The Airedale Terrier, a descendant of the extinct Black and Tan Terrier, is also known as the “king of terriers.” Originating from the Airedale and Wharf dale areas of Yorkshire, England, the Airedale Terrier was formerly known as the Waterside Terrier. Local hunters developed the Airedale Terrier in the 19th century to hunt otter and vermin. To make this breed of dog a better swimmer, it was crossed with the Otterhound.
The Airedale Terrier is an intelligent and muscular dog breed. They have long flat head, deep chest, v-shaped ears, short and wiry double coat, and a tail that is carried high. The coat comes in tan with black or dark grizzle markings. Normally, an adult Airedale Terrier can grow up to a height of 22–24 inches and weigh around 40–65 pounds.
black body with tan markings on the legs, head, chest and tail. A small white patch on the chest is acceptable as is a slight amount of red in the black parts of the body.
The Airedale Terrier exhibits all the terrier characteristics. This breed of dog is very fun-loving, friendly and adaptable. The Airedale Terriers are extremely devoted to their family. Being an alert and courageous dog, these dogs are excellent for protection.
Though a very healthy breed of dog, some Airedale terriers are prone to hip dysphasia, eye problems, and skin infections.
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