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Read About Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier's are intelligent and protective dogs. Here's everything you need to know about this dog breed.

Quick Airedale Terrier Summary:

  1. Size:

    Medium Dog Breed
  2. Weight:

    40-65 lbs
  3. Coat:

    Short Haired
  4. Shedding:

    Low Shedding
  5. Temperament:

    Gentle
  6. Obedience:

    Good Obedience
  7. Ease of Training:

    Moderately easy to Train
  8. Way with Children:

    Sometimes Friendly

Airedale Terrier - Facts

  1. AKC ImageGroup/Date Admitted:

    Terrier;1900
  2. Size & Weight:

    22-24 inches tall, 40-65 lbs
  3. Coat:

    Airedale Terrier's have a thick, straight and course outer coat and a soft undercoat.
  4. Head & Muzzle:

    Their head is well balanced with small v-shaped ears and a strong muscular muzzle.
  5. Body:

    Airedale Terrier's have a short strong back, long sloping shoulders and their chests are level with their elbows.
  6. Colors:

    According to the AKC acceptable colors are tan and black or a mixture of both.
  7. Life Expectancy:

    10-12 years
  8. Popularity:

    In a 2005 popularity ranking by the AKC they were ranked 52 out of 154 breeds.
  9. Habitat:

    The Airedale Terrier is not recommended for apartment life. They are very active indoors and need at least an average sized yard so they can run and play.

Airedale Terrier - Origins

  1. Country of Origin:

    York
  2. Historical Information:

    The Airedale Terrier breed was developed about 100 years ago. They are named for the Valley of the Aire in England and were once used in big game hunting in Africa, India and Canada.

Airedale Terrier - Defining Characteristics

  1. Temperament:

    Airedale Terrier's are friendly and good natured.
  2. Behavior:

    They can be very rowdy if not properly trained.
  3. Habits:

    Airedale Terrier's do well in various dog sports.

Airedale Terrier - Concerns

  1. Health Issues:

    The Airedale is generally a healthy breed. Some minor concerns are eye problems, hip dysplasia, and skin infections.
  2. Exercise Needs:

    Airedale Terrier's need lots of exercise especially during their first two years. They love to swim, jog and play ball. They will get bored without sufficient exercise and will tend to get into trouble. They mellow out after the first two years.
  3. Grooming Needs:

    Airedale Terrier's require minimal grooming. Trim the hair between the pads of their feet. Wash their beard daily. If you get the coat stripped then they shed little to Imageno hair.
  4. Travel Needs:

    For the safety of yourself as well as your Airedale Terrier, using a safety belt harness is best while traveling in the car. This will keep him comfortable while preventing him from roaming around the car possibly causing injury to himself or others.
  5. Getting Along With Other Pets and Children:

    Airedale Terrier's will do fine with children if they are socialized at an early age but still are not recommended for small children because they can play rough. They are good with cats but may tend to dominate other dogs.

Airedale Terrier -- How to Choose

  1. What to Look for in a Healthy Puppy:

    Look for bright and clear eyes, healthy coat and skin and clean ears that are free of parasites.
  2. What You Will Need For A New Puppy:

    Things to have on hand for your new puppy are: a good puppy food, a brush for grooming, toys and a crate or kennel.
  3. Puppy-proofing your house:

    Keep all small objects out of reach.
  4. How to make your new puppy feel at home:

    Your new puppy may seem shy and intimidated at first. Provide them with a quiet and comfortable place to sleep. Let them explore their new surroundings and get familiar with their new home. Use interactive dog toys to play with your new puppy so you can get to know each other. With lots of love and interaction your new puppy will feel at home in no time.