May 10, 2010 · 2 Comments
The Airedale Terrier was developed about a hundred years ago in the country of York from the ancient Working Terrier. “The King of Terriers,” the Airedale was named for the Valley of the Aire in England, where lots of small game flourished. Originally known as the Waterside Terrier and used as a vermin hunter. The breed was later crossed with the Otterhound to make him a better swimmer. In addition to his role as a small game hunter, the Airedale Terrier has been used to hunt big game in Africa, India and Canada and as a police dog and army sentry dog in World War II. Today the Airedale Terrier is primarily a companion dog. Some of the Airedale Terrier’s talents are guarding, watchdogging, hunting, tracking, military work, police work, and competitive obedience.
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The Afghan Hound’s ancestry dates back thousands of years to the greyhound family, although he is most closely connected to the Persian Greyhound. After arriving in Afghanistan from Arabia and Persia, this distinctive dog’s coat is thought to have developed in response to the harsher climate. The breed became the Afghani nobility’s hunting dog of choice because of its ability to cover rocky terrain with agility, speed and ease. The first Afghan Hounds were brought to England in 1894 by soldiers returning from the Afghan and India border. Breeding of the Afghan Hound began in earnest in the early 1920s when two Englishmen imported seventeen more of these dogs. This popular breed is a good family friend when provided with space and plenty of exercise.