Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier is often shortened to “Airedale” is a breed of the terrier type that originated in Airedale, a geographic area in Yorkshire, England. This regal breed originated in the Aire River Valley of Yorkshire, England in the mid-19th century, possibly as a result of crossing the English Black-and-Tan Terriers and the Otterhound. The Airedale Terrier is the largest and hardiest of the terriers, and an all around useful dog, known as the King of Terriers. Airedales are a medium sized, sturdy dog with an attractive, hard, wiry coat.

Male Airedale Terriers should be 23 to 24 inches in height and weigh between 50 and 65 pounds. Female Airedales should be 22 to 23 inches tall at the shoulder and between 40 and 45 pounds in weight. Fairly intensive grooming is a lifelong requirement to keep an Airedale’s coat and skin in good condition. Airedales are courageous, intense and extremely curious about other dogs and small animals

Raising an Airedale puppy requires serious commitment. You must be willing to monitor and socialize an active puppy, take him to puppy or kindergarten class, devote time to grooming on a regular basis, provide a safe exercise area, and most of all, agree to share your home with your Airedale. With patience and fun, positive training methods, you can train an Airedale to follow basic obedience commands. They rank 29th in Stanley Coren’s The Intelligence of Dogs, being of above average working/obedience intelligence. Among the most versatile of terriers, the Airedale is bold, playful and adventurous; it is a lively yet protective companion. Airedale Terriers are hard-working, hard-playing dogs with boundless energy. The are vigilant and protective, making them excellent watchdogs, though they are friendly to family and friends Airedale Terriors are independent and territorial. Airedale Terriers do best in a house with a fenced yard, Airedale Terriers are a high-energy, thinking breed. They need as much mental activity as they need physical activity, and apartments are not the right living situation for them..

The Airedale Terrier was recognized by United Kennel Club in 1914.

The Airedale Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888.
AKC – Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier Club of America (ATCA), founded in 1900 is the parent club of the breed in the United States and the official-spokes organization for the breed with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Airedale Terrier Club of America

Airedale Terriers surveys had a median lifespan of about 11.5 years