Miniature Aussiedoodle

15-35 lbs
12-18"
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. This purebred canine was created by breeding the smallest pups in the purebred litters together to obtain smaller versions of the larger breed. Both parent breeds of the Mini Aussiedoodle are extremely intelligent, being called by some the "Einsteins" of canine breeds.
Purpose
Companionship, Agility, Competitive Obedience
Date of Origin
Late 1900's
Ancestry
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) 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
Blue
brown Miniature Aussiedoodle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Miniature Aussiedoodle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
White
silver Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
Silver
blue Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
Blue
red Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
Red
brown Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
Brown
gray Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
Gray
black Miniature Aussiedoodle coat
Black
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 their 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
Deshedder
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!  They are described as being courageous, energetic, gentle, intelligent, loyal, outgoing, protective, quiet and social.  They are also very good with children, the family cat, other dogs and animals, with early socialization helping to achieve this.  Mini Aussiedoodles are friendly with everyone, which may affect their ability to be an effective watchdog.  They are intelligent and have an eager-to-please attitude which makes them easy to train using positive training methods.  This 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.  They will love a home which has a stay-at-home family member.  They are active and energetic, and also loves 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 them 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. They can live in an apartment, condo or family home with or without a fenced yard in an urban or rural setting.  Because their heritage incorporates hunting and tracking, you will be well-advised to keep your pet on leash whenever they are outside the house or yard, unless of course, you enjoy chasing after them as they follow the latest and greatest interesting scent wherever it leads.  These pups are a great choice for any climate, having a coat which enables them 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
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Miniature Aussiedoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at six months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 18.5 lbs
Female Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at six months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 18.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 15.0 inches Weight: 25.0 lbs
Female Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 15.0 inches Weight: 25.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 15.0 inches Weight: 25.0 lbs
Female Miniature Aussiedoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 15.0 inches Weight: 25.0 lbs

