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Breed: Airedale

  • The Airedale comes from Northern England.
  • Airedales are the largest of the terriers and exhibit all the typical terrier characteristics, including occasional stubborness!.
  • But they cannot "go to ground" like other terriers; that is, they can't slip into tunnels of weasels and other small animals like other terriers.
  • Airedales were used, however, to hunt larger animals including deer, wild boar, and even bear.
  • The Airedale is also a very good swimmer (one of its ancestors is the Otterhound).
  • Airedales were used in World War 1 to carry messages and detect the approach of the enemy.
  • Airedales weigh between 40 and 50 pounds, and stand between 22 and 24 inches high at the withers.
  • They have small. V-shaped, folded ears, small, dark eyes with an alert expression, and an elongated muzzle.
  • The Airedale has a black "saddle" (the back of the neck, back, and upper tail); the rest is colored a rich tan.
  • Their coat is dense and wiry, and requires regular grooming to avoid the shaggy-bear look.
  • They make good guard dogs.
  • Airedales are energetic, courageous, and friendly dogs.

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