Airedale Terrier Grooming

Airedale Terrier Breed Profile

Average Weight:
Male – 20 – 23kg (45 – 50lbs).
Female – 20 – 23kg (45 – 50lbs).

Average Height:
Male – 58 – 61cm (23 – 24in).
Female – 56 – 59cm (22 – 23in).

Coat:
Double coat – wiry, dense outer coat and soft under coat.

Average Life Span:
10 – 13 years.

Average Litter Size:
8 – 10 puppies.

Airedale Terrier Fast Facts

Ease To Train
Exercise Needs
Grooming Frequency
Energy Level
Protective Instincts
Behaviour Around Children
Relationship With Other Pets
Loyalty To Owner
Ease To Train
Some dogs are easy to train while others require more effort. General breed factors are taken into consideration to determine how easy you should find it to train your dog. On the scale, a 1 indicates that your dog will be difficult to train while a 10 indicates that your dog should be easy to train.

Exercise Needs
Dogs vary greatly in the amount of exercise they need on a daily basis. Some may need long, vigorous walks while a walk around the block will be sufficient for some. A score towards the lower end of the scale means that your dog requires little exercise while a score towards 5 indicates that they have high exercise needs.

Grooming Frequency
Depending on your dog’s coat, the grooming frequency will vary. Some will need brushing every day while others can be groomed once a week. On this scale, a 1 shows that a dog needs very little grooming while a 5 shows they require plenty of upkeep.

Energy Level
Some breeds have incredibly high energy levels and find it difficult to rest while others prefer sleeping for large parts of the day. A score of 1 on the scale indicates the dog has a low energy level while a 5 shows they have extremely high levels of energy.

Protective Instincts
Many dogs have protective instincts and may act wary around strangers while others are much more friendly and accepting. A score of 1 indicates that your dog is unlikely to react to strangers while a score of 5 shows that your dog is likely to be wary.

Behaviour Around Children
Many dogs that are reared and socialised around children understand how to interact with them but some breeds are completely unsuitable to have around children. On this scale, a score of 1 shows that a breed is not good around children while a score of 5 shows they are perfectly compatible.

Relationship With Other Pets
Stereotypically dogs don’t get on with other pets but often this is not the case; many dogs enjoy the company of other animals. A score of 1 shows that it is not a good idea to mix a breed with other pets while a 5 indicates they tend to get on well with other animals.

Loyalty To Owner
Most dogs are extremely loyal to their owners and family, although there are a few that are quite independent. A low score of 1 indicates that a breed does not have a strong sense of loyalty while a score of 5 shows that they are extremely loyal.
The process of Airedale Terrier grooming isn't as hard as it seems to be, given the extremely clean look the breed usually boasts. There are a few main tenants to remember if you want your grooming to be successful. These include scheduled regularity and proper dog training.  To begin with, it helps to learn about their fur.  The adorable dogs typically have wiry coats, although some will have softer hairs. Because of this the fur is prone to tangling and matting when wet or left unkempt for long periods.  Airedale Terrier grooming aims to prevent this.

A main aim of Airedale Terrier grooming is removing the loose, dead hairs from the coat in order to prevent mats and tangles.  Several times a week you should brush and comb the fur so that loose hairs are removed as much as possible, in addition to keeping the smart coat looking its best.  If you do not keep up with regular brushing, small mats will eventually appear and if left any longer these will turn into large, unmanageable tangles.  It is recommended that you remove all loose hairs prior to bathing as water will only make things worse.  That said, bathing doesn’t need to be a regular part of your Airedale Terrier grooming routine as it will dry out the coat.

The coat will need to be trimmed fairly regularly as part of Airedale Terrier grooming.  This can be done in one of two ways: hand stripping or clipping.  Many people choose to use electric clippers as it is a much faster, neater way of removing the necessary hair, giving your dog the nice, neat look they are used to.  However, hand stripping to remove dead hairs can be undertaken, although most who choose this option get a professional to do the procedure as it can be tricky and time-consuming.  Whichever method you choose, this will need to be done at several points through the year so that the fur does not become too unruly, even if you keep a regular brushing routine.  For the most part Airedale Terrier grooming is not difficult but it does require patience and persistence.

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