There are so many types of Doodle breeds out there that it can be a bit overwhelming if you’re looking for one to give a forever home. If you’re trying to choose between the Aussiedoodle and the Labradoodle, you need to know a bit about each to make your final decision.
They have a lot in common but a few differences between them as well. The Labradoodle is a mix between a Labrador and a Poodle, whereas an Aussiedoodle is a mix between a Poodle and an Australian Shepard.
In the guide below, we’ll compare the similarities and differences between these Doodles, so you don’t have to.
At a Glance
The Aussiedoodle is a crossbreed between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle. They are loving, intelligent dogs. We’ll discuss more about this gorgeous breed below.
Personality / Character
This dog breed has enough personality to go around for all your pets. They are energetic, playful, and affectionate. They are easy to train because they are highly intelligent, and while they are mostly friendly, they tend to be wary of strangers. Since they are energetic, they require a lot of exercise to be happy and healthy.
You’ll want to exercise your Aussiedoodle for at least two hours a day, as they are energetic and love playing with their pet parents. They love to play and run around for hours, which makes them perfect for active families. Make sure you take the dog on at least two walks a day, and play fetch, frisbee, and more with your furry friend. Without enough exercise the Aussiedoodle can become stressed and destructive.
Regarding health issues, the Aussiedoodle is vulnerable to a few from their parents. However, Poodles and Australian Shepherds are relatively healthy animals.
The Aussiedoodle is suitable for any active family that spends much of their time outside. They are friendly, affectionate, and great with small children. Of course, you still want to keep an eye on the two of them during playtime. They do great with families who hike or are active outdoors, so make sure you’re ready for the commitment this dog requires.
The Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle. They make good family pets; however, they need to be trained and socialized like any other dog.
Personality / Character
The Labradoodle is a highly intelligent, social breed with a great personality. They are known for being laidback, which makes them calmer than the Aussiedoodles. They are loyal to a fault and make great pets for individuals or families as long as you have the time to spend with them. They are also easy to train and eager to please, making them great service dogs.
The exercise needs of the Labradoodle can vary depending on which parent it takes after. Poodles and Labradors are active pups, but Labradors are a bit more energetic. It’s best to plan on at least an hour or more a day of exercise and daily walks. Some Labradoodles have a hard time calming down, but the energetic ones excel at canine sports. If your pup is especially hyper, you can train it to run through obstacle courses or canine competitions to burn off its excess energy.
There are a few health issues to look out for regarding the Labradoodle. If you see any signs of the issues below in your dog, it’s best to contact your vet for help.
The Labradoodle is great for an owner with the time and energy needed to care for them. You’ll want to spend plenty of time with your pet and make sure that you exercise with the dog regularly. They do well with kids but need a lot of love and attention, so make sure someone is home to give them that attention most of the time. Labradoodles can experience separation anxiety and become destructive if left alone too often. If you don’t have the time to spend with this breed, it’s best to get another dog as a pet.
Which Breed Is Right for You?
As you can see, there are a few differences between the Aussiedoodle and the Labradoodle dog breeds, but there are quite a few similarities. If you’re looking to adopt either of these dogs, ensure you’re up for the time commitment it requires. The Aussiedoodle and Labradoodle thrive when they have a large yard to run wild.
Both of these dogs love to spend time with their pet parents, and both will get upset if they don’t get the attention they think they need. However, the Aussiedoodle is more likely to display herding behavior and may not be the best choice if you have infants. The Labradoodle is better suited for families with young children but should be socialized to get along with other pets at a young age. If you’re ready for the commitment, these dogs will make you wonderful pets. They will reward you with love, loyalty, and probably a few licks to the face.
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