Airedale Terrier Dog Breed Information

All About Airedale Terrier Dog Breed

Height: Airedale Terrier male 58-61cm, female 56-59cm

Weight : 22-28kg

Coat: hard, dense, wiry with soft underwear

Colour: tan, black saddle, neck and top of the rod also black

Common diseases: none, rarely HD

Life expectancy: 12 years

FCI Group 3, Section 1: High-Level Terriers

Airedale Terrier: Story

The Airedale Terrier originally comes from Yorkshire County in Central England. The exact race history is not known. It is assumed, however, that the Airedale Terrier originated in the middle of the 19th century by crossing the Otterhound with large terriers and Scottish shepherd dogs. He was bred as a robust, versatile workhorse. As a hunting dog, he helped hunting otters, chickens, and weasels, and he could also be used as a guard dog.

In the 1980s, the Airedale Terrier was exhibited for the first time on a dog show in England and was recognized as an independent breed. At first, he was described as rather “unsightly” and shaggy. Thus it became only as of 1930 as an exhibition dog popular and its appearance became more attractive in the course having different hair coat.

Airedale Terrier Dog

In the world wars, the breed was used as a sanitary and registration dog, both in England, as well as in Germany and Russia. Meanwhile, the Airedale Terrier is held primarily as a robust, courageous and loyal family dog. Partially, however, he is still “on duty,” e.g., at the Federal Border Guard.

Behavior and Essence

The Airedale Terrier has the nickname “King of the Terriers,” which is not only due to its size. Above all, it is also his essence, which is characterized by a great deal of dignity and patience. He is very attached and loyal to his family, and he needs close family connections. It is not suitable for kennels. Despite his vigilance and his courage, he shows little aggression potential. Airedale Terrier is usually restricted to reporting strangers; he intervenes only when it is necessary. He is not a barker. With other pets as well as with foreign dogs, the Airedale Terrier is mostly peaceable and tolerable, good breeding and embossing presupposed. The breed is spirited with play and employment and always gladly everywhere.

Airedale Terrier

Posture and Care

The Airedale Terrier loves games and playing. It is playful, patient and robust, which makes him a good pedigree. It must always be kept with a narrow family connection. He does not need a house with a garden, but a lot of movement and employment outdoors. Formerly bred as a persevering, hard working dog, he still brings a lot of employment and will to work with his people. So he is also much easier to educate than many other terriers. A variety of training, motivation and a lot of consistency are the prerequisite for this. He also has a terrier-typical self-interest. The breed is suitable e.g. for tournament dog sports, Obedience, for training as a rescue dog or protective dog sport.

The Airedale Terrier hardly ever has to be trimmed twice a year.

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