Breed group : Working, Non-Sporting
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GENERALBreed group: Working, Non-Sporting Type: Hybrid
Talent: Agility, Herding, Hunting, Jogging, Military work, Obedience, Sighting, Tracking, Tricks, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 20-50 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Curly
Fur Color: Black, Black & White, Gray / Salt & Pepper, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-15 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Miniature Aussiedoodle is a cross between a Miniature Australian Shepherd and a Miniature Poodle purebreds. They are called hybrid dogs due to their origination from two different pure breeds. The Miniature Aussiedoodles are small in size with an average height of 15 inches and weight in between 15-30 pounds. They are very energetic, lively and loyal dogs that are family oriented. They are intelligent dogs that need constant physical and mental stimulation to satisfy their high energy levels. They may have herding instinct of Mini Australian Shepherd and should be trained not to be nippy. They are good with all ages and would need an energetic family that can satisfy their drive for exercise.
Between the two breeds, it is the mini Australian Shepherd that gives this hybrid a mix of colors that may be in red merle, red or black marking with white although the solid colors of black, silver, gray, cream, apricot, red, white, brown or car-au-lait may also be evident just like the miniature Poodle.
They can have a curly or corded Poodle like coat that is low shedding or they can have wavy, soft and slightly curly coat of a Mini Australian. The coat of this hybrid is of average length although it is not the same on all its body parts. Descriptively, the hair over its head and front of forelegs are usually shorter than the rest of the body.
The Miniature Aussiedoodles are loyal and devoted dogs. They are gentle and affectionate to their family and make very good playmates for children. These dogs get along well with other pets and dogs after proper socialization and obedience training. They are intelligent dogs that can learn and perform different tricks. Their high energy levels demand a lot of physical activity. These dogs are human loving and family oriented and like to spend most of their time with their family. They are social dogs and can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for longer time periods. They have a tendency to become destructive in such circumstances. These dogs have an instinct to try and herd people by nipping at their heels. This can be curtailed with proper early age training. The Miniature Aussiedoodles make great pets for active families.
Care should be taken when these dogs are interacting with small children as they may try and herd them by nipping at their heels. Just like any other dogs, it needs the attention of its masters. Care usually would cover on the regular brushing of the hair that may be alternately clip for a more neat appearance or a professional grooming especially if it is cared for a show.
They are extremely intelligent dogs that are very easy to train with proper training methods. Their sensitive nature demands gentle but firm trainer. Harsh training methods will not be suitable with these dogs. They are so intelligent that they can learn and perform simple and more complex tricks that involve both body and mind. They can take part in many dog sports like agility, obedience, tracking among many others.
These very active dogs need an active family that can take care of their high exercise needs. A daily walk is necessary but not enough as these dogs will also need to play and run to relieve their excessive energy and be happy and calm. A master might want to play with them but with their kind of intelligence, it is advisable to instruct them with little works to do to make use of their unique abilities.