Airedale Terrier

Characteristics


Size:

25% Complete (success)

Grooming:

50% Complete (success)

Exercise:

50% Complete (success)

Intelligence:

75% Complete (success)

Good with Kids:

50% Complete (success)

Breed Description


Overview:

The Airedale Terrier is a good family pet. It has an average demand for exercise and is very loyal to its handler.  This dog gets on well with children and animals as well.

 

Country of origin:

England

 

Size type:

Small dog breeds

 

Character:

The Airedale Terrier is tough on itself, loyal to its own people, but stubborn, tends to be playful, watchful, active, intelligent, and resolute. An Airedale does not often bark.

 

Breed group:

Terrier dog breeds (AKC)

 

Height:

58-61cm for dogs and 56-58cm for bitches

 

Weight:

23-29kg for dogs and 18-20kg for bitches

 

Temperament:

In general, Airedale Terriers get on well with cats and other household animals, and they are very patient with children. They can be rather dominant towards other dogs, but this greatly depends upon their training and the individual dog

 

Coat:

The wire-haired coat is smooth. The most common colour is tan with a grey-black “saddle”

 

Care:

The Airedale Terrier requires little grooming under normal circumstances. The hair should be plucked about twice per year, but for dogs that are to be shown much more intensive grooming is required. When necessary, trim excess hair between the pads of the feet

 

Training:

The Airedale Terrier is intelligent enough to perceive quickly what is required of it. Try to ring the changes in its training, because if consistently given the same instructions it is liable to become stubborn.

It is best to make the exercises a challenge, with the right handler, Airedale Terriers can do well in various dog sports including defence dog trials

 

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