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                                      Issue 71

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Inside this issue:
Page   2        Editorial and New Members
Page   3        WESWATC Walk at Westhay
Page   4&5     Fun Day @ Winscombe
Page   6      Airedales in the Great War
Page   7      From Our Own Foreign Correspondent
Page   8-10    Rescue & Re-homing Diary
Page   11     Thoughts for the Day
Page   12     Matters of Wellbeing
Page   13     A Vet’s View
Page   14     Dates for your 2011 Diary and Advertising
Page   15     Updating of Members Details and Annual Subscriptions
Editorial Comments

Let me introduce myself. My name is Paul McCarthy and I am the new editor of our club‘s
magazine/newsletter. I have taken over from Mark Downing who has done a sterling job for
many years.
I would hope that we can produce a lively, interesting, funny, educational and sometimes
serious newsletter for all our members and hopefully new members.
However the success of any newsletter is down to the people who contribute and I would
urge you all to send me articles, ditties- anything that I can publish that will make our club‘s
newsletter of interest. My email address is or handwritten
material to me at Bettws Barn, Warrage Road, Raglan. Monmouthshire NP15 2LD
I hope that the new format will be enjoyed by everyone as it will certainly make it easier and
environmentally friendly for us to produce . As long as I get material I would hope to pro-
duce a newsletter for say each of the temperate seasons; Autumn, Winter, Spring and Sum-

One of our long standing members and former treasurer, Chris Cole is leaving us shortly to
start a new life with her husband in Spain and will be taking her two Airedales with her. I
hope that we can rely on her to provide us with an update of life in Spain and her Airedales
(and of course her husband Peter). Will the Airedales catch the bulls I wonder!!!

Please let me have any feed back of what you think of the new style and contents.

Finally as a matter of urgency will you all let the Treasurer/Members Secretary know
your up to date details– name, address and most importantly your email address if you
have one. I have attached a sheet at the end of the newsletter for you all to complete.
Please complete and return to the Treasurer/Members Secretary with your annual
subscription fee due on the 1st January 2011. His address is on the form.

New Members

A great welcome to the following people who have joined our breed club

The Noyce Family of Tonypandy,South Wales
Anne & Phil Churchill of Lydney, Glos
Barry &Sheila Roome of Peasedown St John, Bath
David & Carole Day of Fareham, Hampshire
Helen & Michael Cato of Chichester, West Sussex

We hope you enjoy being a member and please feel free to send in articles, funny stories
that you may have about your Airedales that can be enjoyed by all.

WALK at WESTHAY on 3rd October 2010
Organised by Jacky Cawston

A gallant band of 12 members defied the weather warning and arrived with their Airedales at
Westhay to enjoy an afternoon walk. The weather was overcast but at least the rain held off
and I had chosen Westhay on the Somerset Levels, as it is a fairly central location for a num-
ber of our members.

The walk took place on public paths around the Nature Reserve, which is known for its bird
life and also for the aerobatic displays of thousands of starlings, which occur at dusk at certain
times of the year. There are large lakes formed from old peat workings making it a visually
interesting area and for a nice change, this was a completely flat walk. None of the dogs ven-
tured into the muddy rhynes, which had occurred on a previous occasion and they all seemed
to get along well together. There were no scuffles or scraps!

We kept our dogs on the lead whilst skirting the lakes, as I felt Airedales paddling or even
swimming in the lakes, might not be appreciated. A gentle pace was maintained and the Walk
completed in slightly under two hours. Unfortunately the weather did not encourage us to pic-
nic, but all who attended and especially the dogs, seemed to enjoy the Walk.

Jacky Cawston

Editors Comments
Just a big thank you to Jacky Cawston from the WESWATC committee for organising these
walks. They take a lot of time to organise but are enjoyed by all the Airedale members.

