Sunday, July 18, 2010

Airedale Terrier from 1915Image via Wikipedia
Born And Bred In Yorkshire

The Airedale Terrier, once known as the King of Terriers as it was the largest of the terrier breeds, was bred by Thomas Foster from Bingley.  Foster crossed Black And Tan Terriers with Otterhounds to create the new breed which was designed to be a working dog that could tackle large and small prey, swim well and be broken to gun.

The breed was at first called the Bingley Terrier, but Foster suggested the name change to Airedale at a National Dog Show in 1883
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