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Airedale Terrier Price: What Do They Cost to Buy & Keep?

The average Airedale Terrier price is $1250. Their price at breeders ranges between $500 and $2000. Shelter adoption fees start at $300 and go as high as $600. Adopting an Airedale directly from owners costs between $50 and $350.

Dogs aren’t cheap. And like any other dog, the Airedale Terrier comes with an initial purchase and initial supplies cost. 

These costs are followed by monthly and yearly maintenance costs.

This article explores the expenses you have to make on an Airedale Terrier puppy:

  • Initial supplies
  • Medical care
  • Spaying or neutering
  • Food
  • Grooming
  • Pet insurance
  • Training

We will also discuss how to reduce the recurring expenses of keeping an Airedale Terrier.

How Much Is an Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terriers cost between $500 and $2000 if bought from a breeder. The cheapest way is to adopt an Airedale directly from an owner, as this costs between $50 and $350. Shelter adoption fees are between $300 and $600. 

5 Factors that Influence Cost of Airedale Terrier

Here are the main 5 factors that affect the price of Airedale Terriers:

  1. The age of the dog (adult Airedales are less expensive)
  2. The popularity of the breed in the area
  3. The reputation and reliability of the breeder
  4. Training and socialization before purchase
  5. The quality of the parents
How Much Is an Airedale Terrier

How Much Is the Airedale Terrier Puppies Price from Breeders?

The price for an Airedale Terrier puppy from a breeder starts at $500 and goes up to $2000. If Airedale puppies come from champion families, their price is on the higher end of the scale. 

Buying a dog from reliable breeders is generally the most expensive purchasing method. It’s expensive because the breeder has already invested in vaccination, socialization, and training of the puppy.

It’s important to buy from a reputable breeder. If you don’t, you can’t be sure how they have treated and raised the pup.

Ways to identify a reputable breeder:

  • Ask them to show you their license.
  • Verify if they are members of a club.
  • Ask them to give you a tour of the kennel.
  • Ask to see the parents of the puppy you want to adopt.
  • Look for online reviews.
How Much Is the Airedale Terrier Puppies Price from Breeders
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How Much Are Airedale Terriers from Shelters?

Sheltered Airedale Terriers cost between $300 and $600. 

Contrary to popular belief, they are not free. These fees cover the costs of medical care that shelters provide[1] for their dogs. 

If Airedales are neutered during their stay in the shelter, they cost around $600.

Adoption Cost of Airedale Terriers from Owners

The adoption fees for Airedale Terriers are between $50 and $350.

Finding an Airedale Terrier for adoption is not easy. This breed is not that popular in the United States. The American Kennel Club places Airedales in the 62nd place of the most popular breeds in 2021.[2]

How Much Do Airedale Terriers Cost Compared to Other Breeds?

Airedale Terriers are not as expensive as German Shepherds or Bulldogs. They are in the same price range as Labrador Retrievers and Poodles. Beagles are cheaper compared to Airedales.

This table compares the price of Airedale Terriers to other popular breeds.

Airedale Terriers$500 – $2000
Jack Russell Terriers$600 – $4500
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels$1000 – $3500
Boston Terriers$550 – $4000
Dachshunds$500 – $4000
French Bulldogs$1500 – $3000
Labrador Retrievers$700 – $1500
German Shorthaired Pointers$600 – $1500
German Shepherds$1000 – $4000
Rottweilers$1500 – $2500
Golden Retrievers$1000 – $3000
Bulldogs$1000 – $6000
Beagles$300 – $1200
Poodles$500 – $2000

How Much Do Airedale Terrier Mixes Cost?

Airedale Terrier mixes are less expensive than purebreds and cost between $300 and $800. 

This table lists the costs of the most popular Airedale Terrier mixes.

