15×20 watercolor and watercolor pencils on 90# watercolor paper. Original available.

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The Airedale Terrier (often shortened to “Airedale”) is a breed of the terrier type that originated in Airedale, a geographic area in Yorkshire, England. It is traditionally called the “King of Terriers” because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. Bred from a Welsh Terrier and an Otter Hound, the breed has also been called the Waterside Terrier, because it was bred originally to hunt otters in and around the valleys of the River Aire which runs through Airedale. In England this breed has also been used as a police dog.

The Airedale is the largest of the British Terriers. They weigh 25–30 kilograms (55–66 lb) and have a height at the withers of 58–61 centimetres (23–24 in) for dogs, with females slightly smaller. The American Kennel Club standard specifies a smaller dog. Larger ADTs, up to 55 kilograms (120 lb) can be found in the New World. They are often called “Oorangs.” This was the name of a kennel in Ohio in the early 1900s.

The Airedale has a medium-length black and tan coat with a harsh topcoat and a soft undercoat. They are an alert and energetic breed, “not aggressive but fearless.” It has been claimed that the large “hunting” type or Oorang airedales are more game than the smaller “show” type airedales. The large type are usually used for big game hunting and as family guardians or as pets, but usually do poorly in AKC conformation shows (info from Wikipedia).

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  • Marlene Piccolin
    Marlene Piccolinover 3 years ago

    Barbara, this is truly outstanding. The expression and personality you caught…the regal look…wow.

  • I’m still learning the watercolor but it’s fun figuring it all out. Thanks!

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • carss66
    carss66over 3 years ago

    awesome work Barb,well done

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Super work young lady!!

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  • Vanessa Zakas
    Vanessa Zakasover 3 years ago

    Beautiful! I love the lighting on the fur.

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 3 years ago

    hhe’s cute!!

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 3 years ago

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