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Airedale Terrier

 The Airedale Terrier is brave and courageous, it is a very loyal pet and is also a very intelligent animal. The breed can be quite boisterous when at play, so may be unsuitable for families with smaller children. He likes to chase other animals, so families are advised not to keep other pets such as rabbits or guinea pigs.

 Early socialisation is important as the breed can be aggressive with other dogs. He is a good watchdog due to his protective nature and will bark at intruders. The breed as a whole can be independent, headstrong and sometimes stubborn. The high energy level of the breed means that lots of time must be dedicated to play and exercise to minimise destructive behaviour. A firm, experienced dog owner is needed to keep this lively animal under control!
This is a sturdy breed with a hard, wiry coat that is black or grizzle mixed with tan. Underneath the wiry top coat is a soft undercoat. If groomed regularly the coat will only shed lightly. Aim to comb the beard daily and use a stiff bristle brush a few times a week. Bathing and clipping/stripping only when necessary. The average life expectancy of the Airedale is 10-14 years, with common health problems including thyroid, hip and allergy problems.

The Airedale Terrier originates from Great Britain, and was also known as the Waterside or the Bingley Terrier. This breed was used for a number of purposes, such as military work, killing vermin, and hunting.

Breed Attributes

  • Medium/Large Breed
  • High energy level
  • Wirey coat
  • Height 22-24 inches
  • Weight 45-70 pounds

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