|When I contacted Dr. Valeria Rickard of the
Joval Airedales Virginia, in fall 2005, I was
describing my old Papu to her. She told that she’s got a bitch resembling her much,
and that this girl was to be bred in the end of the same year. After about seven months Jessi, aged four months,
came to us. I was just admiring how well everything had organized, as Abby really
was in the need for a playmate. At the first night the puppy climbed onto the dining table like an ape. She has been
exceling in climbing also after that, and I’d hardly be surprised to see her on the roof. She is fairly skilled in opening
doors (her mother is a champion), and she can pick a fifteen-egg carton from the table plus carry it onto the yard
without breaking the eggs. She will break the eggs on the yard. No doubt she’s got many talents beyond these,
if only her owner would have enough time to utilize them. However we are going to start to train tracking. Jessi is
easy to train and quick to learn. She has also from the first night known that some day she will be the Alpha Bitch
(me excluded): as Abby is peace-loving, Jessi is greedy for power. But the girls are good friends, and even kind
Abby will keep the discipline if needed.
Jessi is very intelligent, and her capacity to function is high. She is very terrier-like. She likes to sit in one’s lap to be caressed. Jessi is also a strict guard – she has been guarding ever since she was a puppy. She is not gun-shy! Quite near us they are building a new road and exploding the bedrock. The first blasts were shocking detonations, which made the house to jump on its basement. Jessi just took a couple of extra steps, kept her tail up without putting it down for even a second, and looked at me as if the experience had been just interesting.
She’s got a very rough coat, and we’re still waiting for the furnishings to start blooming. She is docked and cannot attend the domestic shows. However I wish that I’d have the chance to take her to Sweden when I’ll get her coat in show condition – if Abby’s pups only will let me.
Here you can see some of Jessi’s close relatives:
Close cousin Krissie