Are You Busy in May?

We have puppies for May….are you too busy then for a puppy?

The daddy is New CH Seneca The New Jack, as featured in our post of March 31, 2015. Here are some photos just after birth of 4 boys and 3 girls. We can only promise boy reservations at the moment although plans might change in early May for the girls.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Here we have Blue, Gold, Red, and White are the boys. Coral, Yellow, and Pink are the girls. Here they are at almost 2 weeks old and almost twice as big!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This little guys will have open eyes in just a few days. We’re thinking that mid May will be their big debut!

New Champion Seneca The New Jack!

New Champion Seneca The New Jack! AKC#  RN 25574801

Shown by professional handler Allison Sunderman in photo; hip/elbow prelims look excellent, OFA certification eligible May, 2015

Jack earned an owner handled Terrier Group placement when only 11 months old. We make this happy announcement!

11 months old The New Jack and winning a Group Placement.

11 months old The New Jack and winning a Group Placement.



CH Seneca Minnesota Razzle CDX RE MXP AJP

Jack’s Sire: CH Seneca Minnesota Razzle CDX RE MXP AJP (OFA Good) 

AKC # RN02739907; OFA AT-Good

(still enjoying his classes at 12 years of age!)

CH Seneca Minnesota Razzle CDX RE AXP AJP  shown with his owner/handler. Razzle was also a specialty winner on the way to his Championship! He is a true all-rounder. Razzle is OFA Good and both his parents are OFA Excellent. His sire, Jack’s grandsire, is CH Seneca Whodunits Motive, a really beautiful dog, mind, body, and heart. Am Can CH Seneca Whodunits Motive (OFA Excellent), who embodied seven generations of Seneca background and was an Owner Handled Canadian Group winner.


CH Seneca Whodunits Motive

Jack’s Dam:

Ch Seneca You Will Fancy This (OFA Excellent)


Ch Seneca You Will Fancy This

Fancy is a huge favorite with our visitors here! Her winning personality and sweet temperament are her special trademark–not to mention good looking! Her parents are below….

Fancy’s Sire: Am/Can/Int CH Ikarus von Garnsee, “Nicky” is a German import whose father, Int CH No Doubt of Malton finished in 12 countries and was the 2008 World Show winner.

In Fall, 2009 I traveled to Germany to the von Garnsee kennel, where my signature dog of the 1980’s stayed for a year, CH Stony UD. I had been corresponding with them for months about their new litter. After 10 days, 4 airports, and 6 train stations, we made it there and back again. I’ll never forget my navigation of the train stations with Nicky, his crate, and three pieces of luggage!

Int CH Ikarus von Garnsee entered Canada for the first time in April, 2010 earning the first half of the Canadian Championship in one weekend and a Terrier Group First! He finished his American Championship handled by Allison Sunderman in Fall, 2010.

Fancy’s Dam:

Seneca Deutsch Schokolade  (sitting in photo)    Hips: OFA Excellent/ Eyes CERF

ronnieRonnie’s Dam and Fancy’s Granddam:

Meet German Import and Canadian Champion Jalomonis June (OFA Excellent) aka “Jenna.”


German Import Jalomonis June


German Import Jalomonis June

I showed and finished Jenna in Canada. She is the daughter of Jalomonis Connor SchH III, HDF-A2. This famous C litter included:

  • Jalomonis Cay SchH III, FH Bundesseiger 2000,
  • Jalomonis Christopher SchH III, FH II, Leistungsseigerin ‘97, and
  • Jalomonis Cindy SchH III, Kk-1A.

This felicitous combination brought us into the present with our own Am Champion Seneca The New Jack!

New Photos!

The Big Day–when the puppies leave the whelping box and graduate to a play area! This took me over two hours to do, plus new ribbon collars for all! Here is the pristine prepared papered area….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We have a box with a blankie, a squeaky red football, a corduroy lion,and a red/white plushy soccer ball. After some exploration, some experimentation, and some small excitements, the soccer ball was voted most popular–for today!


