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A Basic Guide of the Vast Coats & Colors of Aussiedoodles

Aussiedoodles are a friendly, intelligent, and active dog breed that make for amazing pets for families and families with children. Aussiedoodles are hypoallergenic, which means they are less likely to cause allergic reactions in people that have dog allergies.

The History of Doodles

Doodles are designer dogs that have become increasingly popular in recent years. While there is no conclusive answer as to what qualifies as a “doodle,” they are typically a cross between two purebred dogs, usually a poodle and another breed.

Doodles are often bred for their hypoallergenic coats, which can be helpful for people with dog allergies. They shed less, which also helps reduce your home-cleaning needs. Doodles are also often bred for their intelligence and trainability, as poodles and many other breeds used in doodle crosses are known for being easy to train with wonderful temperaments.

The history of doodles is relatively unclear, as there is no single specific origin story. However, it is believed that the first doodles were likely created in the 1990s. Since then, they have become more and more popular, with breeders making new crosses of almost every imaginable breed, including Australian Shepherds and Miniature Australian shepherds, hence the breed “Aussiedoodles!”

If you're considering adding a doodle to your family, we absolutely recommend doing your research to find a reputable breeder! Dog breeding in the United States is not well-regulated, resulting in inbreeding and impurities in bloodlines, as well as, sadly, puppy mills and poor living conditions for dogs.

When looking for a reliable breeder of Aussiedoodle puppies, find one that puts the health of their puppies ahead of their profits.

The Many Colors of Aussiedoodle Coats

Doodles can come in a huge variety of colors and color combinations, but Aussiedoodles in particular are eye-catching and memorable for their patterned coats and color combinations. Australian Shepherds come in a handful of blues, reds, and blacks, with various combinations between those. Poodles, in contrast, often come in solid colors including blue, black, silver, white, cream, brown, red, and so on.

Aussiedoodles come in a variety of colors and patterns, making them one of the more unique breeds of Doodles in terms of coat colors, variations, combinations, and more. It all comes down to genetics and parentage.

Blue Merle Aussiedoodles

Blue Merle Aussiedoodles usually have blue, white, gray, and tan fur in their coats. This usually results from a light-colored Poodle crossed with a blue merle Australian Shepherd.

Want to know something cool? The blue merle color is always dominant! That means that if a blue merle Aussiedoodle or Australian Shepherd is used in the breeding process, it’s likely that the Aussiedoodle puppies will inherit this coloring too.

Red Merle Aussiedoodles

Similar to the Blue Merle Aussiedoodles, the Red Merle Aussiedoodles come from a combination of a red merle Aussiedoodle or shepherd and a light-colored Poodle. The resulting puppy typically has a combination of tan, white, and red coloring.

Bi-Color and Tri-Color Aussiedoodles

When an Aussiedoodle has a combination of two or three colors in their coats, they’re considered to be bi-color or tri-color Aussiedoodles.

They lack the distinctive merle pattern and usually have white colored markings on their paws (boots) or their neck or head (blazes).

Red Tri-Color Aussiedoodles

A red base color and white markings on the body and face are hallmarks of red tri-color Aussiedoodles. These Aussiedoo

dle puppies and dogs are rare and beautiful and can be challenging to find or breed.

Phantom Aussiedoodles

A phantom Aussiedoodle has a coat with a dominant base color: brown, red, or black. They normally have highlighted markings around their eyes, chest, neck, legs, stomach, muzzle, or legs.

Phantom Aussiedoodles are highly popular and more common than some other Aussiedoodle coat types.

Black Phantom Aussiedoodle

The Black Phantom Aussiedoodle has a primarily black coat with tan or copper-colored markings on their face, chest, and legs.

Red Phantom Aussiedoodle

The Red Phantom Aussiedoodle is one of the rarest Aussiedoodle coat colors. They have

a dark, burnished red base color of fur with light highlights on their face, chest, or legs.


Aussiedoodles are a popular type of dog bred between Poodles and Australian Shepherds. They come in a wide variety of colors and coat styles, with so many different names and terms that it can be difficult to understand what it all means! No matter what color doodle you choose, you will indeed have a loyal and loving companion by your side.

Are you looking for a miniature Aussiedoodle puppy for sale? North Lake Aussies can help you. We’ve specialized in breeding miniature Aussiedoodle puppies for over a decade, combining genetic lines to create beautiful dogs with wonderful temperaments that make amazing pets for your home.

Get in touch with us to start the process or join our waiting list for your mini Aussiedoodle today!

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