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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

More Members Pages



Contact Us

New Working Airedales



      Interested in Competing in Schutzhund Competition with your Airedale?



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.

United Schutzhund Clubs of America's home page

DVG Americas (Deutscher Verband der Gebrauchshundsportvereine) description.



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