An Aussiedoodle (or also known as Aussiepoo) is a cross breed of an Australian Shepherd and Poodle. Aussiedoodles take the best quality of both of their parts. The energetic and happy Australian Shepherd and the Loyal and Smart Poodle. Standard Aussiedoodles range in weight from 35-75 lbs, though breeding smaller poodles can produce Mini Aussiedoodles which are usually between 25-35lbs full grown.
Aussiedoodle puppies are known to be incredibly spunky and smart. Because of this, they grow to be a loyal part of your family. Depending on the breeding process of your Aussiedoodle, he/she may be hypoallergenic due to poodle’s heritage. If you have allergies, it’s very important to talk to your Aussiedoodle breeder to confirm if your pup will be hypoallergenic. They are known for being very healthy and active breeds. Because Aussiedoodles carry ears higher than most hybrid breeds they are generally less prone to ear infections. Like many dog breeds, Aussiedoodles are susceptible to hip dysplasia. Proper diet is imperative to maintain their overall health. With proper care and nutrition, the average lifespan of an Aussiedoodle is 12-15 years.
Aussiedoodles, like many poodle hybrids, need regular grooming. Because of multi coated fur, they are prone to matting. Pay special attention around the ears and groin. It is very important to brush your Aussiedoodle several times a week. Ideally, daily brushing is best for a healthy coat free of mats. Poodle hybrids with these coats can matt quickly and will go straight to the skin before you know it. Get in touch with an experienced groomer to help you maintain your Aussiedoodle’s coat and nails.
Aussiedoodles thrive in active homes. Some take after their “worker dog” Australian Shepherd sides and love a job to do, whether it is manual labor, tricks, games, mind tricks, or training. They are affection hogs and love to cuddle and lay about with the family, but also love when you throw the ball for them. Although this breed is perfectly content with an apartment situation, the ideal house is one with a medium to large yard so they can get proper exercise. A daily walk can burn a lot of puppy energy off too! With any dog, training is also important. Aussiedoodles are incredibly smart and quick to catch on, so the sooner you get to training them the better they will do. Start with small and easy tricks and work your way up as your pup gets better with commands. Crate training can also help to potty train your Aussiedoodle quickly and without much fuss.
Overall, an Aussiedoodle is a great addition to any household.
They love being part of a family “pack” and are always eager to please. Do your very best to find a proper breeder with a good reputation when picking your Aussiedoodle. Poodle Hybrids are very popular and have stimulated puppy mills to overbreed them. The last thing you want is a sick Aussiedoodle prone to cancer and other diseases due to improper breeding. There are many great breeders out there, so get in touch with a good one before you get your own Aussiedoodle life partner!
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