Airedale Shepherd Breed Maintenance
Maintenance is required of both German Shepherds and Airedale Terriers and will be necessary for your hybrid. The German Shepherd has a double coat that will shed small amounts at all times; regular brushing (once or twice a week) is helpful. Expect that the shedding will increase seasonally. The Airedale Terrier has a dense and wiry coat that requires more brushing, along with cutting and shaping, perhaps with the assistance of a groomer. Bathing a German Shepherd should occur rarely and only as necessary (perhaps once or twice a year) so that your dog’s essential skin oils are not lost. Mental and physical challenges are important to Airedale Terriers as well as German Shepherds and you will want to provide these daily to your Airedale Shepherd. German Shepherds tend to be inactive when indoors, therefore they do well as a house dog. Outdoor time is very important for both breeds, making a yard for the dog to run and play in very helpful. Should a yard not be available, as long as plenty of outdoor activity is provided, Airedale Shepherds will do well.