Airedale Terrier Grooming
Airedale Terrier Breed Profile
Male 20 23kg (45 50lbs).
Female 20 23kg (45 50lbs).
Male 58 61cm (23 24in).
Female 56 59cm (22 23in).
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|
|Behaviour Around Children|
|Relationship With Other Pets|
|Loyalty To Owner|
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.
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.
Depending on your dogs 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.
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.
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 dont 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.
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 doesnt 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.