The Airedale Terrier is a terrier dog breed originating from Airedale in Yorkshire, England. It traditionally was called the “King of Terriers” because they are the largest of the terrier breeds, 50 to over 100 pounds.
The Airedale terrier was bred originally to hunt otters in and around the valleys of the River Aire from whence it gets its name. In England this breed was used as a police dog to help find criminals. As pets Airedales can be very entertaining. They are fun-loving animals. Socializing (contact with other dogs) during the first months of age is specially important in this breed.
Yes, Airedale Oorangs love to play and go on walks. The Oorang Airedales are also called Mountain Airedales because of their larger size.