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David is a veterinarian (DVM from Texas A&M University) and he also has a Master's degree in genetics. He was a research scientist for many years before he went to veterinary school and he has authored many scientific papers and other nonfiction articles. He currently owns and operates a veterinary clinic in Tyler, Texas.

His interest in Airedales goes back to childhood when his father used to tell stories to him about Airedales who performed amazing feats. When he was 14 years old, he had saved enough money to purchase his first Airedale. He has owned Airedales ever since.

In the eighties, David owned several Airedales, most noted, Ch. Briggsdale's Baby Jane. Jane died prematurely from autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHA) and this experience fueled David's desire to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine, a decision that he has not regretted.

Ch. Briggsdale's Baby Jane
(Ch. Bravo True Grit X Ch. Jokyl Baby Gay of Stoneridge)

Laura has a Ph.D. in biochemistry (also from Texas A&M University). She was a research scientist for many years with multiple publications to her credit. She has also provided social services to AIDS patients at a hospital in Houston (one of her most rewarding activities).

Laura became familiar with Airedales through her relationship with David. She is the primary show groomer for both Airedales & Scotties and has owner-handled both breeds successfully.

She and David live on a small farm near Tyler, Texas raising children, cattle, and Airedales. Texter Terriers has produced numerous champions, won many group wins with multiple dogs, and had significant wins at specialties including Best of Breed.