I waited a long time for Isi and from the moment I picked her up in Germany I knew she was all I ever wanted. She always did the best she could with an enormous will to please. Some times she made me crazy by always following me around the house and putting her nose into whatever I was doing. I just called her my little shadow, she was always wondering if I maybe would do something super exiting and she made sure she never would miss out of anything. If I was in the shower she was staring at me from the outside, if I was sitting on the toilet she sat down with her back against me so I just had to pet her. She loved to travel by car, and if I opened the car door she always jumped into the car, whoever door was opened and was ready to come along.
Isi comes from solid German working lines, and her pedigree is very strong. Isi’s father Eyk von Erikson should not need any further introduction for the fellow Airedale enthusiast with his enormous success in the IPO arena and participation in FCI World championship several times. He is the most successful Airedale terrier of all times within IPO dog sports. Isi’s maternal grandfather Ilko von der Krebsförde was a successful police dog in Germany who also had the working titles IPO3 and VPG3. Even though Isi had a lot of successfull IPO dogs behind her, she was the most friendly and cute little dog. I have lost count of how many people who have met Isi and ended up with their own Airedale, even though the breed never was in their mind. She was just that kind of dog you couldn’t resist, she was the most happy and kindest little girl who always wagged her tail and looked at you with her dark expressive eyes.
In the training field and in the competition arena she was in her element, and often we got to stand on top of the podium. She was always focused and honest, and did her absolute best all the time. Our house is empty without her and a big piece is missing. There will never be anyone like her.