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Mini Aussiedoodle Breed Information

A cross between a purebred Mini Poodle and a purebred Mini Australian Shepherd (both referred to as “Einstein dogs”), the Mini Aussiedoodle is a very popular and very gifted designer doodle breed.  

The Mini Aussiedoodles have a sweet puppy face, small almond shaped eyes, a cute puppy nose, and adorable floppy ears. With an elegant and proud demeanor, an agile mindset, and a happy fun attitude, the Mini Aussiepoo truly has it all – brains, looks, and personality!  

The designer pup is a small fluffy, and cuddly dog with an average weight between 15 to 35 pounds and an average height between 12 to 18 inches. It has a silky, soft to the touch coat, and is considered to be a hypoallergenic dog.  

Exceedingly bright, with a curious nature, and a high sense of adventure, the Mini Aussiedoodle is an excellent companion for outdoorsy people. 

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Mini Australian Shepherd ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Loving, Energetic, Intelligent, Loyal, Outgoing ADULT WEIGHT 8-25 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 12-18 in LIFE SPAN 12-15 yrs

Characteristics

  • The Mini Aussiedoodle breed is a mix between the Mini Poodle and Mini Australian Shepherd breeds 
  • The Mini Aussiedoodle is also known as Mini Aussiepoo, Mini Aussiepoodle, and Mini Aussiedoodle mix 
  • Hypoallergenic Mini Aussiedoodle. F1b Mini Aussiedoodle puppies have excellent hypoallergenic qualities and low-shedding coats 
  • Excellent Mini Aussiedoodle health. F1 Mini Aussiedoodles benefit from hybrid vigor 
  • Small Mini Aussiedoodle size 
  • Blue merle Mini Aussiedoodle, black and white Mini Aussiedoodle, are among the most popular Mini Aussiedoodle colors 
  • Mini Aussiedoodle lifespan is between 12 and 15 years 
  • Their love for all things nature and adventure makes the Mini Aussiedoodles excellent hiking companions 
  • Mini Aussiedoodle puppies are highly adaptable – they feel equally at home in a country side farm as well as in a city apartment 
  • Clever and eager to learn, Miniature Aussiepoodle puppies are fun and easy to train 
  • Thanks to its thick, rich coat, the Miniature Aussiedoodle (Mini Aussiepoo or Mini Aussiepoodle) is comfortable in both hot and cold climates 
  • Very friendly and outgoing, the Mini Aussiepoodle is great with children of all ages and makes fast friends with other pets and strangers 

Appearance

True to their parent breeds, the Miniature Aussiedoodles (Mini Aussiepoodles or Mini Aussiepoos) are small in appearance with an average weight between 15 and 35 pounds and with an average height between 12 to 18 inches. They have a sturdy-built body, a sweet puppy face, black, brown or blue almond shaped eyes, a medium sized muzzle, a cute small nose, small floppy ears, and a puffy tail. Their coat is hypoallergenic, soft to the touch and silky. 

Because they are a crossbreed of two very different looking dogs, Mini Aussiedoodles can appear with combined physical features from their parents. Certain features and their size can differ depending on the parents used in the mix and the breed’s generation. Standard, full-grown Mini Aussiedoodle weight can vary from 15 to 35 pounds, whereas the size of an F1b Mini Aussiedoodle can be as little as 10 pounds for an F1b Mini Aussiedoodle adult.  

Their coat can vary from straight to wavy or curly, can come in a variety of gorgeous colors such as white, blue, black, yellow, brown, red, silver, or gray, and can have a variety of patterns and markings. 

Popular Mini Aussiedoodle colors include: 

With their sturdy-built body, their forever young looks, their strength, and their speed, the Mini Aussiedoodles are fully equipped to win in both beauty contests as well as agility sports.  