AiredoodleAiredale + Poodle$1000
Airedale ShepherdAiredale Terrier + German Shepherd$300 – $900
GoldendaleAiredale Terrier + Golden Retriever$600 – $800
AireweilerAiredale Terrier + Rottweiler$500 – $1000
Airedale German Shepherd Mix
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Airedale Terrier Costs for Initial Supplies

The initial supplies for Airedale Terriers cost between $120 and $650. You can invest even more if you want to. It all depends on the quality of the supplies you buy. 

If you haven’t owned a dog before, it’s best not to invest a lot in the initial supplies. After two or three months you might want to change or buy new stuff if it doesn’t suit your dog.

Here are the essential initial supplies Airedale Terriers need:

  • Collar or harness
  • Leash 
  • Food bowl
  • Water bowl
  • Bed
  • Poop bags
  • Poop scooper

This table lists the prices for the main initial supplies for Airedale Terriers.

Food bowl$5 – $40
Water bowl$5 – $40
Bed$15 – $110
Collar or Harness$5 – $40
ID tag$5 – $20
Toothbrush and toothpaste$5 – $15
Toys$15 – $100
Poop scooper$10 – $30
Poop bags$15 – $110
Odor removal spray$5 – $20
Leash $5 – $30
First-aid kit$15 – $50
House training pads$15 – $45
TOTAL$120 – $650

Airedale Terrier Medical Care Costs

The annual deworming and vaccination costs for Airedale Terriers are between $276 and $877. The recommended annual evaluation cost is between $800 and $950. The price of the on-time tests recommended for Airedales is between $210 and $670.

Medical procedures that Airedales need:

  • Compulsory procedures (deworming and vaccination)
  • Recommended testing (renal disease DNA test, Cardiac exam, ophthalmologist, and hip evaluation)
  • Treatment for various diseases
Airedale Terrier Medical Care Costs
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This table lists the costs of the vaccination and deworming for Airedale Terriers.

Medical ProcedureFirst-year CostsAnnual Costs
Deworming $20 – $50$80 – $200
Routine care and vaccines$100 – $350$80 – $250
Rabies vaccination$15 – $50– 
Distemper vaccination $20 – $30$40 – $60
Heartworm tests$0 – $35$0 – $35
Heartworm prevention$24 – $120$36 – $132
Flea and tick prevention$40 – $200$40 – $200
TOTAL$219 – $835$276 – $877

This table lists the costs of the recommended evaluations for Airedale Terriers.

Medical ProcedureFirst-year CostsRegular Annual Costs
Renal Disease DNA Test[?]$60 – $170– 
Cardiac Exam$500 – $600$500 – $600
Ophthalmologist Evaluation$300 – $350$300 – $350
Hip Evaluation$150 – $500– 
TOTAL$1010 – $1620$800 – $950

This table lists the costs of several health issues of Airedale Terriers.

Health IssueCosts 
Hip dysplasia surgery $1200 – $2500
Cushing’s disease $600 – $2500
Skin infection$175.97
Ear infection$149.30
Eye infection$115.45
Sprains $267.17
Bladder issues$617.17
Glaucoma$50 – $1500
Cataracts$1500 – $3000
Upset stomach$385.46

The Cost of Spaying or Neutering Airedale Terriers

Neuteringan Airedale Terrier costs between $75 and $250. Spaying is more expensive and costs between $200 and $400.

It is generally not recommended to save money on spaying or neutering. While it will save you money, it also puts your dog’s life at risk. 

Vets who perform this procedure for significantly lower costs than the average rarely fulfill sanitary standards.

The Cost of Spaying or Neutering Airedale Terriers

Pet Insurance Costs for Airedale Terriers

The monthly premium for Airedale Terriers’ pet insurance ranges from $30 to $90. 

The pet insurance cost for Airedales is on the higher end of the spectrum.

Many airedale owners still decide to buy pet insurance as it considerably reduces their costs when it comes to their dog’s health.

This table lists how much Airedale Terrier’s pet insurance costs compared to other popular breeds.

