Recently a few people have asked me about my breeding program for Aussiedoodle. It would seem reasonable that the term Aussiedoodle would be an abbreviated version of Australian Labradoodle, but it’s not. An Aussiedoodle is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a purebred Poodle – usually a standard, but sometimes a miniature.
At Modern Doodles, we only raise multi-generational Australian Labradoodles and only mediums. I had big dogs for years – Golden Retrievers – but I decided I wanted dogs that I can pick up without help. My biggest Australian Labradoodle is Rory and at 40lbs, as long as I use technique, I can lift her easily onto the grooming table or into the dog bath. And, since she pretty much bolts when she sees me in my grooming gear, being able to pick her up is helpful. By the way, she loves the brushing part – it’s the bathing and drying part she doesn’t like.
So, next time you hear Aussiedoodle, think Australian Shepherd and Poodle.