Make your own free website on

Airedale Terrier



Photo Album

Why Adopt?

Adoption Sites

NDRC's Poll

Puppy Mills

Are You Nuts About Mutts?

To Neuter or Not to Neuter?

Breed Index

Link To Us!

Canines Online

October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month  

Dogs in the Encyclopedia

Dog Facts

Ways To Help When You Can't Adopt

Awards I Have Won

Win My Award

Award Winners

Sign My Guestbook!        

View My Guestbook! 

What Is Rescue?

Your Dog's Age

Quiz: Are You Ready For A Dog?

What is Your Dog Saying?

How to Choose the Right Dog

Preparing for your New Dog


Books and Magazines

Taking Care of your Dog

First Aid Supplies for your Dog

First Aid 

Toxic Plants for your Dog

A Checklist for a Healthy Dog

Warm and Cold Weather Suggestions  

Dog Food


Save a Stray





Airedale.jpg (8258 bytes)

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