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Airedale Terrier

Origin England
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Airedale Terrier have? The breed also known as...
Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
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?
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 dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Airedale Terrier gets to a happy place.


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

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

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Airedale Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the Airedale Terrier's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
TanGrizzle Black
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 Terriers shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Airedale Terriers shed quite a little. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type. Airedale Terriers could be a good choice if you don't really like dog hair.


What kind of personality does the Airedale Terrier have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Airedale Terrier?
Smart: Airedale Terrier's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Are Airedale Terriers 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.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
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 a 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 doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Airedale Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Airedale Terriers bark a lot? Why does my dog 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
Are Airedale Terriers good watchdogs?
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.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
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
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Airedale Terrier do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an 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? This dog wanderlust potential:
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 leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong 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 Terriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Airedale Terriers good apartment dogs? 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.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
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.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Airedale Terriers kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Airedale Terriers get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Airedale Terriers get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Airedale Terrier is not the best choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Airedale Terriers have health problems?
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Airedale Terriers live? What is this dog average life span?
10-13 years
Is the Airedale Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
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? How high is the energy level of this fido?
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 Terriers 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 to 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? The 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 cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
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
Do they drool? How much does it 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.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few 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? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Airedale Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
7-9 puppies


  • Hypoallergenic: Airedale Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Airedale Terriers shed quite a little.
  • Drooling tendency: The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Airedale Terrier's intelligence is above average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
  • Adaptability: Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Territorial: Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.


  • 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.

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