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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Airedoodle is a mixed breed of the Airedale Terrier and the Poodle. This is a very intelligent, easy-going and active hybrid pooch. He loves his humans and to be around them all the time when it’s possible. They are sweet-natured and highly spirited furry friends. This is an intelligent, fun, eager to please, and very easy to train breed. Airedoodle is a wonderful family pet, they are great with small children and with other pets. This breed has a high energy level; they get bored easily if they are left with nothing to do. Early socialization is very important for them; otherwise, they can become very needy and attached. Airedoodle’s average size is between 22 and 26 inches, and it weighs between 40 and 65 pounds.
Black Russian Terrier (AKA Black Pearls of Russia) has a strong body and mind, and it was created by the Russian army around the 1940s. This breed is a well-muscled and large-boned dog with a powerful head and neck. They are people-oriented and want to be all-around their humans. This is a calm and confident breed, even though they are suspicious of strangers. They are very attached and protective of their pet family. They require lots of social and mental interactions as well as physical exercises. This breed is intelligent, easy to train, learns very fast, but tends to be stubborn if they are forced to do something they don’t want to. They can weigh 80 to 145 pounds and reach a height of 25 to 30 inches.
Cairn Terrier originally descended from Scotland such as all the other terrier breeds, and this specific one was bred more than 200 years ago. You may recognize the Cairn Terrier as Toto from the movie, The Wizard of Oz. This breed is very intelligent and curious, but just like all the other terriers, it tends to be independent-minded, tough, but still a great watchdog. Cairn is the happiest when they can hang around their humans. Don’t leave your Cairn alone for a long time because he might become destructive. This breed has a high energy level, loves digging, chasing, and barking. Cairn Terriers love kids and are highly tolerant of them. With early socialization and training, they are very respectful of other animals. Cairn Terrier’s size is about 9 to 11 inches, and he weighs about 14 pounds.
German dogs, Schnauzers come in three sizes (Giant, Standard, and Miniature) and were initially bred to catch rats and other pests outdoors. Today, Schnauzers thrive on human companionship and are extremely intelligent and naturally obedient, making them easy to train. Schnauzers are proud and independent dogs, and are loving towards their owners. They make wonderful watch dogs and are highly energetic.
People usually get confused with this breed and the Puli. Both breeds are from Hungary, and they probably share even their ancestry; however, Pumi has originated only about 300 years ago, while the Puli has a couple of thousand years of history. Pumi is a curious, playful, and fun-loving animal companion. He has a high energy level, so he is a great choice for families who enjoy spending time outside and give him lots of daily exercise. Pumi behaves well with young children, but they need to be supervised to make sure the dog doesn’t misunderstand the rough games. They also get along well with other pets. They are excellent watchdogs, so you might expect lots of barking. The Pumi’s average weight is 18 to 33 pounds, and its size is about 15 to 19 inches.
Known for its happy, spunky disposition, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a wonderful dog to be around. One of several terriers with Irish ancestry, the Wheaten is unique in its group because of its soft, silky coat and extra-long facial hair. Wheatens are deeply devoted to their families, get along well with children and other pets, and love to be active. Wheaten Terriers make excellent, affectionate housemates and are eager to learn and please.
The super-soft hybrid of a Poodle and a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, the Whoodle is one of the softest, sweetest and spirited canines you’re likely ever to meet. These living teddy bears are friendly, happy, and deeply devoted to their families. As a crossbreed, Whoodles come in many varieties, but all share a great affinity for their owners and an eagerness to love and be loved. They get along well with other dogs and are likely to greet you with a joyful bark and a jump into your lap every time you come home. Like the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Whoodles are stubborn, tenacious and willful. They need an owner who is willing to train and socialize them as often as possible. Like both its parents, Whoodles are hypoallergenic, and are easy to keep clean and groomed. They are moderately active but may need a little encouragement to exercise, especially on hot days.