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Airedale Terrier


Airedale Terrier profile

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Lifespan: 10-12 Years

Avg height: 56-61cm

Avg weight: 18-29kg

Coat type: Wiry, wavy coat.

Coat colours: Grizzle and tan.

Originally bred for: Hunting rats and otters, guarding.

Breed traits: Intelligent, outgoing, confident, friendly, courageous.


A little about the Airedale Terrier


The Airedale Terrier is sometimes known as the "King of Terriers". They are playful, versatile, and affectionate. Loving and occasionally protective of their families, they can be stubborn. They need daily exercise and love a long walk.




The Airedale Terrier can experience hereditary diseases such as Canine Hip Dysplasia and Cerebellar abiotrophy. More occasionally they can develop Hypothyroidism and colonic disease. Like all deep-chested dogs they are at risk of Gastric Torsion (bloat).

A day in the life of "Bo"


Feeling fresh. The sun is shining, the air is crisp, and I am looking fine. I’m also smelling fine. What is it about the groomers and the shampoo they use? Oh and the liver treats they give! Oooh boy. My owner seems to be happy too, she loads me into the car, making sure to give me extra pats as she buckles me in. As the door closes, I catch a glimpse of her shoes.

Hiking shoes.

In what’s turning out to only be the greatest day ever, we make our way up the windy road, the trees getting thicker and greener the higher we go. With a familiar crunch on the gravel, we stop. My owner opens the door, unbuckles me, and OOF! Onto the ground, ready to explore! We walk and walk with my nose leading the way. We trek higher and higher until we reach the top. This is my favourite bit. We find our tree and sit in the shade and pant for a while. My owner provides endless pats while she reads. There’s no going anywhere now. As I settle down against her, my eyes droop slowly. As I drift away, I start dreaming of those liver treats.

With a soft little ‘Bo, wake up mate!’ from my owner, my eyes open wide to see the sun much lower in the sky. What a DAY. We wander back through the trees to the car, and as we drive home, I notice that my very clean paws are not so clean anymore. Only six weeks to go until more liver treats.


Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.