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If you are looking for a quality pet, non to low shedding, great with kids and other animals that is super loving and easy to train then this is your breed. Once you meet an Aussiedoodle you’ll be hooked for life.
The reason behind crossing the Australian Shepard and the Standard Poodle was to produce a puppy that holds desired traits from both breeds and for people who love the Australian Shepard, but who were allergic to dog dander or disliked the shedding that goes along with this breeds double coat. Crossing the two breeds gives you a dog that has the Aussie’s beautiful color combinations and those amazing blue eyes as well as their human like intelligent brain mixed with the Poodles high intelligence, excellent conformation, and a non shedding coat…and some say you get the BEST of both worlds!
When cross breeding two purebred dogs you also get what is called hybrid vigor, resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution.
This is an attractive dog that comes in a variety of colors. The Australian Shepherd has traditionally been a herding type dog and believe it or not the working class Standard Poodle is a great hunting dog, these traits can also be passed onto the Aussiedoodle as well.
Country of Origin: USA and Canada
Size: The Aussiedoodle can vary in sizes depending upon the size of the parents used. It comes in a Standard, Moyen, Mini, and Toy size.
Coat: Due to the Poodle influence, the Aussiedoodle may have a wide variety of coats. The AussieDoodle coat length is generally moderate, they can be slightly wavy to very curly. No matter the amount of curl they most always have a VERY soft coat. They compare to other doodles like the Goldendoodle in coat texture.
Character: The Aussiedoodle is a highly intelligent and friendly dog. They are very family orientated and love spending time with their “People”. Aussiedoodles excel in agility and are often used as service or therapy dogs. They are a well rounded breed who love to play but can be just as content to lay at your feet.
Temperament: The Aussiedoodles are outstanding family pets who are extremely patient with small children. They are sweet and outgoing animals who are accepting of other family pets. It is very important to properly train and socialize your Aussiedoodle starting at a young age.
Care: Depending on the coat type, The AussieDoodle requires occasional brushing or professional clipping. AussieDoodles with a loose wave require monthly brushing and more often for the curly coats.
Training: The AussieDoodle is an extremely intelligent breed of dog and is eager to learn. The AussieDoodle will not respond to harsh words, yelling or heavy handed methods. Training must be done early and with rewards, firmness, patience and consistency. They seem to thrive in an environment where they are challenged and do well in obedience, rally, and agility trials. Mixed breeds are now allowed to compete in AKC Obedience Trials. Learn More Here!
Activity: AussieDoodles require exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom. They will do well in an apartment provided that their needs are sufficiently met. AussieDoodles can live happily on a farm or a big city. Most enjoy swimming. The Aussiedoodle will be most happy with daily walks and playtime.
Results of a 1998 internet survey with a sample size of 614 Australian shepherds indicated a median longevity of about 12.5 years.
American Canine Hybrid Club = Australian Shepherd / Poodle Hybrid = Aussie-Poo
American Canine Hybrid Club = Toy/Miniature Australian Shepherd / Poodle = Aussie-Poo (also known as Miniature Aussiedoodles).
Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Aussiedoodle
International Designer Canine Registry® = Aussiedoodle
Designer Breed Registry = Aussi-Poo
Publication Date: February 6, 2013
The latest offering from award-winning and best-selling author Diane Klumb, Almost Everything You Need to Know About Aussiedoodles is the first book to shine a spotlight on this thoroughly delightful designer breed.
Much more than just a sized-down version of his larger Doodle cousins, the author explains how and why this cross between the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle differs from hybrids developed from sporting breeds, and why they may actually be the better choice for many families.
Not your typical “generic picture book”, this one is packed with a ton of useful and even life-saving information that you simply won’t find anywhere else. (Who knew a genetic mutation not found in other Doodles can cause reactions to over a dozen common veterinary drugs, including heartworm preventatives and common diarrhea medications, in Aussiedoodles? The information on how owners can have their dog inexpensively gene-tested at home to assess his vulnerability is worth more than the price of the book!)
Covering a wide range of other important topics including how outdated vaccination protocols can negatively affect your dog’s long-term health, the links between Aussiedoodle color genetics and deafness, as well as step-by-step instructions on grooming, this book is a must-have addition to the library of anyone who already owns an Aussiedoodle, is considering adding one to their family, or just wants to learn more about this unique and charming breed. 238 pages; Illustrated in black and white.
I have a soft spot in my heart for the Aussidoodle hybrid because I personally own an Aussidoodle male by the name of Teddy. Teddy is neutered so he’s not part of our breeding program but he still plays a big part in what we do here! Teddy is amazing with all our puppies and he teaches them all their puppy manners. I know that probably sounds a little cookoo but you have to see him in action to believe it. I have to say I think Aussiedoodles are my favorite doodle. They look just like your Goldendoodle or Labradoodles but they have all these fantastic colors and AMAZING temperaments.
What’s not to love?
For More Information on the Aussiedoodle please visit: Dogbreedinfo.com
This is Teddy our Aussiedoodle playing with our litter of F1 Goldendoodle puppies. He is such a lover.. even with puppies. Most male dogs are un-interested at best with puppies but Teddy just loves everyone and he knows when to be gentle and when to go full hilt.. he is extremely patient and intelligent.
The Aussiedoodle is amazingly smart and a super sweet hybrid!! They are willing to work for you and are very easy to train! Sometimes only requiring to be shown once or twice what is expected to catch on, as they live to please you! They excel at obedience, are great for agility and make wonderful therapy dogs! They love kids and are an awesome choice as an all around patient family dog, they are great companions for camping, fishing, hiking or just hanging out around the house and lounging on the couch! Once you own an Aussiedoodle… you will wonder how you went through life with out one. Aussiedoodles make GREAT Family companions!
IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTICE
Australian Shepherds can have a severe reaction to Ivermectin, which is in many of the Heartworm medications on the market. So far, Interceptor is the only safe Heartworm medication for Australian Shepherds, Collies, Border Collies, and other affected breeds. The MDR1 gene that causes this reaction must be carried by both parents in order to be passed on to their offspring.
While Aussiedoodles are hybrids with Poodles, and therefore less likely to have the same issue as their parent breed, we recommend you take precautions against using any of the Heartworm medications containing Ivermectin. We are currently using a holistic approach to preventing and/or treating Heartworms-since the shut down of the Interceptor Heartworm Preventative manufacturer. This is working wonderfully for us, and several other breeders I know, and it is much safer for your Aussiedoodle.
It is very important that you do not give Heartguard to your doodle! Please make sure that you discuss this with your vet, they should be well aware of the risk and be able to assist you with alternative options.
We recommend using HW Protect Herbal Formula is intended for use as part of a comprehensive heartworm control program.