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Airedale Terrier

Description

Affectionately known amongst breeders and dog lovers as the ‘King of Terriers’ this dog breed embodies all the greatest features of the terrier group. Airedale Terriers are independent and full of energy, and one of the most fearless terrier breeds. They’re are typically territorial and can sometimes be aggressive towards people they don’t know. Airedale Terrier puppies and dogs have elongated flat heads which make them rather unique compared with other breeds. Their coat is coarse and their front legs are very straight. Of all the dogs in the terrier group, this is by far the best watchdog and the easiest to train.

Temperament

Airedale Terrier puppies and dogs are extremely clever and energetic. They thrive on attention and training and exert an unfaltering desire to win praise from their trainers. A firm, strong hand is needed to train these dogs well, with ample time and patience. Airedale Terriers typically get on well with other household pets, especially cats, however thanks to their strong wills they can occasionally try to exert

dominance over other dogs.

Grooming

Airedale Terrier’s are bred to minimiSe shedding. Minimal brushing if at all is required with occasional baths.

Health

Airedale Terrier are mostly healthy, happy dogs. They have been known to develop minor eye problems, skin irritations or hip displasia.

Exercise

Airedale Terriers are full of energy, and need plenty of exercise. They are extremely agile and have astonishing eyesight and hearing, making them excellent tracking or hunting dogs. These dogs like so many others do not do well in small confined spaces or if left for long periods of time. Boredom is likely to lead to destructive behaviors and frustration.

Training

Airedale Terrier are the easiest in the terrier group to train. A firm strong hand is needed however they do not respond well to harsh training methods. Firm but fair is the best way forward. It is always advisable to contact a local expert trainer for advice and guidance when training your new dog.

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