Jay and Kelly won
BEST OF BREED
at Montgomery County (Infodog link)
October 8, 2000
scroll to bottom of this page for
and Kelly's story about Jay.
Jay was the #1 Airedale Terrier in Canada for 1998
Jay was the #1 Airedale in the U.S. (Pedigree system) for 1999
Date of Birth: June 16,1997
AKC : RM23245701
OFA : OVC - 002505 - Good
Titled: AKC - Feb 28, 1999
Sire: CH Serendipity's Eagle's Wings
Dam: AmCan CH Paradym So Surreal
Breeder: John Voortman & Kelly A Wood
Previous Owners: John Voortman & Kelly A Wood
NEW Owner: Kelly Ann Wood
Handled by: Kelly A Wood, Paradym
Shown by Andrew Green,
Jay was BEST OF BREED at Westminster, February 2000
and AWARD OF MERIT WINNER at Westminster, February 2001
|1/10/97||Kennel Club of Buffalo||Mrs. Dorothy Taylor||WD||
|1/24/98||Crawford County Kennel Club||Mr. Ric Chashoudian||WD/BW/BB*/**||
|1/25/98||Marion Ohio Kennel Club||Mr.Alexander C. Schwartz Jr.||WD/BW/BB*||
|1/25/98||Marion Ohio Kennel Club||Mr. Ric Chashoudian||Group 2nd at 7 mo.|
|Aug 98||ATC Northern Ohio Specialty||Mr. Alvin Krause||RWD|
|Aug. 98||SVATA Specialty||Mr. Charles Foley||RWD|
|Oct 98||Devon KC||Mr. Ed Bivin||RWD|
American show wins resume after the list of Canadian wins.....
Jay at 4 months
Jay took the next year to grow up and at the same time get his Canadian Championship. En route, he also earned the distinction of being named #1 Airedale in Canada for 1998
in his puppy year.
Canadian Show Highlights:
20 BB including the following Group placements:
| Group Judge Barb Selwood
B.I.M. Judge Steve Selwood
|BEST IN MATCH|
appro 150-200 entries
|Mrs. Lotus Tutton
Mr. Al Bennett
|Terrier Group I
BEST IN MATCH
|May 98||K-W Kennel Club||Mrs. Anne Rogers Clark||Group II|
|K-W Kennel Club||Ms. Michele Billings||Best Puppy in Show|
|June 98||Eries Shores KC||Mr. Everett Mincey||GroupI|
|Erie Shores KC||Mr. Everett Mincey||Best Puppy in Show|
|June 98||Ontario County KC||Mrs. Lenore Riddle||Group II|
|July 98||Sarnia Kennel Club||Mr. Ed Wild||Group IV|
|July 98||Bluewater KC||Mr. Roger Hartinger||Group III|
|July 98||Sarnia Kennel Club||Mr. Archie Warnock||GroupII|
|July 98||Sarnia Kennel Club||Mr. Ken McDermott||GroupI|
|Oct 98||Trillium Kennel Club||Mrs. Anne Rogers Clark||Group III|
|Oct 98||Trillium Kennel Club||Mr. Don Fitzsimmons||Group III|
|Oct 98||Trillium Kennel Club||Ms. Michelle Billings||Group I|
|Nov 98||Caledon Kennel Club||Mr. Ken McDermott||Group II|
Back to America:
To finish his American championship with three majors in one weekend!
