Welcome to Lakeside Farm Puppies!

Lakeside Farm Puppies raises healthy, socialized Mini Aussiedoodles (a hybrid of the Australian Shepherd and a Poodle, resulting in a wonderful low-shedding family member), as well as occasional litters of AKC Mini Australian Shepherds (Aussies). We are centrally located in Illinois, meaning we can quickly ship to just about anywhere in the US.

Please take a few minutes to explore our website for more information and to see our Mini Aussiedoodles.

Our goal is to produce healthy and well socialized puppies that will fit your needs. Our Mini Aussiedoodles combine the sensitive, non-shedding Poodle with the intelligent Australian Shepherd, resulting in an adorable, family-friendly puppy with hypoallergenic qualities.

If you’re interested in adding one of our sweet puppies to your family, visit our Puppies page to see who’s available. You can also learn more About Us, or see pictures of our puppies’ Parents. Click here to view some of our Previous Litters.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us, or Call 618-554-5140. If you do call, please leave a message as we might not be near the phone – we’ll return your call just as soon as possible.

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About Our Mini-Aussiedoodles

Mini Aussiedoodles are friendly, affectionate, loyal to their family, very smart, trainable, and great companion animals. They usually have lots of energy and get along well with children and other animals. They will do best in a home with a yard, but with proper exercise and lots of attention, these dogs can adapt to more confined living conditions as well. Plenty of exercise and lots of loving attention are important to keep your puppy/dog healthy and happy. Daily walks and a place where they can engage in active play time should be sufficient.

Aussiedoodles may occasionally inherit a herding instinct from the Australian Shepherd side of the family and attempt to “herd” family members. Early and consistent training can curb any of these tendencies. The Aussie’s loyal nature also makes it more difficult for an older dog to adjust to a new home. However, we have adopted older dogs and it worked out fine, but it did take some patience, time, and lots of love and attention. Proper socialization and consistent training at a young age are crucial in producing an adult dog that is well mannered and well behaved. So, be sure to set aside some time each day to spend time with your puppy. It will be well worth your time and efforts!


Jazz is doing awesome and has lots of energy and is super smart. She loves to watch football on TV and barks at the TV too whenever there is a dog on.  She has quite the personality.  And she is sassy too (lol) she actually talks back if I yell at her…. everybody gets a kick out of it …

Jazz  is my little buddy. We go everywhere together!

–Sherry M.

Hi Joyce and Josh.

I just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying Ozzie/Frosty. You and your girls must interact with your puppies a lot, because he immediately felt comfortable with everyone in our house and follows the kids around. He has a fantastic personality and just loves being in the middle of everything. He is also sleeping through the night in a crate perfectly. We think he’s just adorable! And, yes, that’s him in a baby carrier. We took he and our other dog on a 2.5 mile walk today. We didn’t think he’d make it so we brought the carrier. He ended up walking the whole way, though!! We are just so impressed with him! He is exactly the dog we were looking for. The only problem we are having is that two of my kids are fighting over him constantly because they each want to hold him all the time. 😂 Thank you

–The DeMeritts

Here’s Bella (aka Cookie) checking out the plants in our backyard. She traveled well yesterday. She’s doing very well. Took her for a vet visit today. She’s in great health. Thanks again for helping us adopt her.

–Kip S.

Hello Raber Family –
Just wanted to send you a picture of Ernie (new name is “Bear”. He loves living on the Intracoastal waterway and my parents think he is the greatest thing since grandchildren!! He is potty trained, crate trained and learning new tricks. He loves all people, other dogs and doesn’t bark at all. His eyes and coloring are just beautiful and everyone stops to ask about him. Thanks for sharing your special puppy with our family. When I am ready for my own dog, you will be the first person I contact. God bless you all!!


Coco has been such a joy — everyone wants to take her home. In lieu of that (I’d never give her up!), they want to know where I got her. So, of course, I let them know. They want a puppy that looks just like her to which I just laugh as all puppies (as humans) are different. At any rate, I appreciate you so much for the wonderful job you do in breeding and caring for the puppies. I could attach dozens of pictures, but I’ll have to just pick a few.

