Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

Akita is muscular, double-coated dogs of ancient Japanese lineage famous for her dignity, courage, and loyalty. In her native land, she’s venerated as family protectors and symbols of good health, happiness, and long life.

Height

23 inches

Weight

50-70 pounds

Life Expectency

11-14 years

BEHAVIOR

Appearance

The Afghan Hound is an aristocrat, his whole appearance one of dignity and aloofness with no trace of plainness or coarseness. He has a straight front, proudly carried head, eyes gazing into the distance as if in memory of ages past. The striking characte

Head

The head should be well balanced with little apparent difference between the length of skull and foreface. The skull should be long and flat, not too broad between the ears and narrowing very slightly to the eyes. Scalp should be free from wrinkles,

Body

Neck: The neck is of good length, strong and arched, running in a curve to the shoulders which are long and sloping and well laid back. Faults-Neck too short or too thick; a ewe neck; a goose neck; a neck lacking in substance.

Forequarters

Front angulation is moderate. Shoulders – with moderate layback. The length of the shoulder blade and the upper arm are about equal. Elbows – close to the body. Front legs straight when viewed from any direction. Pasterns short and straight. D

Hindquarters

Rear angulation is moderate to match the front. Hindlegs straight when viewed from behind. From the side, hindlegs are set under the body to maintain a square appearance. The length of the upper thigh and the second thigh are about equal with moderate ben

Coat

Should be hard, dense and wiry, lying straight and close, covering the dog well over the body and legs. Some of the hardest are crinkling or just slightly waved. At the base of the hard very stiff hair should be a shorter growth of softer hair termed the