BreedAverage Monthly Premium
Airedale Terriers$60
Labrador Retriever$41
Golden Retriever$41
Boston Terrier$35
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel$45
German Shepherd$34.22
Pet Insurance Costs for Airedale Terriers
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Airedale Terrier Grooming Costs

Professional grooming for Airedale Terriers costs between $65 and $100. This needs to be done around 4 times per year. DIY grooming costs $42 and $545, depending on the supplies you buy.

Airedale Terriers need a special procedure named “stripping”. If you are not experienced, go to a groomer. It is not easy to do. 

If you learn how to do it, you need a tripping knife that costs between $7 and $50, on average.

This table lists the expenses for the initial grooming supplies for Airedale Terriers.

Initial SuppliesCosts
Shampoo$5 – $20
Brush or comb$5 – $45
Stripping knife$7 – $50
Dog hair dryer$20 – $400
Toenail clippers$5 – $30
TOTAL$42 – $545

The Price of Airedale Terriers’ Food

Airedale Terriers need between 1.5 and 2.5 cups of food per day. This costs between $75 and $100 per month, depending on the quality you want to provide.

Airedale Terriers can develop food allergies that influence their well-being. To make sure you don’t trigger any allergic reaction, focus on hypoallergenic food. 

This type of food is on the high end of the price scale.

Airedale Terrier Food Requirements
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Airedale Terrier Training Costs

Puppy obedience training for Airedale Terriers costs between $180 and $360. If you decide on a longer training program, you can pay up to $1000 for professional training. DIY training requires the purchase of initial supplies in a total average amount of $396.

This table lists the supplies needed for the training of Airedale Terriers.

Training SuppliesAverage Cost
Two-metre training lead$20
Two identical toys$20
Soft grooming Brush$25
Treat Pouch$36
Soft Collar$50
Soft mat$30
Airedale Terrier Training Costs

Total Cost of Airedale Terriers

The minimal average on-time costs for Airedale Terriers are around $600 dollars. The average yearly costs are around $2900. If you decide to buy an Airedale Terrier from a breeder and provide top-quality care, the average on-time purchases require another $2487.

Here are the one-time costs that Airedale Terriers require:

  • Purchase
  • Initial supplies
  • training
  • Spaying or neutering

Here are the regular maintenance costs for Airedale Terriers:

  • Medical care
  • Food
  • Grooming
  • Pet insurance
Total Cost of Airedale Terriers

This table lists the costs of the essential purchases Airedale Terriers need.

Essential ExpensesAverage One-time CostAverage Costs per MonthAverage Costs per Year
Adoption fees$200– – 
Medical assistance– – $1451.5
Initial supplies$400– – 
Food– $87.5$1050
Grooming– $33.3$400

This table lists the costs of the essential purchases Airedale Terriers need.

Optional PurchaseAverage One-time CostAverage Costs per MonthAverage Costs per Year
Buying costs$1250– – 
Pet insurance– $60$720
Neutering $237.5– – 
Training$1000– – 

How to Reduce the Costs for Airedale Terriers

Here are 5 ways to reduce your costs with your Airedale Terrier:

  1. Adopting instead of buying.
  2. Learn how to groom your dog. 
  3. Learn how to train your dog.
  4. Reduce what you spend on non-essential supplies, such as toys. 
  5. Purchase pet insurance, which reduces your costs with medical care.


The price of Airedale Terriers differs according to their acquisition type. You can buy Airedales from breeders for $500 to $2000. Adopting Airedales from shelters comes with fees on a scale from $300 to $600. The adoption fees if you want to get one directly from an owner vary from $50 to $350. The average annual expenses with an Airedale Terrier are around $3300.

About Ioana Moldovan

Ioana is a Misfit Animals staff writer and psychology student interested in animal behavior. She likes to dive deep into the newest scientific studies to find out the latest discoveries in the field.

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