MINIATURE AUSSIEDOODLE PUPPIES
Aussiedoodles are a hybrid breed that crosses the Australian Shepherd with the Poodle and is known to embody the best characteristics of each breed. They tend to be intelligent, agile, and able to get along well with other animals and children.
They’re so smart and agile, and these pups are easy to train and eager to please. They can become talented therapy dogs.
Because the Australian Shepherd is a herding dog, you might see your Aussiedoodle try to herd family members, especially children, by bumping or nipping. Puppy training can help curb this behavior on command. It also helps to give them a daily job to do.
Their coats are soft and vary from somewhat wavy to very curly like its Poodle ancestors. They can be found in various shades including:
- Combination of colors
They range from 25 to 70 pounds and stand 14 to 23 inches tall.
This breed can do well in apartments or larger homes provided you prioritize daily activity. If that isn’t possible, Aussiedoodles should have a fenced yard to run and dog around safely.
Aussiedoodles are a new hybrid breed that therefore doesn’t have a long history, but the two parent breeds are well-documented. Australian Shepherds were developed in the United States and are known as herding dogs. (Their name is likely because their ancestors arrived from Australia.) The breed is a working dog, as a ranch hand, a guide dog, a therapy or service dog, and their excellent sense of smell makes them good for both drug detection and search and rescue. Poodles are officially recognized as originating from France, and experts believe they were descended from curly-coat dogs from Asia. The breed was first known as a water dog and trusted duck-hunting companion. It too has a history working as a guide dog, guard dog, service dog, and performer.
Major health concerns to be aware of:
- Hip Dysplasia
Minor health concerns to be aware of:
- Sebaceous Adenitis
- Nasal Solar Dermatitis
- Pelger - Huet Syndrome
- Von Willebrand's Disease
Aussiedoodles will require varying care depending upon the characteristics of their particular coat. Coats vary from somewhat wavy and soft to curlier like their Poodle ancestors. Most pups will need to be brushed 2–3 times a week to help avoid matting. Curly coats can require more frequent cuts; every 8 to 12 weeks to keep them short and free from mats. These dogs will require the same care as any dogs: keeping ears clean and dry, trimming nails regularly as necessary, and regularly brushing teeth to promote dental health. Aussiedoodles are not known to shed and are considered a hypoallergenic breed.
This breed is smart, eager to learn, and a great candidate for positive reinforcement training. You can begin training as early as eight weeks old, and both obedience and socialization training will help them develop good habits.