The Airedale Terrier Dog Breed

A medical doctor specializing in occupational and preventive medicine, William D. Jones MD maintains a solo-practice medical clinic in Oklahoma City, OK. He earned his medical degree from Brown University in Providence, RI, and his master’s degree in public health from the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK. A dog lover, William D. Jones MD owns an Airedale terrier puppy named Cooper.

Nicknamed “The King of Terriers,” the Airedale terrier is the largest of all terriers. The male Airedale terrier stands nearly 23 inches at the shoulder, although the female measures less. It has a dense tan coat with black markings, a sporty beard and mustache, long, muscular legs, dark eyes, and neatly folded ears. The King of Terriers is intelligent, versatile, and well-known as a companion, athlete, and hunter.

Airedale terriers like to bark, chase, and dig. They are very energetic and be a good companion to joggers. Airedale terriers love to walk in and are suitable as walking partners. They use their intelligence and do not always rely on their owners for direction.

Airedale terriers originated from the Aire Valley in the north of England near the Scottish border. During the height of the Industrial Revolution in the mid-1800s, workingmen used Airedale terriers for hunting rats and ducks. During World War I, Airedale terriers served the British Armed Forces as messengers, sentries, and guard dogs.


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