DanBar Ranch
in loving memory of Dan and Barbara Jessup
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A Small, Serious Hobby Kennel in Goldendale, Washington, USA
We invite your inspection of ranch, dogs, health testing and breeding practices.

DanBar Ranch is a tribute to my beloved parents, Daniel and Barbara Jessup, long-time residents of West Seattle, WA. Dad was a captain for United Air Lines and mom worked tirelessly to give us kids a clean, safe, intelligent and loving home. Because of them, I was able to retire to the country and "live the dream" which is DanBar Ranch. Thanks, mom and dad, for instilling in me my love and respect for all animals, my ethics and my common sense - the best gifts parents can give their kids.  They were pure class. I hope where ever they are they can see into my heart and know how much I love them. 
DanBar Ranch: Home of
Good Temperament, Good Health And Old Fashioned Integrity

I've retired from 20 years as an animal control officer. My entire life has been dedicated to dogs, and you can read about my dog training and life as an author and international speaker on dogs HERE. 

I am not a commercial kennel - I breed a few litters for my own hobby but I can't keep them all!
My hobby is improving the Doberman and Cairn breeds by concentrating on health, temperament and original type - not chasing ribbons at shows where exaggeration of type is encouraged - ruining breeds. I welcome those who appreciate the benefits of a serious breeding program, to share these wonderful dogs with me.  Ethical breeders can't exist without responsible, wonderful, appropriate puppy buyers like YOU. Purebred dogs are my passion and I keep my prices as low as possible (without going in the hole) to encourage you to buy a healthy, well-bred dog - not something off Craig's List. Because until puppy-buyers only support ethical breeders who microchip and take back their animals, we will always have "rescues" and euthanasia.  YOU - when you buy a puppy from a reputable breeder - help to stop puppy mills, backyard breeders and retail rescues - and stop the retail rescues.  For this I - and the dogs - thank you!  

Daniel Jessup and Barbara Clark Jessup when they were first dating. After her death my father added the note at bottom right which reads: Oct 1948 we met. Oct 2013 Barbie went on ahead. He passed exactly one year later. (R) Dad in the Navy as a pilot. 

05.10.23       UPDATED NEWS! 

Very exciting litters coming this year!  Email me for an application for current or future pups.  

Responses to emails and sending out AKC registrations may be delayed just a couple weeks due to my having to pack up the "dog office" and move it into my 5th wheel trailer I am now going to be living in. The smaller space is easier for me to keep up (due to my arthritis) and allows my good friend Katherine and her two kids to move into my house as they help me with the ranch and dogs. Hang in there - I will get in touch with you and the AKC papers WILL get to you!  Slight delay into getting moved in as Robert has to build me a ramp so I can get IN the trailer!  LOL! 

The cairns are taking 2023 off - no pups till 2024. 
Will have two exciting Doberman litters this year. 

Made the investment of buying my own cardiac HOLTER machine to make it much 
easier to get Holter readings on my Dobermans.  Good health continues to be my main concern.

Even if you decide to purchase a dog elsewhere, ​I encourage you to use this site to learn about  Cairn health and how to find an ethical breeder.  I also have quite a bit of info Doberman health and what kennels and dogs to avoid in Doberman pedigrees - and more HERE
​You won't find any dogs living in crates or kennels here. We are "cage-free"! I encourage your inspection of my dogs and facility.
IABCA Int. Ch. DanBar Lord Drago. Owned by DanBar Dobermans.
I'm a retired animal control officer, and my hobby is breeding exceptional Cairn terriers and European imported Dobermans.

Dog breeding - done correctly - is an expensive labor of love full of wonderful highs and devasting lows. A breeder must think in terms of years in advance in order to acquire compatible dogs, raise them to adulthood, health test them - all the while hoping for the best. 

My goal is to produce my own unique strain within the breed; dogs with uniquely exceptional health, appearance and temperament. I am strictly a hobby kennel - I do not breed for resale. I only breed when I need a dog for my program but I can't keep them all so a few exceptional quality pups become available by reservation. 
"Gristle" Female cairn pup owned by Jen Clere in GA.