Talking Mountain Airedale

Talking Mountain Airedale Terrier

And, so the Airedale story goes; The common man of Great Britain found it necessary to create a dog different from any other in existence. The bird dog became lost in the bush when at stand, the hound was too noisy and retrievers lack stamina.

Talking Mountain Airedale

Therefore, these folks secretly experimented by a series of cross-breeding old types, including the Otter Hound, the old English Sheep dog, the Black and Tan terrier, and the Bulldog. From this melting pot resulted the Airedale, so named because he was first produced by the people along the dale of the Aire River between England and Scotland. The new dog combined the good qualities of his ancestors without their faults. It was a super dog.

California Mountain Airedales  -   Talking Mountain Airedale

Airedales are truly one of a kind!  Yes, the Airedale Terriers are lovely-natured charismatic dogs and really affectionate too! Plus, the Airedale is VERY smart and fun loving!

President Warren G. Harding’s Airedale Terrier, Laddie Boy, was seated on a high backed chair on the White House Lawn, ca. 1921-1923.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Airedales weigh approximately 50-80 pounds, being active and agile enough to perform well, while not too small to function as a physical deterrent, retriever or hunter. Some breeders have produced larger Airedale Terriers, such as the ‘Oorang Airedale’, developed in the 1920s.

Ex-Army captain and Airdale breeder Walter Lingo’s monthly magazine “Oorang Comments”, stated that “When full grown your Airedale dog will weigh from forty to fifty-five pounds and if a female will weigh slightly less. This is the standard weight, but when required, we can furnish oversized Airedales whose weight will be from sixty to one hundred pounds.”

Because Lingo tried to fill orders for everyone, the Oorang strain size was never standardized. Airedales weighing from 40 to 100 pounds were produced, but for the most part they were approximately 50 pounds and 22 to 24 inches at the shoulder. In the United States, the male Airedales measure 40 to 70 pounds, with the Oorang strain typically in the 80 to 120 pound range.


He is swift, formidable, graceful, big of brain, an ideal chum and guard. …. To his master he is an adoring pal. To marauders he is a destructive lightning bolt.”


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2 Replies to “Talking Mountain Airedale”

  1. Seems you’re a breeder? Like the Oorang moniker. I’ve raised 3 & adopted 4. My family used them in a hunting outfit in east Texas, God, around the turn of the last century.

    My old guy’s 10. Nothing imminent, but always good to get ahead of the game.

    How regularly do you have pups?

    Ever heard of J.A. Hunter?

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