Elizabeth, Smidge, & Druid.
Kountrydales evolved approximately 20 years ago when Elizabeth Hanssard acquired her first Airedale Elszie, who went on to become Kountrydales Lady Elszie Ernestine, TD,CD,OA,NAJ.
Elizabeth has always been involved in the world of dogs. In her youth she showed Collies in 4-H and AKC Junior Showmanship. In her late teens she became a professional dog groomer where she met and fell for the Airedale Terrier breed. In her early adulthood she became a veterinary assistant and then a clinic manager for a canine reproduction center. Today, Elizabeth is still involved in the veterinary profession and continues to groom, train, and handle her own Airedales in agility, obedience, conformation, and tracking.
" While maintaining the integrity of the American Kennels Clubs breed standard, it is Kountrydales' goal to breed healthy Airedale Terriers with sound temperaments, thus providing outstanding competitive and companion Airedales to associates and the community"