This breed has earned the title ‘King of Terriers’ as it is the largest within the terrier group. It originated in Yorkshire and is a direct descendant of the Black and Tan Terrier, a breed which is now extinct. It was often referred to as the Waterside Terrier because the breed would work the riverbanks to hunt vermin. During both World Wars, they were used as trackers, messenger dogs, and pack carriers, among other things. Intelligent, friendly, and alert, the Airedale Terrier makes a faithful companion that will always have your back. They love to please and make wonderful dogs that love being close to your side. Ready for anything, these dogs are always eager for an adventure, and you will never have a dull day with one around. They are defined by their long legs and moustaches, as well as their saddle colouring. Their coats are tan and black in colour, although sometimes there can be a little white on the front of the legs.