Meet The

Toy & Mini Aussiedoodle

aka Aussiepoos

Sizing:

Toy Height at shoulders: 10-14 inches

Toy Weight: 7-20 Pounds

Mini Height at shoulders: 13-18 inches

Mini Weight: 15-35 pounds

There is an over lap as some stocky toys might weigh more then a slender mini...

We can not guarantee size but make an educated guess as to adult size.

Description:

Aussiedoodles are an intentional hybrid mix between two purebred breeds which is the registered Australian Shepherd or Miniature American Shepherd and the Poodle and they come in the toy, mini and standard size.   When cross breeding two purebred dogs you also tend to get what is called hybrid vigor, resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution.  Mixing the Australian Shepherd which is perceptive and bright as well as easy to train working dog mixed with the high intelligence and humor of the Poodle coupled with the Poodles excellent conformation and non-shedding coats you get this amazing dog called an Aussiedoodle!!!  They love kids and are an awesome choice as an all around patient family dog, they are great companions for active people or just couch cuddling and hanging out around the house!  Once you own an Aussiedoodle… you will wonder how you went through life with out one. Aussiedoodles make GREAT Family companions! . Period. Plus, lets be honest the Aussiedoodles are just REALLY CUTE! In general, they are also known for being a rather quiet breed. They are however Alert barkers and will let you know if someone is on your property

Hypoallergenic:

The Aussiedoodle is considered low to non-shedding, and therefore may not be for a severe allergy sufferer however, a person with mild to moderate allergies should not have any problem with an Aussiedoodle. The first (F1) generation of an Aussiedoodle, such as we produce, is a 50% Aussie and 50% Poodle. This means that they have a 50/50 chance of being a shedding breed or a non-shedding breed, right? ACTUALLY NO!  They are very low to non shedding in almost all cases. This is because the hair gene from the Poodle is a dominant gene over the double coated fur gene from the Aussie! To add the icing on the cake because of the Aussie genetics, it slows the hair growth down in the Aussiedoodle. So unlike the Poodle which needs to be professionally groomed every 6-8 weeks, Aussiedoodles usually can go almost twice as long between haircuts. In fact, a first generation Aussiedoodle has the same chance of being a non-shedding dog as any future generation!

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 wavy or wool like the poodle. No matter the amount of curl they most always have a VERY soft, silky, wavy coat that is low- to non-shedding due to his Poodle DNA.

Grooming:

The coat will require brushing several times each week to keep them looking their best and periodic grooming to maintain their coat shape. Because their  floppy eared dog, ear inspection and cleaning should be part of his weekly grooming ritual to avoid infections.  Typically the curler the coat the more it takes after the poodle coat and will require more grooming.  Depending on the coat type, The Aussiedoodle requires occasional brushing to professional clipping. AussieDoodles with a loose wave require more brushing and  the more  curly coat the more clipping is required.

Temperament:

The Aussiedoodles are outstanding and extremely patient with small children. They are sweet and outgoing animals who are accepting of other family pets. They are very loyal and natural clowns. It is very important to properly train and socialize your Aussiedoodle starting at a young age!  As soon as the puppy vaccines are complete you should enroll in puppy kindergarten or other training classes.  The Aussiedoodle is a highly intelligent and friendly dog but are more loyal to their family then strangers.   This means should you rehome one it may need an adjustment period to bond to their new family.  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 content to lay at your feet as long as they also get adequate exercise. 

Exercise:

AussieDoodles require exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom. They will do well on in and apartment or a farm provided that their needs are sufficiently met. Most enjoy swimming, some sort of running activity, or mental stimulation of learning something new. Aussiedoodles have a moderate activity level and therefore they need a good walk or active playtime each day, and they are athletic enough to participate in such dog sports as agility, flyball, obedience and rally. They can also be excellent therapy dogs.  The FALSE perception is that ALL Aussiedoodles are SUPER ACTIVE because they come from the Australian Shepherd. As a breeder and owner of an Australian Shepherd and member of aussiedoodle resource groups I have found that this statement is UNTRUE! Aussiedoodles are mainly a medium energy dog that can go from playing and exercising outside to flipping the switch off when coming in and being a couch potato companion.  Not every Aussiedoodle is bouncing off the walls. There are some that are higher energy just like in every dog breed. Aussiedoodles are highly intelligent dogs so some may have a greater desire for mental stimulation and may get more into things then other dogs if left alone or sedentary for long periods of time.  They can become bored and may even begin to act out or have higher bursts of energy simply out of PURE BOREDOM but I find this to be true with most dogs not just the super smart ones and a good walk or run can easily cure this… but if you can’t take them out on on a walk or run due to bad weather or you’re not physically able to do so… then even a nice car ride where they can hang their head out the window and see and smell new stuff will usually help out immensely or a just a 20 minute long training session in or outdoors where you can go over some simple obedience commands with lots of praise and challenges or a ball throwing session in the backyard or even in the house.  Basically ANY ACTIVITY where they get to use their brains and interact with their favorite person… YOU!  You don’t have to be a super active person to own an Aussiedoodle. They have proven to be great service dogs for people who are incapable to do a whole lot of activity as long as you keep them mentally stimulated and take them for a walk or some activity once a day.

Training:

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. The Aussiedoodle is amazingly smart and 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!  Aussiedoodles have become very popular as assistance dogs to the handicapped and elderly, as well as being trained as top agility prospects

Names Parents Breeds go by:  Miniature American Shepherd, Australian Shepherd in standard, mini, or toy, Poodle Royal, Standard, Moyen, Mini, or toy,

Names the Breed goes by: Aussiedoodle Standard, Mini, or Toy, Aussiepoo Standard, Mini, or Toy

VIDEOS:

The Australian Shepherd – by Animal Planet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Poodle –  by Animal Planet