Because Aussiedoodles are a mixed breed, their size can vary wieldy from dog to dog. The average height for a full-grown Aussiedoodle can be anywhere from 10 to 15 inches. The average weight is between 25 and 60 pounds. Some Aussiedoodles will be slim and athletic-looking, while others will turn out to be broader and sturdy-looking.
Generally, the dog is considered to be a small to medium-sized breed. However, with the amount of possible variation, it is possible to get a relatively large dog.
It is nearly impossible to ever completely know what size your Aussiedoodle puppy will be when he is fully grown. However, one primary factor may give you a good insight into how big your Aussiedoodle will get.
Meet The Aussiedoodle Parents
As always, the sire and dam of a litter of Aussiedoodles can give a strong indication as to how the puppies will turn out. While the Australian Shepherd parent will play a part in how big your puppy grows to be, the most apparent determiner will be the Poodle parent. Puppies from toy Poodles are going to be remarkably different in size than puppies from a Standard Poodle.
So what is the margin of difference between a Standard, Miniature, and Toy Aussiedoodle?
Of all the possible combinations, Aussiedoodles bred from Standard Poodles will produce the largest full-grown dogs. Standard Aussiedoodles can grow to be as tall as twenty-three inches and weigh up to seventy pounds.
Most will be around 15 inches and weigh somewhere between 25-60 pounds, but you need to be aware that they can get much bigger than that.
It takes between 12 and 16 months for Standard Aussiedoodles to grow fully, so it could be some time before you know for sure how big your puppy will grow to be.
They are the calmest of the three varieties for all that size, something to consider when you are picking a puppy out.
Miniature Aussiedoodles attain a height of around 10-15 inches and a weight of about 15-30 pounds. It will be about eleven to thirteen months for them to grow into their body entirely.
The variation in their size is slightly smaller, and these dogs only grow to small dog size. Of the three variations, the Miniature Aussiedoodle is the most energetic and wild. Even while being smaller than a Standard, Miniature’s will still need regular exercise.
The smallest variation of Aussiedoodle is the Toy Aussiedoodle. These little cuties won’t exceed 10 inches in height and will weigh between 4 and 6 pounds.
They finish growing at around seven to eleven months. They have a marked increased life expectancy, living up to eighteen years. Even for a Toy, they carry their parents’ study genes and don’t tend to be a sickly or overly fragile breed.
Choosing the Right Size Aissiedoodle for You
So, what size should you get? Again, you can never be 100% certain about how big your puppy will grow. It could take anywhere from one to two years for him to fill out. You can make some guesstimates based on the parents of the Aussiedoodle, but there is always room for variation.
Even so, given that you should know whether the Poodle parent was Standard, Miniature, or Toy, you can make an educated choice.
So what do you need to take into consideration when choosing?
• Your status, whether single, coupled, or with a family
• The space available to you, both indoors and out
• Your lifestyle, what your days look like, and what you are wanting out of having this dog
The presence of children will be a vital decision-making factor as you determine what size Aussiedoodle you want. While all Aussiedoodles are friendly, not all children will know to be gentle.
It is recommended that if you have very small children, toddlers, or babies, that you consider a larger Aussiedoodle, like a Standard. This way, the little kids won’t be able to do much real damage to your dog.
They are a hearty and sturdy breed, but small dogs are always at risk of being mishandled and hurt. If children are not in the equation for you, your options could be more open.
Another serious consideration is the space you have available to you. Aussiedoodles do not suit apartment living very well since they are active dogs.
While you may have considered a Miniature or Toy to be more appropriate to small spaces, know that these smaller dogs are more hyper and energetic than the broader Standard Aussiedoodles.
Even with these smaller variations, you will need to provide outdoor recreation, whether it be a walk, hike, or trip to the dog park.
If you do have space, like a yard, you will still need to make time and effort to properly exercise the more significant Standard if that is what you choose. Merely letting him loose in the yard will not be sufficient to meet his exercise needs.
You will need to ask yourself what your lifestyle is and what you want in your dog. Yes, all Aussiedoodles are adorable, but you need to consider all their needs as a dog, too, not just what you want. Do you want a buddy to curl up with while you watch tv, or a companion to take on long hikes?
You can have both, but if you cannot challenge your dog’s mind and provide him plenty and regular exercise, then don’t get this breed of dog.
These dogs require attention and companionship as well, so if you aren’t going to be able to be around much, if your life doesn’t allow for spending quality time with a dog, don’t consider getting an Aussiedoodle. If you don’t have time for a dog, don’t get one at all.
Whatever Size You Get
No matter the size, the breed is still the same. They are all still Aussiedoodles, and they are smart, intelligent dogs that will require dedicated time to exercise and various ways of mental stimulation to keep them from boredom.
Always be sure to provide a safe environment suited to the size dog you have and that you plan to include your loyal friend in everything that you possibly can.
Take the time to train them so that they are enjoyable to go out with. There is no joy like owning a dog that loves you, so guard that honor closely.
Whatever their size, Aussiedoodles are loyal, lovable creatures and will enhance any life incredibly.