Dog Breed Guide: Airedale Terrier

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An Airedale Terrier with pet insurance from Pets Best.

Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Airedale Terrier

Height (to base of neck): females 22″, males 23″

Weight:  females 40 – 48lb, males 45 -70lb

Color: Black and tan with specifically distributed markings.

Origin: Europe

Coat: Dense, double coat that tends to crimp.  Soft undercoat with wiry outer coat.

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

Energy level: High

Exercise needs: Moderate

Breed Nicknames: Airedale

Is an Airedale Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Airedale has been bred for hunting, and they have excelled at police work and as service dogs as well.  They are very smart and training should start early.  They can be aloof with strangers and are good guard dogs.  They need regular activity and exercise, as well as close human companionship to prevent boredom related behaviors such as digging and chewing.  They are low shedders and are considered low-allergen as well.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Airedale Terrier

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
 Ear Infection  $267  $771
 Skin Allergies  $653  $1,802
 Gastroenteritis  $716  $1,943
 Pyoderma  $209  $438
 Lipoma  $440  $801

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