Larger Airedales Arizona

Larger Airedales Arizona

This is Teddy and Tova larger Airedale Terriers here in Peoria Arizona. Both Tova and Teddy are the larger Airedale Terriers known by various names such as Oorang Airedales, Mountain Airedales and just, larger Airedales. In this animation, Teddy is about 2 1/2 years old, and Tova the is shown between three months and six months of age.

Larger Airedales Arizona
Larger Airedales Arizona

Teddy weighs about 85 pounds and Tova when she turned 26 weeks old weighed in at 52.6 pounds! I’ve had both the regular size Airedales and these larger Airedales, and I can say that as far as personality, and other characteristics of the breed, they are exactly the same. There are just Airedale lovers like myself and many others who feel that the larger Airedale is the ideal size. Now, were not taking away anything from the standard Airedale and the AKC specifications for it, but, are hoping that one day, the AKC will recognize the larger Airedale.

Larger Airedales Arizona

larger Airedale Terriers

Many dog owners don’t realize that in order for the AKC to recognize a new breed or a substantial size difference within the breed these dogs have to become popular first! There are few cases within the AKC with a have recognized different sizes within the same grade.

Arizona larger Airedales

In the animation above you’ll see the large black dog facing Tova in one of our local dog parks. This black dog is a giant schnauzer. The AKC first recognized the regular schnauzer, and then because of popularity officially recognized the giant schnauzer as well as the miniature schnauzer. Hopefully, someday the same will be true for the larger Airedale Terrier. In the meantime, as long as they are the standard black and tan coloration they can be registered with the AKC as an Airedale Terrier. But, because the height and weight of these dogs are out of the normal specifications for the Airedale they cannot be entered into any sanctioned AKC competitions.

I would have to say, for the vast majority of larger Airedale Terrier owners they could care less about entering their dogs in official AKC competitions!


He is swift, formidable, graceful, big of brain, an ideal chum and guard. …. To his master he is an adoring pal. To marauders he is a destructive lightning bolt.”


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