Dogs are happiest when they have their human parents with them: the pack is together and everyone is safe and secure. When one of the humans is away dogs always miss them, sometimes to the point of developing full-blown separation anxiety. Stanley, a very intelligent Airedale, seems to have figured out how to use modern technology to stay in touch with his human mom.
The Airedale’s large size has earned it the title “king of terriers.” They generally weigh between 40 and 55 pounds, although much larger ones can be found. The Airedale is a product of mixing the Old English black and tan terrier, bull terrier, and otterhound. They were originally bred as general-purpose working dogs for farmers but have also found roles as military dogs, guide dogs, and hunting assistants. Airedales have been described as energetic and alert, courageous but not aggressive.
The American author and dog breeder Albert Payson Terhune said of the Airedale: “Among the mine-pits of the Aire, the various groups of miners each sought to develop a dog which could outfight and out-hunt and out-think the other miner’s dogs… Bit by bit, thus, an active, strong, heroic, compactly graceful and clever dog was evolved — the earliest true form of the Airedale. He is swift, formidable, graceful, big of brain, an ideal chum, and guard… To his human companion, he is an adoring pal. To marauders, he is a destructive lightning bolt.”
A lot of dogs don’t quite grasp the concept of a telephone, but Stanley may have some idea of what’s going on. When dad puts mom on speakerphone, this talkative Airedale has plenty to say — and a highly unique way of saying it.
Check out the video posted below to hear Stanley’s inimitable telephone voice. Let us know what you think in the comments below the video. Don’t forget to like and share!