About Us at CairnShire


Here at CairnShire we pride ourselves in breeding healthy, happy, confident, intelligent, correct, and most of all loving Cairn Terriers. We have been raising Cairns since 1990. Our first Cairn Terrier, “Bitsy" was given to my son who was 5 at the time so that he would have a “Pal” of his own. From there, our love for the breed flourished.

I have gone to the ends of the earth for these “Perfect Lil Pals”. In 1995 I brought a very typey grey brindle stud home from England, named Angus, 1999 a very American type little red brindle girl, named Cameo from Connecticut, 2004, Willi, my gorgeous red stud, is from Kennel McCairn in Denmark, 2006 I brought Gabby, a beautiful wheaten bitch from Kennel Sensei, In 2014, I was given the opportunity to bring home a stud from Kennel Pommeroy, Mr Winterbottom's Dukatos, 2016, I was thrilled to get a SCH-CA red bitch, Anni  and Carli from Kennel Hero. Thanks to my love for these dogs, I made a dear friend in Denmark, Margit Nielsen. I have stayed with Margit and attended several Danish Terrier Shows with her. The Danish shows, FCI., are awesome; the judge completes a critique form about each dog in the class as well as placing them. This helps the exhibitor learn specifically about their dog, what is correct, what is incorrect, and what needs to be improved. Most recently I have had an incredible journey with my newest stud from Slovakia from Kennel Podhay, Honey of Podhay. Honey and I have blazed over 50,000 miles together through Europe, England, Denmark, USA and back again.
I have made many friends in Denmark, too many to name; however, I would like to mention and Thank Charlotte, Pia, Lars, Anette, Anne-Mette, Niels and most of all my wonderful friends and Danish Family Margit and Paol Nielsen for their warmth and friendship during my many visits to Denmark. I must say, everyone in Denmark goes out of their way to make me feel at home. (and with all their dogs it was just like being at home) People are also nice there, “Sit, let’s have coffee”, and genuinely concerned when they ask you, “How are you today”. I now have friends in France, Italy, Slovakia, Austria and Germany that I would not hesitate to call and say, “Hi, I am in town, let’s do lunch.”