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

Heideterriers are a working cross between German Hunting Terriers and Airedale Terriers, which are not recognized as a breed. In the past, bull terriers were also crossed in, but this was refrained from, because they often did not have a desired sound when hunting and their bullity appearance caused a sensation. In 2000 an Irish Terrier bitch was introduced into the breed, which resulted in very powerful and typey offspring. The goal of the crossbreeding is to get bigger and calmer dogs than pure DJT without questioning the performance of the German Hunting Terrier. The breeder's personal goal is to breed dogs in the size of at least 40 to about 50 cm and a corresponding weight, preferably smooth or stock haired or slightly rough haired, with good game sharpness, inner calmness, hardness and health, as well as the sound.What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

The Airedale Terrier and German Hunting Terrier mix breed is a larger breed, weighing in at about 25-30 kg and 46-50 cm. Their body is muscular and broad, with short, thick fur, usually mixed black/brown. The head is elongated and flat, the tail is of medium length. Ears are small and directed forward. The eyes are deep and dark and the nose is black.

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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

Possible character traits of Airedale Terrier and German Hunting Terrier Mix - Such is probably his nature.

The Airedale Terrier and German Hunting Terrier Mix is a popular hybrid dog that offers its owners a wonderful blend of good character and distinctive attitude. The heather terrier has a friendly and charming personality. He is affectionate and loyal, but still friendly to people and other dogs. He loves to play and is a very social dog that enjoys contact with other dogs and people. This breed is very intelligent and is a quick learner, which means that as an owner you have to spend a lot of time training him consistently.

The attitude of the Airedale Terrier-German hunting terrier mix is very distinctive. He is alert and will defend his home when necessary. He can also be very energetic and needs plenty of exercise and exercise to get his energetic nature under control. He can also be aggressive towards other animals, so he should always be kept on a leash when out with other animals.

All in all, the Airedale Terrier-German hunting terrier mix is a wonderful choice for a family dog. He is intelligent, affectionate and very alert. His distinctive attitude makes him a perfect protector, but at the same time he can be entertaining and playful. He needs plenty of exercise and should always be kept on a leash when out with other animals.


  • friendly
  • intelligent
  • vigilant
  • adaptable
  • assertive
  • brave
  • affable
  • reliable


  • Watchdog
  • Hunting Dog
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What diseases can occur in heather terrier

Airedale Terrier mixes are a popular breed known for their friendliness and friendly nature. Although this breed is healthy, they can suffer from certain diseases. Due to their relatively compact body size, they may experience certain problems with orthopedic conditions.

One of the most common diseases in heather terriers is an allergy to certain allergens, such as pollen or household dust. This often leads to respiratory problems, itching and skin rashes. In severe cases, allergy can be fatal, so a veterinarian should be consulted early to prescribe the proper treatment.

Furthermore, heather terriers are prone to gingivitis caused by poor oral hygiene. This can lead to painful inflammation, loosening of teeth and even tooth loss. To protect dental health, dogs' teeth should be brushed regularly and professional scaling should be performed.

Another condition is a hereditary retinal disease known as Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). This disease can have varying degrees of severity and can cause severe vision problems and even blindness.

Therefore, it is very important to see a veterinarian if you notice any symptoms that indicate one of these conditions. The veterinarian will be able to perform tests to determine if your dog is suffering from such a condition. With proper treatment and control, your dog can stay healthy and happy.

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An Airedale Terrier and German Hunting Terrier mixed breed usually has a densely coated coat that can be heavy, short, smooth and plush. Color-wise, it is interesting and varied. The base color is usually black with brown markings on the head, shoulders and back. However, there are also coat and color patterns in blue, red, gold and beige. The belly areas of the dog are often lighter than the rest of the coat. Additionally, white patches on the paws and chin are common.

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

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • 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

  • Hypothyroidism

    Most often, dogs get sick in middle age. Causes of hypothyroidism. Several causes of hypothyroidism are known.

  • 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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