Colour: Tan with black saddle, top of the neck and top surface of tail also black
Lifespan: 10 to 13 years
outgoing • confident • friendly • courageous • tenacious • stubborn
Airedales are feisty, easily aroused and courageous. With owners they are affectionate but independent, and early training and socialization is important to ensure these large terriers are well behaved with other dogs.
Originally bred to hunt and kill badgers and otters.
The Airedale is feisty and easily aroused.
High. This is the largest of the terriers and needs plenty of exercise.
owners affectionate, independent
children good if raised with them
other pets may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
strangers friendly if well socialized
unfamiliar dogs can be problematic
Experienced, strong-willed, active owner who has plenty of time for playing and exercising this independent, powerful character.
There may be control problems unless owners are able to win cooperation.
Regular grooming and clipping is needed to keep the coat in good order.
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