This regal pup isn’t nicknamed “The King of Terriers” for nothing! As the largest terrier, the Airedale is a true British working man’s dog, bred in Northern England at the turn-of-the-century. And they’re memorable too: Airedale Terriers are friendly, clever, and goofy, with a wiry, brown and black mane and their signature beard and moustache. As one of the dog world’s most versatile breeds—great as hunters, athletes, and companions—they love adventures in the outdoors that stimulate them physically and mentally.
They make great family dogs, and are loyal and alert; like most terriers, Airedale Terriers can have a tendency to bark, as they are stubborn and noble protectors of their homes against strangers. For those that they’re familiar with, including kids, Airedale Terriers are more docile and patient, making surprisingly good babysitters. They like to be the head dog, so are best in homes with other dogs that are smaller than them. Sounds like a king to us!
Daily kibble serving
Airedale Terriers need food with high quality protein to keep up with their active lifestyle. Try to avoid food with artificial sweeteners, flavours or colouring. If your dog has thyroid issues, you’ll also want to find soy-free options. Adults eat three or four cups of food every day, depending on how many calories they burn. Airedale Terriers can be prone to gaining weight so watch how much you’re feeding yours. Dogs should always have fresh drinking water available to them.