There is a nice clear bucket of water just the right size for puppies that are 4 weeks old and soon to be 5 weeks old.

All are eating about 4 times a day at the moment, plus mom’s visits for milk although there just isn’t enough to go around with such BIG babies. Don’t worry, as they demolish pans of food thoroughly! In another week, they will only want three times a day and will be headed for two times a day after that.


Bright eyed and increasingly active, the puppies get free range of the whole room when I am changing the papers every morning. Each day, they are finding ever more things to get into!











Family Ties and Two Weeks Old

What maternal influence could possibly complement Luckyboy’s lineage and traits?

Meet German Import and Canadian Champion Jalomonis June (OFA Excellent) aka “Jenna.” Jenna1I showed and finished Jenna in Canada. She is the daughter of Jalomonis Connor SchH III, HDF-A2. This famous C litter included: Jenna2

  • Jalomonis Cay SchH III, FH Bundesseiger 2000,
  • Jalomonis Christopher SchH III, FH II, Leistungsseigerin ‘97, and
  • Jalomonis Cindy SchH III, Kk-1A.

We wove the pedigree with care, going to Am Can CH Seneca Whodunits Motive (OFA Excellent), leftAjax_alonewho embodied seven generations of Seneca background and was an Owner Handled Canadian Group winner. Then, with this daughter, we wove back to Germany again with German Import UCI International CH/Am CH Ikarus von Garnsee, right, again an Owner Handled Can Group winner.

American and Canadian CH Ikarus Vom Garnsee, German Import, Owner Handled Group winner

American and Canadian CH Ikarus Vom Garnsee, German Import, Owner Handled Group winner

This felicitous combination brought us into the present with our own Am Champion Seneca You Will Fancy This, OFA Excellent.

Now, what everyone has been waiting for….


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese two photos taken early on October 23 by a very sleep deprived person! First puppy born at 6:20 pm on October 22 with final puppy born at 1 am. I stayed up until 3 to be sure and then had to be up for work by 7! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Fortunately, I do work at home. Then…..pre- and post-feeding on November 6th. There are 5 boys and 1 girl.


…We are at the adorable messy stage.

Once Upon A Time….

…there was this amazing dog.
He was born behind the Berlin Wall in communist East Germany. Incredible dog–I saw him working at the SchH III level at a dog sports club by Chemnitz. My hosts pointed him out to me across the training field and I saw a dog that charged the retrieve, leaped 36″ jumps, and ran full out in every task he was asked to do. They asked me how old I thought he was and I guessed 4–old enough to exhibit the advanced level of training and young enough to engage wholeheartedly. They told me he was 10 years and that he had been SCHIII an amazing 64 times! 
Later, I met his handler and this dog–Luckyboy v. Abendstern SCH III, FH I. I expected a guarded, hard core set of eyes that would reflect all that protection work. Instead, he looked up at me with the eyes of a puppy–open, friendly, and sweet natured. I had dreams about him for the next two nights. Then I asked my host to contact his owner deep into what had been East Germany to see if I could buy him. I really didn’t go out there to buy an OLD DOG–but I did. 
LuckyBoy_sitHere in the US, he certified OFA Excellent when he was almost 11. He’s passed on now but lived to be 13. We collected semen for storage and have used it very judiciously. He’s been influential in the breed and is the best outcross I’ve ever seen. He sired SchH titled dogs in Europe and then Champions and AKC obedience dogs all the way up to UD (Utility Dog). His best known son is Ch. Seneca’s Ochoco Pete, UD who attended the Eukanuba Invitationals, ranked in the top 5 obedience dogs for several years and also excelled in bird work at field trials.
I just created a pdf of my records from Germany that I received with Lucky Boy, including his score books from the trials. They are a slice of the history of the working Airedale in Germany. 

⇒We are expecting the first litter of LuckyBoy puppies in over 11 years!

The latest news on Seneca Airedales puppies!

Here we go — announcing the first ever puppies for both Jack and Reddi!

On the left is young Jack, just starting out on his quest to finish the AKC Championship. Jack is a son of CH Seneca Minnesota Razzle CDX RE AXP AJP (OFA Good) and out of Ch Seneca You Will Fancy This (OFA Excellent).

