The companionship of an Aussiedoodle is like no other, there’s nothing that says “pure joy” like puppies at play, they will provide endless entertainment as a companion. With a history of companionship as a loyal friend, Aussiedoodle’s loyalties know no bounds. But these are just one of the reasons why you should get an Aussiedoodle. Here below is the Ultimate Guide on Why You Need to Own An Aussiedoodle.
The Aussiedoodle is a mix of an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle, typically a Standard or Miniature Poodle. He is intelligent, friendly, and affectionate at his best. An Aussiedoodle’s weight can range from 25 to 70 pounds, depending on the size of the Poodle used in the cross.
Aussiedoodles are moderate to vigorously active. They require daily walks or active playtime and are athletic enough to participate in dog sports such as agility, fly-ball, obedience, and rally. They can also make excellent therapy dogs.
The breeds used to create Aussiedoodles are both considered canine Einsteins. You should give the Aussiedoodle a job that will keep him busy, busy, busy. Teach him to look for and bring you items, pull your gardening equipment around the yard, or do anything else you can think of.
Keeping him occupied will prevent him from seeking his own (possibly destructive) entertainment. However, suppose you start socialization and training as early as possible and use positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play, and food rewards. In that case, you will be rewarded with a wonderful companion.
Poodles are known to be hypoallergenic, which means they can be tolerated by people who are allergic to dogs. Aussiedoodles are sometimes marketed as hypoallergenic because they are descended from the Poodle.
However, allergies are caused by dander, the dead skin cells shed by all dogs, not by a specific dog coat type. No scientific evidence suggests that one breed or cross breed is more or less allergenic than another. Some people with mild allergies are less affected by specific dogs, but no reputable breeder will guarantee that her dogs are hypoallergenic.
Aussiedoodles can have a variety of coats. Some have the long, straight hair of an Australian Shepherd, others have the loose curls of a Poodle, and some fall in the middle. When it comes to grooming, they are not low-maintenance dogs. Brush the Aussiedoodle at least every other day, depending on his coat type. You may need to have him clipped every 8 to 12 weeks if he has a curly coat.
Aussiedoodles make excellent companion dogs. They enjoy being around people and must live indoors, never outside. Aussiedoodle puppies are adorable, which is why they are so popular. Cute puppies sell, so the Aussiedoodle is popular with puppy mills and greedy, irresponsible breeders. But there’s no need to spend a fortune on an Aussiedoodle. A wonderful example of this hybrid dog can often be found at your local shelter or through adoption organizations.
If you decide to buy one, look for a breeder who has had her puppies tested for genetic diseases that are common in Australian Shepherds and Poodles.
Temperament has been defined as an animal’s personality, makeup, disposition, or nature. Temperament is individual differences in behavior that are biologically based. Temperament is not a dog’s physical characteristics, nor is it learned behaviors such as sit, down, and stay.
Dogs have three temperament types: assertive, or aggressive, neutral, and passive.
Furthermore, all three dog temperament types may coexist depending on the circumstances. Observe your puppy or dog objectively and decide to which group or combination it belongs.
Prey drive is typically highest in an assertive or aggressive puppy or dog. Size or gender has nothing to do with assertiveness or aggression. It is unsurprising that the smallest or most females are the most assertive or aggressive.
A dog with this disposition enters a dog park boldly and immediately scopes it out for a challenge. They demand to be noticed. Assertive dogs would not be afraid to confront another dog, play tug-of-war, wrestle, or chase other dogs. They set up dares and bait. One method is to bring something or a toy to another dog, drop it, and then snatch it away. Or simply stealing a toy or ball from another dog. They are always playing to win.
Assertive/Aggressive individuals can be rough with toys, other animals, and property. They are zealous in their pursuit of action. To get what they want, assertive dogs destroy anything in their path. They will destroy toys, even those known for their powerful makeup!
Assertive dogs are territorial and possessive. They adhere to their own set of rules. Assertive dogs know no bounds. For them, pretend to fight frequently turns into real fighting.
Neutrals have a medium level of prey drive. They are self-assured dogs with exceptional coping abilities. Neutrals do not seek out conflict. Again, size and gender are irrelevant. They enter a dog park respectfully but confidently. Neutrals enjoy interacting with other dogs and enjoy playing with them.
They are also content to amuse themselves in non-destructive ways if there is no one to play with. When confronted, they either walk away or appear passive to avoid confrontation. Neutrals prefer to chase a Frisbee or retrieve a ball to wrestling.
They are generous with their food and possessions. Their toys show normal wear and tear but aren’t shredded in seconds! They respect and enjoy playing with you or another dog but do not demand it. When left alone, neutral dogs will find non-destructive ways to entertain themselves.
A neutral dog is well-balanced and exhibits playful behavior. They enjoy playing with other dogs and will initiate play with play bows.
Passives approach a dog park with caution. They lack self-esteem and coping skills. They have tiny prey drives. It makes no difference what size or gender you are. The most dominant dog in the park may also be the most passive! Passives would rather be alone or sit next to you than mingle and interact with others. They may appear frightened and anxious. Unfortunately, they are not always happy puppies or dogs.
Passives are gentle on children’s toys. They are not motivated to destroy them.
Passives purposefully avoid conflict. They are cautious and concerned. Some people will never know the joy and fun of being a dog. Again, with some effort, you can assist your Passive dog in progressing to the Neutral position. You’ll be amazed at how their personalities develop and how much they enjoy being dogs.
Aussiedoodles can have a variety of coats. Some have the long, straight hair of an Australian Shepherd, others have the loose curls of a Poodle, and some fall in the middle. When it comes to grooming, they are not low-maintenance dogs. Brush the Aussiedoodle every other day, depending on his coat type. You may need to have him clipped every eight to twelve weeks if he has a curly coat.
The rest is routine care. He gets his nails trimmed as needed, usually every few weeks. To avoid bacterial and yeast infections, keep your ears clean and dry. Brush your teeth for better overall health and breath.
All dogs, purebreds, crossbreds, and mixes alike, have the potential to develop genetic health problems, just as all people have the potential to inherit a specific disease. Run, don’t walk, away from any breeder who does not offer a health guarantee on puppies, claims that the mixed breed is 100% healthy and has no known problems, or claims that her puppies are separated from the rest of the household for health reasons.
A reputable breeder will be forthright and honest about health issues in mixed breeds and the frequency with which they occur in her lines. Aussiedoodles may be prone to the health issues of both the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle. Still, there’s also a chance that the genetic diversity introduced by combining two breeds may reduce the likelihood of developing certain inherited diseases.
If a breeder tells you that she doesn’t need to do those tests because her lines have never had problems and her dogs have been “vet checked,” you should look for a breeder who is more strict about genetic testing.
Careful breeders screen their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and most attractive specimens, but Mother Nature sometimes has other plans, and a puppy develops one of these diseases despite good breeding practices. Because of advances in veterinary medicine, most dogs can still live a happy life. If you’re getting a puppy, inquire with the breeder about the ages of the dogs in her lines and what caused their deaths.
An Aussiedoodle from a reputable, quality breeder should cost between $1,500 and $5,000. The average cost is likely to be around $2,500. An Aussiedoodle that is not registered or has limited registration will be priced lower.
Prepare yourself for a ride of a lifetime if you are looking to own an Aussiedoodle. A companion as long as it lives, a best friend, a jogging buddy, a tireless listener, an affectionate partner, an athletic buddy.
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