irish Doodle may not be for you.
  • 2. Are Mini Irish Doodles expensive?
    One con of Mini Irish Doodles is that they do tend to be fairly expensive, as they are an uncommon breed. Mini Irish Doodles tend to be even more expensive than standard ones as well.
  • 3. How do Mini Irish Doodles do with other pets?
    Mini Irish Doodles are gentle, friendly pups, but take a look at their parents and you can see that they may have a high prey drive. Irish Setters are hunting dogs that LOVE to chase small animals, and Poodles were originally bred to be retrievers. So be sure to watch your Mini Irish Doodle when he is around smaller pets like birds or rabbits, and keep a sharp eye on him when he is off the leash at the park! He may get it in his head to run off after some prey.
  • 4. Are Mini Irish Doodles good for first-time dog owners?
    Yes, Mini Irish Doodles can be wonderful first-time dogs. Just be sure you know what you are getting into and are up to keeping up with their energy and exercise needs.
  • 5. Are Mini Irish Doodles good family pets?
    Yes, Mini Irish Doodles make excellent family pets! They tend to be especially patient and gentle with young kids.
  • 6. Do Mini Irish Doodles need to be clipped?
    How much and how often your Mini Irish Doodle will need a trip to the groomer depends on his individual tendencies. But most of these pups will need an occasional trim to keep them from looking like wooly teddy bears.
  • 7. Do Mini Irish Doodles get separation anxiety?
    Mini Irish Doodles love to be with their families and do not like to be alone for long periods of time. The way they bond closely with their owners can result in separation anxiety issues, but with proper training, you can leave them alone for short periods.
  • 8. How much do Mini Irish Doodles shed?
    Poodles are very low-shedding dogs, and Irish Setters tend to be low-moderate shedders. That means Mini Irish Doodles will tend not to shed much.
  • 9. Are Mini Irish Doodles smart?
    Yes, Mini Irish Doodles definitely have some smarts! They get brains from both their Poodle side and their Irish Setter side.
  • 10. Where can you register a Mini Irish Doodle?
    Because they are designer dogs (crossbred dogs), you cannot register Mini Irish Doodles with the AKC. However, you can register them with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Designer Breed Registry (DBR), the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), the Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA), or the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).

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