Winter 2018-19 Litter Announcement

A Dozen! We are blessed with boys as we welcomed 9 boys-3 girls for the full night long on October 29-30th. I pretty much went without sleep for over two days as I helped in their safe arrival and started monitoring weight.

 

In the order of arrival on October 29th:        Followed by the weight Nov 2, 4 days later:

10:00 pm      BLUE            male         8.6 oz            8.7 oz

11:38             GREEN         male         9.1                10.5

Now, October 30th:

12:48 am       TEAL            male         9.3                 8.9

2:00               ORANGE     male         9.0                 9.5

2:20               PINK            female      7.1                 6.9

2:45              RED               male         8.1                 8.7

4:28              YELLOW      female      8.3               10.1

4:50              PURPLE       male           8.3                8.5

5:55              SEAFOAM   male           8.6                9.6

6:38              GOLD           male           9.3              12.0

7:50              CONGRATS female         6.5               7.2

11:18              CHOC          male            8.1               7.6

As you can see from the weights in RED that some of the puppies actually weighed less than their birth weight after 4 days and other had only gained very little–more drastic measures were called for.

 

I had already been getting up round the clock every two hours to make sure that all were getting a fair share of the available spaces to nurse; we had divided the litter into the “Cool Kids” who were larger, sleek, and always seemed to get what they wanted, and the “Breakfast Club” who were smaller misfits who needed a little extra attention and were ready to fight to succeed. While one group nursed with Mom, the second group would rest in a well appointed box and were given bottle-fed formula, then switch about. I enlisted every person I could to help me keep them fed–and I thank everyone whole heartedly! Weight gains improved markedly. Now we are happy to see them trying out their first baby foods today, as they prepare to turn three weeks old on November 20th.

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So, we announce a litter born from “Harry” aka Am & Can Ch Terrydale HK Traymar’s National Affair and from “Verity” aka Seneca Ariana Verity, born (mostly) on October 30th. Their eighth week falls on Christmas time, so consider your holiday plans and think about the arrival of a new family member after the holidays!

Seneca Airedales are located at 1814 North Revere Rd, Akron, OH 44333. For more information, please direct your inquiries to our email: aireseneca@gmail.com or by phone: 330-666-2004

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Trio of Terriers

Good news!

Puppies were born September 26th to Canadian CH Seneca Brave to the Max CD “Max”  and Vega. The dad is Max–click his name to see his introduction. His sire is Champion D/KfT, Deutscher Champion VDH, Champion INT.FLASH VON ARGONAUT VPG1, VPG2, VPG3, IPO3, AD, FH, Körklasse. 1A, Teilnahme KLSP 97 + 98. The mother, Seneca Vega Harp Star, was born to her parents CH Darbywood’s Baraboo of Singing Hills and Seneca Ready to Appeal, which you can see here: Vega1 ,  Vega2  ,  Vega3.   Vega was the Pink puppy- yes, we do need to get some grown up photos of Vega. Remember we are celebrating our 12th generation of Seneca Airedales so you can follow the entire line!

Tuesday night, September 25th, I recognized the 1000 Yard Stare that a mother-to-be develops when there are some internal changes going on….I watched closely but was able to get some sleep and, very considerately, Vega didn’t start to get serious until about 10 am on September 26th. As she curled up, I knew the final stages of labor were about to produce a puppy and just 15 minutes later….

11:08 am  female with ribbon color PINK

11:35 am  male with ribbon color BLUE

12:32 pm female with ribbon color GREEN

All born strong and healthy with Vega for her first time litter proving to be very motherly and caring of her puppies. We had done an ultrasound indicating 2 puppies, so to find we had 3 was both welcome and a surprise!

For our available puppies please drop us a line in the comments box below-More info on request!

 

 

 

 

New CH Seneca Ariana Fancy Jacket

Seneca Ariana Fancy Jacket

Seneca Ariana Fancy Jacket. RN30254509. 11-16-2016. Breeder: Nancy L. Secrist. By Can CH Seneca Brave To The Max CD & Seneca Up Your Alley, Owner: Jean McCoy

Want to see how Jackie, this lovely new young AKC Champion got her start?

Here’s information about her father: MAX

Here’s her mother: ALLIE  Unfortunately, due to medical conditions, Allie has never had any further puppies. Jackie is limited edition!

Congratulations to Jackie and her owner, Jean McCoy of Illinois!

 

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: aireseneca@gmail.com or by phone: 330-666-2004. Our next puppies will be born in February, 2018.

 

 

 

Introducing….Merci!

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

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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…

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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.

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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!

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

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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.

Then….

Wednesday, June 7th

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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…..

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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!

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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

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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….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!

 

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!

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