Over 35 years ago our family began breeding Airedales on our country acreage in Pennsylvania. After the kids left for college we had our 3 females spaded and took a break from breeding. Our kids were always responsible for all our animals & it was too much work for us to continue at that time on our own (If you want your kids to grown into super mature and caring adults we strongly recommend animals in their lives for them to nurture and love while growing up).
We feel if wouldn’t tie a puppy up next to a crocodile pool or flowing lava then you should not crate it. Training is better than crating any day.
Our family loves and enjoys all kinds of animals. We’ve had many good loving dogs over the years. Also horses & their colts, a wonderful sweet gentle big mule, goats, sheep, chickens, parrots and other animals throughout the past 39+ years of being married. We were foster parents for both children and racehorses during some of those years while running a manufacturing company with 200 employees.
Planning for our retirement in our mid fifties we decided we really missed having and loving puppies. Since puppies don’t stay puppies forever we decided on getting back into breeding. Well actually Michael thought it would be a nice little hobby to keep me busy and out of trouble. We researched well-behaved, good loving temperaments, intelligent and non-shedding breeds and decided that PWD’s were the best breed in the world & exactly what we were looking for. Because of them we have the best, happiest and most entertaining life on a daily basis imaginable.
We raise healthy, playful, mischievous PWD puppies on a diet of exercise, fun and love, all in the country sunshine. Our mix of European and American bloodlines strives to reproduce the quality of temperament that the breed originally possessed.
Our son Brendan and his pretty wife Oana from Romania love breeding PWD puppies on their farm in Butler near Pittsburgh. Luckily they have 5 year old Duke and 7 year old Regan to help with all the puppy chores. Having dogs of course has helped to make them more responsible little kids. No children should grow up without at least one dog in their life.
“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Andre Gide