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Airedale

a large rough-haired tan-coloured breed of terrier characterized by a black saddle-shaped patch covering most of the back
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Like all sporting breeds, Airedales have certain strengths as a hunting dog as well as some weak areas.
The motivational, but firm philosophies of spaniel trainers, seem to be well-suited for Airedales.
Good working Airedales are out there, but it does take some research to find them," Corby-Lulik said.
Look for Airedales with advanced hunting titles--in other words, titles at the senior or master level," McPeek advised.
There are breeding lines in Airedales that have strong hunting and working traits.
In the mid-1980s, however, as hunt tests came into existence and many breed parent clubs (besides sporting dogs) sought to find a way to provide a meaningful testing program for their particular breed's historical work, the Airedale folks began a hunting/working program for their breed that tested the dogs as upland hunters, retrievers and small fur hunters.
So the first questions, for those unfamiliar with the breed as a hunter, are probably "How does an Airedale hunt?
They seem to have different hunting styles," said Tom McPeek, whose dog Sadie (Seneca Sadie's Lucky Day SH MHFur SHF JHR JHV) has a senior hunter title from the AKC as well as working titles from the Airedale Terrier Club of America.
My wife's Airedale, on the other hand, hunts in a much more methodical manner, which may be more typical of the breed as a whole.
MACH7 Connemara's Tuff Act To Follow MH CDX TQX2 JHV SHFur SHF RE MXF TDI CGC ("Kaleigh"), the first Airedale to achieve master hunter status.
You really have to make sure you include some 'no bird' training with an Airedale.
It is a real challenge to find a way to move forward in the field with an Airedale without breaking the clog's spirit.