High Kountry Airedales

Airedale Terriers in large to extra large sizes from working lineages

Rare red Airedales (less than 650 worldwide) as well as blacks and traditional black & tans

 

New Litter of 11 black and tan pups from large working lines born June 13, 2014 - Ready now!  Five males and one female are still available.  Tails docked and dew claws removed.  Five to six generation pedigrees and health warranty provided.  Shots and dewormings kept current. 

AKC registered, the large parents are Wyoming Cowboy and Gatling Gun Kate from strong working lineages.  Unfortunately due to the hot weather and airline restrictions, we are unable to ship pups at this time.  Please feel free to call 307 754-3426 for more information on the puppies and their parents.  The photos below were taken on August 10 of the pups at eight weeks old.

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Black and tan Airedale puppy

 

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Photos above of Fancy Girl (left)  and Tonka (right).  Cheerful and playful Tonka, rare red Airedale, stands about 29 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs around 90 pounds. He is the father of the current litter. Exhibiting a happy go-lucky personality, he is Fancy's grandson.  He has a very easy to maintain coat and has never been trimmed!  Fancy weighed 80 pounds in her prime.  Sadly, she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in 2012 at nearly 14 years old.  A great housepet and wonderful dog, she is missed tremendously. 

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Airedale Occupations and Companions

For more information on Airedale History and uses of the breed please see the Airedale Terrier History: Origins and Past/Present Uses page. 

 

 

Our canines are derived primarily from hardy working lines, not show lineages although several are distant descendents of Ch. Blackjack's Doubledown Danny.  The pups are sold as pets, companions, obedience, therapy, and working dogs.   Our Airedale puppies grow into large to very large adults (60-100+ pounds) and vary in shoulder height from around 25-29 inches with occasional taller males.  They are not designed to be show dogs which are much smaller.  

Our puppies are typically sold as pets/working dogs to loving homes with limited registration which basically means no breeding rights.   Spaying or neutering may increase your dog's overall life span and reduce the potential for several types of cancer. 

Please feel free to give us a call at 307 754-3426 for prices and additional info concerning our dogs and puppies.  No hard sales push, we promise! As a general policy, we do not provide our prices via email due to past experiences with fake names/emails generated by other Airedale breeders.  We apologize for this inconvenience.   References are available upon request from our puppy clients.  Kennel visits are welcome to see the pups and their parents (and perhaps some older siblings and grandparents).   Our terriers are only bred once a year, sometimes less often.  We have three females that are spayed but remain with us as pets and working companions. 

HK Sandhills Ranger shown above.  Possessing an outgoing and affectionate disposition, he stands about 29 inches tall at the shoulder.  He has a very easy to maintain coat as shown untrimmed in the pics above.  

Airedale Terriers and Fieldwork

We operate a small archaeological consulting firm and our Airedales frequently accompany us into the field.  This often involves extensive hiking in a variety of settings including oil/gas fields, rugged badlands, and scenic mountains including grizzly bear habitats.  Motorized traffic is prohibited off-road on most Forest Service lands in Wyoming.  In order to access remote project areas, excursions of up to 14 miles round trip have been made through the backcountry.  In good physical condition, Airedales possess considerable stamina and are adept at traversing the rougher terrain.    They love hiking and outdoor activities.    

I (Pat) broke my ankle/lower leg in 2007 requiring surgery.   Quite protective, my black Airedale Mariah (photo above left) is excellent to handle in the field; Mariah will stop instantly or slow down (obeying whichever command is given) and not drag me down steeper trails or slopes.  Weighing around 72 pounds, my buddy would also help pull me uphill if needed when commanded to do so.  Accustomed to encountering livestock and wildlife, she has worked with me since puppy hood in late 1999.   A seasoned traveler and well behaved, Mariah is used to lengthy drives and overnight stays in motels and campers throughout Wyoming and adjacent states.   Mariah turned 14 in early September of 2013 and is retired from fieldwork, but remains a beloved pet and wonderful furkid.   Shown on the Black Airedales page, Black Magic also accompanied me in the field for several excursions as well as his daughter, Miley, who has assumed Mariah's spot as field assistant.

Glimpse into the History of Black and Red Airedales

Our Airedales are purebreds, not crossed with other breeds such as Labrador or Irish Terrier, etc.  to produce the red and black colorations.  We have DNA proof on Roc our original black Airedale and Fancy Girl.  All of our black dogs are Roc's descendents.  Our field assistant, Black Magic is Roc's great-grandson.   Many of the black ones exhibit some red or mahogany coloration in the beard while and the occasional small, white patch or crest on the upper chest.  A few of these dogs display a faint  reddish tinge on their coats.  On very rare occasions, two black & tan Airedales (registered purebreds) will produce a black puppy.  In the past, the breeders often either sold the black pup without papers or put the pup down trying to keep the incident a secret. 

The red "Dales" (photos on Extremely Rare Red Airedales page) originated from some the oldest kennels in the US.  Their red coloration ranges from a light red/tan to a deeper brownish red shade.   Typically mellow in disposition, most of our red dogs possess very easy to maintain coats.  AKC will not accept the black or red Airedales on the basis of color so these dogs are registered through States Kennel Club (SKC), an international registry.  Several other well established registries, such as Continental Kennel Club (CKC) also accept the black and red colorations.

Research documents the black Airedales' existence back to at least World War I.   They were used quite efficiently as a messenger dogs - their dark coloration rendering them virtually invisible at night.  The red Airedales are exceedingly rare with less than 170 worldwide.  Additional photos of these dogs may be seen on the Extremely Rare Red Airedales page.     

Photo (below right) of our beloved Roc who passed away in late September of 2006.  A true Airedale and devoted companion, he will always be missed and never forgotten.   He is the great-grandfather of our Black Magic.  At full size, he reached about 105 pounds.

Roc black Airedale

 

 

 

      

 

Please feel free to contact High Kountry Airedales at 307 754-3426 for additional information about our dogs and puppies or email us at airedale@tritel.net

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