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Short History of the BreedAiredales came from Yorkshire, England, probably around the mid-1800's. Originally, they were bred to hunt otter. People would put to task a pack of Otterhounds along with a terrier or two. According to the Airedale FAQ, The airedale may be the "Old English Black-and-Tan Terrier," the "Broken-coated Working Terrier" and the "Rough-coated Black-and-Tan Terrier" outcrossed to the Otter Hound among others. It may also involve crossing with a Border Collie or another sheepdog.
Since they were bred to be used in hunting and the breed was developed competitively with other breeds at the time, they were bred to be able to hunt, fight, and think better than other dogs.
Airedales do some work today as hunting and police dogs but mostly they are just pets.
The Airedale breed is known as the "king of the terriers" because it is the largest of all terrier breeds. They share most of the common physical characteristics of other terriers, such their distinctive head and relatively square snout. They are similar to Welsh Terriers, but are much larger; and to Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers and Lakeland Terriers though larger and with a different coat. A full-grown airedale can be around 65-85 pounds. (The definitive physical description of the airedale is on the American Kennel Club website as the AKC airedale Breed Standard.)
Physical Description & Size
It's worth noting that Airedales have hair, not fur, and as a result, are generally hypoallergenic.
Airedales tend to be great athletes, and can -- and need to -- play and exercise a lot! You'd not want to get an airedale unless you have a yard for them to play in, or else plenty of room at a daycare or other facility. For young Airedales in partcular, the more exercise the better -- for your sanity. A tired airedale is a happy airedale.
TemperamentAiredales are known for their abundant and strong personality. Described with words like cocky, self-assured, strong-willed, brash, and zealous, Airedales tend to be strongly independent and determined. Incredibly persistent, when they get their mind on something, they do not give up. (Ben's favorite example is the night Jackson spent a whole hour struggling to get his Kong out from under the bed.) Airedales are generally loyal to a fault (they want to be where you are) and incredibly protective of their families and their homes, and so they make great watchdogs. They also tend to be great with kids: patient and playful.
Dog Care (exercise, grooming, diet)Click "EasyEdit" and start writing the Needs of this breed.
Health Issues, Life ExpectancyLike most large dogs, Airedales are susceptible to hip dysplasia. (When acquiring a puppy, you should check whether the parents had any hip issues.)
AKC GroupAiredales are a member of the AKC Terrier Group. Airedales, within the Terrier Group, are known as the "King of the Terriers" because they are the largest terrier.
Airedales On This Site
- Google Images of airedale terriers
- Flickr Airedale photo clusters
- The Airedale FAQ
- The Airedale Terrier Club of America
- The Airedale Rescue and Adoption Committee can help you find a Rescue organization.
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|Dog Adoption Guide , Pedigree||Interactive Questionnaire||Take the Profiler to narrow your choices to the Group which you can best care for. Is a Terrier really right for you?||Terriers are not for everyone. It is essential that one has the patience to care properly for these fiery, challenging breeds.|
|Select-A-Dog Questionnaire, Pedigree||Interactive Questionnaire||Narrow your choices down to a list of the top 10 breeds best for you and your lifestyle.||Did you match an Airedale Terrier in your top 10 selections? Is an Airedale really the right breed for you?|
|Keegan is the typical Airedale with the clown attitude and gentle spirit.||Webpage||Airedale Terrier Personal Site||Requestor - Deborah owned by Keegan|
|Airedale Terriers -Everything You Want to Know|| |
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|airedalerescuegroups||Rescue group for Airedale Terriers||0||Jul 30 2012, 5:39 AM EDT by airedalerescuegroups|
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Since 2000, our Airedale Rescue Group volunteers have stood ready to foster, train, and place their loving charges. As the Southeast’s oldest and largest Airedale rescue group, we are honored to help about 80 to 100 Airedales find new forever homes each year.
It is the mission of the Airedale Rescue Group to rescue and place as many full bred Airedales as possible. Using a small band of 10 volunteers we:
* Create and maintain a web site for the placement of dog photos and biographies
* Field inquiries about dogs which need to come into rescue, transport dogs, interview perspective parents, do home visits, and place dogs
* Maintain contact with shelters, breeders and other organizations who have dogs for foster or adopt
* Bring all dogs up to date on their shots and preventative medicines and ensure that all dogs are neutered
* Provide foster care at our own cost to assess the behaviors, personality and suitable of every dog
* Using a combination of telephone, site visits and follow up calls we ensure the best dog has the most suitable adoptive parents
Contact us at www.airedalerescuegroup.com regarding relinquishment or adoption.
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|Anonymous||My Airedale Keegan||6||Jul 25 2007, 3:07 PM EDT by Anonymous|
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I was browsing through Google looking for Airedale trivia when I noticed my Airedale "Keegan" on your page. His pic is above the paragraph of description of Airedales and he is laying on the grass. I imagine you obtained his pic from the net somewhere but I would appreciate you placing his name (Keegan) beneath or somewhere on your great page.
|Anonymous||How much should I feed my Airedale?||1||Mar 8 2006, 6:04 AM EST by Anonymous|
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