The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the terriers and is considered one of the world’s most versatile dog breeds, having earned the nickname “The King of Terriers. This breed excels as a companion, hunter, and athlete. The Airedale Terrier is characterized by its bold and determined nature. This breed has a dense wiry coat, long muscular legs, neatly folded ears, dark eyes, as well as a sporty mustache and beard.
The Airedale needs plenty of activity and stimulation. They are a lively and intelligent breed that thrive on having a job. They can be a great watchdog as the Airedale will take great pride in protecting its family and friends. He prefers to be at the side of his owner and family and may get into trouble if left along for long periods of time. They are quite athletic and enjoy going out for walks and hikes. If you are a hunter, this breed is naturally suited to join you out in the field with its wiry coat providing it with protection and warmth.
Origin of the Airedale Terrier
The Airedale Terrier was bred in England during the Industrial revolution by mill and factory workers of the Airedale Valley. They originally served as hunting dogs but eventually were called into service during World War 1 when they were used as messengers, sentries, and guard dogs.
Is a Airedale Terrier right for me?
If your breed of choice is the Airedale Terrier, you will enjoy the company of a hardworking, independent, and athletic dog, that is just as much at home out hiking and hunting as it is at home watching over your family.
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