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Aussiedoodle Temperament: 55+ Aussiedoodle Owners Share What They’re REALLY Like

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Updated on January 12, 2021. Previously, we showed Aussiedoodle temperament survey results from over 30 owners.

This designer dog has become so popular in recent years that you’ve begun seeing them everywhere. And if you’re like the other 99% of us who have become utterly obsessed with these adorable cuddle monsters, you’ve come to the right place to find out more about these dogs that we have come to call Aussiedoodles.

These highly sought-after dogs have become somewhat of a commodity, and for good reason. Not only are Aussiedoodles super cute and cuddly, they are also known to be very affectionate and family-friendly, super intelligent, and (mostly) non-shedding. There are also so many different varieties, sizes, and colors of Aussiedoodles that you can rest-assured knowing that yours will truly be one-of-a-kind.

Sounds like a great dog, right? Let’s go over the characteristics of Aussiedoodles in further detail below.

Aussiedoodle Temperament

It seems that a lot of websites have arbitrarily rated Aussiedoodles in each characteristics category.

We at Doodle Doods, however, wanted a more accurate overview of their characteristics based on feedback from actual Aussiedoodle owners. This is why we are conducting an ongoing survey to gather this feedback.

Doodle Owner? Take the Survey

As of January 12, 2021, we have received 680 total responses to the survey. The ratings you see below pertain only to Aussiedoodles (56 responses).

The survey asked for observations of 37 characteristics across these 6 categories:

  1. Health and Grooming
  2. All Around Friendliness
  3. Trainability
  4. Exercise Needs
  5. Adaptability
  6. Behavioral

About the Graphs

The graphs below are updated in real-time as people submit their responses to the survey.

All ratings are based on a scale from Poor to Excellent. Keep in mind that these survey results are anecdotal (based on people’s personal ratings).

Each graph is interactive so you can hover over the sections (on a computer) or tap on the sections (on a mobile device) for more info. On mobile devices, the graphs might look cut off, but you can use your finger to tap and drag to scroll and see the full graph.

Visit this page for information on number of participants from our Doodle Characteristics survey.


Health and Grooming

Amount Of Shedding

One of the reasons why Aussiedoodles are so popular is because they are said to be non-shedding. The truth is that no dog is 100% non-shedding, but Aussiedoodles are among the top breeds that have minimal shedding. Of course, shedding levels vary based on the generation of Aussiedoodle (F1, F1B, F2, etc.).

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Amount of Shedding from Poor (a lot of shedding) to Excellent (no shedding).

Most people reported Very Good, indicating at least some shedding.

Hypoallergenic Level

Typically, people associate the shedding of the fur with triggering allergies. In actuality, pet/animal allergies are triggered by dander, which is just a fancy term for dead skin particles. BUT, since Aussiedoodles don’t shed that much, in theory this means that their dander isn’t able to float into the air as easily. As such, Aussiedoodles are almost totally hypoallergenic, making them a great choice for people/families with allergies.

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Hypoallergenic Level from Poor (triggers allergies) to Excellent (doesn’t trigger allergies).

Most people reported Very Good.

Drooling Potential

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Drooling Potential from Poor (a lot of drooling) to Excellent (no drooling).

Most people reported Excellent.

Ease of Grooming

Since Aussiedoodles don’t shed much, their fur can grow quite long…and with long hair comes great responsibility. Brushing is required multiple times per week to prevent mats; every so often you might need to do some DIY maintenance grooming; and a full-body groom is typically done every few months. Consider whether you have the time and patience for a dog that needs a lot of grooming, or the money to pay someone else to do it.

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Ease of Grooming from Poor to Excellent.

We got mixed very results.

When asked what people disliked most about their doodles, among the top answers related to the high cost and frequency of grooming.

“I love that he doesn’t shed. But my goodness, cost upkeep is A LOT more than I bargained for and we keep him short.”

“The grooming is a lot to keep up on. We do it ourselves to save some $, but it is an all day event for baths/ haircuts!”

“High cost of grooming.”

“Grooming requirements.”

“I dislike the high cost of grooming costs.”

“Hair grows very quickly and needs to be groomed pretty frequently to avoid matting.”

General Health

Some doodle breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, such as hip dysplasia.

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s General Health from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Excellent.

Potential For Weight Gain

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Potential for Weight Gain from Poor (high potential for weight gain) to Excellent (low potential for weight gain).

Most people reported Satisfactory.

You will want to limit treats, make sure pup gets enough exercise, and measure out his meals as prescribed by the vet or based on his kibble’s packaging.


All Around Friendliness

Affection with Family

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Affection with Family from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Excellent.

Kid Friendliness

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Kid-Friendliness from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Excellent.

This indicates that Aussiedoodles are typically gentle with children, yet sturdy enough to handle less-than-gentle petting/hugging, and that they can also well-tolerate the high energies of running, screaming children.

Dog Friendliness

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Dog-Friendliness from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Excellent.

Cat Friendliness

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Cat-Friendliness from Poor to Excellent.

We got mixed results, though most people err on the side of Very Good.

Friendliness Toward Strangers

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Friendliness Toward Strangers from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Very Good to Excellent.


Trainability

Ease of Training

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Ease of Training from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Excellent and Very Good.

Intelligence

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Intelligence from Poor to Excellent.

People overwhelmingly reported Excellent.

Potential For Mouthiness

Mouthiness is a tendency to nip, chew, and play-bite.

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Potential For Mouthiness from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported somewhere between Fair and Satisfactory.

Prey Drive

Prey drive describes a Aussiedoodle’s innate desire to chase and sometimes kill other animals such as cats, squirrels, and sometimes even cars.

