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Andrew Beirne

Airedale Terrier

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What work does the airedale do is he mainly used ferreting or any other aspects of work if you dont mind me asking?

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I meant the airedale sorry. To another airdale

 

If I knew enough sensible people would take a pup on, then yes, but the last time I enquired when I was trying to persuade Ian (the original breeder/importer) we could only come up with 4 definites: and you know how 'definites' have a habit of disappearing when the time comes to take a pup. I would love to breed a litter of Airedales from her, but the last two litters of lurchers I bred didn't all end up (eventually) in the type of homes I'd have liked. I wouldn't be happy to hear of a pup passed on by its first birthday because the owners didn't have time/changed jobs/got divorced etc etc. I know you can never say anything is for ever, but I don't like thinking that I may have had some part in putting yet more dogs on the pass-around treadmill.

 

If I could get enough genuine, vouched for, dedicated dog men and women who really wanted a working bred Airedale above all else, then maybe.

 

Well keep us posted if you make any plans id try one of them if there were some available

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The airdale in our dogs come from ian in scotland too, daniel 123 does your mate martin own a lucas terrier by any chance?

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All I can say is that my Airedale changes dramatically if something hurts her. It's like Jekyll and Hyde: the gentlest dog on feather and small game, then something else completely if she gets riled. But it isn't blind fury, rather, the instinct to go for the throat and dispatch quarry fast and efficiently. These are thinking dogs, not fighters or nutters, but the kill instinct is all there when it is needed.

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Yes buddy is used for ferreting when he comes to see me and also retrives any shot birds a d as penny says he will hunt mark and get stuck into anything else he as excellent tracking abillity great allrounder from what i have seen

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My old man, always said he thought airedales were one of the best dogs he had ever seen, but he couldnt at that time afford one,

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Yes buddy is used for ferreting when he comes to see me and also retrives any shot birds a d as penny says he will hunt mark and get stuck into anything else he as excellent tracking abillity great allrounder from what i have seen

Thanks for the reply its always intresting to read /hear about different breeds . :thumbs:

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3175darren i have just been talking to martin i told him that you would be interested in getting an airedale sometime he said give him a ring if you need his number pm me atb dan

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No he doesnt have a litter he knows darren so was gonna have a chat about airedales sorry i should have worded it different

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Cheers for that mate I'll be needing to think of a replacement for an old dog soon so I may just try an sweettalk skycat into breeding hers lol

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I would really love to breed a litter of Airedales: Dill is due in season soon. She is now 5/1/2 years old, and I can honestly say that she has never let me down. Although she hasn't done a lot of beating or picking up, she has shown herself to be a natural at it, but it is her ability to work large areas of land, using air scent to begin with, then ground scent as she closes in on the game that I love to watch. One time she winded a pair of CWD from several hundred yards away on a very breezy day out on the fens. To watch her work that open ground, zigzagging back and forth across the land until she got the ground scent was superb. She ended up putting them out of a dry dyke.

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