First off, happy (belated) birthday to Levelord.
Second, thanks for all the responses to my question about Airedales, most of
the good and bad about them were things that I was already aware of (though it's
rare you'll see opinions so strongly divided over whether a breed is really
smart or really dumb), but it's very helpful to hear of first-hand experiences.
I guess I should clarify why I was asking about a purebred dog, rather than a
good old-fashioned pound puppy: Unfortunately, MrsBlue suffers from animal
allergies (and asthma), and so a dog with hair (like the Airedale) rather than
one with fur, like a majority of dogs outside the terrier family, is far
preferable to avoid aggravating her condition. If it weren't for that, we'd
surely be at the pound rescuing a mutt or two. Oh, yeah, BTW, we went for it,
and now have a little girl puppy in the family. Now for a name... a problem,
since BlueDog is already just plain taken,
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