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Weight: 40-60 lbs.
Energy Level: High
The Airedoodle is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-15 years
The Airedoodle is a hybrid breed of the Poodle and the Airedale Terrier. This breed is considered to be a healthy and hearty dog and does not have any major health concerns that you need to be worried about.
While major health issues do not exist, there are some secondary conditions that you need to pay attention to. These include hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, progressive retinal atrophy, allergies, and Von Willebrand’s Disease.
Hip dysplasia is a condition that occurs when your Airedoodle has a deformed hip joint or the joint does not fit into the socket. This causes the cartilage to wear down quickly and will cause unnecessary force and pressure on the joint. This condition is painful for your pup and may cause your them to experience trouble when he attempts to sit or stand.
Hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when there is problem with your dog’s thyroid and it does not function as it should. Often times, when there is a problem with your puppy’s thyroid, you will notice that he or she either does not gain weight or is obese.
Another condition to watch out for that occurs with the eyes is progressive retinal atrophy. This disease often occurs slowly over time and will eventually lead to blindness at night.
Your Airedoodle may suffer from some allergies and they can be in the form of eye allergies, skin allergies, or many other types. You will often notice that there is an allergy problem when your pup’s skin is irritated, red, or inflamed. If you think that your Airedoodle has any allergies, speak with your veterinarian.
Lastly, your Airedoodle may have a blood disorder known as Von Willebrand’s Disease. This disorder occurs when there are not enough proteins in the blood to allow the platelets to clot.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Airedoodle is often referred to as a dog that is smart, good natured, well-mannered, and affectionate. You will find that this breed is very loyal to you and will stick by your side. It is not uncommon to find that your Airedoodle has a bit of a stubborn side from time to time which can lead to some frustration or difficulty with training.
You may quickly notice that your Airedoodle is a bit mischievous at times and may put his or her nose where it does not belong. This breed is not prone to separation anxiety, but can become destructive when left alone in your home for a long period of time.
This breed needs to receive physical and mental stimulation to wear him or her out. You can send children outside to play with your pup as he or she will keep them entertained. Your Airedoodle is friendly with other pets and children.
You should walk your pup once or twice per day and socialize him or her with other pets when possible.
The Airedoodle is easy to train, but as mentioned above can be a bit stubborn at times. You need to remain consistent when you train your puppy. You will find that this breed strives to please you and picks up on new commands quickly and easily.
The Airedoodle does shed a bit and you will need to brush his or her coat once per day to remove loose hairs and tangles. You do not need to bathe him or her often and you should only bathe your pup when he or she is stinky or dirty.
When you are bathing your pup, choose a mild shampoo from the local pet store that will not remove the natural oils from your dog’s skin.
In addition to the occasional bath, you need to clean your Airedoodle’s ears once every 5 – 7 days to remove any buildup of dirt or wax.
Your Airedoodle will consume approximately 2 1/2 to 3 cups of dry food per day. You need to make sure that you choose a dry food that is high in nutrients.
As you shop for the right brand of dog food, make sure you choose one that does not contain by-products or chemicals. You should look for ingredients that are wholesome and all natural.
If you find that you cannot locate the right food for your puppy, talk to your veterinarian to see what he or she recommends.
While wet food is okay to feed to your pup on occasion, you should not rely on it. Wet food does not have all of the nutrients your puppy needs and it can therefore lead to obesity, especially if your Airedoodle does not get enough exercise day in and out.
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An Airedoodle puppy can cost anywhere between $500 and $1,300. The problem with this breed is that it is not easy to find and therefore the cost can vary depending on how easy or difficult it is to locate one. It is unlikely that you will find this breed in a shelter, so you should not count on it.
If you do purchase an Airedoodle puppy, make sure you are prepared for the additional expenses that also come along with it such as vaccines, vet checkups, food, supplies, and the like. These additional expenses can run you anywhere from $500 to $2,000 per year.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Airedoodle will make a good family pet, but should receive socialization early on to ensure this. You will find that this breed requires some grooming, but does not need an extensive amount of coat care. Your Airedoodle will train easily and will integrate into your home easily. This breed ranks a 1.5.
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