Considering an AwesomeDoodle – FAQ

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Can I be selective when I pick my AussieDoodle Puppy?

Hudson, the Blue Merle AussieDoodle. This color represents about 15% of the AussieDoodles born. At AwesomeDoodle, YOU get to pick the puppy that YOU want. We don’t “play favorites”. We don’t interview you and then send you the puppy we think will be best for your lifestyle. Instead, we offer puppies to our families, in the order of our pick list. We give you all the information you need to make the best choice to fit your family, but ultimately, the choice is yours. AwesomeDoodle has all sizes and all colors of AussieDoodles to fit your wish list. Most families are excited to get an AwesomeDoodle, no matter what color, size or gender. But what if you want something specific? Occasionally, we get an email from a family, and they’ve sent us a photo of the dog they want. “We want a puppy just like this one!” Fortunately, the gene…
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How to choose a breeder

Barbara from “DreamyDoodles” with one of her girls. Barbara is the “Queen” of doodles, and has a passion for making the prettiest, most healthy, puppies you can find. I HIGHLY recommend her puppies. What determines if a breeder is “responsible” or “reputable?” The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club states that responsible breeders should raise their animals with the intent to produce healthy dogs, and to ensure that all animals are provided responsible homes and socialization.  
Would you consider a dog who lives in a “facility” as a socialized dog?  Would you consider a barn or kennel, the same thing as a home?  While the “dog house” may be humane, clean, and satisfactory, we don’t consider it a HOME. What is a puppy farm? When people hear the word “Puppy Farm” they instantly think, “inhumane conditions, poor puppy health” etc.  However, this isn’t usually the case.  Especially with Aussies…
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About the AussieDoodle breed

AussieDoodles are typically known as the “Einstein” of dog breeds. This makes them incredibly easy to train, and they learn what you want very quickly. One might argue that poodles and border collies are smarter but I disagree. They tend to learn human phrases, such as, “go ahead”, “back up”, “get in your crate” within the first few months. With a little effort, these dogs can be trick dogs, agility dogs, therapy or comfort dogs. They don’t typically make great “service” dogs, since they are always so happy to see strangers. I always feel sorry when I see the golden retriever with the “DO NOT PET” sign on his back. We can’t speak for ALL AussieDoodles, as they are not all equal, however we can speak to AwesomeDoodles. AwesomeDoodles are known to be “happy go lucky” dogs who can do anything. They are Jogging partners, surf-boarders, hikers, doggie disc stars, swimmers,…
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How long is the wait for an AwesomeDoodle?

This is a common question and it’s really difficult to predict. If you are not picky about your size or color, your puppy may be born in just a month or two. If you’re very specific about size and color, it could take up to a year. After placing your (refundable) deposit, we will keep you up to date where you are on our pick list and contact you when it’s your turn to pick. At that time you can pick a puppy, or choose to wait for another litter. Obviously, the multi colored puppies are in high demand. But no matter what the color, you’ll love your AwesomeDoodle. At AwesomeDoodle YOU can pick the puppy YOU WANT. We don’t pick it for you. Click here to see estimated wait times.
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Where can I find a GOOD AussieDoodle, now?

6 weeks old. If you want to get a good dog, find a breeder you like and give them a deposit to get on their “pick list.”  I know it’s frustrating.  Who wants to give a deposit for a dog they have not even seen yet?  However, if you want a good dog, it is a MUST to place a deposit, and then you can get a pick when puppies are born.  Most of our deposits are received 2-6 months in advance.  Sometimes longer if you are very picky about gender and color.  EVERY DEPOSIT is 100% refundable for any reason. We would never want to pressure someone into getting a dog, just because we held it for them. It’s a big decision, and it’s ok if you change your mind, even at the last minute. Never give a “non-refundable” deposit to a breeder. Click here to read “How to…
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AussieDoodles vs other *Doodles

