Q: What is an Aussiedoodle?
A: Aussiedoodles are a cross between an purebred Australian Shepherd and a purebred Poodle.
We started breeding Aussidoodles Early 2000. My love has always been with Herding breeds, and this was the next step after many years of breeding Goldendoodles and Labradoodles. I was raised with a collie and he was one of the most dedicated and loving dogs I ever had. I started raising and showing collies and enjoyed every minute of it. I raised my children always including collie, Australian Shepherds or corgis as our family pets. After many years breeding, training Aussies, I did so want to have them back in my life again. They are such a versatile dog we decided to start breeding Aussiedoodles. They have fast become one of my top picks in the Doodle breeds, and I am very happy I made that decision.
Currently I have numerous Aussiedoodles as Service + Therapy Dogs, and I am proud of each and everyone of them! In fact, after over 16yrs of breeding Doodles, I have more Aussiedoodles in the Service and therapy field then the favored Goldendoodles or Labradoodles. They are proving to be a blessing to so many people, and I could not be happier with what my babies are accomplishing.
Loyal and obedient, Australian Shepherds will follow their pack leader (that’s you!) to the end of the earth. They are highly skilled at herding and agility games. Unlike the Border Collie, the Australian Shephard has an “off switch” – which means they are just as happy to lay at your feet, as they are to play ball or any other “job” you choose for them.
Originally bred as a water dog, the Poodle is agile and obedient. They enjoy hunting, tracking, and herding games. Poodles are high energy and can become bored easily, they are great at finding mischief! Not afraid of the limelight, and born with a keen intelligence and astounding agility, Poodles were highly suited to perform amazing Circus tricks.
Put these two great breeds together and what do you have? A truly fantastic doodle breed, the Aussiedoodle! However, basic training is essential because Aussiedoodles are extremely intelligent so if you don’t train them, they will train themselves for a job of their choosing-not yours.
Our Aussiedoodles come in all sizes and colors!
Since Australian Shepherd and Poodles come in all 3 sizes.
Growth Health Note: Aussiedoodle growth is slower than most larger breeds, which diminishes the risk of bone and joint issues. Growth issues such as Hip Dysplasia are less frequent with both Australian Shepherds & Poodles, hence the Aussiedoodle has little to no growth issues.
**We never dock Aussiedoodle tails! This procedure In our opinion is purely cosmetic, under the ruse to “help” the dog perform the duties it was bred for. In the case of the Aussiedoodle, there is no reason for us to do this. The procedure is painful for the pups and purely cosmetic, This has to be done between 1-3days old, w/ No anesthesia, anyone that tells you that they don’t feel it,, is a liar, plain and simple!
**The Aussiedoodle coat is normally low- to no-shed. While their coat is typically low maintenance, it does require regular brushing to prevent matting. We suggest getting in the habit of brushing your doodle every day, while watching television or just as a quiet quality time with him/her.
**Aussiedoodle hair is extremely soft, like rabbit fur, so daily grooming will maintain the health of the coat-especially if you choose to keep it long. We recommend the “Teddy Bear Hair-cut,” which is a scissor cut that leaves the coat about 1″ all over. Professional grooming should be done every 6-8 weeks.
**Some breeders Now are breeding F1B and higher Aussiedoodles, This type of breeding produces too much of a poodle type coat. Not to mention it dilutes the hybrid vigor , which is the main reason for doodle crosses to begin with!
**We have also noticed that the Aussiedoodle ear carriage is typically higher than that of the Labradoodle and Goldendoodle. Higher ear carriage gives them a higher resistance to developing ear infections.