Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terrier
Size
Medium
Height
Males - 23 inches at the shoulders, Females - slightly less tall
Weight
Males – 50 to 60 pounds, Females – 40 to 45 pounds
Coat
Dense and wiry
Color
Tan and black, tan and grizzle
Energy
High
Activities
Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Hunting Tests, Police Work

The largest of the terrier breeds, the Airedale Terrier originated in the Valley of Aire in England, where factory workers bred him to be a good hunter, a strong, intelligent guard dog and a companion. The Airedale Terrier is a sturdy breed with a hard, wiry coat that became known as a “jack of all trades” doing police work, rodent control and hunting game. Airedales need grooming several times a year plus weekly brushing.

Did you know?

Among famous Airedale Terrier owners are Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge.

Training Airedale Terriers

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.