With an overly long looking snout, small pointy batman ears, short cropped tails and wiry hair, Airedale Terriers might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But don’t judge a book by its cover, because Airedales make fine companion dogs that are great to train and fun to be around.
The Airedale Terrier’s sheer lust for life makes them the perfect companion for any active person who loves sharing adventures with their dogs. They want action and want to use their brainpower, and will follow you around the house and look at you with anticipation of what’s coming next. A simple walk around the block twice a day will not do for this breed…Airedales can quickly turn from a terrier into a terror if their brain and body don’t get a sufficient workout!
Airedales are great as watch, hunting or service dogs as they like to work. Rest assured, with some training, patience and clear boundaries, they can also become very obedient and a true companion.
Airedales are a rather robust breed and do not tend to have a lot of illnesses. They have a great temperament but can be quite stubborn like most terriers. Their wiry coats don’t shed much and therefore brushing is only required every second or third day.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||10-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||average|