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This Suspicous, yet reserved dog is a great pet for an active and patient owner!

Breed: Airedale Terrier
Country of Origin: England
AKC Group: Terrier
Function: Hunting rodents and burrowing animals
Life Span: 11-14 years
Appearance: Strong, sturdy
Color: Tan
Coat Type: Wiry, non-shedding
Grooming: Periodic brushing
Height: 22-23 inches
Weight: 50-60 pounds
Activity Level: Very high
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: Low-average
Trainability: Hard, no harsh methods
Good With Children: Not with young, O.K with older
Good With Pets: High prey drive
Good With Strangers: Suspicious, reserved
Character: Suspicious, reserved
Home Environment: Daily exercise, fenced yard
Best Owner: Physically active, disciplining, patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Pushy, noisy, destructive, dominant
Physical: Skin disorders
Recommendations: Early obedience training & socialization with people and pets