Tuesday, August 21, 2007

MY breed

Some of you may know this already, but the breed Airedale Terrier was created by the crossing of the now extinct English Terrier (can't find a picture of) with the Otterhound.

Below is a picture of an Otterhound - originally bred to hunt river otters.

The result of this breeding was a dog able to swim down river otters during a hunt,

and capable of controlling vermin (raccoons included).

The dog is now known as an Airedale Terrorist.

I, however, am a SuperDALE, which differs slightly from an Airedale Terrorist. On top of the Otterhound and the Old English Terrier, a SuperDALE has a few more ancestors.

The animals responsible in the creation of a
SuperDALE are:

The SuperOTTERHOUND - for its water loving characteristics

The SuperDALE loves water!!

The SuperDOLPHIN - for its in water agility

The SuperDALE can do flips in water!!

The SuperLION - for its bravery

The SuperDALE doesn't back down from a challenge!!

The SuperPOLAR-BEAR - for its self confidence

The SuperDALE is comfortable exposing herself anywhere, anytime! 

The SuperPOLAR-BEAR again - for its adorableness

The SuperDALE is adorable!

The SuperPIG - for its juiciness

The SuperDALE has the biggest and juiciest nosey!!

The SuperBAT - for its keen hearing

The SuperDALE hears EVERYTHING!! (you got that STINKIES??)

The SuperSWAN - for its elegance

The SuperDALE is always elegant with whatever she does! (mum: LOL!)

The SuperSWAN again - for it's underwater maneuverabilities

The SuperDALE can sure find her special rockie under murky water!!

The SuperSHEEP - for its profuse amount of hair

The SuperDALE has a sheepcoat that is SuperSOFT, SuperWOOLLY, and SuperNON-WIRY. The STINKIES don't have the SuperDALE's coat because they are not part SuperSHEEP and are very wiry.

(mum: you are "Sheepcoated" NOT because you are part sheep!!!)

The SuperGREAT-WHITE - for its powerful jaws

The SuperDALE can open her jaws just as wide, and clamp down as hard as a SuperSHARK!!

The SuperGREAT-WHITE again - for it's no nonsense-ness

The SuperDALE does not tolerate any non-sense, and will always put the offender in place! (See example below:)

NOW, the most anticipated part in the making of the SuperDALE ..............................................
I know this is what you've all been waiting for ...................................................................................

The.......SuperGORILLA - for it's hind end muscularity


(mum: ooops, sorry, technical difficulties. Here, it is!)

OK.. I'm doing this again...GEEZUS!

The SuperKING-KONG - for it's hind end muscularity

The SuperDALE has the muscle-ist of all BUTTS!!

Another shot,

The SuperGORILLA - for its hind end attractiveness

The SuperDALE has a PUPular MUSCLE BUTT!!

(how ya feelin' Franklin??)

The SuperKILLER-WHALE - for its special tongue maneuvers. 

The SuperDALE has the most flexible of all tongues!! 

 Last but not least,

The SuperOLD-ENGLISH-TERRIER - for its terrier traits

(Sorry, now extinct = no picture. Makes sense.)

The SuperDALE has all the terrier-ness in her,

She knows how to cover herself with earth most effectively,

She makes sure she is soaking wet before going digging,

And she knows to lie down in the freshly dug hole while she is soaking wet,

The result is an earth covered terrier,

Because an earthy muzzled/nosed/haired terrier is a happy terrier!

Thank you all so very much for taking the time to read about the history of the SuperDALE. It is no wonder the SuperDALE is so super as she is the combination of the cutest, funniest, goofiest, AND the most powerful animals on land, in water, and even on ice. (mum: watch out Godzilla!!!)


Duke said...

What an awesome post! There's the AireDale and then there's the SuperDale! We totally see the difference now!
What great comparison pictures!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Sunshade, you are SUPER all right! Boy, did your (NOT) Evil Mum put a lot of work into finding appropriate pictures. Take a look at this doggie on Petfinder: http://search. petfinder. com/petnote/ displaypet. cgi?petid= 7624267>
I want to see a matching picture of you with his.

Stanley said...

Sassy Sunshade!

Loved the post! I always wondered from whence the SuperDale came. Thanks for clearing that up.

I acknowledge your nod to my (and my girl's) fondness for juicy noseys and to bat ears!! And always, any shots of the muscle butt are cherished as precious commodities! (You look so different with your face wet)!

Goober love & admiration,
Stanley (Bat ear connoisseur)

ycling said...

WHat an extremely cute post! Oh and you have such a beeg place to run run! I am coming over yeah? But keep that basin of water away. Me no likey water.

Charlie said...

Sunshade, you are definitely a SuperDALE!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh Sunshade, You sure are a Super breed. :)

~ Girl girl

Myeo said...

This is an excellent post. Now we know why you are the superdale.

Boy n Baby

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing this awesome post about SuperDALES. I LOVE your action shots! Your breed have many ancestors ha? That's good.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Joe Stains said...

I learned so much I dont even know where to begin! I looove the shark pics the best!

Anonymous said...

You are soooooooooo funny!

How did you find those perfect pictures of other animals in the same poses as you?!?!

What a cutie!


Dog lover

Snowball said...

Hi Superdale,

I simply love the picture comparison. You sure have some really cool ancestor. Its time for me to track down my own blood line too...


2shibas said...

OMD! That post had us barking out loud. You are something else!!!

Wiley & Fievel

Anonymous said...

Wowies. I am feeling MUCH better now! I am your biggest fan, Sunshade. Well in Pennsylvania, that is. But if we ever met, I don't think you'd like my ADHJD !!! I suffer from that like Stinky does. My mom calls me a land shark all the time.

jaffeboy said...

A private pool?! What luxury!!!

I love the last video clip. That is some awesome earthy treatment you got there. Nice.

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Super Sunshade,
With all your super powers, I almost expected you to have a flying cape behind you! :)
PS : Great butt shot! *wink* You are going to make the boys WILD!!

Anonymous said...

The aredale is my families favorite breed or as we like to call them furdales! I am gonna send this post to them they will get a kick out of it. I loved it!

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

You are one supreme AMAZING SuperDale. And you have a super mom too : )


Bonnie Belk said...

Ah, Sunshade - you are all that and more. You and your mom make a great team! Even Divas need agents!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely website... is this the old english black and tan that you mentioned ? http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Old_English_Black_and_Tan_Terrier.jpg

Bertie the lakie (Facebook fan)

Suzanne said...

I want a SuperDale soooooooo bad !!

Every time I see this I want one that much more !!!! Just like Sunshade !!