The Airedale as……Gundog?????

The Airedale in this image which might inspire some of you to say, “Silly NPDD. The Airedale isn’t a hunting breed.”

Someone tell the American Kennel Club. In 2009, the AKC listed the breed on its list of breeds recognized as gun dogs and eligible to earn AKC Hunting Test Titles. As the parent club writes on its website, “The Airedale Terrier’s hunting ability has been documented in hunting journals since the early 1900’s. In the May 1909 issue of Country Life in America, Airedales were described as “having a very strong hunting instinct, with few dogs better equipped for shooting over in the cover or in the open. The Airedale’s speed, endurance, and imperviousness to climactic conditions fit him for bird hunting. He loves the water and can stay in it by the hour on the coldest winter day…making an ideal dog for snipe or to retrieve ducks and geese.”

This Photo appeared in Gundog magazine and was taken by Chris Halvorson, a professional photographer shooting under the business name “DogAds Photography.”  We have his kind permission to share it. The dog owned by Steve Gilbert is “M. J. Night Watch Traymar Brave One, CGC, JHF, JHR (“Braedon”) at 11 months of age at the 2005 Airedale National Hunt Test; it was at this test that two AKC spaniel judges remarked that Braedon would have turned heads at any AKC spaniel hunt test.” 

4 thoughts on “The Airedale as……Gundog?????”

  1. The photo is from an article on the Airedale in Gundog magazine. The caption is: “M. J. Night Watch Traymar Brave One, CGC, JHF, JHR (“Braedon”) at 11 months of age at the 2005 Airedale National Hunt Test. It was at this test that two AKC spaniel judges remarked that Braedon would have turned heads at any AKC spaniel hunt test.”

    http://www.gundogmag.com/breeds/gundog_breeds_gd_airedale_1107/

    • Linda, You ROCK! We’ll need to reach out to Gundog to ask for permission to keep the photo attached to the article (got any “ins” with the magazine?) grin…..

      • I think that photo has a DogAds logo on it, so that would be a photo taken by me during my days as a professional photographer shooting under the business name “DogAds Photography.” For what its worth, you have my permission to use the photo. The owner of that dog is Steve Gilbert, and the shot was taken at one of our breed’s Hunting Working Nationals.

        • Chris, THANK YOU! Obviously, we haven’t been successful in tracking you down, so we’re beyond pleased not only to hear from you, but to have your generous consent to keep this fabulous picture attached to the post. We’ll amend the piece to reflect our good luck in getting your name! Thank you.

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