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== Physical Characteristics ==
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The top coat is dense and wiry while the undercoat is soft and furry.
The top coat is dense and wiry while the undercoat is soft and furry.
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Physical Characteristics

Airedale Terrier.jpg

Photo author: Lilly M.

Breed Group:



Between 50 to 70 pounds (23 to 32 kilograms).


Approximately 58 cm (23 inches).


The classic coloring is black and tan. Sometimes there will be gray and white mixed in with the black fur, creating more of a dark grizzle.


The top coat is dense and wiry while the undercoat is soft and furry.



Airedale Terriers are intelligent and independent dogs with a good sense of humor. They are loyal and protective of their family members.

Country of Origin:



This breed originated during the mid-19th century in Airedale, South Yorkshire, England. The Airedale Terrier was created by crossing the Otterhound and the Old English Black and Tan Hardocated Northern Terrier.


This breed was named for its place of origin, a valley called Airedale in South Yorkshire, England.


Airedale Terriers are intelligent animals. They can be used as working dogs but are primarily hunters. These animals are better around older children rather than younger children.



Airedale Terriers are intelligent dogs, but in a very independent way. Training needs to be kept new and interesting in order to maintain the animal's attention. Airedale Terriers require a relatively high level of socialization.


These dogs can be quite energetic and have a high level of activity. Due to their hunting instincts, these terriers tend to chase small animals.


Airedale Terriers make very loyal pets. These dogs are better with older children and are not ideal for households with small animals such as cats, because of their hunting instincts.


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