Today all our Airedales trace their ancestry to one special Airedale, Ch TRFC Hardknott Sweet Gherkin, better known as Pickles. Pickles' dam, Biba, came from Virginia Latham Smith's successful Terrorific kennels. Thanks, Virginia, for the support and friendship.
Pickles was a promising pup from the start, but we began to realize she was special when she won Best in Sweepstakes over a large entry (35+) of Airedale puppies at the Great Western Terrier Association show in Long Beach, CA.
Pickles was our first Airedale that was 100% owner-handled to her championship. She had a sparkling personality in the show ring, and was a wonderful companion at home. She was an excellent watch dog, but she was especially fond of children and senior citizens.
She retained the original hunting skills that Airedales were originally bred for, and used those skills to keep our property free of gophers, squirrels, and other forms of varmints.
She was a great dog and we miss her, but we see glimpses of her in her grandchildren and great grandchildren every day.
Great Western Terrier Specialty
"Best In Sweepstakes"
Pickles wins Best of Breed from the classes.
Litter mates, Truman* and Pickles at 6 weeks.
*Ch. Terrorific Show Me
Sire: Ch. Terrydale's Int'L Affair Dam: Ch.Terrorific Hardknott Habiba
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