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Name Airedale Terrier Kerry Blue Terrier Wire Fox Terrier
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Bingley Terrier
Irish Red Terrier
Waterside Terrier
Irish Blue Terrier
Kerry
Foxie
Wire Hair Fox Terrier
Wirehaired Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier? Which is more expensive?
$600-$800 $500-$600 $800-$1200
Availability
Which is easier to get, Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
Very frequent: The Airedale Terrier is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Kerry Blue Terrier is easier than average to get.
Very frequent: The Wire Fox Terrier is quite easy to get.

Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
Medium Medium Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier weight comparison:
Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg) 33-40 pounds (15-18 kg) Male: 15-20 pounds (7-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg) 36.5 pounds (16.5 kg) Male: 17.5 pounds (8 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (46 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier coat comparison:
Wiry
Dense
Rough
Curly Wiry
Colors
What are the original Airedale Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier and Wire Fox Terrier color?
Tan
Grizzle
Black
Silver
Blue
Gray
Black
White
White & Black
White & Tan
White & Black & Tan
White & Tan & Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Average: The Wire Fox Terrier requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier? Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.
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Kerry Blue Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Wire Fox Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Confident
Friendly
Outgoing
Adaptable
Brave
Playful
Energetic
Balanced
Obedient
Loyal
Affectionate
Gentle
Spirited
Intelligent
Alert
Loyal
Strong
Willed
Alert
Fearless
Keen
Intelligent
Bold
Friendly
Quick
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier intelligence:
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
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Smart: Kerry Blue Terrier's has great intelligence.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier trainability comparison.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
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Kerry Blue Terriers are easy to train.
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Wire Fox Terriers are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier playfulness comparison:
The Airedale Terrier is a highly playful breed.
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The Kerry Blue Terrier is a playful breed.
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The Wire Fox Terrier is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Kerry Blue Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Wire Fox Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier?
Average to High: Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
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Average to High: Kerry Blue Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Wire Fox Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier social needs comparison:
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
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Kerry Blue Terriers are a social breed.
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Wire Fox Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier?
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
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Average to High: The Kerry Blue Terrier is a vocal breed.
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A lot: Wire Fox Terrier is a particularly loud breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
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Kerry Blue Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Wire Fox Terriers are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Kerry Blue Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Wire Fox Terriers strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Kerry Blue Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Wire Fox Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Airedale Terrier bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Kerry Blue Terrier bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Wire Fox Terrier bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier mouthiness comparison:
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Kerry Blue Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Wire Fox Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
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Kerry Blue Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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Wire Fox Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Kerry Blue Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Wire Fox Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Airedale Terrier indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Kerry Blue Terrier breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Wire Fox Terrier indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Airedale Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Kerry Blue Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Wire Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
Airedale Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Kerry Blue Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Wire Fox Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier? Which dog is more friendly?
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Kerry Blue Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Wire Fox Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Kerry Blue Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Wire Fox Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Kerry Blue Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Wire Fox Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Kerry Blue Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Wire Fox Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Kerry Blue Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Wire Fox Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier?
Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Kerry Blue Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Wire Fox Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Kerry Blue Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Wire Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Kerry Blue Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Wire Fox Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier Health Comparison

Health Issues
Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier health comparison. Which is the healthier: Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier?
Airedale Terriers tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Kerry Blue Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Wire Fox Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier health problems comparison:
Allergies
Cancer
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Umbilical Hernias
Von Willebrand's Disease
No data available Arthritis
Deafness
Epilepsy
Eye Problems
Legg-perthes Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Airedale Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Kerry Blue Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Wire Fox Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier lifespan comparison. How long do Airedale Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier and Wire Fox Terrier breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
9-13 years
The average lifespan of Airedale Terrier: 11 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Kerry Blue Terrier: 13 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Wire Fox Terrier: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier energy level comparison:
Airedale Terriers are high-energy dogs.
Kerry Blue Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Wire Fox Terriers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Kerry Blue Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Wire Fox Terriers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Kerry Blue Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Wire Fox Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Airedale Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Kerry Blue Terrier has an average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Wire Fox Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Kerry Blue Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier?

Medium

The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Kerry Blue Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Wire Fox Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Kerry Blue Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Wire Fox Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Airedale Terrier or Kerry Blue Terrier or Wire Fox Terrier? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier?

Not really

Airedale Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Kerry Blue Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Wire Fox Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Airedale Terrier and Kerry Blue Terrier and Wire Fox Terrier have?
7-9 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

Airedale Terrier vs Kerry Blue Terrier vs Wire Fox Terrier Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1922 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Club Espanol De Terriers

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