Airedales: The Oorang Story

Airedales: The Oorang Story

by Bryan D. Cummins PhD




The Oorang Kennels were without a doubt the best known Airedale kennels in North America in their day, largely due to Walter Lingo and his enthusiastic (and often unusual) promotion of the breed. Over the years, misconceptions about Lingo’s breeding system and the dogs that came out of it created controversy. Bryan Cummins’ in-depth research reveals the truths behind the Oorang legacy, and one man’s dedication to the Airedale breed.

The Airedale is the largest and most talented of the two dozen or so breeds that make up the terrier group. A comparatively new breed in comparison with many others such as sight hounds, the Airedale has found a world-wide following among those who appreciate its many qualities. In this book, Cummins sorts out fact from fiction and to puts the history of the Oorang Airedales into perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550592122
Publisher: Brush Education
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 7.26(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Bryan D. Cummins, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist who has conducted extensive research in the area of ethnocynology (the study of dogs within their cultural contexts). He was a regular columnist and feature writer for the Canadian Kennel Club’s magazine Dogs in Canada. He is also the owner of Bryan’s Books, one of the largest rare, antiquarian, and out-of-print dog book businesses in the world.

Table of Contents

Part I
1. The Airedale
2. The origin of the Airedale
3. The Airedale comes to North America
Part II
4. The man
5. The dogs
6. The kennels
7. The Oorang Indians
8. The literature
9. 1926 and beyond
10. The legacy
Appendix 1: American Kennel Club obedience titles won by Oorang Airedales
Appendix 2: Some notable Oorang dogs

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