Meet Dexter My Airedale Doppelganger

September 10, 2011

Photo of Cardiff and Dexter Airedale TerrierMeet my plus sized doppelganger, Dexter, the Airedale Terrier. Dexter is even rocking a stylish mohawk, which is slightly more noticeable on him than me.

Many people mistake me for an Airedale puppy or miniature version. My dads are always quick to nicely inform the mistaking human that I am actually a Welsh Terrier.

Said people then often feel the need to reiterate the fact that they thought I was a juvenile or mini Airedale. This really just perpetuates pointless dialogue, yet it is endearing and at least promotes conversation with my admiring humans.

At this point, I usually tug on the leash to go smell the next best patch of grass and lead my walker (one of my dads) from the circumstance that is heading in the direction of being awkward.

Photo of Dexter and Cardiff Look for the Right Place to Pee

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Janice September 11, 2011 at 2:07 PM

It’s nice to read a light, cute story on such a memorable day!

Also Cardiff the Welsh Terrier! October 12, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Greetings, fellow Cardiff! I get the “is he a mini Airedale” question all the time, too. My parents always have to explain to people that I’m not. Sometimes it’s the same person, week after week. I should start handing out cards with the facts on ’em.

Patrick Mahaney October 15, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Thank you Janice! Cardiff likes to write about his fun, day to day life and travels abroad. He can’t wait to meet Molly and Bugsy!

Patrick Mahaney October 15, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Another Cardiff the Welsh Terrier! We are destined to be forever friends. Do you want to submit to my blog? All you have to do is write something about your cool, Cardiff lifestyle and send me some pics. I’d love to share your story, especially since I have overcome such odds in recovering from IMHA three times.
Feel free to email my dad:

Derek May 11, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Such a cool blog you have here, Cardiff. One of my three dogs is a brindle bull mastiff, and so many people mistake him for a pit bull, so he can relate. However, I must say that the picture in this blog post does resemble what some might call a “father/son” duo, haha. Cute pics, cute blog!

Patrick Mahaney May 14, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Thank you for your comments.
Breed confusion is a common thing for people that see me, but my dad always nicely clarifies the situation.
I hope to see you again on my blog!

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