An Aussiedoodle is a cross between a Poodle and an Australian shepherd. Here’s how much Aussiedoodle puppies costs.
How much do Aussiedoodle puppies cost?
Since Aussiedoodles are a relatively new and rare breed, they are not cheap. You will have to spend $1,500 or even $5,000 on the dog. Yearly costs may also be higher than for most other breeds, around $1,500 per year.
I bought an Aussiedoodle puppy for $2,500, which is normal or slightly more expensive than normal cost. The dogs cost about $2,000 each.
Aussiedoodles are an excellent breed. This cross between the Poodle and the Australian Shepherd is resistant to many genetic health problems. Its coat is usually safe for people with allergies, and it’s the right size and appearance for many people.
How Much Are Aussiedoodle Puppies?
The first year may cost $2000 on top of whatever the dog costs. The total lifetime cost can be well over $15000, sometimes more like $25000. However, Aussiedoodles are still great dogs for people who can afford them.
Small Litter Sizes Drive Up the Price
Aussiedoodles are expensive because of their small litter sizes. The Aussiedoodle is also a new breed that many people want, but not enough breeders have yet.
They might get cheaper after more breeders have them, or they might remain a slightly rare and expensive breed.
Most Aussiedoodles Cost Around $2000
Four or five thousand dollars is an unusually high price. They are more likely to cost about $2000.
You can get a $2000 Aussiedoodle from a reputable breeder. Puppies that are already vaccinated or microchipped can be more expensive.
Smaller Dogs Are More Expensive
Since the two parent breeds are far apart in size, Aussiedoodles are of all different sizes. Some weigh 70 pounds as adults, others 10 or 15 pounds.
People are more likely to want small Aussiedoodles, which leads to higher prices.
Good Breeders Offer Health Clearances
Usually, you shouldn’t go with the lowest prices you can find when looking for a dog of a certain breed. Responsible breeders want to produce healthy dogs that can live long lives without health problems.
A good breeder will only breed dogs that are free from health problems and genes that lead to health problems.
They will pay for genetic tests to make sure both dogs will create healthy offspring. These tests cost money, and this will increase the price of the dogs.
A responsible breeder will also take the dog to a veterinarian to make sure they are suitable for adoption. While this raises the price further, you certainly don’t want to get a dog from an irresponsible breeder.
Other Things That Affect Price
The price of a dog sometimes depends on its color. If dog owners want an unusual color, it will be more expensive. There may be shipping costs if you order your puppy from a breeder a long way away.
What Does Food Cost?
Food costs around $250 or $500 per year. A tiny or toy Aussiedoodle weighing only 15 pounds eats a lot less than a big dog weighing 60 pounds.
While smaller Aussiedoodles are more expensive to adopt, they may be cheaper in the long run because of lower food costs.
The Importance of High-Quality Food
High-quality food keeps a dog healthy just as much as it keeps a human healthy. Better food helps your dog live longer, behave better, be happier, and be free of health problems.
High-quality food should contain:
- Protein (22% to 35% of the food should be protein)
- Healthy fats (10% to 40% of the food)
- Healthy carbohydrates (5% to 15% of the food)
- Vitamins and minerals
Your Aussiedoodle Needs Nutrition
Higher-quality dog foods contain more vitamins and minerals than lower-quality ones. Better dog foods also contain antioxidants, which can protect a dog just as well as they protect a human.
Antioxidants neutralize harmful molecules known as free radicals, which can damage cells.
It Will Give Your Dog a Healthy Coat and Skin
Your dog needs to be well-nourished to have a healthy coat and healthy skin. Better food contains fatty acids that are necessary for healthy-looking fur. A better diet also prevents inflammation, which makes your dog’s skin and coat look better.
Better Food Improves Dental Health
The antioxidants in higher-quality foods fight bacteria that can damage your dog’s teeth. Lower-quality food sticks to your dog’s teeth, leading to tartar buildup.
Better Food Helps Your Dog’s Digestion
Food made of higher-quality ingredients is easier for your Aussiedoodle to digest. There is also more fiber in higher-quality foods.
Your dog is less likely to get constipation or diarrhea if you feed it higher-quality food.
Nutrition and the Immune System
Food with more nutrients and antioxidants also improves your dog’s ability to fight all kinds of bacteria and viruses. In part, better nutrition leads to a healthier digestive tract, which leads to a stronger immune system.
Is High-Quality Dog Food Expensive?
You don’t have to buy the most expensive dog food you can find to feed your dog a healthy diet. The monthly cost of high-quality dog food is only around $50 or $100 per month even for a 75lb dog.
