What the heck is an Aussiedoodle and why would anyone want one?
Good question and here’s what they are and how it all started.A few years ago a very good friend asked me to go on the internet and research the Labradoodle breed…he thought perhaps I’d never heard of them.Well, I had heard of them, had never seen one, but I let my computer do the searching and gave him a report on what I had discovered.It was then that the idea planted itself in my brain and started to take root.
Double R Aussies was already a very well established breeding program for Miniature Australian Shepherds. We had determined to breed the best Aussies available. The idea of crossing a Miniature Australian Shepherd and a Poodle started out as a joke...just talk, a way to build a better, non shedding version, of our Mini Aussies! My breeder friends and I would laugh about mixing the two breeds…what would we call them?Well, the idea just didn’t go away, it stayed and grew until I finally had to do something about it…just to see what I could develop!
The reason behind crossing the Aussies and the Poodles was exactly this, most of my puppy buyers absolutely love their beautiful herding dogs, but many of them hate the shedding that goes along with the dog.The shedding can be a problem for some folks, especially those people with allergies…my thinking was by crossing the breeds we can get a dog that looks like the Aussie with those distinct beautiful colors, those blue eyes, and that wonderful intelligent brain, mixed with the Poodle, that are also VERY smart, have similar features, conformation, and a non shedding quality about their hair coat…the BEST of both worlds!Well, that was the idea behind this project.
Here at the Double R we figure to improve the strong points of both breeds. We have developed a hybrid dog that has the beautiful colors of the Australian Shepherds and the Parti Poodles, above average intelligence, gorgeous looks, a dog that comes in all sizes, however we only breed miniatures, moyens, and standards.I can honestly say breeding Aussiedoodles is a huge SUCCESS!
They are even registered! We use the American Canine Hybrid Club, which is a sister club to APRI, America's Pet Registry, Inc. The people are ACHC are wonderful to work with. While we refer to our hybrid cross as an Aussiedoodle they prefer to register them as Aussie-Poos...the name is not the important issue..same wonderful, low to non shedding dog whatever we call them!
If you want a really cute dog, have any allergy problems, do not want the mess of a shedding type dog, be the first in your neighborhood to own a gorgeous Double R Aussiedoodle!