Airedale Terrier Adult in black and white

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terriers are widely known as the largest of all terrier breeds.

About the Airedale Terrier

Airedales are always alert, not aggressive, robust and not easily frightened. This is an active, muscular dog who has keen expressions and a very friendly nature.

The Airedale Terrier is known to be one of the world’s most versatile dog breeds and has made a name for themselves as hunters, athletes and companions. They are frequently used as police dogs in some countries.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Lively / Enthusiastic / Agile / Confident / Friendly / Intelligent / Alert

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Needs a lot of training
  • Requires outdoor space