Mini Aussie Doodles: 20 Things You Didn’t Know!

Are you familiar with Aussie Doodles? Well, if you are a designer dog enthusiast, you definitely know about this adorable hybrid dog.

A Mini Aussie Doodle is a designer mix breed between a purebred Australian Shepherd and a purebred miniature Poodle. Mini Aussie Doodles are also known as Miniature or Toy Aussie Doodles. In fact, Aussie Doodles are available in two more sizes Medium and Standard. While their parents remain the same, the size of Poodle’s parents changes accordingly.

Just upon seeing a Miniature Aussie Doodle, one can instantly fall in love. But are Aussie Doodles really as adorable as they look?

Here is a brief intro and some facts about Mini Aussie Doodles that you might not know. Have a look:

Mini Aussie Doodle- The Breed Introduction

For designer dog lovers, Mini Aussie Doodle is one of the breeds that they can totally rely on. These smarter miniature dogs have fans all across the world, and everyone simply wants to own one. If you too among those, here is all you need to know about this breed.

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Mini Aussie Doodle History and Origin

Aussie Doodles have been around for quite a long now. They originated by breeding Australian Shepherd (a breed that is surprisingly American, contrary to their name) and Poodle. Australian Shepherds are cowboy herding dogs, whereas Poodles were bred as wildfowl hunters.

Aussie Doodles, on the other hand, aren’t purebred but a designer hybrid that was introduced sometime after the storming popularity of Labradoodles. It was the 1990s when this breed came into light and soon enough gained immense fame.

Mini Aussie Doodle Appearance

Mini Aussie Doodle inherits equal appearance dominance from both of their purebred parents. This hybrid mix has a small build, fluffy body, and round Blue eyes. Some Aussie Doodles also have brown eyes. These dogs have a medium muzzle and a scissor bite.

Mini Aussie Doodle has a medium-length dense coat that is wavy in texture. However, their coat can be anything between straight to curly, depending upon the dominance of genetics. Mini Aussie Doodles come in a range of colors, including yellow, blue, black, brown, grey, silver, and red.

Mini Aussie Doodle Behavior and Temperament

Mini Aussie Doodles can have different temperaments based on their parent breeds. These hybrid dogs can be described as gentle, loyal, affectionate, courageous, quiet, social, and protective. They generally are friendly with everyone and do not charge upon strangers. However, Mini Aussie Doodles can develop destructive behavior if left alone and out of boredom. They always want a stay-at-home member whom they can look up to throughout the day.

Mini Aussie Doodle Exercise and Training 

Mini Aussie Doodle needs 40 to 60 minutes of exercise daily. Whether it is a session of a walk, jog, or a game in the park, they need some kind of physical activity to manage those energy levels. This breed can manage in apartment or condo life as long as they are given enough space to move around and infuse their energy. However, since Mini Aussie Doodles inherit traits of hunting and tracking, keeping them on lease in public is advisable.

As long as training is concerned with Mini Aussie Doodles, the ideal time to start is after the age of 9 to 10 months. Obedience training through could be started slightly early, but for agility training, waiting for age one year is advisable. Doing so is important to reduce the risk of early bone disability and injury.

Mini Aussie Doodle Health and Lifespan

Like any other dog breed, Mini Aussie Doodles, too, are associated with some or other kinds of health concerns. For the minor, health issues, including Idiopathic Epilepsy, Retinal Dysplasia, Cataracts, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), are a few commonly concerning. However, for major health problems like Canine Cushing’s Disease, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, and Patellar Luxation.

Mini Aussie Doodle can expectedly live for 11 to 15 years on average. However, with a healthy lifestyle and minimal health problems, they can even reach 16 or 18 years.

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20 Things you don’t know about Mini Aussie Doodles.

  1. DID YOU KNOW? A Mini/ Toy Aussie Doodle can be as short as 10 inches, and they would weigh no more than 6 pounds. However, for an Aussie Doodle to be this small, it takes a special set of parents.
  2. DID YOU KNOW? Aussie Doodles are big-time sharers, but they also love teasing. These dogs will run away with toys of their fellow pet or kids in the home.
  3. DID YOU KNOW? Aussie Doodles’ eye color often changes as they age.
  4. DID YOU KNOW? Aussie Doodles have a gene that affects their eye color. This dog breed has unusual eye colors, including hazel, golden, or light blue.
  5. DID YOU KNOW? Due to the intelligence of their purebred parents, Mini Aussie Doodles are also nicknamed Einstein.
  6. DID YOU KNOW? Mini Aussie Doodles are quite goofy and silly and, thus, are a great source of laughter.
  7. DID YOU KNOW? Aussie Doodles are good with kids, but their Mini/ Toy version is known for having a rift with younger ones. For households with small kids, a Medium or Standard Aussie Doodle is more suitable.
  8. DID YOU KNOW? Since Mini Aussie Doodles are very bouncy, with the right agility training, they can become masters.
  9. DID YOU KNOW? Mini Aussie Doodles can’t make it alone and thus need a family member around all the time. This dog breed craves constant attention.
  10. DID YOU KNOW? Mini Aussie Doodles are also very popular as therapy dogs.
  11. DID YOU KNOW? Mini Aussie Doodles love cuddling, and if allowed, they will sleep on your head all night.
  12. DID YOU KNOW? Given their coat type, Mini Aussie Doodles are very high maintenance.
  13. DID YOU KNOW? Mini Aussie Doodles love engaging with their family in every task. They will try to assist you in gardening, cleaning, swimming, or literally everything, even when they can’t.
  14. DID YOU KNOW? Mini Aussie Doodles are also very popular as therapy dogs.
  15. DID YOU KNOW? Mini Aussie Doodles are extremely sensitive to Ivermectin.
  16. DID YOU KNOW? No two Mini Aussie Doodle looks the same. This dog breed can vary a lot in appearance.
  17. DID YOU KNOW? Without training, Mini Aussie Doodles have a high chance of becoming Neurotic.
  18. DID YOU KNOW? Mini Aussie Doodles are quite difficult to find if compared to other doodles. This dog breed is still not very common.
  19. DID YOU KNOW? Mini Aussie Doodles, though, are small, but they need plenty of exercises.
  20. DID YOU KNOW? Even though Mini Aussie Doodles are noted as Hypoallergenic, some dogs might not inherit this quality from their purebred Poodle parent.

Wrapping up…

That was all for Mini Aussie Doodles and the secrets you might not know about this breed.

However, despite what good or bad you may find in them, Mini Aussie Doodles are one of the excellent pets to have. All you need to be is gentle, giving, and calm with them. With enough time and care, they can prove as the best dog you may own in a lifetime. Whether you are an apartment dweller or a farmhouse one, this breed will make it at any place.