Eclipse Airedales

Bred for working ability, drive, athleticism and sweetness.

Eclipse Airedales

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Oh Happy Day!!! 2009

The terrific twelve

Cuddles from mom

Sweet Dreams

Cava at 6 weeks


It could be nap time...

Learning sit at 13 weeks



The pups at 2 years old

Cava WooHoo!!!

Cava happy to be on the dogwalk

Cava tipping the teeter at Nationals

Cava competing in Masters Agility

Cait Obedience Scent Articles

Cait in Rally Obedience

Cava Loves Obedience!!!

Cava running to retrieve her bird

Force in his Junior Retriever Test

Force Loves Water Retrieves!

Cait at the 'coon tree in a Fur Test

Capella ratting in Barn Hunt

Cait's first of four MACH titles

Kisses from Cait


The Erudite Airedale!

Cait top Airedale at Nationals 2013

What a good weekend of Obedience!


A Pedigree indicates what a dog should be.

Conformation indicates what a dog appears to be.

But PERFORMANCE indicates what a dog actually is.

-Author unknown, unfortunately

Happy 9th Birthday to Cait!

 On her birthday, August 9th 2015, we enjoyed a few runs at a local agility trial. Cait placed first in Preferred 20 inch class! She earned 25 PACH points that day. Exactly 7 years prior, on her second birthday, Cait and I earned her first MACH points! It was fun to think back over our wonderful journey together. As you can see from the video, the fun and the journey continue! 

I love you Cait!

More videos below.


***No breedings are planned for the near future***

But we are happy to recommend other breeders of high drive working Airedales!!!


Eclipse Airedales

German bloodlines

We breed infrequently, once per generation

Eclipse Airedales excel in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Hunting, Tracking and Barn Hunt

See video links near bottom of page


Summary of Accomplishments from our 2009 litter and their mother Cait...


5 Times Master Agility Champion Title (MACH)

PACH Performance Agility Champion

9 Times Qualifier National Agility Invitational

2014 & 15 #1 Airedale Breed Power Top 10 Speed Ranking

Top Airedale Award 2013 AKC Invitational

Gold and Silver Medals National Agility (DOCNA)

2014 5 of the top 10 Agility Airedales were Eclipse

2015 3 of the 6 Airedales at the Agility Invitational

PAX Performance Agility Excellent title


3 Utility Dog Obedience Excellent Titles (UDX)

5 Obedience Masters Titles (OM)

OTCH Pointed

7 Times High in Trial Obedience

7 Times High Combined Obedience

UOCH (UKC Obedience)

High Score Bred By Exhibitor ATCA Obedience Trial

Qualified AKC National Rally Championship

3 Times Rally Advanced/Excellent Title (RAE)

5 High Combined Rally

4 Times Obedience Masters titles OM1


Junior Hunter Title (AKC Spaniel Retrieving Test)

Senior Hunter Fur Title (Raccoon Tracking)

3 Times Rebecca Cree Memorial Raccoon Award

First Airedale to earn Barn Hunt  Senior Title (RATS) 


Tracking Dog Title (TD) 

Therapy Dog Certified (TDI)

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

AKC Medal for Breeder-Owner Champion

AKC Breeder of Merit Designation 

Over 150 working titles earned by the 2009 litter by the time they were 4 years old

The litter had 12 pups and 10 of them compete -  as of March 2014, they have 94 AKC titles and many more non-AKC titles

***Our dogs are***


Cait is only the 13th Airedale to ever earn the UDX Obedience title and was Top Airedale at the AKC 2013 Agility Invitational (9 years old; imported from Germany as a pup)

Cava - MACH Eclipse Effervescence UDX OM1 MXS MJS MXF T2B BN CD-H RAE RL1 RATN (6 years old; both parents German imports, she was bred by us)

Cava is #1 Airedale for JWW and STD in the Agility Breed Power Top 10 speed ranking for 2014 and 2015 (the fastest agility Airedale in the US): average speed STD 4.25 yps, JWW 5.14 yps 


Our thoughts on Working Airedales...

"Working ability" in Airedales is a complex trait that can be enhanced in a breeding program, if given priority. 

To demonstrate that high standards are maintained, working ability of individual dogs must be rigorously proven generation after generation.

We believe that a lineage with consistent Masters-level achievement in competitive dog sports will produce dogs that can excel in any task from a young age.

Our goal at Eclipse Airedales is to continue this tradition.

Eclipse Airedales are from imported German bloodlines bred for over 20 generations to enhance working ability. The photos at the left show our dogs competing in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Hunt Tests and Barn Hunt. You can see their happy attitudes. Playing training games are what our dogs live for!


Video links to show working ability

(click on video name in green)

Cava Videos

Cava competing in Masters level Agility

AKC Standard April 2013

AKC Jumpers with Weaves, distance handling October 2013

USDAA practice course, interesting handling October 2013

AKC Time 2 Beat, January 2015

AKC JWW, January 2015

AKC Premier JWW, October 2015

Last 4 runs of Cava's 2014 MACH title

AKC First half of QQ number 19 Standard

AKC Second half of QQ number 19 JWW

AKC First half of QQ number 20 Standard

AKC Masters Agility Champion Title run February 2014

Cava in Obedience

Obedience Utility A - A beautiful NQ

Obedience Utility A - Oh so close!

Open B Qualifying - August 2014

Utility B Qualifying - August 2014

UDX title run - April 5 2015

Open B Beautiful!  2nd out of 17 dogs - Nov. 2015

Utility B Beautiful 2nd place - Nov. 2015

Cava in Barn Hunt

First time, 2 rats

Cava competing in AKC Novice Rally (Perfect score of 100)

1st trial ever, Rally at age 1 year

Cava's first day in the water and first water retrieve

1st day ever swimming, nice retrieve to hand at age 8 months

Cava 6 months old playing Schutzhund puppy

Schutzhund tug



Cait Videos

Agility run on Cait's 9th Birthday!

Cait Agility

Cait's MACH 4 - final run

Cait retrieves from water at 2 years old

First day meeting a duck, enthusiastic water retrieve

Cait in Barn Hunt

First time, 2 Rats


Videos of Cait and her 2009 litter of pups

Birth of an Eclipse Airedale puppy

Cait playing tug with daughter Cava at age 12 weeks

Whole litter playing on baby agility equipment

View many more videos of Eclipse Airedales on YouTube AgileCait

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