About The Aussie-Doodle
The Aussie-doodle is a highly intelligent and friendly dog. They are very family orientated and love spending time with their “People”. Aussie-doodles excel in agility and are often used as service or therapy dogs. They are a well-rounded breed who love to play while getting an adequate amount of exercise but can be content to lay at your feet. They are sweet and outgoing animals who are accepting of other family pets and great with small children. It is very important to properly train and socialize your Aussie-doodle starting at a young age.
Due to the Poodle influence, the Aussie-doodle may have a wide variety of coats. The Aussie-Doodle coat length is generally moderate, they can be slightly wavy to very wavy or wool like the poodle. No matter the amount of curl they most always have a VERY soft coat. They compare to other doodles like the Labradoodle in coat texture. Depending on the coat type, The Aussie-doodle requires occasional brushing and professional clipping. Aussie-Doodles with a loose wave require monthly brushing and more often for the curly coats.The Aussie-doodle is considered low to non-shedding.The hair gene from the Poodle is a dominant gene over the double coated fur gene from the Aussie. To add the icing on the cake, so to speak, because of the Aussie genetics, it slows the hair growth down in the Aussie-doodle. So unlike the Poodle which needs to be professionally groomed every 6-8 weeks, Aussie-doodles can go almost twice as long between haircuts.
Both of the breeds used to create Aussie-doodles are considered to be canine Einsteins. The Aussie-Doodle is an extremely intelligent breed of dog and is eager to learn. The Aussie-Doodle will not respond to harsh words, yelling or heavy handed methods. Training must be done early and with rewards, firmness, patience and consistency. They seem to thrive in an environment where they are challenged and do well in obedience, rally, and agility trials. Mixed breeds are now allowed to compete in AKC Obedience Trials.
Aussie-Doodles require exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom. Aussiedoodles have a moderate to high activity level. They need a good walk or active playtime each day, and they are athletic enough to participate in such dog sports as agility, fly ball, obedience and rally. They can also be excellent therapy dogs.
The Aussie-doodle can vary in sizes depending upon the size of the parents used. Their life expectancy ranges from 13-15 years.
The Aussie-doodle is amazingly smart and are willing to work for you and are very easy to train! Sometimes only requiring to be shown once or twice what is expected to catch on, as they live to please you! They love kids and are an awesome choice as an all-around patient family dog, they are great companions for camping, fishing, hiking or just hanging out around the house and lounging on the couch! Once you own an Aussie-doodle… you will wonder how you went through life without one.