The Airedale Terrier shows courage and good quality of the defense, but at the same time, this dog is very affectionate and loyal companion, constantly in need of love and attention. The Airedale Terrier can be naughty, so early education is essential, in order to avoid dominance issues in the family. Comparable Breed: Rat Terrier and Wire Fox Terrier.

Height: 20-24 inches  Weight: 40-60 pounds  Lifespan: 10-13 years


The Airedale Terrier can be used as a working dog and also as a hunting dog, as it is endowed with the qualities of the defense. This dog is not fitting for families that cannot provide the necessary care and education. These terriers are a bit stubborn and like to show their superiority, so the form of education must be strict and tough.


The Airedale Terrier can be very fun and cheerful. This dog is happy and brings joy, but, cannot find common ground with others. These dogs are smart and strong-minded, so they need an experienced owner. They love chasing small animals but get along very well with cats and other dogs.

 Coat / Care:

The Airedale Terrier`s coat is a little stiff, wavy and tight to the body. The coat around the muzzle is longer, so it forms beards. Terriers are generally groomed by hand stripping where a small knife is used to pull out loose hair from the dog’s coat. They do not shed, therefore, they require regular clipping or stripping.


The Airedale Terrier is very vivid and active, therefore, often participates in sports activities and wins trophies. This dog is intelligent and stubborn, so the training must be based on patience and strictness.


The Airedale Terrier loves the freedom of movement and constant entertainment. This dog does not tolerate an enclosed space, therefore, it needs, at least, a medium-sized courtyard for its daily activities. The dog likes to swim and play, and in case of the monotonous activity, it becomes unruly and even manifest the quality of the tyrant.

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