Airedale Terrier

KC Pedigree, Large

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

The King of Terriers is a huge character, but if you don't train them well you'll wish they could abdicate. One office dog ate a desk - and a stapler.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Those looking for a low-shedding breed.

Not the best for ...

Not going to put 100% in to training and socialisation - one of the most challenging breeds.

Aliases

Airedale

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Spikey
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

No

HOW IT WORKS

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