Living with Large Airedale Terriers

Living with Large Airedale Terriers

This Airedale Terrier video is a look back when we were still living in San Diego California with our two large Airedale Terriers.

Airedale Terriers, both the regular size, and the large ones, have wonderful dispositions and are easily trained.

In the photo at the start of the video below, that’s our Annie on the left and  Oakley on the right. Both these dogs have now crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, but my wife and myself have many fond memories of these two great companions.

Living with Large Airedale Terriers

larger Airedale Terriers
Arizona large Airedale Terriers, Teddy & Tova @ 9Wks old.

Sometime after this video was made, Annie went on to become a mom and had nine healthy and fun-loving little puppies. Oakley, at his full weight was 99 lb and always full of energy and ready for a hike up are nearby Mountain to view the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.

Today, we live in Peoria Arizona, with are two large Airedale Terriers, Teddy, who is 3 years old, and Tova, who’s about 13 months old.  As you may have already surmised, I personally believe that Airedale Terriers (and perhaps all dog breeds)  have a better life growing up with another,  Airedale in the house.

The Airedale Terrier, the largest member of the terrier group, is known to admirers as the King of Terriers. They have broad versatility, intelligence, and unswerving loyalty.

These Mountain Airedales (also known as Oorang Airedales) are a sub-breed of the standard Airedale Terrier and were bred to be a much larger size. They are AKC registered, but, because they do not fit the AKC for the breed, they cannot be entered into AKC dog shows.

I and many other Airedale owners feel these larger Airedales are really the ideal size for this great dog!


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Airedales weigh approximately 50-80 pounds, being active and agile enough to perform well, while not too small to function as a physical deterrent, retriever or hunter. Some breeders have produced larger Airedale Terriers, such as the ‘Oorang Airedale’, developed in the 1920s.

Ex-Army captain and Airedale breeder Walter Lingo’s monthly magazine “Oorang Comments”, stated that “When full grown your Airedale dog will weigh from forty to fifty-five pounds and if a female will weigh slightly less. This is the standard weight, but when required, we can furnish oversized Airedales whose weight will be from sixty to one hundred pounds.”

Because Lingo tried to fill orders for everyone, the Oorang strain size was never standardized. Airedales weighing from 40 to 100 pounds were produced, but for the most part they were approximately 50 pounds and 22 to 24 inches at the shoulder. In the United States, the male Airedales measure 40 to 70 pounds, with the Oorang strain typically in the 80 to 120 pound range.


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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