Letters From Home

From our little Purple puppy born 11/16/2016 from Can CH Seneca Brave To The Max CD (OFA Good) and Seneca Up Your Alley (OFA Excellent)

Dear Mom,

I have come a long way since taking my first steps outside. On the drive back to Kentucky, those silly people thought they could keep me in a basket in the backseat. I taught them that I belonged in their lap. I was good; I did not bite, and I walked properly on the leash at every rest area, leaving my mark at every stop.

img_2711I did not complain until we were 15 minutes from home. It was a long drive after all. It was worth it because now I have a food bowl that is all my own. I don’t have to fight with seven brothers and sisters.

That silly woman that held me most of the way home, slept on the floor next to me on the first night. I was a little homesick after all. I like my new digs. I sleep in a crate next to their bed. I only wake them up once a night to go potty. The big guy gets up early to go to work, and he takes me out for a walk to take care of my business.img_2719

The silly Woman takes care of me most days. She feeds me breakfast, and then takes me out and tries to train me to sit. I let her think that it’s working …. only for a little while 😉
We then play for a while. I go to sleep, and let her go see her horse or run errands.

I have been to visit the veterinary. They cut my nails and told me that I weigh nine pounds. Of course they said I was perfect in every other way. I have to go back on 2/1 to get shoots. I don’t like the sound of that, but I’ll be brave like I’ve been bred to do.

img_2722I’ll try to write when I can. They keep having strange people come over to the house, or they take me to places and I pretend to be good. They told me that I  have to start going to school in February.

I miss you guys, but I like it here. I just wish it would quit raining.

Love, Ziggy

Getting a Jump on Valentine’s Day!

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Orange Ribbon Baby Girl – above – (available) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Yellow Ribbon Baby Girl – above -If one of our two available girls could be YOUR Valentine, give us a comment below or call: 330-666-2004

We will provide our excellent puppy portfolio that includes a 5 generation pedigree, health care record to date, 8 pages of info and recommendations, and a four pound bag of Best Breed Puppy Food with a three day starter of Nu-Vet to fulfill their nutritional needs.

 

Max’s Puppies Between 5 and 6 Weeks!

The father of our puppies born 11/16/2016 is Canadian CH Seneca Brave to the Max! Max excelled at loyal devotion and obedience, evidenced by his High in Trial at the National Specialty, Year of the Airedale 2003.

Max was born due to an unlikely series of events. While I was visiting in Germany in the late 1990’s, I was very impressed by a male Airedale. flashHis name was Champion D/KfT,
Deutscher Champion VDH, Champion INT. FLASH VON ARGONAUT VPG1, VPG2, VPG3, IPO3, AD, FH, Körklasse. 1A, Teilnahme KLSP 97 + 98. Flash represents a great line of European dogs; here’s where you can do some research….http://www.airedale-argonaut.de/erfolge.html

I was very interested in his talents and bloodlines but he wasn’t leaving Germany–and so decided to bring my very own CH Seneca Brave Chance (Jacki) to him. Jacki had recently finished her Championship owner handled with three majors by her breeder–and my son Tim. 1998_06timjacki_june1

After some months of planning, flying Jacki to Germany BEFORE she was in her heat cycle and waiting….and waiting….finally, Jacki was bred and sent back to me in the USA. With considerable AKC paperwork, we were able to produce and register a litter of Flash puppies in Ohio!2003_timsrphoto 2005-timandjacklasttime

Jacki has a special place in our family as my oldest son Tim took an interest in Junior Showmanship and Jacki was his best friend of all the Airedales we ever had. Tim even won a major towards her Championship under well known handler and AKC judge, Richard Cashoudian–we have a great show pic of that. I really need to look up more photos and scan them in. He took his senior high school photos with her. Shortly before she passed at the age of 13 he put his head together with hers to say good-bye.

Now we are playing with Jacki’s grandchildren, Max’s kids, and Allie’s babies–all in one package!

 

Hearty Thanksgiving!

We’ve completed a successful first week and like most of us, our guys are stuffed at the end of the day, but not with turkey!

Here are the latest photos:

Yea! The New Puppies Arrive!

You may remember that we introduced Allie, aka Seneca Up Your Alley, fourth generation OFA Excellent, a few months ago?

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Seneca Airedales introduces Allie!

