25-70 lbs
United States
Australian Shepherd

The Aussiedoodle is a hybrid breed where the Australian Shepherd is crossed with the Poodle. First originating from an Australian Poodle, Aussiedoodles are now more common in the United States than in Australia. The size of each Aussiedoodle will be dependent on the size of the Poodle that was bred to create the puppy (Toy Poodles will lead to a smaller dog than a Standard Poodle for example) and they are typically well-muscled with a slender build and strong bones. The coat of the Aussiedoodle can be any number of colors, to include shades of black, grey and white; typically the coat will be soft. The Aussiedoodle tends to be an intelligent dog who enjoys a moderate to high level of activity, excels in agility activities and gets along well with children and other animals.

Date of Origin
Australian Shepherd, Poodle

Aussiedoodle Health

Average Size
Male Aussiedoodle size stats
Height: 14-23 inches Weight: 25-70 lbs
Female Aussiedoodle size stats
Height: 14-23 inches Weight: 25-70 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Bloat
  • Nasal Solar Dermatitis
  • Pelger - Huet Syndrome
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Blood Test
  • Dna For Vwd
  • Skin Scraping
  • X-Rays

Aussiedoodle Breed History

The hybrid called the Aussiedoodle is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history. However, the two breeds that combine to make the Aussiedoodle, have long histories. The Australian Shepherd was developed in the United States to work as a herding dog. It is likely that the name of Australian Shepherd is due to the fact that the ancestors of the dog arrived in the United States from Australia; those who worked the dogs named them after where their ancestors previously resided. The breed’s popularity increased in the 1950’s after the dog was featured in rodeos and films. The Australian Shepherd now works as a ranch dog, guide dog, therapy dog, drug detecting dog and in search and rescue. Officially, the Poodle is recognized as originating in France and it is thought that its earlier ancestors were dogs with curly coats from Asia. At first, the Poodle was a water dog; in France it was known for its duck-hunting abilities. The breed has served man well as a guide dog, guard dog, service dog and performing dog.

Aussiedoodle Breed Appearance

The Aussiedoodle is a hybrid dog from the Australian Shepherd and Poodle, averaging anywhere from 25 to 70 pounds and standing 14 to 23 inches tall. The large range in size is due to the type of Poodle that is bred; an Aussiedoodle with a Toy Poodle parent will be smaller than one bred with a Standard Poodle parent. The Aussiedoodle can be seen in various shades of black, gray and white, with a very soft coat that is typically of medium length. The coat may be anywhere from somewhat wavy to very wavy to that of a Poodle. Dogs of the hybrid will usually display a slender, but muscular build.

Aussiedoodle Breed Maintenance

Maintenance of your Aussiedoodle will depend in part on the type of coat he inherits; in fact, the amount of shedding of the hybrid will be a result of his particular coat. The coat may require brushing every other day (if curly) or less frequently if wavy. Should he have a curly coat, clipping may be required every eight to 12 weeks. Basic care that is necessary for all dogs is also important, to include trimming his nails as necessary and keeping his ears clean and dry. In addition, you will want to brush his teeth regularly to ensure his overall dental health. The Aussiedoodle is considered to be easy to train; training should start as early as eight weeks of age and should include behavior training to help your dog avoid the development of bad habits. When training, positive reinforcement techniques are recommended. Socialization is also important so that your Aussiedoodle will be comfortable around other people and animals.

Aussiedoodle Temperament

The Aussiedoodle is typically intelligent, outgoing, sweet, patient and devoted to their family, making them a great member of a household with children and other pets. While a high energy dog, the Aussiedoodle loves spending time with his family, even if just lounging around the house. As the Australian Shepherd is a herding dog, an Aussiedoodle may follow his instincts and try and herd members of his family, particularly children, which he may try and do by bumping or nipping. You can work on stopping this behavior by responding with a command. Aussiedoodles are typically very smart and very trainable, as both parent breeds are highly intelligent. Even at a very young age, the Aussiedoodle will be ready and able to learn from his training. Most Aussiedoodles love having a job to do and you will want to incorporate this into your daily activity with your pet.

Aussiedoodle Activity Requirements

The Aussiedoodle is an active dog that requires both exercise and mental stimulation. Dogs of this hybrid can do well in an apartment or home as long as he is taken out for exercise (a good walk, swim or active play) on a daily basis. Should that not be possible, the Aussiedoodle should have a fenced in yard where he can safely run around and expend his energy. With their athletic ability, the Aussiedoodle can enjoy dog sports to include agility, flyball and obedience exercises. Dogs of the hybrid are successful therapy dogs, which provides them with both physical and mental activity.

Aussiedoodle Owner Experiences

7 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Sparky is a very smart, friendly dog. She is excitable when she first greets people, but settles down quickly. When she was a pup, a long run or walk was important to keep her out of trouble... when she did not get exercised she would get into trash cans, chew up mail (including our tax bill!), etc. As she has gotten older she has calmed down significantly and just likes to hang out with us. Overall she has been a fantastic, loyal family pet.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Playing in the snow
Zoey is a very shy, but high energy dog. She is the runt of the litter she weighs around 40 pounds, and has no tail
1 year, 5 months ago
1.5 years
1 People
House & Yard
Everyday is a new experience; she loves paper towels and TP, pens, glasses, everything she shouldn't have and will hunt these items down even if they're in my purse. All wastebaskets must be hidden or up high.
1 year, 6 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
Sketch of smiling australian shepherd