Mini Aussiedoodle Dog Breed

  • Other names:
  • Miniature Aussiedoodle
  • Toy Aussiedoodle
  • Miniature Aussie-Poo
  • Mini Aussie-Poo
  • Toy Aussie-Poo
  • Toy Aussiepoo
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Overview

Pronunciation: [ Mini Ah•see doo•dull ]

The Mini Aussiedoodle is a small hybrid dog that is produced from mating the Miniature Australian Shepherd dog with a Poodle (usually a Miniature or Toy). These are very popular dogs that can cost into the low thousands of dollars to adopt. They are believed to have first started appearing during the 1990s at the height of the designer dog craze.

Mini Aussiedoodle Breed Details

Breed Specs
TypeLifespanHeightWeight
Hybrid12-15 yrs.12-18 in.15-24 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

These intentionally small mixed-breed dogs are meant to be companions. They are good for first-time dog owners who have patience. They are fine for apartment living and for families with kids and other pets. Mini Aussidoodles are small dogs, but they have big ideas. They need a lot of grooming and other care, and they tend to be expensive to adopt. Among the many things you should know are:

PROS

  • Very smart
  • High-energy
  • Trains easily
  • Easy to carry
  • Decent watchdog
  • Remarkably loyal
  • Extremely friendly
  • Highly affectionate
  • Great apartment dog
  • Good with other pets
  • May be hypoallergenic
  • Wonderful therapy dogs
  • Learns new tricks easily
  • Decent tolerance to heat
  • Loves to be with you all the time


CONS

  • Big-dog syndrome
  • High grooming needs
  • Can easily be injured
  • Low tolerance to cold
  • Gets separation anxiety
  • Can be sensitive to touch
  • Expensive to adopt and maintain
  • Lots of potential health problems
  • Requires a lot of supervised exercise

Mini Aussiedoodle Breed Description

This hybrid dog comes from two very popular dogs, and so there is a great amount of Mini Aussiedoodle information available. They are bred to be very small, and yet they'll not understand this.

While it's impossible to determine how they will turn out until they mature, they are sure to be smart dogs. They love learning new tricks, and you should be sure to have lots of agility toys on hand. Food puzzles are good too.

The Mini Aussiedoodle is extremely clingy as well as territorial, and they may attempt to defend you against other dogs and pets. Their loyalty is cute, but you'll want to make sure they understand to not be so fearless when playing with much larger dogs to avoid injury.

As this mixed breed come from one very active parent (although Poodles are fairly active, they aren't like Australian Shepherd dogs), they may have a great amount of energy and need to burn it off daily. You should be careful around them and make sure they don't over-exert themselves, jump from high places or otherwise get hurt while exercising.

Mini Aussiedoodle Size

Mini Aussiedoodle full places them at the larger end of the small dog category. Weight is typically 15 to 24 pounds and there are many breeders who have apparently worked to make them as small as possible, and some breeders will claim that their dogs will ultimately not weigh more than 18 or 20 pounds. A full-grown Mini Aussiedoodle can be anywhere from 12 to 18 inches high.

Average Adult Height

12-18 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

15-24 lbs

Mini Aussiedoodle Temperament

The Mini Aussiedoodle temperament is an easy-going one. These lapdogs are active, playful, and devoted. They like kids, they get along with other dogs, and they are sweet and basically patient. They come from two purebred parents, but they won't always be 50% of each dog in temperament; it's all a matter of the genetic dice. They are very small, however, so even if they think they want to be watchdogs or work as herders, they are not good for such work.

These dogs are relatively easy to train, but they can be slightly stubborn. It's best to socialize and train them early and with patience. They are extremely keen to your emotions, and they will mirror your behavior so be gentle with them. If you are in a good mood, play is good; if you are not feeling happy, it may be best to be calm and let your Aussiedoodle help calm you with her presence.

They are small dogs, but they still have the attitude of their purebred parents when it comes to work, and they will learn quickly and seek to please you. They need to be stimulated, they like to learn new tricks, and they need to feel they have a purpose.

Mini Aussiedoodle Health

Hybrid vigor helps to mitigate a lot of the health concerns that purebred parent breeds tend to encounter, but the deliberately small size of this hybrid dog seems to introduce many other issues. Because of this, extensive health testing is essential for the parents as well as the puppies, and a lot of care must be administered throughout the Mini Aussiedoodle's life to make sure he remains healthy. Perhaps the biggest concern is the potential reaction to certain drugs, especially anti-parasite medicines, that can lead to seizures and death, but the larger list includes:

  • OCD
  • Bloat
  • Epilepsy
  • Deafness
  • Allergies
  • Collie nose
  • Eye problems
  • Skin problems
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Joint dysplasia
  • Patellar luxation
  • Von Willebrands
  • Addison's disease
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Legg-Perthes disease
  • Drug sensitivity (MDR1)


These dogs have a somewhat long average life span of 13 to 15 years.

  • Bloat
  • Collie Nose
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Deafness
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye Problems
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Legg-perthes Disease
  • Mdr1
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
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Mini Aussiedoodle Breeders

Interested in the Mini Aussiedoodle? Contact a breeder below:

Breeder Name
Blue Skye Doodles
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