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Airedale terrier
Public DomainAiredale terrier - Credit: Jane Harvey

The Airedale Terrier, sometimes called the Waterdale Terrier, is a breed of dog originating from the Airedale area of Yorkshire, England.

An energetic and effective hunter, strong-willed, tenacious, and a good size for a terrier (55-66 pounds), the Airedale was often used as a police dog in Britain. It was also used to transport messages behind enemy lines, to carry mail, and to locate wounded soldiers in World War I.

President Theodore Roosevelt, an Airedale owner, said, “An Airedale can do anything any other dog can do and then lick the other dog, if he has to.”