Fun Day
Sunday 19th September 2010
WESWATC held its annual Fun Day at Winscombe in September. The weather just kept fine for the days
activities and a very enthusiastic number of Airedales took part in the usual activities.
Our judge for the day was a visiting friend, Betty Bailey. Betty took pride in judging The Prettiest Bitch, The
Most Handsome Dog and the eagerly awaited, Fancy Dress. The Agility Course, constructed by Graham
Browning and helpers, again proved to be the main event of the day.‘
Our Rescue Officer, Lynda manned her ‗Win Your Breakfast‘ Stall and made £19 for Airedale Rescue. After a
fun packed day we raised £100 for our chosen charity, The Happy Landings Animal Shelter. My thanks to all
who helped and for the kind donations made.

MUSICAL CHAIRS                Jayne Downing and Brillo, Sarah White and Agnes

RUN RABBIT RUN                Roger Hinton and Ellie

EGG AND SPOON                 Abi Lee and Peggy

FANCY DRESS                   1st   Abi Lee and Rupert

                              2nd Julie Lee and Peggy

                              3rd Suzanne Browning and Gunner

PRETTIEST BITCH               1st Abi Lee and Peggy

                              2nd Rachel Chapman and Puppy

                              3rd Lynda Hinton and Ellie

MOST HANDSOME DOG 1stJayne Downing and Brillo

                              2nd Sarah Noyce and Tai

                              3rd Jacky Cawston and Russell

AGILITY                       1st Joseph Hawkseby and Toby

                               2nd Katie Watt and Cassidy

                               3rd Nick and Poppy

                               4th Rachel Chapman and Poppy

As David Jenkins mentioned our club donated £100 to the animal charity Happy Landings from the Fun Day.
Lyn Southway has written us a lovely letter thanking us for the donation which will be used towards more heat
lamps amongst other things.

If you would like to know more about their work then if you are on computer go to their website —www.happy

                                Fun Day Memories!!!

  ‗He is definitely not my Owner’                             Do I get the egg if I win!

     I hope I get to Hawaii soon                   You just wait until the Agility—I’ll show you!!!

These are just some of the pictures from the Fun Day. We will put some more in our next addition of
the newsletter.

However if you have access to a computer you can go onto our website at
and view all the pictures

                           Airedales in the Great War
"In the last magazine, the final part of Airedales in WW1 was Ann's own spin on the pos-
sible reasons why the Airedale in particular retains a legendary image amongst all those
different dogs active in WW1. The article should have included photos of the celebrity
Airedales mentioned in the text, plus an Oorang cartoon demonstrating the use of adver-
tising. I'm pleased to include them as a footnote in this magazine, and hope the reader
will notice that the photos show the more old fashioned look of the breed at the begin-
ning of the 20th century.'

We are grateful for the contributions that Ann Griffiths has made to our magazine in the
past. We may well be having another article from Ann regarding an Airedale called
Laddie-Boy. Apparently a character in his own right.

                                     This is Laddie—Boy.
                                     Owned by the US President Warren G. Harding

From our Own Foreign Correspondent

We hope in each addition to have a section from our ‗roving‘ foreign correspondent.
We are in touch with a number of people around the world including America, Australia, New
Zealand, Europe etc. It may be good to ‗twin‘ with another Airedale Club(s) somewhere in the

In the next addition I hope to include a ‗real life adventure‘ that occurred in Alaska in the last
few years. The gentleman crossed the Gates of Alaska in winter/spring on foot covering some
600 miles taking only his two Airedales as companions.

In the meantime I have been in correspondence with New Zealand and I have an article on an
Airedale similar to the famous Scottie of Edinburgh.

Paddy the Wanderer

Paddy, a ginger and brown Airedale terrier, achieved national celebrity status due to his exploits on the
Wellington waterfront (and beyond) during the 1930s. He was remembered as a 'little light in the dark
days of the Depression'.

Paddy probably began life as Dash, the pet of a young girl who died in 1928. The girl's father was a
seaman and the dog spent a lot of time on the Wellington wharves when the family came to meet the
father's ships. When the little girl died, Paddy, as he became known, began to wander the wharves.
Some say Paddy wandered in search of his lost playmate.

Paddy became a much-loved identity on the Wellington waterfront during the Depression years.
Watersiders and harbour board workers, seamen and taxi drivers took turns at paying his annual dog
licence. Wellingtonians got to know him well as he travelled throughout the city on trams and taxis. His
national fame grew as he journeyed by sea to other New Zealand ports, as well as Australia. In Decem-
ber 1935 he took to the air in a Gypsy Moth biplane. All of these adventures saw Paddy achieve exten-
sive media attention and his popularity with the public grew.

