The Aussie-Poo, also known as the Aussiedoodle, is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. It was first bred in Canada in the mid 20th century, born to be the perfect herding dog. Ever since, it has boomed in popularity across North America for its adorable looks and its friendly personality.
The Aussie-Poo is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and the International Designer Canine Registry.
The Aussie-Poo is an extremely fluffy canine, with the Poodle’s curly coat and the Aussie Shepherd’s fur length. Not only that, they come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and markings; pretty much any coat look you can ask for. They also tend to have a long, strong muzzle and blue eyes. They usually have small paws and floppy ears. But, of course its appearance heavily depends on the genetic makeup of its parents.
The Aussie-Poo is a very sweet and loving and sociable dog, and should never be raised outdoors or in kennels. They are regarded as extremely intelligent and playful, and will need an equally active owner. This type of animal requires constant attention to maintain a healthy, balanced life. But, as with all dogs, it is essential for the Aussie-Poo’s owners to set rules, boundaries and limitations as well as constant leadership.
Aussie-Poos are extremely loving towards small children and make wonderful family pets. However, they should not be left alone with very young children as they can accidentally hurt them.
The Aussie-Poo is a generally healthy breed, but it is prone to Hip Dysplasia. Be sure to make regular check ups with a veterinarian to make sure that HD doesn’t develop too much in the Aussie-Poo’s hips. Hygiene is also of course very important, so regular baths and teeth-brushing is essential for the well-being of your Aussie-Poo.