Image from page 73 of "The Airedale terrier standard simplified" (1921)
Subjects: Airedale terrier
Publisher: New York, N.Y., Field and fancy pub. corp.
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and on top of the muzzle. Character—The head, which is the index of all breeds, shows or formsto a large degree the character of the dog. This quality of character israther elusive, and probably no question on any subject connected with theAiredale is less understood. It may be properly defined as a combination inproper proportion of expression, quality, temperament, carriage, liberty,coats and contour. The eye, expression, the coat on head and the chiselling of the forefaceand skull combine to give character to the Airedales head. However, thehead may be well formed, nicely balanced, with long, strong foreface, wellshaped skull, good eyes and ears, but it may not be quite Airedale in charac-ter. Irish, Fox and Welsh Terriers may have good heads for their re-spective breeds, but on the body of an Airedale would be out of character.Particularly it must be noted that the Airedale ears have a side carriage andanything approaching a Fox Terrier ear on an Airedale is out of character. 65
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HEAD STUDY OF CH. BINGLEY BLOSSOM, A.K.C.S.B. 165,195.By Uncle Sam ex Imp. Brosna Bachanta 00 Similarly, the expression and particularly the eyes go a long way towardmaking up the character of the head. The Airedale expression should bequieter than that of the Fox Terrier. NECK.—Should be of moderate length and thickness, gradually wideningtowards the shoulders and free from throatiness. Neck—Should be clean, muscular, of a good length in proportion tothe body and length of back of the dog; free from throatiness; graduallywidening toward shoulders and presenting an arch or graceful curve whenviewed from the side. The circumference around the throat and behind earsshould be about 13% inches in a full grown, well proportioned dog of cor-rect size; about 15 to 15% inches around the collar, and about 7 inches fromoccipital bone to withers. These dimensions may vary in some degree as
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