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The Mini Aussiedoodle is becoming more and more popular every day. Let’s find out more about these designer dogs and what makes them so unique.
In this article, you’ll also learn why Mini Aussiedoodles aren’t the right dog for everybody (but don’t worry, there are plenty of other Doodle breed dogs to fit your lifestyle).
|Mini Aussiedoodle Dog Breed Facts|
|Temperament||Energetic, playful, eager to please|
What Are Mini Aussiedoodles?
Mini Aussiedoodles (also known as the Mini Aussie Poo) are designer dog breeds that have become popular within the last few years. The Mini Aussiedoodle is essentially a miniature version of the Aussiedoodle.
To breed an Aussiedoodle, you will need to mate an Australian Shepherd with a Poodle. Hence to breed a Mini Aussiedoodle, you will need to choose a Miniature Australian Shepherd with a Mini Poodle.
However, Miniature Australian Shepherds are hard to come by, meaning it can be challenging to find Miniature Aussiedoodles!
As the Poodle is a non-shedding dog breed, you can expect the Miniature Aussiedoodle to likely be low-shedding and hypoallergenic as well. However, since Australian Shepherds are a shedding dog, there is still a chance your Aussiedoodle will shed.
Mini Aussiedoodle Size
Since the parents of the Mini Aussiedoodle are small in size, you can expect the Mini Aussiedoodle to have similar stature too.
Most Mini Aussiedoodles have a weight range between 15 and 45 pounds, and on average, they should weigh about 26 pounds.
As for their height, they can stand between 12 to 18 inches tall.
Temperament of the Miniature Aussiedoodle
Many people love the Miniature Aussiedoodle because they are easy to train and are eager to please.
But before we learn about the temperament of a Miniature Aussiedoodle, we need to find discuss what two factors will largely determine your pup’s personality. The temperament of the Mini Aussiedoodle relies on two things:
- The temperament of the parent breeds
- The training you provide to your Mini Aussiedoodle puppy
Like any dog, the training and socialization they receive while growing up will largely determine their behavior as an adult.
However, there are still some traits that tend to shine through for Miniature Aussiedoodles. Since both dog breeds are energetic and intelligent, Mini Aussiedoodles are likely to inherit those traits. Hence, when you mix the Miniature Australian Shepherd and the Miniature Poodle to breed a Mini Aussiedoodle, you will get a highly intelligent dog that is extremely outgoing and energetic.
And since both Poodles and Australian Shepherds form a strong bond of loyalty with their owners, you can expect the Miniature Aussiedoodle to carry over that same sense of loyalty and love!
In terms of energy level, since the Australian Shepherd requires daily exercises to burn off their excess energy, you can also expect the Mini Aussiedoodle to have higher energy levels than most dog breeds. This dog breed is perfect for agility training and accompanying you on hikes and outdoor adventures!
However, if you’re looking for a laidback dog, the Miniature Aussiedoodle is not for you. A miniature Aussiedoodle requires anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours of daily exercise.
One thing we love about the Mini Aussiedoodle is their high level of intelligence. This will make it easy (even for new dog owners) to train their Aussiedoodle puppy. However, it’s important to note that because they are highly intelligent, they might not do well with repetitive training methodology. It’s a good idea to keep things interesting with the Mini Aussiedoodle, otherwise, they may get bored!
We suggest that you vary things up a little so that the dog can be kept engaged for long periods of time.
With their loving attitude and loyalty, you can also expect Miniature Aussiedoodles to be wonderful therapy dogs.
Last but not least, the Mini Aussiedoodle is also perfect for families with young children as the dog isn’t aggressive (with proper training).
Due to their sense of loyalty, you can expect the Mini Aussiedoodle to protect your child when needed to. But if you have children, you will need to ensure that your child do not mishandle the dog as it is small in size!
Miniature Aussiedoodle’s Lifespan
As the Mini Aussiedoodle is not a purebred itself, you will need to estimate the dog’s lifespan from the parent’s breed.
On average, the Mini Aussiedoodle is expected to have a lifespan of between 11 to 15 years, but it is possible to outlive those years as it all depends on how you have brought up the dog as well as the type of care that you have given to the dog. Of course, if you provide the Mini Aussiedoodle with a well-balanced diet, you can expect it to outlive the 15 years!
Mini Aussiedoodle Price
The price of Miniature Aussiedoodle puppies varies greatly. In most cases, Mini Aussiedoodle puppies cost around $2,500. The cost of the Mini Aussiedoodle will be highly dependent on the parents’ temperament, health as well as the color of the dog’s coat. You may find some for as low as $800, but beware if the price seems too good to be true. Often, the prices of dogs coming from puppy mills tend to be cheaper because the puppies aren’t bred properly. It’s never worth the low price to support a puppy mill.
Remember, always choose dogs from reputable breeders as they will ensure that the Mini Aussiedoodle is being bred properly and ethically. You can also look at Doodle-breed rescue agencies to see if any Miniature Aussiedoodles are up for adoption!
Coat and Color of Miniature Aussiedoodles
The Mini Aussiedoodle’s coat is the unique combination of the Miniature Poodle’s coat as well as the Miniature Australian Shepherd’s coat. Hence, there are a few possibilities for the type of coat that the Miniature Aussiedoodle has including straight, wavy and curly.
As for the color of the coat itself, it is possible for the Mini Aussiedoodle to have the Australian Shepherd’s red or black luxurious coat. In some cases, the blue variant may come out too. They can also spot the Mini Poodle’s solid coats. But while it can be common for most dogs to spot a single color for a coat, it is extremely rare to have Mini Aussiedoodles to come in a single color. Typically, the blue and black variant costs more than other colors.
Many people wonder whether or not Mini Aussiedoodles have low maintenance coats and the answer is no. Both standard Aussiedoodles and Mini Aussiedoodles have high-maintenance hair!
Since the Poodle doesn’t shed, it’s very likely your Miniature Aussiedoodle won’t shed much either. Because of this, Aussiedoodles require lots of regular brushing, combing and grooming to ensure they remain tangle and matt free. You can expect to groom your Miniature Aussiedoodle every 6-8 weeks at the groomers, with daily brushing in between each grooming appointment.
Is the Miniature Aussiedoodle the Right Dog Breed for You?
A Mini Aussiedoodle puppy is likely the right choice for you if:
- You want a low shedding dog breed
- You have time and patience for regular grooming and brushing
- You want a dog with a high activity level and lots of energy
But if you’re looking for a low-key dog, Mini Aussiedoodles are not right for you. Fear not: check through our list of Doodle breeds to find a low-energy Doodle breed!
What drew you to the Miniature Aussiedoodle? Let us know in the comments below!
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