Hardknott Airedales

Hardknott Airedale, Steve Lehrer, Amhurst Junction, WI

Our Foundation Bitch;   CH. TRFC Hardknott Sweet Gherkin  "Pickles"

  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

Dam of:
(click on names)

Ch. Hardknott Sweet Rubarb 
Ch. Hardknott Sweet Biscuit

Ch. Hardknott Terrorific Aramis