What was your reaction the first time you saw an Aussiedoodle? You fell in love with it instantly, right? You are not alone!
The Aussiedoodle, also referred to as the Aussiepoodle or Aussiepoo, is a mix between a poodle and an Australian shepherd. They come in different patterns and colors, but the most common is merle. But color notwithstanding, all Aussiepoodles are pleasing to the eye and quite friendly. They are meant to be companion dogs, just like other doodle dogs.
But that is not the only thing you need to know about these vivacious fluffy beings. Read on to learn more about them.
The parent breeds of the Aussiepoo are amazingly intelligent, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they produce intelligent puppies. This unique breed generally shows immense intellect, making it one of the most compliant and trainable dogs out there.
But keep in mind, their high level of intellect, sometimes, makes them a handful to train and entertain. They get bored and uninterested easily, especially when subjected to repetitive training sessions. Therefore, you need to invent new things frequently, so your Aussiepoo can remain cheerful.
They come in Different Sizes
Usually, Aussiedoodles weigh between 25 and 75 pounds and are between 10 and 15 inches tall. Some can be considerably larger or smaller, depending on their parents’ size; however, most fall in this group.
Basics of Aussiedoodle Grooming
Some Aussiedoodles resemble a Poodle with loose curls, others have adopted the long, straight hair from their Australian Shepherd parents, and some fall somewhere in the middle.
As you might have guessed, this means they are not low-maintenance pets when it comes to grooming and tidying up. Depending on your Aussiedoodle’s coat type, be ready to brush him regularly. If your intended purchase has a curly coat, plan to have him clipped every 8 to 12 weeks.
Aussiepoodle are Bouncy
Aussiepoodles are bouncy, fun! So it’s no surprise that they are exceptional at agility training. They can hop as if there isn’t a single bone in their body. If you decide to teach Aussiedoodle agility, you will need to keep a close watch because he may find jumping over fences and enclosures fun.
Need Company and Craves Attention
Another thing you need to note about Aussiepoodles is that they crave attention. For those that spend 8 hours or more away from home, this might be tricky. If you spend a lot of time at your workplace, consider hiring a dog daycare or dog walker. They can, on your behalf, provide the Aussiedoodle with the exercise and care he needs to be healthy and happy.
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What about its Diet?
To stay healthy, Aussiedoodles require a range of nutrients, including vitamins, fibers, minerals, proteins, and carbohydrates.
Advisably, a dog should have two meals per day. At least, every meal should contain vegetables, fruits, grains, and meat (or the primary protein source).
Always read dog food reviews and ingredients and avoid expired food. For example, some commercial and processed foods contain extensive amounts of 4-D meat (meat from dying, dead, diseased, and disabled animals). This is detrimental to your dog’s health.
The Health Factor
Whether crossbreeds, purebreds, or mixes, all dogs can develop genetic health issues, just as all people can inherit a particular condition.
Well, Aussiedoodles might be prone to the health issues of both the Poodle and Australian Shepherd. However, there is also a likelihood that the genetic diversity brought about by missing two breeds might reduce the chances of developing certain inherited diseases.
Common health problems to look out for in Aussiepoos include progressive retinal atrophy, Cushing’s disease, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and cataracts.
Do they get along with children?
Don’t let having kids in your home deter you from getting an Aussiedoodle. These design crossbreed dogs are highly social and get by with almost everyone. They love the company of children and will even enjoy playing with other pets.
Aussiepoodles are Therapy Dogs
They are always in tune with your needs and emotions and know when you are going through a rough patch. It’s no wonder why Aussiedoodles are widely used as therapy, service, and emotional support dogs. So gentle to people; they know you require them as much as they require you. What other greatest feeling in the world than that?
Where is the Best Place to Source an Aussiedoodle?
It would help if you always got your puppies from a trustworthy source. Your puppy’s early upbringing may have an impact on their character and physical health. Therefore, don’t jump on the first deal you get. Rather, do your research well. For instance, ask past clients if they are happy with their acquisition, know what kinds of medical records each puppy should come with, etc.
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There is so much to learn about owning Aussiedoodles puppies. But we hope that you have benefited from our list of this exquisite breed.
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