Airedale Terrier

Other names: Bingley-Terrier, Warfedale Terrier, Waterside-Terrier, Working-Terrier

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The Airedale Terrier is a sturdy, medium-sized dog with longer legs than other terriers, but without looking disproportionate. Muscular and lively, he gives off a clear impression of determination through his eyes and his attitude.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin Britain
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 17 kg to 22 kg From 56 cm to 59 cm
Male From 18 kg to 24 kg From 58 cm to 61 cm
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History of the breed

Airedale Terrier Pictures

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Physical features

His coat: hard, dense, not too long, wire-like, lying straight and tight, embossed or slightly wavy in places, associated with a short and soft undercoat.
Its color: black or gray at the level of the coat, tan on the rest of the body, with darker shades, even charcoal on the ears, around the neck and on the sides of the head.
His head: elongated, well proportioned and without wrinkles. The skull is long and flat, the stop sign is barely visible.
His ears: small, V-shaped and worn to the side.
His eyes: relatively small, dark in color, displaying liveliness and intelligence.
His body: short, straight and strong back, muscular loins and well let down chest without being broad.
Its tail: set high, strong and carried happily. It was curtailed in the past, but this practice is less and less used.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Airedale Terrier is an alert, energetic and active dog . Animated by a great vivacity and a remarkable intelligence , he likes to work and to please his master . Obedience, however, is not his forte. Alert, confident and courageous, he is a good watchdog , but his favorite field is hunting. At home, he is quite sociable and friendly with children . Faithful to the reputation of the Terriers, it has difficulty getting along with its congeners.

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For this kind of active dog and not particularly docile , it is advisable to apply a firm education and a thorough socialization . However, it is not a question of establishing a balance of power, but rather of showing the dog the limits not to cross and preventing him from contesting your status as a master. Well educated and socialized, the Airedale Terrier becomes a pleasant companion, both on the hunt and at home.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Airedale Terrier is basically a country dog , but it can just as well cope with apartment living if it takes full advantage of its outings and exercises. It would suit an active, athletic, available person who knows how to educate him adequately to channel his ardor and reduce his dominant character. Otherwise, he would risk always trying to gain the upper hand and be belligerent towards his fellows, especially those of the same sex.


Ease of gaining weight

The Airedale Terrier is a particularly resistant dog. If he does not fear harsh climatic conditions, he is however one of the breeds likely to suffer from hip and elbow dysplasia , as well as stomach torsion .

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Litter size

9 puppies

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 13 years

The life expectancy of an Airedale Terrier is, on average, between 10 years and 13 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Airedale Terrier is not subject to seasonal molts. He loses little hair and, apart from his grooming, does not require tedious maintenance.

2 or 3 grooming sessions per year help preserve the health of the hair and skin so that they can fulfill their protective role. These treatments include hair removal.

Price and budget

Purchase price

800 €
€ 1,100

The purchase price of an Airedale Terrier is between € 800 and € 1,100.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of an Airedale Terrier is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Airedale Terrier needs a lot of exercise to get active , in addition to its long daily or even twice daily walks. A hunter at heart, this dog appreciates being able to move freely in large spaces when he has the opportunity.


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 3: Terriers

Recognized by FCI

Since 1963


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