Professional Airedale Breeder Highcountry Kennel boasted of his dogs courage and got called on it. A wager was placed, his dogs were put into a Fight or flight scenario, and they failed miserably, fleeing into the next county. Highcountry Owner (before a ban), was boasting on Working Dogs Forum of his dogs aggressiveness and challenged a skilled decoy- ‘Face Dogs’ who would take on bear or man and possibly take off the intruders face, yet when the challenge was met, Highcountry Airedales scampered off. His Dogs Failed & Bailed when put in a mildly stressful defense situation. This is Self Evident when your brood stock isn’t tested and evaluated (Physically-lameness and Mentally-Game Hardness), its said he has produced 2000 dogs over 12 generations as a reasonably large kennel. I conclude that Airedales are a Failure, but Airedale Breeders are worse of a Failure.
This post below was uncovered on a Working Airedales Forum:
Anyone know anything about hunting badgers? Nov 6, 2008 at 12:59pm Post by mb, 12:59pm QUOTE ‘I was out poking around in the brush one morning with my airedale Billy and my eleven year old American bulldog. Well, I heard a hissing noise coming from a mesquite and as I looked closer I saw a good sized badger standing there staring at me, next to his hole and giving me a “..ck you” look. I sicked Billy on him and and he barked at him for about five seconds and and lost interest. I was hoping to see a little scrap, but I guess Billy hadn’t had his ‘wheaties” that morning.’
On a dog forum, Mr Highcountry boasted of his dogs toughness on game. Later it was revealed that this was a ‘tailgate’ photo, and that the badger had been shot with a 22-250, and the dog simply wooled the dead critter as any hound will do in the truck. (Said photo here-notice bullet hole in side of animal-liars and frauds outed)
Adult Male Airedale Will Not Close on 3 legged, trapped Raccoon.
Drahthaars will close.
Lets Review. 2 Airedales will not close on a badger-sniffing and barking
Seen Enough Yet? Want More?
For Comparison Sake, This and EVERY VDD German Bred Drahthaar, Find, Close and Dispatch a vermin/badger, what a hard hunt dog Should do..Or it wont be bred per rigorous VDD breeding restrictions.
Closers or Cowards?
4 on 1 and Coyote gives more than he gets. Were I looking for a Serious Hunting dog, Id look elsewhere.
See February archives of Drahthaars, Jadgs & Dogos-Hard Hunters. Frauds are now being Exposed… VS A Breed of Hunting dog 100+ years old, and tested in the field, as well as physical conformation (Hips, teeth, coat). Every dam & Sire must prove their hardness at killing vermin.
This is a 3 legged, trapped Bobcat and an adult Airedale from a Very Respected ‘Hunting’ Kennel in the USA, Unwilling to engage and close on a 3 legged vermin, much smaller in size. For this reason among others, the Breed is a Failure and its Reputation vastly overrated by the wannabees and promoters ala Puppy pimps.
More standing around barking….3 on 1. Grit? lol.. 2 Dales and Cur/Pit cross
Better Call for Reinforcements.
Airedale above wont engage even when offered a neck from a nearly dead coyote. Better Call for backup ie the Drahthaar or Jagd to Put teeth on fur. See A Trend, yet?
Badgers can be Killed Single Handedly by hard dogs.
Badgers are Serious Vermin and can injure much larger dogs-Dogs badger wounds
VS Examples of Versatility shown by Deutsch Drahthaars ie dispatching Vermin, treeing, trailing, dead game baying or outpointing a pointer. And note quietness on a chain gang. * See Feb 2013 Archives for more stories and photos
This same dog also works well in the uplands, duck blind and is a great deer recovery blood tracking dog.
Young Drathaar & Jagds Baying a US Hog.
Sheriffs Dept Certified Search & Rescue Drahthaar
In researching his Kennel Online, I found some interesting feedback: 2013/03/08 4:39 pm ‘I’ve had Two Airedales from Top Hunting lines, and they were both Chicken-shits.’ -Mike Berger ‘I had one Airedale from Coyotegods and the one I have now is from Highcountry. They both Tuck-tail and Run from coyote’s, and they aint decoying.’ -Mike Berger, Owner
‘I wouldn’t get one from HighCountry. The one I have from Don is a big, slow, gutless cripple. He has malformed toes and will lame-up if hunted more than twice per week. Hard headed too. I don’t like dogs that constantly have to be slapped on the head because there purposely doing the wrong thing. Oh, and they ain’t cheap, I paid 1450.00 (with shipping).’ Take care, Mike B.
‘The Coyotegods pup (6 weeks) was 500.00, and the Highcountry pup was 950.00 + 500.00 shipping. First dog was also psyco and was eventually put-down, second dog I still have and has a great temperment, but if I hunt him more than three day’s per week, (one hour per), he “lame’s up” and is useless.’ -Mike B.’
‘Some people are saying that Don’s Airedales are aggresive with other dog’s. I havn’t found this to be true at all, in fact, the only time my Highcountry Airedale has been exposed to strange dog’s, (two small, half starved, feral dog’s), was when we were out hunting and he stumbled upon them, they started barking at him, he tucked his tail and they chased him about 70 yards back to me… He also tucks his tail and runs from Coyotes. He is three now, so he should have SOME grit by now. He is also chronically lame and limping, I can’t take him out more than twice per week. He has been a COLOSSAL dissapointment.’ (1450.00 dollars). -Mike Berger
‘Do I sell to a lot of hunters, no, they don’t want to pay the price for a dog that may not survive the first hunt.’ -Don Turnipseed
forkehornreggie 15 July 2012: ‘I have an Airdale and I found him on a website called “Hunting Airdales.com” Highcountry Airedales. What is ironic is that when a gun is brought out he runs and is Extremly Scared. His parents were Winchester and Remington. Good thing I’m an archerer instead of a gun hunter’
Originally Posted by Don Turnipseed ‘That is a good comparison Aaron. Both hard headed, both will quit if you push to hard. If I want a 5 or 6 week 0ld pup to sit on command, I get a treat and just touch them in front of the tail, I never force them into it. If I force them it takes forever. Touching take a treat or two.’
Major Contradiction here: Fingers aren’t crossed anymore! by hicntry » Thu Jan 17, 2013 ‘I Never use treats of any kind for basic training. Food is only usefull for trick training (training something that is totally unnatural for a dog). Dog has to work for me…..not a reward except praise. Working multiple pups with treats would create chaos in the ranks. GF’s doxie was there so was a bit of a distracion for them, but, something they will have to get used to.’
Here you can see a dog BRED For Defense work and his aggressive defense tested for this work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwvAtRp01e
A Recent Testimonial from an owner: Re: airedale x jagterrier cross? by desertdog » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:35 pm….
‘I’ve had 2 Airedales from working lines and they were completely worthless. And especially the one from the guy with the website in CA. A chickenshit, inbred cripple that is possibly the dumbest dog I’ve ever owned. And I thought horse traders were crooks’..
Mr. Highcountry, you have alot of work to do.. ‘son’ Shucking and Jiving ‘aint’ cuttin’ it.
Folks, the picture above doesnt lie. To the unlearned and unexperienced, this passes as a hogdog. To anyone with experience, the opposite is apparent. This dog would be killed by a real Hog, lacking the proper conformation and being too long legged and imbalanced, it’s caught off guard by this overweight small sow (with teats). I laughed at this photo and what he passed off as hog dogs.