The Airedale Terrier, also called Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier, is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in Yorkshire, England and is the largest of the terrier breeds. It was originally used in hunting for otters. The breed is also sometime used for guide dogs and police dogs.
The Airedale Terriers are largest of the British Terriers and when grown can weigh 44-66 lbs and have a height of 23-24 inches. A larger North American Airedale often called "Oorangs" and can weigh up to 121 lbs. The Airedales have an undercoat and needs grooming by hand.
Airedale Terrier descends from dog in Britain in the late 1800's
Airedale Terrier can be used as working dogs and sometimes exhibit some herding characteristics and are known to chase animals. If the dog is used as a working dog they need to be trained. The dog breed is known to be very intelligent, strong minded and sometimes considered to be stubborn. Airedales can be an excellent choice for a family dog and can do well with cats and other small animals.
Health The median lifespan is 11.5 years which is similar to other breeds of their size. The most common cause of death is cancer followed next by old age.
* The Airedale Terrier was extensively used in World War 1 by soldiers and the Red Cross.