600 yds. It is a timed event. Dogs with good prey drive will do well at this sport. Showing your dog in conformation is another activity. But this is not an easy thing to do with the Airedale because you need to know how to groom by hand stripping the dog. Th is is something that can be taught but it takes a lot of time and dedication. With the Airedale you can have a beautiful representation of the breed but if you don’t know how to trim it properly it will be hard to do well. Th ere are many Airedale breeders that can pos- sibly mentor you or you can hire a profes- sional handler to trim and show your dog for a fee. Airedales are great with normal day to day activities like running, hiking, walk- ing, going to the beach, take a ride to the park or just hanging out around the house. Th is breed is very versatile and just a great all around dog. Living with an Airedale can be a bit of a challenge, extremely entertaining and also very rewarding. An Airedale is not for everyone but for the right person this breed
is truly a Jack of All Trades and the King of Terriers.
o ffi ce. I taught obedience and agility for 15 years and have just recently retired from that night job. Raising dogs is a passion and I feel one must have that passion to do the best for their breed, for their bloodlines and for their dogs. I breed for health, brains, struc- ture, and a dog that meets the standard of breed as to what they were bred to do. And of course my breeding program is fueled by the passion for this wonderful breed.
I have had dogs all my life starting with a Collie but none fit me like the Airedale. I saw a wooly Black and Tan dog in the back of a pickup truck when I lived in
Alaska in 1978 and looked them up in a book (no Internet then) to see what breed it was. I was hooked. I got my first Aire- dale in 1982 and did obedience with her. I walked my first dog in the show ring in January 1985. My bloodlines are under the kennel name of Kyna’s. I have finished 40 Champions all but 2 I finished myself. I have agility, obedience, lure coursing and rally titled dogs as well as dogs that have been used for search and rescue, assistance, therapy for handicap and even a dog as a dental assistant in a pediatric dentist
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