Sporty, gorgeous, and highly intelligent, the Aussiepoo F1B is the entire package. The F1B Aussiepoo or Aussiedoodle is a hybrid dog, bred between an F1 Aussiedoodle (50% Poodle & 50% Australian Shepherd) and a 100% purebred Poodle. The result is a 75% Poodle and 25% Australian Shepherd mix. The F1B in its name stands for backcross, meaning breed back.
The F1B has some particular features. The increased percentage of Poodle genetics means the F1B will almost always have curly or at least wavy hair. Occasionally it’s crimped! Due to the coats’ hypoallergenic qualities, the F1B is one of the most popular generations for allergy sufferers and in general. Although the F1B is a controlled generation, it is still a mixed breed, so there is not a 100 percent guarantee on appearance or temperament, even for puppies in the same litter, just higher odds. The dog can potentially inherit the Aussie’s straight double coat. However, this is much less likely because the F1B has only 25% Aussie genes.
Due to the Shepherd influence, Ausiepoo can be multicolored and have merle. One of the most common coat colors is the blue merle pattern. However, if they are a solid color, with curlier fur instead of wavy or straight, they could take after their Poodle parent more. The pup can inherit any color combinations possible in either parent breed. Sometimes they even have different colored eyes!
This beautiful, energetic breed is both highly intelligent and affectionate. Both of these breeds are extremely smart and motivated, thus highly trainable. The F1B’s appearance depends on the size of the Poodle parent because they can come in three different sizes: the toy, medium, and standard Aussiedoodle. The Medium is 15-45 pounds and stands between 10-15 inches. The Standard is around 45-70 pounds and stands at 15-25 inches. The F1B is highly adaptable and intelligent, thus it is easy to train. This affectionate beauty is great with young children and has enough energy and love to keep the family entertained for days.
The Poodle is one of the oldest dog breeds! It is the national dog of France. However, it originated in Germany as a retriever water dog more than 400 years ago! The Poodle we know today evolved in France from a combination of dogs, such as: the German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, French water dogs, and the North African Barbet. It is also theorized that the Poodle descended from Asian herding dogs. Poodles were used primarily for duck hunting, and sometimes as performers in the circus. Their crisp, curly coat served as vital protection against the elements while retrieving ducks in freezing waters. Hunters needed the dogs to have free range of movement in the water, but also wanted to protect vital areas of the anatomy from the bitter cold. They shaved the legs, neck and tail, and left the chest, hips, and leg joints coated, creating the flamboyant, yet practical look people fawn over today. These rounded puffs are called pompons! The first Poodle was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1888!
Despite its’ name the Australian Shepherd is actually an American breed, developed in Western states with large flocks of sheep, such as, California, Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming. The Conquistadors came to the New World (U.S.) in the 1500’s. They imported their Churras sheep and herding dogs, like the Carea Leonés, a smaller, energetic sheepdog from the León region of northwestern Spain, to herd them. The Careas had the hallmark medium length merle coats with blue eyes. In the mid-1800’s the California Goldrush created a huge demand for sheep to feed the newcomers, thus more dogs to herd them. Most of the sheep that were imported to the West came from Spain. However, Germany brought the sheep and dogs to Australia, and then eventually to America for the Gold Rush influx. This is how they got their Australian Shepherd name. These “little blue dogs”. The Australian Shepherd belongs to the UK Rural clade, with the Collie, Border Collie, and Shetland Sheepdog.
The Aussiepoo is a fairly new designer dog breed. It likely originated in the late 90’s or early 2000’s when the Poodle was bred with many other breeds, such as the Golden Retriever. Breeders mixed the two and found they could promote the hypoallergenic qualities by introducing the Poodle’s curly coat gene. It worked beautifully! The F1B Aussiepoo was born.
The best way to measure the temperament of a mixed breed is to find all breeds in the cross. Then you know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. The U.S. Service Dog website claims that a pup’s personality and temperament largely stems from their genes, environment, and temperament of their mother while raising them. Factors, such as, early socialization and learned behaviors (from mother and sibling pups) can make a huge difference in a dogs’ temperament. In order to become well-adjusted adults, pups need plenty of socialization both before and after moving into their new home. A safe, loving home encourages an even keel temperament.
With that said, even though the F1B has more Poodle genetics, owners will need to be sure that they can care for both the Poodle and Australian Shepherd temperaments and personalities in case they inherit personality quirks from both. These two breeds' personalities can vary quite significantly. The Poodle has a proud, yet playful demeanor, and is very open to strangers, while the Aussie is exuberant, yet may be more reserved when first meeting people. However, it does not take long for either breed to make friends. The AKC gives the Poodle top marks for playfulness, openness, and protectiveness, while the Aussie scorched just one notch lower in these same categories. Both the Poodle and Australian Shepherd are highly energetic and intelligent. As a result, they are one of the easier hybrids to train. It is worth noting that the AKC gives both breeds top marks for mental stimulation needs. Owners should keep in mind that purebred Aussies were bred as working dogs, that demonstrate an irresistible urge to herd anything they can; that may include the car and kids. A pup that takes after the Aussie side is happiest while working in a wide open space. The Aussie’s strong work drive combined with the Poodle’s energy, may prove to be too much for a solo, sedentary owner. Owners should always strive to select a pooch with a temperament that matches their own personality and desired lifestyle.
