Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • His exact origin is unknown
  • He was developed from a mixture of dogs in 1864
  • He has been a popular breed among United States presidents
  • He was one of the first breeds used as a police dog in Britain and Germany
  • He was used as a messenger and guard dog in wartime
  • He was used to kill rodents in homes and hunt game

Personality and Behavior

  • He's sweet natured and outgoing
  • He loves his master and family and wants to be in on all activities
  • He is highly protective of his family
  • He tends to be standoffish with strangers and other dogs
  • He's swift, agile and very strong
  • He has bags of energy and loves to play and run around
  • He is a fearless and formidable opponent - he won't back down if challenged by another dog!
  • He's highly alert and this makes him an excellent watchdog
  • If he sees an animal run by he will chase it
  • He's intelligent and will sometimes outsmart you which can be trying
  • His independent streak can try your patience at times
  • He has a high pain threshold so if he injures himself it can go unnoticed

Training

  • He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.

Shedding

  • He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Strip his medium-length coat (pluck out the dead hairs) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.

Other varieties

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