Airedale Terrier information and Pictures – Download free Airedale Terrier images and photo for everybody. The Airedale Terrier (often shortened to “Airedale”), also called Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier, is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in the valley (dale) of the River Aire, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is traditionally called the “King of Terriers” because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. The Airedale was bred from a Welsh Terrier and an Otterhound and probably some other Terrier breeds, originally to hunt otters. In Britain this breed has also been used as a war dog, guide dog and police dog.
Lifespan: 12 y
Mass: 51 – 64 lbs (Adult, Male)
Height: 1.9 – 2 ft. (Adult, Male, At the withers)
Higher classification: Dog
Temperament: Outgoing, Alert, Friendly, Confident, Courageous, Intelligent
Thunder, a Bingley Terrier and one of the founders of the Airedale Terrier, from The Illustrated Book of the Dog, London/New York 1881