Meet our mascot, Rocky!
This is Rocky, our Conquest Graphics mascot. Rocky is an Aussiedoodle, sometimes called an Aussiepoo, which is a mixture of Australian Sheppard and Poodle. Rocky has a fun-loving nature and he likes to play. Rocky spends many of his weekdays in the offices of Conquest Graphics where he gets a lot of attention, taking advantage of our dog-friendly work environment and policies.
Aussiedoodles are intelligent, friendly and affectionate ... and Rocky is no exception! Depending on the size of the Poodle, an Aussiedoodle can weigh as little as 25 pounds and as much as 70 pounds. Rocky weighs about 45 pounds. Aussiedoodles are an intelligent, easy to train, low-to-no shedding hybrid dog breed. They are also extremely cute, fluffy, and come in a variety of sizes and colors. Rocky is a Blue Merle Aussiedoodle, due to his markings and the color of his coat.
The activity level of Aussiedoodles is typically moderate to high. They need a good walk or active playtime each day, and they are athletic enough to participate in such dog sports as agility, flyball, obedience and rally. They can also be excellent therapy dogs.
Both Australian Shepherds and Poodles, which produce Aussiedoodles, are considered to be canine Einsteins. (We're sure that Rocky agrees.) So, it’s wise to find jobs for them that will keep them entertained and busy. Rocky responds to most everyone (and treats) to roll-over, sit, lay-down, and more.
You can teach Aussiedoodles to find and bring things to you, pull equipment around the yard, get the newspaper, and more. Keeping them occupied ensure that they don’t go off and find their own entertainment. With socialization, early training, and the use of positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play and treats, you are rewarded with a wonderful companion.
Poodles have a reputation for being hypoallergenic, meaning that they can be tolerated by people who have allergies to dogs. Because they have the Poodle in their heritage, Aussiedoodles are also sometimes promoted as being hypoallergenic. But allergies are caused not by a particular dog coat type but by dander, the dead skin cells that are shed by all dogs.There is no scientific evidence that any breed or crossbreed is more or less allergenic than any other dog. Some people with mild allergies react less severely to particular dogs, but no reputable breeder will guarantee that her dogs are hypoallergenic.
Aussiedoodle puppies are adorable, and it’s one of the reasons they are so popular and makes the Aussiedoodle a favorite. If you do choose to buy, rescue or adopt one make sure proper health testing has been done to ensure that her puppies won’t carry potentially genetic diseases. And while there are no guarantees in life, it’s also a good way to minimize the possibility of big veterinary bills in the future.
Temperament is affected partly by inheritance and partly by environment, so it can be variable. An Aussiedoodle’s temperament depends on several things: the temperaments of his parents, especially the mother, who is more likely to influence a puppy’s behavior, the amount of socialization he receives and the particular genes he inherits. In general, though, Aussiedoodles are friendly dogs who are devoted to their families.
The Australian Shepherd is a herding dog, and he likes people to stay together. If you see your Aussiedoodle trying to herd family members, especially children, by bumping or nipping at them, he’s not being aggressive; he’s following his instincts. However, throwing a ball or other toy for him to chase can be a more desired form of engagement.
An Aussiedoodle will undoubtedly be smart and highly trainable, thanks to the intelligence of both breeds and the Australian Shepherd’s strong desire to do a job. If you train an Aussiedoodle with positive reinforcement techniques, showing him what you like by rewarding him with praise, play and treats, he’s likely to learn quickly and happily.
Start training your puppy the day you bring him home. Even at eight weeks old, he is capable of soaking up everything you can teach him. Don’t wait until he is 6 months old to begin training or you will have a more headstrong dog to deal with. If possible, get him into puppy kindergarten class by the time he is 10 to 12 weeks old, and socialize, socialize, socialize. In lieu of formal training, you can begin training your puppy at home and socializing him among family and friends until puppy vaccines are completed.
Currently, Rocky is supervising our staff and ensuring they get your orders processed on time. Did we we mention that Aussiedoodles make great supervisors?
Learn more about Aussiedoodles
Email us your dog pictures and stories, and we’ll put them up on our website! Please send your stories and pictures to info@ConquestGraphics.com, with the subject line "Dog Pictures."
Pets of Conquest Calendar
Rocky the mascot also heads up an annual initiative called our Pets of Conquest Calendar. Each year, Rocky asks our clients to send us a hi-resolution photo of their pet to be considered for printing in a full-sized 12-month calendar. In 2015, we received hundreds of submissions! Each person who submitted a qualified photo was rewarded with a FREE copy of the calendar!
If you would like to purchase a pet calendar, they cost just $5. Click Here to purchase one now.