Rangeaire Airedales - the 1990's

Aust & NZ Ch Rangeaire RamboAust & NZ Ch Rangeaire Rambo

Sadly, the 1990's was the last decade of breeding 'Rangeaire' Airedales. The main reasons were that I became an elected member of the Management Committee of the Victorian Canine Association and we also became very busy with 'Rangeaire Vision'. So, my life changed direction during this decade and has continued to do so. Although my first love will always be Airedales, this page traces the final decade of my 48 years of active involvement with my beloved Airedales.

Aust & NZ Ch Rangeaire Rambo

Aust & NZ Ch Rangeaire RamboAust & NZ Ch Rangeaire Rambo

Rambo was a beautiful Airedale and the ultimate showdog. His great show record includes winning Best Exhibit in Show all Breeds in both Australia and New Zealand.

He was also very consistent both breed and Group level. He won a total of 203 Challenge Certificates totalling a massive 3,090 Challenge points in Australia plus 8 in New Zealand. His Australian wins included 34 Best Exhibit in the Terrier Group, 32 Runner-up to Terrier Best Exhibit plus another massive 68 other class in group awards. So he would have easily become a 'Supreme Champion' had that title been available at that time. Rambo produced 18 Champions across 3 countries as follows:

Aust & NZ Ch Rangeaire Rambo Produced for Rangeaire

  • Ch Rangeaire Razzle Dazzle (from Ch Ronlindale Eleanor Rigby)
  • Ch Rangeaire Rocket Grange (from Ch Ronlindale Eleanor Rigby)
  • Ch Rangeaire Rice Bubbles (From Ch Rangeaire Rockn Roll)
  • South African Ch Rangeaire Ayers Rock of Albenor (from Ch Rangeaire Rockn Roll) owned by Cynthia Barnett in Cape Town South Africa where he in turn produced multiple Champions
  • Ch Rangeaire Royal Princess (from Ch Rangeaire Raggtime) foundation bitch for Russell and Rebecca Harvey (later Preece-Harvey) for Fyreoayre Kennels from which they produced the big winning Grand Ch Fyreoayre Robberyundarms owned by Robert and Nessie Brooks who competed at Crufts UK
  • Ch Rangeaire Raggman (from Ch Rangeaire Raggtime)
  • Ch Rangeaire Raggamuffin (from Ch Rangeaire Raggtime)
  • NZ Ch Rangeaire Reba Nakita (from Raggtime) for Cath Shaw in New Zealand
  • Ch Rangeaire Rubina Rose (from Raggtime but owned by Seaire Robert and Margaret Warren)
  • Aust and South African Champion Rangeaire Rave Review (from Raggtime)
  • Ch Rangeaire Rule the Roost (from Raggtime)
  • Ch Rangeaire Red Hot Momma (from Raggtime) pictured in group below with Bob Harvey

GRAND Ch Fyreoayre RobberyunderarmsGRAND Ch Fyreoayre RobberyunderarmsCh Rangeaire RaggmanCh Rangeaire RaggmanCh Rangeaire Rubina RoseCh Rangeaire Rubina Rose

Aust & NZ Ch Rangeaire Rambo Produced for others

  • Ch Devonaire Court Jester (bred and owned by Alan Bardoe) pictured in group below with Alan Bardoe
  • Ch Devonaire Manov thematch (bred by Alan Bardoe foundation Airedale for Airewood)
  • Ch Glenfailte Ailsa Craig (bred and owned by Wally and Myra Brown) pictured in group below with Myra Brown
  • Ch Alsirat Ajax (bred and owned by Ed and Marlene Jacobs SA)
  • Ch Alsirat Archilles (bred by Ed and Marlene Jacobs SA)
  • Ch Wisbech Gregory (from Elizabeth Ivory's NZ Ch Wisbech Briar) owned by Robert Walker titled by Robert Grannum (Qld)

'Rambo' with Jane + 3 progeny as above 'Rambo' with Jane + 3 progeny as above NZ Ch Wisbeck Briar Rose NZ Ch Wisbeck Briar Rose

Ch Rangeaire Rule the Roost

Ch Rangeaire Rule the RoostCh Rangeaire Rule the Roost

'Rooster' deserves special mention as he was our last home bred stud. He was quite a successful show dog in that he won 83 Challenge Certificates totalling 688 Challenge points. This included 4 Best Exhibit in Group, 9 Runners up in Group and a massive 26 other class in-group awards.

Ch Alsirat ArmageddonCh Alsirat Armageddon

Ch Rangeaire Rule the Roost Produced

  • Ch Rangeaire Red Hot Momma (see below)
  • NZ Ch Rangeaire Razz A Ma Tazz (for Bryce Woods NZ)
  • Ch Alsirat The Argonaut (for Ed and Marlene Jacobs SA)
  • Ch Alsirat Arcadiah (for Ed and Marlene Jacobs SA)
  • Ch Alsirat Agrippa (for Ed and Marlene Jacobs SA)

Ch Rangeaire Raggtime

Ch Rangeaire RaggtimeCh Rangeaire Raggtime

Raggtime was a gorgeous bitch in both looks and personality. She was a wonderful show dog won 75 Challenge Certificates totalling 804 points. Her wins included 45 in-group awards and 12 all-breeds in show as well as Best of Breed at Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Royals and the Airedale Terrier Club of NSW. Had the title been available at that time, she would have been one of the few Airedale bitches who could have qualified for at least Grand Champion, probably Supreme Champion. Considering she was usually shown with Aust & NZ Ch Champion Rangeaire Rambo, she was part of the team that dominated the show ring at this time.

