Airedale Terrier Dog Breed
Terrier Dog Classification: Airedale Terriers
ware hunting dogs.
Other Names: Waterside Terrier, Bingley
Terrier, King of Terriers, Airedale,
Terrier in Foreign Languages:
Navajo: lééchaa'í hadaalzheehígíí
Scottish Gaelic: abhag
Origins: The Airedale Terrier was initially
bred to hunt badgers and otters.
Description: Airedale Terriers have a
sloping back and rectangular build. They have
a rectangular snout and long legs. A relatively
short tail and folded over ears. They have a "schnauzer"
type mustache on their faces.
Size: Airedale terriers is the largest
of all terriers. Airedale terriers weigh between
40 to 65 lbs, they stand 22 to 24 inches tall
at their shoulder.
||50 - 65 lbs
||22-24 inches tall
||40 - 45 lbs
||22-23 inches tall
Coat: The Airedale terrier has a combined
black and tan wirey coat that is dense and waterproof.
Airedale Terriers have a black fur "saddle"
that extends from its back up the neck and down
Disposition: Airedales are one of the
most versatile terriers. They are playful, bold
and adventurous. Airedale Terriers can be protective,
stubborn and headstrong. If there are other dogs
in the home it will want to be the top dog.
Type Dog: Airedale Terriers are hunting
Litter Size: Airedale Terriers typically
give birth to litters of 8 to 12 puppies.
Behavior: Airedale Terriers require regular
exercise and they may be difficult to train because
of their natural stubborn streak. Persistence
is key in training.
Traits: Airedale Terriers are intelligent,
responsive, and stubborn.
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Life Span: Airedale Terriers have a typical
life span 10 to 13 years.
Club Recognition: FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC,
KC(UK), NZKC, UKC