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Airedale Terrier

The largest of the terrier breeds, the Airedale Terrier originated in the Valley of Aire in England, where factory workers bred him to be a good hunter, a strong, intelligent guard dog and a companion. The Airedale Terrier is a sturdy breed with a hard, wiry coat that became known as a “jack of all trades” doing police work, rodent control and hunting game. Airedales need grooming several times a year plus weekly brushing.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Not suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
Among famous Airedale Terrier owners are Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge.
Airedale Terrier
  • Size Medium
  • Height Males - 59 centimetres at the shoulders
    Females - slightly less tall
  • Weight Males – 22 to 27 kilograms
    Females – 18 to 21 kilograms
  • Coat Dense and wiry
  • Energy High
  • Colour Tan and black, tan and grizzle
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Hunting Tests, Police Work
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both