The Puppies of Spring, 2018

The long awaited report of puppies at Seneca Airedales is finally here!


First, expected on Valentine’s Day, but born just one day later on February 15th, we introduce the puppies from Bruno and Verity. Learn more about the parents by clicking on their names…..

The sire of this litter, Seneca Handsome King (OFA AT-5684 Good), is himself sired by a German import with obedience/performance titles and we are very excited about him! His mother is our own Fancy and this is the first time Bruno has been the father of a litter.  You can read more about Fancy and find a video of Bruno as a year old puppy.


Verity preparing the layette.

We prepared a safe secure place well in advance. Verity had a bath and a trim to get ready too.

Seneca Ariana Verity (OFA Excellent) spent her Valentine’s Day preparing a nest for her puppies. We enjoyed providing her with plenty of newspapers for shredding.


Verity welcomes the first puppy

Then, at 5 am on February 15th, we decided to have puppies! She’s so happy to see the first little guy–look closely, he’s there….

5:15 am Male        BLUE          11.1 oz

8:11 am Female   PINK            12.5 oz

10:55 am Female SEAFOAM  11.7 oz

12:05 pm Male     RED               7.5 oz

Poor little Red didn’t survive long even with close supervision. I still grieve for him and what might have been. I set a schedule of checking them all day which makes me so glad that I can work from home. During the night, I was checking them at 12 Midnight, 2 am, 4 am, and 7 am. Sleep was a bit of a luxury that I could go short on for their sake.



Seneca Ariana Merci….waiting….

Next, waiting for the big day….then born with just a little excitement as we ran to the well known Animal Clinic Northview, where we had a C-section performed. We introduce the puppies from Euro and Merci. Learn more about the parents by clicking on their names or links…..

The sire of this litter, UCD, URO1 Dollar von Erikson PCD, CD, TD, VCD1, NJP, NAP, NFP, JH, SHF, JHR, BH, AD, IPO2, RATO, RL2 , is a German import with obedience/performance titles and OFA AT-5512 Good. He and his owner/trainer Linda Sorak of IL, are perhaps just a bit in the way of overachievers! More training titles are on the way since you just can’t keep a good dog on the couch!

If you’d like to do more research, here are some videos of Euro: First in his IPO and IPO Revieren practice, then in AKC Obedience Novice class.

Arriving on the due date, February 20, the puppies follow, in no particular order due to the C-section:


One day old-2/20/2018 EuroxMerci

7:45 am  female  PINK    13.0 oz

female  GOLD  12.6 oz

male      BLUE   13.1 oz

male      RED     11.9 oz

female   SKY     13.5 oz


Three days old-2/20/2018 EuroxMerci

We are feeding some solid foods and they are all growing fabulously well. We will be updating. Plans for the Puppy Aptitudes and physical evaluations/photos are scheduled for April 13th.







Closing out 2017–For The Record

These puppies are fully placed but I wanted to put up the photos for the record.  Born on July 27, 2017 from CH Seneca The New Jack ex Seneca Ready to Appeal. “Reddi” had turned six years old on May 1st, just before conception of this litter. I retire my dogs in their sixth year from breeding, so we knew this would be her last litter.

We came up on the Three Week Birthday and had so much fun with the new foods and wading through the feeding pan that the next big event was the first bath and dry:


Then they did SO well and got SO big, we did the second bath at 7 weeks!

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So, here are the photos of our individual puppies, born July 27th, from the parents:


Here are the three boys:  Blue, Purple, and Gold

Now for the girls: Pink, Yellow, Red, Green, Teal, Orange

When puppies get older, we just love to see how they are doing! Here’s little Orange girl going shopping for her very own stuff! Also Little Blue boy getting ready for his flight to California!

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 Spring, 2018.

Here We Go Again–The latest news on Seneca Airedales puppies!

Here we go — announcing puppies for both Jack and Reddi!

On the left is young Jack, just starting out on his quest to finish the AKC Championship. Jack 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.

