DanBar Ranch
in loving memory of Dan and Barbara Jessup
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A Small Hobby Kennel and Poultry Farm
"Where dogs are family!"

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. 
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 for myself, as my passion is producing a line of healthy, sound, useful Import-bred Dobermans and working type cairn terriers. But I can't keep them all, so a few select pups are available usually in spring and summer. I love to share my kids with those who will love them as family, and those who appreciate the very finest in the breeder's art.  

I don't breed for "show wins" - the world of fads and exaggeration. I like old fashioned, useful, down to earth dogs.


I invite your inspection of my dogs, my ranch and my health testing results. I exceed most legitimate breeder's standards. Demand breeder's prove their claims! This site is designed to help you educate yourself on what questions to ask breeders.

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.
DanBar Darque Energy - shown at 12 months of age.
Importing dogs from Europe's best kennels.  Special emphasis on health and long life, old fashioned bone, substance and character.  Foundation quality dogs available for the serious Doberman connoisseur. 
Due to personal (physical) issues this past several months I have been really hard pressed to spend the time sitting at the computer necessary to reply to all the dozens of emails received daily.  I APOLOGIZE so much for falling so far behind. I have high hopes that after my upcoming surgery I will get caught up and once again be able to offer the great personal service I wish to be known for.  PLEASE understand that I am not ignoring anyone. It is my goal to reply to every email received.  You should be hearing from me by the end of June. Thank you for your patience!

I will be contacting my Doberman folks as soon as I confirm Huni's pregnancy which should be in a week or two.
I will be contacting my Cairn folks ASAP as I have pups on the ground from Wee Pagan and Wee Mary, and Twizzle is due in a few weeks.

THANK YOU again for your patience and understanding. This has been a bit of a tough time for me with my stenosis making it nearly impossible to stand, walk or use my hands.

I breed old fashioned, smart as hell, stubborn, vermin hunting Cairn terriers. Special emphasis on TRUE hard coat - not a long, silky coat that needs to be plucked out to look like a cairn. Fantastic temperament. Love kids.  See what the most famous breeder of cairn terriers, Melita Wood said about cairn coats HERE.
​But first and foremost, my dogs are my family... and I have built them their own private "dog park" on 20 fenced acres.