Making Breed History–Again!

 

Saturday, 4-23-16, at the Long Island Retriever Field Trial Club’s UKC HRC Retriever Hunt Test, Seneca Airedales enjoyed awesome SUCCESS!

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Dave Morgan’s Pal achieved his UKC HRC STARTED TITLE (junior level equivalent) and our Scarlett achieved her first pass in the UKC HRC SEASONED level (senior level equivalent).  (She) was the first Airedale to get her Started title and Pal is the second.  SCARLETT is the FIRST Airedale to pass a UKC HRC SEASONED level test.

Scarlett is full sister to our Reddi:

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Pal is full brother to our CH Jack:

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CONGRATULATIONS on the hunt test results and thank you so very much for the stunning views of their work. This is just a sample of the two of them below:

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Milo Checking In At One Year….

Milo the Airedale

We bought Milo from Nancy in January of 2012. He has always been a sweet and loving dog, but occasionally just wanted to be left alone. He is a great family dog who loves the children and knows what he can aMilond can’t do with them.

When Milo was nine months old he had an accident which required us to leave him at the pet hospital for three days. As a result, he has separation anxiety. This is a condition in which he experiences anxiety anytime we leave him alone, or in the crate. He associates the crate with the hospital cage, where he was in pain. Therefore, cage time has gotten to be difficult. We are currently working with a Canine Behaviorist who has been most helpful in the situation.

Aside from the separation anxiety, Milo is a dog like no other. He enjoys spending time with us, trying to steal the occasional loose sock, and of course taking a nice run even in the snow! I recommend Airedales to anyone who is willing to put effort into training, and glad to have an excitable four-legged family member.

Thanks, Nancy!

Scout (Lt Blue) checks in at one year old

We have a Nov 2011 puppy too–Light Blue. Now SCOUT. She is a

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wonderful dog. She is full of play and also loves the water. She can do lots of tricks and is a wonderful walking companion. She plays dead if you pretend shoot.
She is the center of attention at our house…….:) We just love her.

Here are some pictures of our Scout–light blue. She is such a great pet. She keeps a smile on my face all day….:)

I love the blog. It’s nice finding out how her brothers and sisters are doing.
Thanks, Julie Melson

Wish I had room for two….:)

Update on RED born 11/21/2011

If you go all the way back in this blog to November, 2011 you can see the early days of our puppies including little Red. Here’s an update:Red at One Year Old

It has been one year today we got red ribbon white foot.  We have enjoyed him so much.  He keeps us hopping.  Just thought you would like to see a picture of how handsome he has become.  He is the love of our life.  Would like to see pictures of any of his siblings if you have some.  You are welcome to share his picture with the families that have his siblings.  Hope, but know they are as beautiful as our Darby. ~ Mike & Barb, Howell, MI

Happy Endings

Yep, Orange is a charmer and found her way into a family and their hearts. Now the hard work of raising her to be a good member of the home and an ambassador of the breed is just getting underway. Remember I am available for questions!

Orange has her happy ending....and beginning!

Homeward Bound

Puppies heading home….now the house is so quiet.

 missing photos….

and then we have a sad tale.

This litter was fully reserved but one family had a reversal of fortunes– job layoff and grown children with a baby moving back into the house. We understand; it can happen. But that means that Orange’s people never came.

Her littermates are all gone now and she is hanging out with stuffed Airedales who are cuddly, but not much for conversation since they have a head full of stuffing.  If you know of someone who would like to “interview” Orange for a family companion position, just give us a call: 330-666-2004

 

Isn't anyone coming?

Day 57 – Rub-a-dub TUB

Today the crew had morning baths. We are having company later on and we want to put the best paw forward for our visitors! Still before the hair and makeup, you have to admit, a wet puppy look pretty pathetic–and yet still cute.

The first four including the two boys:

What was that noise you made?

The next four, all girls:

Are we clean yet? (and when can we get dirty again!)

Day 56 – YEAH! Outside for the first time!

Outside for the first time….who knew the temperatures would be 50 and sunny? We took advantage of the clear skies this afternoon and RAN outside to let the puppies romp for a while. They REALLY enjoyed this!

First time outside....50 degrees in January!

Day 55 – Entertaining the Crew!

Yes, they are a handful now and we are at dangerously low levels of newspaper to keep putting down for them! They have a huge box with different openings in it to play at “defend the fort,” an old tennis shoe, the occasional edible ball most people would call an apple, and assorted other odds and ends. Here is the crew between outings, wanting, naturally, out again!

We Want OUT!

 

Day 43 – Playful, Bouncing, and BIG!

I apologize for taking so long to post. We have been coping with the holiday rush here at my work. Now the biggest part of that is over.

WOW–Six weeks old!

Play time has never been more fun that it is now. These eight little ones really keep me busy with no help from Dora. Now I’m the one that has to do all the feeding, then clean up after them and after that, they are bored and looking for some excitement so I have to come up with the entertainment.

Will I be your puppy?

Well, here are some of the fun items we have been destroying….I mean playing with… Apples, celery, large socks, a corn broom, a scrub brush, various squeakies and cardboard boxes.

They are going through newspaper at a terrific rate, of course.

Every day I let them out to play and they get behind the clothes dryer and come out looking like dust bunnies! They will carry around anything that’s not fastened down and shred anything they can get their teeth into. They heard the sweeper at a distance of 10 feet today too.

Now to business–everyone is very interested in the plans for picking up puppies. I will be doing the PAT evaluations right about Jan 16. I can begin to make appointments for them that week. I plan to call everyone Wednesday or Thursday to set that up.

Sit, Boo-Boo, Sit! The rare moment when they hold still and look like they wouldn't even THINK of getting in trouble!

We have puppy portfolios with all the records in them, a six pound bag of food, some Nu-Vet tabs, lots of information, resources, and pictures of mom and dad.

Everyone asks does Dora miss her puppies? Well, these guys now have needle sharp little teeth and she actually has to discipline them if they get too rough.

This is an important part of their development as they socialize with each other and with Dora and some of my other adult Airedales. They will be better adjusted as adults because they have these excellent formative experiences.

 

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