Aussiedoodle Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Aussiedoodle so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
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Cross Breed

Aussiedoodle Price and Availability

How much does the Aussiedoodle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is an Aussiedoodle?
If you choose to purchase the Aussiedoodle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Aussiedoodle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Aussiedoodle gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Aussiedoodle? How many Aussiedoodle are there in the world?
Average: The Aussiedoodle is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Aussiedoodle Size

Is an Aussiedoodle small, medium or large dog?

How big do Aussiedoodle get?

Large Medium
How much does the Aussiedoodle weigh? How much should the Aussiedoodle breed weight? What is the normal weight of an Aussiedoodle?
25-70 pounds (11-32 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Aussiedoodle?
47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
How tall is the Aussiedoodle? Aussiedoodle height:
10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Aussiedoodle?
12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Aussiedoodle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Aussiedoodle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Aussiedoodle's coat?
Blue MerleRed MerleBlack & RedBlack & TanSable
How to groom the Aussiedoodle and how often?
Average: The Aussiedoodle requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Aussiedoodle, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Aussiedoodle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Aussiepoo?
Aussiedoodles shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Aussiedoodle need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Aussiedoodle every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Aussiedoodle Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Aussiedoodle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Aussiedoodle? Is the Aussiedoodle breed dumb or smart?
Very smart: Aussiedoodle is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 85% of the time or better.

The Aussiedoodle is one of the top breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

Are Aussiedoodle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Aussiedoodles are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
The Aussiedoodle is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Aussiedoodle sensitivity:
Aussiedoodles have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an Aussiedoodle a good family dog?
High: Aussiedoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Aussiepoo need? Aussiedoodle social needs:
Aussiedoodles are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Aussiedoodle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Aussiepoo bark?
Low to Average: The Aussiedoodle rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Aussiedoodle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Aussiedoodles are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Aussiedoodle dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Aussiedoodles are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Aussiedoodle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Aussiepoo? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Aussiedoodle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Aussiedoodle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Aussiedoodle has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an Aussiedoodle? How much bite force does an Aussiedoodle have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Aussiedoodle bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Aussiedoodle, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Aussiedoodle do?
Aussiedoodles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Aussiedoodles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Aussiedoodle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Aussiedoodle roam?
Aussiedoodles have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Aussiedoodle have high prey drive?
Aussiedoodles have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Aussiedoodle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not recommended to keep the Aussiedoodle breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Aussiedoodle indoors by introducing daily routines.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Aussiedoodles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can an Aussiedoodle be left alone?
Aussiedoodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Aussiedoodle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Aussiedoodle temperament with other people:
Aussiedoodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Aussiedoodle dogs get along with other pets? Are Aussiedoodle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Aussiedoodles usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Aussiedoodle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Aussiedoodle temperament with children:
Aussiedoodles are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Aussiedoodle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Aussiedoodle breed live with a cat?
Aussiedoodles are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Aussiedoodle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Aussiedoodle dogs get along with other dogs?
Aussiedoodles are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Aussiedoodle can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Aussiedoodle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Aussiedoodle breed suitable for first-time owners?
Aussiedoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Aussiedoodles good office dogs? Do Aussiedoodles make good office friendly dogs? Can Aussiedoodles be office dogs?
Aussiedoodle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Aussiedoodle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Aussiepoo temperament with senior people? Are Aussiedoodle dogs good for elderly owners?
Aussiedoodles are usually recommended for elderly people.

Aussiedoodle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Aussiedoodle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Aussiedoodles are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Aussiedoodle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Aussiedoodle breed? Most common health risks of Aussiedoodle:
Hip DysplasiaProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)CataractsIvermectin sensitivity
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Aussiedoodle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Aussiedoodle see the vet?
The Aussiedoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Aussiedoodle dogs live? How old can a Aussiedoodle be? What is the age limit of the Aussiedoodle? How many years can the oldest Aussiedoodle live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an Aussiedoodle?

