THE McALISTER PREFIX
In 1997 I decided to stand on my own feet and got my own
"Smilla" had her first
McAlister's E-litter in March 2000 sired by my own
studdog DKCH FINCH KLBCH
"Carlos Rapidos". Unfortunately she
only got one puppy, a strong and healthy greybrindled
charming malepuppy: McAlister's
"Eyecatcher". called "Zico", who
wun Best Baby Of Breed / 2nd Best In Show Baby at his
first showentry in September 2000.
Fortunately Smilla" showed to be the most caring
mother like her own ("April Love") and like her
wonderfull halfsister "Toddy".
In May 2001 "Smilla" delivered her 2nd McAlister's
H-litter sired by my young studdog DKCH McAlister's
In 2002 McAlister's
"Glenfiddich" sired his first litter with
"Smilla" who delivered her 3rd McAlister's
K-litter in June, and in February 2003
"Smilla" delivered her 4th McAlister's N-litter
after a remating with my young CH studdog McAlister's
IIn April 2003 "Smilla" retired and moved to her new
house and family here in my own town Roskilde, and is now
enjoying her life as a beloved and spoiled pet.
June 2004 "Smilla" was shown for the first time
in Senior class and wun Best Senior Of Breed / 2nd Best
Bitch Of Breed. In fact she was awarded her first Danish
CC, but couldn't receive it from the senior class (due to
special Danish showrules)
MY NEW IMPORT
FROM YVONNE CATTO (BIRSELAW)
|In December 1997 I visited
Yvonne again in Edinburgh, this time to pick up
my 2nd import, a dark brindle 9 month
old bitch puppy Biorsadh
"Carousel" of Birselaw, called
"Casey". She is a younger fullsister to
Yvonne's own GBCH Biorsadh "Jezabel"
of Birselaw (after GBCH Birselaw
"Countryman" & Biorsadh "Breakaway
A littersister to
"Casey" called Biorsadh
"Wizadora" of Birselaw was sold to
Fiona Ward in Australia.
"Casey" settled down as a familydog
in only 2 days after arriving in Denmark, and she
is very friendly and mild tempered. She also
seems to enjoy showing and wun Best Youngster
Bitch at her first showentrance in Denmark in May
1998 under Special judge Sue Kinton.
"Casey" has been shown a few times
since and has received 1 Reserve CC and CK's (Certificate
Qualifications) at almost every showentry.
Unfortunately "Casey" turned out to be
misthriving as an "underdog" among my other
bitches resulting in hormonal distress so in December
1999 she moved to a pet home where she later had to
be spaided. "Casey" enjoyed fully to be
"the one and only" and was adored by her
new owners. But due to hormonel and mental distress "Casey" tragically
had to be put to sleep already in Autumn 2005.
"Toddy's" first litter (born May 17th
1998) I kept for a few months her son McAlister's
"Brave Heart" called
He is a dark brindle dog out of a very harmoneous
litter of 6 healthy puppies. He has got excellent
proportions, a gorgeous head and expression. He
is a sound mover, and he has got a very mild
temperament. But he is a late developer and needs
years to mature.
1999 I decided to sell "Oliver" to a
very nice family, who loves him dearly.
And in August 1999
"Oliver" wun 4th BEST IN SHOW /Best
Youngster In Show at our yearly Open Cairn Match
between Denmark and Sweden.
SONJA SCHEEL * October 10th
1922 - December 30th 1998
On December 30th 1998 my mother passed away suddenly and
unexpected from a heartattack. And in the months after
that I went trough some drastic changes in my life.
In order to be able to take properly care of all our
cairns I had to move to my mother's house right after her
death, as my stock of cairns suddenly increased with not
only 3 grown-up cairns ("Jennifer", her mother
"Sandy Rose" and "Jennifer's" younger
fullbrother "Peppi"), but with
"Jennifer's" Robinson Crusoe Q-puppies as well
- 4 puppies at the age of 8 weeks!!
1st of April 1999 I was fortunate -
thanks to my mother's will - to take over permanently her
house, which is 3 times bigger than my old little cottage
and with lots of practical both indoor and outdoor
facilities for the dogs.
A perfect house for a small hobby kennel.
