OUR STORY

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David Post, DVM, and Laura Zanetis Post, Ph.D., are both devoted Airedale Terrier breeders in Tyler, TX, sharing a love of the breed. They have been showing and breeding Airedales since the early 1980’s.  They have four adult children. (Airedales are great family dogs.).

 

She and David live on a ranch raising cattle and Airedales. Texter Terriers has produced numerous champions, won many group wins with multiple dogs, and had significant wins at specialties including Best of Breed.

 

Want to know if an Airedale Terrier is the dog breed for you?  Contact

Texter Terriers today and talk to Laura or David.  

They are members of the AKC, Airedale Terrier Club of America, and the Lone Star Airedale Terrier Club.

We are members of the AKC, Airedale Terrier Club of America, Lone Star Airedale Terrier Club, Tyler Kennel Club and the Scottish Terrier Club of America

David is a veterinarian (DVM from Texas A&M University) and he also has a Master's

degree in genetics. He was a

research scientist for many years

before he went to veterinary

school and he has authored

many scientific papers and other

nonfiction articles.

His interest in Airedales goes back to childhood when his father used to tell stories to him about Airedales who performed amazing feats. When he was 13 years old, he had saved enough money to purchase his first Airedale. He has owned Airedales ever since.

 

In the eighties, David owned several Airedales, most noted, Ch. Briggsdale's Baby Jane. Jane died prematurely from autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHA) and this experience fueled David's desire to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine, a decision that he has not regretted.

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Laura has a Ph.D. in biochemistry (also from Texas A&M University). She was a 

research scientist for many years 

with multiple publications to her 

credit. While raising children, she

provided 

social services to AIDS patients 

at a hospital in Houston 

(one of her most rewarding 

activities), and managed the office of David’s veterinary clinic.

 

Laura became familiar with Airedales through her relationship with David. She is the primary show groomer and has owner-handled them successfully. 

 

Laura is also award-winning professional artist and member of the Portrait Society of America.  In her spare time, she likes to ride cutting horses competitively in Western events.

For more information on Laura's work, please  visit www.LauraPostArt.com

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Two of our foundation sires, Mick and Chip, in our breeding program:

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Ch. Texter Stronghold Legend "Mick"

​Ch. Texter Quality Control X Texterquantum Steel Magnolia

 

Mick’s wins, his first dogs shows ever, from Open Dog Class:

 

  • Morris and Essex Kennel Club, 10/07/10,   Best of Breed/Best of Winners/Winner’s Dog / Judge:  Mr.  Peter J. Green

  •  Devon Dog Show, 10/09/10.  Best of Breed/Best of Winners/Winner’s Dog.  / Judge: Ms. Elizabeth “Beth” Sweigart

  •  Montgomery County Kennel Club, 10/10/10.  Winner’s Dog.

       Judge:  Mrs. April Clyde

  •  Atlanta All-Terrier Specialty.  10/21/10.  Group 2/Best of Breed/Best of Winner’s/Winner’s Dog. 

  •  Westminster Kennel Club, 02/14/11. Award of Merit.  

       Judge:  Mrs. Rosalind Kramer.

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Ch.Texter Chips Ahoy "Chip"

Ch. Regalridge Scottshire Compaq X Texter's Puttin' On The Ritz

 

It's true! Chip earned his championship in just two weekends with multiple group placements from the classes!!

 

It's true! Chip won Breed at the first LSATC regional specialty!

His daughter, Moonie, won Best Opposite Sex and Best of Winners from the open class.

 We bred and showed Scottish Terriers for a brief time in the 1990's.  

Here's a look at some of our Scottie champions.