Airedale Terrier Breed
The origin of the
Airedale Terrier is enveloped in the same veil of theory
and conjecture which shrouds the origin of all species in man's attempt to
retrace the stages in evolution
These constant companions and guardians, while excelling in agility, eyesight,
hearing, and untiring courage, lacked the keen nose and swimming ability
of the rough-coated Otter Hound, with which they competed in the chase, and
was the wise reason for crossing the two breeds in the constructive attempt
to embody the virtues of both in a better breed of larger and stronger terriers.
Airedale Terriers are used on great game in Africa, India, Canada, and our
game lands. They were among the first breeds used for police work in Germany
and Great Britain. They have also been used in several wars as dependable
dispatch bearers due to their ability to suffer wounds, without faltering
at the next order for duty.
This dog has a sweet disposition but is very protective of it's owner and
family. When trained for defense and attack they are unbeatable for their
weight. A faithful companion.
Height - 22 to 24 inches. Weight - 45 to 70 pounds.
Coat types - short, wiry, black, tan markings. Hardly ever sheds. Grooming
3 times a week.
Costs - averages $30.00 a month.
Airedale Terrier Club of America
Correspondence Secretary, Mrs. April Stevens, 4078 Hickory Hill Rd., Murrysville,
Breeder Contact, Corally Burmaster, 20146 Gleedsville Rd., Leesburg, VA 20175,
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