Aussiedoodle (Australian Shepherd-Poodle Mix) (Aussiepoo)

Aussiedoodle is a cross between an Australian shepherd and a Poodle.

Aussiedoodle is a super smart cross-breed and are often called Einstein dogs for their smartness and velcro dogs for their loyalty.

Any dog lover cannot overlook these lovable dogs with lovely eyes. The Aussiedoodle also called the Aussie poo. They come in different sizes, colors, and patterns, but the most popular is merle, blue and white. Regardless of color, all Aussiedoodles are dashing. They’re bred to be companion dogs, much like other doodle dogs.

Pictures of Aussiedoodle/Aussie Poo Dogs

Quick Information Chart Aussie Doodle Dog Breeds (Aussie Poo)

NameAussiedoodle ~ Aussie Doodle
Other NamesAussie-Poo, Aussiepoo, Aussi-Poo
ColorBlack, Brown, Gray,Red, Tan, Brown, Yellow, Blue, Silver, White.
CoatLong, soft, silky, thick
Breed TypeToy, Herding, Non-Sporting
Breed GroupCross Breed
SizeSmall Sized
Hieght14 – 23 inches
Weight25 – 70 pounds
Life Span/Life Expentancy10 to 12 years
TemperamentPlayful, energetic, loving, devoted, Intelligent, loyal, social, responsive
Barking LevelMinimal-Avg
Energy LevelModerate-HIgh
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with Other DogsYes
Litter Size1-12 puppies
Competitive Registration/Qualification InformationACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR


A full-grown Aussiepoodle range in size from somewhere between 20 to70 pounds depending on if they are a toy, mini or standard dogs. The quality of the coat also differs even between puppies within a litter.

Most of these dogs have soft and curly hair which they inherit from the tight curls of the poodles and the straight hair of the shepherds, their parents that are to say. They are mostly blue-eyed.

The torso of an Aussiedoodle can be broad with sturdy backs, while the smaller and cute puppies are lightly built though not “touch me not” types. An interesting part of breeding these puppies is that they do not have any rigid breed standard.

So unique dogs within the same breed are very much possible. There is a great range of variations in the same breed.

Temperament and Behavior

Aussiedoodles are miniature bundles of joy, very emotional, very friendly, very lovable and very sensitive. They are extremely intelligent as their parents and hence are endowed with work hard play hard strategies.

In fact, they are one of the most intelligent breeds ( or hybrid if you can say so) that the new world is witnessing.

You should not be surprised if your Aussiedoodle carries a gift for you. They are also good at teasing their fellow dogs, they show their toys to attract attention and then run away.

One of their favorite game is chasing! They are extremely agile and bouncy. They are like those break dancers who will keep you wondering whether they have bones or not. They are extremely loyal and they want to be a part of the family.

They meet and make friends instantly because they have separation anxiety. No wonder they are attention seekers. They want you to kiss them and snuggle them and pamper them. They can sneak into your bed at night and sleep near your head just to feel the warmth of human affection and avoid being lonely.

Keeping them outside the house or in kennels is literally a crime because they are hurt and very soon lose their temperance and emotional balance tending to be outcasts. It damages their Intelligence and well being, not to mention their health.

Aussiedoodles are a highly active breed because both their parents are water retrievers and famous herders. They like learning new tricks and tasks and remaining busy.

They are also called Therapy Dogs and help in recovery from traumatic experiences of life. They are emotional support dogs who are gentle with other people and animals and can reciprocate the need to be loved.

Miniature Aussiedoodle

The Miniature Aussiedoodle combines the hypo-allergenic Miniature Poodle with the Miniature Australian Shepherd. It brings the hypoallergenic properties of the Miniature Poodle together with the playful nature of the Miniature Australian Shepherd for an active, low-shedding dog that is great with kids and other animals.

Pictures of Aussiedoodle Puppies/Aussie Poo Puppies


An hourly walk or jog will often do splendidly as these dogs love following their human companions wherever they go.

They like to be given tasks. These are busy little dogs. Learning new tricks can be a good holistic exercise to keep both mind and body engaged.

They simply adore swimming. What can be a better exercise where a beach or a pool becomes a favorite gym for the Aussiedoodle?

They also like helping with daily chores and are a great company in the kitchen or gardening.

You don’t require rigorous training for this playful breed. They just need to exhaust their energy as they are supercharged and require to remain healthy and lean.

They need a good walk or active playtime every single day. They can participate in dog sports as agility, flyball, obedience, and rally.


Poodles are hypoallergenic dogs. The Australian shepherds have a smooth, dual coat of hair. As a result, Aussiedoodle hair is soft, though they generally don’t shed very much. They can be groomed in various ways depending on the owner’s humor.

Nevertheless, grooming an Aussiedoodle depends on how curly its coat is. Dogs that have a wavier coat often only require combing once or twice a week, whereas dogs with a curlier coat need to be groomed more often.

Their coats can be shaggy and fluffy. So regular brushing is mandatory. They can be given a good haircut for a great summer fashion. They are not low-maintenance dogs when it comes to hairstyles.

Other needs include brushing teeth at least two to three times a week, cleaning of ears once a week and checking for infection and clipping the nails at certain intervals.

Many images on Pinterest and Instagram of these miniature stylists are an interesting mix and match of colors, hairstyle, and dresses!!

Health Problems

Hybrid is often expected to be a healthy offspring of its parents but genetics do not act in the same manner as per expectation.

Aussiedoodles may develop health conditions common to both Australian Shepherds and Poodles if the breeder is not very authentic and ethical. They include

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Epilepsy
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis and
  • A skin disease called sebaceous dysplasia
  • Collie’s nose
  • Patellar Luxation

Most toy breeds suffer from dental problems as well. A regular visit to the vet is a must to keep them healthy and increase their longevity.


The ideal time to socialize and shape the puppy’s personality is about 3 weeks to 14 weeks old. After 14 weeks, it becomes difficult to socialize and shape the behavior.

The training of such dogs is a combination of both corrective action and positive reinforcement. The pack leader” theory, which leads the dog to believe that the trainer is in charge creates a submissive and well-behaved dog, rather than a naughty dog who jumps on the counter and helps themselves to your sandwich.

They must be trained to socialize or they might suffer from aggression, a trait common to both poodles and Australian shepherds.

Diet & Feeding

Aussiedoodles are extremely high energy dogs and require a balanced diet in order to stay strong and healthy. Like all dogs, Aussiedoodles need varied nutrients including a specific diet full of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

On an average, Aussiedoodles should eat two meals per day.

It’s very important to change the dog’s food now and then for optimal nutrition and to prevent allergies

You can add a vitamin supplement to the Aussiedoodle’s diet.

A balanced diet with exercise will keep them healthy and energetic.

AussieDoodle Puppy Training Video

Australian Shepherd-Poodle Mix Pictures

Common FAQ’s about Aussiedoodle Dogs

Q. Do Aussiedoodles shed?

A. Aussiedoodles are low-shedding breed. Low to minimal hair shedding dogs.

Q. How Big is a Full Grown Miniature/Mini Aussiedoodle?

A. Aussiedoodles can vary from medium to small in size, since they can either be mixed with a Miniature or a Toy Poodle, with the Miniature Poodle being the bigger of the two.

They can stand from 12 to 18 inches and weigh anywhere between 15 and 35 pounds

Q. Is Aussiedoodles Hypoallergenic?

A. Yes, they are.

Q. What color is Aussidoodle of?

A. The Aussie comes in six standard coat colors, including,

  • Blue Merle
  • Red Merle
  • Black
  • Red tricolor
  • Black tricolor
  • Tan