Airedale Terrier

Other names : King of Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Waterside Terrier

Photo: adult dog of Airedale Terrier breed
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Life expectancy

The Airedale Terrier has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 22 and 23 in
Male Between 23 and 24 in

Adult weight

Female Between 37 and 49 lb
Male Between 40 and 53 lb
Coat colour
Black Blue Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Airedale Terrier costs between £710 and £960

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More details about the Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier: Origins and history

The Airedale came about in the 1800s. It was a dog bred by the working class for the working class of the industrial Aire River valley in Yorkshire. The Otterhound, Irish Bull Terrier and the now-extinct Old English Rough-coated Terrier are thought to have played a part in the creation of the Airedale.

FCI classification of the Airedale Terrier

  • Group 3 - Terriers

  • Section 1 : Large and medium sized Terriers

Training a Airedale Terrier

The Airedale is an exceptionally intelligent dog but requires proper training to fulfil its potential. Inconsistent and irregular training will bore this dog and you will be unable to hold its attention. Once trained the Airedale is obedient, but watch out for the signs of independence (previously touched on).

Airedale Terrier: Purchase price

The price for an Airedale Terrier can vary according to his age, gender and origins. But you could count approximately £960 for a dog registered with the KC.

The average monthly budget ranges from £60 and £100 in order to fully meet the needs of the Airedale Terrier.

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