Confident, courageous and cunning, the Airedale Terrier is known as the “King of the Terriers” and it’s easy to see why. The Airedale Terrier is not only gorgeous, but intelligent, independent and steadfast. These fearless hunters originate in the Aire Valley in England, where they were bred to be large, fearless hunters and faithful family companions.
The Airedale Terrier is the smartest of the terriers. They learn quickly and excel at obedience training, but all that canine intelligence comes with a good deal of stubbornness. The Airedale Terrier is very independent and smart enough to run the house if you let them. They do best with active families who will see that they are properly trained and socialized.
These handsome devils are incredibly courageous, charming and clever - traits that endeared the breed to Theodore Roosevelt, who said that the Airedale Terrier could "do anything any other dog can do, and then lick the other dog, if he has to." That statement is certainly true. There is little the Airedale Terrier can’t do.
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