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Welcome to Houskerville Doodles! (pronounced hŭsk-er-ville) We specialize in raising well socialized, low-shedding, Mini Goldendoodles, Mini Aussiedoodles, and Petite & Mini Bernedoodles. Located in Minnesota, but offer deliveries to North Dakota, South Dakota, Southern Minnesota, and occasionally Omaha, NE, IA, and WI. Please take a look around and feel free to contact us if you have any questions!


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We currently raise three different types of Doodles, the Bernedoodle, Goldendoodle, and Aussiedoodle! Although we most often breed mini’s, we do occasionally have litters of “Petite” and “Moyen”, or “Medium” sizes, too. Scroll down to read about these amazing breeds that we have fallen in love with, so you can help determine which is the right breed for you.

We love Bernedoodles!

The information below comes to you from: http://www.petguide.com/breeds/dog/bernedoodle/

  • Lifespan:  (Standard size) 12-15 years
    *Mini Bernedoodles are likely to have a longer lifespan of 15+ years.
  • Best Suited For: Families with children, active singles and seniors, houses with yards
  • Temperament: Friendly, gentle, smart, affectionate

Bernedoodle Basics

If you are looking for a fluffy dog that will be your companion for life, look no further than the Bernedoodle. Also known as the Bernese Mountain Poo, this breed is a combination of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. While the name may sound a little funny, these dogs make wonderful pets and they are especially great with children.

Origin

Hybrid dogs have been in existence for many years, so the first crossing of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle may have occurred long ago. The breeder who claims to have been the first to intentionally breed Bernedoodles, however, is Sherry Rupke of SwissRidge Kennels. Rupke bred her first litter of two Bernedoodles in 2003 and has since developed a breeding program around this hybrid breed.

Pedigree

The Bernedoodle is a 50/50 mix of a purebred Bernese Mountain Doodle and a purebred Poodle. It is possible to have a Bernedoodle with more or less than 50 percent of each parent breed in its heritage if a first-generation Bernedoodle is mated with either a Poodle or a Bernese Mountain Dog.

Bernedoodles are playful and affectionate – they do well with children and they love to spend time with their families.

 


Goldendoodles are one of our favorite breeds! Here’s a little more information about them:

Goldendoodles are the perfect pet for temperament; loving and affectionate, but plenty of energy to play fetch and keep up on long walks! They can be great for people with allergies to dander. Perhaps one of the best reasons to get a Goldendoodle, is that they are low-shedding to no-shedding, depending on the generation. If you have a more severe allergy to dogs, you may want to try an F1B or higher generation puppy to control the shedding.

Health Concerns

As a hybrid breed dog, Goldendoodles are generally healthier than either of their parents, and there is very little concern of any major medical issues, when parents have had the appropriate health clearances. They have a life expectancy of 12-16 years.

Colors

You will find Goldendoodles in a range of colors, including creme, gold, tan, brown, grey, black, or a mixed combination of these. Cream is the most common Goldendoodle color.


The Aussiedoodle

The Aussiedoodle, (aka Aussie-poo) is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreds. It’s a cross between the Australian Shepherd (more recently known as the American Shepherd) and the Poodle. One of the best methods for understanding the characteristics of the Aussiedoodle, is to read both of its ancestors descriptions; taking note of their temperaments, size, and general look.

General Description

Also known as an Aussie-Poo or AussiePoo. The Aussiedoodle is a hybrid breed that is a cross between the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle. This dog takes some of the best traits from each dog. This breed originated from an Australian Poodle, but today Aussiedoodles are more commonly found in the United States rather than in Australia. The size of an Aussiedoodle will depend upon the size of the poodle which was bred to produce the puppy. Toy poodles will naturally produce a smaller size dog than a regular size poodle, which will produce a larger Aussiedoodle. Aussiedoodles feature coats of a variety of colors including varying shades of black, grey and white. Compared to Australian Shepherds, Aussiedoodles are not large dogs, but owners will find they are quite muscular. Their build is somewhat slender, although their bones are strong. The coat on an Aussiedoodle is quite soft, which makes this dog popular as a cuddling companion.

Character

While Aussiedoodles have become well known for their loving and sociable nature, they have also maintained their herding abilities that are inherited from the Australian Shepherd, as well. This does not indicate they are suitable for herding as a job, but owners should be aware that without proper training an Aussiedoodle may still have a herding tendency. Overall, this is not a dog that will make a good watchdog, although it will certainly be devoted to its owners. The Aussiedoodle is known for its sociable and loving nature as well as its intelligence. This dog is quite easy to train because off its intelligence. Their endearing nature makes them an excellent pet, particularly for individuals who are looking for a loving companion. Training is essential with this breed not necessarily because the dog has behavior problems, but rather because they love to have a job to do and may have a tendency to find one on their own if not provided with one, such as playing ball, etc. When trained, the Aussiedoodle will follow an owner’s directions quite well. They are very loyal and will be content playing with their owner or simply lying at their feet. The Aussiedoodle tends to get along well with children and will make a good family pet, particularly when well trained. In addition, this breed of dog is known to get along well with other animals, especially those that it has been raised with.

The Aussiedoodle needs lots of exercise. They are a high energy dog and needs plenty of space to run or frequent, long walks. Training and socialization is key at a young age with the Aussiedoodle. Since Australian Shepards are herding dogs, they bark, as do Aussiedoodle’s. They are very excitable dogs who want to meet everyone they encounter. If they get too excited, they may bark until they calm down, this is why training is important at a young age.

General Health

Aussiedoodles do not experience a lot of serious health issues like other breeds. Due to the fact that Aussiedoodles tend to carry their ears higher than many other hybrid breeds they are often more resistant to ear infections. Like many other dog breeds, Aussiedoodles may be prone to hip dysplasia and prospective owners should research the parentage to determine whether this will be a problem. Aussiedoodles should be given a healthy diet in order to maintain their health. When provided with regular check-ups and a healthy diet, Aussiedoodles should enjoy an average lifespan of between twelve and fifteen years.

Maintenance

Aussiedoodles will require regular grooming that includes having their nails clipped on a regular basis as well. Aussiedoodles will need to be taken to the veterinarian on a regular basis to receive vaccinations in order to ensure they remain healthy and avoid illness. Prospective owners should be prepared for the fact that this breed of dog will require regular grooming in order to maintain a tidy appearance.

Ideal Environment

The ideal environment for an Aussiedoodle will be one in which the owner is committed to providing a loving home and is not bothered by providing regular grooming. The Aussiedoodle makes an excellent and loving companion and in return requires affection. Although the Aussiedoodle is not a large dog, it should receive exercise on a regular basis in order to maintain the health of this breed’s bones. A daily walk is an excellent idea for this breed. An Aussiedoodle can do fine in an apartment, provided that the owner is willing to provide a daily walk. Otherwise, the Aussiedoodle will best perform in an environment in which it has an opportunity for regular exercise.