I purchased an Airedale Terrier from Brenda Smith (Wilson)
The pup arrived dirty and ill. Blood tests showed the pup was anemic. During the following two years, and several thousand dollars in medical bills, the pup died of cancer. Brenda Smith's answer to my loss was that she would sell me another pup at a discount. She also stated that I was telling her the pup had been ill so that I could get a free pup. Brenda's standard retort to any complaints is "Get a life."
I have been contacted by a person who received a pup with hip dysplasia, and a deformed leg from the same litter. Hip dysplasia is a genetic disorder, that could be present in any pup purchased from Brenda Smith.
Another contact received a pup whose jaw was so deformed that the canine teeth had to be ground away so the pup would not chew his jaw.
I would suggest that you acquire a pup from Airedale Rescue, or inquire of National Airedale Rescue Inc. www.airedalerescue.net/ for a recommendation of a reputable breeder in your area.
You may not be aware that there is no consumer protection laws in Washington State to protect you from unscrupulous and unethical breeders.
If you have had unpleasant experiences with Brenda Smith, please write to me at AiredaleWatch@gmail.com
Brenda's Oorang Airedale Terriers Kenny and Brenda Smith 277 Riverside Cutoff Road Riverside, WA 98849