Aussiedoodles can make the perfect companion for some people, especially those that are active.
However, this does not mean that this will be the perfect dog breed for everyone, as there are lots of things for you to think about before you bring an Aussisdoodle into your home.
If the Aussiedoodle breed is one that you are interested in, you will need to consider everything that there is to know about them before you decide if they are the right breed for you. Just like any other dog, they have specific needs and requirements that need to be met, and a potential owner will need to be up to the task.
In this article, we are going to talk about everything that there is to know about Aussiedoodles to help you to decide if they are the right dog breed for you.
There are so many things to think about, and it is really important that you have the right knowledge to make an informed decision.
What is an Aussiedoodle?
For those that don’t already know, an Aussiedoodle is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle.
They are a relatively new type of breed, but they have become increasingly popular as time goes on. Both of the parent breeds are smart, which means that Aussiedoodles have a high level of intelligence.
A first generation, or F1 Aussiedoodle is a 50/50 mix between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle, and there are many experts that would claim that this is the healthiest generation. These will have an equal mix of traits from both parent breeds.
A F1b Aussiedoodle will result when an Aussiedoodle and a Poodle have been crossed at a mix of around 75% Poodle and 25% Australian Shepherd. This means that it will inherit more Poodle characteristics. They will usually have curlier hair with less shedding.
F2 Aussiedoodles, are a cross between two F1 Aussiedoodles, and when this takes place over several generations, the hybrid vigor will start to diminish and new genetic tissues can start to appear.
The history of the Aussiedoodle
As we have previously mentioned, that the Aussiedoodle is quite a new breed, and it is a type of designer dog that is in high demand both in the UK and United States. It is thought that designer breeders started intentionally mixing Australian Shepherds and Poodles in the late 1990s in North America but since then, breeders from all over the world have seen the benefits of breeding this loveable dog.
This isn’t surprising, as both of the parents of this breed of dog have some great qualities that are passed on to the Aussiedoodle.
Together, they are able to create super smart dogs that are sweet and playful in nature, and this makes them great companions. However, due to the fact that they are so new to the doodle/poo scene, we do not know much about them yet.
What do Aussiedoodles look like?
Aussiedoodles can come in many different color variations, even within the same litter, but the most common colors are black and white, phantom black and tan, black and red, tri-colored, blue merle, red merle, red sable, red and white, cinnamon merle, silver, and cream.
Are Aussiedoodles hypoallergenic?
Aussiedoodles will typically have a non-shedding and hypoallergenic coat that varies in colors and curliness. The coat that they have will depend on how much they inherit from each of their parents.
Some Aussiedoodles will have long and straight hair, but there are others that have tighter curls, like Poodles. You might also get a dog that’s coat is somewhere in between these two options.
Size And Weight
Again, the size of an Aussiedoodle will be determined by its parents, and there are three main categories for these sizes, which are toy, medium, and standard.
Toy Aussiedoodle – Weighs 10-15 pounds and has a height of around 10 inches
Medium Aussiedoodle – Weighs 15-45 pounds and has a height of around 10 to 15 inches
Standard Aussiedoodle – Weighs 45-70 pounds and has a height of around 15 inches+
Toy Aussiedoodles are typically fully grown between 7.5 and 11 months old, Medium Aussiedoodles are usually fully grown at around 11-13 months, and Standard Aussiedoodles will be fully grown somewhere between 12.5 and 16 Months.
Food and diet
Your Aussiedoodle is going to need a healthy and hearty diet in order to provide them with the energy and fuel that they need to live their best lives.
There are lots of different options for you to choose from when it comes to canine nutrition, but the best option for these dogs is a high quality dry dog food.
This is usually formulated to offer the best nutrients at the right ratio, and it will be able to provide your dog with everything that they need.
The only difficult part is trying to find the right type of kibble for an Aussiedoodle. These are active and athletic dogs and their food will need to reflect this.
Generally, dry food that is designed for active large dogs is going to be a good choice for Aussiedoodles.
You should also consider the age of your dog when it comes to choosing their food, as this can influence the type or amount of food that they need. Dogs of different ages have different nutritional needs.
Personality and temperament
One thing that is great about these dogs is that they are really smart, which makes them easy to train.
They will need to be provided with proper training when they are puppies, ideally from the moment that they are brought home. Aussiedoodles are really perceptive and intelligent, and above all, extremely loyal, and they love to bond with their owners.
As well as this, Aussiedoodles are going to need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. If they are left alone for too long, they can easily become bored, which can lead to hyperactivity and destructive behavior.
Most breeders would only recommend getting this kind of dog if they are going to be in company for most of the day.
You should know that this is not an aggressive breed, and they get along well with other children and pets, as long as they are properly socialized. The key to their hearts is plenty of exercise, playtime, interaction, and attention.
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Health and life expectancy
An Aussiedoodle will typically live for around 12 years, but they can live for longer than this at times. However, you should also be aware that Aussiedoodles may be more likely to develop certain health conditions that are common to both Australian Shepherds and Poodles.
More often than not, they will be healthy dogs, but there are some genetic diseases that they could inherit.
Some of these diseases include Cushing’s Disease, Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture, Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Epilepsy, Pancreatitis, Ivermectin Sensitivity and Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
You should never purchase a puppy from a breeder that will not provide you with written documentation that the parents do not carry any of these health conditions. Otherwise, it could be the case that the parents do carry these conditions, which can be passed on to their litter.
Where Can I Get An Aussiedoodle Puppy?
Unfortunately, due to the fact that Aussiedoodles are highly popular, it is difficult to find them in shelters or rescues, especially if you are looking for a puppy. However, it can happen.
The easiest way to purchase an Aussiedoodle is through a reputable breeder. They will specialize in breeding different generations, sizes, and colors of them.
Aussiedoodles make the most wonderful canine companions providing you have the time, care and love to dedicate to this breed. Large in stature and often in personality too, these dogs can live and long and happy life in the correct home.
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