Getting a Jump on Valentine’s Day!

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

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

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.

 

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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!

 

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!

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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!

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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….

PUPPY PICTURES!

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

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…We are at the adorable messy stage.

Once Upon A Time….

…there was this amazing dog.
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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! 
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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. 
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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!

Puppies Expected May 20!

Introducing our upcoming litter, yet to appear! These little ones will be our 6th generation on the maternal line. We are so proud we could bust our buttons!

The sire: Seneca Airedales_Pete

CH Seneca Ochoco Pete UDX

AKC #  RM245710/03

CERF # 197/1999-13

OFA #AT-3161G30M  Good

The paternal grandsire:

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

AKC # RM213151/01

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

The paternal granddam:

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

The Dam:Yellow-Tempe

CH Seneca Ariana Temperance, aka “Tempe”

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This is Tempe at 4 months….

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…and at 20 months!

 

 

 

Maternal Grandsire:

CH Bristol Aires A to Z, CD, RAE, certified: Therapy Dog Intl

Zander

AKC#RN00083101

Hips rated in 70th percentile with PennHip method

 

Maternal Granddam:ClaireMccoy

CH Seneca Ariana Maximum Clarity

OFA #AT-3471G24F Good

 

Retirement for Nicky

We are now looking for a retirement home for Nicky

OK, what’s retirement? When a dog is finished with their “career” multiple dog owners like myself will sometimes look for a place where an adult can kick back and be an only dog or maybe one of two dogs. I confess that I am a *slight* Airedale hoarder! We are home here to several Airedales and I think they get lots more attention by locating someone that wants just them.

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

*Nicky*

How about some info on Nicky? Well, his stats are like this:

Born: June 12, 2008      Hips: OFA Certified

Registry: AKC      Sex: Male (to be neutered)

Health status: Excellent and up to date until May 2015, Weighs about 60-65 pounds

Reg. Name:  Ikarus von Garnsee (Call Name: NICKY) German Import

Sire: International CH No Doubt of Malton HD-F (hips certified), IPO III, Champion in 12 countries,

Dam: Klub U. KFT Jugend Sieger CH Espe Vom
Porta-berg HDF-A1

Personality: Very affectionate and outgoing.  Walks on lead without pulling and doesn’t jump up on people unless encouraged to do so. He loves to be a prancing show off when walked 😉

Enjoys good appetite (understatement-he has always wanted to be a fat dog but I keep him to a MEASURED amount of food) and eats neatly but when drinking, water drips from beard (it’s an Airedale thing). If you give him a big deep bucket of water, he sticks his whole head under water sometimes. He LOVES rubs behind the ear. Enjoys other dogs if they aren’t too rough in playing; doesn’t like other dominant dogs.

Trained to be crated while you are away and I would recommend that to be safe and to avoid miscommunication about when he needs to go out in a new environment. Copes happily  with loud noisy environment–rowdy parties, new loud people, construction/remodeling in the house, stuff like that.

Fall back retirement job: He might be a wonderful therapy dog as he is SO gentle.

Price: Like the commercial says, priceless…..to the right person who can love him like he deserves. Call and we can talk about it–330-666-2004

Retirement for Dora

Happy News: Dora loves her

whole new family with two girls.

X-We are now looking for a retirement home for Dora.X

OK, what’s retirement? When a dog is finished with their “career” multiple dog owners will sometimes look for a place where an adult can kick back and be an only dog or maybe one of two dogs. I confess that I am a *slight* Airedale hoarder! We are home here to several Airedales and I think they get lots more attention by locating someone that wants just them.

