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Airedale Terrier Breed Profile

Airedale Terrier fact file

KC Group: Terrier
Size: Large
Good with children?: Yes
Exercise requirement: Moderate
Good guard dogs?: Yes
Moulting level: Low
Grooming: Lots
Jogging partner: Yes

Known as the "King of Terriers", the Airedale is largest terrier breed and blessed with a majestic moustache. Renowned for their courage and alertness as well as their loyalty.

Airedale Terrier Character

The Airedale can exhibit dominant behaviour toward other dogs and is generally fearless. Smart and intelligent, Airedales possess a great sense of humour although they can be quite tiresome due to their limitless energy! They can be very helpful and have a great reputation with search and rescue teams.

Airedale Terrier Size

The largest of the terriers, the Airedale is still a medium sized breed. Its height should be between 56-59cm for bitches and 58-61cm for dogs, with a weight of around 20-22kg for both

Airedale Terrier Health

As a breed the Airedale is susceptible to few illnesses or health problems and beyond regular health checks they should require little veterinary attention. Their average lifespan is up to around 14-15 years.

Airedale Terrier Special Care

Unless you are able to keep them active on a daily basis you should be careful not to over-feed. Be careful with exercising them too much in the first year as this can cause muscular and joint issues but generally they're a hardy and tough dog.

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.