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Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Australian Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Australian Terrier" Compare Airedale Terrier and Lagotto Romagnolo. Which is better: Airedale Terrier or Lagotto Romagnolo or Australian Terrier?
Name Airedale Terrier Lagotto Romagnolo Australian Terrier
OriginsEngland Italy Australia
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank55117137
Reviews020
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Other Names Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli Aussie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
No set
Price $600-$800 $500-$700 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Australian Terrier

Size Medium Medium Small
Weight Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) 9-14 pounds (4-6 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) 11.5 pounds (5 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Australian Terrier

Coat Wiry
Dense
Rough
Waterproof Rough
Colors Tan
Grizzle
Black
Tan
Gray
Brown
White
Black
Blue
Tan
Sandy
Red
Grooming
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Australian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
Australian Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Australian Terrier

Temperament Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Confident
Friendly
Outgoing
Adaptable
Brave
Playful
Energetic
Balanced
Obedient
Loyal
Cheerful
Loving
Trainable
Intelligent
Loyal
Social
Alert
Courageous
Loyal
Intelligent
Companionable
Outright
Tempered
Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Australian Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Australian Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
The Australian Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Australian Terriers are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Australian Terriers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Australian Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Average: The Australian Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Australian Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Australian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Australian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Australian Terriers have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Australian Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Australian Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Lagotto Romagnolos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Australian Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Australian Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Airedale Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Lagotto Romagnolos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Australian Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Australian Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Australian Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Australian Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Australian Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Australian Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Australian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Australian Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Australian Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Australian Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Airedale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Australian Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Australian Terrier

Health Issues
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Australian Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies
Cancer
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Umbilical Hernias
Von Willebrand's Disease
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Juvenile Cataracts
No set
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 14-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Australian Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Australian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Australian Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lagotto Romagnolo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Australian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Australian Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Airedale Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Australian Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 7-9 puppies 4-6 puppies 3-6 puppies

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