Airedale Terrier


Airedale Terrier Breed Description

Appearance: 22-24" (56-61 cm) 40-45 lb (18-30 kg) Dense wiry outercoat with soft downy undercoat. Coat lies straight and close to the body, with some wave or crinkle acceptable. Tan body with saddle of black or dark grizzle on midsection.

Photo courtesy of Princedale Perm. Reg’d.


An intelligent and brave dog, Airedales have big personalities and huge hearts. While they can be aloof with other dogs and strangers, they are lively and playful with their own people. Regular exercise both on and off leash keeps these energetic dogs happy. Their versatility and intelligence make them good for obedience or similar work.


In the mid 1800s, middle class workers in the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, England were plagued with pests such as rats and otters. Normally, the problem was managed with terriers for the rats and water dogs for the otters. However, most people could not afford the cost of keeping multiple dogs. In 1853, breeders sought a solution by crossing rough-coated Black and Tan Terriers with Otterhounds. The result was the Waterside Terrier, a keen terrier-type hunter who could swim. The breed took off, and was renamed the Airedale Terrier in 1879. The Airedale was first brought to North America in the 1880s. Its uses have gone far beyond hunting water prey, and

Airedales are now one of the most versatile terriers, hunting fur or feather, acting as a retriever, herding and guarding. Airedales were one of the earliest police dogs and an active presence in the First and Second World Wars. The breed’s great versatility and size truly make the Airedale “King of Terriers”.

Airedale Terrier Breeders:

Aireheart Airedale Terrier

We at Aireheart are a dedicated breeder that focuses strongly on raising well trained and socialized pups. Our Airedales are imported from strong European kennels all from Wold Champion bloodlines. Our Dales are the heartbeat of our family. Visit our website for more details about our kennel. Feel free to contact us for further information. Follow us on Facebook: Airedales of Aireheart

Phone: Jorien Becker (403) 345-5062

Zsuzse Airedales

Suzanne Zwarun. Top quality puppies for all activities. Full of deviltry and humour. Seventh generation of an exceptionally intelligent maternal family. Home-raised, health guaranteed, OFA certified. Rocky View, AB.

Phone: (403) 279-5815

Gardenaire Reg’d

We breed excellent, healthy champions with wonderful temperaments and exceptional conformation. All puppies are home raised & crate-trained from champion lines.

Phone: Pat Morris (705) 434-0205
Address: RR 3, 936117 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3

Ingle Valley Reg’d


Phone: Marian Murray (613) 354-5993