Airedale Terrier (shortened to "Airdale") is a large terrier with a long flat head, wiry coat and deep chest. It stands square and has very straight legs. It is the largest of the terriers and excels in agility, eyesight and hearing. The Airedale Terrier has an athletic physique with a sweet disposition. It has excelled at being a hunter for foxes, badgers, weasels, otters, water rats and ducks.
The Airedale Terrier is a courageous and protective breed that needs to feels loved and respected. It will do good with older children and makes a loyal family pet. He is intelligent and responsive and can be obedience trained at a high level. Until properly trained, they can be very rowdy since they are naturally lively.