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Airedale Terrier

Keen of expression and with a swash-buckling attitude, the Airedale Terrier is the largest of the many terrier breeds and is often referred to as the "King of Terriers."

 

He is also probably the most versatile of all terriers, having been bred to hunt fur and feather, retrieve over land and water, as well as being used as a pit fighter, ratter, herder, police dog, guide dog for the blind, plus messenger dog and sentry during the First World War.

 

It goes without saying that a dog with such multi skilled heritage excels at obedience, and is versatile in the extreme. The Airedale Terrier is noted for his courage, sportsman-like qualities and infinite patience, particularly with children.

 

The correct temperament in puppyhood is one of discretion and, when mature, a certain dignified aloofness with strangers. With his own family, the Airedale is renowned for his deep-seated loyalty, engaging personality and sweetness of disposition. However it is not recommended that he be kept in the home with another dog of the same sex.

 

The Airedale enjoys exercise, requires combing on a regular basis, and will need his coat professionally trimmed every 4 to 5 months.

 

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