Here’s a big dog with a big heart! The Airedoodle is the wonderful result of a cross between a Standard Poodle and an Airedale Terrier. They are full of energy and want nothing more than to have fun with their owners outdoors. Although this breed may seem self-sufficient, and they don’t mind spending time alone every once in a while, they love and crave human companionship. This pup is a great candidate for the position of your new best friend forever!
When it comes to this breed, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where and when it originated due to its mixed nature. This pup likely existed as a result of accidental breeding long before any intentional efforts to bring the Poodle and the Airedale Terrier began. It is probably the case that intentional breeding of the Airedoodle first began sometime after the 1980s in North America since that is when the craze for hybrid dogs took off.
The Airedoodle is an incredibly gentle pup. This breed is known to stay calm and level-headed, and rarely does an Airedoodle get aggressive. It is because of their calm and loving nature that they make such wonderful additions to families with children. They are highly affectionate and possess a great deal of intelligence. Due to their smarts, they are relatively easy to train. These pups love to please their owners and want nothing more than to play a fun game of fetch. They are fairly active dogs who should get regular exercise to keep them happy and healthy. The Airedoodle loves to be around humans and gets along with almost everyone (other animals included). It is a good idea not to leave this pooch alone for too long as they may begin to miss you a little too much and resort to destructive behaviors. Spend time with your Airedoodle puppy’s Poodle and Airedale Terrier parents to get a fair idea of the kind of temperament your pup may grow up to have.
There is quite a bit of variation when it comes to Airedoodle size due to the mixed nature of this breed and the lack of any set breeding standards. However, these dogs usually grow up to be medium-sized. You can expect an Airedoodle puppy to grow up to be anywhere between 40 to 60 pounds in weight and stand around 22 to 26 inches tall.
When compared to both the Poodle and Airedale Terrier breeds, the Airedoodle is a relatively healthy pup thanks to some level of hybrid vigour that this breed has due to greater variation in the gene pool from mixed breeding. However, if the pup has unhealthy parents, the chances of the Airedoodle developing certain illnesses increases. It is necessary to ask your breeder for the health clearances of both parent dogs before getting your puppy. Do not buy from breeders that cross dogs that are younger than 2 years old since most genetic illnesses begin to show symptoms around that age. Regular checkups at the vet’s clinic should be enough to ensure that your Airedoodle pup is growing up happily and healthily. Any potential issues can be caught and treated early on this way. Some issues that your Airedoodle may be predisposed to include bloat, hip dysplasia, and dermatitis.
The Airedoodle is a big pup with equally large amounts of energy, and this pup is positively bursting at the seams with it! They need a lot of rigorous exercises daily, and a life cooped up indoors can be severely detrimental to their health. They love to run, fetch, swim, hike, just name it! If they do not get to release their pent-up energy through a play session that is at least an hour to thirty minutes long, they will become destructive. The Poodle genes also make this pooch incredibly smart, which means the Airedoodle will need a fair bit of mental stimulation as well. Due to their size and strength, they may not be the best choice for novice owners when it comes to training. Early socialization and training are necessary with this breed so that there are no dominance issues in the future.
Nutritional needs vary from one Airedoodle to the next, but a general estimate of the amount of food these pups may need is anywhere between 2.5 to 3.5 cups of high-quality dry dog food a day. It is best o divide this up into two to three servings to prevent bloat.
The Airedoodle generally has a coat that is quite dense and can have a varying degree of curliness depending on which parent they take after. The coat will grow to about a medium to long length and is generally low-shedding.
Airedoodles need regular brushing to make sure their coat stays healthy and free of tangles or matted fur. Bathe them only when necessary, as excessive interaction with soap and water may dry out their skin. Make sure their eyes and ears stay cleans and free of any debris. If their nails don’t wear away naturally, make sure you have them trimmed.
On average, an Airedoole puppy will cost around $1000.