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The Airedale Terrier originates
from the Aire Valley in the United Kingdom.
Their name was adopted in 1879 at the Bingley Show in the UK
and the first breed standards were produced the same
year. The first
examples of the breed in South Africa were exhibited at a show
in Cape Town in 1889. Airedale
Terriers were bred for hunting along riverbeds and across the
Yorkshire moors. During the 1st
World War Airedales were used for sentry and guard duty as
well as carrying messages.
An Airedale Terrier is a good-sized dog with a personality to
match. They are self-confident, playful, intelligent,
and a natural leader with a hunting instinct which remains
strong to this day.
Airedales use proven bloodlines such as Albenor, Danbecka, Von
der Locher Muehle, Buxton and Stargus to breed hip displasia
free dogs, registered by the Kennel Union of South Africa (KUSA).
Paul Eksteen - 082 456 3326
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