Stylish, noble, and athletic, the Airedale Terrier is both stoic hunter and playful clown.
Vital Stats
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

Summary
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.

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Energy Level:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Vigor:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)