Airedale Terriers

Welsh-TerrierAiredale Terriers History:

Airedale Terrier was created by crossing Welsh Terrier and Otterhound in England, United Kingdom. It was recognized as a breed by the Kennel Club of England last 1886 (American Kennel Club, 1888; United Kennel Club, 1914). They were used as message carriers during the World War I, in which after, their popularity rapidly increased thanks to stories of their bravery on the battlefield.

Appearance:

Airedale Terrier has a ‘broken’ coat (hard and wiry). The coat color is either a dark grizzle saddle (black mixed with gray and white), or a black saddle, with a tan head, ears and legs. Its fluffy tail is long and erect traditionally. It weighs about 50-70 pounds and it is the largest of the British Terriers.

Temperament:

Airedale Terrier is very intelligent, independent, strong minded, stoic, and can sometimes be stubborn. He is also swift, graceful, formidable, big of brain, an ideal chum of guard. If the dog is trained correctly, it can be an excellent choice of family dog, can be used as a working or hunting dog. It can do well with cats and other small animals and has no problem working with cattle and livestock. However, if it’s not well trained, it will agitate and annoy the animals. It can also be stubborn. To his master he is an adoring pal while to marauders he is a destructive lightning bolt.

Health:

Airedale Terrier’s life-span is about 10-12 years. Its most common cause of death is cancer. Its recommended amount of high-quality dry food a day is about 1.5 to 2.5 cups. Regular brushing keeps its coat in good condition, as well as bathing frequently. It also need daily exercise because it’s a high-energy working dog.