Mum bought some prawns home to cook, and she showed me and STINKY one.
This was me, The SuperDALE checking the prawn out,
This was as close as STINKY would get to the prawn,
Now this is the description I got off the Airedale Terrier Club of Canada website,
"The modern Airedale is confident, unafraid of people and other dogs (and prawns), but not a combative breed, as suggested by the adage, “The Airedale doesn’t start fights, he finishes them.” While intelligent Airedale puppies may seem tentative or cautious, the breed should never be timid or spooky.
The average dog owner may or may not be impressed with the beauty of the dog; more important for his purpose, the family dog must have devotion, brains, reliability, stability, trainability, and a sense of humour, plus the extra talents he may need for the multitudinous things the breed does well."
This was the SuperDALE's reaction to the prawn,
Eau de Prawn baby!!!
You can see STINKY's reaction on his blog (and some of me too). He, who looks like an Airedale doesn't seem to have any of the Airedale qualities described above.
Devotion: He doesn't protect mum, I do. (mum: he's always looking for you Sunshade. He gets worried when he can't see you.)
Reliability: He takes off after other dogs. He wondered the street when our yard door was accidentally left open. I stayed in my yard even tho I knew the gate was open. (mum: we are working on that, he's still young and loves to play.)
Stability: His jaws are very unstable, so he has to landshark all the time. (mum: he has a stable temperament.)
Trainability: he hasn't stopped landsharking in THREE AND A HALF years! (mum: he learned all his commands very fast. He learned to play dead in half an hour and the treat machine too!)
Sense of humour: I never find him funny. (mum: everybody thinks he's hilarious, you should know that Sunshade!!)
In conclusion, I find it very hard to believe that he is actually MY brother's son?? A mistake must have been made at birth and mum took the WRONG stinky home.
(mum: Sunshade, let me quote the insert from the same website that you conveniently forgot to include.
"In addition to being keen hunters and steadfast family dogs, the Airedale is a comedian. The breed is playful, fun loving, and active. They need a certain amount of exercise and attention, and owners with a good sense of humour appreciate them. Airedales are also known for expressing exactly what they are thinking. They make excellent companions for children, as long as both the children and the dog have a parental figure to establish firm rules, given total freedom the Airedale and his child can get into lots of trouble."
That's Jaffa alright!!!
I am happy to say that even though Sunshade and Jaffa are complete opposites personality wise, they are both VERY good dales. They bring so much laughter to my life everyday, I couldn't have asked for anything better. There's nothing I would want to change about either one of them. The fact that they're so different makes it that much more interesting to watch them together.)
I also found another delightful paragraph about the Airedales on Wikipedia, thought I might share it with you.
"The Airedale is a dog with a great sense of humor. For those who can laugh along with their Airedale, the dog can provide a unique and entertaining company. For those who don't appreciate being outsmarted by their dog, owning an Airedale can be a trying experience (where their faces turn green). Patience and consistency in training will be rewarded as the Airedales have been known to reach great heights in competitive obedience, dog agility, and Schutzhund (and food begging events)."