Robinson Crusoe "Sandy
Rose" (born July 7th 1990) after DKCH Penticharm "Royale Gamble" (a son of GBCH Penticharm "Silver Rocket") and Robinson Crusoe "Hasty Cookie"
(a daughter of DKCH Courtrai
"Louisa") had proved
to be one of my mother's best brood bitches.
After my mother's death, she was spaided, and
live with a nice elderly couple, where she
her pension age till her death 12 years old -
spoiled like a child and dearly beloved by her new
"Peppi" (born May 26th 1997) went to a nice
family with two young kids, where he is enjoying life as
a real petcairn.
KLBCH ROBINSON CRUSOE
After my mother's death I
decided to campaign "Jennifer" in 1999 in order
to honour my mother's memory and I was very proud when
"Jennifer" in August 1999 gained her 3rd
tittle: KLBCH (Danish Terrier Club Champion).
And in November 1999 she was awarded 2nd BITCH OF THE
YEAR / 3rd CAIRN OF THE YEAR .
Unfortunately she missed 2 important shows in February
1999 due to her first litter and again 2 important shows
in November 1999 due to the fact that she was expecting her
2nd McAlister D-litter, also
sired by NORDCH
INTCH VDHCH DCH Tribuns
and on November 14th 1999 "Jennifer" delivered
another super litter of 6 strong and healthy puppies (3
males and 3 bitches) of extremely high quality..
"Jennifer" was awarded BROODBITCH OF THE
tittle she deserved fully !!
In April 2002
"Jennifer" delivered her 3rd and
last McAlister "J-litter" sired by McAlister's "Eyecatcher", from which I kept one of the two
puppies McAlister's "James Bond" (called
"Rusty"). He has taken time to mature and
was only shown once as a puppy and once as a youngster
(where he received Reserve CC).
Bond" has by the years develloped into quite a stunning red male, extremely alert and showy
his parents. Due to excellent showmanship
"James Bond" earned his DKCH
already in March 2005 after having been shown at only
very few shows. In March 2006 "James Bond" earned his 2nd CH tittle -
LITHUANIAN CH - after having wun 4 CC's and 1 CACIB/BOB in Lithuania
DKCH LITHUANIANCH McAlister's
"James Bond" was "Jennifer's" 5th CHAMPION offspring out of 3 litters. My mother can sure
be proud up in her heaven.
In April 2003
"Jennifer" retired to a new home and family in
my own town Roskilde in order to enjoy a quiet otium. She
settled in right away and is loved and adored by her new
owners. The two young daughters in the family
renamed her "THE DISNEY PRINCESS", due to her
MY MOTHERS LAST LITTER: ROBINSON
An excellent and very
harmoneous litter of 4 copper red high quality puppies
(2males & 2 bitches). My mother was extremely proud
of this litter, and it was a great honour for me to take
over her beloved "Q-litter"
called "Quipu", was sold to a Danish couple for
show and stud. He has develloped into a very impressive
male but unfortunately a bit "on the big size",
so in spite of his Champion quality he is not shown
"Quipu" sired his first
litter in July 2000: McAlister's
AMCH Robinson Crusoe "Quite Macho" called "Macho" and his sister AMCH
Robinson Crusoe "Quintessence" called "Tessa", were picked up in
March 1999 by their new co-owner from the States - Sandra
Murray (kennel Cairncroft) in
Colorado. Sandra also bought "Oliver's"
"Black Beauty" in
September 1998, co-owned with Rebecca Stamps (kennel
Marquee) in Dallas, Texas. Becky Stamps also co-owns
Before leaving Denmark, Sandra had the great pleasure to
win BEST BABY OF BREED / 3rd BEST BABY IN SHOW at a
Terrier Club Show with "Macho", whom she
predicted a glorious showcareer in the States. She was
quite right !!
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fact at his 3 first U.S. showentries in Puppy
Class at 2 shows in New Mexico in the middle of
May 1999 and one show in Colorado in June 1999,
"Macho" went 3 x WINNERS DOG and 1 x
BEST OF WINNERS and gained allready then his
first 6 points for his U.S. Championship, (only
7½ month of age)
A WORTHY U.S. SHOW DEBUT!!