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Prey Drive from Poor to Excellent.

We got mixed results, so it depends on how well-trained the dog is to resist the urge to chase.

Tendency To Bark Or Howl

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Tendency to Bark or Howl from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Satisfactory.

Wanderlust Potential

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Wanderlust Potential from Poor (prone to wander off) to Excellent (doesn’t wander).

We got mixed results.


Exercise Needs

Energy Level

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Energy Level from Poor (low energy) to Excellent (high energy).

Most people reported Very Good.

Intensity

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Intensity (hyperness) from Poor (very intense leash pulling, inhales food, etc.) to Excellent (laid-back attitude about everything).

Most people reported Satisfactory.

Exercise Needs

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Exercise Needs from Poor (little to no exercise needed) to Excellent (a lot of exercise needed).

We got mixed results.

Potential For Playfulness

You know what they say: age is relative, and that phrase couldn’t be more true when it comes to Aussiedoodles.

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Potential for Playfulness from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Excellent.


Adaptability

Adaptability to Apartment Living

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Adaptability to Apartment Living from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Very Good.

Good for Novice Owners?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s compatibility with novice owners from Poor to Excellent.

We got mixed results.

Sensitivity Level

Sensitivity Level describes whether the dog can better handle a noisy, chaotic household, a louder or more assertive owner, or an inconsistent or variable routine.

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Sensitivity Level from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Very Good.

Tolerability of Being Alone

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Tolerability of Being Alone from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Satisfactory.

Tolerability of Cold Weather

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Tolerability of Cold Weather from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Excellent.

Tolerability of Hot Weather

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Tolerability of Hot Weather from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Satisfactory.


Behavioral

Destructiveness

Do Aussiedoodles like to destroy things in the form of chewing, digging, or demolishing toys?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Destructiveness from Poor to Excellent.

It’s truly a mixed bag.

Behavioral Issues

Do Aussiedoodles have behavioral issues such as counter surfing, digging through the trash, etc.?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Behavior from Poor to Excellent.

The results are again mixed.

Food Motivation

How food motivated are Aussiedoodles? Do they inhale their food, beg without shame, steal food while no one’s looking, etc.?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Food Motivation from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Satisfactory or lower.

Food Aggression

Do Aussiedoodles show signs of food aggression? Do they growl or lash out when someone goes near their food bowl?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Food Aggression from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Excellent.

Ingestion of Non-Food Items

Do Aussiedoodles eat things that aren’t food, such as socks, rocks, poop, etc.?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s likeliness to ingest non-food items from Poor to Excellent.

The results are pretty mixed.

Aggressiveness

How aggressive are Aussiedoodles? Do they growl, pick fights, or lunge at strangers and other dogs?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Aggressiveness from Poor to Excellent.

The results are mixed.

Separation Anxiety

Are Aussiedoodles prone to separation anxiety? Do they sulk when you leave the house without them? Do they get into trouble while you’re away?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Separation Anxiety levels from Poor to Excellent.

The results are mixed.

Anxiety Toward Groomers and Vets

How anxious do Aussiedoodles become around groomers and vets?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Groomer/Vet Anxiety from Poor to Excellent.

The results are mixed.

Anxiety Toward Loud Noises

How anxious do Aussiedoodles become due to loud noises?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Noise Anxiety from Poor to Excellent.

The results are mixed.

Enthusiasm Toward Water

How enthusiastic are Aussiedoodles toward water? Do they like to swim, get washed, etc.?

Survey participants evaluated their Aussiedoodle’s Enthusiasm Toward Water from Poor to Excellent.

Most people reported Excellent.


Comments From Survey Participants

What Do you Love Most About Your Aussiedoodle?

To this question we received a lot of great answers! Here are some of our favorite.

“So sweet and loving and makes us laugh a lot.”

“Laid back easy to take care of.”

“Intelligence, super easy to train.”

“The most affectionate breed I’ve owned. Adapted well with our smaller dogs (Havanese). He’s very much a clown and loves to snuggle.”

“How affectionate and loving she is. She loves to snuggle and play and be around people.”

“She’s very affectionate and loves to play fetch.”

“His loyalty and how easy to train he was and how well he does with not going to the bathroom inside. Not to mention he is so cuddly and adorable.”

“He’s very mellow, he’s absolutely the surfer dude of doodles. He’s also very cuddly.”

“Unconditional love.”

“My other dog is a terrier and our doodle is super easy in comparison.”

What Do You Dislike Most About Your Aussiedoodle?

Aussiedoodles may seem like the perfect dog, but as they say, nobody is perfect. Here are some answers to this question that “shed” a little more light on some of the downsides of Aussiedoodles:

“Herding instinct.”

“Stranger agression.”

He sheds a ton! The tumbleweeds are everywhere when he is shaggy.”

“She requires a lot of exercise which is normally fine but misbehaves when she can’t get enough exercise.”

“Sometimes very mouthy, but we are working on it.”

“How fast their hair grows and the amount of grooming to maintain a large nice and healthy of a coat as possible.”

“Will shed when coat gets longer. Little doodle balls!”

What Can We Gather About Aussiedoodle Temperament?

There are so many things that can be said based on these survey results on Aussiedoodle temperament. But mainly, when it comes to Health and Grooming and All Around Friendliness, most people can agree that Aussiedoodles are excellent. However, the results are truly varied when it comes to Adaptability and Behavioral issues.

As such, ensuring that your Aussiedoodle gets the proper training that he deserves is of utmost importance.


Parents of Aussiedoodles: take this survey now to shed even more light on the characteristics of these dogs!

If you have an Aussiedoodle, how much do you agree with these survey results? Let us know in the comments!

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