Blackheath's War Admiral
Measure x Stone Ridge Secretariat)
The Airedale Terrier, TFAOTP*, is the largest of all the Terrier breeds, and known as the "King of the Terriers" for good reason. The breed was developed by poor farmers along the Aire River in Bingley, England about 200 years ago. These were men who could not afford a herding dog, a guard dog, a dog for the hunt, and a companion dog for the hearth - so the Airedale was created to be all those things. Today it is widely held that an Airedale can be trained to do what any other breed was developed to do. For example, you can't take an Australian Shepherd and expect to track bear or mountain lions - but an Airedale can do it. You would not get a Great Dane to rid your castle of mice - but you could have an Airedale do that for you and guard the castle at the same time! You wouldn't expect a Labrador or a Golden Retriever to herd sheep, but you could train an Airedale Terrier to do just that and have him retrieve water fowl along the way as well! As Teddy Roosevelt said, "The Airedale can do anything any other dog can do, and then lick the other dog if he has to!"
The Airedale Terrier is the dog for all reasons. And remember - Life is Merrier with an Airedale Terrier!
Member of the Airedale Terrier Club of America since 1987
Airedale Terrier Rescue
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