The Joy of Owning an Airedale Terrier
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Airedale Terrier dogs are wonderful family pets that have a loyal, friendly, and playful demeanor. They are very lovable, energetic dogs that love to run and play in any family environment. However, this breed has some health issues that can make adopting an Airedale a bit challenging. There are several different breed rescue groups dedicated to helping people find good homes for these dogs.
The breed is prone to hip dysplasia, congenital eye defects, and genetic heart defects.
Some of these issues can be corrected through surgery, but others may not. When adopting an Airedale, you should understand all the risks and costs associated with these issues and prepare yourself financially to adopt this type of dog.
The Airedale Terrier was first bred in England, and it is thought that it was first bred as a working dog. In the early, to mid-1800’s it was bred with the Terrier, the Sporting Terrier, and the Non-Sporting Terrier to create the working dog breed. These dogs worked in the fields, farms, and in animal cages because they are exceptionally intelligent and strong working dogs. They are known for being quick hunters, powerful and agile, and they make great companions and protectors.
The Airedale terrier is very protective of its family, and it can become boring, too. If you have more than one Airedale, it will want to take over your entire yard. It is a breed that needs plenty of attention, and you must be able to provide it with that attention. If you have children in the home, they must be watched when playing with this dog breed. This is because children can become bored and provoke the terrier. It will then bite, chew and scratch at the legs of the children.
The Airedale terrier is very playful, and it has a love of water.
If you own an Airedale, make sure that you give it plenty of playtimes, so that it does not become boring. You can introduce the Airedale to a variety of toys so that it receives some variety in its life. You can even turn your back on the water and let your Airedale play near the docks or along the shores for a little bit because the water will keep this dog from becoming bored.
The Airedale terrier is fairly easy to groom, but there are some things that you should do to maintain the good appearance of the coat. You should clip the hairs at least every six to eight weeks. Brushing the coat is also very important. Brush the coat very gently using a wide-toothed comb, and you will want to brush several times a week. Never use human hairbrushes, since these can pull the skin of the dog.
Grooming the Airedale Terrier is going to take a little time, but it will be worth it when you see how wonderful this breed looks. These dogs are beautiful when they are sporting their long coats. This is one of the few types of dogs that look good when they are indoors, and you need to keep this in mind if you own an indoor dog. This makes caring for the Airedale Terrier a top priority.