Breed Profile

The Airedale Terrier originates from Yorkshire. A large, muscular dog, the Airedale is the tallest member of the Terrier Group of dogs bred originally to hunt otters along the River Aire in Yorkshire.

Other Names: Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Airedale
Country of Origin: England
Size: Large
Height: 56 – 61 cm (22 – 24 ins)
Weight: 20 – 23 kg (45 – 50 lbs)
Colour: Tan with black body saddle
Lifespan: 10 Р14 years
Coat: Medium
Grooming: High
Exercise: Average
Child Friendly: Yes
Pet Tolerant: Yes
Novice Owner Suitability: Yes
Health Issues: Alopecia (Seasonal), Corneal Dystrophy, Cutaneous Hemangioma, Cutaneous
Melanoma, Dermatitis, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Demodectic Mange, Distichiasis,
Entropion, Haemophilia B, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Lymphoma,
Lymphosarcoma, Nasal Tumours, Pannus, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA),
von Willebrand’s Disease