Temperament

The Mini Aussiedoodles (Mini Aussiepoos or Mini Aussiepoodles) are exceedingly bright and agile dogs. Their brave and loyal nature coupled with their colorful personalities have made them one of the most popular mini doodle breeds. Clever, curious and eager to please, the Miniature Aussiedoodle puppy is very easy to train, loves mental stimulation and is always excited to learn new tricks that it can use to impress with later. Its exceptional intelligence and its capacity and eagerness to learn, has led many to believe that there is nothing a Mini Aussiepoo can’t do when it comes to training.

The Mini Aussiedoodle is a highly active dog with an adventurous spirit and a great love for games, canine sports and any outdoor activities (from swimming to hiking). He is a loyal, gentle and affectionate dog and whatever he receives, he gives back tenfold. Great with other pets, strangers and children of all ages, gentle, loving and disciplined, the Miniature Aussiedoodle makes an excellent companion for first time pet owners. These dogs are active and sporty as they are calm and affectionate. And they love to cuddle just as much as they love to play.

See how you can reinvent your life with a Mini Aussiedoodle. 

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Care

Grooming

The Mini Aussiedoodle sheds very little, is considered a hypoallergenic dog, and does not have high grooming needs. Grooming them involves occasional brushing of the coat, nail clipping, and a haircut every now and then. Ideally, you should brush your Mini Aussiedoodle’s coat every other day to help your dog’s hair remain smooth and tangle-free. Matting can be a common occurrence for Mini Aussiedoodle adults so this step should not be avoided. Although they are low-shedding dogs, brushing their coats is still an essential step in Mini Aussiedoodle grooming.  

Trimming your dog’s nails is also important, as overgrown nails can cause damage to the nail bed and cause pain, inflammation, and even infection. Mini Aussiedoodles are energetic dogs that might file their nails down on their own, but in case they don’t, it is recommended to clip them when they start to make clicking noises as they step.  

Your dog will also need to have its ears checked for bad odor or rashes and cleaned regularly with a damp cloth. Do not try to insert anything in your dog’s ear unless recommended by your veterinarian. Ideally, you should clean the outer part of your dog’s ear and pluck any excess hair that stands out from the ear canal every week or so. 

Like all dogs, adult Mini Aussiedoodles are prone to dental issues. It is recommended to brush their teeth regularly, daily if possible, and provide them with plenty of chew toys and dental sticks.   

Learn more about brushing your dog’s teeth. 

Exercise Needs

Mini Aussiedoodles are generally energetic dogs. They love to run around, play, chase, swim, hike, and take part in any fun outdoor activities. They like to spend their energy with games of fetch, Frisbee, and tag. They need about an hour of daily walks and some active playtime indoors to keep them happy, healthy, and in their best shape.  

Learn more about raising a new puppy.

Health

Mini Aussiedoodles are a healthy dog breed. As a first-generation crossbreed, these puppies are less likely to develop any conditions that are common in Poodles and Mini Australian Shepherds. Poodles and Mini Aussies can suffer from allergies, cataracts, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, or thyroid issues. Although these conditions are very rare among Mini Aussiedoodles, it’s always best to be aware of them. Regular vet checks will ensure that any possible condition is caught early on and treated accordingly.  

Lifespan

12 to 15 years is the common Mini Aussiedoodle lifespan, although there have been several Mini Aussiepoos that exceeded their life expectancy. We recommend that you raise your Mini Aussiedoodle puppy in a warm environment and provide a good diet and plenty of exercise. 

Training

Mini Aussiedoodles are highly intelligent and easy to train. They are eager learners, pick up on tricks quickly, and love to be mentally stimulated. Mini Aussiedoodles are Einstein Dogs. Whether it’s basic canine trick and command training or rocket science, they can handle it. The Australian Shepherd and the miniature Poodle along with the Mini Aussiedoodle puppies are all equals when it comes to intelligence and responsiveness to training. 

Training these puppies shouldn’t be a challenge as they like to do most of the work themselves. They are eager learners but also big fans of praise, encouragement, and treats. Positive reinforcement works well when training them, as do reward-based training methods. You can begin training your puppy as early as 8 weeks, teaching them basic dog commands like sit, come, and wait. 12 weeks is the ideal age for your Mini Aussiedoodle puppy to be taught more advanced lessons.  

