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Airedale Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Airedale Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland
Other Names
What other names does the Airedale Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Airedale Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Airedale Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Airedale Terrier breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Airedale Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Airedale Terrier price:
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Airedale Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Airedale Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Airedale Terrier gets to a happy place.

History

The breed developed in the 19th century in the Yorkshire region of North America, in the valley of the Aire River, and its name comes from this.
His father, the now extinct Black-tailed terrier, crossed with Otterhound. However, because of its large size, it was not effective and it was further crossed by the Irish and fox terriers, which resulted in its known size and type.
But even so is the largest of the terriers, so it's often called the "King of Terrier". The Airedale Terrier is said to be one of the most popular terrier companions. Thanks to its hunting instincts, it has an excellent odor and great floating.
It is used today as a job and hunting dog. The Airedale Terrier is a polite member of the police in the United Kingdom.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Airedale Terrier size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Airedale Terrier weigh? Airedale Terrier weight:
Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Airedale Terrier? Airedale Terrier average weight:
Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height
How tall is the Airedale Terrier? Airedale Terrier height:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Airedale Terrier average height:
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Airedale Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
WiryDenseRough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Airedale Terrier's coat?
TanGrizzle Black
Grooming
How to groom the Airedale Terrier and how often?
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Airedale Terrier a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Airedale Terrier, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Airedale Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Waterside Terrier? Airedale Terrier shedding level:
Airedale Terriers are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Airedale Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertCourageousIntelligentConfidentFriendlyOutgoingAdaptableBravePlayfulEnergeticBalancedObedientLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Airedale Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Airedale Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Airedale Terrier sensitivity:
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Waterside Terrier need? Airedale Terrier social needs:
Airedale Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Airedale Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Bingley Terrier bark?
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Airedale Terrier good as a watchdog?
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Airedale Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Airedale Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Airedale Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Airedale Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Airedale Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Waterside Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Airedale Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Airedale Terrier do?
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Airedale Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Airedale Terrier to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Airedale Terrier roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Airedale Terrier have high prey drive?
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Airedale Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Airedale Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
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.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Airedale Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Airedale Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Airedale Terrier and children:
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Airedale Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Airedale Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Airedale Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Airedale Terrier is not the best choice.
Office Friendly
Are Airedale Terriers good office dogs? Do Airedale Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Airedale Terriers be ofiice dogs?
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Airedale Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Waterside Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Airedale Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Airedale Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Airedale Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Airedale Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Airedale Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Airedale Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Airedale Terrier be a therapy dog?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Airedale Terrier breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Airedale Terrier be a 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. Airedale Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Airedale Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Airedale Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Airedale Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Airedale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Airedale Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Airedale Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Airedale Terrier dogs have health problems?
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Airedale Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Airedale Terrier breed? Health risks of Airedale Terrier:
AllergiesCancerHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Umbilical HerniasVon Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy
How long do Airedale Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Airedale Terrier be?
10-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Airedale Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Airedale Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Airedale Terrier have?
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Airedale Terrier dogs require per day?
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Airedale Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Airedale Terrier risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Airedale Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Airedale Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Airedale Terrier drool?
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Airedale Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Airedale Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Airedale Terrier puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Airedale Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Airedale Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Airedale Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
7-9 puppies

Pros & Cons of Airedale Terrier

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Airedale Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Airedale Terriers have a strong 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.
  • 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.
  • Cat Friendly: Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
  • Office Friendly: Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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