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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. They’re medium-sized dogs with a wiry coat and a long snout in proportion to their heads. The head is round with floppy ears, and they have a strong, sturdy appearance and a square-shaped build.

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

Airedoodle Puppies


If you’re looking for an Airedoodle, it’s good to know that there are several qualified and skilled breeders able to create a healthy puppy for you. We highly recommend researching and looking up as many breeders as possible before you purchase your Airedoodle.

You will likely find that each breeder is unique and has something unique to offer. It’s also easier to explain what you want to a breeder you are familiar with and trust. There are enough breeders out there that if you don’t feel comfortable, you can move on.

If your heart is set on adopting a dog, you can ask your local shelter if there are dog mixes that resemble the Airedoodle. You might be lucky enough to find an Airedoodle, but it might be rare.

3 Little-Known Facts About the Airedoodle

1. King of Terriers

The Airedale Terrier is the largest Terrier, nicknamed King of the Terriers.

2. 400 + year Old Parent Breed

The Poodle began as a water retriever in Germany over 400 years ago.

3. Smarty Pant Parents

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

Parent Breeds of the Airedoodle
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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 excellent 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, quickly learn tricks, and can solve most puzzles. They are also crafty and will find ways to communicate with you to tell you 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 excessive barkers, and they are great for apartments and urban locations.

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.

Airedoodle Dog Breed
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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 them close to 3 cups per day. You want to use 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 active dogs that like to play. They love to walk and games of fetch, so you must 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 an additional 30 minutes with your pet to keep them happy.

Training 🦮

Training your Airedoodle is a breeze because they are eager to learn and 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 and repeat 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, 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 complicated than 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 since knotted hair can pull on the skin and become painful. You will also be required to trim the nails 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 to the vet. However, there are a few conditions 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. The signs include a cloudy or foggy-looking eye, and you should take your pet to the vet immediately.

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

  • Obesity

Another condition affecting all breeds is obesity. A medical condition can cause obesity, but often, it’s 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. Besides the slight size difference, there is little to distinguish 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 that we have enticed you to investigate them further. If you have found it helpful, please share this in-depth guide to the Airedoodle on Facebook and Twitter.

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