Even some relatively cheap dog food might be decent. If you want a cheaper brand, do some research and ensure that it is reasonably nutritious and free of harmful additives.
More Expensive Food Can Save You Money
Taking your Aussiedoodle to the vet for an expensive procedure is more expensive than buying high-quality food. Feeding your dog a healthy diet will prevent it from getting serious illnesses that require expensive treatments.
Remember that a worse diet gives your dog a weaker immune system. This makes them vulnerable to countless different diseases.
The most expensive Aussiedoodles have a purebred Poodle and a purebred Australian Shepherd for parents. These are known as F1 Aussiedoodles.
If both parents were Aussiedoodles, the dog is an F2 Aussiedoodle, and if the dog has an Aussiedoodle and a Poodle for parents, it is an F1B. These dogs are not as expensive as F1 Aussiedoodles.
F1 Aussiedoodles have registered pureblood Australian shepherd poodles for parents.
What Does Training Cost?
If you want to take your dog to a professional trainer, they charge from $30 to $100 per hour. If the trainer teaches a group of dogs, it will only cost $8 to $20 per hour.
Your puppy can also live at the trainer’s house. This is the most effective kind of training, but may be too expensive at $1250 per week.
Training the dog yourself is free, and you can find everything you need to know on YouTube, but it takes time. You might spend very roughly $500 training your dog.
What Do Other Supplies Cost?
Other supplies vary a lot in price. For example, you could spend anywhere from $5 to $40 on a food bowl for your Aussiedoodle.
The more expensive stuff is often better, but it isn’t as important as food. If you want to save money, cut costs on accessories and not on medical care or food.
To save time, you might get an automatic feeder for about $80. Automatic feeders dispense a certain amount of food at certain times of the day. You can customize how much food should be dispensed each time.
Dog collars cost anywhere from $5 to $40. Pick an adjustable
Harnesses are better than collars in many ways. They are more comfortable for your dog (the pressure is spread out instead of only on the neck), and it is harder for your dog to escape from them.
Owning a dog is somewhat expensive. There are many other things to buy, such as:
- Gates (to keep the dog out of certain parts of your home) for $40
- Grooming tools and supplies for $75
- Toys for $10
- A dog bed for $30
- A crate and crate pads for $50 or $100
What Do Vaccines Cost?
Vaccines can save your dog’s life and prevent the spread of germs and viruses to other dogs. Costs for puppy shots at PetSmart and other big-box pet stores are typically pretty low as far as vaccines go. Some of the most important are:
- Parvovirus, hepatitis, and distemper vaccines at 6-8 weeks ($100 each)
- Rabies at 16 to 18 weeks ($15) and a booster shot at least at 12-16 months ($15)
Costs of Treating and Preventing Diseases
Preventing diseases is better and cheaper than treating them. However, you will have to treat diseases sometimes, even if you do what you can to prevent them. Some typical annual costs are:
- Treating an ear infection ($40 to $150)
- Treating an upset stomach ($100 to $300)
- Allergy tests ($80 to $300)
- Dental cleaning (up to $300)
- Checkups ($50 or $100)
- Neutering (up to $100)
- Spaying (up to $200)
Emergency Veterinary Costs
Treatments for life-threatening diseases can be difficult to afford or unaffordable for many people. However, other people can easily pay for expensive but necessary treatments for their dogs.
Some diseases are cheaper to treat than others. Some costs are:
- About $4000 for cancer treatments, including chemotherapy
- $2800 for diabetes
- $2400 for fractures
- $1100 for heart problems
- $500 for dental disease
- $300 for eye issues
- $700 for arthritis
Pet insurance is a good idea for your Aussiedoodle. If an emergency happens, insurance can save you thousands of dollars. Insurance is reasonably cheap – only $30 or even only $7 per month.
New technology can help you find your dog if they go missing. For only $45, you can give your dog a
Registering your dog is sometimes required by law. Even if it isn’t, you should still get your dog registered.
It is much easier to prove your dog is yours after it goes missing if you register it. Registration may cost $50 or may cost less than $10.
Professional grooming costs $30 or $50. Since Aussiedoodles are fairly high-maintenance, professional grooming can save you time.
- Aussiedoodles are more expensive than most breeds but still affordable for many people. They cost about $2000, another $2000 for the first year, and about $1500 each year after that.
- Owning a dog is somewhat expensive because there are so many costs. Don’t buy a dog you can’t afford.
- High-quality food is worth the price. It will keep your dog alive and healthy.