AIREDALE TERRIER Dog

The largest of Terriers, the Airedale has a hard external coat that frames its distinguished silhouette.

The Airedale Terrier is distinguished from the rest of the Terriers due to its large size and singular versatility as an athlete. The adult Airedale stands at about 58 cm, much more than what a dog originally breed to work in burrows needs. The Airedale is marvelously balanced, with a long head, not to wide between the ears, in the shape of a “V” and carried to the side of the head. The nose is black and quite large; the eyes are dark, and not prominent. Despite its large size, it is quite a Terrier and its expression should be such. The back is strong and short; the shoulders, long and sloping. The coat should be hard, dense and strong, tight and straight. The color is a classic black or tan, sometimes with a reddish mixture. Be it a male or a female, the animal possesses good bone structure and musculature.
 
WHO IS a Airedale Terrier dog FOR    
        
The Airedale offers the best of any kind of field to its owner. This is a sport dog with a sweet disposition, with noticeable agility, intelligence and sharp senses. It is able to swim tirelessly, hunt in land, going underground as an exterminator and can work as a professional police dog. It is a confident dog in general; who we should reminded that it should be a gentleman, since it is quite dominant by nature. Sometimes coarse, always protective; it’s craving for fun and people and great activity level cheer up its spirit. It loves to please, and can be very obedient.
 
DEVELOPMENT of the Airedale Terrier dog

The puppies with an opportunity to stay with their mother at for eight weeks learn better manners and know their limits better.
 
Some puppies were blessed with well placed ears by nature; others have droopy ears and need fixation.
 
The Airedale puppies are born with a weight between 340 and 425 g. They grow constantly until reaching 25 kg as an adult. When puppies go their new homes, at eight weeks, usually weigh 6 kg. The heel spurs, if any, are removed as soon as possible, and the tail is docked to three quarter length. Ears are often raised and fall back down during dentition change, and many breeders recommend fixing them. You should consult your breeder, veterinarian or groomer about this procedure. The character and will to please make the Airedale’s adolescence a not too complicated period. The owner should make the most of this stage by beginning its training and properly channel his dog’s protective instinct.
 
Airedale Terrier Dog HEALTH

As a very intelligent and easy to train dog, the Airedale needs a lot of activity time with its owners, and is happier with the challenge of physical activity. Unfortunately, there is relatively a large of incidence in hip dysplasia, for which it is essential to perform X – rays. The Airedale has 10 to 15 year longevity. In larger dogs there are cancer cases, mostly in the pancreas, nasal sinus tumors, lymphomas, and bladder cancer. But there are not many problems specific to the breed otherwise. The largest veterinarian concerns can be inferior prognathism, umbilical hernias and dry skin. Since eye problems have been reported, a checkup is advisable. Skin rashes are heard of, be it due to flea allergies or possible thyroid problems. Growth hormone (dwarfism) deficiency has been proven. Coat care is very important to diminish skin rash incidence and other problems. “Stripping” should be performed approximately every 12 weeks, and given the Airedale’s size, this obligation can be industrious, although it will depend in the hair quality – the best coats require less work. Important note: it is known that the Airedale suffers pain greatly, for which it can be suffering more than it shows. The young Airedale grows evenly, giving the impression of a miniature adult.