Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix


The Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Airedale TerrierThis could make for a very powerful breed with a lot of hair. Is it more like the Bernese Mountain Dog or the Airedale Terrier? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix.

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Here are some pictures of the Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix




Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Airedale Terrier History:

The Airedale Terrier (often referred to simply as the "Airedale"), Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in the valley of the River Aire, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Historically is has been known as the "King of Terriers" because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. They were originally bred from the Old English Black and Tan Terrier, all of these breeds obviously came from various terrier breeds. Like most dogs, especially Terriers, they were bred to serve as a versatile hunting and all around working farm dog. Also, like most other Dog Breeds, they have been used as a war dog, guide dog and police dog. 

Bernese Mountain Dog History:

The Berner, as you might have guessed, hails from Bern, Switzerland and is one of several Swiss breeds that have long helped out around the farm by driving cows to and from mountain pastures; pulling milk carts to the dairy; and just generally guarding the property.


The dog began to be exhibited in Germany early in the 20th century. By 1907, a breed club was formed and had written a standard for judging. The Berner first arrived in the U.S. sometime around 1926. He was accepted for AKC registration in 1937.


In addition to their newly-acquired popularity in the U.S., Berners continue to be a favorite in German-speaking countries.



Awesome videos of Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix puppies


Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix Size and Weight

Newfoundland

Height: 23 - 24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 42 - 55 lb.

Lifespan: 11 years


Bernese Mountain Dog

Height: 22 - 28 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 80 - 110 lb.

Lifespan: 10 - 12 years


Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. This could obviously make for a very powerful and strong breed that will have a lot of energy and a high prey drive. Both of these parent breeds have higher energy and a very strong prey and drive instincts. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”


Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Bernese Mountain Dog mixed with the Airedale Terrier might be prone to Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Heart Conditions, as well as Cancer, Urologic and other conditions.

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.


Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

This will be a tougher dog to groom as both of these dogs have pretty long hair. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. The Airedale Terrier doesn't shed but does have a very thick undercoat. Either way, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.


Bernese Mountain Dog Airedale Terrier Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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