Fun Facts About Aussiedoodles

Aussiedoodles are a crossbreed

Aussiedoodles are not a purebred breed and are not recognized as a breed by any major kennel organization. They are a crossbreed of Australian Shepard and a poodle, either standard or miniature.

The origin of the breed is unclear, but they are likely originally from the United States and enjoy more popular there than any other country. No one is sure what year the breed was created.

Because Aussiedoodles are not bred from parents with the same consistent traits as a purebred dog is, it is like rolling the genetic lottery with every puppy. Any Aussiedoodle could take more after their poodle or Australian Shepard parent, and there is no way to tell until the puppy starts to grow up.

Aussiedoodles do tend towards certain traits. They usually live 11 to 12 years. Aussiedoodles can be anywhere between 25 lbs and 70 lbs. They can stand between 14″ and 23″ at the shoulder.

One major contributing factor to the dramatic differences in size is whether one parent is a standard or miniature poodle.

This beautiful breed usually has soft, fluffy coats that are black, gray, white, or some combination of those colors.

Aussiedoodles are some of the smartest breeds.

Aussiedoodles are bred from two canine Einstein breeds, and they are just as intelligent as their parents.

As a result, Aussiedoodles need training from a very young age. While most animal trainers recommend starting obedience training at six months, Aussiedoodles should start training as young as eight weeks old.

Waiting until six months old may allow the dog to develop bad habits that will be difficult to correct.

Aussiedoodles take to training with natural enthusiasm and talent. They are task-oriented and love to please. They are suited to obedience, agility, and retriever training, and their training should be constantly reinforced.

Aussiedoodles also love toys, so including toys in their training will work well, and toys will help to keep their minds stimulation (and therefore keeping the dog out of trouble when they get bored).

Aussiedoodles are herding dogs

Australian Shepards are, as the name suggests, herding dogs. Aussiedoodles inherit the instinct to herd from them. They will want to herd people, children, and other animals into a central area, and they may display a bad habit in the process.

Aussiedoodles are not aggressive, but they do nip at whatever they are herding. The instinct comes from a habit herding dogs employ when herding cattle or sheep, but it cannot be allowed.

Training the dog not to nip is a very important behavioral point. Because they are strong-willed with herding instinct, younger children should not be the sole supervision of an Aussiedoodle when outdoors. The dog will likely take charge and not listen to the child.

Redirect the herding instinct by forming strong companion bonds. Aussiedoodles are extremely social animals, and they can suffer from separation anxiety when their family leaves. They require a lot of attention and a solid routine to help reduce anxiety.

Aussiedoodles do not want to be separated from their family even to sleep, and most love to cuddle in bed at night. At least they are warm and cuddly.

Aussiedoodles should be kept indoors

Aussiedoodles must live indoors as they cannot have enough social interaction if kept outdoors. An undersocialized Aussiedoodle is an energetic troublemaker and cannot be stopped from getting their way.

They are also not physically suited to living outdoors. An Aussiedoodle left outside is going to find some way to entertain themselves. They are naturally agile and can jump higher than many other breeds.

An Aussiedoodle has never met a fence that they cannot climb, and they are entirely fearless. The dog could injure itself on the fence or anywhere in the neighborhood once they have freed themselves. They shouldn’t be left outdoors without supervision for this reason.

Aussiedoodles require frequent grooming

Aussiedoodles look like overgrown stuffed animals with soft, curly fur. Although they are shaggy, fluffy, and adorable, that coat requires a lot of work. They should be brushed every few days and professionally groomed at least once a month.

Most groomers suggest clipping their fur short for the hot summer months to help keep them cool. They also require frequent nail trimming, ear cleanings, and dental care.

Aussiedoodles are drool monsters. Whenever they drink water, their fluffy beards soak up an incredible amount of liquid, which they then spread all over their domain: floors, couches, and people alike. A smart owner will keep a towel handy to clean up the mess.

The dogs also provide free showers, too, when they give a good shake after a long drink. Any owner not wanting to get wet should stay out of the splash zone.

Aussiedoodles are naturally born therapy dogs

Aussiedoodles are sweet-tempered, kind, and gentle. Coupled with their natural intelligence and training, they are excellent therapy dogs.

Aussiedoodles love people and are excellent companions. They are a favorite breed to be trained to assist individuals with PTSD, severe anxiety, and other mood disorders.

They are also common sights in mental wards and therapists’ offices where they are tasked with helping individuals to talk about difficult and distressing topics.

It has been proven that a therapy dog can reduce a patient’s anxiety levels significantly and are an effective therapy tool. They can also be bred as service dogs, but they can be a bit too high energy to be successful seeing-eye dogs.

Aussiedoodles do have some health concerns

Several health concerns are common to Aussiedoodles, and any owner should ensure their dog receives regular veterinary care to recognize any issues early. The most common health concern is hip dysplasia.

Other less common concerns include sebaceous adenitis, nasal solar, bloat, cataracts, Pelger-Huet Syndrome, and Von Willebrand’s Disease. Any breed of dog requires regular vet checks to stay up to date on their vaccinations.

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  1. Kristina Greenwell

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