Hello Einstein! An Aussiedoodle Profile
The Aussiedoodle- Quick Information
New designer breed
Look vary in different dogs,
Strong, muscular teddy bears
Long ears, different colors
Very loving and playful
A lot of exercise needed
Easy to train
The Aussiedoodle Overview
Also known as the Aussiepoo, Aussiedoodle puppies are fluffy, medium sized dogs.They are marvelously cute, super intelligent and have charming personalities.
They are so-called ‘designer dogs,’ created by crossing an Australian Shepherd with a standard Poodle.
Aussiedoodles are believed to be hypoallergenic dogs, which mean that they won’t give their owners allergies. All these factors make them the perfect pet.
Why Was The Breed Created?
The first Aussiedoodle breeders wanted to combine the cleverness of the Australian shepherd and the normal poodle. No wonder that the Aussiedoodle is also called the Einstein breed: they are super-smart! A second consideration was to create an animal with a low-shedding coat.
The Aussiedoodle as a breed is about 10 years old. It is a new designer breed and has proven to be very popular, especially in the United States. Because they are a designer breed, Aussiedoodles are not documented by the American Kennel Club. But, they are on the International Designer Canine Registry and the Designer Breed Registry.
Like a cross between the Australian Shepherd and Poodle, the physical characteristics of the Aussiedoodle can vary, depending on the breed they take after.
Overall, though, they are dogs of a medium to large size with a strong muscular, but the slim body. Dogs should have a rectangular shape, and the tail should be slightly shorter than the body length.
They vary in size and coloring. The quality of their coats can also differ, even among puppies in the same litter! Some have very curly hair, while others do not. Aussiedoodle puppies look like teddy bears; they are definite cuddle-magnets.
Breeders are not trying to standardize appearance, but rather, they are focusing on the breed’s temperamental qualities.
There are not many other dogs that can outmatch the coloring combinations that one get in Aussiedoodles. Among the commonly recognized colors are:
- Chocolate and white
- Black and tan
- Black and white
- Red and white
Interestingly, tri-color puppies will fetch the highest prices. Colors can come in patches or be solid.
Ears and eyes
The Aussiedoodle can have blue or brown eyes. Two eyes of different colors are not uncommon. Its ears are uncommonly large and floppily hang down the sides of its face.
Head and muzzle
The head should be wide, with a thickly rounded muzzle.
Did you know?
The Aussiedoodle puppies are very intelligent dogs. Some have been reported to ‘read’ their owner’s mind and do things without the owner asking for it.
Aussie-Poos loves their family. They want to interact with them and be included, and they cannot be left alone for too long. They are highly intelligent, with lots of energy. They are not aggressive and like children and other pets.
Interestingly, the temperament of your dog will depend on the mother’s temperament.
Socialization is important in the early years, as these dogs will sometime retain the herding instinct of the Australian Shepherd. Your Aussiedoodle might want to ‘herd’ your children by nipping and touching them. It is not a sign of aggression. It is just instinct!
They should be kept in check, and this should be corrected from the start by a firm “No!”
Hybrid breeds will usually weigh the average weight of its two parents. Aussiedoodles can weigh anything between 11- 32kg.
36 – 58 cm
Aussiedoodles are vulnerable to a variety of health problems that may affect the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle. However, it is not common.
It is difficult to predict if your puppy will have some of these ailments, but your Aussiedoodle breeder must be able to tell you if the parents of your puppy was screened for defects.
Here are some common problems to look out for:
Epilepsy – this might start to occur in dogs as young as six months. Although traumatic to see for the first time, most dogs have seizures that are few and far between. They may not even need medication. Aussiedoodles with epilepsy may live healthy lives.
Hip dysplasia – this is a disorder of the hip joints that causes the hind limbs of the affected dog to be lame. An x-ray scan will detect this condition.
Progressive retinal atrophy – Your dog can inherit this condition from its parents. The dog will get blind. All adult dogs should be tested to see if they are carriers of the causing gene. If you buy your dog from a reputable breeder, you need not worry about this.
Aussiepoo are happy to go lucky dogs. They are also very smart!
They would NOT be happy to sit around for 8 hours and wait for their owner to get home. They are, in a way, like children. They don’t like having anything to do.
