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overview of the Australian Mountain Doodle Dog Breed
Are you looking for a laidback, people-loving, low-shed dog that’s easy to train?
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They get these wonderful traits from the Poodle, Australian Shepherd, and Bernese Mountain Dog. They are sometimes called “double doodles” since both parents are poodle mixes. Other names include Swiss Doodles and Aussie Bernadoodles.
Purchase your Australian Mountain Doodle puppy today and start enjoying this affectionate, easy-going breed!
Australian Mountain Doodle temperament
Intelligent and eager to please: A combination of some of the smartest dog breeds, Australian Mountain Doodles have great brains and great temperaments. Intelligent dogs need opportunities to use their mind. Do not keep an Australian Mountain Doodle (AMD) in a kennel. They need to be part of the family and allowed to interact and work with humans. AMDs make excellent therapy and companion dogs.
Outgoing: Australian Mountain Doodles love adults, children, and other dogs. They will sound the alarm at strangers but will be friendly.
Allergen-Friendly: The poodle is one of the lowest shedding breeds and many people with allergies can tolerate doodle breeds. However, each puppy receives a different combination of genes so it’s always best to spend time with a puppy before adopting it, in addition to talking to your doctor.
Easy-Going: The Australian Mountain Doodle gets its easy-going personality from the Bernese Mountain Dog. AMD’s have a nice, low to medium energy level that is great for families.
An Exceptional Companion Dog: People-loving, laidback, easy to train, intelligent, and Hypo-allergenic – Australian Mountain Doodles may just be the perfect family dog!
Australian Mountain Doodle Breed history
Australian Mountain Doodles, or Swiss Doodles, are a relatively new breed and there’s not a lot of recorded history about them at this time.
Designer dogs, especially doodles, became popular in the 1990s. Australian Mountain Doodles are “double doodles” with Aussie Doodles and Bernadoodles as parents. While there isn’t a clear date for when breeders started creating Australian Mountain Doodles, some breeder websites say they started breeding Australian Mountain Doodles around 2014 and 2015.
Let’s look at the history of the Australian Shepherd, Bernese Mountain Dog, and Poodle to learn more about this breed.
History of the Poodle
Although Poodles are the national dog of France, they originated in Germany, where they were bred and used as retrieving water dogs. At that time, the Poodle’s showy haircut was practical – it allowed the poodle to move about easily while hunting while still protecting certain parts of its body, such as the paws, chest, and head.
With its elegance and intelligence, the poodle became a popular breed among the French nobles and in other parts of Europe. Because of their trainable, attention-loving nature and showy looks, poodles were often used in the circus. They have also been used for hunting truffles (underground mushrooms) with their long snouts.
Today, the Standard Poodle ranks number seven in breeds registered with AKC.
History of the Australian Shepherd
Although named in the United States, this breed’s early ancestors did not originate in the United States or Australia – they came from Europe, most likely in the Pyrenees Mountains region.
An indigenous people group called the Basques developed a bloodline of herding dogs for their large flocks of sheep and cattle. As Australia opened up to cattle ranchers, groups of the Basque people went to Australia to grow their herds and farms.
During this time, it is thought they bred their dogs with several various types of collies.
After a few generations, groups of Basques began migrating to California in the 1800s. As they settled in California, many of the nearby ranchers admired the herding dogs of the Basques.
Assuming the dog breed had originated in Australia, these Californian ranchers incorrectly labeled them “Australian Shepherd Dogs,” not knowing their origins were mostly from Europe.
Since they arrived in California, the breed has been widely recognized as a staple on ranches, cattle farms, and living with cowboys.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) entered the breed into the Herding Group in 1993.
History of the Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the four mountain-dog breeds that come from the canton of Bern, an agricultural region in Switzerland. Many dairy farms in this area make milk for two of Switzerland’s most profitable products: cheese and chocolate.
For several hundred years the Bernese Mountain Dog was used to herd cattle on the farms, protect the livestock from predators, and pull small carts. Due to their large size and power, they were able to carry carts of milk and other dairy products.
