September 28, 2009

Breeding Program

First of all none of this could have happened without the help of our good friends and mentors:  Georgia, Karen, Jeff, Carol, Milt, Devon, Helen, Lowell, Connie, Sheila, Wood, Tiffany, Vicki and Gene. Thank you all!

Our main focus in breeding is for temperment. It does not matter if your puppy is in the show ring or hanging out on the couch temperment is something that can make your relationship with your dog or break it. Maintaining the AKC Airedale Terrier breed standard is what we strive for. Our puppies are whelped and raised in our home. By doing this the puppies are exposed to everyday noises and events. Our puppies know what the sound and look of a vacuum cleaner is. We introduce them to stairs, car rides, being held, the feeling of hot and cold, loud noises such as banging a pot, door bells, music is played in the house at all times, having their nails cut, and walking on a leash. We also have a very friendly and tolerant Yorkshire Terrier that runs the house, the puppies are introduced to him early on. This allows us to give the puppies socialization with a small dog while they are still young. Socialization during the early stages of a puppies life is key. All of our puppies have been introduced to children, adults of all ages, other well tempered Airedales and our Yorkshire Terrier. While the puppies are in our home we try to make sure they experience as much as possible.