Dog Breed Profile

Poo-Ton History

The Poo-Ton, also known as a Mini Australian Shepherd, is a mixed-breed dog resulting from breeding an Australian Shepherd with a Miniature Pinscher. The 2000 American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC) registration survey listed the ratio of male to female pups at 5:1 for males and 1:1 for females. The ASPCA lists the height range of the purebred Australian Shepherd at 22–26.5 inches (56–67 centimeters), while the AHTNA lists the height of the purebred Miniature Pinscher at 8–11.5 inches (20–29.2 centimeters). The ratio 5:1 for males and 1:1 for females suggests that the AHC registered a very small percentage of females. The AHC states that it registers dogs in all sizes, colors, and coat types. The AHC also states that it registers the following hybrids: the Aussie-Poo (Australian Shepherd/Poodle), the “Poo-Kee” (Aussie/Yorkie), the “Poo-Chi” (Aussie/Chihuahua), the “Doodle” (Aussie/Miniature Schnauzer), the “Pooch” (Aussie/Corgi), the “Poddle” (Aussie/

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Poo-Ton Physical Characteristics

The Poo-Ton is a small, medium-to-large-sized, short-haired, teddy bear breed that typically stands between 13 and 15 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 20 and 40 pounds. Their short coat is white or cream colored with a black saddle on the back. They have large round eyes and a muzzle with a turned up nose. The Poo-Ton has a curly tail that is carried low. They are sweet, loving, and playful.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Cream, White, Black, Gray, Brown, Sable

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 11 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 8 – 15 lbs

Female Weight Range: 7 – 14 lbs

Poo-Ton Health

Description of breed health.


12-16 yrs

Poo-Ton Health Concerns

Sebaceous Adenitis, Hip Dysplasia, Addison’s Disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Entropion, Corneal Dystrophy, Pateller Luxation

Poo-Ton Temperament and Behaviour

The Poo-Ton is a lively and cheerful dog with a lot of energy. They are extremely protective of their families, and are also friendly and kind towards people and other pets. They are intelligent and easy to train, and they love to learn. They are highly energetic and require a lot of exercise, so they are not recommended for families with young children.

Poo-Ton Activity Requirements

Poo-Tons are a high-energy, medium-sized dog that is used for herding purposes. While they were originally bred for farm work, they can still be found in that type of environment today. Because they are a herding dog, Poo-Tones like to be busy. They are happiest when they have a job to do. They are highly energetic and need a good amount of exercise and mental stimulation. Poo-Tones can be great pets for people who have an active lifestyle. They love to be outside and are involved in many different sports, such as flyball and agility. If you are looking for a high-energy pet, a Poo-Tone may be right for you.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Poo-Ton is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Poo-Ton is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Poo-Ton is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Poo-Ton is part of the Unclassified group.

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