Miniature Aussiedoodle Owner Experiences

Oli
3 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running in back yard, fetching small bouncy ball
Oli is super loving and lovable. A bundle of energy, very curious. Slow to explore new areas, but once he does, he loves the adventure. Potty trained very easily. He is eager to please.
1 month, 1 week ago
Bandit
9 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
We have had him for 2 days now. We picked the runt of the litter, born with just one eye. He's tiny, loves to cuddle, has miniature energy spurts and can play by himself with the toys. He was very quick to learn to pee pad train.We tried the outside pee but its is brutally cold here and he immediately started to whimper when outside. Sleeps throughout the night. He does not like to be left alone so he follows you everywhere. We will give this little guy lots of love and we will start training in a few days
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Sky
6 Weeks
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Tennis ball
Play in yard
Still in process of getting to know each other
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Cooper
3 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
So far, he's a bundle of energy accompanied by longer periods of snooze. He is still just a puppy. Extremely affectionate, a bit timid, but new house, new place, that's to be expected. Having always had ACD's, he seems less aggressive, more prone to greeting and meeting new people.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Peaches
6 Months
7 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Peaches is a sweetheart. Full of energy and quick to please. She is super smart and trains easily. We are a big family of 7 with five boys ranging from 7 to 2 and although it took some time training her how to be easy in play for the younger boys (jumping up and playful nipping and tugging at pant legs) but my three older boys love how playful and energetic she is and has learned to understand when the boys just want to snuggle and relax and when they are ready to rock and roll. She was very easy to crate train aside from occasional accidents in the morning when she would get excited going outside for morning pee. I just make sure I lay a pee pad down for easy clean up. Over all she is the best dog I have ever had and one of the easiest to train. I do have to brush hermore often now that winter is fast approaching and she is getting her winter coat. But other than that she is easy maintenance. Needs lots of love and attention though.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Millie
5 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Bath time
Cuddling
I adopted Millie as a non-registered therapy dog to help with anxiety and just to calm down in general. She is a great cuddler and my whole family loves her!
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Zoey Mae
8 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hide & Seek
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Zoey is the most intelligent and lovable dog we've had by far.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Ovie
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Agility training
Cuddles
Obedience classes
Walks
Nap
Playdate
Our girl Ovie is one of the sweetest smartest dogs. She is a lot of fun for us College kids. She love to meet new people and new dogs. She is very playful and energetic but is calm enough to live in our apartment, we walk her often tho. She knows over 20 commands from Trust fall to open the door. These are incredible smart dogs and will need lots of attention to be fully satisfied. She is always laying in our lap or watching us do everything, she’s very needy but does not have separation anxiety. We crate trained her because she did have a problem with accidents her first year. She acts so much a Ausie and tries to herd us like cattle! Definitely look into a Ausiedoodle if you have a active life or kids!
6 months ago
Zion
4 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Super needy and very energetic and attached. Still chews a lot. Zion knows how to sit, give a paw, lay down, roll over, come up, stand, turn around, and stay. Zion alerts us when he needs to go potty. Since we do not have a doggy door Zion is bell trained to go potty.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Bear
7 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Cuddles
Fetch
He is a pain in the butt, but we love him. When he sees a stranger he bolts over to say hi. He really is a sweetheart.
7 months, 1 week ago
Loki
4 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
chasing
He is a pain in the butt and outsmarts the system. He knows the rules and to pee outside but chooses to be dumb and annoying.
8 months, 4 weeks ago
Easy
10 Weeks
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Great little dog!! Sleeps a lot but when he’s up it’s go time. Always underfoot, refuses to be left alone in a room. Just learned sit command today. Come here is a work in progress but we’ll get there I’m sure.
10 months, 1 week ago
Daisy
13 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Daisy is an amazing, smart, and loyal dog. She is easy to train and is still learning new tricks. She runs and plays like a puppy at 13yrs old. She loves to be by my side at all time. My favorite breed!
10 months, 1 week ago
Zion
10 Weeks
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
eating
Hugs
Tug of war
Belly rubs
Chase
Cuddles
road trips
Sleeping
Zion is a sweet and active boy. He learned to potty on his puppy pads on Day 1, very smart boy. He knows how to sit and lay down when asked. He is teething pretty badly right now. He bites EVERYTHING including our pants/ legs and hands. I know he's being playful but it's been quite difficult to redirect him to bite his toys instead, because he loves to bite our hands. Other than that, he is a playful pup and very loving. Follows me everywhere and naps a lot. Best dog ever!
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Grady
6 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He was very hard to potty train and still has some episodes where he randomly potties in the house. And they love to nip and arms and hands when playing, nothing serious. They are big cuddlers and love to go with you everywhere you go so no privacy! Overall I love mine and wouldn’t trade him for the world!
11 months ago
Scout
10 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tons and tons of energy, no matter how much activity we do in a day! So sweet and loyal and great with my 2 year kiddo. Loves the outdoors, loves to have your undivided attention around the clock, easy maintenance, biting (teething) is out of control! Not aggressive, just teething! Will literally bite anything insight!!
11 months, 2 weeks ago
JAG
8 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
We just got him 4 fays ago. Fell in love with him on sight.
1 year, 2 months ago
Kaya
10 Weeks
5 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She has lots of energy in the morning. As a puppy, she sleeps a lot during the day. She always has energy before bedtime and its hard to keep her awake from 5pm to 9pm (for her sleeping purposes + im in college and have lots of work to do) I have her for 6 days, she alwayd sits, we make her sit before eating, she is starting to sit on command, she pees almost all the time on her pee pads. She is already starting to sleep through the night, we wake up around 2 times now ,around 12 am and 4:40 am. She always sit automatically before eating. Shes a LOTTTTTTT of work and I kind of wish we haf not gotten her. She is too much.
1 year, 2 months ago
Siggy and Ivar
16 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Fetch
Chase
These litter mates have always preferred battling each other over playing with their toys. Ivar loves to steal his sister’s bones and hide them. Siggy loves to run and parkour off her brother. They are a joy to watch and play with. If left alone for 8 hrs, they will find something to tear up, despite their many toys marketed for mental stimulation. They potty trained quickly, in four months, with very infrequent accidents.
1 year, 6 months ago
Cooper
4 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Cooper is an awesome size for my apartment. He is stubborn and independent which makes him a bit difficult to train. He has a wavy coat that needs to be brushed everyday
1 year, 8 months ago
Gus
10 Weeks
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Play keep away
Tug-of-war
Chase
He learns so fast although he can also be pretty stubborn. He has soooo much energy but when he sleeps, he crashes hard. He is very friendly and loves people, he'll walk right up to strangers.
1 year, 9 months ago
Mika
2 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I love him so much he always follows me everywhere he’s so interesting and loves the outdoor environment
2 years ago
Odin
5 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Shopping
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Learn a new trick
Road trip
Sleeping
My mini aussiedoodle has been the best companion, he is active but also cuddly and loves to sleep. He is great in a car and he’s such an amazing puppy everyone I know wants one as well.
2 years, 2 months ago
Billings (Billy)
11 Weeks
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Heavy play
Walking
We only had Billy for three days but he has been a dream. His potty training is going so well he doesn't need to be crated at night (he sleeps in the bed with us). He is a dream with the kids in the neighborhood, and has no pray drive which is fantastic. His only issue has been his separation anxiety. We will continue to work on that but being he is a young puppy and new to the household that is expected!
2 years, 9 months ago
Lyla
3 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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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
3 years ago
Molly
7 Months
4 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Molly is a wonderful girl. She gives lots of hugs and thinks she is the baby of the family. Pretty easy to train.
3 years, 4 months ago
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What is the average neck size for a miniature aussiedoodle? Trying to order a pet bandana for my friend who recently got one. Thank you!

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My puppy was tugging on a toy and one of her lower canine teeth fell out. How do I know if this was a baby tooth or an adult tooth? She was born 10/12/2020.

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Hello It was likely a puppy (baby) tooth. Adult teeth do not fall out so easily unless it is infected or there is a lot of force. If you continue to be concerned, definitely follow up with a veterinarian. Good luck.
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How much should a mini aussiedoodle that is 6 months old sleep each day?

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I just purchased a mini aussiedoodle. Parents - mom mini aussie18lbs, dad toy poodle 5 lbs. Should I breed the female offspring with a Mini poodle or a toy poodle? If I breed it with a toy poodle will it most likely have a long body and short legs? THANK YOU

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My mini aussiedoodle is 10 weeks old and weighs 8lbs. How big will he most likely get?

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Could I breed my Medium size Australian Shepherd with a Miniature poodle to get Mini Aussiedoodles?

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Do you need to trim an Aussiepoo

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