My name is Renee Moules and I would
like to welcome you to my world of Airedale Terriers, I hope you will
enjoy browsing through this site.
My first contact with anything
remotely Airedale was living with Mitch in the 1970’s, he was a really
unusual chap and created admiration and comment wherever he went.
Bright, bright tan (all over) with a short harsh coat, 26” at the
shoulder (where did THAT come from) long, lean head, dark almond eye,
one with an eyebrow, one without, about half a dozen hairs below his jaw
(none at the sides or top) which gave him a cute goatee beard, low ear
carriage, long back, low set tail, undocked. He had inherited his
wonderful temperament from his mother and inside he was all Airedale –
there was no sign in his character of the yellow Labrador that had got
his mum into so much trouble.
When Mitch died on New Years Eve 1982
a search was started for a ‘proper Airedale’ George was found and
subsequently bought without any intention of joining the dog show
fraternity with an Airedale. However a challenge was thrown out by
George’s father’s owner when she said to me – “He should be shown but
you’ll never learn the presentation, my dear” I hate being challenged
and without knowing just how much work I was letting myself in for I
picked up the gauntlet. George really wasn’t a good show Airedale but he
was a showman, enjoying every minute and he helped me learn the game. I
started to show him later in 1983, got two red ones at the first show
and was totally hooked! He collected quite a few wins on the way at Open
level and even managed to beat 500 other dogs for a Best in Show in
Showing is my hobby and something I
really enjoy, I bought Shadli Shanty in 1985 and then Shadli Mirage of
Doraemi in 1986, she qualified for Crufts at her first show aged 6
months and this was in the days when only a first place was a qualifier.
I bred my first litter in 1988 and have consistently shown Doraemi bred
Airedales ever since.
I joined the National Airedale
Terrier Association’ committee in the late ‘80’s and was their first
rescue and rehoming officer, I became Honorary Assistant Secretary to
the late (and great) Millie Tarplee in 1992 and was elected Hon.
Secretary when Millie retired in 1994. I had 12 interesting and
enjoyable years as Hon. Sec, but hung up my boots in 2006 – when a
younger, more energetic Hon. Secretary took over. I was honoured to be
given an Honorary Life Membership on my retirement.
I began judging in 1987
at Open Show level. I was passed to become a Championship Show judge by
the Kennel Club in 2004 and I awarded Challenge Certificates in
Airedales for the first time in 2005.
I breed only when I am looking
for a new show dog and great care is taken when choosing a suitable stud
dog. I have also been accepted
by The Kennel Club as a member of their Assured Breeder
Scheme. All my dogs are hip scored and I only use acceptable hip scored
stud dogs. Because I am breeding for myself I do everything I possibly
can to ensure the puppies are correctly bred and reared.
I try to keep in contact with my
puppies and their owners and offer advice and help wherever I can. I am
also available for advice from potential owners, if I don’t have a
litter available I will try to put you in touch with a reputable breeder
in your area.