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Airedale Terrier Information

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General Description

(Airedale, King of the Terriers, Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier) Airedale Terriers are the largest breed of terrier. They have a well-balanced body with straight front legs, a level topline, and a deep chest. The Airedale Terrier has a long, flat head with ears that hang forward and slightly to the side. Their large teeth close in a scissors bite and their noses are black. Typically, the Airedale Terrier’s erect, curly tail is docked. The breed has a thick coat of wiry, bristled hair that is lined with a soft, fluffy undercoat. Predominately tan in color, an Airedale Terrier’s coat also has black markings and, in some cases, bits of red.

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Character

Airedale Terriers are valiant and protective. They have a sociable, kind demeanor and they often aim to please. The breed can get distracted by small animals, other dogs, or food. In order for an Airedale Terrier to be happy, he needs to feel loved and appreciated. Also extremely intelligent, Airedale Terriers can be obedience trained at a very high echelon. As puppies, Airedale Terriers are carefree, fun-loving, and playful. For the most part, the breed is accepting of strangers, but they can become nervous if they feel threatened. Airedale Terriers frequently play too rough and rowdily for small children, but if they are raised and trained properly, they make excellent family pets. Without proper training, Airedales may become domineering or disobedient.

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