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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 Illinois?

Illinois loves its pets! The state ranks very high for pet care, safety, and happiness. If you’re adopting a  new furry friend in Illinois, you’re in a great place! 


One of the top ranking sites for dog friendliness is Pawsafe. They analyze and rank each state based on factors like pet care costs, walkability scores, the number of pet-friendly rentals, and animal welfare laws.


In their study, Pawsafe rated Illinois as the third most pet-friendly state. They found that Illinois has over 800 pet-friendly accommodations, 279 dog-friendly restaurants, 286 pet-friendly attractions, and 634 pet services.


A similar study from Safewise, another reputable ranking site, also revealed Illinois to be highly pet-friendly. They rank Illinois second just behind Washington. One of the key factors in their ranking is the high number of pet-friendly rentals in the state. In fact, 35% of rentals accept pets. This is the fourth highest percentage of pet-friendly rentals by state.

Is Chicago a pet-friendly city?

In another study, WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest cities in the United States to find the most pet-friendly city. They ranked Chicago as the 64th most pet-friendly city. The city also scored 13th for pet health and wellness. However, Chicago is more expensive for pets, ranking 90th in terms of pet budget.


SmartAsset conducted a similar study and their ratings place Chicago in a more favorable light as the 16th most pet-friendly city.


Chicago has a lot going for pets including 570 dog friendly restaurants, 12 dog-friendly shopping centers, and 46 pet businesses for every 10,000 establishments. 


A different study from the Trust for Public Land (TPL) showed that Chicago has the 52nd most dog parks per capita, with 0.9 dog parks per 100,000 residents. 

A few more dog-related facts for Illinois

Despite the great numbers in Illinois, only 32% of Illinois residents own a dog, which is well below the national average of 40%. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in the state are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers. In the city of Chicago, the same three breeds are equally as popular, but there is also a keen interest in French Bulldogs and Rottweilers.


However, the state’s total pet ownership rate is far less than the national average as well, with only approximately 49% of Illinois families owning a pet of any kind.

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Illinois

Illinois saved 1,028 more animals in 2020 than in 2019. Out of 177 animal shelters, 126 are no-kill shelters. The overall save rate for the state is right around 82%. If Illinois can raise its save rate more, it will pass the 90% necessary to become a no-kill state. We hope they can do it!

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