The Wellington City Council awarded Paddy the 'Freedom of the City'. The Harbour Board made him
'Assistant Night Watchman responsible for pirates, smugglers and rodents'. As he aged Paddy wandered
less. He was usually to be found on the Tally Clerks' stand inside the Queen's Wharf gates. As his health
deteriorated he was given a sickbed in a shed on the wharves; many people called by to enquire about
his health.

When Paddy died on 17 July 1939 obituary notices were placed in the local papers. A fleet of black taxis
formed a funeral cortege to escort his coffin from Queen's Wharf to the city council yards for crema-
tion. It was a scene more in keeping with the death of a high-profile public figure. One of his best
friends on the wharves was quoted as saying ‘ I’d give a month’s pay to have Paddy back. I’ve had dogs
but never one with the brains that Paddy had’.

A drinking fountain near the Queen's Wharf gates commemorates Paddy's life. It includes 2 drinking
bowls for dogs. It was built in 1945 using stones taken from Waterloo Bridge in London and paid for
with funds raised by the many friends of Paddy the Wanderer

Rescue and Re-Homing Diary — ‘Tails and Stories’.
Hello I‘m Lynda– the WESWATC Rescue and Re-Homing Coordinator.
I am going to start a regular column of some of the doggies that have passed through my kitchen on the way to
their new homes. With the help and input from their new owners I hope that you will find this new doggy diary
interesting and realise that some new owners have a much harder task than others when taking on a rescue dog.
There are lots of funny stories to tell which we no doubt all relate to where an Airedale is concerned.
Two youngsters Harley now in Worcestershire and Ned in Cornwall have started their new lives with owners
who are steam / railway enthusiasts, perhaps in the diary we could have a section called ‗ The Railway Dogs ‗ I
am sure they both have lots of stories to tell.

                        Harley                                                     Ned
Let‘s start with around this time last year.
Constance—Adopted by Liz— now living Nr Stockbridge. Hampshire
It was nearing the Christmas mad rush period when everyone has plans laid out and not a good time to receive
a phone call that a dog needs to be re-homed.
Constance was in Devon and known to Suzanne and Graham. As you probably know Suzanne and Graham are
active members of our club. Suzanne running monthly trimming and grooming classes with Ruth in
Winscombe Somerset and Graham is always there when needed, a good all rounder in the kitchen on Open
Show days and in total control of the agility on fun days!!!
They collected Constance and took her into their own home for the Christmas period. Constance joined their
own Airedale and at that time Suzanne was looking after her Mothers little Westie so all in all not an easy job.
Without the help of them and some others I will be mentioning in the diary my task would be very difficult, the
last resort for us is that we have to place an Airedale in kennels whilst trying to arrange a new home. Our
policy is that they go straight from one home into another home environment which gives them less stress.
The day after Boxing Day we all met up in my kitchen. Constance as her name suggests is a very well balanced
and sensible dog, not a lot would faze her. Little did she know that her new owner Liz was learning to play the
After homemade soup and bread followed by stollen everyone got underway as snow had been falling steadily
all morning. My advice to new owners is to keep their new pet for the first few days quiet and close to home.
Liz eventually got Constance home after a long snowy journey, and was snowed in for the next few days.
Liz and Constance bonded very quickly.
In the New Year regular routine soon got established again and Friday was the day that the piano tutor ap-
peared to put Liz through her paces. As the lesson started Liz says that Constance‘s face was a picture……
Liz will post about Constance in the next Newsletter.


Rescue and Re-Homing Diary— ‘Tails and Stories’ ...continued

Poppy—Adopted by John and Sue—now living Nr Redruth, Cornwall

Poppy and her chum were Rescues. This is how they were.

