Heathen Terrier

Heathen Terrier:Airedale Terrier and German hunting terrier Mix

Hybrid Breed

Airedale Terrier + German hunting terrier


Airedale Terrier and German Hunting Terrier Mix - a hybrid breed

The Heideterrier, a cross between the Airedale Terrier and the German Hunting Terrier, is a lesser known but fascinating mixed breed. Both parent breeds share a history as talented hunting dogs. The Airedale Terrier, originally from the Airedale Valley in Great Britain, was bred for otter hunting. The German Hunting Terrier was developed in Germany and specialized in hunting foxes and badgers.

Suitability of the Heideterrier

As a result of these strong hunting lines, the Heideterrier is an energetic and alert dog that needs to be exercised both physically and mentally. He is ideally suited for active individuals or families who are willing to invest the necessary time and effort in training and exercise.

Because of his determination and eagerness to work, the Heidel Terrier is also well suited as a working or service dog. He is also a loyal and loving family dog. However, its prey-driving nature should not be underestimated - a secure, fenced environment is essential for this mixed breed. It is important to consider the needs of this active and intelligent mixed breed to ensure that it can live a full and happy life.

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Alternate Name -
Origin England - Germany
Life expectancy 10 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level high - average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Attitude of the Heideterrier

The Heathen Terrier is an energetic and active dog that requires consistent and clear leadership. His strong hunting instincts require a safe and well-fenced environment where he can run without danger. Providing adequate exercise and mental stimulation is essential to avoid problematic behavior.

Character and temperament of the Heath Terrier

With its roots in hunting, the Heath Terrier is an independent and intelligent dog that often needs a task to feel fulfilled. He is known for his determination and eagerness to work, which make him an excellent working or service dog.

Despite his work orientation, the Heather Terrier is also an extremely loyal and loving family dog. He is good with children as long as he is properly socialized and trained. It is important to note that, like many terriers, he can have a certain stubbornness that requires patient and consistent training.

The Heath Terrier is also a vigilant dog that likes to protect his family. His alertness can make him a good watchdog, but it is important that he learns when alertness is appropriate and when it is not to avoid excessive barking.

Overall, the Heath Terrier is a versatile dog that can shine as both a working dog and a loving family pet. With proper leadership, training and socialization, he can be a wonderful companion.

The Heath Terrier, a cross between the Airedale Terrier and the German Hunting Terrier, is usually known to be robust and healthy and can reach an average life expectancy of about 10-14 years. However, as with all breeds, specific health problems can occur.

It is observed that the breed may have a tendency to hip dysplasia, a common condition in medium to large dog breeds. This is a developmental disorder of the hip joint that can lead to arthritis. Screening of breeding stock for this and other genetic problems should be done by a responsible breeder.

Allergies are another potential health risk. It is known that many terriers are prone to skin allergies, which can be caused by environmental factors such as pollen, dust or mold, as well as certain foods.

Breeding information of the heather terrier

When choosing a Heathen Terrier, preference should be given to a responsible breeder who values health, temperament and breed standard. A reputable breeder is expected to test the parents for genetic diseases and confirm their good character before including them in the breeding program.

It is important to emphasize that the Heathen Terrier is an active and powerful dog. It is expected that breeding will aim to maintain these characteristics to give the puppies the best chance of becoming healthy and happy dogs. Good socialization of the puppies and preparing them for life in their new families is also an expectation of a good breeder.

Health checks and responsible breeding practices are essential to ensure the health and welfare of the breed. Therefore, when considering adding a Heath Terrier to the family, care should be taken to find a breeder who meets these standards.

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The Heath Terrier, the cross between the Airedale Terrier and the German Hunting Terrier, is a robust, powerful and versatile working dog. In appearance, they resemble both parent breeds and combine the best traits of both.

A Heideterrier is medium in size with a strong, yet elegant build. The head is well proportioned, with distinctive facial features - including clear dark eyes and alert ears - giving an intelligent and alert expression.

Appearance of the Heidel Terrier

The coat of the Heath Terrier is dense and wiry, making it suitable for outdoor activities and work in harsh environments. Color varies and can be black and tan, dark gray or black, often with distinctive red or brown markings.

The tail of the heathered terrier is traditionally docked, although this practice is now banned in many countries. In countries where docking is still allowed, it is often shortened to a moderate length to preserve the characteristic terrier appearance.

In terms of size, heather terriers can reach a shoulder height of 45 to 60 cm and have a weight of 20 to 30 kg. Both males and females are usually well muscled with a powerful appearance.

In summary, the Heidel Terrier is a sturdily built yet elegant dog that combines the working abilities of its parent breeds. Its alert expression, physical robustness, and distinctive coat make it a distinctive and attractive dog that is excellent as a working dog as well as a family dog.

Fur length short
Fur rough-haired
Ear shape Tilt-ear
Tail short
Anatomy sporty, square, sporty, square
Size ♀ 33 - 59 cm
Weight ♀ 8 - 22 kg
Size ♂ 33 - 61 cm
Weight ♂ 9 - 30 kg
Suitable For -
  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.

  • Kidney disease

    Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • A Heideterrier is a breed created by mating an Airedale Terrier with a German Hunting Terrier.

  • To keep the body and coat of an Airedale Terrier and German hunting terrier mix in good condition, regular brushing and regular checkups with the veterinarian must take place. Regular physical activity is also important to meet their exercise needs.

  • An Airedale Terrier and German hunting terrier mix is intelligent and very active. They are very lively and have a strong hunting and guarding instinct. They also make very good family dogs as they are very loving as well as loyal and affectionate.

  • A heather terrier can suffer from a variety of conditions, including arthritis, eye disease, heart disease, and respiratory disease. It is recommended that this breed receive regular examinations by a veterinarian to detect early signs of these conditions.

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