Why are these curly dogs sometimes called kings of terriers? Yes, they are the largest among the terriers and have a royal posture, but that's not the point. The main advantages of dogs of this breed are their aristocracy and unprecedented, even desperate, courage. This distinguishes the Airedale among other dogs.


Breed origin

The name of the breed was due to the locality - the valley of the River Eyre in Yorkshire. Here the Airedale Terriers appeared and took them out as hunting dogs. According to some sources, breeding work began when many orders began to come in from hunters who wanted to get dogs capable of hunting water animals. At the first stages Old English terriers and Otterhounds were used. airedale terriers

The complete formation of the breed occurred in 1886, at the same time it received its name. Since then, these dogs have been used for a variety of purposes, in addition to hunting, for protection, as signalers and sappers during the war, for official purposes. The modern Airedale Terrier often acts as a companion and family dog, with which it copes perfectly well.

Description of breed Airedale

As already noted, the Airedale is the largest and highest dog in the Terrier family. It has a compact, muscular body, proportionally folded. The dog is energetic, active and enduring. The growth of males of this breed varies between 58-61 cm, the average weight is 30 kg. Bitches slightly lower, their maximum height of 59 cm, and weight - no more than 20 kg. According to the standard, purebred erdels should look like this:

  • The head is proportional to the size, the skull is narrow, elongated. The transition from the forehead to the face is mild. The muzzle has the shape of a rectangle, with a wide, long back of the nose and a black, large lobe of the nose.
  • The lips are dry, tight to the jaws, differing in characteristic thickness and equipped with large, white teeth, creating a scissor bite. Dog grip is very strong.
  • Eyes are round, set deep. The color of the iris can be different - in the palette from black to dark brown. Airedales look smart, penetrating.
  • Auricles are small, triangular in shape, half-hanging, planted close, relative to each other. airedale terrier
  • The neck is of medium thickness and length, it has developed muscles. The body is square format, with strong bones, strong, dense back and developed chest. The tail of dogs of this breed is usually docked, set high.
  • The limbs are long, with strong bones and muscles and round compact legs. Fingers tightly pressed.

Coat hard, thick, guard hair is similar to wire, curly necessarily. The undercoat is dense, soft. Wool is not uniform - in some places it is short, and in some areas of medium length. A distinctive feature of the breed are eyebrows, bushes, mustaches and beard, which consist of guard hairs.

Colors thoroughbred dogs

There are individuals of several colors: bright red, yellow, red with yellow and brown. Small specks in the chest area are standard, but minor. At birth, the Airedale Terrier puppies have a black coat, but with development and maturation it changes.

Character erdeley

Airedles, as their owners affectionately call them, are very positive and energetic dogs. They are able to invent and create various pranks, causing a smile in children and adults. However, such a dog is not suitable phlegmatic, tough and harsh people.

To their owners, these dogs stick with all their hearts, and most often it is mutual. They have a clear separation of people into their own and aliens. And from "their" they are waiting for a benevolent attitude, they love affection, but they do not cringe. If the dog is okay with the psyche, then he tolerates loneliness well. three airedale terrier

According to the owners of the owners, the hunting instinct is pronounced in the erdelek, as a result of which cats, small rodents and birds are often regarded by the dog as prey. But coexist peacefully with their own kind. However, there are exceptions, when the Airedale is happy to communicate with anybody, even with the cats, if only they participate in funny games.

Dogs of this breed, in fact, are not aggressive, and for no reason they will not unleash a fight, but they respond to attacks with a rather tough response. In addition, they have a good memory, and if the neighbor's dog offended the Airedale Terrier with a puppy, he will remember it and may show signs of hatred. Sometimes, such manifestations are considered by the owners to be causeless, forgetting about past disagreements. Airedale Terrier with a stick

Children, these dogs love and allow them a lot. But because of the size during the activity, the pet may inadvertently push or drop the baby, so it’s better not to leave it with the little children without supervision.

Care and maintenance of an Airedale

Representatives of the breed are distinguished by unpretentiousness. They can be kept both in an apartment and in a private house. And if it is assumed street maintenance, then you should take the pet a special place where the dog can dig holes - this is a favorite Airedale Terriers. These dogs are hunters, which means they need an owner with experience in dealing with such breeds. The dog will be subject only to a person who can become a true leader for him. airedale terrier stands

The dog needs physical exertion and long walking, and it is important to give him some freedom, otherwise he will not be able to fully enjoy the walk. In addition, the pet will seek to escape without receiving the desired. It is necessary to unfasten the dog from the leash and periodically call up, treating a treat. Naturally, this should be done in safe areas. It is important that Erdel has his own corner, with toys and a place for feeding.

For a well-groomed appearance and healthy skin and coat, dogs of this breed should be regularly combed out. The advantage is the lack of a specific smell. And since they do not shed too much, they should be rid of dead wool with the help of a pinch - trimming. The procedure is carried out 2-4 times a year, independently mastering the technique or contacting a professional. When it is warm outside, the Erdels are cut short, and the mustache and beard are neatly trimmed so that the dog does not lose its characteristic appearance. two pretty airedale terrier

It should be once a week to inspect the mouth, eyes and ears of the dog. Ears should be brushed when necessary, teeth - if plaque has formed. If the dog receives a sufficient load, then the claws are not cut off, as their grinding off occurs in natural conditions.

