The Airedale Terrier was registered at AKC in 1959, as Terrier Group. The size of
this dog is 22-24 in, and weight is 45-53 pounds. Airedale Terriers have double non-shedding wavy external coat
with a smooth inner coat. The size of front face and skull are well in balance. Its body is square in shape and
fore legs is very erect. Shape of ears are V-shaped and bended to wall and frontward. A iredale Terriers are
normally black and sometime tan in color with few red as well as white marks. Airedale Terrier habitat should be
fenced and are good if kept in house. They can live up to 11-14 years.
The dog above is my sheltie (shetland sheepdog) named Luke. When looking for
another dog, I had three rules, not too young, preferably not male, and definitely not with long
hair. This mutt failed all three rules, at eleven months old and living in a mobile home, he was a
hyper yapping pain. But, we took him when he needed a home, and with a yard and some socialization he
has redefined my opinion of just how good a dog can be. And completely revised my expectations of
just what a dog is capable of.
History: Airedale Terrier was initially originated in Great Britain. It is believed that Airedale is a result of
cross between Black Terrier, Old English Tan, and the Rough-coated Tan with the Broken-coated Working Terrier and
Black Terrier crossed to the Otter Hound.
It is considered that the birthplace of the Airedale Terrier was Valley of the Airedale in West Riding, Yorkshire.
These dogs are popular, having ability to do any work, as they were given training to retrieve and were broken to
Temperament: Airedale Terrier is easy to train, since they very intelligent. But, sometimes they can be stubborn.
The temperament of Airedale Terrier is normally very steady. They are excellent watchdog and are suspicious to
strangers. The Airedale Terrier usually behaves okay with children, if they were introduced to them in early face
of their life and trained for socialization. But, they may become rough to the infants. This dos are very
lively, playful and spirited. They behave okay with other pets if grown with them from puppy hood.
Health Concerns: The Airedale Terrier is prone to eye problems, hip dysplasia and infection skin infections.
Feeding & Exercise: High quality supply of food is recommended for this dog. Research on this dog, unveils that
supply of puppy food for too long period, can result the incidence of hip-dysplasia in dogs, which are prone to
Airedale Terriers requires plenty of exercise on daily basis, as they very active and physically strong.
Grooming: They should be daily brushed with a pin brush to avoid dead hair, because they don’t shed.
Requirements for New Puppy: For a new Airedale Terrier puppy, crate training is the best way to train. Also check
out some suggestions from the dog breeders.