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BISS GCH Burmack’s Whole Lotta Heart


GCH Rocco Collar’s King Carl XVI Gustaf

Gustaf Gustaf is pictured going Best of Breed at Hatboro under Judge John Constantine. In just four months Gustaf has rocketed to #4 Cairn Terrier, All Systems and continues to impress breeders, handlers and judges alike. Shown only two days over the Montgomery weekend, Gustaf won the Breed at Hatboro 1, and was first AOM at the CTCA National Specialty held at Montgomery. Following Montgomery Gustaf was Group 2 at Ramapo KC and Glouster County KC, bringing his total to 7 group placements, including a group one always owner handled.

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BISS GCH Burmack’s Whole Lotta Heart

Look for Sarabeth in 2012 to be exclusively handled by Russella Bowen-Wilkerson

Handled in 2011 by Katherine W. Levario Burmack Manchesters Terriers James G Burrows Jr & Patrick R Mackesey., Breeder:s: J Burrows & B Odell & P Mackesey & C Jaehnig.


Thanks to Russel Hair, Brenda Koeppel, Diane Lee, Alexadra Terboven and MaryLynn Machado for sharing their Montgomery Weekend photos with all of us! The photos are absolutely stunning and I had more than enough to pick from. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did putting the pages together. Made me feel like I was ringside watching.

Mareth’s article on the Airedale Terrier is fascinating. I’ve owned Jack Russells, (30 years ago, before AKC recognition), owned and shown Irish, Australian, Wire Fox and Smooth Fox terriers. With 28 breeds in the group and two more to soon be added, there is so much to learn and discover about them all. And I so look forward to doing exactly that! It is unfortunate Eric Salas will not be able to complete his grooming series. I was looking forward to the rest of the series. Other commitments have taken over. With this thought in mind, please feel free to contact me at with any ideas for articles you would like to see in the magazine. We will be doing breed features in every issue. I’m still working on nailing down the next feature, so watch for the next e-blast as soon as I get confirmation. The next deadline for ads is Jan. 10. Until then Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

BISS GCH Posey Canyon No Brainer! “Einstein” Takes Back-to-Back Blues! no-brain•er (n

br n r) n. Informal Something so simple or easy as to require no thought.

A special thanks to the recent judges who have recognized “Einstein’s” excellent breed type and effortless movement: Miss. Virginia Lyne Mr. Robert shreve Mr. Robert stein Mrs. Michele Billings Ms. charlotte clem McGowan Owners/handler: Russ & TRicia sTanczyk Breeder: JennifeR JOhnsTOn

another Group 1! Thank you judge Michelle Billings

The Airedale Terrier by Mareth Kipp

The origins of the Airedale Terrier

What sets an Airedale apart from the other terriers in his group? First and foremost, he is referred to as the “King of Terriers”...

Whatever has become of Airedale Jerry – you all know who he was, don’t you? If everything I read about the history of the breed, he is behind all of our purebred Airedales as we know them today. I can’t find out much about him, but he was sired by Rattler out of Bess. It’s a good thing our pedigrees of today are a bit more detailed than when Jerry was on the scene. Unfortunately, I truly believe if Airedale Jerry would walk into the show ring today, he would not ‘cut’ it with those dogs currently being shown. A brief history of the breed describes the Airedale as a combination of the Otterhound and the old Black and Tan English Terrier cross. He was developed over two centuries ago in Yorkshire, in the North of England and had several names before they settled. The dog of two centuries ago did not look like the dog we see today. His development was created out of necessity to be able to participate in the otter drags. Streams and waterways around Yorkshire were full of vermin such as water rats and otters and a dog was needed who could swim for hours on end, chasing these critters to the huntsman, as well as being able to go to ground. I always referred to the early Airedale

as the poor man’s hunting companion. The Dukes and Earls all had their purebred hunting dogs, the Setters, Retrievers and Pointers, and the common people, a multiple purpose dog who could do it all. In the otter drag, the dog was required to enter the vermin’s den and chase the varmint out into the stream where the dog would then chase it in the direction of the waiting huntsman. The huntsman would catch the escaped animal in his net. Not only did the otter drags keep the streams healthy, but it also gave the huntsman a “jolly good time”. In order to be able for the dog to participate in this activity and stay in the water sometimes for hours on end, his coat had to be able to handle the weather conditions. The old black and tan English Terrier had the tenacity to fight the vermin and was first crossed with the English Bullterrier, but didn’t have the coat to

...he stands his ground and looks around like he is surveying his kingdom.

