Early Airedales almost 100 years old when it still served some worthwhile purpose..
This is a leg trapped Bobcat and an adult Airedale from a Very Respected ‘Hunting’ Kennel in the USA Unwilling to engage and close on a 3 legged vermin, much smaller in size.
The Airedale Will Not Engage & Close on Bobcat as evidenced, for this reason among others, the Breed is a Failure and its Reputation vastly overrated.
2 Airedales will not close on a badger-sniffing and barking
Wont close or pull fur..mongrel lurcher shows more grit/aggression than Dale off to the side.
Same as above. 3 vs 1 and wont pull fur.
3 on 1, 2 airedales and wont close
Will Not Close, yet again..Seeing a trend yet?
Do pictures lie?
Wont close on half dead coyote neck exposed..
Dorn airedale and a trapped fox, barker, not a closer on a small fox.
Airedale wont engage even when offered a neck from a nearly dead coyote
Barking At a 3 Legged, Trapped Raccoon With his back to the wall.
Want a Closer? Send the Jagd or Drahthaar
Closers or Cowards?
Were I looking for a Serious Hunting dog, Id look elsewhere. See February archives of Drahthaars, Jadgs & Dogos-Hard Hunters.
The Frauds are now being Exposed…
For Comparison Sake, here is a VDD German Bred Drahthaar, Finding, Closing and Dispatching a badger and putting teeth on fur, what a hard hunt dog Should do..
German Bred Jagd Terrier & Bobcat Killed Single Handedly
Badgers are Serious Vermin and can injure much larger dogs-Lurcher with European badger wounds.
A 20# German JAGD Terrier wont bark or run from a coyote!
Nor will a Dogo
They will stop them!
Some Bull Terriers will close
Same with German bred Teckel vs badger
All Examples of Versatility shown by Deutsch Drahthaars
From dispatching Vermin, treeing, trailing, dead game baying or outpointing a pointer.
And note quietness on a chain gang.
* See Feb 2013 Archives for more stories and photos of other breeds.
Will Even Fetch Coyotes After Dispatching, if Need be.
Teeth ON Fur!!
Drahthaar Closing On a Badger
Texas Hog & Drahthaar
2 Drahthaars & Bulldog Vested and Ready To Boar Hunt
Drahthaars & Jagds Closing On Wild Boar
Drahthaar Runs Down Cheetah (Im exaggerating!)
Dead Game Bayer
Pointer Backing a Drathaar
This is a typical Drahthaar that would rather die of hypothermia than refuse an icy retrieve
A Coon Hunting Drahthaar above.
This same dog also works well in the uplands, duck blind and is a great deer recovery blood tracking dog.
USA- Young Drathaar & Jagds Baying a Hog
This is what it should look like-Catahoula style
Sheriffs Dept Certified Search & Rescue Drahthaar-Chicago Elgin
For comparison photos, see updated blog entry in July on the Hardness Testing for German Breed clubs.