Miniature Aussiedoodle

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15-35 lbs
United States
Miniature Australian Shepherd
Miniature Poodle
Miniaussiedoodle, Toy Aussiedoodle, Miniature Aussie-Poo, Mini Aussie-Poo, Toy Aussie-Poo, Toy Aussiepoo
The Miniature Aussiedoodle is a hybrid mix of the Miniature Australian Shepherd and the Miniature Poodle.  At first glance, one might think that this hybrid is a mix of a mix and a purebred, but in actual fact, the Miniature Australian Shepherd is not a crossbreed or mixed breed.  It is a purebred canine which was created by breeding the smallest pups in the purebred litters together to obtain smaller versions of the larger breed.  Both parent breeds are extremely in intelligent, being called by some the "Einsteins" of canine breeds.  What a great way to create a smaller dog with the same character and keen instincts as the larger version!
Companionship, Agility, Competitive Obedience
Date of Origin
Late 1900's
Miniature Australian Shepherd, Miniature Poodle

Miniature Aussiedoodle Health

Average Size
Male Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats
Height: 12-18 inches Weight: 15-35 lbs
Female Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats
Height: 12-18 inches Weight: 15-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Deafness
  • Addison's Disease
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Canine Cushing’s Disease
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
  • Skeletal/Joint Conditions
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
  • vonWillebrand’s Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
  • Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA)
  • Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPM)
Occasional Tests
  • Hip X-Rays
  • Ear Examination
  • Eye Examinations
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Skin Biopsy or Intradermal Tests for specific allergies
  • Hearing and Ear Tests
  • Dental and Oral Examinations
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound)

Miniature Aussiedoodle Breed History

The Miniature Aussiedoodle  is a hybrid resulting from breeding a Miniature Australian shepherd with a Miniature Poodle, creating a canine with superior intelligence!  The breed history of the hybrid itself goes back approximately 20 to 30 years, being developed in the United States for what appears to be purposes of companionship, agility and obedience training, though some hunting options are likely also being utilized, given the heritage of the parent breeds.  The Miniature Australian Shepherd parent breed, at first look, appears to be a hybrid itself but, in actual fact, the breed is a careful and purposeful breeding of the smallest purebred Aussie pups in the litters to other smaller purebred Aussie pups, enabling the breeders to carefully create a smaller version of the Australian Shepherd while keeping the same breed characteristics and keen sense of the larger breed.  The breeders should be commended, as this careful and purposeful breeding concept has resulted in exactly the type of canine as originally intended.  The Miniature Australian Shepherd breed was introduced to the United States in the 1960's and the mini version was developed in 1968, utilizing the above breeding concept for purposes of farming and herding.  It has been combined with the Miniature Poodle to create our feature hybrid, the Miniature Aussiedoodle.  The Miniature Australian Shepherd is quite intelligent and is well-suited to any canine activity in which you might want to involve your pet.  These activities can include: agility, herding, obedience, disc dog, fly ball and overall general beloved furry family member.  After a number of years of controversy relating to whether the mini version was a separate breed from the larger version, with both the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club having previously grouped the two breeds  together, finally in 2011 the American Kennel Club listed the Miniature Australian Shepherd in the Foundation Stock Service, allowing for it to be recognized once registration numbers reach 150.  The Miniature Poodle breed was created over 500 years ago as a result of the desire for a smaller version of the very well-known standard Poodle, wanting a Poodle that was easier to care for and less expensive to feed.  The miniature breed became very popular with circuses in the 1950's and 1960's due to the ease of training and their intelligence level.  The mini version of the Poodle is still a very active canine, with similar hunting characteristics as the standard version, which is one of the oldest canine breeds known.

