Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terrier
The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the Terrier breeds. It was bred in the Aire Valley, in Yorkshire, England, from 1810 until the 1870s. The Otter hound was crossed with the now extinct Old English Black and Tan Terrier. This produced an intelligent all-round working dog, capable of hunting with the miners of the day and guarding the women and children when the men were at work.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The average lifespan of an Airedale is 14 years, and with good care and nutrition can live up to 16 years of age.

AVERAGE SIZE & WEIGHT

56cm to 61cm
23kg to 25kg

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

This is linked to the dog's development. They are an all-rounder, possessed of sound temperament, great intelligence, and an instinctive desire to protect their family from any perceived danger. Airedales were used in World War I to carry messages through enemy lines and as police dogs and guard dogs. In other parts of the world they are used for hunting and retrieving. The Airedale's primary purpose is as a companion and family dog.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

An Airedale Terrier puppy will happily settle in with other pets such as cats, rabbits and other similar animals. This bonding does not extend to pets outside the family home. It is recommended that when two animals are kept they be of opposite sexes. This may prevent any problems of dominance on maturity.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Airedale Terrier's have a hardy, wiry outer coat and a shorter undercoat of soft hair. This coat protects them from becoming chilled when wet. The hard hair also protects the dog from seeds or burrs. A good brush and comb once a week will keep the coat in good condition. Use a hard bristle or wire brush and a metal wide-toothed comb.

Pets are normally clipped two or three times a year. The Airedale does not shed hair continuously, but will after the winter need thorough brushing to remove the thick dead hair.

Do not let your dog become infested with fleas and check for ticks regularly if they are in your area. The Airedale is an active energetic dog and needs regular exercise and play, including training. They are equally at home in a suburban back yard or a large property.

Boredom may result in the animal digging holes or the removal of washing from the line and a garden hose lying around will provide much fun for a young dog.

IN CONCLUSION

There have been Airedale Terriers in Australia since the 1890s, making the Breed well known. If you decide this is the breed of dog for you, ask yourself the following questions - do I have:
a) Secure fencing?
b) Commitment and time to exercise and train the dog?
c) The ability and desire to provide your dog with the human companionship it needs throughout its entire life?

If you have decided that an Airedale Terrier is the dog for you and you are able to give it the human companionship it craves then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Anne and Ron Sorraghan Oldiron VIC Contact
Barb Bishop FOXWOOD QLD Contact
Barbara Thomson Tangmere QLD Contact
Vanessa Byers Bingly SA Contact
JANET WEEKS PONDJ SA Contact
Adrian Mather ADNAAIRE TAS Contact
Philippa Hurst Yarrowfell ACT Contact
Diana Kasal Chloeaires and Kocicka VIC Contact
Kylie Wright Clearbrook NSW Contact
bryan ling Skrible WA Contact
Andrea Jeffery Prickleville NSW Contact
Suzanne Gillum Oldbaire QLD Contact
Liz Walsh Aireafaire VIC Contact
Ron & Anne Sorroghan Oldiron VIC Contact
Andrew Muller Feuerdon QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)