Airedale Terrier

  • Size

  • 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

  • Activities

    Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Hunting Tests, Police Work
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.

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