14 Versatile Facts About the Airedale Terrier

#7 An Airedale Appeared in “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”

When Disney made a live-action version of “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” in 1996, they cast an Airedale Terrier in the role of Colonel, the wise old dog who helps Pongo and Perdita find their puppies.

#8 Many Presidents had Airedales

Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, and Calvin Coolidge — three successive presidents — all had Airedale Terriers.

#9 John Wayne’s nickname, Duke, actually came from his pet Airedale Terrier.

#10 The Airedale Terrier has been the winner of four Best in Show crowns.

#11 They are also known as the Waterside Terrier because of their great hunting ability in the water.

#12 The First Airedale to ever come into America was in 1881 and his name was Bruce.

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