Poppy was more mentally stressed than I first thought. Whilst in my kitchen it came apparent that she would be
very difficult in her present state for someone to take on.
A lovely Airedale couple from the North were going to adopt her, they took her and tried their best but it didn‘t
work out.
Poppy was taken to my fosterer Annabel in Somerset. Annabel is someone I would find very hard to be with-
out, If ever I am ‗stuck‘ she is just a phone call away. I am very grateful for all the hard work she puts in for
Annabel knows her role well especially where ‗difficult ‗ dogs are involved, she use to foster for a large Rescue
Centre but after fostering and falling in love with one of their handed in puppy farmed Airedale youngsters, she
now only fosters Airedales.
Since knowing her she has now got four Airedales, she already had a Collie and as she calls him a squirt, his
name is Ben a Yorkie x J.R, believe you me he is in charge of the other five dogs. I have been at Annabel‘s and
seen his reaction when one of the other dogs pushes him around, a quick nip of their ankles and a hasty retreat
seems to work every time.
Poppy spent quite some time in Somerset, recuperating and learning from Annabel and the other dogs.
When I felt the time was right to look for a permanent home for Poppy a very special couple it had to be. Sue
and John were on my waiting list and after many phone calls they decided to adopt Poppy .
Sue writes:

Poppy came into our lives in November 2009. She had been rescued by Lynda and rehomed in the north of
England, but it didn‘t work out and after only 3 weeks she was returned. When we picked her up from her fos-
ter home in Somerset, she was indeed a very sorry sight, but we all immediately fell in love with her, including
my other Airedale Toby who has literally become her soul mate.
We have always had Airedales in our lives the very first being a 4 year old called Tandy who was to be put
down but for my parents who rescued him then gave him to us for a wedding present, 47 years ago.
Airedales as you all know are a very precious breed of dogs, very individual, very loyal, extremely good guard
dogs and wonderful with children. They don‘t always get on with other dogs however, but we all have some
faults don‘t we?
Poppy, as far as we know, was purchased along with another puppy with the sole purpose of breeding, but her
owners with 2 Airedales and 2 Jack Russels soon realised that it was harder than they thought. In their defence
at least they handed the dogs over to Lynda and that is how we came to have Poppy.
She was very underweight, only weighing 14kgs when she was first rehomed. She is now 26kgs and it shows.
She had been stripped when we had her but it just made her look even more pathetic.
She cried at lot at night to begin with and had a nasty habit of messing inside. She also thought it would be a
good idea to try and clean up after herself ( I wont go into detail) but I think it was probably because she wasn‘t
fed properly to start with and was severely punished when she did misbehave.
Continued overleaf

Rescue and Re-Homing — ‘Tails and Stories’...continued
Sue’s story continued:

She also hadn‘t a clue how to walk on a lead or how to behave when she was taken out for a walk. She was
2years old when we had her. She would see another dog and just howl and spin around trying to get to the other
dog. She also hated the car and refused to get in despite the fact Toby got in first. All my neighbours and fellow
dog walkers thought I was completely mad to take on such a task. But it has been worth it and a year on I
couldn‘t ask for a more loyal loving dog. She is a real Mummies girl and will just about do anything for a little
treat. She isn‘t the best dog on the block for behaviour, but we are getting there.
Most of the Airedales we have had have been rescued one way or another, so I did understand what I was tak-
ing on and was determined to succeed. Many people who have Airedales just have a fond memory of one when
they were growing up and forget or don‘t know that they are a full time job. I am fortunate that I am now re-
tired and have plenty of time to give, and it is very rewarding to see such a happy healthy dog once more.

                                       Poppy now with Toby at her feet

A Little Story from an Airedale

‗ Part of the joy of joining a new family is exploring the new home and garden. The first few days should be
spent tasting everything—sitting room rug, kitchen table legs and most of all find out where the waste bin is
located. Outside just start digging—the lawn, the flower beds, the vegetable plot and best of all pull out a few
plants from the patio pots. Your new owners may try to persuade you not to do this but after all you are only
settling in and sorting things out to your satisfaction‘!!!!!

                       Await the next episode of ‘Tails and Stories’.

 Thoughts for the Day

 Airedale Philosophy
 What "Sit" Means to an Airedale
 When I worked Shepherds, you tell them to sit, they sit because you told them to.
 With Airedales, they rationalize and philosophize everything.

