Stylish, noble, and athletic, the Airedale Terrier is both stoic hunter and playful clown.
Height: 21 to 23 inches at shoulder
Weight: 40 to 65 pounds (males average 57 pounds, females average 47 pounds)
Coat: dense and wiry
Life span: 10 to 13 years
Known as the “King of Terriers,” the Airedale is indeed the largest of all terriers.
The breed originated in the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, and was created to catch otters and rats in the region between the Aire and Wharfe Rivers.
An able sporting dog, he became an ideal working dog as well, proving his worth during World War I. Intelligent, outgoing, and confident, the Airedale possesses a wonderful playful streak that delights his owners.
Full Airedale Terrier profile on DogTime.com
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