Just like children, Aussiedoodles can develop behavioral problems if they are not stimulated and exercised regularly.
Large, fenced yard
The ideal living conditions for an Aussiedoodle are one where the owner is at home most of the time. A fenced-in yard is a definite requirement as these dogs need to be able to run and get exercise whenever they want to.
In general, your Aussiedoodle should live up to 12 years, if cared for properly.
The mother of an Aussiedoodle is an Australian Shepherd, and the father is a Poodle to avoid birthing difficulties.
The average size of a litter is 6-7 puppies, although up to 11 puppies have been reported.
Aussiedoodles are high maintenance dogs. They need to be brushed every other day.
If your doggie has a very curly coat, he might need to be clipped every 8-12 weeks. Without grooming, your dog will look messy very soon.
Aussiedoodles might get ear infections from if the hair inside their ears if not plucked regularly. Their ears should be clean and dry. Any discharge is abnormal, and you should take your dog to the vet to get it checked out.
Trim your dog’s nails every few weeks. Brush his teeth for good overall health – it will help prevent cavities and keep plaque at bay. The Aussiedoodle will need plenty of exercises – at least 90 minutes of walking every day.
These dogs need a nutritious diet because they are so active. An adult Aussiedoodle should be fed twice daily with the highest quality food available.
Cooked meals can also be prepared for the Aussiedoodle. Here are some foods that you can include:
Peanut Butter: Raw, unsalted peanut butter is a healthy source of protein and Aussiedoodles love it.
Cheese: Feed as a treat once in a while.
Apples: An apple will clean your dog’s teeth and provide fiber. Remove the seeds and core.
Carrots and pumpkin: Carrots are naturally sweet and healthy. It can be fed to your dog on a regular basis. Pumpkin provides fiber and Vitamin A.
Salmon: Cooked salmon contains Omega 3 acids that will give your Aussie a healthy, gleaming coat.
Aussie-Poos have high exercise needs. They would need activity every day – either in the form of playing or a good walk.
They are wonderful jogging partners from one year old onwards. (Younger dogs might stress their joints if they jog at a too early age.)
Aussies also need to keep their mind active. They can be excellent therapy dogs, as they are extremely clever and like doing challenging tasks. They are the Einsteins of the dog world and would like daily training – it will keep them occupied and happy.
If they are not challenged, they will go and find their amusement – which might lead to problems for both the owner and the dog.
Aussiedoodles are smart and highly trainable, due to the intelligence of the parent breeds. This type of dog will learn quickly, easily and happily if you train it with positive reinforcement techniques. Be loving, but firm when training them.
When to start?
You can start training the puppy the day you bring him home. Even at eight weeks, he’ll be an eager learner.
Aussiedoodles can be taught jobs to do: they can carry your groceries or get your mail from the mailbox. They love being busy. Very short training periods of 10-15 minutes throughout the day.
“Hypoallergenic” means that “it can be tolerated by people with allergies.”
Poodles have this reputation and therefore the Aussiedoodle hypoallergenic –qualities are also there. Any owner can safely decide to adopt an Aussie-Poo!
No serious health issues
Serious health issues are not present in the Aussiedoodle.
They are prone to hip dysplasia and owners should research the particular puppy’s parentage to see whether it will be a problem. A dependable breeder will show you independent certifications that the parents of your prospective Aussiedoodle are free from common health defects.
Aussiedoodle Pros and Cons
Aussiedoodles are not prone to shedding.
People with mild allergies can safely adopt an Aussiedoodle.
They are Einsteins and love to be trained!
They are fun and affectionate and get along with everyone.
Aussiedoodles are loyal and can walk off-leash quickly with training.
Bad habits can be learned quickly by these dogs.
They get bored easily .
Exercise is a definite must – and a lot of it every day.Grooming is frequently needed.
If you want an intelligent companion that will never let you get bored, get an Aussiedoodle.
They are fun, loyal and will give you hours of amusement. The only real requirement is that you have a large space for the dog to run off his excess energy.
If you want to compare the Aussiedoodle vs. Goldendoodle, you’ll see that the dogs have much of the same temperament. It is a matter of the preference of the owner. Goldendoodles also have large exercise needs, but they love compatible dogs.