We have bred an odd litter from stock which have shown good conformity, and some success in the show ring.
Our first Airedale was a bitch – Dulwich Georgian, was obtained from Eve Griggs, a well-known South African Breeder, based in Natal. ‘Muffet’ was one of the best Airedales we have owned – her temperament and conformity hard to beat! When shown, she did well in the ring and was awarded a number of challenge certificates. Unfortunately, as I was nursing at the time and worked irregular hours, her champion status was not obtained. We did, however breed a number of litters – the pups of which went largely to family pet homes…
Kepalin Thorin was our first dog. ‘Dougal’ showed good potential, and sired a few litters.
In the next decade or two our Airedales were limited in number, due to our medium to small property. As our airedales are members of the family – our next airedales ‘Gambit’ and ‘Brutus’ were spayed / neutered for reasons that had made them unsuitable for breeding.
We now abide in a large property located in a semi-rural area to the North-West of Johannesburg, and can now keep more than one Airedale.
We own a dog and two bitches at the moment: Willaire Hallmark, Willaire Image and Willaire Her Highness.