Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Airedale Terrier

Contributor(s): Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi


General information

  • Originates from Leeds/Bradford area, miners used breed for hunting river banks (River Aire).
  • Largest of all terrier breeds.
  • Uncertain origins, thought to be Otterhound cross with terrier breeds.
  • Athletic, fearless but not aggressive, good with family life.
  • Double-coated, and will shed coat twice a year - stripping recommended.
  • Coat requires clipping for typical look.
  • Requires moderate exercise.

Biological Data

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