Airedale terrier

Airedale is the largest-sized of all terriers. The dog breed originated from the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, and it was developed to catch rodents and otters in the area between the Wharfe and Aire Rivers.


In the mid nineteenth century, working-class people developed the Airedale Terrier by crossing the ancient Otterhound with the English rough-coated Black and Tan Terrier and various breeds. In the 1880s, the Kennel Club of Britain officially identified the Airedale Terrier breed.

Physical Appearance

The Airedale features a traditional terrier head with almost no stop, v-shaped ears going over, and a straight back with the vertical docked-tail.


Twenty-three inches


50 to 70 lbs.


11 to 14 years


  • Attentive
  • Daring
  • Smart
  • Confident
  • Friendly

Susceptible to Diseases

  • Hip-Dysplasia
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Thyroid problems
  • Progressive-Retinal Atrophy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Pseudo-von Willebrand disease
  • Malignancy
  • Acute hemorrhagic diarrhea syndrome

Care and Grooming

Airedale terriers should be thoroughly groomed four or five times yearly. This implies that haircuts and complete stripping take away the dead coat and encourage healthy, fresh coat growth.