Terrier Group


Jake aka Barbate Ipso Facto and Cabot from Jubileeaires Airedales

The Airedale is an elegant tan and black terrier possessing a natural proud attitude and poise.  They are active and need regular exercise and challenge.  They may at times appear reserved, but they are not shy.  Airedales are smart and personable, and will be very inventive if left to find their own entertainment.

The enjoy the ability to run and play unfettered, but should be confined to a fenced area.  They are inquisitive and will wonder off in search of new adventures and investigations.  As terriers they love to dig, and are not easily distracted when they’ve set their mind to see how deep your property goes.

A good family dog especially if the family and Airedale learn and grow together.  While they deal well with children such interaction should be supervised with very young and strangers.  Involve all family members in Airedale activity, feeding and care.  A complete sense of belonging for all two and four legged family members goes a long way to teach everybody everyone’s elses boundaries, likes and dislikes.  Airedale’s are very intelligent and patient and will probably be the first to learn the “routine”.

Read PGAA’s Hypoallergenic Dogs article.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Wiry Minimal.  Very little shedding Best for experienced owner. Can be stubborn.  Needs LOTS of exercise.  Could be OK for allergy sufferers.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Description

The Airedale Club of America

Airedale  Great source of Airedale info including an article to see if an Airedale is right for you.

Airedale Rescue

Airedale Rescue Group

Airedale Info and Rescue

On-line Airedale Terrier Discussion Group


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a responsible breeder or responsible rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.  PGAA does not agree with the Internet sale of dogs or puppies E-mail us for breeder referral or adoption assistance..  Let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.  Use the checklist to help in your evaluation.