I am Airedale Terrier, also known as the King of Terriers. After all, I am the largest among all the terriers. I am from the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, where I was bred to catch rats. Notably, I am a premier working dog that fought alongside human soldiers in World War 1.
Moreover, I am intelligent, confident, outgoing, which makes me a delight for my owners. However, I am full of energy. In fact, my intensity can be tough to handle, particularly for novice owners.
Generally, the Airedale is an independent, hardworking, intelligent, and a sporting dog breed with a lot of prey drive. It is full of stamina, prey-drive, and energy. As a result, though common in terriers, this breed is susceptible to howling, digging, and barking, all of which can be annoying for owners alien to Airedale’s nature. Hence, if you plan to own an Airedale, be prepared for some tiring activities and challenges thrown by its independent personality. And if you can tolerate that, you will be thrilled after seeing Airedale’s comical and active nature.
The Airedale Terrier is not for apartment dwellers as it needs large spaces to run, preferably, a long yard with a tall fence. In addition to that, it has a tendency to bark. Besides apartment dwellers, the novice pet owners should also beware of this breed as it can be challenging to handle Airedale. On top of that, it cannot be left alone.
However, the Airedale Terrier loves to be around kids and other dog breeds. It is affectionate towards the family and doesn’t have any problem with strangers too.
Moreover, the Airedale doesn’t shed and drools a lot, but it is not so easy to groom this breed. Generally, it is pretty straightforward to train this breed. That said, the Airedale Terrier can be stubborn at times because of its independent personality.
While the male Airedale Terrier stands about 23inches tall, the female can be slightly shorter. As for weights, the male can be 50-65 pounds, and the female can be 40-45 pounds.
Just like typical terriers, the Airedale is an exceedingly energetic dog breed with never-ending stamina. Plus, it is athletic, curious, and a quick learner. It is essential to channel the Airedale’s energy through daily physical exercises to keep its lively personality in check. Otherwise, the energy will come out in inapt ways.
Being a terrier, the Airedale needs a lot of regular exercises to remain mentally and physically stimulated. It can be challenging to regulate the energy levels of this breed. However, if the physical needs of this breed are met. In that case, you will be rewarded with a loving, playful, and curious companion.