Retirement For Jack

Jack is a very good boy and he is ready for his very own house and people.

You can look up all kinds of history on Jack from when he was little with a tiny green ribbon all the way up to the present. Here’s his early history, his show career, and a little info on his brother.  Jack is blessed with an extremely red and black coat and low maintenance wiry texture.

Here’s some photos taken just this week in the snow! One question we get is Why? Well, we have five Airedales and would like to travel more in the future. If we can find the right situation for Jack while getting all the undivided attention, I think that he’ll do fabulously! He’s great now with getting a five-way split in my attention.

Seneca Airedales are located at 1814 North Revere Rd, Akron, OH 44333. For more information, please direct your inquiries to our email: or by phone: 330-666-2004. Our next puppies will be born in February, 2018.







Our Seneca Ariana Mercy is from our line of virtues….both the quality of Mercy and Thank You in French!



Her father is Jack, pictured here just starting out on his quest to finish the AKC Championship. Jack (OFA Good) 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)–Jack is now an AKC Champion and certified OFA Good. His page is here with his parents and grandparents: JACK

Jack at 11 months…




GunDog Magazine decided to feature an Airedale on the cover the first time ever and the dog they chose….? The cover dog, Pal, is a littermate brother to our AKC CH Jack (OFA Good) 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). Pal is also known as: UKC/HRC SHR (Started Hunting Retrieve) Seneca Have Gun-Will Travel CD, CA (Coursing), JHF (Junior Hunter Upland) OFA Good.


Merci’s dam is CH Seneca Ariana Temperance CD BN RN (OFA Good). Here is her page: TEMPE  Here’s Tempe as a 8 week puppy and again and at the start of her showing.



We are planning puppies due the end of February, 2018. Write us a note in the COMMENTS box if you would like more information!



Celebrating the Fourth with a Puppy Picnic!

The Nine at Three Weeks Having a Picnic Puppy Style! Six Boys and Three Girls are growing up beautiful.


Airedale Puppies at Three Weeks

This video has had a slow motion filter applied so that the puppies are eating at half speed from what they actually were…..SEE VIDEO:

Before that at Two Weeks, they were playing at taking a Road Trip using a cardboard box….Airedales have GREAT imaginations!


Eyes just opened! Just taking a look around for the very first time…


Airedale puppies outgrowing their box that we use when when changing the papers and cleaning up! We are approaching max cuteness critical mass!







New Arrivals June 8th!

If you have been following along our posts, you are sure to have seen a little bit about Jack, now a proud daddy: JACK The lovely mama is VERITY.  You can see them and read all about the family history!

Now that we have been properly introduced, we can talk about the new arrivals! I had been watching Verity closely all through Tuesday, when I gave her a bath, and Wednesday even though she was technically due on Friday….try telling an expectant mother when to follow a schedule! Verity has also not been eating well and was too thin in my opinion, so I was worried and trying to tempt her to eat more with quite a wide variety of good stuff.


Wednesday, June 7th


6:50 pm female  PINK ribbon  weighing 11.7 oz

7:40        male     BLUE                                11.9

8:48        female  YELLOW                         10.5

9:45        male     ORANGE                          11.5

9:55        male     PURPLE                             9.3

11:17      male      RED                                  10.6

Now we are into Thursday, June 8th in the early hours…..



12:33      female   SEAFOAM                       10.6


3:00        male     GREEN                             12.2

6:00       male      TEAL                                11.2

Of course, everyone wants to see pictures, so here you go!


Puppies and Verity are doing very well. On the other hand, I had to work long hours (fortunately, I work from home) all weekend and was very zombie-like…..I only just caught up on my sleep!

They Wonder Where Their People Is…..

Spring has sprung

The grass is riz

Yet they wonder where their people is…..

Blue Ribbon Baby Boy and White Ribbon Baby Boy – above – were the undeserved targets of last minute cancellations and their people never saw or came for them. These two most deserving of sweet boys really are waiting somewhat patiently for YOU to call.

Born in the litter of January 14th, 2017, you can see the happy puppyhood they shared in the previous posts since that date. Their littermates are all over the country with two in California and Pennsylvania, one each in Colorado, Ohio, and Texas!

If one of our two available boys could put a SPRING in your step, 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.

April 21, 2017 – Update – Our two boys, now named Henry and Bernie, have found their people and we hear great reports! We hope to have a summer litter; just send a note and we can help you with more information….

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….

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!


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?

Seneca Airedales

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:

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 Verity!


