The very qualities that make Airedales "the only breed" for some of us, make them the most undesirable to others. They are very smart and often extremely stubborn. Possessing a real thought process as well as a sense of humor; Airedales are even capable of pulling practical jokes. Few people appreciate being the objects of gleeful deception, especially by their dog, but that appreciation is one of the basic necessities of owning an Airedale. - From: Is an Airedale for you?
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"Skunk"— a Worthy Mascot "Skunk", enjoying the fresh air on the fantail, estimated at some time around 1947. Skunk is said to have enjoyed the high points of both ship-board activities as well as liberty, nearly as much as his shipmates. USCGC Eastwind WAGB-279
Dogs had a variety of uses during the war, from being companions to messengers and collecting much needed funds like this Airedale