In March 2000 "Macho" wun BEST
IN SHOW in Texas at the Trinity Valley Cairn
Specialty's Puppy Sweepstake and later on in the
afternoon "Macho" was shown under
Special judge Bill Camish (GB) at The annual Trinity Valley
Show and wun WINNERS DOG /BEST OF WINNERS at a 5
His littersister "Quintessence" wun sensationally WINNERS BITCH at a 5
points major too under judge Bill Camish - quite a
sensation with two littermates winning at the
same Cairn Specialty.
In April 2000 "Macho"
gained his last points for his AM CH tittle by
winning WINNERS DOG at a 5 points major under
Special judge Peggy McIllwaine at the Potomac
BEST OF BREED at
MONTGOMERY COUNTY 2001
In March 2001 "Macho"
wun BOB at the Trinity Valley Cairn Specialty in
Texas under Special judge Christine Carter (USA),
but the absolute CLIMAX and greatest TRIUMPH
was his BEST OF BREED victory at the prestigeous
MONTGOMERY COUNTY KENNEL CLUB SHOW on October 7th
2001 under Special judge Mrs Ferelith
Sommerfield (GB). "Macho" even made the
cut in the Montgomery BIS Finale.
|He also wun BEST
STUDDOG at Montgomery 2001 with his 2
exellent daughters Cairncroft "Quite A
Miracle" (bred and owned by Sandra Murray)
and Marquee Copperglen "Tickeld Pink"
(bred by Becky Stamps & owned by Carol
Ackerson). Both his daughters were shortly after both made up to
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Luckily I was fortunate to be
present at ringside together with Tribun breeder
Ewa Söderwall from Sweden and words can simply
not express our proud and happy feelings after
"Macho's" fantastic victory over 156 US
cairnterrier competitors. We had a lot to
celebrate that evening with "Macho's"
US co-owners and our other american cairnbreeder
2 years later in 2003
"Macho's" son USACH Cairnhoe Highlander
of Wolfpit wun BOB like his dad at Montgomery
County. Unfortunately I wasn't present at
ringside then but was told the good news over the
phone by a proud Lydia Hutchinson.
Crusoe "Quintessence" wun in October 1999 at her first real
showentry at Hartboro Kennel Club Show near
Philadelphia (Montgomery weekend) WINNERS BITCH
at a 4 points major under judge Edith Hogg (South
Africa). Later in March 2000 as above mentioned
she sensationally wun WINNERS BITCH at a 5 points
major at the Trinity Valey Cairn Specialty in
Texas under Special judge Bill Camish (GB). And
finally in October 2000 "Tessa" was
shown at the most prestigeous annual Montgomery
County Kennel Club Show near Philadelphia and
sensationally gained her AM CH tittle by winning
WINNERS BITCH at a 5 points major under Special
judge Alf Arrowsmith (GB). What a triumph.
A son of "Quintessence" -
USACH Cairncroft "Stillwater Ripple"
(sired by USACH Cairncroft "Nighthawk")
- was made up to Champion at Montgomery County
Kennel Club Show 2004 by winning WINNERS DOG /
BEST OF WINNERS and has wun several BOB /BOS
winnings since then.
Both Sandra Murray (prefix
Cairncroft) and Becky Stamps (prefix Marquee),
who have both become close and dear friends of
mine, looked so much forward to use their Danish imports
in their future breeding programmes. In combining the
best American bloodlines with the Scandinavian/British
bloodlines of their 3 imports, they hoped to be able to
improve the American Cairnstandard. A project, which
already succeeded and which I am very proud to be part of
"Macho" has been mated with
only top quality bitches owned by some of the well known
US cairn breeders, and fortunately he has already proven
to be one of the most impressive studdogs in USA today.
has uptill now sired 30 USA CHAMPION offsprings and was
elected TOP PRODUCING STUDDOG 2004 in USA
Many more excellent
"Macho" offsprings have already earned
several points towards their USACH tittles.
The second bitchpuppy from
"Jennifer's" Q-litter Robinson Crusoe
"Stephanie", I kept myself. - And what
a gift my mother sent me from heaven!!
A real little copper red "devil",
full of spirit, full of tricks, but at the same
time really charming and sweet - and a born
showgirl like her mum as well !!
