Poodle Mixed With Australian Shepherd

Poodle mixed with Australian Shepherd

Most of us have heard about the Australian Shepherd and how it’s a wonderful dog.
However, despite being a fantastic herding dog (especially for sheep), an Australian Shepherd isn’t necessarily a good choice for everyone. If you’re looking for something extra than the average guard dog, there is no doubt that this mixed breed will be the one to consider. The Aussiedoodle aka Aussiepoo.
But let’s have a quick look at the parent breed first to see what exactly makes up this terrific breed!

Poodle Mixed With Australian Shepherd Puppy

Typical Australian Shepherd traits:

Australian dogs can do anything from agility trials, cattle herding, tracking, championship obedience, showmanship, pet therapy, and search and rescue. Their versatility makes them great family pets because you can train them to do enough tasks that they remain busy and entertained while not being a threat to the safety of your children.
Aussie dogs are usually very friendly toward strangers, but they still need to be socialized not to become overly protective or territorial. As long as you invest time into their training and socialization, your Aussie will grow into a trustworthy companion and guard dog who is also gentle with the kids.

Typical Poodle traits:

Poodles are happy, friendly, and reliable dogs. They are intelligent and trainable. Their loyalty is unmatched by any other breed; they love being with their family!
Poodles do not shed much. Therefore, poodles require little grooming, about an hour a week. The most common poodle type (the standard) needs to be brushed once or twice a week to keep the coat from matting too badly.
They will live around 13-16 years on an average life span. They are very active dogs and require exercise often some times twice a day! Although this dog needs more than just daily walks and is recommended for owners who have time to play with their canine.
Although this breed is intelligent and easy to train, poodles often become bored with repetitive training and will start to ignore commands after a while.

Meet The Aussiedoodle

Aussiedoodles are mixed breeds of the Standard Poodle and Australian Shepherd. It is also known as an Aussiepoo. They possess the intelligence, loyalty, trainability, alertness, and protective temperament of their ancestor, the Australian Shepherd, but they have the beauty, and grooming needs similar to that of a poodle.

Aussiedoodles are very active and playful dogs and therefore need plenty of exercises regularly. They love learning new things and getting along with other family pets. This mix breed makes for an excellent guard dog because it’s extremely alert, easily trained, and has high-level energy levels. 

However, if you’re looking for something milder, there are some Aussiepoo’s that would suit you better.

These dogs have a life span of around 10 to 12 years and weigh anywhere between 30 to 60 pounds. They stand at an average height of 13-15 inches and come in various colors: white, black, tan, and brown. One thing about their coats is that they tend to shed more fur than a standard poodle. You will need to brush them every day with a soft bristle brush or rubber curry comb as far as grooming is concerned.

The Poodle is one of the most intelligent dogs in existence with its high capability to learn quickly and easily. In addition, this canine is also very alert, which makes it great as a watchdog. As if that wasn’t enough already, there are plenty more traits from each parent that seem to make up what exactly sets apart the Poodle mix from other breeds or crossbreeds.

Poodle mixed with Australian Shepherd – In a Nutshell

Poodles are considered hypoallergenic and do not shed as much as Australian shepherds. Aussiedoodle shed less than Australian Shepherds but shed more than poodles.

Poodles are fabulous for people who live in apartments and don’t have a yard, while Australian shepherds need exercise and love having access to outdoor space.

Aussiedoodles are highly intelligent and can be trained easily as an Australian shepherd.

Australian Shepherds require extensive grooming to keep their coats healthy, but poodle/Aussie mixes have low grooming needs compared to both parent breeds.

Color: Poodles come in various colors, including black, gray, tan, white, and brown. Aussie Shepherds are primarily black or gray but can be white, brown, or tan. Aussiedoodles are available in a wide range of colors.

Size: Poodles are small dogs; most are 14 to 16 inches tall and weigh about 10 pounds. Australian Shepherds stand 23 to 26 inches tall and weigh 50 to 80 pounds. Aussie/poodle mixes usually stand 18 to 30 inches at the shoulder and vary widely in weight depending on the parent’s size. 

Temperament: Poodles are intelligent dogs and are known to be affectionate companions. They are also very playful and love to run around. Australian shepherds are energetic dogs that need plenty of room to exercise. Aussiedoodles inherit characteristics from both parent breeds; they enjoy the outdoors and like being indoors with their families. 

Life Span: Poodles can live for up to 15 years, while Australian Shepherds usually live between 10 and 12 years. Aussiedoodle lifespans vary depending on parent’s size and health; an Aussie-poodle mix could have a lifespan anywhere from 10 to 20 years.

Activity Level: Poodles don’t need vast amounts of exercise because they usually spend most of their time being lazy, but they enjoy playing around. Australian Shepherds are highly energetic dogs and need daily exercise to stay out of trouble. Aussiedoodles inherit the pooch’s tendency for laziness, so you’re not going to find them running miles a day unless they’re after something. Exercise requirements depend on temperament; if your dog is more energetic than average, he could need an hour each day.

Intelligence: Both parent breeds are known to be intelligent. However, Poodles are also more sensitive than Aussies and need gentle training. It is believed that Aussiedoodles have the intelligence of both parent breeds, but they don’t get into too much trouble!

Health: Both poodles and Australian Shepherds are healthy breeds but can suffer from health issues like canine hip dysplasia and eye problems, but most breeders test for these conditions.

Watchdog: Both dogs make excellent watchdogs

Living Environment: Poodles can live anywhere because they are so adaptable! They don’t need much space and usually spend most of their time being lazy indoors. Australian Shepherds need plenty of room to run around and get lots of exercise. They are not suited to small houses or apartments and need a large, fenced yard for exercise. Aussiedoodles can live in an apartment if they get enough daily exercise, but they’d do better in a house with a big yard because any Australian shepherd is going to want space!

How big do Aussiedoodles get?

Aussiedoodles vary in size depending on their parent’s size and weight; a Poodle-Australian Shepherd mix could grow anywhere from 16 inches to 26 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 35 and 70 pounds.

Are aussiedoodle hypoallergenic?

An Aussiedoodle may inherit characteristics from both parent breeds; it will be gentle, patient, tireless, affectionate, energetic – ready for anything! In addition, this dog breed doesn’t shed too much, which makes it a better choice for people with allergies, even though no dog is 100% hypoallergenic, as they all shed at least a little.


Aussiedoodles inherit characteristics from both parent breeds and usually grow 18 to 30 inches. They have short legs like their parents, but they stay smaller than an Australian Shepherd because they’re mixed with a poodle. They shed less, making them more suitable for people with mild allergy concerns (even though no dog is 100% hypoallergenic). Both parent breeds are intelligent and make good watchdogs. Aussiedoodles are suitable for any living environment, but they need to be given plenty of exercise and attention.

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