I have a 9 month old Sheepadoodle named Walter. His father was an Olde English Sheepdog and his mother was an apricot colored Standard Poodle. He is an extremely smart and affectionate puppy. I have three very young children (ages 6, 4 & 3) and he absolutely loves them. He is a wonderful family dog. He loves to go for long walks and has just been a wonderful companion for all of us.
He does require extensive grooming, so if you're not up to that challenge, I wouldn't recommend this type of dog for you.
He weighs about 75 lbs. at 8 months which is quite a bit larger than I thought he'd be, even fully grown. He is a very big boy!