High Kountry Airedales

Airedale Terriers in large to extra large sizes from working lineages

Located in northern Wyoming at 75 miles from Yellowstone National Park

Rare red Airedales (less than 650 worldwide) as well as blacks and traditional black & tans


New Litter of AKC puppies born on March 17, 2023! The large parents are Sunshine and Rascal who both possess outgoing and playful personalities.  The pups' tails were docked and dew claws removed by our vet at an early age.  Shots and dewormings are kept current. They are ready to join their new families now! Photos below were taken at the age of 12 weeks. Two males remain available. Please feel free to give us a call at 307 754-3426 (landline-no text) if you would like more info.  Sorry, but we are unable to ship due to hot tempertures and pandemic restrictions enforced by the airlines. Thank you and have a great summer.  

Boy 1 - photos taken 6-11-2023

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Boy 2 (quite mellow) - photos taken 6-11-2023)

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Photos of Rascal (father of the boys)

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Photos of Gator (Sunshine's father) playing on the large snow drifts during winter of 2017.

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Photos Below of High Pockets (Gator's Father)



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Photos above of Fancy Girl (left)  and Tonka (right).  Cheerful and playful Tonka, rare red Airedale, stands about 29 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs around 90 pounds. Exhibiting a happy go-lucky personality, he is also Fancy's grandson.  He has a very easy to maintain coat and has never been trimmed!  Fancy weighed 80 pounds in her prime.  Sadly, she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in 2012 at nearly 14 years old.  A great housepet and wonderful dog, she is missed tremendously. 

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For more information on Airedale History and uses of the breed please see the Airedale Terrier History: Origins and Past/Present Uses page. 



Our canines are derived primarily from hardy working lines, not show lineages although several are distant descendents of Ch. Blackjack's Doubledown Danny.  The pups are sold as pets, companions, obedience, therapy, and working dogs.   Our Airedale puppies grow into large to very large adults (60-100+ pounds) and vary in shoulder height from around 25-29 inches with occasional taller males.  They are not designed to be show dogs which are much smaller.  

Our puppies are typically sold as pets/working dogs to loving homes with limited registration which basically means no breeding rights.   Spaying or neutering may increase your dog's overall life span and reduce the potential for several types of cancer. 

Please feel free to give us a call at 307 754-3426 for prices and additional info concerning our dogs and puppies.  No hard sales push, we promise! As a general policy, we do not provide our prices via email due to past experiences with fake names/emails generated by other Airedale breeders.  We apologize for this inconvenience.   References are available upon request from our puppy clients.  Kennel visits are welcome to see the pups and their parents (and perhaps some older siblings and grandparents).   Our terriers are only bred once a year, sometimes less often.  We have several females that are spayed but remain with us as pets and working companions. 

HK Sandhills Ranger shown above.  Possessing an outgoing and affectionate disposition, he stands about 29 inches tall at the shoulder.  He has a very easy to maintain coat as shown untrimmed in the pics above.  

Airedale Terriers and Fieldwork

We operate a small archaeological consulting firm and our Airedales frequently accompany us into the field.  This often involves extensive hiking in a variety of settings including oil/gas fields, rugged badlands, and scenic mountains including grizzly bear habitats.  Motorized traffic is prohibited off-road on most Forest Service lands in Wyoming.  In order to access remote project areas, excursions of up to 14 miles round trip have been made through the backcountry.  In good physical condition, Airedales possess considerable stamina and are adept at traversing the rougher terrain.    They love hiking and outdoor activities.    

Quite protective, my black Airedale Mariah (photo above left) was excellent to handle in the field; Mariah would stop instantly or slow down (obeying whichever command is given) and not drag me (Pat) down steeper trails or slopes.  Weighing around 65 pounds, my buddy would also help pull me uphill if needed when commanded to do so.  Accustomed to encountering livestock and wildlife, she has worked with me since puppy hood in late 1999.   A seasoned traveler and well behaved, Mariah was used to lengthy drives and overnight stays in motels and campers throughout Wyoming and adjacent states.   Mariah was retired from fieldwork in 2011, but remained a beloved pet and wonderful furkid.   Sadly on March 17, 2015, Mariah crossed the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 15 1/2 after a very long and happy life.  Shown on the Black Airedales page, Black Magic also accompanied me in the field for several excursions as well as his daughter, Miley, who has assumed Mariah's spot as field assistant.  Pics below of Miley in the Absaroka Mountains northwest of Cody, Wyoming.  Sadly on June 11, 2021, our beloved Miley traversed the Rainbow Bridge at t 14 3/4 years old after a long and joyful life.

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Glimpse into the History of Black and Red Airedales

Our Airedales are purebreds, not crossed with other breeds such as Labrador or Irish Terrier, etc.  to produce the red and black colorations.  We have DNA proof on Roc our original black Airedale and Fancy Girl.  All of our black dogs are Roc's descendents.  Our field assistant, Black Magic is Roc's great-grandson.   Many of the black ones exhibit some red or mahogany coloration in the beard while and the occasional small, white patch or crest on the upper chest.  A few of these dogs display a faint  reddish tinge on their coats.  On very rare occasions, two black & tan Airedales (registered purebreds) will produce a black puppy.  In the past, the breeders often either sold the black pup without papers or put the pup down trying to keep the incident a secret. 

The red "Dales" (photos on Extremely Rare Red Airedales page) originated from some the oldest kennels in the US.  Their red coloration ranges from a light red/tan to a deeper brownish red shade.   Typically mellow in disposition, most of our red dogs possess very easy to maintain coats.  AKC will not accept the black or red Airedales on the basis of color so these dogs are registered through Continental Kennel Club (CKC) who also accepts the black and red colorations.

Research documents the black Airedales' existence back to at least World War I.   They were used quite efficiently as a messenger dogs - their dark coloration rendering them virtually invisible at night.  The red Airedales are exceedingly rare with less than 170 worldwide.  Additional photos of these dogs may be seen on the Extremely Rare Red Airedales page.     



Please feel free to contact High Kountry Airedales at 307 754-3426 for additional information about our dogs and puppies or email us at airedale@tritel.net

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