By

Jags Goldie
Last updated: 17th November 2022

Aussiedor

By

Jags Goldie
Last updated: 17th November 2022

The Aussiedor known for being mellow, intelligent, and playful, is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Australian Shepherd. It has a large, solid stature with a broad face, fairly broad head, expressive eyes, medium-large hanging ears, and a moderately long tail. Though the Australian Shepherd Lab mix is a relatively newish breed, it has gained popularity for its sweet and loving nature.

Aussiedor Pictures

Quick Information

Other Names Aussie Sheprador, Australian Sheprador, Sheprador, Labrador-Australian Shepherd mix
Coat Straight/slightly wavy, dense, water-repellent
Color Tricolor, black and brown, black, light brown/golden, dark brown/chocolate, spotted/merle/brindle/speckled
Breed Type Crossbreed
Group of Breed Sporting, Herding
Lifespan 10-13 years
Weight 40-80 lbs (18.14-36.28 kg)
Size/Height Big; 25 inches (average)
Shedding Moderate
Temperament Affectionate, gentle, exuberant, devoted
Hypoallergenic No
Good with Children Yes if trained
Barking Rare
Country Originated in USA
Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information DRA, IDCR, ACHC, DDKC

Temperament and Behavior

The Aussiedors are kind, loyal, and friendly to the people they know. They have the tendency to form close bonds with certain members of the family and cling to their owners, causing them to feel bored or neglected when left alone.

Because of their heritage as a herding dog, some Aussiedors may consider small children as their “flock members” and try to herd them. However, these smart pets will quickly learn to get along with kids once they are taught not to chase or nip at them.

Being protective of their home, they might show cautious or reserved behavior around strangers, and they sound occasional warning calls to alert their owner of danger.

Care

Exercise

An Aussie Sheprador enjoys working, running, playing, and engaging in any physically or mentally involving activity. Its high level of energy should be channelized in a proper way; otherwise, your Aussiedor may become very destructive. It needs at least 30-60 minutes of daily exercises, outdoor walks, fetching, and retrieving. High-energy activities such as playing with a Buster Cube or a Frisbee will also keep it focused and happy.

Grooming

Brush your dog’s coat weekly, more often when it sheds, to prevent matting. Sprinkle its coat with a conditioner made for dogs to detangle its hair prior to brushing. You can then use a slicker brush to remove tangles as well as dead hairs. An Australian Sheprador that is frequently brushed is generally clean and does not need more than a few baths a year. Painful splintering can be prevented by trimming its nails that have grown too long.

Health Problems

There are certain health issues that an Aussiedor can have including eye problems such as collie eye anomaly, progressive retinal atrophy, and cataracts. Some dogs may show signs of bone and joint disorders.

Training

Start training your Aussiedor puppy when it is young, and make it an enjoyable experience by using anything that best motivates your dog. It could be toys, treats, high-pitched happy voices, or dancing and playing.

  • Socialization: Walk your dog on a leash to busy parks or take it on a leisurely stroll to meet strangers in your neighborhood.
  • Obedience: This will teach your dog to respond to fundamental commands such as sit, stay, stand, drop, stop, and heel, helping in curbing its herding behavior.
  • Tricks: You could teach your Aussiedor pet various tricks such as fetching different articles including slippers, newspapers, tennis balls, etc.

Feeding

Since these are active dogs, their level of play and work is a decisive factor when it comes to providing the right amount of food. You could consider dry dog food that helps keep their teeth clean or a commercial frozen diet containing a combination of vegetables and raw meat. An adult Aussiedor typically needs 3-4 cups of dry food a day.

42 responses to “Aussiedor”

  1. Jodie says:

    We are in Virginia. Seeking female Aussiedor puppy or young age less than 2. preferably Merle Colored. Willing to travel. Anyone know of any east coast breeders or upcoming litters? Thank you in advance

  2. Chris says:

    I am looking for a merle Aussiedor puppy. Any breeders close to or in North Carolina.

  3. Leslie says:

    Anyone selling an aussiedor puppy near Pennsylvania. Very interested.

    • Harold Tubbs says:

      I have 3 pups left, # one: male blue merel with blue eyes $ 500 # two: female black and grey, $ 400 # 3 black female with white snip and chest with 4 white paw$250 Located Salem Mo. Might travel to met in Ky.

