The Airedale Terrier is a friendly and clever dog that will never fail to give you the smiles. The United Kingdom origin dog, can also be stubborn if not trained since early puppy hood. Arrogant at times but when trained, will play nice with other smaller dogs.
Also known as the king of terriers, because it is the largest in size compared to the other terrier breeds. Like other terrier breeds, the Airedale Terrier was initially breed as a hunting dog. In Europe, they are also used as police dogs and war dogs.
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Airedale Terries will play nice with children if you have. They could be a little rough at times, so you’d want to keep an eye while the dog plays with your children.
When trained, they make good guard dogs for your home as well. The Airedale Terrier is able to undergo strict training and will be fairly obedient. Extremely sensitive to rodents and small animals, you’ll need extra care if they come in view as the Airedale Terrier is born a hunter.
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The most common cause of death of the Airedale Terrier is old age and cancer. Airedale terriers live up to 12 years.
As an Airedale Terrier owner, care should be given to its coat. It’s coat is thick and made to protect the dog from claws by predators – as the Airedale is a hunting dog. However because of the thick coat, few types of skin dermatitis and skin irritations can occur. Staying in a state with dry and hot weather also makes the situation worse
Like humans, bloat occurs in Airedale Terriers being active dogs who gobbles up their food. Running and playing about too actively after a large meal causes bloat and stomach pain.
Airedale Terriers do not shed and only require up to 3 times a year for coat stripping. Their coat is meant to look ragged and hard, while covering their legs and body.
Correct coat color for Airedale Terriers are black for its saddle with a tanned body parts. For proper care for the dog, make sure to invest in a good hair clipper as you want to be able to trim the dead hair that easily gets trapped in the dog’s coat.
The Airedale Terrier Dog Is Great For
- Owners who wants an active and interactive dog
- hunting and as guard dogs
- people who wants playful dogs and needs active exercises