Looking for an Airedale?



 You have most likely come to this page of our website because you are wondering "is an Airedale the right dog for me?"   Let me share some insights.






If you’re looking for a dog to sit in your lap and look out the window while you drive, the Airedale is not for you.  He will claim his own seat!   
The Airedale is moderate in size: The American Kennel Club standard is approximately 23" in height at the shoulder; bitches slightly less.  Our full grown dogs generally weigh  45 lbs. – 55 lbs. for a female, and 50 lbs. – 65 lbs.for a male.



The Airedale is known for it's even disposition and temperament.    While he will play gently with the baby, run with the child, and travel as your companion, he will also serve as guardian of your home. You will know if someone is at the door and, because of his intelligence, you will know whether that person belongs.


Care and Grooming:

The Airedale coat is hard, dense and wiry and is "stripped" or "clipper groomed."   They do not shed, as many dogs do.  A good brushing is suggested each week, a bath each month and grooming every 12 – 15 weeks if you want your Airedale to remain in the peak of condition and appearance.




Airedales are well known for their awards in Show, Obedience, Hunting, Flyball and Agility as well as their natural aptitude forTracking, Search and Rescue, Schutzhund, Therapy, and Assistance Dogs for the handicapped. 

Teddy Roosevelt is quoted as saying "An Airedale can do anything any other dog can do!"   This has been quoted many times and reworded to:  "An Airedale can do anything any other dog can do. . . and do it better!" 







 As one who breeds, shows, grooms, and spends most of each day with multiple Airedales, I would be happy to answer any additional questions that you may have – either via e-mail, diana@aberdeenairedales.com  or telephone, 734.424.0006.