Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier, aka “King of Terriers,” is the largest of all terriers and this may not really come as a surprise. The most interesting fact about the Airedale is its penchant for vigorous activity and personal attention, minus which he tends to keep himself occupied by simply going on a rampage.


Believed to be a native breed of the Aire Valley in England and a descendant of the erstwhile black-and-tan, old English terrier way back in the 1800s, the Airedale terrier is a physically tough and versatile breed that stands tall among the other terrier breeds. Originally bred as a hunting dog, Airedales were then cross-bred with Otterhounds to enhance their sense of smell to hunt in the waters, and later with other terrier breeds to improve their looks! Airedales, over time, have evolved from hunting companions to messenger, wartime and police dogs; but, their instincts, physique and rough looks still tag along.


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