In this time and age, dogs have become an important part of human existence. If you don’t adopt one to be your guard, then you have it for another obvious reason of companionship. With many breeds of dogs around, you might be in a dilemma on the one that will meet all your needs as a pet. One of the most adorable dog breed is the Airedale Terrier famously known as Airedale. Airedale originated from Aire, an area in Yorkshire England. We can trace his ancestry from Welsh Terrier, Black and Tan Terrier (now Extinct), Tan Terrier and Otterhound which were common in the 19th century.
The Welsh terrier worked excellently together in both land and in water. In most cases, the Welsh terrier was used to hunt all types of games such as weasel, water rats, badger, and fox. Otterhound was excellent in swimming and did the actual water work. It was until breeders decided to breed the Otterhound with the Welsh Terrier, to produce one breed of dog that can possess excellent scenting and swimming abilities, which makes the Airedale Terrier. He has another name as ‘king of terriers’ because it is the biggest of terrier breeds. Besides hunting, Airedale was also used as a rescue dog during the World War 2.
He was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888, and how it became a favorite dog in almost every homestead in the U.S. remains a mystery. There are many things you might not understand, and that’s why we have gathered twenty things only Airedale Terrier owners would understand to guide you in case you wish to adopt one in future.