When people hear the term Australian Shepherd, two questions immediately pop into their head – what does an Aussiedor look like, and how big do Aussiedor dogs get?
Some Aussiedor puppies will take the looks of the Lab, others will take the looks of the Aussie, while most will fall somewhere in between the two. Still, there are some physical traits that are common to most Aussiedors.
Most Aussiedors have broad shoulders, deep chests and an athletic body with strong legs. They will have a broad head that is closer to that of the Lab and floppy ears.
The Lab and the Aussie are both medium sized dog breeds, so the same should be expected of the Aussie Lab Mix. An adult Aussiedor can get as tall as 24 inches and weigh as much as 70 pounds. The actual size of an Aussiedor will be largely dependent on the size of its parents.
The Aussie Lab Mix comes with a double coat like both its parents. The hair on your Aussiedor’s coat could either be straight like the Lab’s, or wavy like the Aussie’s. Regardless of the coat that your Aussiedor inherits, one thing you can be certain of is that their coat will be waterproof.
The Lab has three main coat colors – black, yellow, and chocolate – while the Aussie could be red, black, tan, blue merle or red merle. Your Aussiedor puppy will have a mixture of two or more of these colors, except merle, since Labs don’t have the merle gene.