10 Things About Aussiedoodles
You fall in love with an Aussiedoodle the moment you see one. It happened to me, so I know! The Aussiedoodle is a cross between an Australian shepherd and a poodle. It is also known as the Aussiepoo, Aussiepoodle, or "Big Ball of Fluff" (a word I invented). Depending on whether they're a "Toy," "Mini," or "Standard," full-grown dogs weigh anywhere from 20 to 70 pounds. They come in a variety of colors and designs, but merle is the most popular.
Aussiedoodles come in a variety of colors, but they're all handsome. They, like other doodle dogs, are bred to be companion dogs.
Before you commit to bringing an Aussiedoodle to your life, you should understand more about their temperament and eccentricities. These are the top ten things to know about these fluffy dogs, according to many existing owners.
1. They enjoy sharing (with the exception of when they don't)
Aussiedoodles are lively and like bringing you presents. They are, however, big teasers, as they would display a companion dog their toy before running away with it. In fact, one of their favorite pastimes is chase. They'll finally give up, but not before engaging in a tug-of-war battle.
2. Aussiepoos have a lot of bounce about them
They're bouncy, trouncy, and fun, just like Tigger! It's no surprise that they're agility training gurus. They can jump as if they don't have a bone in their body, and will rush at everything and everyone in their way without hesitation (all for play, of course.)
You'll want to keep an eye on them if you opt to train them agility since they'll learn to jump over fences. If only dogs were permitted to participate in football...
3. They want to be able to see and talk to their family at all times
The development of separation anxiety is a frequent attribute in Australian shepherds, and Aussiedoodles can exhibit this behavior as well.
The upside is that they make friends readily, and everyone they encounter becomes part of their pack right away. They're devoted companions who want to expand their family, so you can safely assume they like meeting new people!
4. Aussiedoodles have a strong desire for continual attention
But, really, isn't that a good thing? After all, what could be greater than unwavering love? They whimper now and then to let you know they're there and waiting for kisses and cuddles whenever you're ready to offer them some.
In relation to that...
5. Don't be shocked if one is sleeping on your head when you wake up
They'll want to snuggle with you regardless of their size. If you let Aussiedoodles sleep on your bed, expect it to become a nightly ritual. They'll find a comfy location as soon as you welcome them up, even if it means hogging the covers.
When it's chilly outdoors, it's the ideal circumstance since there's no need to switch on the heater. That way, you'll have more money to buy additional doggy toys, so it'll be a win-win situation for both of you.
6. They like working
Poodles and Aussies are both working breeds. Water retrievers are poodles, and Australian shepherds are well-known herders. Aussiedoodles are considered a very active breed due to their working dog reputation.
Aussiepoos have a strong desire to please and enjoy being given duties, so learning tricks may be just as crucial as running about to keep both mind and body occupied.
7. Aussiepoos have the appearance of stuffed toys (and their coats are not low-maintenance)
Although poodles are hypoallergenic, Australian shepherds have a silky, dual coat. Aussiedoodle hair is silky as a result of this, yet they don't shed much. Depending on your preferences, they can be groomed in a variety of ways.
Their coats can be thick and fluffy (which needs daily brushing and monthly grooming) or short and curly (which is ideal for summer). When it comes to haircuts, they are not low-maintenance pets, but having a dog that looks like a cartoon character is worth the effort.
8. Watch out for the doodle drip
Water soaks into the beard of Aussiedoodles and spills over the floor when they drink it. They won't be able to hide for long if you follow the trail of water drops around the home.
Because it's always wet, a doodle beard is always clean! Aussiedoodles aren't what you'd call "dainty drinkers."
9. They have a strong desire to swim
A dog's body temperature may need to be lowered from time to time. Or maybe they just want to flaunt their Olympic prowess? In any case, a trip to the beach and a dip in the water is a great opportunity for you and your pooch to bond.
If you don't have access to a water source, a hose or sprinkler can suffice. Aussiedoodles enjoy assisting with gardening by grabbing the hose and shaking it, and they will occasionally stick their faces and paws in their water bowls. It may not be the most efficient method of swimming, but they are adept at improvising.
10. Aussiepoos may be excellent therapy dogs
Many Aussiedoodles are utilized as service, therapy, and emotional support dogs because they are sensitive to your needs and recognize when you're having a bad day. They are kind with all humans and animals because they understand that you need them as much as they need you. And it's the most wonderful sensation in the world.