Seneca Ariana Verity

It’s all still in the family. Her sire is CH Seneca Ochocho Pete UD.  Pete is OFA Good and  his parents are OFA Excellent and Good. Her dam is CH Seneca Ariana Temperance. Tempe is OFA Good and her parents are OFA Good and PennHip 70th percentile–which is good too.

The grand dad to the puppies, Verity’s father:Seneca Airedales_Pete

CH Seneca Ochoco Pete UDX

AKC #  RM245710/03

CERF # 197/1999-13

OFA #AT-3161G30M  Good

Here’s a story about Pete as a young dog:

Fall, 2001:

To have a Champion, you have to show in conformation…here’s one experience:

The first time I tried it, I hated it.  Let’s see.  I spent days and hours pulling hair.  Not only was I a complete Novice at this dog thing BUT I had an Airedale Terrier—probably the hardest dog to get ready for show—I’ll spare you the details.   Suffice it to say, it involves hours of hand pulling to mere nths of hair in some places and carefully hand plucking single long hairs from other places.  And after all that pulling, and eyeballing and effort I go to the show and he still looks like a hayseed next to the other dogs—readied for show by professionals or owners working on their upteenth dog.  The whole ring thing passes by in a flash and you’re lucky if your dog is even looked at seriously by the judge.  And unlike obedience competition where the dog is truly judged and scored according to a standard, the judge in (the conformation) ring gives you nothing to help you out the next time.

After my first attempt I wrote a letter to the breeder telling her I was done with the whole thing and sorry….(breeder’s note: it was sort of funny too, but that wasn’t the end of it–read on….)

Now mind you I got Pete to train.  I always wanted to train a good dog and he is that, through and through.  He also happens to quite a nice looking Airedale and frankly I got tired of him being referred to as the obedience Airedale in the Airedale Club.  There was even one of those show folk types who insisted an obedience dog could not be a show dog.  In the larger scheme of things I wanted his breeder to get the recognition her breeding program deserves but in the small corners of my human heart I wanted people to give my dog his due!!

So I sent him to dog camp—that is to say a professional handler.  He was out and back in 12 weeks.  Champion Seneca’s Ochoco Pete CDX.

–Yvonne R., WA


Pete was one of three Airedales nationally to qualify for the 2005 Eukanuba Invitationals, FL. Pete was the oldest at 8 years of age.

Yvonne Rauch with Pete UDX (Left), Mary Law with Spice UDX (Center), and Alice Peterson with Tigger UDX (Right)

30 May, 2004

Well, we had a beautiful day out on the Lost River for our first day of field training. It was the third day of training for most…..The first part of the morning was introducing the labs and the dale to birds: pigeons, pheasant and duck. Some dogs took right to it. Others, mine included, had to deep sniff the birds and then be enticed to pick them up. Pete was quite puzzled by the whole thing and exhibited none of his usual retrieve drive.

The trainer told those of us whose dogs were less than enthusiastic not to start worrying and fretting; things would kick in.

We moved onto bumpers being tossed by someone stationed out in the field who also shot a small starter pistol. Pete clicked in and did an excellent job marking. We then moved to water where Pete could hardly stand the fact that other dogs were going before him. We did some of the longest water retrieves ever and he did not want to stop after three.

The last piece of training was shooting a bird for the dog to retrieve from “the line.” The dogs who had shown a bit more enthusiasm went first and I took one of the shot birds and did some refresher training while waiting our turn. I placed the bird in Pete’s mouth and told him to hold.

Then asked him to give and praised. I did that just a few times and then had Bob hold Pete while I stood a few feet in front of him, extending the bird.

“Hey Pete, Take it.” As soon as he strained against the collar he was released; he came and took the bird, praise, Hold, praise, Give. I then did a very short retrieve from my side. Then I had Bob, a short distance off, throw the bird and sent Pete out. The light went on and so did his drive.

We went to the line (all that obedience training also kicked in) and he did a beautiful retrieve.  …while he has always loved to retrieve, and has been known to bark on the go out or retrieve in the obedience ring, as soon as I took the bird, he wheeled in place, faced outward and barked at me, the line judge and (I swear!) the gunner in the field. Everyone agreed; he was given a second bird to retrieve.

The two trainers feel that he should be ready in August for his first NAHRA trial and started talking about beginning the work on multiple marks and directed hunting. He is so fun to watch…..