handle the water, thus the Otterhound was introduced into the fold to bring his oily water repellent coat into the picture. Often you will hear of an Airedale being referred to as ‘houndy’ –this is in thanks to his Otterhound grandfather. The early specimens ranged in size from 15 to 24 inches and weighed between 30 and 80 pounds. At the time, such a size was unheard of for a Terrier and many British dog lovers were hesitant to even accept this new dog. The smaller versions were often more similar to an Irish Terrier, being more “terrier” in appearance. The first reference to an Airedale appearing in the show ring was 1879 at the Bingley, Yorkshire, England Agricultural Society. And as they say, the rest is history. After the breed standard was written by the Airedale Terrier Club of England, the Airedale developed from the undersized looking Irish Terrier to the bigger, stronger type more typical of the breed today. Early history suggests Ch. Master Briar (1897-1906) is the patriarch of the breed. His sons Ch. Clonmel Monarch and Crompton Marvel carried on his prepotency. It is suggested that Ch. Clonmel Monarch was

sold to a fancier in Philadelphia in the early 1900s and helped to mold the breed in his country. The breed can do almost anything – he can be a clown or beloved family pet, a secure guard dog and can hunt with the best of them. He can do it all. He has been known to go hunting on big game in Africa, India and Canada. He was among the first breed of dogs to be used for police duty in Germany and Great Britain. He has been used in several wars as dispatch bearers due in part to his strong, stoic bearing and ability to suffer from wounds without faltering.

The King of Terriers What sets an Airedale apart from the other terriers in his group? First and foremost, he is referred to as the “King of Terriers” due to his size and stature. He is imposing and self-confident when left standing on his own – looking out over the ring with his “look of eagles” – a hard bitten expression and solid rock conformation. He is basically a tan dog with a black overlay. He resembles, in type, several of the other terriers in the group, probably each having some of the same ancestors. The Standard of Perfection for the Airedale describes him as follows: he is not a really tall dog, for males about 23” and size for females describes than as slightly less than the male. Over the years we have seen the sizes go up and over the 23” mark, then seem to downsize themselves. Moreover, the Airedale male you see in the ring today is probably closer to 24” hopefully our females never grow to this size. You will find the BIG ones if you look for them. The show people attempt to keep their breeding stock within the accepted ranges, while there are breeders going big – reaching heights of 27” and probably pushing 100 pounds. You will not find these dogs in the show ring, although there is nothing from keeping them out, if in fact they are purebred and have papers from the American Kennel Club attesting to that fact. These dogs are often used to hunt wild boar. They generally work with some hounds who find the scent and the Airedale is the one going in for the hold. Watch the “King” of Terriers as he enters the ring – he stands his ground and looks around like he is surveying his kingdom. There is nothing more beautiful to see. To complete the picture, his head should first and foremost, be balanced with the rest of the dog. We want it long and flat. I like to describe it like looking at a brick, not a cement block. His ears should be V shaped and carried rather to the side than pointing to the eye. It should not be as high as a Fox Terriers, but the folded ear should be above the level

of the skull. His eyes should be dark, small and not prominent. You should not look into his face and see a soft expression – I refer to the correct expression as one that is “hard bitten”. He is after all – the King of Terriers. His overall appearance should be one of balance; each and every part flowing into the next for a one piece. His moderate neck should be clean with tight skin. His neck should flow into his shoulders and chest. His chest is not broad, but clean with chest at an approximate level with the elbows. He is referred to as a “cobby” dog, meaning his back should be short, strong and level. His ribs should be well sprung – strong loin. His hindquarters should be strong and muscular and in balance with the front. His forelegs are perfectly straight with plenty of muscle and bone. His feet should be smell, round and compact. His tail – oh that wonderful tail that shows so much about the dog. Is it wagging, being held upright with a slight quiver as he is watching other dogs? Or is it tucked down – something we don’t want to see from our dogs. Remember this is a “stand up” strong Terrier should present himself as such. It should be set up well on the back and be of good strength and substance with fair length. His coat is one of the hallmarks of the breed and to see a good dog in great coat is a joy to the heart. First and foremost, it should be hard, dense and wiry, lying straight and close. He should carry an undercoat. A soft coat should be penalized – generally the soft coats do not carry the same color as the harder coated brothers and sisters. You will find the furnishing of a true soft coat, very light in color and more than abundant. The proper furnishings of the Airedale

finish off the package. He will have a beard and hard hair on the legs. Grooming to achieve that truly wonderful, hard coat so desired in the show ring, requires that the coat be ‘stripped’ meaning it is pulled, or plucked, out by hand probably with the assistance of what we refer to as a stripping knife. They come in all sizes and shapes and most Airedale owners who strip their dogs coats, have a special knife that they prefer over others. This coat is not to be cut by the knife, but pulled out. By working his coat in this manner, you will be able to “keep him in coat” for a long period of time. However, if showing your dog is not on the agenda, certainly clipping his coat is the easiest way to manage it. By taking care of his coat, a regular brushing of the back coat and leg furnishings, you will not find dog hair all over the house like you would from a shorter coated breed of dog. If there is no one in your area who can teach you how to properly strip your dog, go to the shopping cart on the Airedale Terrier Club of America website – at The shopping cart carries booklets (for sale) that will help you through this process. His color can vary from a lighter tan to a true, rich tan – both are correct. Some will carry a dark black jacket while other will have grizzling in their back coat. Head and ears are tan as well as the furnishings. A small white blaze on the chest can be found in some of the various families that make up our Airedale pedigrees. Our standard describes movement or action is the crucial test of conformation. Movement should be free. Front legs should swing perpendicular from the body and free of the sides. The rear legs should be parallel with each other, neither too close or too

