ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN MOUNTAIN DOODLE
The Australian Mountain Doodle is a mix between the Aussiedoodle and the Bernedoodle. With the Australian Mountain Doodle you get the best of all three breeds! The health and smarts of the Australian Shepherd, the sweet and gentle nature of the Bernese, plus the allergy friendly properties and longevity of the Standard Poodle!
Why Choose the Australian Mountain Doodle?
The Australian Mountain Doodle is the perfect blend between a mellow, outgoing, and allergy friendly dog. Our goal for our Australian Mountain Doodles is to create a lower energy Aussiedoodle while improving the lifespan of the Bernedoodle side, thus enhancing the main trait that the other breed lacks. Can't decide between the Aussiedoodle or Bernedoodle? Consider the Australian Mountain Doodle where you get the qualities of the Aussiedoodle and Bernedoodle that we love all in one package!
We were one of the very first breeders to intentionally produce this unique cross! Our idea for mixing the Australian Shepherd, Bernese, and Poodle stemmed in early 2015 when we brought home Ozzy, our first F1 Aussiedoodle male and shortly after our very first F1 Bernedoodle female, Zoey. We fell completely in love with the personalities and characteristics that both breeds had to offer and thought how wonderful this mix would be combined together. Our goal was to create the perfect family dog that not only had a longer lifespan, but also had an energy level that would be ideal for the average household. We wanted the smarts, willingness to please, athletic Australian Shepherd heritage to round out and compliment the easy going, gentle nature and lovable Bernese Mountain Dog that everyone adores. Combined with the stellar temperament, loyalty and coat traits derived from the Poodle we knew this would be one extraordinary cross! Over the course of two years we then sought out the perfect pairing to produce our first F1 generation Australian Mountain Doodle litter in 2018. We truly hit the Jackpot with our first litter from Willow and Jack! We are now working towards perfecting a Multigen Australian Mountain Doodle line and hope to continue to spread the word about our newfound love, the AMD!
Australian Mountain Doodles can have a straight, wavy, or curly coat depending on the generation and parents used. Most Australian Mountain Doodles tend to shed very little if any at all (straighter coats can be prone to more shedding). Our Multigenerational Australian Mountain Doodles are recommended for those with mild pet allergies.
The Australian Mountain Doodle coat will require frequent brushing when grown out and is fairly easy to maintain when trimmed. An Australian Mountain Doodle's coat is different than a double coated dog and can be shaved without damaging the hair. We recommend daily brushing and professional grooming every 6-8 weeks to avoid tangles and matting.
Our one of a kind Australian Mountain Doodles come in a variety colors such as Tricolor and Merle. We focus mainly on Chocolate and Blue Merle as well as Chocolate and Black Tri. Tricolor Australian Mountain Doodles are either Black or Choclate and White with the traditional copper trim along their face, legs, chest, and above the eyes. Merle Australian Mountain Doodles are either Blue or Chocolate Merle and White with copper trim along their face, legs, chest, and above the eyes. Please see our DOODLE COLORS page for more info on different coloration and patterns.
The majority of our Australian Mountain Doodles range from 19-22 inches at the shoulder and can weigh between 30-50+ pounds. Females tend to be smaller than males. Generally, Our "Mini" category is 19" at the shoulder and under while our "Medium" category is 20" at the shoulder and up.
The Australian Mountain Doodle is a loyal. mellow, lovable breed with all the qualities we love from the Bernese, Aussie, and Poodle! They make great family dogs and generally do well with kids of all ages. Their friendly demeanor will make for a great service/therapy candidate or simply a wonderful family dog!
Australian Mountain Doodles are intelligent and eager to please. Training must be done with rewards, firmness, patience and consistency. Basic training should start as soon as you take your Australian Mountain Doodle puppy home.
The Australian Mountain Doodle is an easygoing and social breed who will need daily walks and exercise. They will require mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destruction in the home. They have a medium energy level and are perfect for those who like outdoor activities or one who prefers to lounge around the house.