The Airedale Terrier was originally known as the Waterside Terrier. The breed was later crossed with the Otterhound to make him a better swimmer. This breed is often called the "King of Terriers". They are known for their small game hunting.
The Airedale Terrier was first recognized by the AKC in 1888 and Grouped as Terrier.
- Country of Origin: Great Britain
- Weight: 45 - 50 lbs
- Height: 22 - 23 inches
- Color: The Airedale breed is tan with black or grizzle saddle.
The Airedale Terrier will make a loving, loyal companion. This breed is very intelligent and they need room to run. They make great hunters and companions.
The Airedale Terriers life expectancy is between 12 – 14 years. Health Issues to watch for are:
• Eye Problems
• Hip Dysplasia
• Skin Infections
Their coat is wiry, hard and dense.
They should be brushed with a hard bristle brush three times a week because of the amount of hair that they have. Bathe only when necessary.