What is an Aussiedoodle?

The aussiedoodle is a mix between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. Aussiedoodles are a very intelligent, lovable, and energetic breed.

Coat

Aussiedoodles can have a straight, wavy, or curly coat depending on the generation and parents used. Most aussiedoodles tend to shed very little if any at all (straighter coats can be prone to more shedding). ​ The aussiedoodle coat will require frequent brushing when grown out but is fairly easy to maintain when trimmed. An aussiedoodle's coat is different than a double coated dog and can be shaved without damaging the hair. We recommend weekly brushing and professional grooming every 6-8 weeks to avoid tangles and matting.  

Appearance

Aussiedoodles come in a variety of colors. We focus mainly on Merle, Tri, and Parti coat colors. Aussiedoodles can have Blue, Green, or Brown eyes, even a mixture of these. All of our aussiedoodle tails are docked unless otherwise noted in your preferences section on our waitlist form. Please see our policies page for more information on tail docking. You can also view our coat color page here to learn about different coloration and patterns. 

 

Size

Our aussiedoodles come in toy, small mini, large mini, and standard sizes. The following weights are our guidelines:

  • Toy: 8-15lbs

  • Mini: 16-40lbs

  • Standard: 41+lbs​

Temperament 

Aussiedoodles make outstanding family pets and are generally great with children of all sizes. They are sweet, outgoing dogs who are full of life! The aussiedoodle is a highly intelligent and friendly dog. They are very family orientated and love spending time with their people. Aussiedoodles are often used as service or therapy dogs due to their lovable nature and their trainability. They are a well-rounded breed who love to get outside and play but can be just as content to lay at your feet.

 

Training

Aussiedoodles are extremely smart and eager to please. Training must be done with rewards, firmness, patience and consistency. Both of the breeds used to create the aussiedoodle are considered to be canine Einsteins, making this one super smart cross-breed. Basic training such as "sit", "come", "stay" etc. should start as soon as you take your aussiedoodle home to ensure your puppy starts off on the right foot (although we love our left-footers all the same). It is important to crate train your aussiedoodle when they are young so that they don't become destructive in your home and are reliable with potty training. 

 

Activity 

Aussiedoodles require exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom and getting into trouble. They will do well in any living situation provided that their needs are sufficiently met. They will do best if given daily walks and playtime. Most aussiedoodles enjoy swimming, going on hikes, and excel in agility. Aussiedoodles have a medium to high energy level and are best for those who live an active lifestyle or those that can provide them with ample mental stimulation via games, training, etc.