The Airedale Terrier is a medium 45-to-65-pound dog that usually reaches between 22" and 24".
Known as the King of the Terriers, they are largest of the Terrier breeds recognized by the American Kennel
Club. This dog shows off both beauty and elegance that make them fit for both dog obedience trials and show
rings. The Airedale Terrier is an active and loving dog.
A cross-breed between Otterhound and Black and Tan Terrier,
Airedale possess good skill in scent and superb swimming prowess. It is a compact little powerhouse that is all
terrier when it comes to chasing little animals or appeasing its curiosity.
Airedale Terriers are typically tan on the ears, head, chest,
undersides, legs, and sometimes on the shoulders. They are black or grizzle on the sides and upper parts of the
body. Sometimes they have a red mixture on the black or white markings on the chest. Certain strains of the
breed also have a small white patch on the chest. Their wiry, dense outer coat requires regular
If you are looking for a dog with plenty of stamina and
energy, look no further. The Airedale Terrier is full of energy and needs daily exercise and play. Generally
speaking, they do best with older well-behaved children and are not ideal for homes with smaller pets as
terriers have the tendency to chase small animals and vermin. They can do well with other dogs, especially if
they are socialized from puppyhood. They are loyal and protective
if their family. They love to learn and can be trained easily provided training is fun and not
The breed dates itself back to 18th century England. The
breed is a cross between an Otterhound and a Waterside Terrier. They were bred for hunting small game and were
later used in big game hunting, police work and as an army dog in the World War II. The Airedale Terrier is now
considered more of a family pet than working dog. However, they do love to work and have tasks to do and still
make good hunting and tracking dogs.
For a family that enjoys outdoors and exercise, the Airedale
Terrier is an excellent choice. Although they can work with other pets and dogs, a one pet household seems more
ideal for their needs unless they grow up with other family pets. The Airedale Terrier is a great pet for the
family on the go.