Name: Airedale Terrier
Other names: Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier
Country of origin: UK
Size Type: Small Dog Breeds
Group: Terrier breed
Life span: 10 – 12 years
Temperament: Intelligent, Outgoing, Alert, Friendly, Courageous, Confident
Height: Females: 56-59 cm; Males: 58-61 cm
Weight: Males: 23-29 kg; Females: 18-20 kg
Color: Black saddle with brown ears, legs, and head; dark grizzly saddle (black mixed with gray and white)
Price of puppies: $800 – $1500 USD
Airedale is a breed of dogs from the terrier family. It was bred in Erdel, the geographical area of Yorkshire, England. As the largest terrier breed, the Airedale has traditionally been referred to as “Terrier kings”. The Airedale Terrier breed was bred by crossing an Otterhound with an Old English Black and Tan Terrier. They were also known as the Eyre Valley Terrier. They got this name from the name of the Ayr River, in which they were supposed to hunt otters. In the United Kingdom, this breed was also used as police dogs.
Slightly elongated body. The hind legs are shorter than those of the Irish Terrier. They are strong and straightforward. The elbows should not protrude. The loin is muscular and bony. The ribs are well visible, but not very prominent. The chest is not wide, deep, down to the elbows. Compared to males, females are of a more elongated format.