Miniature Aussiedoodle Breed Appearance

Your Miniature Aussiedoodle is a hybrid mix of the Miniature Austrian Shepherd and the Miniature (or sometimes the Toy version) Poodle and, as such, can take on the appearance traits of one or both of the parent breeds.  Your Miniature Aussiedoodle will likely be of small to medium build, stand 12 to 18 inches tall, weigh in between 15 and 35 pounds with floppy ears, eyes that are almond shaped and either almost black or blue in color and a medium sized muzzle and scissors bite.  The coat will be soft and silky and straight to curly with colors available of white, blue, black, yellow, brown, red, silver and gray.
Eye Color Possibilities
blue Miniature Aussiedoodle eyes
brown Miniature Aussiedoodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Miniature Aussiedoodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
silver Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
blue Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
red Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
brown Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
gray Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
black Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Miniature Aussiedoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Miniature Aussiedoodle Breed Maintenance

The Miniature Aussiedoodle, a hybrid mix of the Miniature Australian Shepherd and the Miniature Poodle, is considered a low maintenance canine.  The hybrid itself is a seasonal shedder who will need to be brushed two to three times a week.  Since the parent breed the Miniature Poodle is hypoallergenic, there is a chance your hybrid pet might be, perhaps making this dog a great choice for those having breathing issues or asthma.  Your hybrid Miniature Aussiedoodle will need to have his ears checked and cleaned weekly as part of the grooming process.   Dental examinations and tooth brushing at home at least two to three times weekly, if not daily, will help to avoid periodontal disease with its accompanying tooth loss.  Toenails should be checked also weekly as part of the grooming process and trimmed as needed.  The hybrid will not need to be bathed unless necessary to maintain the oils needed in the coat.  The smell and drooling level for this hybrid is rated as low.
Brushes for Miniature Aussiedoodle
Pin Brush
Flea Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Miniature Aussiedoodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Miniature Aussiedoodle Temperament

The Miniature Aussiedoodle is a hybrid mix of the Miniature Australian Shepherd and the Miniature Poodle and, as such, can inherit the temperament traits of one or both of the parent breeds.  Your hybrid furry family member will make a great family addition!  He is described as being courageous, energetic, gentle, intelligent, loyal, outgoing, protective, quiet and social.  He is very good with children, the family cat, other dogs and animals, with early socialization helping to achieve this.  He is also friendly with everyone, which may affect his ability to be an effective watchdog.  He is intelligent and has an eager-to-please attitude which makes him easy to train using positive training methods.  He isn't a canine who will do well when left alone for long periods of time, with the strong ability to develop annoying destructive behaviors which accompany boredom.  He will love a home which has a stay-at-home family member.  He is active and energetic and also loves his playtime.

Miniature Aussiedoodle Activity Requirements

Your Miniature Aussiedoodle is an energetic small to medium canine.  He needs 40 to 60 minutes daily of physical exercise to manage those energy levels.  Daily walks or jogs, playtime in the dog parks along the way, playing in the fenced backyard, or games of fetch or Frisbee will be very much appreciated by your furry family member.  Agility and obedience training after the age of 1 year old will help to keep him mentally challenged as well.  The agility training is not recommended before the age of 1 year so as to reduce the risk of permanent injury to his young and tender bones. He can live in an apartment, condo or family home with or without a fenced yard in an urban or rural setting.  Because his heritage incorporates hunting and tracking, you will be well-advised to keep your pet on leash whenever he is outside the house or yard, unless of course, you enjoy chasing after him as he follows the latest and greatest interesting scent wherever it leads.  He is a great choice for any climate, having a coat which enables him to tolerate both hot and cold climates.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Miniature Aussiedoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Miniature Aussiedoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 18 lbs
Female Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 18 lbs
12 Months
Male Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Female Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 25 lbs
18 Months
Male Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Female Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 25 lbs

Miniature Aussiedoodle Owner Experiences

3 Months
2 People
House & Yard
This is a lively but affectionate breed. Very eager to please. Sweet personality extremely intelligent even watches tv in the evenings! We are expecting to have her trained and certified as a therapy dog
21 hours ago
7 Months
4 People
Molly is a wonderful girl. She gives lots of hugs and thinks she is the baby of the family. Pretty easy to train.
3 months, 1 week ago
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