Updated July 2006
My devotion to cairns started already in 1966, when my mother Sonja Scheel (later kennel Robinson Crusoe) bought her first cairn puppy. She had fallen totally in love with this charming breed through her colleague Käte Ulf Møller (later kennel Fettercairn), who owned a cairn at that time.
But in 1966 it was simply impossible to find a cairn puppy for sale in Denmark, so our first cairn, a bitch puppy called Stebs "Petruska", was bought in Sweeden by breeder Sten Persson in Flyinge.
Through the years my mother bred only a few litters on "Petruska" and her daughter "Sacha", and in that way I got my first knowledge of and experiences with breeding and whelping from the side line.
Through the years I have also been priviledged to correspond frequently with Doris and Chrissie, and I simply can't thank them enough for their great help and many pieces of advise, which made my own breeding success possible. In 2005 Chrissie Clark passed away in her late 90th.
Murphy 5 month old.......................Murphy
From 1984 and through the following years my showinterest and handling abilities slowly increased and improved, and besides making both "Coffee" and " Murphy" up to Danish Champions in 1989, I also showed and handled two other Robinson Crusoe cairns and succeeded to make both of them up to Danish Champions as well, namely DKCH Robinson Crusoe "Dusty Donovan" & DKCH KLBCH Robinson Crusoe "McDoddy".
In 1986 my mother succeeded herself to make up "Louisa" to DKCH (under Special judge Tom Horner).
"APRIL LOVE" - A
Unfortunately "Trudy" hated dogshows, so for
that reason she was only shown a few times in her early
years, but with excellent results, especially under
British Special judges.
In 1998 "Trudy" was placed in a pethome where she was spoiled and dearly beloved. "Trudy" stayed healthy all her life and died peacefully 14 years old of age in the arms of her owners.
"Vanessa" turned out to be a real showgirl, but unfortunately she only succeeded to receive1 CACIB, 2 CC's and 1 reserve CC. And because of her showcarreer I only managed to breed two litters on her. But she left me two lovely sons, before she was spaided. She reached to live a happy life for a few years together with her new family but tragically had to be put to sleep in autumn 2000 due to a severe cerebral haemorrhage.
|In 1995 I bred my first litter
with "Carlos" to Birselaw "April
Love", and kept a bitch puppy for show and
Robinson Crusoe "I'm Daddy's
Girl" called "Toddy".
"Toddy" turned out to be a real showgirl and wun a lot of Puppy Classes but unfortunately she hasn't been awarded a Danish CC yet. Only Reserve CC's and a lot of CK's (Certificate Qualifications).
"Toddy" had her first litter in May 1998 of 6 healthy puppies,sired by a lovely darkbrindled dog named Cairndy "Årsunge". (He was shown a lot as a youngster and received 1 CC / Best Of Breed).
"Toddy" proved to be as perfect a mother as her own ("April Love"), so in June 1999 she had her 2nd litter of 5 healthy and strong puppies sired by the gorgeous Tribun studdog NORDCH INTCH VDHCH DCH Tribuns "Yellow Sovereign"
In July 2000 "Toddy" had her 3rd litter of 4 lovely and healthy puppies sired by Robinson Crusoe "Quartermaster", and again she proved to be an excellent mother and broodbitch.
In February 2001 "Toddy" delivered her 4th litter of another 6 healthy high quality puppies... among others an outstanding bitchpuppy McAlister's "Guardian Angel" called "Kimmy", that I kept myself. Sire of this litter was my young studdog DKCH McAlister's "Danish Viking".
In September 2001 "Toddy" joined me to the States and was shown and handled by my friend and her US co-owner Mrs Lydia Coleman Hutchinson (highly repected US cairnbreeder for more than 50 years under the prefix Wolfpit). And sensationally "Toddy" gained her USA CH tittle within only 9 days by winning WINNERS BITCH & BEST OPPOSITE SEX at 5 shows in a row (incl. 3 x BEST OF WINNERS).
"Toddy" stayed a few months with my other US Cairnbreeder friend Becky Stamps (prefix Marquee) in Texas and was mated middle of January 2002 with NORD CH & USA CH Tribuns "Ralph Lauren", who has been co-owned and campaigned in USA by Becky since Autumn 2000.
In March 2002 I flew to the States in order to pick up "Toddy" myself and bring her safely back to Denmark in time for her delivery, but unfortunately it soon turned out that "Toddy" hadn't conceived.
So a few months later in August "Toddy" was remated with my young studdog DKCH McAlister's "Danish Viking" resulting on October 15th in her last and 5th McAlister "L-litter" of 3 strong and healthy quality puppies, from which I kept the only bitchpuppy McAlister's "Love At First Sight" (called "Lucy"). A real sweet tempered bitch and almost a spitting immage of her mum.
"Lucy" delivered her 1st litter
McAlister's "W-Litter" in
April 2005 (sired by my youngest studdog
DKCH & LITHUANIAN CH McAlister's "James
Bond") and her 2nd litter McAlister's "Z-Litter" in November
2005 (sired by
DKCH KLBCH Cale Hill's "Norman"). Fortunately "Lucy"
has proven to be as excellent a broodbitch and as good and
caring a mother as her own mum.
"Toddy's" excellent litterbrother, who was sold to my close friend Ada Koch, already owner of "Tintin's" older halfbrother DKCH FINCH KLBCH Robinson "Alberto Tomba".
"Jennifer", "Smilla" and "Stephanie" have all retired by now from breeding and enjoy their senior lives fully with their new families, where they are totally spoiled and dearly beloved.
"Toddy" retired from breeding too, but spends her otium here with me.. She still acts like a 4 year old and definitely regards herself as the QUEEN of HER house.
I breed 3- 4 litters a year and my puppies grow up in my bedroom and living room and have been in human contact since their birth. They settle in with their new families right away, trustful and confident of themselves with at least 8 weeks of correct puppy stimulation in their luggage.
I am determined to breed not only with focus on correct cairn anatomy according to our breedstandard but most important with focus on breeding to only mentally wellfunctioning studdogs and broodbitches - regardless their showresults and tittles.
I could never breed otherwise: I simply detest factory kennels, puppy farming, too heavy inbreeding and the devastating focusing mainly on tittles and showresults.
QUALITY IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN QUANTITY AND HONESTY IS ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY IN BREEDING AS WELL IN CIVIL LIFE
A speciel thanks to
- my mother, Sonja Scheel,
Kennel Robinson Crusoe
for giving me years of experience in cairnbreeding and some good blodlines to work with.
- Doris Howes and Chrissie Clark
for years of friendship, support and many good pieces of adwice.
- Yvonne Catto
for letting me have Birselaw "April Love"
- Helle Lund Christensen &
for top professionel trimming assistance and many years of friendship & positive co-operation.
- Kurt Larsen
for friendship and for excellent photoes of my dogs
- Ewa Söderwall and Wilhelm
Dufwa - (Kennel TRIBUN in Sweden)
for friendship and for their exellent studdogs
- Ane Buch
for proffessional trimming assistance and for being so nice to my showdogs
Without help and support from
all of you my breeding success
would never have been possible
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