Airedale Terrier Breed Profile


The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the terrier group. Its been used as a working dog and for hunting. This breed of dog has a tendency to annoy other animals and to be quite stubborn and independent, thus making it difficult to train. This breed of dog lacks common sense, but makes up for it in many other ways.

Family/Child Friendly

Airedale Terriers are indeed very family and child friendly. They love to run and play and get into mischief. One would liken it to having a small child all the time, as the Airedale Terrier never wants to grow up. All in all this breed is a very loving, faithful companion for both children and adults alike.

Lifespan and Weight

This breed of dog has a robust lifespan of around 10 to 13 years. However, with the advancement of Veterinary Medicine, dogs have been known to live up to 20 years or longer. Airedale Terriers weigh around 45 to 70 lbs.

Would Make a Great Pet?

This breed of dog definitely would make a good pet for someone who has a yard for them to exercise in and plenty of love, and more than enough patience for this type of breed of dog.

Common Diseases

Common diseases for this breed of dog include, but are not limited to eye diseases, hip dysplasia, dermatitis, allergies, dietary imbalances, under active thyroid, overactive thyroid, gastric torsion AKA bloat, and cancer.

Shedding and Housebreaking Factor

Airedales typically do not shed that much. This breed being difficult to train and lacking common sense, housebreaking is out of the question.

Best Owner Compatibility

This type of terrier is not suited for the apartment environment. This Breed need lots of room to roam and to exercise, thus would fare pretty well with someone who has a yard for them to play in. These types of dogs can be clumsy and clowny, so keep breakables away or tightly secured. This is not the type of breed that is good for the frequent traveler.

Where to Buy

Always buy from reputable breeders, rescue organizations, or animal shelters. Never buy an animal from a pet shop!

Average cost

The average cost for an this breed is around $300 to $1,000 or more for each dog.

Aggression Factor

Typically not aggressive, but will love to horseplay and run around. High energy breed of dog, not for the person who loves peace and quiet!

Noise Factor

Not the type of dog for an apartment or condo living area. Loves to run around, horseplay, and bark. Would do best in an environment with alot of room to roam around and exercise.

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