Airedales in NSW after the Second World War
This section is designed as a 'living' document. In other words, there are many people who belong in this section who are capable of submitting their own histories of their involvement in Airedales without my personal research. Those who have already provided me with information are already included. But those Airedale breeders who are not yet represented are still welcome to contribute.
This section also includes a few names, but is far from complete.
Mr F V O'Brien of Weowna Kennels exhibited URALLA ROSCAR in both Sydney and Melbourne in the early 1950's
Mr and Mrs J Loder of Aredello Kennels bred AREDELLO BULL after World War 2
Mr L G Jackson of Chevin Kennels bred CHEVIN ARISTOCRAT after World War 2
Mr K C Proctor exhibited in 1953
Mrs Hills of Sandhills Kennels bought 2 daughters of the Victorian import Ch Kresent Admiral. These were Exmoor Exdale and Moylarg Michelle which were bred with some success in the early 1960's. These included Mr D Parry's SANDHILLS CONTESSA. Mrs Hills was the inaugural Treasurer of the Airedale Association of NSW.
Mr W J Ridges of Lavalaye Kennels bred LAVALAYE ARISTOCTAR and LAVALAYE PRINCE RIKKI, the latter boasting winning over 100 Challenge Certificates and siring LAVALAYE MINION LASS, (owned by Mrs Hodge Galgate Kennels) and LAVALAYE BENGAL GUNNER owned by 11-year-old Miss Christine Laws.
Mr Lowe's FORT KNOX COMMANDER CD, CDX, UD made history by being the first Airedale to win all three Obedience titles available in Australia at that time - Companion Dog (CD), Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) plus Utility Dog (UD).
The Airedale Terrier Association of NSW was formed on 23rd June 1967 at the home of Mr and Mrs J Woodburn. Mrs Jessie Woodburn was the inaugural President, Mr R Radford was the inaugural Secretary.
Mrs Jessie Woodburn of Gundowringa Kennels imported Ch Prenton Attlia (imp UK) pictured on the extreme RHS, MR. SMITH OF BURDALE (imp UK) second from the RHS plus a bitch who is not in the group, JOY OF BURDALE (imp UK). The two bitches in the photo below are GUNDOWRINGA HOT SAUCE (on the LHS) and Ch BURFIELD MINOR MIRACLE.
The very successful Strongfort Kennels, formerly from Melbourne was an integral part of the Airedale scene in the 1980's and 1990's. However, sadly its owner Gisela Lesh has declined to have input into this project.