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North American Working Airedale Terrier Association









Our Purpose

Becoming a Member

Breed Registry Information and Form

FCI International Standard 7b for the Airedale Terrier

Membership Application

What Every Good Working Dog Should Know





Search and Rescue (SAR)

Training Tips and Advice

Calendar of Events

Members Page, Litter Announcements, & Pics



Contact Us



Interested in Competing in Schutzhund Competition with your Airedale?



Maugh Vail and Turk


What is Schutzhund? Schutzhund is a three-phase dog sport, encompassing tracking, obedience, and protection. Literally translated, it means “protection dog”.

Below are links to the Schutzhund organizations in the United States as well as their descriptions of Schutzhund.

United Schutzhund Clubs of America's description.

DVG America’s (Deutscher Verband der Gebrauchshundsportvereine) description.


United Schutzhund Clubs of America's home page


DVG America's home page


Schutzhund Training Articles and Additional Schutzhund Information

Armin Winkler Training Articles


Prey Drive Promotion by Armin Winkler


Schutzhund Requirements and Point Values by Mark Plonsky


Schutzhund and IPO rules (on Leerburg site)


Overview of drives by Gary Patterson


Prey Behavior by Gary Patterson


Defense Behavior by Gary Patterson