The Airedale Terrier (Paperback)
Originally published in 1911, this extremely scarce early work on the Airedale Terrier is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. In the books one hundred and sixteen pages the author discusses how the Airedale was originally a cross between a tan-grizzle terrier, once common in the English Midlands, and the Otter Hound, with added dashes of Bull and Bedlington Terrier. He also tells of the history of the breed and some of its famous winners, with other Chapters on its care and breeding, showing and ailments. He has high praise for the Airedale's usefulness, "He has made his home in all countries from Alaska to India. He has been used for all sorts of game from the grizzly to mice he has done police duty in France, Germany and America he has drawn sleds in the Arctic, and driven sheep in Australia. An Airedale will do anything any other dog can do, and then lick the other dog." The book is illustrated throughout with black + white photographs and illustrations of famous Airedales of the day. This is a fascinating read for any Airedale enthusiast or historian of the breed, but also contains much information that is still practical and useful today. "The biggest and the best of all the terriers." Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.