Aussiedoodle is a relatively new breed developed in the United States. Dogs of this breed are characterized as friendly and affectionate dogs, with high energy levels. The coat is curly or wavy with a wide variety of colors and they can be hypoallergenic.
The breed is small to medium sized with a weight ranging from 11 to 32 kilograms and a height of 25 to 38 centimeters. Life expectancy varies between 10 and 13 years. * This breed is not recognized by the International Canine Federation (FCI) and is not currently considered a purebred breed. Several canine associations classify it as a mixed breed or hybrid breed. It originates from the cross between Australian Shepherd and Poodle.
Breed history in brief
The history of the Aussiedoodle breed is not very detailed. The Aussiedoodle is a relatively new breed originating in the United States created in the late 1990s or early 2000s. The breed emerged from the crossbreeding between Australian Shepherd Dog and Poodle with the aim of getting a dog with the most desirable characteristics of each of these two breeds. The result of crossing these breeds has been a dog of great intelligence, trainability and loyalty. In addition, he is friendly, outgoing and has a pleasant manner with children and other pets. The Aussiedoodle is not recognized by the major kennel clubs, but has gained popularity in recent years as a family companion because of its charming appearance.
The Aussiedoodle has a body slightly longer than tall and a deep, but not broad chest. The head should be in proportion to the body and is clean cut and strong. It is important to note that this breed is not recognized by the major kennel clubs, therefore, the breed standard may differ between organizations or breeders.
The coat can range from smooth to wavy, of medium length. The proportion of undercoat is variable according to climatic conditions. The coat is shorter and smoother in the area of the ears, front of the forelegs, on the head and under the hocks. The color of the coat is variable, it can be tricolor (any combination of black, brown, blue, white, gray, cream), bicolor or rarely solid. It can also have a merle pattern.
The dogs are noted for their intelligence and trainability, characteristics that make them excellent pets for families with children. It is a loving breed, but with a high degree of energy, so they require caregivers that allow them to perform activities on a regular basis and outdoors.
Common health problems
As with other dog breeds, the Aussiedoodle can be prone to health problems. Some of the most common disorders and diseases are hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, gastric volvulus dilatation, progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts.
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