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Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier
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The Airedale Terrier started from Yorkshire in England, between the Aire and Whafe streams. They began life as a cross between the Welsh terrier and an Otterhound, in 1886, the English Kennel Club authoritatively recognized them as their own breed.

They were first shown in 1964 however were classified under different names, for example, the Rough Coated, Bingly and Waterside terrier, yet they embraced the name Airedale Terrier when they joined the Kennel Club. They were initially utilized as hunting dogs and donning dogs particularly in ratting (where they would sniff out a rodent, pursue it down and murder it). They were likewise utilized amid World War 1 to convey messages on the cutting edges and as police dogs in 1906. 


The Airedale Terrier is a solid, independent and intelligent dog, that can every so often be stubborn. They have a great comical inclination and on account of their high knowledge can be trained to a particularly high standard if you have the patience to work with them, however, it takes a mentor with an innovative personality to truly prepare an Airedale as they can without much of a stretch get bored. They make great family pets as they are loyal, cherishing and appreciate being amidst family exercises. 


In view of their unforgiving wiry coat, the best strategy for grooming an Airedale Terrier is hand stripping, this ought to be finished by an expert where they utilize a serrated blade to haul out the free fur. This encourages the new hairs to grow and keeps the coat looking superb. However, for a pet dog, you can essentially utilize scissors as you would with most different dogs yet this strategy can mollify the coat and cause discolouration over a significant lot of time.

The most noticeable qualities are the eyebrows and the moustache, these are left long as a major aspect of the Airedales look, they ought to likewise be brushed on a daily premise, in spite of the fact that they are regularly alluded to as a non-shedding breed this isn't valid, and daily brushing will help keep the coat taking care of business. 


Airedale Terriers have a lifespan of around 11.5 years, which is about normal for a dog of their size, however, they can experience the ill effects of hip dysplasia, eye issues and skin conditions. As a result of their thick coat, a skin condition can regularly be difficult to see with this breed, so pay special mind to 'problem areas' the place the dog scratches or licks unnecessarily.

They are additionally susceptible to bloat, this is frequently caused by practising the dog too early in the wake of eating, bloat makes the stomach either square or curve which causes the development of gas, this can be deadly if not treated quickly.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #55
2017: #55
2016: #55
2015: #53
Origin: United Kingdom
Breed Group:Terrier (AKC:1888)(UKC) Terrier (AKC:1888)(UKC)
Life span:10-13 years
Height:Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm)
Weight:Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg)
Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg)
Colors:Black & Tan
Grizzle & Tan
Litter Size:7-9 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $800 USD

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