–Pat L

I’m sending photos of Cory and the kids – he’s really gotten big ! I thought you might want to put some of the photos on your website. Would you believe I’ve taught him to stand on his hind legs and “dance”. He’s so smart!

–The Sekhons

Echo is so cute. The girls changed his name to Charlie Cole. The girls had to go on a scavenger hunt to find him under the Christmas tree. Our older dog Jackson who is a rescue dog likes him as well. Bless you and your family.

–Brandy Franklin

As a first time dog owner, I was worried about bringing home a puppy I had never met before, but Ziggy is everything Josh and Joyce said he was and more! He is sweet, cuddly, playful, smart and such a happy and confident little guy. He is loved by everyone he meets and I get so many compliments on his good looks and temperament. He was so easy to train and knows several tricks (sit, down, shake, give kisses, play dead, spin, high five, wave and more!) and even started ringing a bell to go potty the very first week I brought him home (at approximately 10 weeks old). He absolutely loves to play with other dogs and shows no fear around them, even with the largest dogs at his daycare center. When we’re at home, he never leaves my side. I call him my little shadow because he follows me everywhere. He’s almost 8 months old now and still has a lot of puppy energy, but he also loves to just relax on the couch next to me when I’m watching tv. He truly is the best dog ever and I couldn’t be more in love!

–Jenna Ellingson

Winston is such a great little dog.  We could not love him more.  He is buddies with our two cats, and we cannot go anywhere with him without stopping traffic.  People love his eyes and personality.  He is about 10 lbs.  He even has his Mother’s dark stripe markings.  The first picture below is from the day we brought him home and the last is one of our latest pictures of him.

–Karen and Steve Styza

Hi Raber family. Just wanted to touch base to let you know Lola (we renamed her. Hope you don’t mind) is doing great and is so loved. We are getting. Assistance with her training. Trainer loves her personality and is really impressed with her intelligence as well. Our older children who are at home are absolutely smitten with her. It’s been quite amazing and she’s simply gorgeous and fun to have.

–Eric Maidenberg.

As for Sonya, my daughter is totally in love with her!! She did however change her name to “Bella”!! They are the best of friends and do everything together. She is very smart and has already mastered sit, stay, roll over, shake, high five, rings a bell on our door to go outside when she needs to pee or poop, and will jump into her arms from the ground!! Everyday she teaches her something new!!  Oh and yes she sleeps in the bed with her all the time!

We can’t say how much we love this sweet puppy you entrusted us with. We promise to always love and treasure her for the rest of her life!

–The Thompson’s

I want you to know how grateful we are to have met you and wanted to say thank you so much for the gift of Mira! She has been such a beautiful addition to our family! 🙂

–Phil and Andrea M. 

Zoe (Sierra) is 15#, and 15″ tall and is doing very good. We both say she is the best dog we have ever had. She is very smart. We have to spell a lot around her because she knows what we are saying. She loves to play, has lots of energy, and never meets a stranger. We take her everywhere with us. She loves to ride. I guess riding in the truck for 12 hrs to get home helped. Everyone brags on her colors and coat. We couldn’t be more pleased!

–Tom and Marsha E.

We can happily say our girl Poppy (Sapphire) is growing and learning tricks everyday. She has such a sweet and energetic side. She makes our family. 🙂 We could not love her more!

–Coy, Amber, Libby, Lance, Leah, Tucker, and Poppy H.

Thank you Josh and Joyce for our beautiful Mocha! She is a joyful addition to our family. Not only is she beautiful, loving and super soft… she is also SUPER SMART! At 4 months old, she already rings a bell when she wants out to go potty. She quickly learns household routines and tricks like sit and giving us her paw to “shake.” She has a gentle nature and always loves to play with our 9 and 10 year old boys. We hope to get her a little brother or sister from your farm sometime soon!”

–The Bhasins