Is an Airedale Terrier the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Airedale Terrier

Choosing an Airedale Terrier as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Independent by nature they are nonetheless affectionate and faithful if given early training and socialisation.Good temperament with a possessive nature towards owner, which makes them good all-round family dogs

Suitable Owners

Active with previous experience of dogs, needs to have a strong will and firm demeanour to manage these powerful, strong willed characters.


Bred originally to hunt and kill badgers.
Dog Group - Kennel Club:


 Dense, hard and wiry with a softer under coat

 Regular grooming and clipping required
Average Height:  56-61 cm. 22-24 ins.
Average Weight:

 20-23 kgs. 44-50 lbs.

 Tan with black saddle, top of neck and topside of tail.

 Feisty and independent, can be affectionate and good with children and other animals if socialised with them from an early age.

 Loves lots of exercise.
Average Lifespan: 

10-13 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Generally needs to be well socialised to acheive full control and cooperation

Potential Health Concerns

Hypothyroidism, bleeding disorder.
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