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Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Double Doodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Double Doodle" Compare Airedale Terrier and Lagotto Romagnolo. Which is better: Airedale Terrier or Lagotto Romagnolo or Double Doodle?
Name Airedale Terrier Lagotto Romagnolo Double Doodle
OriginsEngland Italy United States
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank55117518
Reviews010
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Other Names Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli North American Retriever, Golden Labradoodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. International Designer Canine Registry
Price $600-$800 $500-$700 600-800

General Appearance - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Double Doodle

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) 30-70 pounds (14-32 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) 50 pounds (23 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 20-24 inches (50-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Double Doodle

Coat Wiry Dense Rough Waterproof Wiry Curly
Colors Tan Grizzle Black Tan Gray Brown White Black Black Brown Golden White Tan Cream Silver
Grooming
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
Double Doodles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Double Doodle

Temperament Alert Courageous Intelligent Confident Friendly Outgoing Adaptable Brave Playful Energetic Balanced Obedient Loyal Cheerful Loving Trainable Intelligent Loyal Social Affectionate Friendly Intelligent Social Alert Gentle Loving
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Double Doodle's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Double Doodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
The Double Doodle is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Double Doodles don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Double Doodles are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Double Doodles are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Average: The Double Doodle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Double Doodles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Double Doodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Double Doodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Double Doodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Double Doodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Double Doodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Lagotto Romagnolos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Double Doodles are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Double Doodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Airedale Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Lagotto Romagnolos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Double Doodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Double Doodle

Stranger Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Double Doodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Double Doodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Double Doodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Double Doodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Double Doodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Double Doodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Double Doodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Double Doodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Airedale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Double Doodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Double Doodle

Health Issues
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Double Doodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies Cancer Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Umbilical Hernias Von Willebrand's Disease Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Allergies Bloat Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 14-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Double Doodles are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Double Doodles need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Double Doodles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lagotto Romagnolo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Double Doodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Double Doodle is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Double Doodle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 7-9 puppies 4-6 puppies 2-5 puppies

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