The Puppies of Spring, 2018 (3)

Update  with pics from April 7–Well, it wasn’t warm but it was clear and sunny. So…..we did try a short time outside. Now keep in mind that these few photos took over 2.5 hours to get. First getting them out, then cleaning the inside play spaces, then photos and getting them all back in the warm again. All the toys were so badly trashed that they are not in the photos because they were soaking to be cleaned! Still, I think that they enjoyed the brisk air for their first time EVER outside!

BRUNO x VERITY

Getting up to seven weeks old now!

EURO x MERCI

Six weeks old…..loving the outside play so much that they are all tuckered out!

Everybody is getting their first vaccinations and have finished a preventative worming cycle. In just a few more days, April 12 or 13th, we will be doing the PAT, physical evaluations, and photo shots.

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The Puppies of Spring, 2018

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

BRUNO x VERITY

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.

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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.

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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.

EURO x MERCI

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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:

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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Getting a Jump on Valentine’s Day!

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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.

 

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!

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