Here’s a pic of Allie to jog your memory … and here’s a recap: Her sire is CH Seneca Minnesota Razzle CDX RE AXP AJP.  Razzle is OFA Good and both his parents are OFA Excellent. Her dam is CH Seneca You Will Fancy This. Fancy is OFA Excellent and her parents are OFA Fair and OFA Excellent. If this all sounds a bit familiar, Allie’s older brother is last year’s new Champion; you can visit him here and see more photos of Allie’s family: https://smartairedales.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/new-champion-seneca-the-new-jack/

Now we have the happy news that Allie has her first litter, eight fine puppies of 5 female and 3 male, delivered last night in the final hours of NovOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 16th.  If you look carefully, you can see all eight colors of ribbons which serve as their name until they get better ones. Here’s the stats:

5:46 pm Blue male           9.25 oz

6:21 pm Pink female      13.00 oz

7:05 pm Gold female      10.75 oz

7:40 pm Yellow female 12.00 oz

8:05 pm Green male      11.25 oz

8:45 pm Scarlet female 10.75 oz

10:25 pm Purple male     10.00 oz

10:40 pm Orange female  9.75 oz

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI sleep in a room right next to the puppies and check them often during the night and throughout the day. All are strong and nursing vigorously; Allie is a wonderful mama dog. Here a final shot of the proud parent.

On my next postings, I will cover our new and improved whelping furnishings, the sire of these fine puppies and his family ties, as well as other notes and observations as these little ones grow bigger. Feel free to visit my earlier posts to see previews of development.

In closing, it’s too bad that these little ones just couldn’t be born fast enough for some folks. We had to return some deposits lately due to the time required to produce a puppy–you just can’t rush something like this. So, we do have a few more reservation openings available if you are looking for a best friend ever!

Introducing Allie!

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Seneca Up Your Alley

Seneca Up Your Alley just celebrated her second birthday! Now that she is older than 24 months, we submitted her x-ray results and the results are in….Allie is fourth generation OFA Excellent!

Just to give you an idea of how rare that is, consider the fact that of all Airedales submitted for evaluation, only 8.7% are given a rating of Excellent (http://www.offa.org/stats_hip.html)

Keep in mind that many many Airedales are never submitted for evaluation because the ignorant breeders who work with them say that “they can tell by looking at them” that there is no problem. If you would like to see how difficult that is, try looking at these x-rays and see if you can see the problem. This webpage also describes the various ratings:  http://www.offa.org/hd_grades.html

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Seneca Up Your Alley

Now repeat that performance for four generations….Yup, Allie is real special and not just for how she looks from behind!

It’s all in the family too. Her sire is CH Seneca Minnesota Razzle CDX RE AXP AJP.  Razzle is OFA Good and both his parents are OFA Excellent. Her dam is CH Seneca You Will Fancy This. Fancy is OFA Excellent and her parents are OFA Fair and OFA Excellent. If this all sounds a bit familiar, Allie’s older brother is last year’s new Champion; you can visit him here and see more photos of Allie’s family: https://smartairedales.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/new-champion-seneca-the-new-jack/

 

 

Let The Good Times Roll!

We do have Gold girl and Teal boy, born 10/26/2015 available. They have their first three vaccinations of the puppy series completed. These two are very very busy playing and active….but took a little time out to pose for you just today:

Please do call us if your New Year’s Resolution involves adding an Airedale Terrier to the family in 2016! Contact Nancy at 330-666-2004 or aireseneca@gmail.com

Happy New Year!

 

Are we feeling a little tipsy? From Seneca Airedales we wish you a very Happy New Year! We do have Gold girl and Teal boy, born 10/26/2015 available. They have their first three vaccinations of the puppy series completed and are VERY MERRY! We posed for you just today right here:

Current comments from the APU (Airedale Puppies United) who were born 10/26/2015 and are placed with their new forever homes include:

…Blue has now been named Watson.  Vet said he looked great, … No crying at night, sits and makes eye contact for food, happy to come and loves to play outside. Puppy classes start next week.

…I hope you had a good Christmas. We had a busy one with Red, who we

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Harley and Ellie

have named Ellie (Seneca Ready-Made Elegance). Harley  was quite thrilled to get a baby sister and my husband was overjoyed (we had talked about getting another Airedale, but he didn’t know it was coming last Monday!). He loves her. Ellie  is a bundle of energy, is eating well, playing with her toys and everything else, and trying to establish her dominance. She’s mastered ‘sit” at feeding time. It’s cute to watch Harley play with her – he’s very gentle, but lets her know in dog-talk that she isn’t the alpha around here (a hard pill for her to swallow!) She’s a great puppy. I’ve enclosed a picture of her with her big brother and will keep you posted on her progress. <Note: Harley came from us too, some years ago…)

…We are very much enjoying our new family member! Deezel, formerly known as purple, is adjusting very well. He has made it through the two nights without any accidents, and has only piddled in the house once!

Please do call us if your New Year’s Resolution involves adding an Airedale Terrier to the family in 2016! Contact Nancy at 330-666-2004 or aireseneca@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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