The Golden Retriever finds its origins near Inverness, Scotland. This breed was developed as an excellent aide on the hunting field. Lord Tweedmouth, a baron with an affinity for animals, sought a companion and helpmate who could use his nose and his mind equally well. Seeking loyalty and a dog that enjoyed the water as well as the land, he bred the Golden Retriever to the Tweed Water Spaniel (now extinct). Further development resulted with the combinations of both wavy and flat-coated Retrievers and the Red Setter. The Golden Retriever joined the roster of the American Kennel Club in 1925. Today, they continue to excel at hunting, obedience trials, and field competitions. Additionally, they are trained as seeing eye dogs for the blind. The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the various terrier breeds. The Airedale Terrier of today was descended from a Rough-Coated Black and Tan Terrier and an Otterhound. This dog was able to swim and scent game in addition to being keen like the Terrier. At the time, the dog breed was called a Waterside or Bingley Terrier. In twelve short years, the Airedale (as he would come to be known) became a highly popular dog in sporting circles. Dr. Gordon Stables is generally credited with giving the Airedale its current moniker. However, the name did not stick until around 1880, and many were confused by the controversy over the name of the dog. The Airedale Terrier Club of America was formed in 1900. Airedale Terriers were messengers and carriers of food and ammunition during World War I. They were also Red Cross casualty dogs. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Harding, and Calvin Coolidge all owned Airedale Terriers.