Giant terrier breed, the Airedale is also an excellent defense dog and as such was classified until a few years ago by the Federation Gynecologic Internationale.
Strong, yet sturdy dog is shown to be particularly effective in hunting animals as the Fox, and is very loyal, brave and intelligent, qualities that make it a colleague ideal, capable, as the case may be, to intervene firmly in defense of the own tutor.
The Airedale terrier originated in the English region of Yorkshire and named after a river in this region, the air.
It seems that it descends from the Otter hound, optimal Hunter of otters, crossed with the Old English terrier. Does not seem at all strange to this race also the Bull terrier, which would have given strength and vigour to the new product.
Breeding started in the middle of the 19th century, and quickly, the Airedale became appreciated in many countries of Europe and America. In Canada, they began to use it to capture the bear. Official recognition occurred in 1878 and has definitely set the standard and the name of race, which was formerly Brinkley or Waterside terrier terrier.
Strong and robust Constitution the Airedale terrier dog has in the movement one of its main features: you must navigate to the always well parallel limbs and with a strong push from the back, giving it a walk that it can be defined as “to strain”. The head is fairly long with barely visible stop, snout, Fort, and the denture, impressive.
Height and weight. Males, from 58 to 61 cm. ideal weight for males, 20.5 kg.; females, slightly lighter.
Head. Black truffle. Completely adherent lips. Jaws deep and powerful. Tooths conical, strong and level. Barely visible stop. Skull long and flat, a little longer than the snout.
Eyes. Small, dark, not outgoing.
Ears. “V”-shaped taken side with the part above folded.
Neck. NET, muscular, of moderate length, widening gradually toward shoulders, devoid of lumps in the throat.
Limbs above’s. Perfectly straight, with strong bones. Perpendicular elbows to the body. .
Body. Back short, strong, straight and level, protruding ribs, arranged in order to leave a little space between them and the legs. Chest deep but not broad. Long and muscular back.
Hind limbs. Thighs long and powerful, with “second thigh” muscular. Metatarsals well bonded, not turned neither inward nor outward. The hocks are robust and parallel seen from behind.
Feet. Small, round, compact, with plants that are deep and well padded. Nails moderately arched, are not turns inward or outward. Queue. Of high birth, it is not wound on the back.
Fur. Hard, dense, thorny, not too long, with short, soft Undercoat. Color: head, ears and limbs, Amarillo-marchioness, black or dark grey body.
POWER. Food needs, split according to the size and gender, are calculated as maintenance ration, 1,250 to the 1,400 males and females of the 1,150 to the 1,250 Kcal per day. Conditions of insufficient nutrition , as well as excess foods in various physiological moments, are harmful to the health of the dog.
Remember that prevention of diseases infectious is also very attached to the diet.
DAILY CARE. It is a dog considered by its nature particularly resistant to physical efforts to unfavorable environmental conditions and the diseases. For this reason, in addition to possessing an excellent sense of smell, at other times it was used for hunting. The Airedale likes to dive into the water, which appears to be perfectly to taste at any station.