The Aussiedoodle, or Aussiepoo, is a designer breed of dog that is 1/2 poodle, and 1/2 Australian shepherd. The Aussiedoodle is not a recognised breed among any of the major dog clubs. The dogs are very active and are good around children, making them suitable family pets.
The Aussiedoodle breed originated due to the hypoallergenic coat and intelligence of the poodle, and the agility of the Australian Shepherd. The Aussiedoodle doesn't shed, and when bred correctly, produces very little dander, making it ideal for people with allergies.
Aussiedoodles come in all shapes and sizes. There are three recognised poodle sizes--standard, miniature, and toy--which directly contribute to the size of the Aussiedoodle. Aussiedoodles can stand anywhere from 1 to 2 feet tall, and weigh as little as 11.3kg. or as much as 31.8kg.
Aussiedoodles can expect to enjoy a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. While not prone to health problems, the Aussiedoodle, like many other breeds, can be predisposed to hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia generally occurs later in life and can be a debilitating condition that causes severe pain in the hip joints of older dogs.
The Aussiedoodle has more energy than most breeds and would greatly benefit from having active owners. Not generally suited for apartment life, the Aussiedoodle would prefer a yard that would allow him to run. Aussiedoodles would make great dogs for people with active lifestyles but aren't well suited to those who are rather sedentary. Aussiedoodles also can get destructive when they are bored, which generally happens due to lack of exercise.
Aussiedoodles are sweet, playful and extremely social dogs. They love their owners, and they enjoy a good romp with their canine friends. The Aussiedoodle tends to get along great with children and overall they make great family pets.
The one caveat would be that these dogs need consistent training throughout their lifetimes. They were bred as a working dog, and most will show signs of their primal herding instincts. These dogs need a job to do, or at the very least, a human who can keep them stimulated by teaching them tricks and fun and enticing games to play.