Color illustration of a large brown dog standing on a sidewalk with green grass and blue sky
The Airedale is the largest of all terrier breeds. The breed is believed to have originated in the mid-1800s in the Aire River Valley in England by crossing a likely now-extinct terrier breed with an Otter Hound. Airedales were used to hunt rats that lived in the banks of the Aire River. Dogs of this breed have also been wartime guards, messengers, and helped hunt birds and game.
This button is part of a larger set of 35 buttons, each with an illustration of a different dog breed. They were originally sold on a 6” x 9” cardboard sheet.