The Airedale Terrier is a breed of terrier that originated in Airedale in Yorkshire, England.
It is the "King of Terriers" because it is the largest of the terrier breeds.
A mix of a Black and Tan Terrier
The breed has also been called the Waterside Terrier, because it was bred originally to hunt otters in and around the valleys of the River Aire. http://kidd.20m.com/The%20Geomorphology%20of%20the%20River%20Aire%20Valley.htm
which runs through Airedale.
In the United Kingdom this breed has also been used as a police dog.
In the 2nd World War as a messenger between foxholes for the army.
Airedale is a geographic area in Yorkshire, England.
The valley stretches from the river's origin in Malham which is in the Yorkshire Dales, down past Keighley and Bingley, through Leeds and Castleford and on to join the River Ouse at Airmyn.
This valley is of great topographic significance for provides low-altitude passes through the mid Pennines to the west coast.
You will find many more photos at the bottom of this blog.