Airedale Terrier Dog Breed Information


Airedale Terrier Quick Facts
Airedale Terrier
Breed Group: Terrier
Origen: England
Nickname: Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier
Weight: 44-50 lbs
Height: 22-24 inches
Color(s): Tan with black or grizzle saddle


Airedale Terrier Appearance

The Airdale Terrier is one of the largest of the Terriers, and also called “The King of Terriers”. It was originally used for hunting otters and other animals. They had a strong round bone and combines strength and agility. His body is square in appearance. The eyes are small and dark in color. The ears are V-shape and fold above the level of the skull. The tail is set and carried high and the feet are small and round.

The Airdale Terrier had a hard, dense and wiry outer coat with a soft undercoat. The most common colors are tan with black or grizzle saddle. The weight of the Airdale Terrier is around 44-50 pounds and the height is around 22-24 inches.

Airedale Terrier Temperament

The The Airdale Terrier is intelligent, brave, playful and adventurous. He is a little stubborn sometimes and doesn’t bark often but when does he could be very loud and convincing to any intruder. They are an alert and energetic breed, "not aggressive but fearless. Early socialization and training are essential to manage the dominant terrier temperament. They are tough on itself and loyal to his owner. He is considered an excellent watchdog that can be trained to perform all the duties of a working police dog.

The Airdale Terrier usually gets bored easily and need a trainer that has the ability to make working fun and exciting. Airedales also have a clownish streak that both amuses and exasperates their owners. He craves your attention and will act out to get it.

Is Airedale Terrier the Right Dog Breed for Me?

The Airedales Terrier needs plenty of vigorous exercise every day. Their needs could be met with a long daily walk, a strenuous game or a chance to hunt and romp in a safe area. The Airedale Terrier is not recommended for apartment life. They are very active indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard. He could live outside in temperate climates but is better suited for indoor sleeping. The Airdale Terrier does wonderfully with children, but is not recommended for young kids because of their large size, they can injure a young child without ever meaning to. The Airdale Terrier is fairly friendly with strangers and somewhat less aggressive towards other dogs than some other Terrier breeds but he will not back down if challenged.

Airedale Terrier Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Airdale Terrier is around 10-13 years.

Airedale Terrier Health problems

The Airdale Terrier is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are CHD (Canine hip dysplasia). They can also be prone to gastric torsion, eye problems, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia (abnormal development of hip joints) and skin infections.

Airedale Terrier Care & Grooming

The Airdale Terrier's coat needs regular brushing and stripping. Brush his coat every one to two days to keep it smooth and in good condition. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. The beard should be washed daily because of food residue.

Airedale Terrier Shedding

The Airdale Terrier has little to no shedding and therefore may be suited for those with allergies.