Airedale Terriers Wearing Gas Masks
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Gas masks for both dogs and human beings were on exhibition yesterday. The Airedales, trained by Lt-Col. E H Richardson at his Surrey kennels to carry messages are trying out various types in an attempt to find the most suitable. Eventually the best type of gas mask suitable for these dogs will be found. This problem is a little more complicated than gas masks for human beings as these dogs breathe through their tongue. Image shows three Airedales trying three different types of gas mask. Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Hautenville Richardson was responsible for the development of messenger and guard dogs in the British Army and established a War Dog Training School at Shoeburyness in Essex. Initally sending two Airedales to the front in 1916 to work as message carriers.