· John Wayne had a Airedale named "Duke". This was from where he derived his own nickname.
· Theodore Roosevelt, who served as the 26th president of the United States for two consecutive terms (1901-1909). He chose Airedales for his big-game hunting trips.
“The Airedale” declared Teddy Roosevelt, “can do anything any other dog can do, then whip the other dog, if he has to.”
· Warren G. Harding's Airedale was called "Laddie Boy" not only had his own hand-carved cabinet chair to oversee high-level meetings, but also invited all the neighborhood dogs to the White House for his birthday party, where they dined on dog biscuit birthday cake. "Laddie Boy" is even immortalized with a statue in the Smithsonian.
· Calvin Coolidge's Airedale was named "Paul Pry" who was originally called "Laddie Buck".
· Woodrow Wilson liked the Airedale Terrier so much that he owned two of them, "Sandy" and "Davie".
· John Steinbeck Author of 'Of Mice & Men' & 'Grapes of Wrath' was also an Airedale owner.
· Bo Derek also owned an Airedale Terrier that she named "Harum Scarum".
· Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan named his Airedale Terrier after the fiction character he created: "Tarzan".
· Airedales have great courage and have been used to hunt big game in Africa and India.
· They were among the first breeds used as police dogs in Germany and Great Britain.
· They have been dependable message carriers in several wars, able to get information delivered fearlessly, even when injured.
· The breed was used for wartime guard, messenger duty, rodent control, hunting birds and game.
· From 1864 and on, the earlier whelps were called Working, Waterside, and Bingley Terriers.
· When the Titanic went down, two Airedale terriers also went down and lost their lives.
· The First Airedale to ever come into America was in 1881 and his name was "Bruce". This was the start of the great hunting and working breed we know today.