Airedale Terrier

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Named for the valley of Aire in England, The Airedale Terrier breed is a British dog (named after the valley of Aire, England) developed from different hunting and swimming terriers to catch otters and other small game, in addition to curbing the rat population. In addition to hunting and working, Airdales have always been popular show dogs and companions.

The breed have large, lean and well-proportioned frames covered in bristly, wiry coats. Their long, flat heads are somewhat narrow with small, dark eyes and V-shaped ears that fold forward. Airedales are usually groomed to have bushy, hanging bears. They have strong necks that slope down to deep chests, short backs and tails that point straight up. Their coats are usually tan with black and/or red markings. Overall, Airedale Terriers carry themselves with a nice combination of austerity and agility.

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