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Aussiedor Characteristics

The Aussiedor is a unique hybrid mix between a Labrador Retriever and an Australian Shepherd. These two popular dog breeds combine to make a fantastic family companion, retaining all the best features from each parent. While a tad on the energetic side, these intelligent dogs respond well to obedience training and early socialization.

Fast Facts

  • Energy High
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Accommodating

Also known as the Australian Sheprador, Aussie Sheprador, Aussie Lab, Sheprador, and just plain old Australian Shepherd Lab Mix, the Aussiedor comes with many titles. Standing about 22-25 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 40-80 pounds, the size of your Aussiedor depends greatly on the parents that created it. These dogs come in a multitude of coats, including tri-color, chocolate, and black, and are often not recommended for those with allergies, as they shed quite a lot.
 
Descending from the Labrador and the Australian Shepherd, the Aussiedor also loves to remain active and will do anything to please its human. These dogs excel at agility games, flyball, and obstacle courses. However, these energetic dogs have a tendency to turn destructive if their exercise needs are not met. Early obedience training and sufficient exercise are important to ensure your Aussiedor is well behaved and obedient while you're away.
 
The Aussiedor breed may have some of the hereditary health conditions that the Australian Shepherd and Labrador Retriever pass down. Because they’re a mix, they can avoid most issues, but might be vulnerable to issues like elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia, and cataracts. Regular trips to the vet will help ensure a long and healthy life for your Aussiedor.
 

How dog-friendly is District of Columbia?

Washington, D.C. is a great place for pets, and dogs in particular! The district has plenty of dog parks and pet services, and a lot of D.C. residents own dogs. Here’s how the district stacks up in a couple of studies. 


Public review site Safewise ranks D.C. quite well as the 15th most pet-friendly region in the country. The study ranks all 50 states plus D.C. according to factors like animal cruelty laws, pet services, pet-friendly accommodations, dog parks and hiking trails, and more. 


Wallethub, another reputable review site for pet information, reviewed the 100 largest cities in the country to rank them by pet-friendliness. Washington, D.C. ranked toward the middle at 61st on the list. D.C. is a bit pricier for pets than other cities, ranking 91st in pet budget. They do a little better in other categories, ranking 41st in pet health and wellness, and 9th in outdoor pet-friendliness.

Dog parks and pet-friendly activities in Washington, D.C.

A Trust for Public Land (TPL) study reviews the nation’s 100 largest cities to see which has the most dog parks per capita. Washington, D.C. ranked 22nd at 1.9 parks per 100,000 people.


BringFido lists Washington, D.C. as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 200 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists the National Mall and the U.S. National Arboretum as popular dog-friendly attractions.

Dog ownership in Washington, D.C.

D.C. loves dogs! Forty-four percent of Washington, D.C. residents own a dog. This is above the national dog ownership rate of 40%. 


What kinds of dogs do D.C. residents love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Washington, D.C. are Labradors, Retrievers, and German Shepherds. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Basset Hounds, and Beagles. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. saved 4,185 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 553 animals were killed over this same period. 

There is one animal shelter within Washington, D.C., and it is not considered a no-kill shelter. The area has a below-average save rate of 78%. Unfortunately, this is far short of the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state.

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