Aussidoodles are fantastic dogs for families and for solo companionship whether you are a first time owner or have experience raising dogs. Their physical traits contribute largely to this as the dog’s build contributes to their low maintenance needs.
Aussidoodles take after physical traits from both Poodles and Australian Shepherds. Here are some of the possible characteristics you may pick up on with your mixed Aussidoodle pooch.
Aussidoodles are medium-to-large dogs. They range in height from 14 to 25 inches and weight from 25 to 70 lbs.
These wide ranges are due to the fact that different varieties of Poodles can be used to make the mix.
If small varieties like the Toy or Miniature Poodles are used then the Aussidoodle will likely be on the lower end of the weight and height range. Standard Poodles on the other hand produce larger Aussidoodles.
The coat type that the Aussidoodle has depends on genetics and chance. They may inherit the Poodle’s dense and tightly curled coat or the longer and wavy coat of an Australian Shepherd.
The type of coat the Aussidoodle has determines not only their aesthetics but also their grooming needs in terms of coat care as you will see shortly.
Colors And Patterns
Aussidoodles are very eclectic in terms of colors and patterns that they may have. If they take after the Poodle parent, they are likely to have single-toned or double-toned coats with colors like black, gray, blue, white, apricot, café au lait, and red.
A lot of these colors are also common in Australian Shepherds. However, Aussie Shepherds also bring the Merle gene to the mix which the Aussidoodle may inherit. This will give the Aussidoodle the mottled pattern that merle Australian Shepherds are popular for.