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BSK Breed Index: The Airedale Terrier

Life Span: 10 - 13 years

Height: 22 - 24in

Weight: 55 - 66 pounds

Litter Size: 5 - 12 puppies

Temperament: Brave

Intelligence: High

Classification: Terrier

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Airedale Terrier

The Airedale was originally bred as a large terrier that would go in the water if needed. Their original purpose was to hunt small vermin in the Valley of Aire in Yorkshire, England. More recently, they have been used as big game hunters in Canada, India, and Africa. They have also been used as guard and police dogs in England.

Airedale Terrier Fun Facts

  • Airedales were used as messenger dogs in World War I and as wartime guards in World War II
  • Airedales were originally known as Waterside and Bingley Terriers

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