All About the Waterside Terrier
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The Waterside Terrier is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.
Males – Height: 23 inches.
Weight: 55 pounds.
Females – Height: Less than 23 inches.
Weight: 55 pounds.
Airedale Terriers are commonly:
–tan and black –tan and grizzle
Waterside Terriers are lively and loving. They are fast learners, but they become bored easily, and they will let their masters know it. They are generally pleasant, though they will fight back if challenged.
Waterside Terriers are a high-energy breed with high exercise requirements!
Waterside Terriers are a high-energy breed and need a lot of exercise. Long walks or a strenuous game of fetch, along with a daily romp in the yard, are essential to using up all that energy.
- Waterside Terriers have double coats, with a dense and wiry outercoat covering a soft undercoat.
- They are a high-maintenance grooming breed, as their coat needs combed twice a week, and they should be cut and shaped once every month or two months.
- They have V-shaped, folded ears, and the roots of their tails are higher on their backs than many other breeds.
10 to 13 years
The most common health concern for Waterside Terriers is canine hip dysplasia. Gastric torsion is less common but still occurs within the breed, while colonic disease is seen occasionally.
Waterside Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
Waterside Terriers make good pets for families who do not have other big dogs. They like to be the alpha dog of the family, but they are friendly to smaller dogs and other household pets. They also do well with children.
- The tallest Terrier breed, Waterside Terriers are often called the “king of Terriers” because of their height.
- This breed, which began as an otter hunter, also makes an excellent police dog. In fact, it was one of the first breeds used by the police in Germany and England.
- Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge owned Airedale Terriers.