Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier


The Airedale Terrier is an affectionate and brave dog that will be very protective of you and your family. Because of issues with dominance, this breed should be trained at an early age to guarantee the dogs are well-mannered and lovable.


You will need to have a decent sized yard to keep this breed happy. They are always looking to run, play, and swim, so if you live in an apartment you shouldn't keep this breed. They can become extremely difficult to deal with if they do not get regular outdoor exercise daily.


The coat of this breed is rather coarse and hard, which can give you difficulty with grooming. The beard should be washed at least once a week to forgo any caking issues that will tend to arise. Any dead hair should be groomed out at least twice a year, and shedding can be a problem depending on the cut of the coat.


You will need to have firm consistency and proper training in order to get the best out of this breed. Airedale Terriers are not everyone's cup of tea and, with improper or no training, you will find they are highly disobedient, stubborn, and can have strong dominance issues.


The Airedale Terrier's coat is short and crisp and will lie close to the body. They can have a slight wave to their coat and will always have the distinctive beard that needs to be cleaned to keep it looking nice.


The Airedale Terrier loves to chase smaller animals but can get along well with cats and other dogs if it is socialized to them in the right way. You will find that they are full of energy and very intelligent, but training should start at a young age to curb any dominance issues that might develop later on in life.


You will need to train this breed at a very young age and, even then, you will still get bouts of stubbornness from time to time. They are highly energetic and require daily walks and runs to keep them active and happy. This is not a breed for an inexperienced handler to own.