The Aussiedoodle is a mixture between Australia Shepard (Aussie) and Poodle. Thus, the crossbreed is also known as ,,Aussiepoode” or as ,,Aussiepoo”.

The Aussiedoodle has characteristics of both dog breeds due to crossbreeding.

Important to know

If you are an active and sporty animal lover, you will have a lot of fun with Aussiedoodle.

Confident & family oriented


Body & Appearance


Coat care
Suitable for children
This is the Aussiedoodle


The size of the dog depends on which poodle was used in the cross to the Aussiedoodle. Either Large Poodles, Small Poodles or the very small Toy Poodle are crossed with the Australian Shepard.

Toy Aussiedoodle have a maximum shoulder height of 35cm, Mini Auss iedoodle of 45cm and Standard Aussiedoodle a shoulder height of 45 – 55cm. Overall, the physique of the dogs is slender and slightly muscular.

The standard Aussiedoodle is followed by most breeders, making it the most popular among Aussiedoodle crosses. With the smaller Aussiedoodle crosses, there are more and more health problems due to the small size of the Aussiedoodle as well as the unequal mating between an Australian Shepard and a small Poodle.

By crossing two breeds, the Aussiedoodle, can have different coat variations. It may have slight waves or be completely curly, but smooth coat is also possible if the Australian Shepard has prevailed in crossbreeding. The length of the coat can be both medium and short. The coat is also very soft and appears in almost all color variations. Mostly the colors black, red, brown, gray and white are represented.

The Aussiedoodle is especially popular with pet hair allergy sufferers, as the coat does not cause an allergic reaction. They also lose little dander, which can also cause allergies. If you are allergic to dogs, you should still test in advance to make sure you really don’t react to the dog. Indeed, some puppies can still cause allergies.

Aussiedoodles have a life expectancy of 12 – 15 years.


The Aussiedoodle’s bright and playful nature, which can be traced back to the Australian Shepard, is balanced by the influences of the calm Poodle. The Aussiedoodle is also very curious, smart and open to new things due to the influences of the Poodle. In dealing with people he is always friendly. In addition, he is also open to other dogs and a good sporting companion.

If you train the Aussiedoodle well and he is socially imprinted on you at an early age, then he is also a good beginner dog, as he has a high will to please his owner and he has a high willingness to learn. When dealing with children, the Aussiedoodle is also affectionate and open-minded.

Aussiedoodles do not have a hunting instinct, but they do have a protective instinct. This makes them a good watchdog. Not only for flocks of sheep, but also for family, home and farm.


Since the Aussiedoodle is a very active and smart dog, you should train him well and keep him busy enough. The Aussiedoodle feels most comfortable in a family that is also active in sports and maybe even does a dog sport together with him like dogdancing or dummy training.

Although the Aussiedoodle is well suited as a beginner dog due to its curiosity and high willingness to learn, it is still advisable that you visit a dog or puppy school with the Aussiedoodle.

Due to the closeness to humans, Aussiedoodles do not like to stay alone. For this reason, you should train him to stay alone and make sure he doesn’t develop a big herding instinct. Education should take place with the help of positive reinforcement.

Nutrition and care

As a rule, the Aussiedoodle does not need a special diet. Only rarely do the dogs develop a food allergy. Aussiedoodles usually have a stable stomach. When choosing food, it is important to consider the age of your four-legged friend. Puppies need puppy food and seniors need senior food. The food should also be of high quality and have a high meat content . You should make sure that no sugar or grains have been added to the food, as grains are difficult to digest and sugar leads to obesity or diabetes.

Whether you prefer to feed dry or wet food is up to you, as long as the ingredients fit.

If the Aussiedoodle’s parents do not have allergies or sensitive stomachs, the Aussiedoodle will most likely not have any problems in this regard either.

When caring for your four-legged friend, you should make sure that you check the claws regularly and trim them every few weeks if necessary.

Due to their bent or floppy ears, Aussiedoodles are prone to ear infections. Therefore, you should also make sure that the ears stay dry and clean.

Also, your dog needs regular chewing opportunities to prevent tartar.

When caring for the coat, it is important that you comb it regularly so that it does not become matted.

Hereditary diseases are not known in the Aussiedoodle. Equally, the dog breed is not prone to obesity, as they are usually very active and thus burn a lot of calories.


Just like the Labradoodle, the Aussiedoodle belongs to the so-called designer dogs. Its popularity has increased greatly in recent years.

For the first time the dog breed was bred in the United States and Canada. However, they then quickly came to Europe.

The history of the Aussiedoodle is closely linked to that of the Labradoodle. The Labradoodle was the first designer dog, paving the way for other new breeds.

In the late 1980s in Australia, the first attempt was made to cross a Labrador and a Poodle. Pat Blum, who is visually impaired, was looking for a guide dog that is suitable for people with allergies. So experienced handler and guide dog trainer Victoria crossed a Labrador Retriever and a King Poodle. From this mating came several puppies that possessed the best qualities of both dog breeds. This laid the foundation for the breeding of Doodle. Breeders looked for further crossbreeding possibilities and thus also created the Aussiedoodle. First it was bred in the USA, then in Canada, combining the best characteristics of Australia Shepard and Poodle.


If you are an active and sporty animal lover, you will have a lot of fun with Aussiedoodle.