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Breed:

Airedale

Group (AKC):
Terrier

Country of OriginEngland
Type of coathard, dense, non-shedding, wiry
Groomingregular brushing, hand-stripping, clipping, ear cleaning, nail trimming
Average height22-23 inches
Average weight50-60 pounds
Activity levelvery high
Watchdogyes, very territorial
Protectionno
Intelligencelow average
Trainabilitydifficult to train, do not use harsh methods
Compatibility with childrenno young children, older children ok if experienced in handling dog
Characterreserved, suspicious
Ideal home environmentfenced yard, daily exercise, good jogging partner
Ideal ownerphysically active, strong, confident patient leader who demands discipline and precision
Suggestions:early training in obedience, early socialization with other dogs and people
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