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Aussiedor

Australian Shepherd / Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A black and brown Aussiedor laying down on a bed with a crochetted blanket

This is Grizwald the Aussiedor (Aussie / Lab mix), also called an Australian Sheprador, at 14 months—"He has the clumsy, playful characteristics of the Labrador and the herding characteristic of the Aussie, but is a quite mellow and intelligent dog overall. Training has been easy; he was housebroken in 2 days."

Other Names
  • Australian Sheprador
  • Aussie Sheprador
  • Sheprador
Description

The Aussiedor is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Australian Shepherd and the Labrador Retriever.The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up allbreeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of thecharacteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition
  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names:
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Sheprador
  • Designer Breed Registry = Sheprador
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Sheprador
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Australian Sheprador
Close up - A black with white Aussiedor standing on a dirt path and it is looking to the right.

"Jovie the Lab / Australian Shepherd mix at 9 months lives with my husband and me in our apartment and is a very mellow dog at home, but loves to swim and hike and run whenever she gets the chance. She does have a knack for finding mud! She is not a very good retriever; she gets bored after 2 or 3 throws, but she does have the Aussie's instincts. One day we were at my parents’ house, and they have an older Schnauzer / Pug mix named Pugsly. I saw the two of them in a corner of the yard, and Jovie was lying down just staring at Pugsly. Then Pugsly would try to move and she would jump up and head him off. Pugsly did not look like he was having much fun sitting there in the corner, but Jovie was having a ball."

"I've read what the author of this site says about the proper way to walk a dog. Jovie has a strong neck and can pull very hard. We started making her stay while we go out or in the door first, and we make her heel right beside us. We would stop as soon as she started to pull and make her come back to our side. My husband would always insist that she heeled perfectly when he walked her, but she would still always try to pull some when I would walk her. Then I read what you said about putting the collar/chain higher up on the neck. Just with that little change, I have absolute control; no more pulling. It was amazing!"

Close up - A black with white Aussiedor puppy, that is wet, is standing in mud and it is looking to the right.

Jovie the Lab / Australian Shepherd (Sheprador) mix as a 6-week-old puppy

A black and white Aussiedor puppy is sitting down on a human's bed and it is looking forward.

Smuggler the Australian Sheprador (Australian Shepherd / black Labrador mix) at 6 months old—"This is my buddy Smuggler! He is Australian Shepherd and black labrador. He LOVES to play fetch. He is still young but he learns very quickly. I am amazed every day with his amount of patience. He sleeps on his back under covers like a person and snores! We enjoy him as part of our family."

A small black and white Aussiedor puppy is being held in the air over top of a person who is laying down on a bed.

Smuggler the Australian Sheprador (Australian Shepherd / black Labrador mix) as a puppy

The front left side of a merle color Aussiedor that is sitting on a carpet and there is an arm chair behind it.

Bailey the Australian Sheprador (Australian Shepherd / black Labrador mix) at 4½ years old—"Bailey's sweet nature is apparent in her eyes."

Close Up - A merle colored Aussiedor is sitting on a carpet with its head tilted to the right and it is looking forward.

Bailey the Australian Sheprador (Australian Shepherd / black Labrador mix) at 4½ years old

A yellow Aussiedor is standing on a wooden step outside. Its mouth is open and its tongue is out.

Lardo the Australian Sheprador—"His mom was a black shaggy Australian Shepherd and his dad was a yellow Lab. He inherited his mom's hair length and intelligence. He inherited his dad's hair color and face. He was very smart and loyal. Very mellow during his golden years. He was 13.5 years when he died."

The right side of a brown merle Aussiedor that is standing on its hindlegs in a driveway with its front paws are in the hands of a lady, in front of it.

"This is my wonderful best friend Beaux (I am his owner)! He is an Australian Shepherd / Labrador mix. Beaux is almost 11 months old and still a big puppy that loves to play. He is very loving, loyal and I think he got the best of both breeds!"

Close up - The left side of a brown merle Aussiedor puppy that is sleeping on a blanket, on a couch.

Kenya the Australian Sheprador (Aussie / Lab mix) at 4 months old, weighing 15 pounds—"She is very playful and almost too smart."

The left side of a brown merle Aussiedor puppy that is sleeping on a couch, on top of a blanket.

Kenya the Australian Sheprador (Aussie / Lab mix) at 4 months old, weighing 15 pounds

Close up - Topdown view of a brown with black Aussiedor that is sitting on a tiled floor with its mouth open and it is looking up.

Grizwald the Aussiedor (Aussie / Lab hybrid) at 14 months

The left side of a merle Aussiedor Puppy that is laying across grass that is under taller grass

Grizwald the Aussiedor (Aussie / Lab hybrid dog) as a 10-week-old puppy

A black and brown Aussiedor puppy is laying on a carpet and it is chewing on a plush rabbit toy.

Grizwald the Aussiedor (Aussie / Lab mix breed dog) as a 10-week-old puppy

Topdown view of a tri color Aussiedor Puppy that is laying on a hardwood floor and it is looking up.

Lucy the Labrador / Australian Shepherd mix as a 9-week-old puppy

Topdown view of a tri-color Aussiedor puppy that is sitting on a hardwood floor. It is looking up.

Lucy the Labrador / Australian Shepherd mix as a 9-week-old puppy

The back right side of a tri-color Aussiedor Puppy that is wearing a spiked necklace and it is playing with a baby

Lucy the Lab / Aussie mix as a 9-week-old puppy playing with the kids

A tri-color Aussiedor puppy is being held in the air by a child.

Lucy the Lab / Aussie mix as a 9-week-old puppy playing with the kids