Hank (8yrs) and Cooper (4 yrs) are neutered males that need to be placed in a home together. They are both great in the house, ride really well in the car, play well with others and love people.
Hank has been in several homes already due to his anxiety and has come to rely on Cooper for comfort during storms, fireworks, and loud noises. He has only been with Cooper a little more than a year but they are quite the connected pair. Both have an exceptionally sweet and loving nature, and are willing to please. They would do best in a home where someone was home a lot with them.
Cooper is full of energy, loves to be active and play – he is always the clown and needs a lot of attention. He has different grooming requirements because his coat is very dense and sheep like, so he would probably need to be groomed every 6 weeks or so. His nails also grow faster than most. He has a low grade case of IBS that is managed with diet. He also seems to have reoccurring ear infections but that may be due to previous inconsistent grooming.
Hank is super sweet, a little less energy filled, but LOVES his ball. He will do anything to get his ball and NEVER forgets where it is. He has HIGH anxiety when there is rain, thunder, lightening, fireworks, or super loud noises. We manage it with a sedative (on really bad days) or benadryl on light days. He often needs Cooper and his human to go out with him when its raining, because rain is super scary for him. He can also jump 6 ft. fences very easily if scared.
They are both crate trained and have obedience training. They need additional leash training (not sure what Airedale doesn’t :-)) but are quick to respond to corrections. They are respectful of baby gates and areas that are blocked. They LOVE going for car rides and are very well behaved in the car.
They are cat experienced, provided that the cat doesn’t run. If it does, then they are in full chase. They get along well with other dogs both big and small.
They have lived with seniors and small children, however they often knock over and step on the small children.
If you are interested in adopting Hank and Cooper, please complete the Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue online application form. If you have already submitted an application, contact us to let us know you are interested in Hank and Cooper of Utah. Hank and Cooper are being fostered near Salt Lake City, Utah. We do not ship our dogs.