Already in May 1999 "Stephanie" wun
BEST PUPPY OF BREED / 4th BEST PUPPY IN SHOW at a
Terrier Club Show, and impressed everyone at
ringside with her proffessional show performance.
In July 1999 "Stephanie" wun BEST IN
SHOW Puppy at a Kennel Club Show on the Island of
Bornholm and at her first showentrance in
Youngster class August 1999 she wun BEST IN SHOW
"Stephanie" was not shown much as a
youngster as she needed time to mature but in June 2000
she received a FINNISH CC at a Kennel Club Show in Salo
"Stephanie" wasn't shown much either in
2001, but started her carreer as broodbitch in October
2001, when she delivered her first litter of 6 healthy
I-litter sired by McAlister's
"Eyecatcher". The litter turned out to be
of a very high quality and obviously with some excellent
showprospects among the 6 puppies. In fact McAlister's
"Ironman" wun BEST YOUNGSTER OF BREED & 3rd
BEST IN SHOW YOUNGSTER at his only 2nd showentry (March
2003). His littersister McAlister's "Irish
Cream" (that I now co-own) - received her first CC
in June 2005 in spite only being shown a few times.
In November 2002 "Stephanie" delivered her
2nd McAlister's "M-litter" of 5 healthy, high
quality puppies sired by Cairngården's
"Fyrst Renee". In 2003
"Stephanie" was mated to DK Multi CH Sensei's
"Sweet Dublin" and I had really high hopes for
this litter. The mating resulted in June in
"Stephanie's" 3rd McAlister's
"O-litter" of 3 big and strong puppies, but
unfortunately the only bitchpuppy in the litter
develloped far too big and heavy and was sold as a pet.
The most promising of the dogpuppies was sold to a
showhome, but tragically neutered 7 months old without my
Finally in January 2005 "Stephanie"
delivered 5 healthy puppies in her last and 5th
McAlister's "V-litter", sired by a young and
extremely promising studdog named DKCH
Twist Again" (bred and owned by Margit Nielsen in
Horsens). I kept a bitchpuppy McAlister's
"Victoria's Secret" and sold her litterbrother
McAlister's "Victor Hugo" to my close friend
Ada Koch (who owned DKCH FINCH KLBCH
"Alberto Tomba" & Robinson Crusoe
In April 2005 "Stephanie" retired to a
pethome on a farm out in the countryside where she is enjoying every day
of her life.
In November 1999 "Jennifer" delivered her
2nd litter again sired by the magnificent NORDCH INTCH VDHCH DCH Tribuns "Yellow Sovereign". This time she had 6 harmoneous, healthy
and strong red wonders (3 male- and 3 bitchpuppies) and 5
puppies from this litter looked like TOP quality
McAlister's Danish Special Brew was my pick
male from the litter, but "Malte" as he was
called, died tragically within only 3 days at the age of
only 3 months due to a severe bloodpoisening.
"Malte" was at the time the most uniquee puppy that I have
ever bred or owned. He was absolutely stunning, so
correct in body structure and with the most floating
movements one could ever dream of. I will never forget
|So faith decided that I kept my
2nd pick male from Jennifer's "D-
McAlister's "Danish Viking".
He was originally supposed to go to Australian
TOP cairnbreeder Cathy Scotton, kennel Joymont in
Melbourne, who had also given him his name
"Viking". But instead
"Victor", as I now call him, stayed
with me in Denmark...... and turned out to be a
"Victor" started his
showcarreer by winning several Best Baby &
Best Puppy of Breed victories at both Terrier
Club and Int. Kennel Club Shows incl. final
placements in BIS Baby & BIS Puppy
competitions. Only 9 months old
"Victor" went to the top by winning
BEST IN SHOW in Denmark, under Special judge Mr
J.Radford (GB), at our annual Cairnmatch between
Denmark and Sweden. A month later only 10 months
old "Victor" wun 3rd Best Dog Of Breed
with Reserve CC at a Terrier Club Show under
Special judge Mrs M.E.McKinley (GB). The 2
winning dogs were both bred in Sweden.
"Victor" started to be shown (after
a short break) in April 2001 and by the end of
the year he succeed to have been awarded 2 CC's
and 3 more Reserve CC's...ending up 5th Dog Of
The Year and 9th Cairn Of The Year 2001. In
February 2002 Victor recieved his 3rd CC and
became Danish Champion.
