Airedale Terrier Advantage and challenges
Airedale Terrier Physical Characteristics
Airedale Terrier Personality
A devoted and protective family dog, the Airedale Terrier has many admirers; this dog is the 53rd most popular breed registered with the AKC in the United States. Highly intelligent, this athletic animal is often seen participating in obedience and agility competitions as well as in search and rescue teams.
Airedale Terrier History and General Information
History and Origin
The Airedale Terrier is a relatively new breed, which appeared in the late-19th century as a companion and hunter for working class citizens of Yorkshire, England. A cross between smaller terriers and Otter hounds, the Airedale Terrier is a larger terrier with very keen senses.
: The Airedale is a charming dog with a comical side, especially as a puppy. Sweet and loyal with family members, this breed can be aloof with strangers; as with any breed, early socialization to other animals and to a wider circle of people is highly recommended. You’ll find your Airedale highly intelligent and quick to learn - but true to its terrier nature, this dog gets quickly bored with repetitive training and can be very stubborn about it. This is not a difficult or disloyal dog by any means, but it has a mind of its own, and doesn’t always see the point in following your instruction. This strong-willed and opinionated dog will not respond to harsh or impatient training methods, but a confident and experienced owner who understands the Airedale’s needs and temperament can actually train this breed to do quite well in various dog sports including agility and defense dog trials. Generally good with household cats and other pets if socialized to them early, the Airedale can sometimes be aggressive with other dogs.
Airedale Terrier Health
Health Airedale Terrier
The Airedale Terrier has few health problems. The breed is susceptible to skin allergies, hip dysplasia, bleeding disorders and low thyroid function.
Airedale Terrier Community
Your Airedale Terrier
Send us pictures and stories about your Airedale Terrier.
Airedale Discussion Group
Get tips from other Airedale Terrier lovers – and submit a few ideas of your own.