Friday, March 18, 2011

Aliisa the Airedale

This morning we welcomed a brand new member to the Fort Fido pack: a one-and-a-half year old Airedale Terrier named Aliisa. She was a little bit unsure of what to think, and will likely settle in well with time and consistency (which are definitely the key ingredients to getting the most out of daycare). We'll be seeing her again next week!

Airedales are originally from Yorkshire, England, and are sometimes called the "Kings (or in this case, Queen) of the Terriers" since they are the largest of the terrier breeds. Their original purpose was to hunt otters and they are incredibly intelligent, having been bred to hunt independent of a handler.

Have a great weekend everyone!


P.S.- Since you know that I always enjoy a good science article, I'll share this really neat one about how a gene leading to extra-wrinkley Sher-peis also increases their risk of frequent fevers.

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