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Airedale Terrier

The Airedale was developed around 1850 by cross-breeding the English Black and Tan Terrier (now extinct) with the Otterhound. From the former, it inherited excellent hearing and eyesight. To the latter it owes its keen nose, its strength, and its prowess as a swimmer.

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Body
short, strong, straight back
muscular loin
prominent ribs, with little space between the ribs and hips
chest deep but not broad, reaching to the elbows
shoulders long and sloping to the back
shoulder blades flat
Coat
stiff, dense, and wiry, lying close and covering the dog well over the body and legs
not ragged; sometimes slightly wavy and crinkling
shorter, softer undercoat, dense and not curly
Color
Black
Brown
Color Characteristics
tan feet, up to the thighs and elbows
the body is black or dark grizzle
tan on the head and ears, except dark markings on each side of the skull; the ears a little darker in tone
Description
The Airedale was developed around 1850 by cross-breeding the English Black and Tan Terrier (now extinct) with the Otterhound. From the former, it inherited excellent hearing and eyesight. To the latter it owes its keen nose, its strength, and its prowess as a swimmer.
Ears
small
V-shaped
carried to the side of the head
not pointing to its
topline of the folded ear extends above the skull
the tip falls forward to the top of the eye
Eyes
dark
small
not bulging
intelligent and alert in expression
Faults
curly or soft coat
hound ears
white feet
poor bite
light or bold eye
Feet
small, round, compact
toes slightly arched, not turned in or out
thick pads
Forequarters
legs perfectly straight with good bone
elbows close to the body, working free of sides
General appearance
alert expression, rapid movement. Body is well proportioned and symmetrical.
Head
long and flat skull, not too broad between the eyes
elongated muzzle
barely visible stop
flat cheeks
tight lips
Powerful, strong, and muscular jaws, vice-like, but not excessively developed
strong teeth
black nose
Height
58.4 to 61 cm
Hindquarters
legs long, strong, with a muscular second thigh
stifles well bent
hocks well let down, parallel when viewed from behind
Neck
lean
muscular
moderately long and thick
widening at the shoulders
no loose skin
Photo Source
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Tail
set high
carried gaily but not curved over the back
of good substance and fair length
Title
Airedale Terrier
Type
Dog
Mammals
Unique
1
Weight
not specified

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