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Anyone have an Airedale Terrier?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by McKenzie, Apr 20, 2011.


  1. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Does anyone around here have an Airedale Terrier?
     
  2. CheekoAndCo

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    I don't but they are really nice dogs :D
     
  3. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Yeah they seem nice. I don't really know much about them but my dad might be interested, so would really like to talk to someone with first hand experience :)
     
  4. SpringerHusky

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    Nope, only one i've really met wanted to rip my throat out so have a slight distaste for them. The dog was very lovely to everyone else but really had it in for me, it was at the shelter I worked at so thankfully he found a home pretty quickly because of how lovely and sweet natured he was :p

    Fiance quite likes them, he's never met an aggressive one and he works in a dog care and boarding facility so comes across a few of them.

    I must say i've seen some lovely looking ones with tails now, which is quite a treat to see :)
     
  5. golfchick

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    met our first airedale yesterday and we went especially for Ziva to meet another dog and she was lovely! I can only tell you what the owner told me about this specific dog so perhaps not indicative of the breed as I've not met any others, she doesnt have a trustworthy recall at all so can only be let off in confined areas and she said that shes very stupid.

    As I say this is what this owner told me about her dog from a perspective of her doing training every week and agility every week with her and this is her first airedale as they've had other dogs before.

    Se was a lovely dog though, excellent temperament with Ziva, very calm and trying to entice her to play and bring her out of her shell.
     
  6. crazyface

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    We had one when I was a kid, he was a lovely dog, very daft and had a tendancy to escape if given the opportunity and he moulted a lot, needed quite a bit of exercise but was really friendly and a good family dog, very easy going and let my sis and I crawl all over him. My son's friend has one and he is exactly the same.
     
  7. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Erm Airedales are non-shedding :rolleyes: Maybe he was crossed with something else?
     
  8. McKenzie

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    That's interesting - they're actually supposed to be quite intelligent. I guess it shows the variation you can get in a breed maybe.
     
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    He wasn't a cross he was KC Reg, and he moulted!
     
  10. Nonnie

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    Maybe there's something in the water in my area, as every single one ive met, and ive met a fair few, has been aggressive both to people and other dogs.

    I cant even think of one exception :(
     
  11. McKenzie

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    Thanks - that sort of thing is good to know.
     
  12. crazyface

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    Just googled Airedales and shedding, and apparently if you dont have the coat stripped a couple of times a year they do shed it is all to do with grooming :001_smile:

    Was just checking I remembered correctly, was a few years ago, Mum musn't have taken him to the doggy groomer.
     
  13. SpringerHusky

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    Taken from 3 different sites, it seems they do shed but if you maintain the coat correctly it should be minimum to none.
     
  14. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Oh that's confusing! :confused:
     
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    They don't shed like normal dogs it seems they still have the hair type coat that is good for people with allergies.
     
  16. McKenzie

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    Ok so I'll tell him he needs to make sure he keeps up with grooming if he went for this breed.
     
  17. SpringerHusky

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    I think basically is what it means, just regular grooming :)
     
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    Have rang my Mum, she said if we took him and had is coat cut and groomed professionally he didn't really shed, just a little bit like you would expect from a human, but if she didn't have it done professionally at least twice a year he did shed. Hope that clears it up for you.
     
  19. McKenzie

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    Thanks for that crazyface :)
     
  20. CheekoAndCo

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    I've never met an agressive one. Blu did get freaked by one because it appeared from nowhere but that's Blu for you!

    One was next to us on Sunday and everytime I went to scissor the boys she started licking my ear because I wasn't giving her any attention :p
     
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