In July 2002 "Victor" was shown and handled
by my dear friend Lydia Coleman Hutchinson (kennel
Wolfpit in Maryland, USA) at the WORLD DOG SHOW 2002 in
Amsterdam under Special judge Mr. Frank Edwards (GB).
"Victor" was placed 2nd in Championclass and
ended up RESERVE WORLD WINNER 2002 with Reserve CACIB.
Fortunately "Victor" reached to sire
some excellent offsprings before he tragically turned
sterile in 2004. He was examined by fertile specialists
in the States but couldn't be treated successfully and
never regained his fertility primarily due to a severe
Mycoplasma infection. "Victor" had to
be neutered and thanks to Sandra Murray he was fortunate
to be placed in an ideal pethome in Colorado Springs,
where he has been "adopted" as the 4th child of
the family. According to Sandra Murray the family regards
"Victor" as the most clever dog on Earth and
has taught him all kinds of tricks worth a circus
"Victor" left me 3 wonderful
broodbitches: McAlister's "Guardian Angel",
"Love At First Sight" and
Compares To Me" and his extremely promising grandson
DKCH McCairn "Let's
Twist Again" (bred and owned by
Margit Nielsen in Horsens)
McAlister's "Danish Lady In Red" was sold to
Finland to Eeva Repo and co-own by my friend (former
Chairman of the Finnish Cairnterrier Club) Satu Stenroos
(prefix No Copyright) in Turku near Helsinki.
"Malla"; as she is called, develloped a too
happy tailset as a youngster and for that reason couldn't
fullfill her showcarreer in Finland.
McAlister's "Danish Design" was exported to
my dear friend Becky Stamps, (prefix Marquee) in
Dallas, Texas. Becky also co-owns "DeDe's"
older fullbrother "Macho", who according to
Becky, adored his younger fullsister.Unfortunately
"DeDe" grew a difficult coat for the Texas
heat and was sold to a pet home in California, where
she is being spoiled and adored by her new owners.
|DKCH KLBCH McAlister's
"Danish Butter Cookie" was my pick
bitch from "Jennifer's" 2nd litter.
"Sille", as I call her, has been a very
slow develloper and was only shown once as a
puppy with a "Very Promising Puppy"
note. But at the age of 15 months
"Sille" looked like a MILLION, and I
could hardly wait to start campaigning her. She
is the most adorable bitch, full of spirit, full
of tricks, very intelligent and with lots of
carisma.....and gifted with a tremendous
|AND WHAT A SHOWCARREER:
"Sille" was shown next time in
youngster class in March 2001 and was awarded her
first CC and placed 2nd Best Bitch Of Breed (in
front of her mother). In April she was placed 2nd
Best Bitch Of Breed again and was beaten by a
multi Champion bitch from Sweden who
unfortunately received the bitch CC. In July
"Sille" received her 2nd CC...again
being placed 2nd Best Bitch Of Breed. And finally
in September "Sille" received her 3rd
and last CC and was made up to DKCH.....at the
same time being placed 4th Best Bitch Of Breed
(behind 3 CH bitches).
In beginning of November
2001 "Sille" was shown at two shows for
the first time in Champion Class and
sensationally wun BEST BITCH OF BREED both days.
On Saturdays International Kennel Club Show
(judged by Knut Wieberg, GB) "Sille"
wun BOS and qualified for CRUFFT 2002. On
Sunday's Terrier Club Show (judged by Special
judge Jack Watson, GB) "Sille" ended up
winning BEST OF BREED.
So in spite her young age "Sille"
ended up being awarded 2nd BEST BITCH OF THE YEAR
& 4th CAIRN OF THE YEAR 2001.
In 2004 "Sille" was made up to
Danish Terrier Club Champion (KLBCH) after having
wun the bitch Champion class 4 times at 4
Danish Terrier Club Shows.
"Sille" has so far delivered
3 litter of puppies. The first 2 was both sired by
KBHV -03 INTCH Tribuns "Red Hawk".
First litter McAlister's "P-Litter" in
September 2003 - only one male and one bitchpuppy -from which I co-own the bitch
named McAlister's "Pretty Woman".
