The Airedale Terrier is smart and active. This dog can have a mind of his own so proper training is needed and is a good match for an owner who is quite active and can give lots of exercise.
The Airedale Terrier originates from England and is descended from the working terrier. A member of the Terrier group, the Airedale Terrier is wilful and must be trained with a firm hand. He is, however a quick learner but you must establish that you are the leader early on. He can become bored with repetitive trainig so try to vary the routine. The urge to chase small animals is great so don't be surprised if he stops listening to you long enough to chase a squirrel up a tree.
Height: 22 to 24 inches
Weight: 50 to 65 pounds for males and 40 to 45 for females
Longevity: 12 years
This dog has a squareish stance with a very long flat head. The tail should be docked and is carried upright. V shaped ears fold slighlty. The Airedale Terrier has a soft undercoat and wiry outer coat.
Colors: tan with black markings
A typical terrier, the Airedale is courageous and protective. This dog Is very smart and loyal to his family as well was playful and eager to please. This breed might play a little rough for little ones but it’s mostly friendly with strangers. He can be highly trained however, be aware that he will probably turn his attention to a passing dog or chipmunk and ignore you. This dog can play rough and might not be good for a family with small children. He can get along with other animals if socialized early .
This breed can be prone to skin infections, hip displaysia and eye problems.
The Airedale Terrier needs a lot of exercise.
The thick double coat on the Airedale should be brushed daily. The beard will also need to be washed occasionaly and the hair on the feet trimmed. The Airedale Terrier sheds a moderate amount which can be lessened if the coat is stripped.
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