Aussiedoodle – The Australian Shepherd Poodle Mix

Aussie Dog Breeders – Aussiedoodles are one of the most popular dog breeds in Australia. They have been bred since the early 1900’s to perform various tasks such as guard dogs, hunting dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs etc. They were originally used mainly for guarding livestock but they have now become very popular with families because of their friendly nature and good temperaments.

Australian Shepherds are known for being loyal, loving and affectionate. These dogs are often described as “good with kids” or “caring”. Australian Shepherds are also known for their intelligence and loyalty. They tend to be very protective of family members, especially children.

The Australian Shepherd is a medium sized dog breed which stands at around 40 inches (101 cm) tall from shoulder height to the withers of its legs. Their weight ranges between 25 and 35 pounds (11.8 – 16 kg). They usually weigh 15 to 20 pounds (6.3 – 8 kg), though some are much heavier than others.

They come in several colors including black, brown, chocolate, cream and grey. There are also variations of the color white and solid black. Some Aussiedoodles have red eyes while other have blue eyes or even green ones!

One of the most common question that people ask is how much do Aussiedoodles shed?

The answer is, not much at all. The Aussiedoodle sheds very little if at all.

Although they do require grooming from time to time, they are very easy to train due to their high intelligence. They can be trained to do just about anything that you could ever want such as hunting, herding livestock and of course being a loyal pet and companion.

One common misconception about the Aussiedoodle is that they are usually very skittish and timid. While this may be true for some, this isn’t always the case. Some of them may also be prone to being aggressive around other dogs or animals. However, this can usually be trained out of them if you start early enough.

One other common myth about the Aussiedoodle is that they are very lazy and don’t like to be active. While it is true that some of them are couch potatoes, most of them actually love to go on hikes, walks, runs or even swimming!

The average lifespan of an Aussiedoodle is between 12 and 15 years. However, there have been cases where some have lived up to 20 years or more with proper care and treatment.

Brief History – The Aussiedoodle is a relatively new breed of dog. It is the result of breeding an Australian Shepherd with a poodle. Both parent breeds have very interesting histories of their own.

The Australian Shepherd (also known as the Australian Cattle Dog) originated in Australia in the 1800’s. They were bred to herd livestock such as sheep and cattle. They are also used for general farm work such as rounding up cattle or any kind of livestock, herding the animals in the desired direction, checking on the health of the animals and keeping them safe from predators. The Australian Shepherd is a working dog through and through.

The poodle is a very old breed of dog. The poodle has been around since at least the 1500’s. It is believed to be descendant of the old Hungarian water dog and German hunting dogs. They were bred to hunt and fish in Europe for aristocratic families.

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They were primarily used for hunting waterfowl. Poodles are very intelligent and easy to train. They also have a reputation of being good with children. Poodles come in three sizes, the standard, the medium and the miniature.

The name Aussiedoodle comes from combining the words “Australian Shepherd” and “poodle”. The name was first coined in the 1980’s when the breed was first created. People were breeding Aussies with poodles to create a dog that had an easy to care for coat like a poodle, but had the herding and guarding abilities of an Australian Shepherd. It is debatable whether or not this was a success.

While some people say that the Aussiedoodle breed is a success, others believe they are nothing more than low-intelligence poodle mixes.

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