This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to the Airedale Terrier serves as a complete introduction to the breed known to his admirers as the king of terriers.” The largest of the British terriers, the Airedale, hailing from that industrial town in northeastern England, has been favored as a working terrier, show dog, military messenger dog, and farm dog since the nineteenth century. The book begins with an entertaining chapter on the breed’s history in England followed by chapters on characteristics and the breed standard encapsulating all of the virtues of this imposing terrier breed, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to the breed.
New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with energy and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training the super smart Airedale will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare written by Dr. Lowell Ackerman provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.