As a producer, she carried on from where her mother, Ch Rangeaire Rockin Robin left off. All 3 of her litters were to Aust & NZ Ch Rangeaire Rambo.

Ch Rangeaire Raggtime Produced

Aust & South African Ch Rangeaire Rave ReviewAust & South African Ch Rangeaire Rave Review

  • Ch Rangeaire Royal Princess, foundation bitch for Russell and Rebecca Harvey (later Preece-Harvey) Fyreoayre Kennels
  • Ch Rangeaire Raggamuffin who produced 4 more Champions for us (see below)
  • NZ Ch Rangeaire Reba Nakita for Cath Shaw in New Zealand
  • Ch Rangeaire Rubina Rose who produced 6 Champions for Robert and Margaret Warren (Seaire) including Ch Seaire Spirit of Ecstasy(AI) for us
  • Aust and South African Champion Rangeaire Rave Review
  • Ch Rangeaire Red Hot Momma (see below)
  • Ch Rangeaire Rule the Roost for us

Ch Rangeaire Razzle Dazzle

Ch Rangeaire Razzle DazzleCh Rangeaire Razzle Dazzle

Razz was also an all-breeds Best Exhibit in Show and a separate class in show award, some 300 Challenge points, and an amazing 16 class in-group awards. But as my life had changed direction and she lived with some close friends of mine, she was not shown extensively and only had one litter. But her litter brother, Ch Rangeaire Rocket Grange produced two Champions.

Ch Rangeaire Rocket GrangeCh Rangeaire Rocket Grange

Razz was a Rambo daughter but her mother was Ch Ronlindale Eleanor Rigby who was the result of an outcrossed mating to the English bitch Nicholsin Polar Bear (imp UK) and Ch Rangeaire Rolls Royce. So 'Razz' not only combined my two famous stud dogs, her English grandmother was genetically useful as she served the purpose of out crossing.

The mating of Razz to a Rambo-Raggtime son, Ch Rangeaire Rule the Roost was a half-brother half-sister mating with my proven producer, Aust & NZ Ch Rangeaire Rambo being the common ancestor. This produced NZ Ch Rangeaire Razz A Ma Tazz (for Bryce Woods NZ) and my last breeding bitch, Ch. Rangeaire Red Hot Momma.

Ch Rangeaire Raggamuffin

Ch Rangeaire RaggamuffinCh Rangeaire Raggamuffin

Ch Rangeaire Raggamuffin had a moderately successful show career with 28 Challenges totalling 255 points plus a Melbourne Royal Reserve, one Best Exhibit in Group, 2 Runners-up and 12 other in-Group awards. She also was a Rambo-Raggtime daughter.

Ch Rangeaire RumCh Rangeaire Rum

One of her litters was the reverse of the successful mating of Razz to Rule the Roost (above) when she was mated to Razzle Dazzle's brother, Ch Rangeaire Rocket Grange which produced 2 Champions. In her other litter, she was mated to a different Ch Rangeaire Rolls Royce son, Ch Rangeaire Willoughby CD owned by Jenny Nicholson. So both her her litters also combined my two famous stud dogs combined with genetically useful complete out crossing.

Ch Rangeaire Raggamuffin Produced

  • Ch Rangeaire Rain Dancer owned by Greg Latta (from Ch Rangeaire Rocket Grange)
  • Ch Rangeaire Rum owned by Steve Hinz in Tasmania (from Ch Rangeaire Rocket Grange)
  • Ch Rangeaire Rummpole owned by Peter and Corrie Skull in WA (from Ch Rangeaire Willoughby CD)
  • Ch Rangeaire Raisin Muffin CD, owned by us but Obedience titled by Jenny Nicholson (from Ch Rangeaire Willoughby CD)

Ch Rangeaire Red Hot Momma

Ch Rangeaire Red Hot MommaCh Rangeaire Red Hot Momma

Ch Rangeaire Gin Rummy (aged 5 months)Ch Rangeaire Gin Rummy (aged 5 months)

'Momma' was a beautiful bitch both in looks and in personality. She won 33 Challenge Certificates totalling 316 Challenge points. This included Bitch Challenge winner and Runner-up to Best in Show at the Airedale Club of Victoria Championship Show 1995, 2 Best Exhibit in Group and 3 Runner-ups, a massive 15 other in-group awards as well as 2 Best Puppy in Show all breeds. She was my last breeding bitch and lived with us until she was 13 years old when she died of natural causes.

Ch Rangeaire Red Hot Momma produced

Ch Rangeaire Rejoyce (aged 13 years)Ch Rangeaire Rejoyce (aged 13 years)

  • Ch Rangeaire Gin Rummy (from Ch Rangeaire Rummpole WA)
  • Ch Rangeaire Rejoyce 'Eva' (from Ch Seaire Spirit of Ecstacy AI), the AI standing for artificial insemination that produced a litter of 5 pups from the then 18 year-old frozen semen of Ch Rangeaire Rolls Royce. This litter was produced on Christmas Eve, 1999 and was the last 'Rangeaire' litter of Airedales. Due to 'Rangeaire Vision' taking an enormous amount of time plus our problems of aging, 'Eva' was never bred. But like her mother, she lived until she was almost 13 years old and died of natural causes. 'Eva's' death on October 13, 2012 marked the end of 48 years of Airedales owning my house.

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