Talented to the extreme, Airedales are versatile and super smart. No wonder they are known as the King of Terriers
“The Airedale has a sense of humor and an independent spirit that requires courting as a partner to get the full potential out of these dogs. They will not be bullied, do not suffer fools gladly and will neither fawn nor grovel. If you allow their dignity and accord them a sense of self, there is nothing the breed won’t do for you.” ‘
Chris Walcowicz – ‘The Perfect Match’
What kind of temperament does the Airedale Terrier have?
Personality: With their small dark eyes, keen expression and quickness of movement, the Airedale constantly appears to be expecting something exciting to happen, alert at all times, fearless, but not aggressive sums up the Airedale Terrier’s temperament perfectly well.
A great all-
Is the Airedale Terrrier an athlete or a couch potato?
Definitely an athlete : Makes high demands on their owner. This is not a breed which will tolerate being left home alone doesn’t lead an active life. The Airedale is tireless, intelligent and needs to be kept occupied, preferably with athletic outdoor pursuits.
How well does The Airedale Terrier get on with everyone else?
Children: The Airedale Terrier is a good family dog and interacts well with children of all ages. Since they are a large terrier they do need to be taught not to be overly possessive of toys or food and to avoid snapping when teased or irritated.
Teaching children to respect this dog and to understand when the dog has simply had enough is very important.
Other Animals: Tendencies towards dominance, Your Airedale will need to to be well socialized and trained if they are to avoid regular confrontations with other dogs.
Strangers: Protective towards their family Airedales are courageous, they will bark a warning and can back it up with force.
What are the main health concerns that Airedale Terrier owners should look out for?
Health: One of the hardiest terrier breeds, but has some tendency toward skin problems or Hip-
How easy is it to look after and care for your Airedale Terrier?
Grooming:Shedding can be minimized with regular stripping, a process of plucking the long, dead hairs from the coat. Without stripping and regular brushing the Airedale’s coat may be prone to matting and tangling.They are a heavy to moderate shedder
Training: This is an affectionate yet independent minded breed and though not difficult to train, the Airedale is slow to mature and training often continues until 2 years of age or beyond. Proper training and socializing is key to their potential and they are better convinced than coerced.
What kind of person gets on best with an Airedale?
Ideal Bearded Collie owner’s are: Are experienced and strong-
Not a dog for the timid or inexperienced.
As always if you like this breed, please do the research and ensure that you are choosing the right dog for your own lifestyle. For more information, why not visit The Airedale Terrier Club of America
Airedale Terrier Breed History
The Airedale Terrier most probably originated in the Aire Valley region of Yorkshire in England and was bred to be a jack-
This is a large and very lively breed! And goes by another apt nickname, the ‘King Of Terriers’. The breed that we see today has changed quite a bit from their early ancestors, but continues to be a favorite among those who love their active and enthusiastic demeanor.
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