There’s no other breed group with a personality quite like the Terrier. These dogs, which range from tiny like the Norfolk to large like the Airedale, are invariably lively and argumentative. Almost everyone who has encountered a feisty terrier has faced the inevitable terrier bark-down. The reason terriers are so quick to proclaim everyone a foe is because they were bred to hunt and kill vermin. That’s why terriers seem to have a low tolerance for other animals, including non-terrier. These loyal and lively dogs make great pets for owners who have the passion to mach.
The grand Airedale is a sweet and gentle big dog who is still not afraid to stand up for himself. The dogs are clever and confident, appearing proud of their wiry coats.