When considering adding a new furry member to your family, one important thing to consider is the size of your new companion. Aussiedoodles come in three size categories: standard, medium, and miniature. Obviously, standard Aussiedoodles are the biggest, but how big do standard Aussiedoodles get?
When it comes to the maximum size of the standard category for Aussiedoodles, you can expect them to reach around 20 to 25 inches in height and weigh up to 70 pounds when fully grown. For medium Aussiedoodles, the max is around 10 to 15 inches tall while weighing around 15 to 25 pounds. Finally, the miniature category will see Aussiedoodles less than 10 inches tall and weigh less than 10 pounds.
As you continue to read this article, we will talk more about each size category’s activity levels and behavior of Aussiedoodle. Furthermore, we will discuss how fast you can expect your Aussiedoodle to grow. Finally, we will talk about training your Aussiedoodle and the health issues you should look out for.
Aussiedoodle Activity Level Based On Size
Aussiedoodles are a very active mixed breed. The large amount of energy Aussiedoodles have is because of their Australian Shepherd lineage. Australian Shepherds were used as working and hunting dogs, and the energy required to do these tasks has passed down to their Aussiedoodle pups. However, while their activity level is high, their size will impact their energy levels and activities they can do.
For example, a standard Aussiedoodle will have a lot more energy than a medium or a miniature Aussiedoodle. Owning a standard Aussiedoodle requires you to be relatively active and have enough time to play with your Aussiedoodle outside or take them to the dog park.
However, this does not mean that miniature and medium Aussiedoodle sizes are not active. In fact, they are still quite active and have more energy to burn than other breeds of the same size.
While the Australian Shepherd genes make the Aussiedoodle extremely active, there is a chance that the Poodle parent is also a very active dog. This can make their puppies have even more energy. It is a good idea to ask the breeder you get your Aussiedoodle puppy from how active their Poodle parent is. Furthermore, suppose you are purchasing a second or third-generation Aussiedoodle. In that case, their energy levels can dissipate slightly throughout their bloodlines, so it is a good idea to ask how active their parents are as well.
When Aussiedoodles are puppies, they will have less energy than when fully grown. This makes them easier to tire out with about 15 to 25 minutes of playtime. But you can spend this playtime inside, and the best way to do this is with a variety of toys.
However, as they get older, they will be rowdier and have crazy bursts of energy that you will need to be prepared to handle. Also, as your Aussiedoodle grows, you will need to spend more time playing with them to satisfy their needs. For adult Aussiedoodles, you can expect to be playing with them for 30 minutes up to 2 hours before they get tired enough to relax.
For medium and miniature Aussiedoodles, you can spend some of this time playing inside. However, standard Aussiedoodles are far too big to play inside, and due to their vast amounts of energy compared to their smaller counterparts, you will be playing for quite some time.
But, as with all things, as your Aussiedoodle gets older, they will start to slow down. Of course, they will still have energy that needs to have an outlet, but the time required to satisfy those needs will get shorter and shorter as they get older.
Aussiedoodle Temperament Based On Their Size
Unlike their energy and activity level, Aussiedoodle temperament and behavior do not change based on their size. When comparing behavior and temperament of the difference Aussiedoodle sizes, the only real difference is that miniatures will be a bit more timid and shy around new people and animals. This is because toy Poodles are pretty shy. But once your miniature Aussiedoodle spends some time around the new person or animal, they will become quite playful.
Mediums follow the same pattern and are a bit less timid than their miniature counterparts. But for standard Aussiedoodles, they are seldom shy around new people or animals. One of the downsides to owning a standard Aussiedoodle is their excitement to play and meet new people or other dogs. So much so that they might try to jump up to meet them, which can be frightening to some people and smaller dog breeds.
However, Aussiedoodles are quite intelligent thanks to their Poodle parents being the second brightest dog breed in the world. Due to the Aussidoodles’ inherited intelligence, they are quick to learn how to be polite if adequately trained.
How Fast Do Aussiedoodles Reach Full Size?
The time it takes for Aussiedoodles to reach their full size depends on their size category. Smaller breeds will usually reach their full size much quicker than larger breeds. The same goes for the different size categories within the same breed.
When it comes to the Aussiedoodle sizes, the smaller the category, the faster their size development will be.
- Miniature Aussiedoodles will reach their full size in 8 to 11 months after they are born, depending on if they are a toy, micro, or teacup.
- Medium Aussiedoodles will reach their full size in 11 to 13 months after they are born.
- Standard Aussiedoodles will reach their full size in 13 to 16 months after they are born.
Training can be a breeze with Aussiedoodles. Aussiedoodles are considered an intelligent breed thanks to their Poodle lineage. However, Australian Shepherds are also very intelligent and are within the top 10 smartest dog breeds. This combination makes Aussiedoodles quick and eager to learn.
As with any breed, the best way to teach your Aussiedoodle tricks and manners is with positive reinforcement. When your Aussiedoodle does something correctly, you should shower them with praise and give them a tasty treat. Doing so will help them understand how you want them to act or do a particular task.
Furthermore, training should start as early as possible. Once your Aussiedoodle is around three to four months old, you need to start training. There is a saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. While this is not entirely true, it does have some merit. Puppies are impressionable, so teaching them manners and tricks early on will be a lot smoother than waiting until they are older.
When training any dog, you should avoid yelling or using any negative reinforcement. Doing so is much closer to neglect than training and will condition your dog to fear you rather than respect you.
Common Health Risks To Look Out For In Standard Aussiedoodles
Since Aussiedoodles are a mixed breed, they can avoid most of the common illnesses associated with their purebred parents. This is mainly due to the genes mixing and combining certain traits that help their purebred parents avoid specific health risks. However, this is not always guaranteed. While mixed breeds can avoid some health issues, it is rare for mixed breeds to avoid all of them.
With that said, here is a list of the most common health issues associated with standard Aussiedoodles.
- Hip Dysplasia
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Sebaceous Adenitis
- Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Most of these health issues are genetic disorders, which means if your Aussiedoodle’s parents have any of these health issues, there is a good chance that your Aussiedoodle will inherit them.
However, it is common for reputable breeders to get their breeder dogs tested for genetic disorders. If their breeder dogs have genetic disorders, they will remove them from the breeding program and will probably allow someone to adopt them for the rest of their lives. While this is a great way to produce healthy puppies, it is also not a guarantee that the puppy won’t inherit one of these genetic disorders from somewhere up in their lineage.
Standard Aussiedoodles are adorable and unique dogs that are perfect for families that have the time to play with them. As long as your Aussiedoodle has an outlet for its immense reserves of energy, they are nearly the perfect dog. In addition, standard Aussiedoodles are loyal, playful, and very intelligent. Hopefully, this article has answered everything you wanted to know about standard Aussiedoodles.