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Breed Standards for the Airedale Terrier

General Appearance and Coat- The coat is hard, dense, and wiry; it lies straight and close, with some hair crinkling or waving.

Head and Neck- Skull long and flat eyes small, stop hardly visible, V-shaped ears with fold above the level of the skull

Front Quarters- Feet small and round, its jaws are strong and punishing

Hind Quarters- Back short and level, tail set and carried high, of fair length

Special Characteristics- Tan, with black or griddle saddle

Gait and Movement- Its gait is free

Temperament- Lively, yet protective companion, some can be domineering, but most are biddable, reliable, and responsive to their owners wishes

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