The Airedale Terrier is a breed of the terrier type that originated in Airedale, a geographic area in Yorkshire, England.The Airedale is the largest of the terriers and stands square in appearance.
The Airedale Terrier is good, long-legged terrier, not exaggerated in any way. It has strong round bone and combines strength and agility, enabling it to hunt tight game.The coat is hard, dense and wiry; it lies straight and close, with some hair crinkling or waving.The Airedale has an average lifespan of 11 years, which is below the average compared to all other dog breeds.
Height: Males 22 – 24 inches (56 – 61 cm) Females 22 – 23 inches (56 – 58 cm)
Weight: Males 50 – 65 pounds (23 – 29 kg) Females 40 – 45 pounds (18 – 20 kg)
The Airedale Terrier has an average height of 23.5 inches, which above the average compared to all other dog breeds. Therefore, the Airedale Terrier is ideal for owners who live in larger homes and do not worry about having fragile property or furniture damaged.
Airedale Terrier Temperament
The Airedale will usually do okay with children if they have early exposure and socialization. However, they may play too rough with tiny ones. Courageous and protective. Relatively friendly with strangers. Intelligent, pleasant and loyal. Sensitive and responsive, he can be obedience trained at a high level. Airedale Terriers are fun-loving and playful when they are puppies.
The Airedale Terrier is intelligent enough to perceive quickly what is required of it, but if you ask it to do the same thing over and over again, it may refuse. Try to give it some variety to its training, making the exercise a challenge. They need a calm, but firm, confident and consistent handler.
With other dogs, most Airedale Terriers are bold and aggressive, and with their strong hunting instincts, they must be exposed early to cats, else they may not be safe for cats. Rabbits and rodents.
While Airedales are very smart, they are not always obedient! They can almost always find something much more important to do than come when called.
Airedales do not respond well to heavy-handed training methods. Training efforts are most successful if they are based on praise rather than punishment.
Your Airedale wants to work with you, not for you. Your training methods will have to take this attitude into account. Some breeds will joyfully do the same task repeatedly, not Airedales! Drills and repetitive exercises are met with less than an enthusiastic response.