Aussiepoo Dog

Aussiepoo (Australian Shepherd + Poodle)

Intelligent, Friendly, Affectionate

Aussiedoodles or Aussiepoos are mixed breed dogs – a cross between Australian Shepherds and Poodles. These pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents, including intelligence, playfulness, and loyalty.

Aussiepoo Dog

Health

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Lifetime Care

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Breed Profile

Height

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  • 10-15 inches

Weight

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  • 25-70 pounds

Lifetime

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  • 10-13 years

Health Risk

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Hip dysplasia

What is Hip Dysplasia?

It is a genetic health issue where the hip or elbow joints loosen up and cause dysfunction and pain. It usually occurs in the growing stage of the dogs. Over time, this may result in arthritis, muscle atrophy, and limitations in mobility.

% Of Cats/Dogs affected

>20%

Clinical Signs

  • Lethargy
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Difficulty or reluctance in climbing stairs, rising, jumping, or running
  • Loss of muscle mass in the thighs
  • Noticeable enlargement of the shoulder muscles
  • Flinching when the lower back muscles are touched

Treatment

Treatments may include:

  • Chiropractic therapy
  • Supplements for joints
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Surgery

Average Vet Bill

$2000

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $1800

80% = $1600

70% = $1400

*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.

Pancreatitis

What is Pancreatitis?

Digestive enzymes are released by the pancreas. It is only when the enzymes reach the small intestine that they become active when the organ is functioning normally. The enzymes, however, inflame and damage the pancreas and its surrounding tissues and organs when they’re released in a dog with pancreatitis.

% Of Cats/Dogs affected

30%

Clinical Signs

  • Hunched back · Repeated vomiting (several times within a few hours or periodically over several days)
  • Pain or distention of the abdomen (dog appears uncomfortable or bloated)
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Weakness/lethargy
  • Fever

Treatment

First and foremost, your dog’s pain must be managed and early intervention to prevent further complications is key. The most common treatment and management options include:

  • Intravenous (IV) fluid therapy
  • Antiemetic medication for vomiting

Average Vet Bill

$1000

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $900

80% = $800

70% = $700

*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.

Personality

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Smart

Ausiepoo’s can be goofy and loving. They typically have very smart personalities.

Playful

They are generally playful around kids and family.

Affectionate

Aussiepoo’s can have a very affectionate relationship with their people.

Lifetime Care

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Coat

A few of them have waiver coats and a few have a tighter coat

Colors

Colors can be blue, red, black, sable, black & tan, and even solid color in few cases

Hypoallergenic

No

Grooming

Brush their coat daily with a small bristle and brush their teeth at least twice or thrice a week to remove the tartar build up.

Training

They require grooming mostly in the winters.

Aussiepoos: Introduction to the Breed

Aussiedoodles are mixed breed dogs – a cross between Australian Shepherds and Poodles. These pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents, including intelligence, playfulness, and loyalty. There are several names for Aussiedoodles, including Aussiepoo and Aussiepoodle.

Aussiedoodle enthusiasts describe their dogs as goofy and loving. It doesn’t matter what size Aussiedoodle they are, whether they are a smaller Toy Poodle or a larger Standard Poodle, you can expect this dog to have a lot of energy. A long hike, a walk, a beach day, or retrieval games will help keep your Aussiedoodle entertained.

Your Aussiedoodle may try to round you, your kids, or other things up! Australian Shepherds are herding dogs. Their Australian Shepherd and Poodle parents make them incredibly smart, so your Aussiedoodle will need a lot of mental stimulation. Aussiedoodles can easily become destructive if bored. Aussiedoodles also enjoy being around humans. It is not uncommon for Aussiedoodles to stick with one or two of their favorite humans, much like the Australian Shepherd. Despite this, they can get along with multiple people and larger families.

It is a big decision to add a new pet to your family. Before you purchase another puppy, it is important to research the variety of puppies available and decide which one will be most beneficial to your family and lifestyle. You should carefully consider which characteristics you want in a dog and which you do not want. There are a few things you should know about the Aussiepoo breed.

