Area of origin: England
Original function: badger and otter hunting
Average size of male: Ht: 23, Wt: 45
Average size of female: Ht: <23, Wt: 45
Other names: Waterside terrier, Bingley terrier
Airedale Terrier Dog Temperament
Among the most versatile of terriers, the Airedale is bold, playful and adventurous; he is a lively yet protective companion. He is intelligent, but often stubborn and headstrong. Some can be domineering, but most are biddable, reliable and responsive to their family's wishes. He makes a good house dog as long as he gets daily mental and physical exercise. He likes to be the head dog and may not do well when another dog challenges that position, although they usually get along well with other dogs.