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April 18, 2017

Airedale Terrier Tail Stripping

by oorang

Airedale Terrier Tail Stripping

Very good information for taking care of your own Airedale Terrier.

Videos like this that actually show you how to groom your own Airedale Terrier are invaluable. Once you know how to do proper grooming for your Airedale, you can really save a lot of money by doing this yourself.

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Airedale Terrier Tail Stripping

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Traditionally the fluffy tail is long and erect. In most European countries and Australia it is illegal to dock dogs’ tails unless it is for the dog’s benefit (e.g., if the tail is broken). This has resulted in the emergence of a spitz tail in some dogs. Selective breeding should see this change over time and the required slightly curled tail set high on the back again become common.

In other parts of the world the Airedale’s tail is commonly docked (surgically shortened) within five days of birth, but this is not considered a breed standard custom. To show an Airedale in the United States, the official AKC standard states “The root of the tail should be set well up on the back. It should be carried gaily but not curled over the back. It should be of good strength and substance and of fair length.”

Like many terriers, the breed has a ‘broken’ coat. The coat is hard and wiry. The coat is meant to be kept not so long as to appear ragged, and lies straight and close, covering body and legs. The outer coat is hard, wiry and stiff. Airedales may have an undercoat which is softer. The hardest coats are crinkling or just slightly waved. Curly soft coats are highly undesirable.

Airedale’s coat is hypoallergenic, that is it tends not to generate allergic reaction in people.

Airedales bearing undercoats are generally groomed by hand stripping where a small serrated edged knife is used to pull out loose hair from the dog’s coat. Most Airedales require frequent (2 to 3 times a year)clipping or stripping as they do not shed.

 

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