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Breeder's Corner

This section of our web site is designed to stimulate discussion and

correspondence among Airedale breeders about breeding issues that we

regard as key to the future protection of our breed.

We consider the breed to be generally in good shape with a good supply

of intelligent and responsible breeders. 


Breeding issues periodically arise that we are in the position to address and

that is the purpose of this section. We welcome contact from breeders for

ongoing dialogue on these and other issues.


David Post, DVM, MS and Laura Post, Ph.D.

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Population Genetics and Popular Sire Effects

By David Post, DVM,MS 2007

All breeds of purebred animals are the product of inbreeding. That is how .... read more

Breeding To Avoid Hip Dysplasia

By David Post, DVM,MS 2007

All breeds of purebred animals are the product of inbreeding. That is how breeds are created. An outstanding individual is identified and more

Breeding for Performance

By David Post, DVM,MS 2007

This is a controversial topic among Airedale breeders. One camp of breeders maintain that if you “just breed to the standard, performance will more

Breeding Statistics

By David Post, DVM,MS 2007

From September 2004 to August 2005, the AKC registered roughly 2700 Airedales and 750 litters. If the average litter size for the breed is 8 pups, that means that more

2001 National Breed Survey

By David Post, DVM,MS 2007

The Airedale Terrier Club of America (ATCA) had the good fortune of participating with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in more


Type Versus Soundness

One of the frequent discussions in show breeding circles is the discussion of type (typical breed characteristics) verses soundness (desirable traits of conformation, health, and .... read more 

What is a Breeder?
By David Post, DVM, MS 2007

We in the dog "fanatic" world of dog shows and dog clubs think a breeder is the hobbyist that more

Scientific Summaries and Breeder Commentaries


Heritability of Litter Size in Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds- This 2006 article more

Dialogue with Breeders


Temperament Selection in Pups
(Don Turnipseed, Hunting Airedale breeder)

“I don't handle the pups until they are four weeks old and getting their legs under them. By not more

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