Other Airedale Breeders Outside Victoria

Sue Jolly and Am Gr Ch and Ch Stirling Wildside Eclipse (Imp USA) Sue Jolly and Am Gr Ch and Ch Stirling Wildside Eclipse (Imp USA)

This section includes all the information I have so far to hand on people involved who reside outside Victoria.


This section also includes a few names, but is far from complete.

Mr F V O'Brien of Weowna Kennels exhibited URALLA ROSCAR in both Sydney and Melbourne in the early 1950's

Mr and Mrs J Loder of Aredello Kennels bred AREDELLO BULL after World War 2

Mr L G Jackson of Chevin Kennels bred CHEVIN ARISTOCRAT after World War 2

Mr K C Proctor exhibited in 1953

Mrs Hills of Sandhills Kennels bought 2 daughters of the Victorian import Ch Kresent Admiral. These were Exmoor Exdale and Moylarg Michelle which were bred with some success in the early 1960's. These included Mr D Parry's SANDHILLS CONTESSA. Mrs Hills was the inaugural Treasurer of the Airedale Association of NSW.

Mr W J Ridges of Lavalaye Kennels bred LAVALAYE ARISTOCTAR and LAVALAYE PRINCE RIKKI, the latter boasting winning over 100 Challenge Certificates and siring LAVALAYE MINION LASS, (owned by Mrs Hodge Galgate Kennels) and LAVALAYE BENGAL GUNNER owned by 11-year-old Miss Christine Laws.

Mr Lowe's FORT KNOX COMMANDER CD, CDX, UD made history by being the first Airedale to win all three Obedience titles available in Australia at that time - Companion Dog (CD), Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) plus Utility Dog (UD).

The Airedale Terrier Association of NSW was formed on 23rd June 1967 at the home of Mr and Mrs J Woodburn. Mrs Jessie Woodburn was the inaugural President, Mr R Radford was the inaugural Secretary.

Four Airedales from GundowringaFour Airedales from Gundowringa

Mrs Jessie Woodburn of Gundowringa Kennels imported Ch Prenton Attlia (imp UK) pictured on the extreme RHS, MR. SMITH OF BURDALE (imp UK) second from the RHS plus a bitch who is not in the group, JOY OF BURDALE (imp UK). The two bitches in the photo below are GUNDOWRINGA HOT SAUCE (on the LHS) and Ch BURFIELD MINOR MIRACLE.

The very successful Strongfort Kennels, formerly from Melbourne was an integral part of the Airedale scene in NSW the 1980's and 1990's. By following the link, you can see all the information I have so far to hand.

Ch Bettirna BelieveitornotCh Bettirna Believeitornot

Sue Jolly (pictured above) is has been involved in Airedales in NSW since 1988. She began with a Sophaire bitch bred from Strongfort and Bushveldt lines. In the following years she has shown Airedales under the Lufttal prefix until she obtained a Belltirna Airedale from Ken Campbell 'Belltirna Believeitornot' who became the first Supreme and Neuter titled Airedale Champion. She then imported American Grand Champion Stirling Wildside Eclipse from USA who appears at the top of this page. He is a beautiful Airedale with lots to offer the breed in overall type, size and general balance. Yes, that's me in the picture as it was my pleasure to award him Runner-up in Group from a strong line-up of quality Terriers whilst judging in NSW in 2016. Sue is still actively breeding but now under The prefix Belltirna which Ken CambellĀ  prefix which he transferred to Sue.