Next is Reddi, with the new babies, born January 14th. Reddi is a five year old rated OFA Excellent, sired by Seneca Whodunit’s Case Closed CDX, TD (OFA Good) and out of CH Seneca Texas Sternchen (OFA Excellent).




Jack at 11 months….Reddi, just hours before the puppies arrived

What’s more, Reddi is a sister to the well known SHR Seneca Scarlett von Summit JH JHF JHR  SHU MH who has been tearing up the field trials with her high drive bird work! Just last fall of 2016 she earned her Master Hunter (MH)! Congratulations, Ron and Lori!

UKC Title: Started Hunting Retriever (SHR)
HWA Titles: Junior Hunter Flushing (JHF); Junior Hunter Retrieving (JHR)
AKC Titles: Junior Hunter (JH); Senior Upland (SHU); Master Hunter (MH)

Click on a thumbnail to expand the photos below.







Meanwhile, Jack is a littermate brother to Pal, also known as: UKC/HRC SHR (Started Hunting Retrieve) Seneca Have Gun-Will Travel CD, CA (Coursing), JHF (Junior Hunter Upland) OFA Good. Congratulations, Dave Morgan!

Here are the nieces and nephews…..

January 14th, 2017 starting at

3:35 am Blue         male      11.3 oz

4:00 am Green     male      12.o oz

4:05 am Pink        female    11.7 oz

4:45 am Gold         male       12.9 oz

4:55 am Purple      male       10.6 oz

5:10 am Red            female    11.6 oz

5:25 am White       male         11.6 oz

5:50 am Orange     male        11.5 oz

6:25 am SeaFoam female     10.8 oz

two-days-old2Here the little guys and girls are sleeping at just about two days old. A beautiful litter with 6 boys – 3 girls.







Getting bigger–Reddi is a devoted mom and very patient. I have to put a leash on her the first few days to come outside with me for potty breaks!



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEyes peek open! Three weeks old! Now to start the puppy food….




As you can see….Eating is something these guys take very seriously indeed!


Here’s a face that only a mother could love! We’ll need to work on the use of a napkin….



Did we ever mention that puppies go through LOTS of newspaper? We are happy to accept donations of clean full size papers. Slick ad circulars should be sorted out and put in recycling.

Reservations being accepted

Contact Nancy at 330-666-2004




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:

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!

Three Weeks Old…Score! (Will Play For Food, That Is….!)

Our APU team, that’s Airedale Puppies United to everyone who has been watching their new season, have started in on REAL food! They highly approve of this new development, along with eyes and ears now in full use, as well as vocal cords! Yes, we hear yips, growls, and every little noise they can make as they learn to speak “dog.”

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Seneca Airedales born Oct 26, 2015

The cuteness rating has gone through the roof this week! What could be cuter than two puppies that might weigh 2 pounds each tussling with each other? Play has been added the the previous favorites of eating and sleeping. Of course, they have a tendency to decide that Mom should visit them at about 2 am each night and sing a chorus of discontent until she does. You know, these guys are right next to the bedroom, so we know all their moves!

Week Three is also important as they have had the first mild preventative worming medication too. We like to set them up for a great first season!

Why is it so important to start food now at 21 days old? Well, consider this: Reddi weighs about 45 pounds and only needs about 3 cups of food per day to take care of her own needs. The puppies weigh about 2.5 pounds each and are rapidly gaining. So times the number of puppies gives us more than 20 pounds of puppies, almost half of Reddi’s body weight to support just through milk?!? That’s a lot of milk!  Reddi has been eating about 8 cups of densely nutritious foods every day plus drinking more than a gallon of water. The puppies demand just a little more each and every day then they did the day before. So–yes, we’re helping. Reddi sees them a lot and is very very happy to clean up any puppy food they miss! Then she cleans every puppy too!

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So Much Easier to Lick the Food Off Somebody’s Ear….

Reservations are still being accepted by Nancy 330-666-2004

Two Weeks Old….all members of the APU (Airedale Puppies United)

Well, doesn’t eight make a team in soccer? I could be wrong about the sports but they do EVERYTHING together.