Bernese Mountain Dogs became popular in the United States when a Kansas farmer used a pair as farm dogs in 1926, and the breed became an AKC registered breed in 1937.
Today they are more commonly used as family pets instead of working on a farm. However, sporting events are still hosted that showcase the Bernese Mountain Dog’s power and agility with carting and drafting events.
Australian Mountain Doodle Average size
Australian Mountain Doodles usually measure 19-22 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 30 and 50 pounds.
Average Australian Mountain Doodle lifespan
Australian Mountain Doodle body features
They often have thick, wavy coats that give them a shaggy or fluffy appearance. Their ears usually droop down on the sides of their face. They can have dark or light eyes and dark or light noses.
Australian Mountain Doodles can be merle, black and white, tricolor, blue merle, and chocolate. A litter can be a mix of many different colors and patterns! Some breeders focus on certain colors and patterns.
grooming Your Australian Mountain Doodle Puppy
Although many people like Australian Mountain Doodles for their minimal shedding, their curly coats still need some extra care.
They need to be groomed every 4-6 weeks and brushed regularly, or their coat will become matted and tangled. You can take your pup to the groomer or learn to give them a haircut by yourself.
Your Australian Mountain Doodle, or Aussie Bernadoodle, will also need its teeth brushed and nails trimmed regularly.
Keeping Your Australian Mountain Doodle Puppy Healthy
For all crossbreeds, the puppies are susceptible to the conditions of both parents. To learn about conditions that may affect your Australian Mountain Doodle, learn about conditions that may affect the Australian Shepherd, Poodle, and Bernese Mountain Dog.
Protect Your Dog from Obesity
No matter the breed of your pup, you can protect your dog from one of the most common health problems: obesity. One of the best ways to extend your dog’s life is by feeding them the correct amount of food and giving them adequate exercise.
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
Like all dog breeds, they are at risk for hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues in dogs.
Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the thigh bone doesn’t fit snugly into the hip and can result in limping, lameness, or arthritis if it’s not addressed.
Hip and elbow dysplasia can be genetic, or it can be caused by environmental factors such as overeating or injuries.
Here are some ways to prevent hip dysplasia in your puppy:
- Ask the breeder for an OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Hip Clearance. Dogs with hip dysplasia shouldn’t be bred.
- Talk to your vet about the right food for your puppy and stick to the correct amount to prevent unhealthy growth.
- Keep your puppy from running or jumping excessively on hard surfaces and from standing on their hind legs.
Bloat in Australian Mountain Doodles
Bloat is when the stomach becomes twisted, and the gasses in the stomach are unable to escape. The pressure from these gasses affects the blood flow to the heart, and it can be fatal.
To prevent bloat:
- Avoid feeding your dog right before or after heavy exercise.
- Feed them a few smaller meals a day instead of one large meal to prevent bloat.
- Learn to recognize the symptoms of bloat so you can take action immediately.
Some owners choose to have surgery done to tack their dog’s stomach in place and prevent it from twisting.
Conditions That Can Affect Poodles
Poodles can be affected by Addison’s Disease and Cushing’s Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Bloat, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, and Von Willebrand’s Disease.
Conditions That Can Affect Bernese Mountain Dogs
Bernese Mountain Dogs are at risk for hip and elbow dysplasia, bloat, blood disorders, some cancers, and progressive retinal atrophy.
Conditions That Can Affect Australian Shepherds
Australian Shepherds are at risk for hip dysplasia, epilepsy, cataracts, and certain forms of cancer.
Typical Australian Mountain Doodle Allergens
Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these skin cells. Dander is attached to the hair that dogs shed.
Although no dog is truly hypo-allergenic, Australian Mountain Doodles are lower-shedding dogs, so the risk of allergens is reduced in this breed.
Remember, each puppy has a different combination of genes, so allergens vary from dog to dog. Spending time with a puppy before adopting them is a good way to know if you are triggered by their allergens.
If you or someone in your home has animal allergy concerns, please consult your health provider before adopting a puppy.