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Dog Cancer

Dog Cancer Scare

Overnight Lily got sick.  She reacts to her Cancer test results:

We took her in and they found a tumor on her spleen. She was bleeding internally, and so anemic her breathing was affected she needed a blood transfusion or she would be dead in hours. Read more »


Dog or Human

Dog or Human Who would you save?

People sure got upset about the news of Cecil the Lion. It seems not enough people were upset by the news of Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts.

A 2013 study asked a question about dogs and humans. I found the results surprising, so we hit the beach in San Diego to test it out.

It turns out, of the 30 people we asked, only ONE person said they’d save the dog.

There is nothing to justify. It’s a matter of preference. Man’s “best friend” and all… I’m sure you would save a friend or loved one over a stranger if forced a choice. Read more »


Smiling Mountain Airedale Terrier

Mountain Airedale Terrier

After the First World War, the Airedales’ popularity rapidly increased thanks to stories of their bravery on the battlefield and also because Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, and Warren Harding owned Airedales.

President Harding’s Airedale, Laddie Boy, was the “first celebrity White House pet”. President Harding had a special chair hand carved for him to sit on at very important Cabinet meetings. In the 1920s, the Airedale became the most popular breed in the USA. Read more »


The Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

  1. The Airedale Terrier is a breed of the terrier type that originated in Airedale, a geographic area in Yorkshire, England. It is traditionally called the “King of Terriers” because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. Wikipedia
  2. Temperament: Outgoing, Alert, Friendly, Confident, Courageous, Intelligent
  3. Height: 58 – 61 cm (Adult, Male, At the withers), 56 – 58 cm (Adult, Female, At the withers)
  4. Mass: 23 – 29 kg (Adult, Male), 18 – 20 kg (Adult, Female)

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Mountain Airedale Terrier Puppy

Mountain Airedale Terrier puppy

The Airedale Terrier, like most Terriers, has been bred to hunt independently. As a result, the dog is very intelligent, independent, strong-minded, stoic, and can be stubborn.

If children and Airedales are both trained correctly, Airedale Terriers can be an excellent choice for a family dog. The Airedale can do well with cats and other small animals, especially when they are raised with them. Read more »


Airedale Terrier Puppy at 9 Weeks Old

Mountain Airedale Terrier Puppy at 9 Weeks Old

There is nothing like an Airedale Terrier. You really can’t ever have another breed of dog!

The Airedale Terrier is known for his independence, patience, loyalty and courage. Be advised that when keeping your Airedale Terrier in a fenced in area, he will most likely try to tunnel his way free.  Airedale Terriers possess strong working instincts and are favored by many families seeking a devoted and protective family dog. Read more »


One Smart Dog

One Smart Dog

This dog knows 1,000 words.

Border collies are VERY smart and easy to train so I can see how this dog could learn all these words

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep. It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience.

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Airedale Terrier Puppy Sitting

Oorang Airedale Terriers

Our 92 Lb. Mountain Airedale watching our new 8 week old Mountain Airedale puppy in San Diego, California.

In the mid-19th century, some terriers near South Yorkshire’s River Aire were interbred with Otterhounds to enhance their scenting ability and hunting skills around water. This attempt resulted in bred known as the Waterside Terrier or Bingley, which was an expert in otter hunting. It was, however, only in 1878 that the breed was accepted as the Airedale Terrier. Read more »


Motorcycle Riding Dog

Motorcycle Riding Dog

Dog is obviously this man’s best friend! Fun video that shows just how far our pets will go for us.

There are a number of motorcycle riding dogs here in San Diego. But, they usually have a special carrier to secure them in or there’s one that rides around on a radio controlled motorcycle trike … kind of like a little kid’s toy. Read more »


Oorang Airedale Puppy @ 8 Weeks Old

Oorang Airedale Puppy

Eight week old Airedale puppy in San Diego California.

Most important thing with Airedales is to give them a LOT of exercise daily, otherwise they could turn extremely annoying and chew things. Also, Airedales can be super stubborn as well, but all worth it, because they are utterly adorable, friendly, and good-willed.

The Airedale Terrier has a huge exercise requirement especially in their first two to three years. Read more »