Airedale Terrier Breeder - Dogs - NSW : Perfect Pets Profile

Belltirna Airedales - The Quintessential of Airedale Terriers Bred for Form and Function.

Breeder Commitment:
Belltirna Airedales is strongly committed to breeding with the best Airedales with appropriate genetic diversity to produce puppies any family would be proud to own. We provide ongoing support through-out the life of your Airedale. We have all our breeding Airedales DNA health tested (200+ genetic health & 20 physical traits) by a reputable US facility linked to Cornell University & all future breeding Airedales to be DNA health tested in Australia.

Show Credentials:
Whilst our Airedales are our house pets first and fore most and showing dogs is not everyone's desire, as a prospective Airedale owner you can be reassured that your new family member has come from a reputable breeder who is active in the dog world & has been bred from Airedale "parents" who have been independently assessed by local, interstate & international judges & these Airedales deemed to meet the breed standard & of excellent quality for breeding. Belltirna Airedales will always strive to breed the BEST with the BEST to obtain THE BEST. Below are critiques & awards attained by 2 of our Airedales:

"Oscar" is an American Grand & Aust Supreme Champion having won Best Opposite Sex at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club 2014 (NYC, USA) prior to arriving in Australian & in Australia he is a MULTI Best & Runner Up Best in Specialty, Best & Runner Up in Terrier Group, Class in Show & in Group winner. His RUBISS critique - British Terrier Club of NSW, Oct 2015 provided by Terrier Specialist Judge, Mrs Gertrud Hagstrom (Swd) of Merrymac Irish Terriers:
" winner was an outstanding dog...... he was a real eye catcher, so correct in all ...... who took my eye in the morning, very very nice in all details and moved so well, a real Airedale in every inch!"

Oscar's daughter, "Tottie", attained her Australian Championship conformation title at a young age winning 3x Runner Up Best in Groups with 2 of those wins under Terrier specialist judges at 6 & 8 months of age; won Reserve Bitch Challenge, Best Minor Puppy in Specialty Show & then awarded Best Champion Puppy in Specialty Show (ATA of NSW Championship Show, 2016), Judge: Dr A Paloheimo (FLD); 4 Best Minor Puppy / Puppy in Show awards & 13 Best Minor Puppy / Puppy / Junior in Group awards (all breeds shows); Minor Puppy In Show .....British Terrier Club of NSW, May 2016, Judge: Mr Keith Lovell (Tjuringa Airedales).
"Tottie" received the following critique by Terrier Specialist Judge: Mr K Sheppard, BTC of NSW Inc Championship Show (Oct 2016): "Good headed bitch with small dark eyes and good ears. Nice neck, good straight forelegs, short back and level topline. Good coat and groomed to perfection. Moved powerfully around the ring."

Further profile information on each Airedale and the Airedale that is the backbone of the Belltirna legacy are available on Dogzonline.

Breeder Background:
With over 30+years of owning, training, grooming and successfully showing Airedales I am passionately committed to this breed. I'm a former Life Time Member & Secretary of the Airedale Terrier Assoc NSW (Club was wound up in 2019). Member of the Airedale Terrier Club Vic, & various NSW breed & obedience clubs. All my Airedales & a Hungarian Vizsla are house dogs with puppies raised in the home environment ensuring they're ready for their new lives in their forever homes.

Anyone genuinely interested in a Belltirna Airedale is welcome to contact myself to either discuss any aspects about Airedale Terriers & Belltirna Airedales as well as organise a visitation to get to know Belltirna Airedales personally.

PLEASE NOTE: no litters are planned for 2023

Breeder Questionnaire

Question. Do you health test appropriately (eg hip and elbow X-ray scoring, DNA testing), and understand the genetic issues that may affect your breed? Do you have sensible, sustainable breeding strategies in place to promote the health of your dogs and puppies?
I have all breeding Airedales Xrayed for HD and Elbows. I have imported 2 Airedales from the USA with the excellent health, temperament and structural backgrounds. My aim is to breed only the best with good genetic diversity to ensure the long term health and well-being of my dogs and for people who obtain my dogs.
Question. Do you ensure that your puppies are properly socialised?
I have 3 different activity areas for my puppies to experience as well as invite selective people to play with the puppies. I expose the puppies to different noises and my own mature dogs to ensure they have to right coping mechanisms before they go to their new forever homes and families.
Question. Do you have any of the following: conditions of sale, health guarantee or warranty, de-sexing agreement, a buyer questionnaire, verbal or personal interview?
I prefer to speak with prospective owners and for them to set up a time to visit to meet my dogs and myself to ensure this breed is suitable for them and their lifestyle. At the time the puppy goes to their new home they will be vet checked to ensure they are healthy, microchipped, receive at least the first course of their vaccination program between 6-8weeks (depending on age they may receive their their 2nd course), a complete puppy pack with a dog obedience book from a an acclaimed NSW dog trainer. I provide ongoing support throughout the puppy's life and depending on location in NSW I'm happy to undertake the puppies first grooming from 3 to 12months and provide grooming lessons at the time.
Question. Is ensuring that your puppies go to the right home a high priority? What type of measures do you take to ensure your dogs and puppies are going to go to loving homes?
I prefer to meet and chat with people and watch how they interact with my Airedales, know what types of breeds they have had previously, what work hours they do daily, their house set up, what activities do they undertake, how long will they spend with the puppy, what they will do in the first 3 months with puppy, the number and age of their children, the type of home they have and is it a secure environment for the puppy. At the end of the day it is important to ensure the puppy goes to the best forever home possible and the new family are aware of all Airedale behaviours as they are an independant, smart animal which require consistent, regular training.
Question. Do you offer ongoing support?
I am available to help my puppy people for the life of their Airedale with information and grooming ....I'm happy to have their dog stay if they are intending to go away. I also insist that if their circumstances change that they contact me to help rehome their dog and not to surrender it to a local pound or some other rehoming service. I would like to keep track of all my dogs throughout their lives to ensure I know how they are progressing.
Question. Do you offer pet insurance?
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Question. Do you assist the buyer with re-homing an animal that was purchased from you if they are unable to keep it?
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Airedale Terrier Puppies, NSW - Belltirna Airedales - Airedale Terrier Breeder - Mid North Coast, NSW

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