AIREDALES IN WARTIME
Click the above link for an interesting article about Jim the Airedale trained to warn of the approach of Zeppelins in World War 1
Please click on the above link to learn about how brave Airdales were used as wardogs.
The information and photographs were provided by Alastair Petrie one of the club's long-standing members. Some of the photographs in the document are referred to in the very interesting BBC radio programme about dogs in wartime. Wendy Turner and Alistair Petrie also contributed a great deal to the progrmme which you can hear by clicking the folowing link : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p024c3s6
This image is from this month's issue of 'Country Life" (3rd September 2014) and is a reprint of an article originally printed in the magazine 100 years ago, which we thought you might find interesting. Airedales are still being used today as police dogs in various countries like Germany. (I have alwasy thought it quite odd that in the UK we use German Shepherds and in Germany they use British Airedales!!