To purposefully breed a dog outside of the standards set
by experts and enthusiasts who have invested their life in
the breed is to destroy the breed's purity and tradition.
"Oorang" airedales trace their lineage to the lowest
point in the history of the breed: During the 1930's airedales
were the number one breed in America and England. In the American
southwest, Airedales were farmed like livestock and due to
irresponsible breeding grew larger, developed aggressive tenancies,
and began exhibiting genetic problems. Generations of careful
breeding and relative unpopularity have returned the Airedale
to the medium-large, even-tempered, working-minded, healthy
dog the original nineteenth century breeders intended.
Dogs sold as "Oorang" Airedales today are descended
from those extra-large, poorly bred dogs of the 1930's and
tend to carry the medical and behavioral problems that are
all but extinct from today's Airedales bred to standard by
Because of the various problems of "Oorangs" they
are frequently surrendered to rescue. If you have you heart
set on a larger Airedale, consider adoption rather than support
an breeder propagating these lines.