There is a lot that goes into determining how much an Aussiedoodle will cost. At the very least, You can expect to pay around $3,000 for an Aussiedoodle puppy from a reputable breeder. However, depending on generation, size, and color, the price can quickly add up to well over $5,000.
To break down what the different variations could cost, we need to understand what variations we’re dealing with. Also, all prices are based on the fact that you will be buying from a reputable and ethical breeder.
If an Aussiedoodle puppy costs less than $2,500, the chances you are buying from a puppy mill or a backyard breeder are very high.
The Aussiedoodle Price Breakdown
Three main categories will determine your puppy’s cost. And even with these categories and the estimated costs, you must allow that there will be variations based on where you live or are buying from. These are average costs, to give you a solid idea of what the Aussiedoodle you want might cost.
The cost of your puppy will depend on some of what generation dog it is.
The three main options are F1 or first-generation Aussiedoodles with a Poodle parent and an Australian Shepherd parent.
F1B – Aussiedoodles have a Poodle parent and an Aussiedoodle parent.
F2 – are second-generation Aussiedoodles where both parents are Aussiedoodles.
F1 – puppies are the most expensive generation. To have a clean Aussiedoodle, both parents would have to be registered as purebred Poodles and Australian Shepherds.
The cost of registration for the assurance of getting 50/50 Aussiedoodle increases the price somewhat.
F1B – puppies will be a bit cheaper since only the Poodle parent needs to be registered.
F2 – puppies are the least expensive of the generations. Neither parent can be registered, so the puppy’s potential is extremely varied, and breeders can’t charge as much for them.
The size of your Aussiedoodle is going to affect the price you pay for a puppy drastically. Standard Aussiedoodles have some range, but generally around $1,500- $3,000 depending on coloring and pedigree.
The smaller you get, however, the more the price increases. Miniature Aussiedoodles will be no less than $2,500 and will most likely be much, much more.
Toy Aussiedoodles are the most expensive of all. Their average cost is $5,000, but they too have the potential to be much more depending on where you get them and their parentage.
The third main factor in determining the price of what an Aussiedoodle will cost is its coloring. Blue Merle tricolored Aussiedoodles are the most popular, so puppies with that coloring could cost more.
Solid red and solid blue merle are the rarest possible colorings for the breed, and puppies with these coats will be significantly more expensive.
Other Factors Affecting Price
A few other factors will play into how much your puppy could cost. Most breeders will start your puppy on his shots and a deworming schedule. They will have run genetic testing for health and usually send puppies with blankets, food, and toys.
However, some breeders will include spaying or neutering, puppy insurance, and even a pre-activated chip, which can contribute to a more expensive puppy.
You also have to consider the age of the puppy. Puppies over ten to twelve weeks begin to decrease in price since the ideal age to buy is six weeks.
Another, often overlooked, potential cost is the cost of shipping. If you are buying out of state or out of the country and plan to have your puppy shipped, you can expect to pay $500+ to properly and carefully get him to you.
Annual Costs For Owning An Aussiedoodle
There is more to consider when buying an Aussiedoodle than just the initial costs. These other annual costs you will want to consider when you decide if you are ready and able to sufficiently and adequately provide for your dog.
You can expect to spend $20,000+ over the twelve-year life span of your Aussiedoodle.
Annually, it really can vary, but $1,500 is a fair estimate. However, the first year you have your puppy, expect it to be as much as twice that since there are so many initial costs in getting supplies and finishing up baby shots.
The annual average breakdown you can expect to pay, as well as potential needs you may or may not need, will look something like this:
- Vet—$650-$1,000 for a healthy dog
- Grooming—$240-$400 assuming you go to a professional groomer four times a year
- Food—$250-$500+ depends mainly on the size of dog you get. A toy Aussiedoodle is going to eat a lot less than the standard size.
- Supplies (bedding, toys, accessories, etc.)—$100-$200 though the first year it will be more since you’ll need to buy bowls, crates, carriers, and other initial purchases
- General health upkeep—$100-$500 this accounts for flea and tick meds or any supplemental products you use
- Boarding or Day Care—$100-$300 this depends on how often you will have to leave your dog for vacation or other travel
- Walking—$? If you walk your dog yourself, it won’t cost you anything, but if you choose to hire someone, it all depends on what they charge, how often they walk your dog, and for how long. Potentially it could cost you over $5,000 annually.
- Emergency Vet—$500-$5,000+ varies depending on the issue, length of stay, and whether or not there are medical procedures, and it would be wise to consider setting aside money in the case something sudden and unexpected comes up
Adopting An Aussiedoodle
There is always the option of adopting. Though it may take a bit longer and some searching to find an Aussiedoodle in a shelter or humane society, it will cost you thousands less to adopt a puppy or dog.
Most shelters will charge between $50 and $200 to adopt a dog. The older it is, the less it will be, and though you will not know the immediate parentage of a dog from a shelter, it is possible to find legitimate Aussiedoodles in need of adoption.
It’s essential to count the cost before you invest in purchasing a dog. You need to know you will be able to provide for all its needs throughout its life. From vaccinations to regular grooming to the kind of food you get, Aussiedoodles really can cost a lot to have.
So, as you weigh your options and look at puppies, remember to buy only from reputable breeders who can show you papers of the puppy’s health and any information you need on the parents. Expect to pay a lot for a quality, healthy puppy. Consider adopting too.
Aussiedoodles are wonderful dogs. They are companionable, whiplash smart, and full of life. They will bring joy every day of their lives. So whatever you pay, they are well worth every penny spent, a hundred times over.