Next is Reddi, with the new babies, born August 4th. Reddi is a three year old rated OFA Excellent, sired by Seneca Whodunit’s Case Closed CDX, TD (OFA Good) and out of CH Seneca Texas Sternchen (OFA Excellent).













What’s more, Reddi is a sister to the well known SHR Seneca Scarlett von Summit JH JHF JHR SHU  who has been tearing up the field trials with her high drive bird work!

UKC Title: Started Hunting Retriever (SHR)
HWA Titles: Junior Hunter Flushing (JHF); Junior Hunter Retrieving (JHR)
AKC Titles: Junior Hunter (JH); Senior Upland (SHU)

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Here are the nieces and nephews…..


Here the little guys and girls are sleeping at just about a week old. A well balanced litter with 3 boys – 3 girls.







Getting bigger. Reddi is an attentive mom and they glow with the care and attention lavished upon them.







Eyes peek open! Three weeks old! Now to start the puppy food….









Did we ever mention that puppies go through LOTS of newspaper? We are happy to accept donations of clean full size papers. Slick ad circulars should be put in recycling.

These guys just romp and play now in the good weather–not to hot and not too cold–so far!

Reservations being accepted

Contact Nancy at 330-666-2004




Catching Up….

   Five Weeks: Getting Too Big for the Box!

This is a post-feeding face….oh, my, how many baths in one day are possible!?! We are introducing toys and things to do.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA




Of course, it can be *more* fun to play with the newspaper than with the ball….Geesh!


Six Weeks….Ready for the Next Big Step!

Here you will find the fresh *BIG* new play area as these guys break out of the box. It’s laid out and ready to go! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Then, we just add puppies….and voila! Let the games begin!


We can check out the big wide world a little easier….looks like a little bear doesn’t he?


First one in the box….is the first one in the box, I guess…..!


All this play and eating is very very tiring!


We have also been busy getting checked out, two parasite preventative treatments, and the first vaccination all done. GOOD PUPPIES! G’Night




4 Weeks and the First Bath!




Well, here we are at four weeks old today! These little chow hounds are eating everything I put in front of them but usually, they have to liberally apply it to themselves and each other before the meal is done. Here we are on the way to the tub for the first ever (and MUCH needed) bath….


Then, we started with the water and soap, using a gentle but thorough shower…..they really weren’t very happy about it.









Eventually, dry, warm, and shiny (!) all were once again content, nestled in with Momma Tempe.


Three Weeks….What A Mess!

Please forgive the condition of the newspapers in the photos as I can only get any sort of order and cleanliness AFTER they are done eating. These guys are the Three Little Pigs times two!

Eyes and ears are open and fully functional, but they are a little nearsighted….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s not pretty but they get the job done!  ;-P


Day 9 – Today’s Photo and the Origins of the Breed

Here is the photo of the day, focusing on the details of just one baby. They still are mainly eating and sleeping. We have a corner of Pink, Green, and Coral with a touch of her tongue showing.  Take a look below for more info about the origins of the breed.


“…the Airedale Terrier was shaped by the conditions and events engaged in by the people owning them. The Yorkshire man, mainly factory workers, wanted a practical dog, one that could be useful in whatever type of hunting available. On Saturdays, a large crowd of men would watch with keen interest and bet on the results of a waterside hunt on the banks of the River Aire for water rats. No doubt the winners of large stakes were bred to more often, since word of mouth was the most powerful advertising of the day.

Unlike many kenneled dogs of the day, these dogs were the companions of their owners and their intelligence was developed by living in their owners’ houses where they were treated like one of the family. During the day, when the men were at work, the dog would be left to protect the home and family. After work, the dog and master would go out for a walk on the riverside-as hares, rabbits, pheasants, partridges, and grouse were all said to be plentiful at the time. Master and dog would look for something to supplement the family’s supper, and quite probably, getting onto the gamekeeper’s grounds to do it!”

Use the link above to read the full story!

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