If you’re already researching Australian Shepherds, then you probably already know how loyal and smart they are. AussieDoodles are known as the “Einstein” of dog breeds. Why is that? Australian shepherds and poodles are some of the smartest dog breeds out there. Golden retrievers and Labradors are smart too, but what sets the AussieDoodle apart from LabraDoodles and GoldenGoodles, is the loyalty characteristic in the Aussie. Below are a few things to consider (these are simply my opinions), remember, 90% of your dog’s personality will come from the way you shape it’s behavior and socialize it. Winnie, the AwesomeDoodle lies with her best friend AussieDoodle highlights: *Typically able to walk with you OFF LEASH in several different environments after one year of age *Incredibly affectionate *Wider variety of colors *Easier to recall an AussieDoodle back to you, especially in a time of danger *Incredibly easy to train, because of their…
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Picking a puppy: temperament vs. personality vs. behavior

What is the difference between temperament, personality, and behavior? When do dog start showing their personality? Below you will find definitions of each. You will also find information on how these three factors bleed into each other, as well as some tips on how you can shape the perfect dog. Temperament: “a person’s or animal’s nature, especially as it permanently affects their behavior.” The temperament of your dog is controlled by it’s genes. When I say, “poodles are very smart dogs,” or “Australian Shepherds love to swim,” these are descriptions of a dog’s temperament. Keep in mind, this is not the “rule” for dogs. For example, you may have an Aussie that will NOT get in the water, despite your attempts to acclimate it to your pool. In most cases, this is because you didn’t introduce the dog to water until it was over 6 months old. Another good example or “temperament” is…
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AwesomeDoodle AussieDoodle Sizes

We have a range of sizes of dogs. As puppies are born, if your name comes up in our pick list, and you don’t want that size dog, you’re welcome to wait until the perfect sized dog is ready. We will keep your name on the list and you won’t lose your pick spot. Current sizes offered: Small standard (40-50lbs) Large Mini  (30-45lbs) Small Mini  (20-30lbs) Large Toy:  (15-20lbs) Toy:  (5-15lbs) Click here to see our dogs on our CREW page. * Estimated size of puppy when full grown. Size not guaranteed.           Mini Poochie is 30lbs Gracie is 9 lbs Winnie is 54 lbs Robin is 18lbs   Maddie is 30lbs   Cash is 23lbs
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Is an AussieDoodle right for me?

Our AussieDoodles are smart, happy go lucky dogs.  They love EVERYONE!  They are very low shedding, low allergenic dogs.  That said, the are NOT fit for every family.  We rarely send puppies home to homes where adults work out of the house, or families in apartments.  Aussiedoodles, especially ours, are incredibly smart dogs.  They are NOT HAPPY, sitting around for 8 hours, waiting for their master to come home.  They are too smart to sit there with nothing to do.  Just like a child, AussieDoodles can develop behavior problems, if they are not engaged in human interaction, and not exercised several times a day.  You should be realistic with yourself, and ensure you can make this commitment to such a smart and high energy dog.  If you’re more the “couch potato” type, you should choose a different breed, or a cat 🙂 Here are a few reasons you should get…
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Are AussieDoodles Hypoallergenic?

While no dogs are 100% Hypoallergenic, poodles are known to be one of the most tolerable dogs for people with allergies.  Short haired dogs are usually the worst, while long haired dogs are known to be better.  To date, no family has ever returned one of our F1 AussieDoodles due to allergies (or any reason). We have sent dozens of puppies home to families who report they have “mild allergies”, and they always report no reaction to our F1 AussieDoodles. That said, no one could ever guarantee you won’t have an allergic reaction to an AussieDoodle. If you have severe allergies and really want an AussieDoodle, we would suggest getting an F1B AussieDoodle, or spending some time with a F1 AussieDoodle (if you can find one) and seeing if you have a reaction. F1 AussieDoodle = (Aussie X Poodle)  That means, you breed an Aussie, to a poodle.  In most…
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