 "You want me to sit? Why? Is it necessary that I sit now (temporal analysis)? What is it about
 my sitting that pleases you (psychological analysis)? Do I have to sit in that space (spatial
 analysis). I don't think it looks nearly as good a place as this one over here (landscape analysis).
 Besides, I really would prefer to stand or down. Sitting, hmmmm.

 Yes, well, let's discuss the intrinsic value of the sit. To sit or not to sit, that is the question.
 Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of sitting...that is, is it better to sit
 and not get corrected (or get a treat) than to not sit and get corrected (or not get a treat). Besides
 I cannot live by sit alone. However, if we analyze this on the basis of Kant's universal principle:
 'an action can be called right if it can coexist with everyone's freedom in accordance with a uni-
 versal law...' I would have to say that sitting probably can't coexist with *everyone's* freedom.

 It certainly is a violation of my Airedale freedom. What are you, a specialist? By the way, I for-
 got the command. Would you repeat it again, please?"
 Anyway, you get the drift..

The Airedale That Came in From the Forest

It came to me as a dream; a dream of a couple of pictures from a story; so incomplete that there was no
question of truth or fiction. A watercolour of a young dog, leaping, eyes wide not in fear but in joy and won-
derment; in a house, perhaps in a big kitchen; and below, another dog, perhaps an older dog, perhaps the
same dog—though the washed backgrounds of the pictures shaded into each other—lying curled but alert, in
a basket. And there was a title, ‗The Airedale that came in from the Forest‘. The picture was so simple, so
clear, that it might have been part of an advertisement; ‗Keep your dog jolly and full of life‘ or something
like that.

This was—must have been, must be—a dog that was lost or homeless or just growing up and looking for an
adult home (‗ puppies for sale‘ would be too crude a concept), and found one and settled there; a dog that
arrived, mysteriously, from somewhere where in the background there were other, like dogs. I see that house
or part of it, for it‘s size is very uncertain, on the edge of woods and dogs like deer running and roaming on
the edge of the trees.

Rumours of a man, or a family, living deep in the forest that had bred dogs for many years, perhaps many
generations; whose animals had by some tradition been free to roam.

Somehow this dog came to the house and stayed, welcome; became the family pet, went everywhere. Went
away from the forest with the family, came back (for holidays? from holidays?) always bounding, always
happy, always in a way free yet coming back into the basket, into that picture.

Particularly in the first joyous picture, the ears look a bit too large, but I always attribute this to exuberance;
the exuberance of the dog, bouncing so as to display them in the air or perhaps the exuberance of the artist
himself in his creation rather than to some imperfection of breeding.

Author Unknown

Matters of Wellbeing
      I recently received a newspaper cutting from a friend in Australia entitled ―Short tails to stay‖.
     This was from ―DOG NEWS‖ dated June 2010. As traditionally docked breeds are no longer
     docked in Australia, I looked closer. It is in fact in New Zealand where tails will stay short. New
     Zealand‘s National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has found, after two & half
     years of careful consideration and 238 submissions, that there is not enough evidence to ban the
     shortening of dogs‘ tails by neonatal tail banding.
     The code of welfare for dogs was issued by the NZ Minister of Agriculture on the recommendation
     of NAWAC. The group convened to study the issue included among others vets, vet nurses, repre-
     sentatives from RNZSPCA, farmers & members of the NZ Kennel Club and reviewed by reps from
     many other walks of life.
     A point listed in the NAWAC report accompanying the code states that docking performed at 2-4
     days of age is not a painful experience because the pup is still in a neonatal state and the nervous
     system is not yet developed to the stage where the brain can experience ‖pain‖! Neonatal banding
     was the subject of a submission by Doctors Bob Hales & Bruce Robertson. The report showed no
     differences in behaviour exhibited by pups undergoing docking by banding and a control group of
     puppies. In addition, no differences in cortisol levels (measured to determine an animals response
     to pain) were observed between the two experimental groups. The authors also reported on the dog
     breeders behavioural observations that there were no discernible changes in vocalization, move-
     ments or feeding behaviour during the process of banding.
     Supporters of traditionally-docked breeds have hailed the decision as a win for common sense,
     based on scientific research. It is also the result of years of dedication to the cause by the NZ
     Council of Docked Breeds‘ executive committee. This committee has gained worldwide admira-
     tion for its tenacity and also the clever strategies it used in getting the facts into the public arena.
     Supporters of the committee say they did this to combat the misinformation & emotional hype that
     surrounded the debate on dogs‘ tails.
     This straightforward approach from New Zealand is far removed from the double standards that we
     have in the UK. Here the Airedale can still be legally docked as a working breed but is not allowed
     in the show ring with a docked tail.
     Suzanne Browning

