14 - 23 in (35.6 - 58.4 cm)
25 - 70 lbs (11.3 - 31.8 kg)
12 - 15 years
Colors can vary widely, ranging from solids and patterned to brilliantly-hued red merle (red and silver or buff marbled) and blue merles (marbled gray and black).
Medium length and wavy or straight, low shedding and low-dander.
Aussiedoodle OverviewThe Aussiedoodle is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle, usually a Standard or Miniature Poodle. Like most designer dogs created from a crossing of two purebreds, the Aussiedoodle's physical characteristics can sometime vary. But overall, they are a medium sized dog with a slim yet strong body. Their coats can vary in color and is curly and soft to the touch.
Like Poodles and Australian Shepherds, Aussiedoodles are extremely intelligent, if not more so. This makes training them a pleasure as they are eager to please and quick to pick up on things. They do best when trained using reward based training methods and tend not to respond well to harsh training techniques. Owners should have a loving but firm hand and should provide Aussiedoodles with consistent leadership.
A hybrid dog's temperament can often differ greatly based on the specific genetic contribution of each parent. However, when it comes to Aussiedoodles they are generally regarded as extremely intelligent, playful and loving dogs. The traits that they inherit come from both their Poodle and Australian Shepherd parents.
Aussiedoodles are extremely affectionate and devoted towards their owners and should never be raised outdoors or in kennels. They require constant human interaction and affection to maintain a happy and balanced life. However, as with all dogs, it is important that the Aussiedoodle's owners provide it with rules, boundaries and limitations as well as consistent leadership to ensure a well-behaved and balanced dog.
Aussiedoodles are extremely loving towards children and make excellent family pets. They should however be supervised around very young children as they can accidentally hurt them due to their high energy.
Aussiedoodles sometimes retain the herding instincts of the Australian Shepherd and these instincts should be kept in check and corrected from a very early age. This is why early training and socialization is extremely important.