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|The Airedale can be used as a working dog and also as a hunting dog. Airedales exhibit some herding
characteristics as well, and have a propensity to chase animals. They have no problem working with
cattle and livestock. However, an Airedale that is not well trained will agitate and annoy the animals.
Strong-willed, with the tenacity commonly seen in terriers, the Airedale is a formidable opponent.
The Airedale Terrier, like most Terriers, has been bred to hunt independently. As a result, the dog is very
intelligent, independent, strong-minded, stoic, and can sometimes be stubborn. They rank 29th in Stanley
Coren's The Intelligence of Dogs, being of above average working/obedience intelligence. The Airedale
is a dog with a great sense of humor. For those who can laugh along with their Airedale, the dog can
provide a unique and entertaining company. For those who don't appreciate being outsmarted by their
dog, owning an Airedale can be a trying experience. Patience and consistency in training will be rewarded
as the Airedales have been known to reach great heights in competitive obedience, dog agility, and
Schutzhund. Airedales need an owner that can be creative in teaching what is expected. Airedales
usually get bored easily and need a trainer that has the ability to make working fun and exciting.
Changing the routine or taking a play-break is much more productive than trying to force the Airedale. If
children and Airedale are both trained correctly, Airedales can be an excellent choice for a family dog.
|Life to the Max is extremely well-written and filled with beautiful photos of Max with
his canine and human companions. Best of all, this book appeals to everyone, both
children and adults. Not only is it inspirational, but it can be read to children to
stimulate family conversations about caring for pets, illness, friendship, adoption,
aging, and death. It s not surprising that this book was named Best Gift Book in the
2008 AZ Book Awards and received an Award of Excellence from the Dog Writer
Association of America. ...order a copy for all the animal lovers in your life! --Susan
Heim on Parenting, editor for the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series
2010 Winner of the PTPA Media Inc Seal of Approval for excellence in family
products; 2008 Glyph Winner for Best Gift Book in the Arizona Book Awards; Award
of Excellence from the Dog Writers Association of America 2007 Writing
Competition. When Max, a wild and wiry Airedale Terrier, bounded into the lives of
his family, they didn't realize how much he would teach them about courage,
gratitude and love. This sweet, poignant dog's tale follows Max as he and his family
deal with issues of abandonment, rescue, friendship, adoption, love, illness, aging
and loss. Out of each of his experiences, Max teaches his family important life
lessons--his Maxims for a Great Life. Every dog lover who has been lucky enough
to have been led through a portion of life by a faithful four-legged friend, will
appreciate the wisdom that comes from living Life to the Max. Spiritually uplifting,
this full color book, with its combination of playful illustrations and real-life pictures,
is a wonderful family read and a great gift idea for anyone who loves or has lost a
dog friend. 10% of the book price is donated to National Airedale Rescue.
|Originating in the valley of England's Aire and Wharfe Rivers, the Airedale Terrier
rightly deserves its moniker "the King of Terriers." A multi-talented and versatile
superdog, the Airedale possesses the gameness of a terrier along with the
retrieving and hunting abilities commonly associated with the sporting breeds. The
tallest of the British terriers, the Airedale Terrier stands about 23 inches at the
shoulders and is 100% athlete, a well-muscled, strongly boned working dog that
has served in the military through both World Wars. Today the Airedale Terrier
resides in pet homes around the world, highly regarded for his affectionate
temperament and sweet nature as well as his ability to protect the home.
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