- Other Names:
- Bingley Terrier
- King Of Terriers
- Waterside Terrier
This breed, also referred to as the "king of all Terriers" is the sturdiest, largest and most versatile Terrier. The Airedale has a varied history as a "jack of all trades" being a rat chaser, otter and bird hunter, rescue and police and war dog. It is said there isn't anything that an Airedale Terrier cannot do! It's no wonder that a pet whose top qualities read "clever, friendly, proud and courageous" would be a favorite of John Wayne, who owned his own Airedale named Little Duke. This is an excellent choice for a multi pet household as well as families with children. This is also a fair choice for those that desire some watchdog ability.
They are playful and do best if allowed to participate in all family activities; they should not be left alone or in small, confined areas for long periods of time. They need moderate exercise and are considered high maintenance in regards to grooming. Most owners would agree that members of this breed are highly trainable and pick up on tasks during the first attempts. Generally healthy dogs, the Airedale should live 10-13 years.