Aussiepoo dogs are generally:

  • Good with Families
  • Capable
  • Intelligent
  • Loyal
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Energetic

The Aussiepoo is an excellent choice if you are looking for a loyal, loving friend. A person who understands their unique needs and is willing to accommodate their individual personalities is crucial to their happiness.

Aussiedoodles are great family dogs because of their spunky, smart natures that require lots of play time and exercise. Despite this, it is important to teach any children who may be playing with your Aussiedoodle how to safely interact with her. It is important to introduce Aussiedoodles to other pets slowly and calmly, and early socialization will assist in this. Early exposure to other pets is best. Your Aussiedoodle may even try to herd smaller animals! Generally, Aussiedoodles do well with other dogs and cats, so it all comes down to training, socialization, and luck.

What are the Origins of the Aussiepoo?

Aussiedoodles may have existed naturally over time, but designer breeders started intentionally mixing Australian Shepherds and Poodles in the late 1990s and early 2000s in North America. Since both the Poodle and the Australian Shepherd are smart, playful, and cute, it makes sense why the Aussiedoodle is booming in popularity these days. As a breed, it is sometimes advertised as a hypoallergenic dog option for those who suffer from allergies, but the truth of the matter is that no dog is completely hypoallergenic.

The Aussiedoodle mixed breed started out as a designer breed, but some have ended up in shelters or in rescue groups. If you decide this breed is right for you, consider adoption. Consider your local shelters, Aussiedoodle rescues, or breed-specific Australian Shepherd or Poodle rescues as they sometimes take in mixed breed dogs and find them homes.

According to the AKC, Australian shepherds and poodles have detailed lineages. AKC notes that both of these European breeds are extremely intelligent and quite people-oriented, even though they are classified differently.

Aussiedoodles inherit a number of attractive characteristics from their parents, including poodle genes which may help some people reduce their allergic reactions to pets. Keep in mind that some hybrids, such as Aussiedoodles, are often produced by puppy mills. There’s a higher chance that when certain dogs are in high demand, they weren’t born into a healthy environment with a focus on their well-being, so research any pup carefully before getting one.

What are the Risks for the Aussiepoo Dog Breed?

As with the Australian Shepherd and Poodle breeds, the Aussiedoodle breed is also predisposed to some of the same conditions that these breeds face. Although most dogs are generally healthy, some may be prone to certain health issues, so it is important to maintain proper care and regular veterinary checkups for all dogs. Poodles and Australian shepherds are both relatively healthy dogs, but there are some things to watch out for

The following are some of the most common health issues Aussiedoodles can experience:

To detect any health concerns early, you should keep your Aussiedoodle’s regular veterinary checkups. You can develop a care routine for your dog with the help of your vet. Give your dog at least one half-hour- to hour-long walk per day, mixed in with a few active play sessions and shorter walks.

You should check their ears daily for debris and pests and clean them according to the recommendations of your veterinarian. You should trim your dog’s nails once or twice a month before they become too long. It is not a good idea for them to click loudly against the floor. This can be handled by your groomer. Aussiedoodles require a lot of exercises. By doing this, they can help prevent health problems that may arise as they age and become less active.

Conclusion

Keeping their oral hygiene up is one of your main concerns if you have a smaller Aussiedoodle. You should brush your dog’s teeth regardless of its size, but smaller dogs with smaller mouths are more susceptible to dental and gum diseases. You can get instructions from your veterinarian on how to brush your dog’s teeth. Those who are looking to reduce shedding and clean up less fluff prefer Aussiedoodles and other poodle hybrids. Aussiedoodles shed relatively little, to a point. It’s impossible to tell which traits came from which parents, so you’ll have to prepare yourself for some floof. If your Aussiedoodle inherited F1 or F1b fur consistency, you might only have to groom her once a week or so with a slicker brush to remove loose hair, but twice a week during spring and fall since she has a floof. Professional grooming is probably a good option if your dog’s fur has more of a poodle vibe. It is a good idea to give your Aussiedoodle a haircut every couple of months.

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