Australian Shepherd Poodle Mix: Interesting Facts and Basic Care Rules

Are you looking for an intelligent crossbreed? Then the Australian Shepherd Poodle mix is the right choice.

This breed is a cross between most beautiful and world’s brainiest breeds, the Australian Shepherd Poodle mix seems to have it all!

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What is an Aussiedoodle?

The Aussiedoodle is a crossbreed dog; this breed is being crossed to get an intelligent, beautiful, and active dog. The Australian Shepherd mother and a Poodle father was cross to get this his breed. This breed inherited some remarkable traits from their parents, so they often turn out to be playful, smart, intelligent, and loyal).

This breed doesn’t have a long history because they are new. The Americans fell in love with the Aussiedoodle because of these features. That’s why the Aussiedoodle popularity in America has skyrocketed more than they are in Australia! 

Cutest Aussiedoodle called Cobalt

How else Australian Shepherd Poodle mix dogs called?

The Australian Shepherd Poodle mix is usually called an Aussie-Poo, Aussiedoodle, or Aussiepoodle. Some call them the “Einstein” breed because they are smart dogs.

What do Aussiedoodles look like?

This breed is medium in size. These dogs have medium to long coats; It can be thick, wavy, or curly. They can be white, black, brown, grey, silver, yellow-tan, copper, and blueish.

If you get lucky your Aussidoodle will look just like Winston. No, he is not a toy, he is a real boy-pup.

Australian Shepherd Poodle Mix: breed specifications

Average Weight25 to 70 pounds
Average Height14 to 23 inches
Average Lifespan10 to 15 years
Easy to TrainYes
Energy LevelHigh
Space RequirementsThey can live in a smaller spaces, but larger spaces are preferable
PersonalitySmart, energetic, and playful

How big do Aussidoodles get? 

A full-grown Aussiedoodles weigh from 25 to 70 pounds depending on their cross parents and about 14 to 23 inches tall. 

The lifespan of Australian Poodle

The average life expectancy of Aussiedoodles can be around 10 to 15 years. 

Since the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle has a lifespan of 12 to 15 and 10 to 18 years, respectively.

Australian Shepherd Poodle mix temperament

Just as the Australian Shepherd Poodle mix size and appearance vary, due to what they inherited from their parents, so will their personality also vary.

In general, this breed is pretty intelligent. Also, both Aussiedoodle’s parents are working breeds. So the mix is quite energetic and needs lots of interactive dog toys to keep them active.

They love playing outdoors and going to the park. 

They also can cook. I am kidding. It’s just Billy.

How easy is it to train an Aussiedoodle?

This breed is very easy to train because they are smart and obedient. During dog training, make sure you let your pup know that you are the pack leader.

During obedience training, use a positive training method and reward him with praise (vocal) or treats whenever he completes any task. Be clear and consistent with your instructions; otherwise, you confuse your Aussiedoodle. 

Do Australian Shepherd Poodle mix shed?

This breed is ideal for those suffering from pet allergies. This is because they do not shed excessively. But they do lose slightly more fur in-between seasons. 

Australian Shepherd Poodle mix grooming and care

As dog owners, you have to groom this breed weekly to avoid mats and tangles. After grooming spends some time to clean their ear, this prevents waxy build-up and moisture that may result in infection.

That’s what I call a perfectly groomed wet nose. Nose’s owner is called Bailey.

Aussiedoodle: possible health issues

The Aussiedoodle breed may have some certain health problems that the Australian Shepherd and Poodle also face. So as dog owners, you must take this breed to the vet regularly for a proper checkup so you can have a healthy canine friend.  Amongst the most common possible health issues are cataracts, hip dysplasia, and progressive retinal atrophy. 

Aussiedoodles: fun facts to know

  • Just as the Tiger walk majestically, so do this breed also walk, they’re bouncy, fun! That’s why they are called masters of agility training.
  • Aussiedoodle is said to be a therapist and use for emotional support dogs. They are gentle to both humans and animals.

Australian Shepherd Poodle mix is it right for you and your family?

Australian Shepherd Poodle mix is the perfect dog for active people. They are smart, reliable, energetic, and playful, which makes them the ideal dog breed for families.

Credits: thanks for the photo to Canva and awesome pups along with their hooman parents from @itsyaboi_winston, @cobalt_aussiedoodle_, @bailey_theminiaussiedoodle, @billy_the_mini_aussiedoodle