The Airedale Terrier is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in the valley (dale) of the River Aire, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is traditionally called the “King of Terriers” because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. The Airedale was bred from a Welsh Terrier and an Otterhound and probably some other Terrier breeds, originally to hunt otters. In Britain this breed has also been used as a war dog, guide dog and police dog.
He is an excellent family dog, particularly good with children and always ready to join in their games. Not aggressive by nature but protective of his family, he is a devoted companion, ready for a walk at any time or even a ride in the car. Hand in hand with his love of attention, he enjoys being trained. His double coat is waterproof and a daily brush and comb will keep him looking smart. However, he will shed his coat twice a year, and on these occasions it is advisable to have him professionally stripped. Provided he has daily exercise he is suitable for either town or country life.
Breeders / Rescue Centres
- Mr D E Ablard lives in Bolton, Lancashire. He is a Kennel Club Assured Breeder and has been a member since 9th October 2015 after a successful visit was completed in October 2015. He specifically breeds Airedale Terriers . Contact him on 07799 604020.
- J Callon & L Callon-Winn who live in Lancaster are a Kennel Club Assured Breeder since 11th April 2014. They are assured breeders of 3 breeds of terriers including Airedale Terriers. They have also have five litters registered with the Kennel Club. They are members of other breed clubs and have at least 3 dogs registered in the Studbook. Contact them on 07967131352.
- Airedale Rescue is based in Monmouthshire, Wales. It is a rescue organisation run by Lynda McCarthy. The people who help run the rescue centre have many years experience working with Airedales and particularly re-homing them taking into consideration specific needs and requirements of both the dog and owner. For more information visit www.airedalerescue.org.uk