Airedales And Allergy Sufferers

The Airedale Terrier is the ideal dog breed for allergy sufferers. Because they shed very little, Airedales are considered amoungst the list of hypoallergenic dogs.

Despite the fact that some dogs are considered ‘non-shedders’, this is in fact a misnomer. All dogs shed – it is simply that some dogs shed less than others. One of those that sheds less than most others is the Airedale Terrier.

When a dog sheds, it releases dander into the air. Dander is similar to dandruff, and contains hair and dried, flaky skin. This dander contains allergens, and that is what triggers allergies in allergy sufferers.

Hypoallergenic dogs, because they shed less than other dogs, therefore have a tendency to provoke less reaction in allergy sufferers. So if you suffer from allergies but still want a dog, maybe the Airedale Terrier is the dog for you!

Airedale Puppies For Sale

There are many quality Airedale Terrier breeders who have puppy Airedales for sale.

Do your research. Check out the various Airedale Terrier breeders that you find online. Check to see if they also offer a health guarantee. Check that they are registered Kennel Club breeders. There are thousands of Airedale Terrier puppies for sale all waiting to be taken home and loved, just make sure you choose the right one for you.

Decide why you want an Airedale Terrier puppy. Is it to show or is it simpy a family pet or companion dog? It will make a difference as to the breeder you choose.

Make sure you see your Airedale Terrier puppy’s mother – it’s the best way of knowing how your puppy will look when it’s fully grown.

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What Are Airedales Really Like?

Airedales are intelligent, independent dogs, traits shared by many terrier breeds. Fun loving dogs with a keen sense of humour, they were nonetheless bred to work and hunt. This should be borne in mind before you buy an Airedale Terrier.

Because of its lineage, the Airedale Terrier is not for everyone. Their independent thinking means that you have to think like an Airedale in order to get the best out of it. They are not a breed of dog that will happily carry out boring tasks like fetching a stick. They need more mental stimulation than that, which is why some consider the Airedale Terrier to be a difficult dog to train, not because they lack the intelligence, but because they have sufficient grey matter to know when a task is meaningless and when it is not.

Airedale Terriers do need training though, just as they need early socialization. Their natural instinct is to chase its prey, so they need to be made aware that such behaviour is not acceptable.

Airedales are highly trainable nonetheless, and excel at dog agility and obedience trials. They also excel at Schutzhund, a sport developed in Germany in the 1900s, initially to determine a German Shepherd’s suitability for police work. Other intelligent, working dog breeds now take part in this sport, including the Airedale Terrier.

In summary, the Airedale Terrier makes a wonderful family pet providing it is properly trained and socialized from an early age. Training should always be positive, varied and mentally stimulating for your Airedale.

If you would like to read more about owning an Airedale Terrier, please read some of these excellent, highly recommended books:

* The Airedale Terrier Today by: Janet Huxley
* Airedale Terrier by: Hugh Owen
* Airedale Terriers (Complete Pet Owner’s Manual) by: Miner
* The Airedale Terrier: An Inspirational Journey into the Lives of Dogs and their Owners by: Helena Ardholm and Lars Gren
* Airedale Terriers by: Evelyn Miller
* The Airedale Terrier (A Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic) by: Williams Haynes

So You Want An Airedale Puppy?

Before you purchase your Airedale Terrier puppy, consider why you want an Airedale in the first place. It will greatly determine what sort of puppy and what sort of Airedale Terrier breeder you are looking for. Simply searching for Airedale Terrier puppy breeders will not necessarily guarantee you your desired result.

Naturally you will want a pedigree Airedale Terrier puppy. Buying a pedigree Airedale from a registered breeder is the best way of being certain that you are going to get what you pay for. Unlike simply buying an Airedale Terrier – or any other breed of dog if it comes to that – without a pedigree certificate, if you buy a pedigree Airedale Terrier puppy you have a reasonable idea what your adult Airedale will look like because pictures of adult Airedales abound, especially on the internet.

All puppies look cute, especially Airedale Terrier puppies. But you need to know what your Airedale is going to look like when it is fully grown. You also need to know, as far as possible, that you are buying a healthy puppy. That is the main advantage of buying an Airedale Terrier puppy with a pedigree certificate from a Kennel Club registered Airedale Terrier breeder.

You also need to see the mother. That is important. If you see the mother then you have a fair idea how your pup will turn out. Does she have the right temperament to suit your lifestyle? Unless you are planning to show your Airedale, breed standards don’t matter too much. It is your puppy’s temperament that is most important. The fact that your Airedale Terrier might not be suitable for showing or fit the exact breed standards doesn’t matter a hoot if you want a happy, healthy, family pet. But at least by buying your Airedale puppy from a specialist Airedale Terrier breeder, you have a reasonable idea what you are going to get for your money.

Of course if you are buying an Airedale puppy for the purpose of showing it, then that is a different matter. You will want the best puppy your money can buy. But if you simply want an intelligent and faithful family pet, then an Airedale can be hard to beat. And the best way of ensuring that is to buy your Airedale Terrier puppy from a registered Airedale Terrier breeder, see the mother, check the pedigree certificate, and look forward to many years of happy Airedale Terrier owning!

Airedales In Service


Long before the German Shepherd became the dog of choice for police, service and security work, there was the Airedale Terrier.

Airedales were amongst the very first dogs used by police forces in both Great Britain and Germany around the early 1900s. But it was during the First World War that the Airedale Terrier really came into its own. Their intelligence, strength and athleticism saw them recruited by the British and Russian armies to assist the Red Cross by locating wounded soldiers, and for carrying messages behind enemy lines. It is in fact said that more than 3,000 Airedale Terriers were recruited for military service during the ‘Great War’.

Airedales were also recruited for sentry duty during World War II and continued to assist medical personal to locate wounded soldiers and to fetch and carry medical supplies.

Airedale Terrier Health

You would be surprised at the number of Airedale Terrier health issues you could actually diagnose and treat yourself, at a fraction of the cost of taking your Airedale to the vet.

Written by vet John Bleby, The Dog’s Health from A-Z: A Canine Veterinary Dictionary, descibes how many canine illnesses can be self-diagnosed and treated, or avoided altogether, with a little knowledge and understanding.

While this book cannot take the place of your vet, it certainly demonstrates that there is much that you can do to prevent many problems happening in the first place. We are more than happy to recommend this excellent book which is certain to pay for itself in the fullness of time!