Airedoodle: Designer Breed Profile & Care Guide
Designer breeds have become very popular in recent years, especially those whose one parent is the Poodle. Airedoodle is precisely one of those designer breeds. These dogs can make fantastic family pets and affectionate companions. However, there are some things about designer breeds that need to be made available to future owners. If you want to know more about this charming designer breed, the most essential information about them and their care is here.
As we already mentioned, the Airedoodle is a designer breed. More precisely, it is a crossbreed created by crossing two pureblooded dog breeds - the Poodle and the Airedale Terrier. Since these dogs are crossbred, that means they will inherit genetic material from two different breeds. Some believe that these crosses result in puppies with hybrid vigor, a term that describes extremely healthy offspring. However, that is not necessarily the case. Genes don’t work that way, and it is impossible to know which genetic material puppies will inherit, including genetic predispositions to diseases.
22 - 27 in
40 - 65 lb
10 -15 years
Most of us reading about Airedoodles already know what we can expect. There is usually a reason we started looking for this specific designer breed. Nevertheless, it doesn’t hurt to repeat the basic information about this crossbreed.
The first thing you should know is that Airedoodles can be of different sizes. The size of the future puppies will be determined by their Poodle parents. Poodles come in three sizes - Standard, Miniature, and Toy. Naturally, Airedoodle puppies cannot end up as large dogs if one of their parents is a Toy Poodle. Based on many Airedoodles bred so far, we can conclude that most of them are 22 - 27 inches tall and weigh 40 - 65 pounds. That also means that most Airedoodles are crosses between Airedale Terriers and Standard Poodles.
The two main things that made Poodle crossbreeds and mixes so popular are their intelligence and coat type. Poodles are incredibly intelligent, so we can fully expect that their offspring inherits that trait. However, the most interesting thing is their low-shedding hypoallergenic coat.
Unfortunately, no one can guarantee you that an Airedoodle puppy will end up with a fully hypoallergenic coat. The good news is that most puppies actually do end up with a low-shedding coat, which is a huge bonus for some owners. Airedoodles will most likely have a wiry, dense, wavy, or curly coat. That means that loose hair will stay tangled in their coat until they are thoroughly brushed.
Poodles come in all sorts of colors, and Airedale Terriers are black and tan or black and grizzle. That means that their crossbred puppies can end up with any of their coat color, combination, or shade. Most Airedoodles are black and tan, black, or brownish.
One of the things that future owners should look for is the dog’s temperament. A considerable advantage of pureblooded dog breeds is that you can be reasonably sure of what kind of temperament a puppy will have. An Airedoodle puppy will inherit character traits from its parents, which means they will be energetic, friendly, and intelligent. Of course, that is not a guarantee, but most puppies share these three traits. If properly trained and socialized, an Airedoodle will get along with other dogs, children, and adults and even learn to get along with cats.
BREEDER TIP: Airedales are a part of the Terrier family, which means they can be aggressive towards other dogs if they aren’t socialized properly. Since the Airedoodle has 50% of Airedale Terrier, you should take socialization very seriously and start the process as soon as the puppy arrives at your home.
Just because Airedoodles are crossbreeds doesn’t mean they will require a different type of care than pureblooded dogs. They are still active, intelligent dogs whose needs will be similar to the needs their parents have. If you’re thinking about getting one of these designer dogs, here are the most important things you will need to provide them with;
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No matter what genetic predispositions the Airedoodle has, its character can be heavily influenced by proper socialization. If you introduce your dog to different sights, sounds, environments, people, and other dogs, chances are they will grow up to become stable and well-behaved dogs. You can read more about puppy socialization here - Socialization tips and tricks.
Dog Breed Characteristics
All dogs need training, especially ones that come from intelligent parents. Poodles and Airedales are fairly bright, which means they can produce smart offspring. That also means the new puppies will need proper training. This will include potty training, crate training, basic obedience, and leash training. Only with these things can a dog become a fantastic family companion.
Dogs that have curly or wiry coats need a lot of brushing. This is also true for Airedoodles that will most likely end up with one of these types of coats. However, complete grooming doesn’t only include grooming. Future Airedoodle puppies will need nail trimming, proper oral hygiene (brushing at least twice a week), baths, and coat brushing. Grooming is crucial for the dog’s health as well as its appearance.
Poodles and Airedales are pretty active dogs, so their puppies will most likely take after them and be active. That means you will have to provide plenty of daily activities for your new Airedoodle puppy. Dogs that have a lot of pent-up energy and nowhere to spend it can, and most likely will, develop behavioral issues. They will look for ways to keep themselves busy and entertained, which will include biting furniture, plants, walls, their owners, and anything that will give them a chance to be entertained.
There is some truth to the hybrid vigor theory, but most of that theory concerns plants and other living things. There aren’t any studies that actually confirm hybrid vigor in dogs. That means that the Airedoodle can develop congenital disease from both sides of the family. However, dogs, in general, are healthy, and there is no reason you should expect a sick puppy if the breeder uses healthy dogs for breeding. Unfortunately, since there are no official Airedoodle breeding clubs, that is impossible to know. Here are some of the health concerns that can trouble this designer breed;
- Hip dysplasia
- Von Willebrand’s disease
- Corneal dystrophy
- Sebaceous Adenitis
The Airedoodle has an average lifespan of 10 - 15 years.
One of the problematic things with this designer dog breed is that there aren’t many breeders that are breeding them. That makes them relatively rare, which means one thing - they can fetch a high price. If you can, always visit the place where the breeder is keeping the puppies, and make sure you don’t buy from a puppy mill. The average price of an Airedoodle puppy is $1.000.
World Dog Finder team