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Airedale Terrier

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Airedale Terrier
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Appearance
22-24" (56-61 cm) 40-45 lb (18-30 kg) Dense wiry outercoat with soft downy undercoat. Coat lies straight and close to the body, with some wave or crinkle acceptable. Tan body with saddle of black or dark grizzle on midsection.
Princedale’s Highlight Harley. Devoted to the breed since 1978. American/Canadian Champion bloodlines. Bred/Owned by Ginette Miron & Yvon Legault, Princedale Perm. Reg’d. princedale@videotron.ca; http://pages.infinit.net/princdal
History

Airedale Terrier History

In the mid 1800s, middle class workers in the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, England were plagued with pests such as rats and otters. Normally, the problem was managed with terriers for the rats and water dogs for the otters. However, most people could not afford the cost of keeping multiple dogs. In 1853, breeders sought a solution by crossing rough-coated Black and Tan Terriers with Otterhounds. The result was the Waterside Terrier, a keen terrier-type hunter who could swim. The breed took off, and was renamed the Airedale Terrier in 1879. The Airedale was first brought to North America in the 1880s. Its uses have gone far beyond hunting water prey, and

Airedales are now one of the most versatile terriers, hunting fur or feather, acting as a retriever, herding and guarding. Airedales were one of the earliest police dogs and an active presence in the First and Second World Wars. The breed’s great versatility and size truly make the Airedale “King of Terriers”.

Personality

An intelligent and brave dog, Airedales have big personalities and huge hearts. While they can be aloof with other dogs and strangers, they are lively and playful with their own people. Regular exercise both on and off leash keeps these energetic dogs happy. Their versatility and intelligence make them good for obedience or similar work.

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Airedale Terrier Breeders

Aireheart Airedale Terriers
Alberta

Aireheart Airedale Terrier, Jorien Becker. We at Aireheart are a small dedicated breeder. Our family-raised Dales are our families’ heartbeat. Homeraised, socialized, cratetrained. From European Champion Bloodlines. Check our website and Facebook for complete details. Box 702 Coaldale, AB, T1M 1M6. (403) 345-5062; airedalesofaireheart@gmail.com; www.aireheart.com

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Zsuzse Airedales
Alberta

Zsuzse Airedales, Suzanne Zwarun. Top quality puppies for all activities. Full of deviltry and humour. Seventh generation of an exceptionally intelligent maternal family. Homeraised, health guaranteed, OFA certified. Rocky View, AB. (403) 279-5815; zwaruns@telus.net; www.airedale-zsuzse.com

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Gardenaire Reg’d
Ontario

Gardenaire Reg’d, Pat Morris. We breed excellent, healthy champions with wonderful temperaments and exceptional conformation. All puppies are home raised & crate-trained from champion lines. RR 3, 936117 Airport Road, Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3. (705) 434-0205; grandmapatmulmur@gmail.com

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