The Aussiedoodle is the result of crossing an Australian Shepherd with a Poodle. They can range from 10 to 25 pounds, and they typically have a slender, muscular build. The soft coat is most often shades of black, gray, and white, and the texture varies from somewhat wavy to very wavy to more curly like a Poodle.
Aussiedoodles inherit intelligence from both parent breeds, and the Australian Shepherd in them means they may be happiest with a job or activity to satisfy both their exercise and mental stimulation requirements. The Australian Shepherd genes also include a herding instinct, and they may try to herd family members. These dogs can thrive in any home environment and love to get daily exercise (walking, swimming, active play like fetch). If that isn’t possible, a safe, fenced-in yard is ideal for running around and expending that energy. Because of their athletic ability, Aussiedoodles are often able to excel in dog sports like agility, flyball, and obedience exercises. Many successful therapy dogs are Aussiedoodles.
- Moderate to high activity level
- 60 minutes of activity per day
- Dependent upon coat type; more brushing required for curly coats
- Clip every 8 to 12 weeks
- Trim nails; clean & dry ears; brush teeth regularly
Temperament & Behavior
- Intelligent, outgoing, sweet
- Patient, devoted to family
- Easy to train; start as early as eight weeks