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Dog Weathervane – Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier Weather Vane


This copper Airedale Terrier Dog Weathervane features glass eyes, optional gold leafed pattern and distinctive tooling which gives the fur a realistic texture on the body. Our wonderful artisans actually fashion their own personal hammers for creating the many distinct textures of fur, cloth, hair, and more. Some customers provide photographs of their special canine pets for a personalized weather vane depicting their favorite dog. Glass eye color can be selected to accommodate a variety of dog eye colors. The collar and/or tags can also be inscribed.

Airedale, a valley (dale) in the West Riding of Yorkshire, was the birthplace of the Airedale Terrier. In the mid-19th Century, working class Britons created the Airedale Terrier by crossing the old English rough-coated Black and Tan Terrier with the Otterhound. The result was an intelligent, hardy dog, adept in the water, on land, at work, or with the family; their goal to create an all-purpose dog was fulfilled. In 1886, the Kennel Club of England formally recognized the Airedale Terrier breed. The Airedale was extensively used in World War I to carry messages to soldiers behind enemy lines and bringing the mail. They were also used extensively by the Red Cross to find wounded soldiers on the battlefield. Their courage and stalwart character in the face of danger was legendary; there are numerous tales of Airedales delivering their messages despite terrible injury. Before the adoption of the German Shepherd as the dog of choice for law enforcement and search and rescue work, the Airedale terrier often filled this role.