Breed Standard

Why exactly these breed?

The Airedale terrier is an all-rounder.

We have been living with those great animals for three years now.

As sportive and socially active people, we need dogs that are manifold, self-confident and clubbable companions.

We emphasize a balanced socialisation – it means to share life with our Airedales and to integrate them in our joint ventures such as cycling, fishing, simple climbing tours, guarding our backpacks, journeys with our caravan, lodging in hotels and guesthouses, going by train, winter sport (without alpine), hiking in 2000 to 3000 metres, raiding a chairlift or a cable-car, comfortable get-togethers with good friends…All those things are possible with an Airedale terrier.

Our Airedales get along with other dogs – they do not grapple with them.

If you like, you can coach your dog in an organised dog sports club. Regularly, we visit the dog square.

A premise to work with your Airedale on the basis of sportive competitions is the “Companion Dog Test” – if you have passed it your dog can take a “Versatility Test” – “Tracking Test” – Agility – Dog Dancing – Tournaments.

Dog Basics

The Airedale is a robust, muscular and smart dog. It has a wiry black and tan coat.
The breed originated in the last third of the 19th century in the Valley of Aire, a geographic area in Yorkshire, England.

In 1893, the first Airedale was brought to Germany
It developed by breeding to the dog that is familiar to us.

Airedales are versatile and stable characters and adjust to many environments and situations. They are no troublemaker and mostly bark if there is a reason for it.

As teachable and attentive pupils, they are perfect for training. But do not expect slavish obedience.

An Airedale enjoys being close to his family and loves activity. Therefore, he should be kept as a family dog.
They are very energetic and need plentiful exercise. Under those conditions, you are able to explore his potential and be in full cry with your Airedale.

Raising a puppy requires serious commitment. Socialisation, consistency, exercise, love, praise and devotion are necessary. If you are aware of this your puppy will develop successfully and an inseparable friendship is going to begin.

The outer coat of an Airedale is wiry and stiff, while the undercoat is shorter and softer. Grooming an Airedale three or four times a year will maintain a beautiful look. Regular grooming also reduces shedding.
By shearing, the breed-typical wiry coat can be destroyed and the colours turn to grey.