meet theAiredale Terrier


Training &Temperament

They are deceptively strong, requiring regular exercise for optimal health and mental well-being. A brisk walk in the morning and evening will help him burn those unwanted calories. Playing frisbee, flyball or working agility courses will keep both of you ready for whatever game comes your way. Airedale Terriers are eager to learn, and remember their lessons well. The trick is to stay on your toes and know what you are about to ask your Airedale Terrier. Many times the Airedale Terrier will learn a task on the first or second try only to be bored when asked to do the same task repetitiously. In whatever venue you choose to train and exercise your Airedale Terrier - conformation, hunting/working, obedience, agility or search and rescue - the trainer must remain calm, in control and keep a positive outlook. Positive reinforcement training will give you an Airedale Terrier who is not only anxious to learn but ready to meet whatever challenge you place before him.

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Did You Know?

The Airedale was a popular breed with Presidents. Woodrow Wilson had one named Davie, Warren Harding’s was called Laddie Boy, and Calvin Coolidge had Paul Pry who was originally called Laddie Buck.

The Airedale was one of the first breeds used for police duty in Germany and Great Britian.

Author of "Of Mice and Men" and "Grapes of Wrath" John Steinbeck was also an Airedale owner.

An Airedale Terrier has won Best of Show at Westminster four times: 1912, 1919, 1922 and 1933.

From 1864 and on, the earlier whelps were called Working, Waterside, and Bingley Terriers.

The breed was used for wartime guard, messenger duty, rodent control, hunting birds and game.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Tan 018
Grizzle & Tan 110


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code