Australian Shepherd x Poodle

About Aussiedoodles

Aussiedoodles are a mix between a purebred Australian Shepherd and a purebred Poodle. They’re known for their intelligent, lovable and active personalities. We currently raise F1 Aussiedoodles in both standard and mini sizes.

Australian Shepherd x Poodle

About Aussiedoodles

Aussiedoodles are a mix between a purebred Australian Shepherd and a purebred Poodle. They’re known for their intelligent, lovable and active personalities. We currently raise F1 Aussiedoodles in both standard and mini sizes.

Aussiedoodle Sizes

Aussiedoodles can come in a variety of sizes. When full-grown, standard sizes will grow to be about 50-75+ lbs and stand at 18-24 inches at the shoulder (which is anywhere between your knee and mid thigh). Standard Aussiedoodles reach their full-grown size around 16 months.

A mini Aussiedoodle weighs about 15-35 lbs and measures at about 12-17 inches at the shoulder. They will reach their full-grown size at around 12 months old.

Females tend to be smaller than males in both standard and mini sizes.

Coat Types

Aussiedoodles are a mix between a dog that sheds quite a bit (an Australian Shepherd) and a dog that rarely sheds at all (a Poodle). That being said, Aussiedoodles really don’t shed much, if at all, so they’re perfect for owners with mild pet allergies. Technically there’s no such thing as a “no shedding” dog (hypoallergenic only means it’s less than likely to cause an allergic reaction), but this is about as close as you can get!

To keep their coats from getting tangled and matted, we recommend daily brushing and regular grooming every 6-8 weeks. (Aussiedoodles’ coats can be shaved without damaging the hair.)

When brushing your Aussiedoodle, start by brushing against the natural lay of the coat once or twice. (This will ensure you a deeper brush and less tangles overall.) Then brush through it in the natural direction, making sure to get all the way down to the skin.

Aussiedoodles’ coats can come in three different types: curly, wavy and straight. It all depends on which genes they inherit from their parents. Curly coats look very similar to that of the Poodle parent. The tight curls keep the hairs in place and tend to shed only on the rare occasion. Wavy coats have the best of both worlds with their slight crimp and soft texture. These also tend to shed very little. Straight coats will look more like an Australian Shepherd, and while they’re very soft and beautiful, that silky texture will cause them to shed more.

Appearance

Aussiedoodles have that perfect mix of an Australian Shepherd’s coloring and a Poodle’s curly texture. They come in such a wide variation of colors and markings that it’s impossible to summarize it all here. But you can head over to our Coat Markings page to take a look at all the possibilities.

To get an idea of what our puppies here at The Doodle Tribe tend to look like, check out our previous litters.

Aussiedoodle Temperament

Aussiedoodles are one of the most family-friendly dog breeds out there. They’re loving and affectionate towards adults and kids of all ages. They form strong bonds and love spending time with their people. Because of their friendliness and high intelligence, Aussiedoodles make great service or therapy dogs. While they love being active, they’re also very content to just lie at your feet.

Australian Shepherds tend to form strong bonds with only one person, meaning they don’t easily listen to or obey anyone else in the household. Aussiedoodles, on the other hand, share their love and loyalty with anyone and everyone who sticks around. So if each member of your family wants a furry best friend, an Aussiedoodle is the dog for you!

Training Aussiedoodles

Both Australian Shepherds and Poodles are extremely smart breeds, so it makes sense that Aussiedoodles are one of the most intelligent dogs out there. They are eager to please which means they are pretty easy to train.

Training should start anytime after they’re eight weeks old. By that time, Aussiedoodles’ brains have developed enough to recognize and remember commands, so that’s when it can really begin to be effective. And the sooner their training starts, the better. Start with the basic commands (“sit”, “stay”, etc.). Once they show consistency with those, you can move on to the more fun and advanced tricks. We also recommend you start crate training as soon as possible to make sure your Aussiedoodle settles into their new home easily. Check out our Crate Training page for tips and techniques.

Lifestyle & Exercise

Aussiedoodles definitely inherited their high energy levels from their parent breeds and need regular exercise. They are known for their agility and love to be out and about. They particularly enjoy swimming and hiking, so don’t leave them behind when you hit the trails.

While Aussiedoodles can do well in just about any living situation, it’s best to make sure they’re given daily walks and sufficient time to play. If they get too bored or under-stimulated, they may just find their way into some trouble. Aussiedoodles are best for individuals and families who live active lifestyles.

Upcoming Aussiedoodle Litters

We have several scheduled aussiedoodle litters available throughout the year.

Make Your Family Whole

Your perfect little family member could be in one of our current or upcoming aussiedoodle litters.