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Airedale Terrier Breed Information

The largest among the family terriers, Airedale Terrier, better known Bingley Terrier, was first developed in the 19th century, along the Valley of Aire River, situated in England. This breed was originally used to hunt otters. It was also used as guide dog, war dog and police dog, in various places of England. They were also used as a pet in middle class homes. The average weight of an Airedale Terrier varies from 20-30kg, and its height varies from 60-62 inches. Its body size is medium, and is available in black and tan colour. Their topcoats are rough whereas undercoats are smoother. Their coat can be described as broken coat, which is hard and wiry. The coats of Airedale Terrier should be regularly groomed and trimmed. This breed has long and fluffy tail, with a slight curve in the end. The tails of these doga are commonly docked five days after their birth. The average weight of a healthy Airedale Terrier is 52 to 68 pounds. This breed is watchful and very energetic. They do not show aggressive behaviour, but are absolutely fearless. They are considered as hunting type terrier rather than dog show type. Now a days, these dogs can be seen as family pets, guards and also as hunting dogs. They have natural tendency to chase small animals, and if they are not properly trained, Airedale would annoy other animals in the surroundings. This breed is strong willed, independent and also very bright minded, but can also be stubborn from time to time. Airedale are very loyal to their owners and protective of their family, but can be aggressive around strangers. This breed is highly prone to hip dysplasia, and allergies, but are not highly affected of kin disorder due to their hard and wiry coat. But if the coat is not properly trimmed or groomed, they might develop skin diseases. The average life span of a healthy Airedale is 10 years to 11 years. 39 percent of this breed dies from cancer, and rest of them from urologic and cardiac diseases. Fewer of them die from old age.

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