The largest of all terriers, Airedales are rightly regarded as "kings of the terriers". These handsome dogs are strong, well-built creatures whose wise appearance matches their intelligence.
Where I'm From
The breed’s origins can be traced back to the 19th century as a result of the crossbreeding between Terriers and Otterhounds. The people of the Aire valley of Yorkshire were in need of a dog that was both an eager hunter and a loyal family companion.
Airedale Terriers were extremely popular in the area thanks to their versatility as pets. They could run fast and keep up with the hunt, they were excellent swimmers and could easily navigate through rivers, and they were brave creatures that would not back down from a fight.
Today, these furry friends are incredible family pets that are particularly fond of children.
What I Look Like
Airedales are characterized by tan-coloured coats that are elegantly adorned by black markings. These attractive pooches’ fur is double-coated and slightly curled.
They have an athletic built that showcases their strength and speed. They might not strike you as incredibly large dogs, but these stylish pets are actually the tallest terriers in the world.
How I Act
Airedale Terriers are simply delightful creatures that adore being around people. These playful animals are incredibly loyal, and will remain by your side as long as you treat them with kindness and respect.
Like other terriers, Airedales are very agile and obedient. This has allowed these capable pooches to become champion dogs in competitions.
The breed is known to be quite affectionate of children, and they make excellent caretakers for little ones. Airedales love to entertain people, which is something young owners will appreciate from their beloved companions. These amazing babysitters are always on the alert, and are sure to protect their family from danger.
Despite their size, remember that Airedales are still terriers and, as such, they have a tendency to chase after small animals and dig hole whenever they can.
Looking After Me
These athletic terriers require an extensive exercise routine, and they should be allowed to go for walks and have a play for at least an hour a day. They love going out for jogs, so let them join you whenever you go out for a run. Their intelligence also means Airedales excel at more challenging physical activities such as obstacle training.
Grooming your pet will not take a lot of your time. One or two brushes a week, and a trim of their hair every couple of months should keep them looking like rock-stars.
Airedales love to chew on things and play around, so make sure your terrier has access to plenty of dog toys.
These terriers, like any other dog, are prone to several medical conditions including hip dysplasia, cancer and allergies. If you notice anything wrong with your precious pooch, don’t hesitate to go see your vet.
Am I the pet for you?
- Airedales are brilliant companions for children
- They are highly intelligent creatures that excel at obstacle courses and performing tricks
- Great exercise buddies for people with active lifestyles
- They love to dig, and they might cause damage to your backyard
- Can be problematic around other small pets
- Require plenty of toys and attention to keep them entertained
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