How to train an Airedale

Before you acquire a similar four-legged friend, you should get acquainted with the breed characteristics. For example, if they are not taken into account, one may encounter difficulties in training and education. Usually, owners without experience complain about the stubbornness of their pet. And indeed, if the dog does not want to work, it can not be made even on pain of death.

The usual methods that work well with representatives of other breeds - reward or punishment, will not work here. The dog is not afraid of physical influences and can swallow all the goodies, but the performance in it will not wake up. Airedale Terrier

What causes this behavior? Yes, everything is simple, the dog frankly boring and uninteresting. And if the pet from the very first days is not interested in having him enjoy the dressure, then the training will be a real torture for the owner. Even professionals can not break the Airedale Terrier.

These dogs are overly clever and cunning to be too obedient. They will invent new ways to not work. And how then to be? And there is no special secret. It is important to start your studies as early as possible and instill a love for this cause. And here their passion, together with independence, will help. With the right approach, the obedience of this dog is beyond all praise.

In addition, erdeles have an excellent memory and once learned material they are able to remember for a lifetime. Of course, repetition is the mother of learning, and for these dogs it is important to periodically refresh their memory, but not as often as in the case of other breeds. Another mistake of the owners is repeated, monotonous repetition of the same exercise. The implementation of an already learned command will quickly bore the dog, and it will lose interest. It is better to alternate exercises, not caring too much if the dog is tired or not. Representatives of this breed are very hardy and tireless. pretty airedale terrier

It is important to teach your pet to walk on a leash, but on the spot walking it is desirable to let him go. It is important to give Erdal freedom, where it is only allowed, then he will not dream of traveling and escape from the master as soon as possible. You should expect an adult behavior from a pet no earlier than 2 years. The peculiarity is that it happens suddenly - yesterday's naughty boy suddenly becomes a power dog.

With Erdel, you can take courses of protection, protective and guard training, he is able to protect and protect his family, property, territory and housing. If you can’t find a common language with a dog right away, you should immediately seek the help of a dog handler so as not to lose time. Re-educate the rude dog of this breed is extremely difficult.

Professionals warn about the difficulties of raising an Airedale Terrier from puppyhood to adulthood. But if the owner does not make mistakes, the dog will grow up a loyal friend and protector, able to learn new things and show their potential.

Feeding features

Like other dogs, Erdels need good nutrition. The peculiarity of the breed is that they perfectly assimilate raw food, much better than subject to heat treatment. The list of prohibited products can include sweet, fried, smoked, salinity and spices. As a delicacy, an érdodel can be served with fresh fruits, sweet vegetables and dried fruits. the cutest Airedale Terriers

Not very well the digestive tract of dogs of this breed learns pasta, potatoes, onions and citrus. Also, do not give small and tubular bones. In the diet of the dog should be meat and fish products. It is necessary to choose low-fat varieties, pre-scald the meat with boiling water, boil the fish a little, and then peel off the bones. It is recommended to boil offal, you can mix with slices of raw meat, but the stuffing is digested badly by the digestive tract.

You can also give the dog porridge (best suited oatmeal, wheat), boiled and raw vegetables. Twice a week it is allowed to include boiled eggs - chicken or quail - in the pet's diet. If for most breeds it is enough to develop a specific, balanced diet and give the same type of food every day, then airedale terriers require a variety of dishes. Even a few days of the same meal can negatively affect the pet's appetite.

Dry rations are undesirable for an Airedale Terrier and it is not only their monotony. Such food contains a lot of salt and seasonings.

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How much is an Airedale Terrier puppy

Owners who sensibly assess their own strengths and abilities, who have decided to make such a restless friend, are interested in the price of puppies. Although this breed has lost its former popularity in recent years, it is still not rare, so it is not difficult to buy a puppy.

A kid from the bird market or “with hands”, having no evidence of his own pure blood, costs between 3,000 and 11,000 rubles. This is a lottery - sometimes new owners have the opportunity to independently make documents, but in most cases, the dog does not even have vaccinations, not to mention the pedigree.

If you need a dog for the soul, then you can choose a pet-class puppy who will be healthy, vaccinated, have documents, but due to some inconsistency with the standard will not be able to participate in breeding and exhibitions. Here the cost varies from 15,000 to 25,000 rubles. airedale terrier lies thoughtfully

Another class - breed, there are quite decent puppies, which are allowed to breeding and exhibitions, but do not reach the "future champions", the price of puppies in this class is 25000-30000 rubles.

The best in terms of prospects are puppies of the show class. They have an excellent exterior and eminent relatives. In addition, not all litters appear such "stars", and sometimes kennels leave them for further work. In this segment, the price starts from 40,000 rubles.

Airedale terriers are ambiguous dogs that cannot be called universal. That is, they are not suitable for everyone, require special care and approach to their own training and education. If the future owner decided that he lacks just such a dog, it means that you can safely go in search of your curly four-legged friend.

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