Sun, 27 Jun 2004

…Pete and I went off to Bend, OR this weekend to see what competing in Open B and Utility B might be like. This is one heck of a brag so please forgive…..We qualified in both each day, earning two UDX legs, three OTCH points, and on Sunday High Scoring Terrier and High in Combined. Quite a ride! I’m still somewhat stunned. And this was the good part–his scores and heeling got better with each performance, not worse as before.

Imagine what he could do if he had a really GOOD handler and trainer. I’d say field work has helped his outlook…..People kept coming by and saying: Wow! An Airedale! An intact male Airedale! Wow.

The maternal great-grandsire, Pete’s sire:LuckyBoy_sit

Luckyboy von Abendstern SchH III 64 times), FH II German Import

AKC # RM213151/01

AT-2471E122M  Excellent (at 10.5 years of age)

Lucky, the sire of working offspring in Germany, is a product of many generations of East German working dogs.  This indicates that a very high priority for temperment, health, and soundness was applied in the breeding progams that produced him consistently, over a period of over 30 years.

Physically, Luckyboy is in excellent condition at the age of 11 years.  He last competed in the intensely physical sport of Schutzhund on the weekend of July 4th, 1997 with a score of 280 from a possible score of 300.  He was qualified for the all-breed national working trials to be held in fall, 1997 which complicated his purchase, as he could not go if he came to the USA.

Genetically, Luckyboy offers a rare outcross to American breeders.  He especially possesses great substance, excellent coat color, and soundness-front and rear.   His head excells in the flat planes of the top of the skull with a full semi-circle of backskull,   small dark eye, and correct bite with but one missing pre-molar (P4).  His health and obvious vigor at his advanced age is impressive and a factor in my interest in the line.

The maternal great-granddam, Pete’s dam:

Seneca Jasmine

AKC#RM133842/01 OFA AT-2463G29F Good

Her  full sisters include:

CH Seneca Foxy of Ohuivo CDX, NA, NAJ  (CH title from Bred-By classes (BBE), 3X National Specialty winner of BBE, & Best Junior in Sweeps, performance class winner)

OFA # 2401E25F Excellent, CERF # AT-164/96-21

CH Seneca Brave Chance, Finished from the Bred-by classes with 3 majors

OFA AT-2089 Fair, CERF # AT-139/95-27

U-CD U-CH MACH CH Seneca Darby Life O’ The Party MHV UD AGI AGII PAX2 MXP7 MJP9 RA FDCH, Specialty winner and versatile agility dog, first MACH in breed history OFA AT-2104G30F Good

Seneca airedales_Tempe

CH Seneca Ariana Temperance

Verity’s dam is CH Seneca Ariana Temperance, OFA Good, or Tempe, as we know her.

Tempe’s mom, Claire, is the Maternal Great-Granddam to her puppies being born today. Claire was Jean McCoy’s pride and joy, finishing her CH handily with Allison Sundermann.

CH Seneca Ariana Maximum Clarity

AKC #RN06678602

OFA #AT-3471G24F Good

Claire was later bred for the first and only time to the Maternal Great-Grandsire of the puppies being born today:

ClaireMccoy        Zander

CH Seneca Ariana Maximum Clarity -left

CH Bristol Aires A to Z, CD, RAE, certified: Therapy Dog Intl – right – AKC#RN00083101 Hips rated in 70th percentile with PennHip method- (note: I just found out that Zander (A to Z) is still trucking along at age 13–Good Boy!)

Tempe was born into this beautiful litter of 10 on January 12, 2009

new puppies










Yearling Airedale Available–Now Placed

I am posting this as a favor to my friend who lives near Springfield, IL:
My name is Jean McCoy,  and I have Maggie, (14 month old female)… My asking price is 1,600.00. My price includes spaying.  I would like to place her in a good pet home.
Maggie is house broken to ring a bell on our door to go out, and did great without the bell in the motel while I was visiting Nancy this past weekend.
I followed a routine, and we had no accidents. Maggie has had some manners training. She likes chew toys and leaves my shoes alone. She sleeps in a crate in our bed room, and I put her in the crate when I leave the house to run errands.
I will be glad to tell you more if you think you might be interested in giving her a good home.
I have added a link to show her parents and the record we made of her birth and puppyhood while she was here:

Please contact Jean if you would like to know more…

Wave Good-bye!

Gold girl (pink scarf) and Teal boy (red scarf), born 10/26/2015, and 14 weeks old, are now heading out to their respective new families.

Our next puppies will be late in spring. Subscribe to see every new post as we have news to announce!

Just for a smile; here they are at play earlier today….

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