For young dogs, puppy gates can be a good idea to help set boundaries inside. F1B Aussiepoo pups will need a safe space to run, tumble, and do puppy things! They require access to fresh water, a dog bed/rest area, as well as plenty of fun toys. Puppies benefit from having some type of bone or chew toys, not just for entertainment, but because teething can be particularly painful for puppies. Bones, treats, and chew toys, can help alleviate the pain and keep them entertained for hours!
Teaching your puppy how to be alone is an important step in growing up. Crate training your puppy can help. Make sure to make the crate as warm, safe, and relaxing as possible. To make it really feel like home, feed them meals in there, give them special treats, and toys they only get while in their crate. You want them to associate the crate with all positive things and not see it as a punishment. An especially anxious puppy may benefit from a white noise machine or other anxiety easing products. Put the puppy in the crate or exercise pen and leave the room to see how he reacts. If the puppy whines, wait to see if he will self soothe. Once the puppy responds positively and self soothes, leave the room for a little bit longer each time.
Condo or apartment living with the F1B is possible. However, owners will need to make up for the lack of space by taking frequent walks or runs outside. The F1B requires a moderate to high amount of exercise so a medium to larger space with a backyard is preferred as the puppy grows larger.
Coat care will vary depending upon whether the dog inherited the wavy/curly coat of the Poodle, or the straight, thick double coat of the Australian Shepherd, which sheds a bit more. According to the CPR website, it is possible for the coat to be an even combination of the two, such as, curly hair on the head and wavy/straight hair on the body.Keep in mind that your pup’s fur could change slightly as they age.
The good news is, the F1B will almost always have a curlyor at least wavy coat which is a subherb choice for allergy sufferers because it sheds little to none. The curlier the coat, the less it sheds. Regardless of coat type, F1B will need frequent brushing to prevent mats in the coat because both parents have long hair. If your pup has a very curly coat they will need frequent, if not daily brushings. Be sure to brush all the way down to the skin, but be gentle enough not to irritate the skin. Purchase a brush for long hair for best results. The curlier the coat is, the more trimmings it will require in order to avoid matts and tangles because the hypoallergenic fur does not fall out nearly as much. A trim or trip to the groomers every 6-12 weeks should keep the curls coiffed and help keep your F1B looking its’ best. Be sure to trim the nails every week or two.
Our Aussiepoo F1Bs puppies for sale are known for their high energy and playful nature. Veterinarians ask owners to consider factors, such as age, size, and personality to help gauge exercise needs. Puppies will need more exercise the first two years of life. As a general rule for puppies, many veterinarians recommend 5 minutes of exercise for every month of age twice a day. This means a 3 month old would need 15 minutes of exercise twice a day, 6 months would be 30 twice a day, and 9 months would require about 45 minutes twice a day. Both of its parent breeds are very playful and have a lot of energy, so they could require more. Pay attention to your dogs’ body language while exercising and that will often tell you when they’ve had enough. If they are panting heavily and lay down, they are tired and could likely use a break.
To ensure overall mental and physical health, it is vital that your dog gets time outside every day. Owners with a fenced in backyard should have no problem meeting their dogs’ exercise needs. However, there are many different types of fun games that can be played inside or outside, such as fetch, wrestling, hide-and-seek, and tug-of-war, that are also great for exercise. These dogs are athletic enough to participate in dog sports such as rally, agility, flyball, and obedience. They can also be excellent therapy dogs
Early socialization is very important for puppies and dogs. A trip to the local dog park is one of the best ways to ensure that your pup gets enough mental and social stimulation, as well as, physical exercise, all in one stop! Remember, the Aussiepoo are very smart dogs. Their brains need as much exercise as their bodies. Purchase horns to chew on, or dog puzzles that allow them to work and use their big brains when you’re too busy to play. Like any breed, if these are not addressed, your pup could engage in destructive or unwanted behavior.
The hypoallergenic will do well on any type of high quality dog food. Commercial dog food or home-prepared food is recommended with your veterinarian’s approval. According to the PetMD website, some studies have shown that dry food is overall more beneficial to dogs’ health than a canned food diet, especially kibbles that were a larger size. One study found that increasing the kibble size by 50% resulted in a 42% decrease in the accumulation of dental tartar. Supplementing their food with a daily dental chew can further help oral hygiene. However, if the veterinarian says the dog is lean, and needs to put on some weight, incorporating canned meals with their dry food diet works well. Although, a diet that consists of purely wet food can make stools loose, but not always!
It is very important to select a food that is age appropriate for your dog (puppy, adult, or senior). Dogs’ nutritional needs slightly vary with age. Typically, a pups’ food contains more calories, while a senior dog's food usually contains less calories and more fiber. As dogs age, they need to consume less calories (than a puppy). Treats should be given in moderation and according to instructions. If your dog is obese, speak to your veterinarian to learn about weight and diet options. To keep your dog at optimal health, learn about which human foods are safe or unsafe for canine consumption. Make sure your dog gets plenty of fresh water every day! Multiple water sources are encouraged.
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