Basic Grooming for the Pet Airedale
 Between your Airedale‘s periodic trips to the groomer for his main haircut it is important to keep him well
brushed, clean and comfortable. Regular grooming will keep a wire-coated terrier clean and it should not be
necessary to bath him, unless he gets really muddy or finds something delightfully smelly to roll in!
Once a week, put him up on the grooming table and give him a thorough brush through with a wire brush.
Take time to lift and part the coat in sections and brush right down to the skin. Many a dog owner claims to
brush their dog when they are merely skimming over the surface! Work methodically through the body and
legs. A steel comb is good for removing undercoat and will also find any knots or mats.
Carefully brush through his beard to get rid of any bits of food he may have managed to get trapped there. The
corners of the mouth get particularly dirty and you may need to carefully snip out any lumps with your scissors.
While you are there check his teeth. If he gets the correct chewing exercise and you brush them regularly they
should keep clean. However, any build-up of plaque can be removed with a tooth de-scaler but you would
probably need to get him used to this procedure from an early age.
 Check inside his ears. Any hairs growing from inside the ear canal need to be removed. You can do this by
gently plucking them out between thumb and forefinger. Only attempt a few hairs at a time or he may object
strongly! This job may be eased with a little Thornit or any proprietary ear powder. Check ―under his arms‖,
where the front legs meet the body. This is another area prone to knots.
Pick up each paw and check underneath between the pads. Carefully scissor away any excess hair to stop any
build up of dirt Left untrimmed you may find quite hard lumps between the pads which must be quite uncom-
fortable for the poor dog.
While you are there, check his nails. You may feel a little nervous about clipping nails and it is practically im-
possible to know where the quick is on a black nail, but you should safely be able to trim any that have grown
to a point.
Finally, check his rear end and VERY CAREFULLY scissor away any excess hair from around his anus to
keep him nice and clean!.
Martin Hacker
In the new format of the newsletter we hope to be able to include a section on the health and wellbeing of
your dog or dogs from a veterinary surgeon.

We hope you will find them of interest and help.

                                          A VETS VIEW

How old is your pet really ?

Dogs‘ equivalent human age is calculated using weight as an additional factor. The 7 doggy years to 1
human year roughly works for dogs in the 10-20 kg bracket, with small dogs ageing more slowly and giant
breeds more rapidly.
As they age so much more rapidly than ourselves it is common to underestimate the impact ageing is hav-
ing. Our animals cannot tell us if they are feeling off colour and many of the signs of age related diseases
may not show in the early stages and your pet is therefore reliant on you and your vet to pick up the early
Many vets offer ‗senior‘ clinics when they will give your dog a thorough clinical exam and ask questions
about lifestyle and changes over the preceding few months or years. These checks are recommended for
dogs at the age of 8 years. In doing so your vet may pick up the signs of certain conditions that, if diag-
nosed and treated early can be successfully managed to keep your pet fit and healthy. Your vet may ask
you to acquire a urine sample from your pet and in some cases a blood sample may be recommended.

What urine can tell us….

   Certain things should not be present in urine and can be picked up on a simple dipstick test:
   Blood may indicate bleeding within the urinary tract
   Glucose can be present as a result of diabetes
   White blood cells may suggest a urinary tract infection
   Crystals maybe associated with ‗stones‘ in the urinary tract
Protein can be a sign of kidney disease.

Why would my vet recommend a general blood test ?