Dorett

*DORA*

How about some info on Dora? Well, her stats are like this:

Born: February 16, 2007      Hips: OFA Excellent

Registry: AKC      Sex: Female (to be spayed)

Health status: Excellent and up to date until May 2014

Reg. Name:  Dorrett v. Buckower Polsterhof (Call Name: DORA) German Import

Sire: VDH/KFT/L CH/CH Jgd KFT Othello von der Laubenhaid KFT 01/33657

Hip rated HDF-A1 obedience and performance titles: BH/VT, AD, FH II, VPG III, IPO I

Dam: Coco vom Buckower-Polsterhoff  HDF, BH

Personality: Very affectionate and even wants to trip you by staying too close–this could be annoying or endearing, depending on what you think of it! Favorite trick–rolls over on her back for belly rubs faster than you can say “Are you a good girl?” Walks gently on lead without pulling and doesn’t jump up on people unless encouraged to do so.

Enjoys good appetite and eats neatly but water drips from beard (it’s an Airedale thing). LOVES rubs behind the ear. Enjoys other dogs if they aren’t too rough in playing; doesn’t like other dominant females. Trained to be crated while you are away and I would recommend that to be safe to avoid miscommunication about when she needs to go out. Copes happily  with loud noisy environment–rowdy parties, new loud people, construction/remodeling in the house, stuff like that.

Fall back retirement job: She might be a wonderful therapy dog as she is SO gentle.

Where’s she been for the last year or so? My son, Tim, grew up with the Airedales, naturally. He bought a new house and wanted to work with an Airedale for the first time on his own. Now his work schedule has changed and he can’t be home enough to take care of her. So Mom is looking for a permanent place for our girl Dora–yes, he did the same thing with Ronnie before!

Price: Like the commercial says, priceless…..to the right person who can love her like she deserves.

Day 3 and Nicky’s Introduction

Up again at 1:00 am to do my equal rights feeding supervision. Everyone looks good. Dora just rolls her eyes at me as though to ask what I am doing at this ridiculous hour of the morning. Checked again at 5 am, then up for the day at 6:20. Lots of folks checking in for Thanksgiving today and I’ve got to be ready!

While I am working, I will leave you with the introduction to Nicky, father of our Treasure, our Pieces of Eight. What can I say–I’ve watched too much Pirates of the Carribean.

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

“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.

His first puppies will be two years old in Fall, 2012 and they are doing very well at many different endeavors, including Champions of the Heart. We feel very fortunate to have Nicky here with us!

Day Two and Dora’s Introduction

Day Two:

1:00 am – Set my alarm and checked on the little guys. Sometimes they get around the back side of Dora as she lays and there’s NO FOOD on that side. Sometimes one or two are peacefully sleeping and unaware that everybody else in at the milk bar.  So I Feng Shui the puppies around.

5:00 am – I checked them again; all’s well.

6:45 am – Up for the day! Fresh change of papers, feeding and exercise of everybody and now we are ready to help our customers up front with an Airedale, a Cairn Terrier, and a Springer Spaniel to groom,  two Labs to wash. We are also expecting 11 dogs to come in for Thanksgiving weekend and a cat.

While I am working, here a little bit about our momma dog, Dora:

Dora v. Buckower Polsterhof, OFA Excellent, AKC and KFT Registered

Dora arrived in the US in the early fall of 2007. Paul and I drove up to Detroit on the happy day we could meet the airplane in from Germany to pick her up. I know the owner, Hiltrud Brandt, of Dora’s father,  VDH/KFT/L CH, CH Jgd KFT Othello von der Laubenhaid, KFT 01/33657   HDF-A1, BH/VT, AD, FH I, VPG III, IPO III.

While traveling in Germany for other doggie reasons, I had met and watched some of his ancestors in the training clubs and been most impressed with their work and their breeder, Hiltrud. When Hiltrud let me know of the chance to acquire Dora, I moved quickly! I continue to be pleased and to appreciate the quality that her lineage brings to our Airedales here.

Here is a link for Dora’s father and the newborn puppies’ grandfather:

http://www.airedales-von-der-laubenhaid.de/Deckruden/Othello_von_der_Laubenhaid/othello_von_der_laubenhaid.html

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