Leash training and socializing Mini Aussiedoodles are both easy tasks. These dogs love to make friends, explore, and interact with everyone in their path. They are social, friendly, and well-mannered. When you begin socializing your puppy, make sure to approach this lesson with patience. Find a low-distraction area where your puppy is comfortable during the day and introduce your Mini Aussiedoodle to family members or other pets in the house in a gentle manner. However make sure that your puppy is comfortable with meeting others before you proceed to socialization training outdoors.  

Mini Aussiedoodles are independent and quiet dogs. They are not prone to separation anxiety and are not overly vocal when left alone. However, it is recommended that they are not left alone for long periods of time.

Learn more about puppy training.

History

During the 1990’s in the United States, when designer hybrid breeds started to emerge and become extremely popular, professional breeders aimed to create a new hybrid breed (the Miniature Aussiedoodle) by crossing a purebred Mini Poodle with a purebred Mini Australian Shepherd. The aim was to create a dog that would inherit the hypoallergenic coat qualities of the Poodles, coupled with their proud and elegant demeanor. The brave nature and colorful personality of the Mini Australian Shepherds and the exceptional intelligence and agility of both parent breeds were also desired.

As the breed’s popularity took off in recent years (becoming one of the latest trends in Hollywood), Mini Aussiedoodle breeders furthered the breed even more by creating various generations and Mini Aussiedoodle size varieties. Currently there are three popular Mini Aussiedoodle generations: the F1, F1b, and F2. 

F1 Mini Aussiedoodles are a mix between a Mini Australian Shepherd and a Mini Poodle. They are also known as first-generation puppies. F1s come with shared qualities from both Poodles and Mini Aussies. They sport a combination of looks and personality traits from both of their parents and are known to enjoy excellent health due to hybrid vigor (which results from first generation crossbreeding). 

F1b Mini Aussiedoodles are a mix between an F1 backcrossed with a Mini Poodle. They are also called a second-generation breed. These puppies inherit the Poodle coat type and hypoallergenic qualities. They are also smaller than F1s. 

F2 puppies are the result of crossing two Mini Aussiedoodles. They are also called a third-generation crossbreed. These puppies are bred for specific personality traits and physical features.  

Read more on the differences between F1, F1b, and F2 breed generations

Mini Aussiedoodle breeders also created various sizes for the breed. Although in demand, these sizes are not as common as standard Mini Aussiedoodles. Mini Aussiedoodle sizes include Toy, Teacup, and Micro Mini.

These small breed versions also have larger counterparts - the Standard Aussiedoodles. These larger designer dogs are a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Standard Poodle. 

Although not much else is known about the history of this breed, we can take a look back at the history of the Mini Australian Shepherd and the Mini Poodle parent breeds to learn more about the doodle breed. 

RELATED: Doodle breeds explained - Mini Doodles.

The Miniature Australian Shepherds were first breed during the 1960’s, in the United States, by breeding the smallest pups of Australian Shepherd’s litters in order to create a smaller version of the breed that would inherit all of their wonderful qualities. A hard-working herder, a skilled performer in agility sports, an excellent therapy dog, and a loyal and loving companion, the Miniature Australian Shepherd has quickly become a favorite across Europe and the United States. 

The Poodles are famous around the world for their supreme elegance and their agile mindset. Raised as a companion pet for royals, aristocrats, and wealthy families, the Poodle is considered to be a “dog with a royal attitude”. Poodles have been admired for their performance with the travelling circus, as well as for their many coat styles in the canine show rings. A champion in canine sports and a darling companion pet, the Poodle has gathered an impressive number of admirers. It is ranked as second most intelligent dog breed, and is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. Mini Poodles in particular are also one of the most popular apartment dogs in the United States.

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If you’re looking to compare the Mini Aussiedoodle to similar breeds, you can check out our Mini Aussiedoodle comparisons:   

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