Aussalier – Owner’s Guide

By Julie •  Updated: 09/25/22 •  6 min read
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Some pet parents want to adopt a unique dog breed; however, they may not find one that’s all that rare. However, searching for a hybrid dog breed opens the door a little wider to find that singular dog. In case you’re wondering, this article is all about the Aussalier!

You haven’t heard of the Aussalier before? You’re in luck because this is a distinctive hybrid dog breed. This may be the dog you’ve been searching for!

We’ve gathered information about the Aussalier, so you can learn everything about these dogs. You’ll learn what these dogs look like, how they act, and more! Let’s get started!

What is an Aussalier?

The Aussalier is a hybrid dog breed that’s a cross between a purebred Australian Shepherd and a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The dogs are usually small and adorable. However, this is a relatively new hybrid dog breed, so not much is known about the breed’s history. However, we can learn more about these dogs by taking a quick look at both purebred parents.

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Quick Overview of the Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is a dog that originally came from the US, where the dogs were developed to herd cattle for farmers and ranchers. The dogs still work in this capacity today! However, most Australian Shepherds are now companion animals.

Australian Shepherds are highly intelligent dogs that will take over the dominant role in your home unless you establish yourself firmly in that role! For this reason, the dogs are not recommended for inexperienced pet parents. It’s highly recommended that these dogs be trained and socialized from a young age.

As working dogs, Aussies (another name for Australian Shepherds) need at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. They also love to learn new jobs. These dogs also make loving, loyal family companions.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel originally came from England, where they were bred as companion animals. These dogs are famous for being easy-going, and they’re friendly with almost everyone. However, these dogs can also be hyperactive and rowdy! You just never know for sure what you get with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

These dogs are loving; however, they can also be somewhat independent. And they love to be with their families most of the time. For this reason, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is sometimes prone to separation anxiety. The dogs may also have a strong prey drive when it comes to birds and small animals. There’s no question that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel makes a great family companion!

With parents like these, how could an Aussalier go wrong?

The Aussalier usually stands between 13 to 16 inches tall and weighs between 16 to 35 lbs. They have a life expectancy of 12-15 years.

Aussalier Appearance

The Aussalier is a hybrid dog breed, and there’s no standardized appearance for these dogs. This is because each dog randomly inherits genes from both purebred parents. Even so, the Aussalier is a small dog that may be a little longer than he is tall. The dog’s skull could be either round or flat on top. The dog’s face can vary quite a bit, depending on which parent he most resembles.

When it comes to their eyes, the Aussalier may either have the dark, round eyes of his Cavalier parent or the almond-shaped eyes of their Aussie parent, which may come in colors including brown, blue, or one eye of each color.

The dog’s fur may be straight or wavy, silky, or weather-resistant. And these dogs may have a single or double coat.

Aussalier Temperament

The Aussalier usually has a temperament that’s a combination of both parents. For instance, the dog usually has the Cavalier’s easy-going attitude and is happy to sit with you. However, it’s also possible that the Aussalier will be more like his Aussie parent and be more outgoing and energetic.

Do Aussaliers Make Great Family Companions?

Yes, Aussaliers can make wonderful family companions. They usually get along with everyone and other animals. They also get along great with kids.

The dogs also easily adapt to various living environments, such as small apartments. However, if they live in a smaller home, these dogs must have plenty of daily exercise.

Do Aussaliers Get Along with Other Pets?

Yes, the Aussalier usually gets along well with other dogs and animals, even if you already have pets.

Aussalier Food Requirements

The Aussalier is a small dog that needs about one cup of food a day, divided between two meals. The dogs need a dry dog food that’s formulated for small, energetic dog breeds.

Aussalier Exercise Requirements

The Aussalier is a wonderful dog that has plenty of energy; if your dog strongly resembles his Aussie parent, he will need more exercise to burn off excess energy. It’s a good idea to exercise your fur baby f   at least  60 minutes a day if he has a lot of energy.

These dogs enjoy all kinds of activities, from walking to agility classes and other dog activities. However, it’s a good idea to always keep your Aussalier on the leash. These dogs may try to “herd” pedestrians, cyclists, and more!

Aussalier Training Requirements

Aussaliers are usually easy to train and quickly learn new cues. This is a dog that’s highly intelligent and eager to please!

Grooming

Aussaliers tend to have hair that takes more grooming, like both of their purebred parents. These dogs shed all year long and need to be brushed about once a week or more.

Aussaliers are hybrid dogs that have weather-resistant fur; for this reason, they should not be bathed too often.

Summing It Up

Aussaliers are a fairly new hybrid dog breed, which results from crossing a purebred Australian Shepherd and a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs are usually friendly with everyone and other animals. They can have plenty of energy and do require about 60 minutes of exercise a day. Aussaliers are best for families that have kids and other pets!

We’re pretty sure that if you adopt an Aussalier, you’re in for years of love, exercise, and fun!

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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