As a responsible Aussiedoodle parent, you need to know everything about your pup, including how big Mini Aussiedoodles get. When you are thinking of adopting a dog into your family, finding out how big it can get is very important. After all, not all sizes of dogs may be suitable for your family.
How big do mini Aussiedoodles get?
When it comes to size, Mini Aussiedoodles are a relatively small breed of dog. Both the male and female can gain anywhere between 12 and 18 inches in height and have a weight of anywhere between 15 and 35 pounds when they are fully grown.
If you are a new Mini Aussiedoodle parent, this guide can help you find out how the minimum and maximum height and weight your pooch can gain as it reaches adulthood. I will also explain some important factors which determine the size of your Aussiedoodles.
As a person who loves dogs, I have attained a wealth of information over the years about different breeds, which can help new puppy parents raise their pooches. I will also add information from credible sources to validate my claims in this guide.
How Big Do Mini Aussiedoodles Grow Up To Be?
Aussiedoodles come in various sizes, including the Standard Aussiedoodle, the Mini Aussiedoodle, and the Toy Aussiedoodle. The Mini Aussiedoodle size lies between the larger Standard Aussiedoodle and the tiny Toy Aussiedoodle.
Aussiedoodles are a designer hybrid of the Miniature Australian Shepherd and Miniature Poodle breeds. The Miniature Poodle can attain a height of 12 to 18 inches at the shoulders and can weigh anywhere between 15 and 35 pounds. The other parent, the Miniature Australian Shepherd, is a slightly larger breed that is around 14 to 18 inches tall and can weigh between 20 and 40 pounds.
As you can see, the size of the adult Mini Aussiedoodle varies quite a bit since it is dependent on several factors like the size of their parents.
The breed name “Miniature Australian Shepherd” might make it seem like the parent dog itself is a hybrid; however, that’s not the case at all. This purebred pooch was created by breeding the smallest-sized pups in a purebred Australian Shepherd litter in order to get small-sized puppies.
Both the Mini Australian Shepherd and the Mini Poodle are intelligent breeds, so it is no surprise that any dog born from cross-breeding these two breeds will also be highly intelligent. Such is the case with the Mini Aussiedoodle.
Mini Aussiedoodle’s Size and Weight by Age
When it comes to the size of a Mini Aussiedoodle, males and females do not have a lot of variations in their height and weight. A one-month Aussiedoodle will weigh about 5 pounds, and at three months old, it will attain 15 pounds. At the age of six months, the Aussiedoodle will have an average weight of 22 pounds.
Most Mini Aussiedoodles will reach half their adult size between 3.5 and 5 months.
After that, the Mini Aussiedoodle will gain about just one pound each month until they are 12 months of age. This is the age when your Aussiedoodle will have attained its full adult weight, which is an average of 28.5 pounds. After that, its weight will plateau.
Comparison of Mini Aussiedoodle Size with Standard and Toy Aussiedoodle Size
To put things in perspective, we will compare the size of the Mini Aussiedoodle with the Standard Aussiedoodle and the Toy Aussiedoodle.
The standard Aussiedoodle is the largest of the three types and can grow up to 2 inches and attain a weight of anywhere between 40 and 70 pounds. The Toy Aussiedoodle is the smallest breed as it is no more than 12 inches tall and weighs about 6 to 12 pounds.
As such, with an average height of 12 to 18 inches and a weight of 15 to 35 pounds, the Mini Aussiedoodle is the perfect compromise between these large and small types.
At What Age Do Mini Aussiedoodles Stop Growing?
Depending on the type of Aussiedoodle you have, their physical development will vary in terms of how much time it takes.
Typically in canines, smaller breeds are able to achieve their full size faster than larger breeds. That is due to the fact that they have less growing up to do.
The age at which Mini Aussiedoodles stop growing is also determined by their parents.
Australian Shepherds take about 16 months to achieve their full height and weight. The other parent, poodles, also take the same amount of time to get to their full size. Miniature versions of both these versions take a few months less to achieve their full adult body.
As such, the Mini Aussiedoodle will stop growing at around 12 months of age.
In comparison, the Standard Aussiedoodle will often continue to grow up till 16 months of age. On the other hand, the smallest version, the Toy Aussiedoodle, only takes 8 months to achieve its full size.
Having said that, this does not mean that your Aussiedoodle has mentally matured to a fully-grown dog. Do not be surprised to see your Mini Aussiedoodle continue with its antics until it is about two years of age.
Factors that Impact the Weight and Size of a Mini Aussiedoodle
There are a few elements that control how big your Aussiedoodle pup will grow up to be. The most important ones are the height and weight of the parents, which generation the Mini Aussiedoodle is, and its gender to some degree.
Genetics is all about probability, but these factors can help the breeder estimate how large the puppies in a litter will be when they grow up.
Size of the Parents
The biggest factor is the size of the mom and dad of the Mini Aussiedoodle. The bigger the parents are, the more likely of them getting a litter of larger-size Mini Aussiedoodles. The smaller the parents are, the smaller will be the pups in a Mini Aussiedoodle litter.
Keep in mind, however, that this is not a 100 percent certain thing, particularly when the height and weight of the two parents differ significantly from each other.
Gender of the Puppies
Another factor that can help you determine the size of the Aussiedoodle is gender. Typically male Aussiedoodle puppies are around 10 percent larger than female Aussiedoodle puppies. However, in smaller breeds, this size difference is also smaller and sometimes even negligible.
As such, the difference between male and female Mini Aussiedoodles will not be very significant.
Generation of the Litter
The generation of the puppies describes the genetic makeup of your pooch and how alike it is to its mom and dad. F1 generation Mini Aussiedoodles are first-generation puppies born of purebred Mini Australian Shepherd and Mini Poodle. Hence, the genes are split 50/50 between the two parents.
F2 generation Mini Aussiedoodles are puppies bred from a male F1 Mini Aussiedoodle and a female F1 Mini Aussiedoodle. As such, there is a chance that the F2 puppies may be slightly smaller than the F1 puppies.
Then there are also backcross breeds. This is the breed created from an F1 Mini Aussiedoodle, which is crossed with one of its parents, usually the poodle, but in rare cases, it could also be an Australian Shepherd.
By being bred with the parents, the Aussiedoodle might lose some signature characteristics of the other parent; however, breeders will be able to determine the size of the puppies in its litter based on these factors.
What is the Lifespan of a Mini Aussiedoodle?
Mini Aussiedoodle live up to 12 to 15 years. There are several factors that determine the lifespan of a Mini Aussiedoodle, including its genetics, health, diet, and other lifestyle factors.
To make sure your Mini Aussiedoodle lives up to its maximum age, it is important to take care of your pet’s diet and health and take it to the vet on a regular basis.