“Tilly & Archer” F1 Mini Aussiedoodles from Houskerville!

About the Aussiedoodle

The Aussiedoodle is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It’s a cross between the Australian 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.

Breed Characteristics

Adaptability 5 stars Dog Friendly 3 stars Shedding Level 3 stars
Affection Level 5 stars Exercise Needs 5 stars Social Needs 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 3 stars Health & Grooming 4 stars Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Barking Tendencies 3 stars Health Issues 4 stars Territorial 2 stars
Cat Friendly 3 stars Intelligence 5 stars Trainability 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 stars Playfulness 3 stars Watchdog Ability 5 stars

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.


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 Shepard’s are herding dogs, they bark, as do Aussiedoodle’s. They are very excitable dogs who want to meet everywhere 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, because they are a cross breed , are typically not able to be registered with major kennel clubs due to the fact that they are not purebred animals. Even if both parents were registered purebred Australian Shepherds and Poodles, it would not be possible to register the dog. Recently smaller registries have developed specifically for hybrid dogs such as Aussiedoodles. 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.


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.