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12 Australian Shepherd Mixed Breeds (With Pictures)

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A collage of Australian Shepherd mixes

Australian Shepherds, or Aussies, are intelligent, friendly, and very eager to please their humans. Their smarts and biddability make them great therapy and guide dogs. Aussies are beloved by breeders because when their genetics are combined with other breeds, the result is often a more obedient and outgoing pup. 

As with any hybrid dog, Australian Shepherd mixes are more uniquely colored and have more varied traits than purebreds. It is more difficult to predict hybrid dog personalities. That said, you have to live with one for a bit before you know what an Aussie mix is like.

According to Sarah Wooten, a Veterinary Journalist at PetMD, hybrid dogs tend to be healthier and tougher than purebreds. However, be sure to do your research on the breeder before purchasing any mixed-breed dog. With that in mind, below are some of my favorite Australian shepherd mixes.

1. American Bull-Aussie

An American Bull-Aussie
Source: Instagram

The American Bull-Aussie is an offspring of a purebred American Bulldog and an Australian Shepherd. This hybrid breed is relatively new and therefore not much is known about them. However, as both parents are active dogs, it is safe to assume that the Bull-Aussie will have similar exercise and mental stimulation needs as well.

2. Aussalier

An Aussalier
Source: Instagram

The Aussalier is a hybrid breed that is made from the Australian Shepherd and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. In terms of temperament, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is described as affectionate, playful, sociable, fearless, gentle, patient, adaptable, and graceful. Some temperament traits the Aussie share with this breed include adaptability and playfulness. As a newly recognized hybrid, very little is yet known about the Aussalier. But mostly, this dog should be intelligent, friendly, and energetic.

3. Aussie-Corgi

An Aussie-Corgi

The Aussie-Corgi is a newly recognized hybrid dog, a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. For the most part, Aussie-Corgis are friendly, smart, and particularly good with children. According to Wag Walking, the Aussie-Corgi hasn’t really got much Australian in it, albeit being an Australian Shepherd-Corgi mix.

4. Aussie Malamute

An Aussie Malamute
Source: Instagram

The Aussie Malamute is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and an Alaskan Malamute. Both breeds are very energetic, friendly, affectionate, loyal, and playful. Their offspring, the Aussie Malamute, will be an extremely energetic and intelligent dog.

5. Aussie Rottie

An Aussie Rottie
Source: Instagram

The Aussie Rottie is a relatively new hybrid dog, an offspring of the gorgeous Australian Shepherd and the bold yet playful Rottweiler. Dog Time recommends this hybrid dog for individuals seeking a fun-loving but boundlessly loyal dog.

6. Aussie Siberian

An Aussie Siberian
Source: Reddit

The Australian Shepherd and the Siberian Husky are both medium-sized dogs known for their intelligence and friendliness. Their offspring, the Aussie Siberian, is energetic, intelligent, and known to be a loyal and sweet pet. In addition, Aussie Siberians are known to make excellent family dogs for active families.

7. Aussiedoodle

An Aussiedoodle puppy

Also known as the Aussiepoo, the Aussiedoodle is a popular hybrid between a purebred Australian Shepherd and a purebred Poodle. It is described as an intelligent, fluffy, and charismatic dog. Aussiedoodles make great pets for families with children, thanks to their smarts, loyalty, and eagerness to please. In addition, they are generally healthy dogs with an average lifespan of 10 to 14 years.

8. Aussiedor

An Aussiedor puppy
Source: Instagram

The Aussiedor is an offspring of the Australian Shepherd and the Labrador Retriever. This hybrid dog is described as smart, energetic, loving, and playful. They form strong bonds with their owners and do well with children of all ages when trained and properly socialized. As active hybrid dogs, Aussiedors require a great deal of exercise to ensure their overall health.

9. Australian Retriever

An Australian Retriever dog
Source: Instagram

The Australian Retriever is 50% Australian Shepherd and 50% Golden Retriever. Both breeds are medium-sized dogs known for their smarts and friendliness. Their offspring, the Australian Retriever, is said to possess good herding instincts, be loyal, and be very easy to train. In addition, they are known as moderate barkers and are very good with children.

10. Border Aussie

A Border Aussie
Source: Instagram

Also known as the Australian Collie, the Border Aussie is the result of a cross between the Australian Shepherd and the Border Collie. With both parents being herding dogs, the Border Aussie is described as an intelligent and energetic hybrid dog with serious herding instincts. Border Aussies can be overenergetic and are at their healthiest when they are vigorously exercised daily.

11. German Australian Shepherd

An German Australian Shepherd puppy
Source: Instagram

The Australian German Shepherd is a lively, active, and loyal offspring of the loyal German Shepherd and the active Australian Shepherd. This hybrid dog is described as protective, loyal, intelligent, and being good to children. Australian German Shepherds are increasingly becoming popular thanks to their smarts, biddability, as well as their role as working dogs.

12. Texas Heeler

A Texas Heeler

The Texas Heeler is an offspring of the Australian Shepherd and the Australian Cattle Dog. It was first bred in the Lone Star State and today serves as a loyal companion and occasional herding dog for people across America.

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