far apart. We are now moving our dogs at a much faster pace today than we did when our standard was approved in 1959. While many of the dogs can still move as described, you will find some of the larger dogs tending to meet in the middle line, perhaps in a single track, but not necessarily. All three phases of movement are important. Going away, coming back and certainly, going around. This is where you will see the level topline as well as the footfall of the dog.

To be owned by an Airedale We owners of Airedales like to consider the breed as quite healthy without a lot of inherent issues. We do suggest x-raying of the hips as dysplasia does occur. There is some allergies in the breed but most of them relate back to the foods being fed. Often it is the grain based foods that cause the problem and by switching to a meat based food can solve that issue. Some Airedale breeders subscribe to a ‘raw’ diet. I believe that whichever works for you and the health of your dog is the way to go. Please keep in mind that the standard describes the ideal and gives you some idea just what you should look for in an Airedale. Are you looking to add a new canine member to your family? Ask yourself; is this the breed for me? Do you wish to become an owner of your first Airedale? Where do you start to look for a puppy, and just what is it you should look for? Here are a few suggestions. An important consideration in selecting a breeder is to ask if they are a member of the Parent Club, a local Airedale club or an all-breed club in their area. How long have they been breeding Airedales? Is this their first litter? What made them decide to breed this litter, did they wish to show their children the miracle of birth? Or did they feel they had a female, who mated properly, would produce puppies worthy of representing the Airedale breed at its best. Did they do their homework? Has the dam been cleared of inherited diseases? Have her hips been x-Rayed? Is she current with her shots and worm free? Is the sire a compliment to her pedigree, or just a dog down the street and convenient? Remember, not all litters have waiting lists and ready to leave the house at 8 weeks of age, are they prepared to hang on to these puppies until suitable homes are found? Are you being offered a contract spelling out just what is expected of both parties in this puppy placement? Is the breeder willing and able to

take the dog back if something happens in your life that won’t allow you to keep it any longer? Does this breeder subscribe to a Code of Ethics from an Airedale Club if in fact they belong to one? Lots and lots to think about before you go to visit the litter. Do you have the opportunity to visit the dam of the litter? Often the sire lives in another state and is not available, and sometimes the breeder is leasing this particular mother and she has to go home once the puppies are eating and weaned. If she is there, what is her temperament like? Is she friendly toward you – remember she can be reserved, this is not a bad thing since it is her job to watch over her babies and protect them from harm. If you can get a chance to visit her prior to the birth – that is a good thing. Also, there may be other Airedales in the home, what is their temperament like? Remember, you want the best looking Airedale you can obtain, but certainly temperament is probably the most important thing to consider when selecting the mother of your soon to be born baby. The puppies are born and you are so excited about going to visit them for the first time. As I like to describe them from birth to about 3 weeks of age, they are pretty much black blobs who eat, sleep and eventually start to look like Airedale puppies. Don’t hound the breeder about visiting them too early. A serious breeder probably won’t have you come in until the puppies are up on their feet and starting to look like Airedales – generally 4 weeks of age. Remember, you don’t want to even think about selecting a puppy at this age – so many changes take place between 4 and 8 weeks of age. The correct temperament in puppyhood is one of discretion which in a mature Airedale presents a certain dignified aloofness with strangers and other dogs. These are not puppies who will necessarily run to you – the smart ones are the ones who sit back and watch what is going on before they venture out. Turn to your breeder for assistance in selecting your puppy. They have lived with these little guys for 8 weeks, have watched them grow and develop and can probably pick out the puppy that should fill that need in your lives. Take that puppy home, love him, train him and you will have a wonderful companion and part of your family, hopefully for 10 – 13 years. There are active Airedale clubs all across the United States and in several foreign countries. To locate a club or breeder in your area, please go to for assistance. g

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“The Parson Russell Terrier”article, published in your September 2011 e-zine written by Suzanne Tolleson and Julie Felten, was a splendid example of positive public education. It was a constructive and informative article which showcased the Parson Russell in an extremely positive manner. The illustrations, by Pam Simmons, served to demonstrate the article’s points wonderfully. All Terriers Online and the authors are to be congratulated for this educational article. The article serves as an example of positive contributions to the breed for the entire community of Parson Russell fanciers. Joe Pavlic Goodwin Terriers


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