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Airedale Terrier Breed Standards
- Head: The head is well proportioned, with very little difference between the length of the skull and length of the foreface. The skull is flat and long, with minimal space between the ears. The Airedale’s face is virtually wrinkle free. The stop of the forehead is barely visible, and the space between the eyes narrows slightly from the space between the ears. The ears are carried high and are V-shaped. The foreface is deep, powerful, and strong. The eyes are small and dark, beady, showing the keen and intelligent expression of a terrier. The lips are tight and the nose is large and black.
- Neck and Body: The Airedale’s neck is moderately long and thick, getting thicker gradually as it meets the shoulders. The skin on the neck should be tight and not loose. The back is short, strong, and level with shoulders that slope into the back.
- Tail: The tail is strong and of a good length. It is carried upward, but not curled or laying on the rump or back.
- Forequarters and Hindquarters: Hindquarters are strong and muscular. Forelegs should be perfectly straight, with plenty of muscle and thick bone.
- Coat: The coat is dense, hard, and wiry. Under the wiry hair lies a thin soft layer of undercoat.
- Color: The head and ears should be tan, with the ears being of a darker shade of tan than the rest. Dark markings on either side of the skull are allowed. The legs up to the thighs and elbows and the under-part of the body and chest are also tan and the tan frequently runs into the shoulder. The sides and upper parts of the body should be black or dark grizzle (saddle).
- Gait: Gait is free, with movement seen from the rear as back legs move parallel to one another. Toes stay facing straight.
- Size: Males should measure about 23 inches in height at the shoulder while females are just slightly
- Temperament: The Airedale Terrier is intelligent, confident and proud. They are friendly but courageous.
Airedale Terrier Breed History
The Airedale Terrier was recognized by AKC in 1888. The breed is thought to have originated in England and created by crossing a Terrier with an Otter Hound. It is also likely that the now extinct black and tan Terrier and English Bull Terrier were used in the mix.
List of Airedale Terrier Breeders
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