Aussiedor

40-80 lbs
22-25"
United States
Labrador Retriever
Australian Shepherd
Aussie Sheprador, Australian Sheprador, Sheprador

The Aussiedor is a hybrid breed where the Australian Shepherd is crossed with the Labrador. Known for being mellow, smart and playful, the Aussiedor is a large, solid dog with a broad face and hanging ears that can be seen in a variety of colors. Popular for being sweet and loving, the Aussiedor does well with children of all ages when trained and often will form strong bonds with his family members. The Aussiedor is an active hybrid that will require significant activity to ensure its overall health.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Labrador, Australian Shepherd

Aussiedor Health

Average Size
Male Aussiedor size stats
Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 40-80 lbs
Female Aussiedor size stats
Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 40-80 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Collie Eye Anomaly
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Pyotraumatic Dermatitis
  • Bloat
  • Nasal Solar Dermatitis
  • Pelger - Huet Syndrome
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Elbow
  • Blood Test
  • Skin Scraping
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Aussiedor Breed History

The hybrid called the Aussiedor is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history. However, the two breeds that combine to make the Aussiedor, 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. The Labrador originated in Newfoundland, an offshoot of the original Newfoundland breed. Original Labradors were black and medium in size and successful at retrieving game. As strong swimmers, they performed well in the icy waters of their home and would frequently swim after fishing nets and pull small boats through the water. While the breed died out in Newfoundland, in part because of a heavy dog tax, many had been taken to England during the early 1800’s and the breed continued to evolve from these dogs. The Labrador was recognized by the American Kennel club in 1917. As a breed, the Labrador is strong at drug detection and working as a service animal.

Aussiedor Breed Appearance

The Aussiedor is a hybrid dog from the Australian Shepherd and Labrador, averaging anywhere from 40 to 80 pounds and standing (on average) 25 inches tall. The Aussiedor is large and solid in stature, with a broad face and relatively broad head. His hanging ears will be medium-large and his tail will be somewhat long. Dogs of the hybrid can have coats of numerous colors to include black and brown, black, light brown/golden, dark brown/chocolate, tricolor or spotted/merle/brindle/speckled. The coat of the Aussiedor can be straight or somewhat wavy, while typically being dense and able to repel water.

Aussiedor Breed Maintenance

Maintenance of your Aussiedor will be moderate, requiring regular grooming to ensure the health of his coat. Thought to be an average shedder as both parent breeds are, regular brushing (at least weekly) will be required for your Aussiedor. Using a conditioner made for dogs can help to detangle the hair of your Aussiedor before you begin brushing it. With regular brushing your dog will likely not need more than a few baths each year. 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 Aussiedor is considered to be easy to train; training should start when your dog first comes home. Socialization is also important so that your Aussiedor will be comfortable around other people and animals.

Aussiedor Temperament

The Aussiedor is known to be kind, loyal, gentle and friendly to those that he knows, likely forming close bonds with certain family members. A dog of this breed will tend to cling to his owners, which can lead to his feeling neglected when left home alone. The Aussiedor is protective of his home and can be cautious around strangers, sometimes alerting their owners to signs of danger. As the breed originates from hunting dogs, an Aussiedor may consider small children to be a part of his “flock” and may try to herd them. As the offspring of two intelligent breeds, the Aussiedor will quickly learn that he should not chase or nip children and will ultimately get along well with them. Dogs of the hybrid are easy to train and make good family pets.

Aussiedor Activity Requirements

The Aussiedor is an active dog that requires both exercise and mental stimulation. A dog 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 Aussiedor should have a fenced in yard where he can safely run around and expend his energy. Keeping your Aussiedor busy is important otherwise your dog may become destructive. Activities like working, running, playing, swimming, fetching and catching a frisbee will help your Aussiedor with his physical and mental health.

Aussiedor Owner Experiences

Finn
2 Years
2 People
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He is the most loving dog I've ever had.
1 week, 1 day ago
Molly
3 Years
3 People
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Yoga
Car rides
Nap
Tug-of-war
Play keep away
Catch treats
Learn a new trick
Run
Walk
Bike ride
When we first got her, we didn't know what to do! She had so much energy and wasn't able to express it properly. She was destructive (digging, clawing up our front door, tearing up her beds, etc.). But with adequate exercise and training she's calmed down quite a bit. She's protective of both my partner and me. She is so sweet and cuddly. She is great with my 5yo son. The best rescue we made. ❤
1 week, 2 days ago
Angelica
1 Year
5 People
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Run
She is extremely protective to me and my children almost to a fault. Does not like to be left without a family member outside of the home. We are a military family and move often and she travels well with us.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Koda
2 Years
3 People
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He is the best dog. we adopted him from a shelter with no background on him and we have been so lucky to have him. Super friendly around my stepsisters newborn and toddler and is best friends with my Newfoundland. Super cuddly and lovable!
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Blue
8 Weeks
3 People
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This is my first aussiedor
2 months, 1 week ago
Xena
4 Months
5 People
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Fell in love with her the minute we saw her.She is all the qualities explained above.She is very smart.Loves kids and people in general.Also is already bonded strongly to all of us.
4 months, 1 week ago
KoKo
14 Years
4 People
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Snuggling on the floor
Car rides
Walking
We rescued Koko from a farm four years ago--the owner of the farm had passed away suddenly. From the beginning, he has been very close to my daughter (who is now 8). He is very affectionate, but doesn't like to show it much. His health has declined a lot in the past year, but we just started him on a NSAID, which should help with his arthritis. He spends a lot of time relaxing, but at this point he has earned it. (Three owners, being shot, hit by a car, Lyme disease, several bouts with fleas). He still loves to go for drives in the car, even if I have to pick him to put him in the car.
4 months, 1 week ago
Moose
7 Months
2 People
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He is the sweetest pup, so friendly and smart. Within the first two weeks we got him (he was about 4 months old)he was already house trained, sitting and understanding commands! He is quite energetic, but at the same time LOVES napping and cuddling. Working on his obsession with nibbling on hands and jumping up. I suppose that's the puppy in him still though.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Jade
3 Months
3 People
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Jade is already a valued member of the pack! She is so sweet, loves long walks on trails, and loves children(Sometimes tries to herd like cattle) but overall wouldn't trade her for the world
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Milo
3 Months
1 People
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Agility training
Running
Dog Parks
Milo is a super smart pup. He learns things in 2-3 goes usually. Very full of energy, loves all animals and people. Also like to nap a lot. So far an all around great pup. And already attached to me 😍
6 months, 2 weeks ago
Dakoda
5 Months
2 People
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Koda, is such a great dog and listens to me, but when I am at work he tends to become destructive. When discipline he will show his teeth and test his boundaries.
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Max
8 Weeks
5 People
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He loves running with the kids.
So far so good. Sweet and intelligent.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
CONCHO
8 Months
2 People
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Great dog, learned to sit, stay, high five in one day
9 months, 2 weeks ago
brandy
7 Years
3 People
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ABSOLUTELY FREAKING AMAZING I WANT 500 MORE!
10 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!
Sketch of smiling australian shepherd