Airedoodle

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40-65 lbs
22-24"
United States

The Airedoodle is a mix between the Airedale Terrier and the Poodle. Fairly large in size, the Airedoodle will weigh on average between 40 and 60 pounds. The Airedoodle has a lot of energy and will require plenty of exercise to maintain good physical and emotional health. The coat of the hybrid can be anywhere from coarse too soft in texture and is medium long. These dogs are intelligent and typically very friendly, able to get along with other dogs and household pets. With a gentle disposition, the Airedoodle will work hard to please his owner, is loyal and fun, and enjoys being with his family. Dogs of this mix will require training and it is recommended that the breed be socialized early with children and other animals.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Airedale Terrier, Poodle

Airedoodle Health

Average Size
Height: 22-27 inches Weight: 40-65 lbs
Height: 22-24 inches Weight: 40-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Bloat
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Ataxia
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Dna For Vwd
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination

Airedoodle Breed History

The hybrid called the Airedoodle is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed past. However, the two breeds that combine to make the Airedoodle, have centuries of history. The Airedale Terrier originated in the mid-1800’s when Terriers from the River Aire in South Yorkshire were crossed with Otterhounds in order to increase their ability to hunt around water and improve their ability to scent. The breed was ultimately called the Airedale, after the region where it first existed. The Airedale Terrier served alongside troops during World War I as a guard, messenger, and hunter. Officially, the Poodle is thought to have originated in France and that the earlier ancestors of this breed were dogs with curly coats from Asia. At first, the Poodle was a water dog; later, in France, it was utilized for its excellent duck-hunting abilities. The breed has served man well as a guide dog, guard dog, service dog, and performing dog. 

Airedoodle Breed Appearance

The Airedoodle is a hybrid dog from the Airedale Terrier and Poodle, averaging anywhere from 40 to 65 pounds and standing twenty-two to twenty-six inches tall. With wiry coats, the hybrid will typically have a long snout in proportion to their overall head length. With faces that appear friendly, their head is round in shape and their ears are typically floppy. Dogs of the mix are usually squarely built with a strong and sturdy appearance. Their medium length, dense coat can range from wavy to curly and coarse to soft.

Airedoodle Breed Maintenance

The Airedoodle will likely have moderate shedding and will require regular brushing. How much shedding will be dependent on whether the coat is more like that of a Poodle, who does not shed, or an Airedale Terrier who does. The maintenance of a Poodle includes trimming, brushing and shampooing (with a dog shampoo), while the Airedale Terrier requires brushing twice a week along with shaping. The Airedoodle should have their teeth brushed regularly to ensure long term dental health and their nails should be trimmed as needed; a good sign that nail trimming time is near is when you can hear a clicking sound as your Airedoodle crosses the floor. Like many other dogs, the Airedoodle will require training from a young age. Happy to perform in obedience classes, certain commands will come easily. Behavior training will help your dog avoid developing bad habits that may be difficult to break. It is important that while you are training your dog that you don’t get impatient. It is likely that you will have to repeat the command multiple times and negative reinforcement is not recommended. Do your best to avoid keeping any frustration that you feel out of your voice. Your dog will sense you are growing frustrated and can associate training with making you unhappy. 

Airedoodle Temperament

The Airedoodle is very energetic, as well as intelligent and friendly. This curious and capable hybrid will get along well with other dogs and make great family pets and  good watchdogs. The Airedoodle is lovable and loyal and it is known that they love being with people and thrive on being a part of the family. Found to be adaptable, the Airedoodle is eager to learn, making training an enjoyable experience for both owner and canine, and basic commands will come easily to him. When training your Airedoodle you will want to stay relaxed, firm and confident as your dog will be able to feel your emotions. Early socialization is important, after which the hybrid will do well with children of all ages as well as other animals. 

Airedoodle Activity Requirements

The Airedoodle, like the Airedale Terrier and Poodle, has a lot of energy and requires significant physical activity to maintain good physical and emotional health. Daily exercise in the form of a long walk, jog or hike will be important for your dog. Supervised access to a fenced-in yard is helpful in order to allow them an area where they can run and play. Mental stimulation is also key for the Airedoodle; this can include tracking exercises, hunting, guarding, competitive obedience and police work. A home with a fenced in yard in ideal for the Airedoodle so that he can get some energy out on a daily basis in addition to his training and walks.

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