Mini Aussiedoodle

The Miniature Aussiedoodle is a hybrid mix of the Miniature Australian Shepherd and the Miniature Poodle. At first glance, one might think that this hybrid is a mix of a mix and a purebred, but in actual fact, the Miniature Australian Shepherd is not a crossbreed or mixed breed. It is a purebred canine which was created by breeding the smallest pups in the purebred litters together to obtain smaller versions of the larger breed. Both parent breeds are extremely in intelligent, being called by some the “Einsteins” of canine breeds. What a great way to create a smaller dog with the same character and keen instincts as the larger version!


The Miniature Aussiedoodle is a hybrid resulting from breeding a Miniature Australian shepherd with a Miniature Poodle, creating a canine with superior intelligence! The breed history of the hybrid itself goes back approximately 20 to 30 years, being developed in the United States for what appears to be purposes of companionship, agility and obedience training, though some hunting options are likely also being utilized, given the heritage of the parent breeds. The Miniature Australian Shepherd parent breed, at first look, appears to be a hybrid itself but, in actual fact, the breed is a careful and purposeful breeding of the smallest purebred Aussie pups in the litters to other smaller purebred Aussie pups, enabling the breeders to carefully create a smaller version of the Australian Shepherd while keeping the same breed characteristics and keen sense of the larger breed. The breeders should be commended, as this careful and purposeful breeding concept has resulted in exactly the type of canine as originally intended. The Miniature Australian Shepherd breed was introduced to the United States in the 1960’s and the mini version was developed in 1968, utilizing the above breeding concept for purposes of farming and herding. It has been combined with the Miniature Poodle to create our feature hybrid, the Miniature Aussiedoodle. The Miniature Australian Shepherd is quite intelligent and is well-suited to any canine activity in which you might want to involve your pet. These activities can include: agility, herding, obedience, disc dog, fly ball and overall general beloved furry family member. After a number of years of controversy relating to whether the mini version was a separate breed from the larger version, with both the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club having previously grouped the two breeds together, finally in 2011 the American Kennel Club listed the Miniature Australian Shepherd in the Foundation Stock Service, allowing for it to be recognized once registration numbers reach 150. The Miniature Poodle breed was created over 500 years ago as a result of the desire for a smaller version of the very well-known standard Poodle, wanting a Poodle that was easier to care for and less expensive to feed. The miniature breed became very popular with circuses in the 1950’s and 1960’s due to the ease of training and their intelligence level. The mini version of the Poodle is still a very active canine, with similar hunting characteristics as the standard version, which is one of the oldest canine breeds known.

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