Born October 26, 2015

Born October 26, 2015

Reddi, the mother is devoted and attentive to them and produces sufficient milk to keep them all happy so far. Very soon they will be so big that Reddi will need some help beyond the high quality Best Breed diet that I have been just about shoveling in to her to keep up with the physical demands that all this mothering requires.


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In just a few more days, their eyes will open on this big new world.

I think puppies are born optimists and it’s up to us not to disappoint them!

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Bear x Reddi puppies
2 weeks old

Week One and Puppies Show Big Bellies!


One Week Old!

Yes, they are bigger now! We have already passed the critical conversion from colostrum to true milk. See here for more information about that. All they do is eat and sleep….and grow of course! Here are the latest photos:

And then a group shot of just the puppies themselves:


Closeups of Yellow, Purple, Pink, and Blue


Wonder where the phrase “Pile of Puppies” came from?

New Puppies born 10/26/2015! Reservations suggested!

The puppies came MONDAY! I really expected them to arrive Tuesday or Wednesday and had my schedule cleared for them then. But Reddi did warn me first with skipping her breakfast on Sunday. As I wasn’t expecting them quite so soon, I mixed a can of grainfree food with her dry and she did eat a big meal Sunday afternoon. Then, Reddi warned me again with a bark at 2:30 am. Knowing it can be hard to wait until morning to go to the bathroom for my little pumpkin shaped mama, I got up and let her outside. When I let her back in I had my suspicions and felt her ear. She was mildly trembling which means, based on years of experience, that her temp was dropping. I knew then that the next 24 hours would be busy.

Puppies born Monday, October 26, 2015

New Puppies born 10/26/2015!

I love the way Pink sprawls out over as many as possible but they all take turns doing that!

There are 9; I haven’t gone back through and verified the sexes a second time but I think there are 4 males/5 females all decisively delivered by Reddi with strong fast contractions between 9:40 am and 1:40 pm. Only 4 hours–I think it’s a new speed whelping record here. The weights are between 10.0 oz and just under 9, so all are close in size. They are strong and nursing efficiently. NICE, no complications and a healthy litter and mom–I’m so happy!


Seneca Airedales newborns

I was just “done in” by the end of Monday, because we were also open for business with Easdale: the best pet care. With the help of a great employee/helper, Shania, we checked out 9 dogs, hiked 9 trail walks, groomed a Great Pyrenees (5 hours- way to go Shania), an Airedale, and a thick coated Great Dane mix, took about 15 phone calls, and handled assorted misc tasks to keep everyone well cared for. After the last puppy, I had to do my part here at work by grooming the Airedale that Shania had bathed and dried, and bath/deshed the thick coated Great Dane mix who won’t let anyone do him other than me….and hence, the tired feeling!

I did catch a little sleep from 9 pm until 2 am, check the pups, 2:45 am check the pups, 5:00 am check the pups….well, I started Tuesday early, let’s just say!

Now allow me to introduce the daddy of the litter:


CH Darbywood’s Baraboo of Singing Hills, RN2544602, PennHip 65th percentile

“Bear” as they call him, lives in North Carolina but he’s staying here in Ohio to be shown….and show he does! Earlier this month, Bear won BOS at the national specialty weekend of the Airedale Terrier Club of America in Montgomery, PA with over 100 Airedales entered. I’m proud to have spotted the potential of this young dog back in August!

His sire is well known:


CH. Tierra De Churubusco y Chubasco

AKC RN17070404
OFA Hips Good (AT-4909G24M-VPI)
Penn Hip 80th Percentile

and Bear’s dam:


CH Darbywood’s Eye of the Storm

AKC RN17659801

Hips OFA Good (AT-4964G27F-NOPI)

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….


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese two photos taken early on October 23 by a very sleep deprived person! First puppy born at 6:20 pm on October 22 with final puppy born at 1 am. I stayed up until 3 to be sure and then had to be up for work by 7! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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


…We are at the adorable messy stage.

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