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The Aussiedoodle is a mongrel dog, a cross between the Australian Shepherd and Poodle breeds. Incredibly intelligent, playful and loyal, these puppies inherit some of the best qualities of both their parents. Aussiedoodles go by several names, such as Aussiepoo and Aussiepoodle. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and rescues. So remember to adopt. These active dogs, often referred to as an “Einstein” breed because of their intelligence, do well in homes that can provide them with plenty of attention and exercise. The Aussiedoodle makes an excellent family dog, as long as young children know how to play safely with the puppy. They also make incredible therapy dogs, given how quickly they bond to one or two specific humans.
Aussiedoodles are mixed breed dogs. They are not pure breeds like their parents, the Australian Shepherd or the Poodle. Many owners of Aussiedoodles claim that they are hypoallergenic dogs and may be better for allergy sufferers, although no dog is completely hypoallergenic. Aussiedoodles are intelligent dogs and require mental stimulation. If bored, they may act destructively. Their coat may be in the typical colours of Australian Shepherds, such as merle blue, merle red, black and tri red, black and tan (also known as “phantom”), parti, sable or even a solid colour in some cases. Some Aussiedoodles have more wavy coats, while others have tighter curls like their Poodle parents. Aussiedoodles with shorter hair may be better for allergy sufferers, but this is not a guarantee.
The Aussiedoodle mixed dog breed may have existed naturally over the years, but designer breeders began intentionally mixing Australian Shepherds and Poodles in the late 1990s or early 2000s, probably in North America. It makes sense that the Aussiedoodle has started to gain popularity, given how intelligent, playful, and cute the Poodle and Australian Shepherd are. The breed is sometimes touted as a hypoallergenic dog option for allergy sufferers, but the truth is that no dog is completely hypoallergenic. Although the Aussiedoodle mixed breed started out as a designer breed, some have ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. Consider adoption if you decide this is the breed for you. Check local shelters, look for Aussiedoodle rescues, or check with breed-specific Australian Shepherd or Poodle rescues, as they sometimes take in mixed breed dogs and find them homes.
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