    • Harold Tubbs says:

      Got 3 pups ready in 3 weeks, might meet you in ky. Text me 573-453-4221. One very nice male blue merel with blue eyes. One female black and grey merel and one black with white snip and paws. Ready 4-6-2019

  4. Hannah says:

    I’m looking for a Merle Aussiedor puppy in the Portland Oregon area. Does anyone know of any?

    • Craig says:

      Hi Hannah, they’re not Merle but we have 8 Aussiedor pups that will be ready May 1st. Mostly solid color, both black and yellow. Feel free to reply if you have any interest or would like to see pictures. Silverton/Molalla area.

  5. Jane Macaulay says:

    Looking for aussiedor breeder in the Northern California area!

    • Harold Tubbs says:

      I am not in Calif but in Missouri, I have Aussiedor puppies for sale. Three blue Merrill’s one black with white snip and chest and one fawn with white markings. Date of birth was Feb 7, so they have not opened eyes. Dew claws removed and tails docked. Will post pictures in a few days. They should be about 45 to to lbs when grown.

    • Harold Tubbs says:

      Have 5 puppies in Missouri, date of birth Feb 7, 3 blue Merrill’s, 1 black with white snip and chest and 1 fawn and white.

  6. Layne Sanda says:

    Hello ! I love Aussiedors , and agree very smart ! I had one and Gidget would go everywhere with me . The best friend ever ! Can you help me find a mostly black female ? Do you know any breeders ? Thank you !

  7. Jenny says:

    Looking for ausiedor breeder

  8. Angela Wood says:

    I have 3 aussiedors. They are the sweetest babies ever. All of mine have long full fluffy tails. My friend however adopted one as well and hers has a long slick tail more like a labrador. These are sweet loving dogs. Mine are extremely protective of our family.

    • Jim says:

      My son has one. But wants her back. He had to leave her with us because of his job.
      Do you know where I could find a young one. Preferably a female

  9. Tiffany Nutter R N says:

    We are in search of a female aussiedor with blue eyes
    Please help

    • Tiffany Hickman says:

      We have a chocolate puppy with blue eyes. Mom is full blooded Chocolate lab an Dad is full blooded Australian Shepherd. You can email me for more information and pics.

  10. Taylor Paolina says:

    BEAUTIFUL BLUE HEALER AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD and GOLDEN LABRADOR PARENTS!
    Highly sought after and incredibly intelligent pups are looking for their forever homes!
    4 pups left out of a little of 7
    3 boys and 1 girl
    11 weeks old
    Dewormed
    1st round of shots
    Flea and tick treated
    Asking a fee $750 to approved homes.
    Feel free to email me if you are interested or have any questions 🙂
    Lots of pictures available

    Los Angeles/Riverside county and San Diego County

  11. Michelle says:

    I cannot say enough good things about this cross breed. We got one three days ago and he already sits on command and fetches and returns balls. He is awesome with my older dog who has helped teach the little guy manners and boundaries. I would highly recommend this breed. Sweet, lovable, playful but I would not think about putting this breed in an apartment all day. We have 20 acres of trails and he’s awesome already OFF leash and stays right with us. Best dog I’ve ever known!

  12. aussiedor lover says:

    my family and I just adopted an 11 week old Aussiedors and lover her to death she is so smart and playful she was perfect for our goldenlab and our 1 year old

  13. Tap says:

    Do you know if they make fair hunting dogs. I’m not looking at using this like I would a hound dog but if she could stir up a deer or point me in the right direction that’d be idle. Also, labs are known for retrieving duck, do you know if this breed will get fowl for you?

  14. Stuart says:

    Are their tails naturally short like in your video? Seems the morons we rescued 2 from the litter, 1 female chocolate (possibly the runt), and 1 male black, they have what appears to be rope marks around the upper section of the tail. Someone said looks like they tried to either shorten them or rip them off.. Both seem smart and are very clingy, to us and each other. Love play fighting and nibbling each other.

    Please get back to me

    Stuart

    • admin says:

      Hi!
      Most Aussiedors come with full, moderately long tails but some may be born with bobbed tails. Moreover, breeders get their Aussiedors’ tails docked by the vet for maintaining good hygiene and avoiding injury while herding.

    • Michele Pohlmann says:

      My aussie/lab mix and his brother were born with bobbed tails. Vet and trainer have verified that this is natural and not surgical.

  15. Diane White says:

    I got my dog from PAWS and he is really aggressive with my Chowbrador. is this normal?

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