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Family Friendly Pets: The Aussiedoodle!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 16, 2012

What in the world is an Aussiedoodle, you ask? Well, if you are thinking about adding a pet to your family, the Aussiedoodle just might be for you! They are a mixed breed that draws from the best characteristics of the Australian Shepard and the Poodle. This magical combo makes for one wonderful dog!

Whether you are waiting to adopt or have a baby already, the breed of dog you choose is vital to your family’s safety and happiness. Certain breeds are known for health problems. Other breeds are not good around small children. Still others are diggers, runners, or chewers. You need to know what you are getting, before Scruffy comes home.

The Aussiedoodles or Aussie-poos (another name) make great family pets. Their size ranges from 19” to 24” and 40 lbs. to 60 lbs. for the standard size dog. The smaller, or miniature breed, ranges from 12 to 15 inches at the shoulder and weighs from 12 to 24 pounds. The most popular size is the standard size.

Their coats are of moderate length. The Aussiedoodle have hair, not fur. This is wonderful for those of us with allergies. The coat is usually wavy and very soft. It is recommended that the Aussiedoodles be groomed several times a year to keep them looking clean and prevent matting. The fact that they have hair means no shedding! It is hard enough cleaning up after a baby, so it is nice not to worry about clumps of hair all over the house from the family pet.

The Aussiedoodles have a wide range of coloring options. Pick your color and you will probably find an Aussiedoodle that fits. They come in black, white, silver, red, cream and brown. Most are spotted combinations. Their eye color can be brown or blue. Each dog looks very different, depending on the hair and eye color; as well we the style of grooming (short or long). They can appear shaggy or sleek (if their coat is trimmed short).

The main reason that these dogs make wonderful pets, is the fact that they have such amazing temperaments. They are patient and very smart. They are good with children. Aussiedoodles need to be walked daily and socialized from an early age. They are trainable and loyal animals.

So, if you want a good pet to add to your family, why not check out the Aussiedoodle? Breeders will charge from 200 to 800 dollars, but you might be able to find one for free at your local animal shelter. They make wonderful and loyal pets.

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