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Airedoodle (Airedale Terrier & Poodle Mix): Info, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts

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Height: 22 – 27 inches
Weight: 40 – 60 pounds
Lifespan: 10 -15 years
Colors: Black and tan, Black, Blue, Brindle
Suitable for: Children, Single people, couples, elderly folks, families
Temperament: Intelligent, energetic, friendly, and  curious

The Airedoodle is a hybrid of the Airedale Terrier and the Poodle. It’s a medium to large-sized dog with a wiry coat and a long snout in proportion to its head. The head is round with floppy ears. They have a strong, sturdy appearance and have a square-shaped build.

The Airedoodle is a new breed and is just becoming popular due to its friendly outgoing nature and unique look. Both of its parents are extremely popular breeds that have been around for hundreds of years.divider 10

Airedoodle Puppies – What You Should Know Before You Buy…


3 Little-Known Facts About the Airedoodle

1. King of Terriers

The Airdale Terrier parent of the Airedoodle is the largest terrier, nicknamed King of the Terriers.

2. 400 + year old parent breed

The Poodle parent of the Airedoodle began as a water retriever in Germany more than 400 years ago.

3. Smarty pant parents

The Poodle parent of the Airedoodle is the second smartest dog breed, beaten only by the Border Collie.

The parents of Airedoodle
The parents of Airedoodle. Left: Airedale Terrier (Nam Collins, Unsplash) | Right: Poodle (Tra Tran, Unsplash)

Temperament & Intelligence of the Airedoodle 🧠

The Airedoodle is friendly and energetic. They love to play games like fetch, and also like to go on long walks. They get along well with other pets, and they are curious, so they make great watchdogs. They are very loyal and like to stay close to family members. They also want to learn and enjoy training exercises that bring them praise and treats.

They are extremely intelligent and quickly learn tricks and can solve most puzzles presented to them. They are also crafty and will find ways to communicate with you to let you know what they want.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 🏡

Yes, the Airedoodle is an excellent family dog and prefers the company of humans over being alone. Plenty of early socialization will help them get along better with pets and children, but they rarely have any problems in most situations. They are not much for barking, so they are great for apartments and cities.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets? 🐶 😽

Yes, the Airedoodle enjoys the company of other pets and will often engage in games and horseplay with them. If you socialize them early, they will get along with other pets even better and will have no problem making friends on walks or when traveling.

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Things to Know When Owning an Airedoodle

The Airedoodle is not a difficult dog to parent, but there are some things you might want to consider before you make any commitments.

Food and Diet Requirements 🦴

Because the Airedoodle is a medium to large-sized dog, you can expect to feed it close to three cups per day. You want to use a high-quality food that contains whole meats and vegetables and avoid table food and treats as much as possible, so you don’t start a system that can lead to obesity and other health problems. Occasional treats are ok, but you should always try to get your dog to do some mental or physical exercise before they receive a treat.

Avoid using grain-free dog foods until you talk to your vet, as you should before switching to any brand of specialty food.

Daily Exercise Requirements 🐕

Airedoodles are extremely active dogs that like to play. They love to walk and games of fetch, so you will need to put aside at least a half-hour each day to devote to exercising with your pet. This half-hour will likely be enough on some days, but on other days, you may find your dog eager for a few more minutes of play. Often, you will need to spend and additional 30-minutes with your pet to keep them happy.

Training 🦮

Training your Airedoodle is a breeze because they are very eager to learn as well as please you. They learn very quickly, and after they catch on to a trick or two, you might find yourself teaching them multiple tricks at once. After a few tries, they will complete tricks on the first command, and they are also capable of complex multistep tricks.

To teach your Airedoodle how to do a new trick stand in front of them repeating a phrase like sit, stay, or paw. When your pet figures out what you are asking of it and completes the trick, let them have a treat. Repeat this training session one or two more times, and then try it a few times the next day and each day after until your pet learns the trick and does it on the first command.

Grooming ✂️

Grooming your Airedoodle is a little more difficult than some other breeds with short straight hair. Your Airedoodle is going to require regular trimmings, as well as brushing and shampooing to keep their hair looking the best. It can also improve their well-being as knotted hair can pull on the skin and become painful.

You will also be required to trim the nail and brush the teeth of your Airedoodle regularly to promote dental health.

Health and Conditions ❤️

There are not a lot of health problems associated with the Airedoodle, and they should live for many years with very few trips o the vet. However, there are a few different things that can sneak in, so let’s take a look at them now.

Minor Conditions
  • Cataracts

Dogs can get cataracts the same as humans do. A change in the water balance of your eye lens is the primary cause, and it results in a cloudy lens. The cloud prevents light from hitting the retina, which makes it harder to see and can cause blindness.

Symptoms include a cloudy or foggy looking eye, and you should take your pet to the vet immediately if you notice this symptom

  • Bloat

Bloat is a common condition in dogs that requires immediate medical attention. Bloat is when your dog’s stomach fills with gas, fluids, or liquids and puts pressure on the internal organs. It can reduce blood flow to the heart and tear the stomach. Symptoms can come on very quickly and include drooling, restlessness, pacing, and failed attempts to vomit.

Serious Conditions
  • Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a disease that resembles arthritis in dogs that can affect any breed but is especially prevalent in larger dogs. The medium to large size Airedoodle is prone to this disease, especially if you don’t get them the exercise they require, and they become obese.

Early symptoms include lethargy, difficulty getting up or sitting down, and even whimpering. If you experience your pet displaying any of these symptoms, we recommend getting them to the vet immediately.

  • Obesity

Another major condition affecting all breeds of dogs is obesity. A medical condition can cause obesity, but often its caused by improper diet paired with little or no exercise. Obesity is especially prevalent in larger, more active breeds that struggle to get the large amounts of exercise that they require to stay healthy and stave off obesity.

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Male vs Female

The female Airedoodle is slightly smaller than the male Airedoodle, but unless they were standing next to each other, you wouldn’t notice the difference. Other than the slight size difference, there is very little to tell the males from the female Airedoodles.

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The  Airedoodle, or Airedale Poodle Mix, is a fun pet that’s still relatively new to the united states. You can be one of the first to own this unique and intelligent breed. The price is a little high, but the Airedale Poodle Mix’s lifespan is long. We hope that you have enjoyed reading about the Airedoodle and we have enticed you to investigate them further. If you have found nit helpful, please share this in-depth guide to the Airedoodle on Facebook and Twitter.

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