What size AussieDoodle, SheepaDoodle or BerneDoodle is right for you?
We raise all sizes of AussieDoodle Puppies, Standard size SheepaDoodle puppies, and Standard and Mini size BerneDoodle puppies
We have lots of different sizes, from Toy all the way to standard size. The majority of our AussieDoodle puppies are in the “mini” size, so please note that Toy or Standard sizes may be a little longer wait time.
While some breeders misquote the expected size of their puppies, we estimate the full grown size of your puppy, based on the weights of mom and dad.
You’ll hear lots of different opinions on sizing, including what sizes qualify as “toy”, “mini”, or “standard”, therefore, we try not to label them, and just give you the estimated full grown weights.
We raise 19 colors of AussieDoodles, and you might be surprised to see the colors of SheepaDoodles and BerneDoodles we raise.
Pros: Small dogs are much more portable and don’t take up much space in your car. They are easy to carry around, eat less, poop less, and easier to maintain. They are great family dogs very loyal (and sometimes protective) to their owners. They love their toys and love to play fetch with a ball. They can travel under the seat in a carrier, on an airplane. Our smaller AussieDoodle puppies are no more likely to bark excessively than our other sizes. You can teach ANY size dog to bark obnoxiously, if you give them attention when they do it.
Cons: Smaller dogs usually take longer to mature and longer to potty train. They require much more socializing in the first 16 weeks of life, and if you don’t socialize them properly, you could end up with a fearful dog, who barks incessantly at strangers or other dogs. Since they are so small, they may not be a good jogging partner and won’t be a frizbee star at the park. Small dogs are more prone to having a slight (but harmless) under bite.
Medium Size AussieDoodle (15-45lbs)
About 50% of our puppies are 20-40lbs.
Pros: Mini Size is the sweet spot size, and the reason we raise so many puppies in this range. They are go anywhere, do anything, all around perfect size dog. They can keep up with you on the trails, and can leap 4ft into the air to catch a flying disc. They are good swimmers They have very few health problems, don’t take up much space, and in general, potty train quickly and are high intelligence. Properly socialized, they end up to be affectionate, athletic, and incredible family members.
Standard Size AussieDoodle (45lbs +)
About 25% of our puppies are over 40lbs.
Pros: Larger dogs tend to mature a little quicker, at around 1 year old. Larger dogs tend to be the most intelligent; the type of dog that can read your mind and learn hundreds of phrases. They also are usually the quickest to potty train.
Cons: Large dogs take up a lot of space in the house and in your car. They aren’t the best frizbee dogs because of the impact on their joints. Larger dogs wear out quicker and if you’re looking for a jogging partner, they may not be the best choice. While our AussieDoodles are not typically barkers, the bigger the dog, the louder the bark.