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Airedale Terrier

Life Span: 10-13 years.

Colour: black body with tan markings on the legs, head, chest and tail. A small white patch on the chest is acceptable.

Shedding: Moderate to heavy seasonal Shed can be greatly minimised with proper and regular grooming

Coat: Double coated: top coat is hard, wiry and slightly wavy, the undercoat is soft and very short. The coat is uniformly medium to short in length across the body, but there is longer fringe on the beard, front and rear legs.

Grooming: Shedding can be minimized with regular stripping, a process of plucking the long, dead hairs from the coat, without stripping and regular brushing the Airedale Terrier is a moderate to heavy shedder and the coat may be prone to matting and tangling.

Children: The Airedale Terrier is a good family dog and will interact well with children of all ages. Since they are a large terrier, they do need to be taught not to be overly possessive of toys or food as well as to avoid snapping when teased or irritated. Teaching children to respect this dog and to watch when the dog has simply had enough is very important.

Exercise: Makes high demands on the owner, is not one who will tolerate being left home alone much, or doesn't lead an active life. The Airedale is tireless, intelligentand needs to be kept occupied, preferably with ahtletic outdoor pusuits.

Protection level: Protective towards family, courageous will bark a warning and can back it up. Tendancy to be the dominant dog, needs to be well socialized and trained if he is to avoid regular confrontations with other dogs.

Height: 22-24 in (56-61 cm)

weight: 40-65 lbs (18-29 kg)

Ideal Airedale Terrier Owner's

Are experienced and strong-willed active owner who has plenty of time for playing,exercise and training. Not a dog for the timid or inexperienced.

The Airedale Terrier is large and very lively! and is also known as the "King Of Terriers". With his small dark eyes, keen expression and quickness of movement, the Airedale constantly appears to be expecting something exciting to happen, alert at all times, not aggressive but fearless.

With their owners, they are affectionate yet independent minded and though not difficult to train, the Airedale is slow to mature and training often continues until 2 years of age

or beyond.

Proper training and socializing is key to this breed's potential as a great all-round dog and is worth the effort when owners are rewarded with an enthusiastic, devoted and intelligent pet.

If you are looking for reputable Airedale Breeders

Firstly make sure you read our great advice on choosing a puppy and finding a reputable breeder. then try the AKC's accredited organisation, the Airedale Terrier Club Of America. or The Kennel Club's own accredited breeders here .

It is important to purchase an Airedale Terrier from a breeder that starts early socialization and can provide information on the tendencies of the breed. While an excellent obedience dog when trained, they are not always a good choice for a first time dog owner that wishes to raise a dog from a puppy .

An Airedale from a rescue that is already trained and has learned the basics may be a better choice.

For Airedale Rescue/adoption Advice try the following organisations;

Health Issues

One of the hardiest terrier breeds, but has some tendancy toward skin problems or Hip-Displasia.

Why Is Your Airedale Terrier The Best ?

Do you you have an Airedale Terrier you would love to tell the world about? What are your funniest Airedale Stories?

What is it that makes the Airedale Terrier such a Hot Dog?

Here is your oppertunity to tell us how clever, bouncy, and full of life the "King Of Terriers" in your life is.

We would love you to submit pictures and a story behind your favourite terrier and tell us about any funny habits or characteristics they may have.

Other people may be looking for a new dog in their life, Just what is so special about the Airedale ?

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