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3 Things To Know Before Buying An Aussiedoodle Puppy

by Leslie Gibson

Aussiedoodles are a cross between an Australian shepherd and a poodle. Like most types of doodles, they are known for their friendly personalities and family-friendly nature. People tend to love their Aussiedoodle pups, and there are plenty of responsible breeders who sell them. There are, however, a few important things to know before buying an Aussiedoodle puppy.

They are very high-energy.

Australian shepherd puppies tend to get their energy levels from their Australian shepherd parents, and they tend to be high-energy dogs because they are bred and used for herding sheep. This is important to prepare before you bring home a puppy. Make sure you set aside plenty of time to play with them so they can get some of that energy out. Also, make sure you puppy-proof your home and pick up anything fragile in preparation for puppy zoomies — because there will be lots!

Some of them do shed.

People tend to think of Aussiedoodles as a no-shed or low-shed breed because of the long, no-shed coat of the poodle parent. And indeed, many Aussiedoodles do inherit that long, non-shedding coat. However, there are also a few Aussiedoodles who end up inheriting their coat characteristics from their Australian shepherd parent's side, which means they do shed. There's no good way to tell whether a dog will shed or not when they are a puppy with a puppy coat. However, if their former siblings have been shedders, that means there is a greater chance of them shedding, too. 

They need socialization.

Aussiedoodles tend to be really friendly, social dogs. This comes naturally to them, but that does not mean they don't need to practice and fine-tune their socialization skills when they are puppies. Your Aussiedoodle will therefore need to go to puppy classes and other puppy meet-ups when they are young. This experience will teach them how to get along with other dogs and other people. Before you bring your puppy home, make sure you sign up for some puppy classes or at least find which ones are available in your area. If you have friends with dogs, make plans to meet some of them, too.

If you remember that Aussiedoodle pups tend to be energetic, you schedule a few puppy classes, and you prepare yourself for potential shedding, you will be quite ready to bring home an Aussiedoodle puppy. Visit the breeder, and find your new friend soon.