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Airedoodle Dog Breed Pictures, Characteristics and Facts

Airedoodle

The Airedoodle is one of the newest “Doodle” crosses to gain popularity, but now that they’re here, they’re sure to stay. A mix between the confident Airedale Terrier and the regal Standard Poodle, this newer cross is sure to keep turning heads for years to come. 

The Airedale Shepherd’s parent breeds have both high energy and lots of love to give. The Airedale Terrier is sometimes known as the King of the Terriers. They are a unique-looking sporting breed with a long snout and curly hair. Their distinguished face also makes them easily recognizable. People often unfairly dismiss the Poodle as a prissy show dog. In reality, they are just as capable of being driven sporting or working dogs. They boast an incredible intelligence. Because of this, they do best when they have a “job” to do.

The Airedoodle’s status as a crossbreed means that they’re unlikely to be found up for adoption. Still, there are millions of dogs waiting for homes in shelters. When looking for a specific breed, make an effort to adopt from a shelter or rescue. It’s important to keep in mind that given how uncommon the Airedoodle is and how similar they may appear to other breeds, they might not be recognized by shelters and may simply be listed as a mix.

Airedale Terrier and Poodle Pictures

Airedoodle
(Photo Credit Left to Right: Sascha Schuermann/Getty, dageldog/Getty)

Airedoodle Highlights

  • For dog parents who enjoy mental stimulation like trick training and burning off lots of energy, the Airedoodle is a loyal match.
  • The Airedoodle is typically easy to train and responsive to their dog parents. However, with such a high drive dog with endless energy, it’s important to make training consistent and positive. Daily training sessions of around five to ten minutes help this breed keep on track. Additionally, basic obedience classes with a professional trainer can be helpful. Since this breed craves mental engagement, they can be trained for a variety of tasks beyond typical obedience.
  • The Airedoodle is loyal and intelligent, but not for beginner dog parents. They can be strong-willed and hard to exercise properly. Ideally, they love walks or hikes for several hours daily. This isn’t reasonable for all dog parents, but without proper stimulation, the Airedale Shepherd will grow bored and frustrated- regardless of how much love there is for them.

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Airedoodle History

The Airedoodle is a mixed breed, so they don’t have history as their own breed. Both parent breeds, however, are well known and loved. The Airedale Terrier originated in the Aire Valley of Yorkshire. Although their high drive and intelligence makes them wonderful as a sporting breed, they are also beloved as an energetic companion. The Standard Poodle is an old breed that has held many uses over the years. They are renowned as talented duck retrievers, circus performers, showdogs, and more. From the 1950s on, the Poodle held the title of most popular dog breed in America. Their popularity remains today, where they are most often a household pet, not a working dog.

Airedoodle Size

The Airedoodle is a medium to large sized mixed breed. They have no breed standard, so their coats may be found in a variation of colors; often, they favor variations of black and tan. They will typically have wiry coats like the Airedale Terrier.

Airedoodle Personality

Airedoodles are often good-natured and loving, but also can be high energy and have overprotective tendencies with family members. It’s crucial to work on socialization from a young age for this breed, as they need many opportunities to burn their energy off; reactivity to people or other dogs will limit them. Training them consistently when young will ultimately improve their quality of life (and yours) as an adult. It’s important to work on positive reinforcement training consistently and firmly, and to bring in a professional trainer if you feel that you’re starting to see behavioral issues.

Airedoodle Health

While Airedoodles originating from responsible breeders are often healthy, there are some genetic predispositions towards health issues to be aware of with this crossbreed. 

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Obesity
  • Cataracts
  • Allergies

Airedoodle Care

The Airedoodle, like most breed dog, needs daily exercise to feel content and relaxed. With that being said, their exercise requirements are much higher than most similar-sized breeds. Ideally, this breed should receive at least an hour to two-hour long walk daily — but that isn’t enough to tire them out entirely. Additionally, they enjoy indoor or outdoor play like fetch or tug-of-war, and having a fenced backyard to burn off that energy is pretty much a must-have for the breed. The Airedale Shepherd is not a good fit for apartment dwellers, as their energy and size simply makes small spaces unsuitable for the breed.

Airedoodle Feeding

The Airedoodle should be fed a diet consistent with that of a medium to large sized breed with high energy levels. They may enjoy seeking games such as hidden treats around the backyard in order to burn off some extra energy. Other food motivated tasks, like snuffle mats or filled toys, can help stimulate this breed’s active mind; they are often motivated by harder puzzle toys as well. Because all dogs are unique in their diet requirements, it’s best to consult your veterinarian to determine the best food to feed your pup.

Airedoodle Coat Color And Grooming

The Airedoodle’s coat requires regular maintenance. They have thick, curly or wiry coats contributed by both breeds. Wiry-coated dogs often need regular maintenance and shaping, usually by a professional groomer. Brushing should be performed at least several times a week to reduce shedding and mats, and encourage cleanliness. During summer months, this grooming may need to increase. Poodles are regarded as a hypoallergenic breed, but not all Doodle crosses will be low shedders. Bathing is to be done on an as-needed basis, rarely more than once a month. As with all dog breeds, be sure to check on nail maintenance.

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Airedoodle Children And Other Pets

The Airedoodle is often great with kids, other dogs, and any other pets. Supervision may be needed with young children if the dog is easily excitable, as they may accidentally bowl over a child. This breed can sometimes have a dominant personality, so it’s important to socialize with other dogs from a young age to decrease the risk of reactivity.

Airedoodle Rescue Groups

There are no breed-specific rescues for the Airedoodle as they are a mixed breed. However, you can often find similar mixes of the Airedale Terrier or Standard Poodle. Additionally, similar breeds like the Labradoodle or Goldendoodle may be available in local shelters. Whatever the circumstances, try opening your home to a rescue pup.

Alva Thomas
Alva Thomas
Alva Thomas expert in training and caring for pet dog breeds. Whether he spending quality time with her own furry companions or contributing to websites such as Dogsbreed.org and Animalpet.com, dedicated to our canine.

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