As a serious dog breeder, my goal is to produce my own, recognizable strain of cairn that conform to the AKC standard. For me dog shows are simply fun - I know better than to take a too serious view of results. After all, a cairn can become a "grand champion" and never have had a single health test!
But I enjoy showing as a hobby so I do take that into consideration when planning my breedings. However, I also realize my cairns will almost always have too hard a coat for what is winning in the ring today. With this in mind, it is more important to me that my cairns be "champions in the home"!
I have put together a small group of Cairns I am very proud of. These are dogs selected for hard, care-free, original coat, for absolutely sound, friendly temperament with people and kids, for the common sense coupled with high prey drive to be working vermin dogs if you, like DanBar Ranch, need vermin kept under control or want to participate in dogsport.
My one-of-a-kind health testing policy assures you I have done everything I can to provide you with a healthy, long lived dog. No breeder can guarantee that a dog won't get cancer or other illnesses, but by extensive health testing I can show you that I have done everything possible to leave the breed a little better, a little healthier than I found it. To me, health testing represent giving back to the breed, putting the puppy money back into making sure the breed, as a whole, improves.
Come meet the dogs; any reputable kennel will encourage you to do this. Kennel is open from March 15 thru November 1st. We are closed in winter except for puppy pick up.
I want to publicly thank Norma Rice at Marma's Cairn terriers for her continued mentoring, help and friendship. When other local breeders treated me like some kind of threat to their puppy sales, Norma was glad to share this wonderful breed with me and has been very helpful in helping me produce quality dogs. Norma is what the Dog Fancy used to be like. Thank you, Norma.