The Miniature Aussiedoodle is a hybrid dog breed resulting from breeding a Miniature Australian Shepherd with a Miniature Poodle, creating a canine with superior intelligence! The breed history of the hybrid dog breed 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 dog breed is 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 dog breed characteristics and keen sense of the larger breed. The dog 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 dog 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 dog 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 dog 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.