Ready for a high-flying, high-demand pet at home? That’s exactly what you’ll find with me; look elsewhere if you’re not up for a wild ride. I’m always up for play and love to jump from high surfaces. Give me at least an hour of exercise each day, and I’ll still be nosing about the house for something to do. I’m not hyperactive, just excited by life! Without ample exercise or mental challenges, I’ll make up my own destructive games.
At the same time, I’m mild mannered and will settle into being an affectionate and sensitive pal. Like any terrier I will dig and bark, but I’m more friendly than many of my cousins, enjoy kids, and am cordial with other dogs. I’m independent and can handle being alone, but might be too active—or vocal—for apartment living. Training can be a challenge, and I often put myself first; but once I get it the sky’s the limit.
My coloring and lines give me the look of a small Airedale: tan with a black or grizzle saddle and a bushy beard. I’m a solid 30 to 40 pounds and stand 17 to 19 inches tall. My coat is waterproof and sheds very little, requiring only a weekly brushing and occasional stripping of dead hairs. People with allergies tend to fare well with me.
Having an upbeat attitude likely contributes to my long life span of 12 to 14 years. The only health concerns to look for are kneecap luxation and some eye problems.