Information on working terriers, dogs, natural history, hunting, and the environment, with occasional political commentary as I see fit. This web log is associated with the Terrierman.com web site.
I know from my grandfather that airedales were popular among raccoon hunters of that day, who would keep one with their packs. This is for the kind of hunting where the dogs are turned loose and the hunters wait until they hear the dogs barking up. The hunters keep track of the hounds' location by the baying and the hunters' knowledge of the local terrain. The airedales "ran silent" he said. I've never been sure why that was considered a good thing.
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