The Airedoodle is a large dog that developed by crossing the Airedale Terrier and the Poodle. Known for their gentle temperament and loyalty, Airedoodles make great family dogs. They have a muscular, squarely-built, sturdy body, well-shaped legs, slightly long face, dark almond-shaped eyes, hanging ears, black nose, and a straight, hairy tail.
|Also known as||Airedalepoo, Airedale Terrier Poodle Mix|
|Coat||Dense, soft, wiry, coarse, medium|
|Colors||Black, Black, and Brown, Black and White, Golden, White (black and black and tan being most well-known with/without white markings)|
|Type||Terrier, Companion Dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||10-15 years|
|Height (Size)||Medium; 22-26 inches (adult)|
|Weight||40-65 pounds (full grown)|
|Personality Traits||Loyal, energetic, affectionate, intelligent, friendly|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Climate Compatibility||Comfortable with all climates|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
The Airedoodle is almost a no-complaint dog. This extremely modest and gentle breed has a sweet disposition. For this very simple reason, they do well with kids and fellow pets, including other dogs. However, they might show occasional streaks of stubbornness.
Apart from its high level of intelligence, it is also very energetic, loving to play with any member of the family. They prefer one to one fun games like ball throwing, rough-housing, etc. Their eagerness to please makes them pick up training quickly.
Since they are fond of their masters and family members, they do not appreciate loneliness. They are prone to develop naughtiness like chewing things, digging, etc., if left in seclusion for a prolonged period. This breed is not comfortable in small apartments, needing a large space.
Except for a few instances of stubbornness, training this breed is easy. Here is what you can teach your Airedoodle:
Start training your airedoodle puppy to learn to live alone from time to time, though in the beginning keep it short. Leave your house for 5-10 minutes initially, and stay assertive. Once you return, do not indulge in displaying immense affection towards your dog as it will make him conscious. After repeating this for few weeks, once your pet is accustomed to living for a while in your absence, increase the time gradually to 20/30 minutes, and then for almost an hour. Your dog is sure to get used to it in a positive way.
Channelize its intelligent and playful nature positively by teaching it tricks. Train it how to ride a skateboard. However, do not begin right away. You might only terrify your pup by the sound and the movement of the board. Initially, put the board upside down, and roll the wheels, as your dog inspects what is going on, and learn to understand. Continue this for a few days. Later, take your dog in an open ground and roll the skateboard, or ride on it yourself. This activity would amuse your dog. Gradually, try to make your dog stand on the board, and keep rewarding it from time to time, as and when it shows interest. Begin with gliding the board slowly, to and fro, and show your dog that you are pleased with its success. Continue with this again for a few days, and increase the gliding time every day, slowly. Your dog would not take long to get used to the fun in gliding.
Teach your dog to stay busy with itself with brain-teasing riddles and puzzle toys like Odin puzzle, treat maze, spinner puzzle, stickball, etc. Such games will not merely give it a good brain exercise (and keep it as intelligent and ever), but also keep it busy when alone, as well as from developing any naughty or destructive behavior.
Being a large breed, it needs to be fed accordingly with daily diets rich in proper nutrients. Approximately 2.5 to 3 cups of dry dog food daily, divided into two halves is right for them.
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