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Airedale Terrier

Size: Medium

Weight: 45 - 50 lbs.

Height: 22" - 23"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Malignant tumors; CHD; hyperthyroidism; gastric torsion

Origin: England

Also Known As: Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier

Group: Terrier

Category: Companion Dog, Guard Dog, Police Dog.

Exercise Needs

The Airedale Terrier requires daily vigorous exercise.

Grooming Needs

The Airedale Terrier needs minimal grooming: occasional clipping.


The Airedale Terrier is a bold, adventurous and playful breed.

Compatibility with Kids

Great with children.


Originated in 19th century Yorkshire, England, along the Aire River, when an Otter Hound was bred with a Black-and-Tan Terrier.