Blood tests can tell us a lot about the internal health of your pet‘s body. Any concerns raised during your
pets health check, can be checked out with a simple blood test. This can tell us how your pets internal sys-
tems are functioning, including the blood itself, kidneys, liver, pancreas, endocrine, urinary systems etc.

This column is written by Kate Dixon BSc. MSc. MA Vet MB MRCVS. Principal Veterinary Surgeon at
Elms Veterinary Surgery Monmouth.



Come and learn the traditional way to groom your Airedale.

All club members welcome to the Trimming Class and Fun Day.

Non members welcome but will be asked to join on the day.

JANUARY          16th                    JULY               17th
FEBRUARY         20th                    AUGUST             21st
MARCH            20th                    SEPT               18th—NO CLASS
APRIL            17th                    OCTOBER            16th
MAY              15th                    NOVEMBER           20th
JUNE             19th                    DECEMBER         - NO CLASS

Trimming classes are held at Winscombe Community Hall, Sandford Road, Winscombe, North Somerset
BS25 1JA, starting at 2.30pm and finishing at 5.30pm, with a break for refreshments and playtime for the
Airedales. Costs are trimming tuition £2.00, unlimited tea or coffee 50p and 30p per portion of cake.

On September 18th it is the annual FUN DAY held at Winscombe Community Hall from 11am until 4pm.

Further enquiries to Ruth Millar 01278 641190


Our Open Show is being held on the 20th February 2011 at Hewish and Puxton Village Hall, Maysgreen
Lane, Hewish. Nr Weston-Super-Mare. BS24 6RT. It is just off Junction 21 of the M5. Door open 10am
and starts 11am.

In order to support the cost of publishing this newsletter and to assist our members we are seeking

If any member or businesses would like to advertise in our newsletter then please contact the editor by
email at

We would suggest a cost of either £10 per page or £5 per half page.

For people who are looking for Christmas Cards and Presents WESWATC have a shop which will be
open at our Championship Show on the 28th November. It is being held at the Tewkesbury Sports Centre,
Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury. Glos GL20 8DF. The start time for judging is 11am and the judge is Mrs
Liz Cartledge who is one of the top judges in the U.K. She has had the honour of judging Best in Show at
Crufts. Doors open from 10.00am so come along and see some Airedales.

In addition one of our member Jacky Cawston will have her handmade cards available. 20% of the pro-
ceeds will go to Airedale Rescue and Re-homing.

For this issue we have the Airedale Terrier Club of Scotland who have a 2011 calendar available for sale.
You need to email to order. The cost we understand is £7 plus postage and packing
of £1.25. The calendar has beautiful pictures of members dogs and I believe it is a full size calendar. Pro-
ceeds will go to their Breed rescue Fund.

AT WESWATC we are aware that our membership details may be out of date and certainly we have
very little record of email addresses. Therefore we would ask all members to complete the form below
giving us your up to date details so that we can ensure that correspondence reaches you in the speediest
manner at all times.

In addition the annual subscription will be due shortly – 1st January 2011. In order to save unnecessary
stationery and postage we would be grateful if you would enclose your subscription for 2011 when re-
turning this form.

We are pleased to advise you that for yet another year our annual subscription will remain the same.

The annual subscription fee is £7.00

If you would like to make a donation in addition to the annual subscription then this will go into the
Rescue and Re-Homing Fund.

Your membership and subscription is important to the continuing existence of the club and we thank you
for the past and future support you provide.

The form is to be returned with your subscription to our Treasurer and Membership Secretary at the
address provide at the end of the form.

Many thanks in anticipation of you returning this form with your renewal membership.

Please complete and tear off and send to Phil Down at the address shown below

Members Details:

Full Name(s) …………………………………………………………….

Address   …………………………………………………………………
Post Code ………………………………………………………………….
Country …………………………………………………………………...

Email Address: ……………………………………………………………..

Telephone No:……………………………………………………………….

Annual Subscription for 2011 enclosed for £ 7                                 Yes/No

Please make cheques payable to WESWATC.

Please return this form to:

Mr P. Down
Treasurer and Membership Secretary of WESWATC
17 Clayton Close
North Somerset
BS20 6YU


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