The Aussiedoodle is a mid-sized designer dog and is a crossbreed of Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. It has a cute and fluffy appearance which looks incredibly adorable. It is loyal and playful like its Australian Shepherd parent along with intelligence and energy of the Poodle. The dog has a compact and muscular structure. It has soft fur like a rabbit which is wavy or curly in nature. They can be excellent companion dogs for the owners who love to cuddle. The dog has gained a significant amount of popularity in past few decades. Start socializing the Mini Aussiedoodle puppies with humans and other animals from a very early age.
Being a curious breed, it is very important for them. Aussiedoodles are very loving towards children and make excellent family pets. They need human interaction and affection constantly to maintain a happy and balanced life. Crossbreeds like the Aussiedoodle have become very popular in the span of past ten or twenty years. They become too close to their owners, and it is better not to raise them in outdoors or in kennels. Well cared Aussieposs will often enjoy a lifespan of up to 12 years. An Aussiedoodle is without a doubt smart and highly trainable, thanks to the intelligence of both the parent breeds and the Australian Shepherd’s strong desire to work.
The Aussiedoodle breed has gained recognition by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club and the International Designer Canine Registry. The American Canine Hybrid Club and Designer Breed Registry give it recognition by the name of Aussie-Poo.
Evolved from a miniature poodle, the Mini or the Miniature Aussiedoodle is a smaller version of this already small dog. It has won recognition from separate dog clubs like like the ACHC and the IDCR. The inherent behavioral traits of the Miniature Poodles make this the dog well mannered with a lovable disposition.
Temperament and Behavior
The inheritance can partially affect the temperament of these dogs and it can vary in individual dogs. Herding and watchdog capabilities are not up to the mark like its parents breed. The dogs have sweet, playful and can socialize well, which makes them very good with children. They bond well with their masters and loves to spend their time by the side of its owner. The Australian Shepherd and Poodle mix are workaholic dogs and they will find a task to keep themselves busy. It is intelligent and calm in nature. Starting their training from puppyhood shall help in making them follow the instructions of master and other family members easily.
|Common Nicknames||Aussiepoo, Aussie-Poo, Aussi-Poo|
|Coat||Long, soft, silky, thick|
|Color||Black, Gray, Red, Tan, Brown, Yellow, Blue, Silver, White|
|Group (of Breed)||Toy, Non-sporting, Herding|
|Lifespan||10 to 12 years|
|Weight||25 – 70 pounds|
|Height (size)||Small, 14 to 23 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, alert, social, loyal cheerful, responsive|
|Good with Child||Yes|
|Litter Size||3-6 puppies at a time|
|Litter Size||1-14 puppies at a time|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
The Aussiedoodles are highly energetic and you should give them enough exercise daily for burning out their excess energy. Take them out on long walks or jogging for a period of 30 to 60 minutes regularly. These dogs will love to follow their human companions wherever they go. These dogs can adjust well to an apartment life and they love swimming too.
Groom the dog regularly to maintain their neat look. Brush them on alternate days and clip their fur in 2 or 3 months. It is mainly for the dogs with curly coats. The Aussiepoodle with curly coats needs less brushing and the Aussiepoo with a wavy coat like shepherd requires frequent brushing. Clipping nails, brushing teeth and cleaning ears to prevent infection should be a regular part of its grooming regimen.
Health and Medical Issues
The Aussiepoodle is a hybrid dog and does not suffer from any breed-specific issues. They may face some common health problems like eye diseases, disorders of the patella or elbow which are mostly genetic. You should know about the puppy's family history on buying it from the breeder.
The Aussiedoodles are not tough to train and their intelligence makes the trainer's job quite easy in training them. Teach the dogs in a gentle and firm manner. Praise the dog with rewards and treats on responding to your instructions positively. Impart socialization, crate training, and pack training of the dog to eliminate any behavioral issues in adulthood.
The Ausssiepoos are highly energetic dogs and you should give them a well-balanced diet. Give your puppy dry dog food and allow it to freely feed on it for a certain amount of time. Do not overfeed the dogs or it will have a negative impact on their health. Include in their diet raw chicken, bones and other nutritious food to improve their physical and mental health.
In comparison to Australia, the popularity of Aussie poodle mix is higher in the United States