|2/26/99||Olean Kennel Club||Mr. Ric Chashoudian||WD/BW/BB*||4 pt. major|
|2/27/99||Wyoming Valley KC||Mr. Jon Cole||WD/BW||3 pt. major|
|2/28/99||KC of Niagara Falls||Ms. Michele Billings||WD/BW/BB*||4 pt.mjr|
|2/28/99||KC of Niagara Falls||Ms. Michele Billings||Group 3rd|
4 Best of Breeds over Specials en route to American Championship
"Jay" is a NEW AMERICAN CHAMPION
Other littermates to be shown:
Oakrun's Chickadee of Paradym CKC # GL450159 -- Emma
Paradym Oakrun Oriole CKC # GL446901-- Amy
Four American points MAKE A PAGE LINK
Paradym Oakrun Robin CKC # GL446904 -- Robin
Off the top of my head, here are the highlights of Jay's show career:
GROUP 1sts- Michelle Billings, Ken McDermott, Everett Mincey (Cymbeline
GROUP 2nds- Lenore Riddle, Anne Rogers Clark, Archie Warnock
GROUP 3rds- Anne Rogers Clark, Don Fitzsimmons
GROUP 4ths- Ed Wilde, Roger Hartinger
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW - Michelle Billings, Everett Mincey
BOS Airedale Terrier Club of Canada National- Jon Cole
July 98 -- ATCA National Specialty -- Judge Jon Cole -- BOS
Best IN Sweepstakes - ATCNO, SVATA , Connie Clark, Michael Sosne
RWD all 4 days of Canfield, OH circuit (from the BBE class)
RWD Devon - Edd Bivin
Jay's InfoDog Show Record
Jay and Kelly -- Best of Breed Montgomery County October 2000
For a larger cropped photo of Jay, scroll a little farther down...
The story of Kelly and Jay...
"Jay" (Am. Can. Ch. Oakrun's Blue Jay Of Paradym) came from a litter
that was co-bred by me and John Voortman of Oakrun Airedales. (John and
I co-owned Jay's mother, Am. Can. Ch. Paradym So Surreal.) The litter
was sired by Am. Ch. Serendipity's Eagle's Wings. There were eight
puppies in the litter, only two of which were males. I had no interest
in a male at the time, so I really paid little attention to Jay as a
puppy. John wanted a male, so he kept both Jay and his brother "Barney"
(Oakrun's Barnswallow Paradym) to grow up. I went to visit John when
the puppies were about four months old, and I really fell for Jay at
that time. For a four month old puppy, he was very balanced, had a
beautiful head and expression, and great tailset and carriage. There
was something special about him. I asked John about co-owning him and
I was the one who trained, groomed and handled him in his early career.
He was #1 Airedale in Canada in his "puppy year" (1998). We decided he
was worthy of being seen more extensively, so sent him to the United
States to be shown by Andrew Green.
Andrew handled Jay to his first "Airedale Bowl" win at the Airedale
Terrier Club Of America's National Floating Specialty held in Ohio in
November 1999. He also showed him to Best Of Breed at Westminster in
February 2000 and Hatboro and Devon in 1999. Jay finished as the #1
Airedale in the United States (Pedigree system - total number of
Airedales defeated) in 1999.
Jay came home to me in Canada in the spring of 2000, and has not been
shown much at all this year. John Voortman signed ownership of Jay over
to me, as he was heavily involved in expanding his business and did not
have as much time for dog shows. I did show Jay at the Airedale Terrier
Club Of Canada's National Specialty in July 2000 where he won Best In
Specialty. He took the rest of the summer off and rested up for
Montgomery County 2000.
What a thrill it was as Jay's breeder, owner and handler to win the
Breed at both Devon and Montgomery this year! Truly a dream come true!
Jay is a great dog to show, as he is "up" most of the time and has a
of spirit. He also has a big ego!! At home, he can be demanding as he
still thinks he is a lap dog! He is a very funny dog, and his favorite
toy is a "squeaky hamburger"! He adores this toy and takes it all over
the place with him.
I think the traits that Jay has that makes him a wonderful example of
the Airedale breed are his temperament, type and soundness. He has the
best shoulders and layback of any Airedale I have met. I think this is
a problem in our breed. His movement is hard to fault. Matched with
his beautiful head and small dark eye, he is an eye-catcher.
Jay is now proving himself to be a worthy sire. His first litter
puppies born are now just over a year old. One is already a Specialty
Sweepstakes Winner, is one point away from finishing his Canadian
Championship and has his first U.S. major. We hope to have more
exciting pups sired by Jay in the near future.
Jay will be shown from time to time, but for the most part he will be
acting as my companion at home.
Kelly Wood (Paradym Airedales) October 18, 2000
(used with permission)