9-13 years
The average lifespan of Aussiedoodle: 11 years
Is the Aussiedoodle breed hypoallergenic?
Aussiedoodles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Aussiedoodle have? What is the activity level of the Aussiedoodle?
Aussiedoodles are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an Aussiedoodle need? How much exercise do Aussiedoodle dogs require per day?
Aussiedoodles need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Aussiedoodle breed need?
Aussiedoodles don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does an Aussiedoodle need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Aussiedoodle breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Aussiedoodle? How much food should I feed my Aussiedoodle?
3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Aussiedoodle risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Aussiedoodle's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Aussiedoodle's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Aussiedoodle has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Aussiedoodle drool?
The Aussiedoodle drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Aussiedoodle.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Aussiedoodle As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Aussiedoodle be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Aussiedoodle is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Aussiedoodle be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Aussiedoodle be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Aussiedoodle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Aussiedoodle be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Aussiedoodle is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Aussiedoodle be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Aussiedoodle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Aussiedoodle be a boat dog?

Not really

Aussiedoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Aussiedoodle be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Aussiedoodle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Aussiedoodle dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Aussiedoodle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an Aussiedoodle pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Aussiedoodle breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Aussiedoodle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Aussiedoodle have in a litter? How many puppies can the Aussiedoodle breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Aussiedoodle have? How many puppies can an Aussiedoodle give birth to?
3-7 puppies

Aussiedoodle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Aussiedoodle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Aussiedoodle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Aussiedoodle breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Aussiedoodle Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Aussiedoodle is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Aussiedoodles are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Aussiedoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Stinkiness: The Aussiedoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Child Friendly: Aussiedoodles are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Aussiedoodles are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Aussiedoodle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Aussiedoodles are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Aussiedoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Aussiedoodles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Aussiedoodle breed in the home.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Aussiedoodle drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Aussiedoodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Aussiedoodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Aussiedoodles are not the most cat-friendly dogs.

Aussiedoodle History

The Aussiedoodle is a hybrid breed, which was intentionally bred by designer breeders. The breed is a result of crossing the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle in the late 1990s and early 2000s, likely in North America. Aussiedoodles are very common in the United States, given how smart, playful, and cute their parents are. The size of each Aussiedoodle will be dependent on the size of the Poodle that was bred to create the puppy. For example, Toy Poodles will lead to a smaller dog than a Standard Poodle. However, they are typically well-muscled with a slender build and strong bones. The coat of the breed can be any number of colors, including shades of black, grey, and white.

There is not a big history behind the Aussiedoodle’s origin, but the two dogs that make up this popular breed, the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle, do have a long history. First of all, as we already know, the Poodle is popular for its low-shedding coat and this is one of the reasons why their breed is so often crossed. The Poodle’s origins can be traced back to prehistoric times and it is believed that they were first bred in Germany. However, we tend to say that the Poodle originated in France due to its long and complicated history. With its woolly and curly coat, which provided protection against the chilly water, this breed became popular in France as a duck hunting dog. Although, throughout history, the Poodle has been used for many other jobs besides hunting, for example in circuses, for rescuing, and also for the rich as a companion dog. Later, the breed developed its more distinct look when noble ladies wanted to carry around little dogs as pets and this brought about the breeding of Toy and Miniature Poodles.

On the other hand, the Australian Shepherd is descended from a line of Europe’s finest herders. Despite its name, it is an American-born breed. The Australian Shepherd was created to herd livestock for ranchers and farmers in the western United States, and some Aussies still hold that job today. There are many theories about how the Australian Shepherd was created, but most people agree that its ancestors include collie and shepherd-type dogs that were imported with shipments of sheep from Australia during the 1840s. Breeders aimed to improve their herding skills and create versatile, hardworking, and clever dogs. In the years following WWII, the breed’s popularity increased rapidly, which coincided with a resurgent interest in Western-style horseback riding. Crowds at rodeos or horse shows, and audiences of western movies and TV shows, were wowed by the athletic dogs they saw. Despite the popular interest, the breed wasn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club until 1993.

Although the two parents are indifferent classification groups, herding and non-sporting, the AKC notes that both of these breeds are extremely intelligent and quite people-oriented so it is no surprise that the Aussiedoodle turned out to be such a clever, and friendly dog. However, all cross-breeding relies heavily on luck, and a good proportion of Aussiedoodles can be expected to more resemble the Australian Shepherd parents and may shed a reasonable amount. Generally speaking, mating involves Poodle fathers and Aussie mothers in order to avoid birthing difficulties, although a Standard Poodle bitch could reasonably be expected to deliver these cross-bred puppies without great difficulty. Although the Aussiedoodle has burst onto the scene only in the last ten years or so, it appears to be making a big impression and is certainly set to become one of the most popular designer breeds in the years to come.

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