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Airedale Wall Calendar 2019 by Avonside
Airedale Dogs - The King of Terriers
Are you interested in learning about the
Airedale breed of Terrier
dogs and whether it is the right canine companion for you? Dog experts often refer to the latter as the "King of Terriers" and for a good reason.
Airedales are the biggest of the terrier breeds standing up to 24 inches in height, with females just a little shorter and weighing around 55-65 pounds. These dogs are vigilant and some of the most energetic of the known dog breeds which can be a problem for many owners. Hence it is essential to learn as much as you can about them before deciding on getting one for a pet.
A little bit of history behind the dog breed
The Airedale breed of Terrier dogs stemmed from England, between the Aire and Whafe rivers. These dogs have its roots split between two other breeds of dogs -- the Welsh terrier and the Otterhound. In 1886, the English Kennel Club officially acknowledged them as a unique canine breed although they were first revealed in 1964 under various names such as the Rough Coated and Waterside terrier. It was not until they joined the Kennel Club that the breed Airedale Terriers became official.
Airedales were initially used as hunting dogs and sporting pets especially in ratting (where they would ferret out a rat, chase it down and kill it). They were likewise used throughout World War to send messages across the battlefield and started doing police work in early 1906.
Characteristics of the dog breed
Airedale Terriers can be described as a sturdy, self-reliant and capable pet dog although they can sometimes be stubborn. Owners often describe them as very smart. They are trained to a high standard due to their intelligence but only if you have the patience to put up with their headstrong temperament. They make fantastic family animals as they are loyal, loving and enjoy being in the middle of household activities.
Lifespan and health
Airedale Terriers can live to a maximum life expectancy of around 11 years which is about average for a canine of their size, though they can suffer from hip dysplasia, eye issues, and skin problem. Because of their thick coat, a skin problem can frequently be hard to observe with this type, so watch out for 'locations' where the dog scratches or licks excessively. They are also prone to bloat; this is typically triggered by exercising the pet dog too soon after eating. Bloating triggers the stomach to either block or twist which triggers a build up of gas, this can be deadly if not dealt with right away.
In a report published by the Airedale Health Foundation, the most common causes of death were cancer (38%), urologic (17%), old age (12%), and cardiac-related problems (6%)
Airedale Terriers are not suited to house living as they are active dogs. These dogs are suitable for owners that have an average-sized garden which enables them to pace throughout the day and burn excess energy. Airedales that are not exercised enough can typically end up being bored and can become highly mischievous if only to entertain themselves. They need a great deal of attention and love to keep active which makes them the perfect companion if you lead an active lifestyle.
Due to their wiry coat, the best way to groom an Airedale Terrier is through hand stripping which must be done by an expert. Serrated blades are used to pull out loose fur and encourages new ones to grow in its place. Still, if you want to groom the dog yourself, you can also use clippers as you would with a lot of other pet dogs but doing so can soften the coat and cause staining over an extended period.
The most noticeable characteristics of Airedale Terriers are the eyebrows and the mustache, these are left long as part of the Airedales appearance, they should also be brushed every day, although they are typically referred to as a non-shedding breed this is not real, and day-to-day brushing will help keep the coat at its finest.
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