Aussiedoodle Vs. Bordoodle

Aussiedoodle Vs. Bordoodle

What's the difference between an Aussiedoodle and a Bordoodle? Aussiedoodles and Bordoodles are equally beautiful Poodle mixes. They are known for their hypoallergenic coats that don't shed much and naturally sweet natures. Choosing between these two adorable designer dogs can seem like a daunting task. However, understanding their subtle differences can help you make an informed decision. The main distinction between these two Doodle dogs lies in their parentage.

The Aussiedoodle is a cross between a purebred Australian Shepherd and a purebred Poodle. The Bordoodle, on the other hand, is a mix of a purebred Border Collie and a purebred Poodle. Ultimately, your choice will depend on which parentage appeals to you more! Are you a fan of the Australian Shepherd or the Border Collie?

Both Aussiedoodles and Bordoodles come in various sizes, varying based on the Poodle parent. Very smart and energetic, Aussiedoodles and Bordoodles are full of desirable traits. Below, you'll learn a thing or two about these two Poodle mixes.


Like many poodle crossbreeds, the Aussiedoodle has a relatively short history. The hybrid was originally created in North America in the late 1990s by crossbreeding Australian Shepherds and Poodles. They were initially created to be companion dogs for people with allergies. Aussiedoodles combine the loyalty and work ethic of an Australian Shepherd with the smarts and hypoallergenic qualities of a Poodle.

On the other hand, the Bordoodle combines the intelligence and work ethic of a Border Collie and the hypoallergenic qualities of a Poodle. Like the Aussiedoodle, there isn't a whole lot of info available about the Bordoodle's history, other than both Australia and the United States began breeding this hybrid in the 1990s.

A significant advantage of the Aussiedoodle and Bordoodle is their non-shedding coats, inherited from their Poodle parent. People with allergies often look for this characteristic in dogs.


Aussiedoodles come in three sizes (Toy, Mini, Standard) and a variety of different colors. The tiny Toy Aussiedoodle is a cross between a Toy Poodle and a Mini Aussie. It typically measures 10 to 12 inches in height and weighs between 6 and 15 pounds. The Mini Aussiedoodle, which usually stands 12 to 18 inches tall and weighs 15 to 25 pounds, is an offspring of a Mini Aussie and a Mini Poodle. Standing 19 to 24 inches tall and weighing from 45 to 70 pounds, the Standard Aussiedoodle is a hybrid of the Standard Poodle and the Standard Australian Shepherd.

Like the Aussiedoodle, the Bordoodle comes in three sizes (Standard, Mini, and Toy), depending on the Poodle parent. Standard Bordoodles usually weigh from 45 to 60 pounds and measure between 16 to 22 inches in height. Mini Bordoodles have an average weight of 30 to 45 pounds and stand from 12 to 20 inches tall. The Toy Bordoodle, the smallest of the Bordoodle sizes, weighs between 20 and 30 pounds and stands 10 to 15 inches.


A black and white Bordoodle
A Bordoodle

The Aussiedoodle is quite popular because it showcases the best qualities of the Australian Shepherd and the Poodle. The Australian Shepherd is known for its intelligent, good-natured, affectionate, protective, and active temperament. The Poodle's temperament, on the other hand, is characterized by an intelligent, alert, active, trainable, and faithful personality. Aussiedoodles are highly intelligent and energetic and always down for an adventure.

They are generally friendly and loving dogs that like to bring you gifts. What's more, Aussiedoodles are biddable and learn quickly, thanks to their smarts and versatility. Furthermore, Aussiedoodles adore attention and love hanging out with their families. They also tend to pick a favorite person, which makes them excellent and devoted therapy dogs. That said, Aussiedoodles don't make great guard dogs. Additionally, they often inherit the Australian Shepherd's herding instinct, meaning they might try to round up other animals or kids if not properly trained.

The same is true about Bordoodles as well. Not only is the Border Collie the world's smartest dog breed, but it is also the best herding dog. So, your Bordoodle may have a strong herding instinct due to its Border Collie heritage. If you have other pets or young kids, you should pay attention to training to curb nipping or pushing. Regardless, a Bordoodle is a fantastic dog to have around due to its fierce intelligence. This designer dog is highly affectionate, playful, friendly, and loyal, in addition to being extremely smart. They get along with people of all ages and animals but exhibit few signs of aggression.

Bordoodles are easy to train thanks to their High IQ and eagerness to please. They will need activities that will use their energy as well as work out their busy mind.


An Aussiedoodle puppy
An Aussiedoodle puppy

As the offspring of two high-maintenance breeds, the Aussiedoodle is considered among the highest-maintenance dogs. This is due to their extensive exercise requirements, need for human companionship, and the required upkeep on their coats. Aussiedoodles's low-shedding coats require frequent grooming to prevent mats. To keep your dog's nails, eyebrows, and ears in tip-top shape, plan on grooming them every 12 weeks.

You can either enlist the help of a grooming professional or do it yourself at home with these grooming essentials for Aussiedoodles. Healthy adult Aussiedoodles need at least two hours of exercise per day, which can be split up into several brisk walks, runs, or games of fetch. Some Aussiedoodles may need more or less depending on their individual sizes (Toy, Mini, Standard) and energy levels.

Bordoodles, on the other hand, are considered less energetic and what's more, their grooming needs can be moderate to high, depending on the type of coat they inherit. Their coat can be curly and hypoallergenic like a Poodle's, or wavy, straight like a Border Collie's. They require regular grooming to prevent matting and at least 30 minutes of exercise daily to prevent boredom. Most dogs only need to be bathed occasionally, and you’ll be pleased to hear that the Bordoodle falls into this group. Wash your Bordoodle only when it is dirty or no longer huggable. Brush your Bordoodle’s coat at least three times a week and you should be fine.

Health and Lifespan

Aussiedoodle Vs. Bordoodle

Both the Aussiedoodle and Bordoodle are generally healthy dogs. But that doesn't mean they are immune to health issues. In fact, both Doodles can inherit health problems from their respective parent breeds. Both the Aussiedoodle and Bordoodle are prone to the same health issues, which include Hip dysplasia, Epilepsy, and Progressive retinal atrophy. With love and attention, a happy Aussiedoodle should live for around 13 years, while a Bordoodle should live for around 15 years.


Aussiedoodles, regardless of size, are relatively expensive. In the U.S., these designer dogs typically cost $1,200–$4,000, with the most expensive being those the Aussie's defining merle patterns. Alternatively, you can get an Aussiedoodle from a shelter for $150–$600. Bordoodles, on the other hand, typically cost between $1,500 and $3,000.


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