Mix: 1/2 Airedale Terrier & 1/2 Poodle
Size: approximately 40 – 60 pounds, and 22 – 26 inches tall
Coat: Coat is medium long, and can range from wavy to curly. It can be coarse to soft in texture and be found in a variety of colors. Options for coat colors range from black, tan, gray, apricot, brown, and cream colors. Low to no shedding.
*Many people with allergies prefer Poodle mixes as their fur is more hypoallergenic than most dogs (a characteristic inherited from the Poodle)
An Airedoodle is a mix between an Airedale Terrier and a Poodle. They are a fairly large dog weighing in at anywhere from 40 – 60 pounds and standing approximately 22 – 26 inches tall. Their larger size and energy level do not make them ideal for apartment dwellers as they ideally will require a larger space and preferably a yard. They are highly energetic and will need to be exercised regularly to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. Their coat can range from a coarse to soft texture, is medium long, and can range from slightly wavy to curly. These dogs are very intelligent, generally very friendly, and will most often get along well with other dogs. Although they tend to roughhouse a bit during play, they can be fantastic family dogs. They are quite lovable and loyal and relish being with people.
When considering the nature of the Airedoodle, you must consider the characteristics of both the Airedale Terrier and the Poodle separately in order to determine the characteristics the Airedoodle may exhibit.
The Airedale Terrier is an alert and energetic breed. They are not aggressive, but fearless, and quite willing to stand up for themselves rather than back down. They have a sweet disposition and are considered to be loyal and devoted companions. They are very intelligent, but stubborn, so while they are capable of learning tricks, they may decide to interpret the trick to suit themself and not you! They are known to have a mischievous side as they are chewers, diggers, and thieves of household items that have not been put away. As great hunters, they enjoy chasing small animals and usually are not recommended for households with cats. They can be an excellent family dog although they tend to play very rough and can hurt small children without meaning to so caution should be taken. Allowing an Airedale to feel included in family activities will result in a well-adjusted and happy pet. They do not do well when ignored, or confined to the outside. This breed remains highly energetic their entire lives, so lots of exercise is imperative to minimize misbehaviors. However, as with most dogs, the Airedale will generally calm down a great deal with age.
The Poodle comes in three different sizes, toy (10” and under, 6-9 1bs.), miniature (10-15”, 15-17 1bs.), and standard (over 15”, 45-70 1bs.). The Poodle has been cited as being the 2nd most intelligent breed of dog. Their exceptional intelligence, paired with the fact that they are generally very eager to please, empowers them to excel in obedience training. They learn quickly and will delight in showing off their new tricks. Poodles are generally very easy to housebreak. They are loyal and devoted companions, extremely people-oriented, and crave lots of love and attention. They are typically calm, good natured, with a sweet temperament, and the ability to bond with all members of their human family. The standard poodle, in particular, does extremely well in families with young children, while the toy and miniatures fair better with older children. Poodles do not do well in households where they will be left alone for long periods of time, left outside, or bound to one room of the house. Poodles have an extremely low-shedding, dense coat which is either curly or corded and should be groomed every 6 – 8 weeks to prevent mats and tangles. If you should so decide, their coat can also be kept short for low-maintenance. Poodles come in a variety of colors such as silver, cream, gray, blue, black, white, apricot, red, caf-au-lait, brown, and parti-colored. The Poodle is oftentimes referred to as the hypo-allergenic dog. But, while there truly is no such thing as a completely hypo-allergenic dog, they are unquestionably more compatible with allergic persons than other breeds. Being classified as highly energetic, the poodle, like most dogs, will appreciate daily exercise, such as a walk, play session, or a run at the dog park.
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