She lives as a pet with some close friends of mine.
Second litter McAlister's "S-litter" was born in May 2005 - 2 malepuppies - of which
one McAlister's "Scarlet Pimpernel" was
sold to a showhome by kennel Strandridder in
In September 2005 "Sille"
delivered her 3rd litter - "McAlister's Y-Litter" - sired by
McCairn's "Let's Twist Again". 4 healthy puppies (3 bitches and
1 male).One of the bitchpuppies just caught my eyes and captured
my heart almost from her date of birth -and fortunately she
turned out like a lightning star and had to be named McAlister's
"You Are My Number One". I call her "Rosa".
"Sille" was mated for the last
time with DKCH KLBCH Cale Hill's "Norman" and is expecting her
4th and absolutely last litter of puppies in beginning of July
2006. A litter that I have great expectations about.
THE MAGNIFICENT TRIBUN STUDDOG "BABE"
Sire of the Robinson Crusoe
"Q-litter" and the McAlister's
"D-litter" NORDCH INTCH VDHCH DCH
Tribuns "Yellow Sovereign" called "Babe" is to me an absolutely
masculine and stunning male, full of charisma, so well
constructed and the most elegant and sound mover, and
with the best of temperaments.
With "Babe" it was "LOVE AT FIRST
SIGHT" when I first saw him at a Danish Show in
beginning of 1998. To me that dog had just all the
qualities that I thought were needed to improve our
Danish cairn standard....and so far some of the most
winning cairns in 2000 & 2001 both in Sweden and
Denmark have been "Babe" offsprings. Not to
forget his famous son "Macho" in USA
|Born March 19th 2000 after
FINCH KLBCH Robinson Crusoe "Carlos Rapidos"
and McAlister's "Answer To My Prayers"
"Zico" - as
"Eyecatcher" is called - was my so far first
and only singleton puppy. The absolute last offspring
that "Carlos" left before he turned sterile. A
little greybrindle charming fellow, who's favorite
playmate and follower was a little plush panda that he
cuttled with since his birth till he was almost 7 months
old. "Zico" turned out to be a born showman and
wun on that account besides puppy- and youngsterclass
wins his first CC in 2002 and BEST IN SHOW at our Annual
Danish Open Zealand Cairn Show in 2003 under Special
judge Pam Bambridge (GB)
hasn't been spoken for as studdog inspite he has so far sired 2 CC
offsprings in his 2 McAlister litters: respectively McAlister's "Irish Cream" and
DKCH LITHUANIAN CH McAlister's
(born February 2001) I kept an outstanding cupper
red bitchpuppy that I call "Kimmy". She
was my pickpuppy already from the age of 3 weeks
and I haven't regreted one second that I chose
her. "Kimmy" was shown in Puppy Class
twice and in September 2001 she wun BEST PUPPY OF
BREED & 2nd BEST IN SHOW PUPPY at an
International Kennel Club Show.
was shown in a huge youngster class in March 2002
and wun 1st place with CK (Certificate
In August 2002
"Kimmy" went BIS 2 / BOS at our annual
Denmark-Sweden Cairnmatch under Special judge Mrs
Norma Newton (GB)
Both in 2003
and in 2004 "Kimmy" wun BOS at our
Annual Open Cairn Show in May under respectively
Special judges Pam Bambridge (GB) and Mrs Mary
long time to mature but received her first 2 Danish CC's
in June and July 2003. Same year in August she wun a
FINNISH CC in Helsinki under Special judge Peggy
McIllwaine (USA) who also placed her Best Bitch Of Breed
/ BOS. Due to breeding obligations "Kimmy"
unfortunately hasn't been shown much since.
so far without complications delivered 2 healthy litter
of respectively 7 and 6 quality puppies: McAlister's
"U-litter" in September 2004 (sired by
Tribuns "Bertie Bott") and McAlister's
"X-litter" in April 2005 (sired by
DKCH LITHUANIAN CH
McAlister's "James Bond"). "Kimmy"
certainly proved to be as excellent and as caring a
mother as her own.
In March 2006 "Kimmy" was
shown at 3 shows in Lithuania and wun 3 Lithuanian CC's and 1 CACIB incl.
1 x BOB and 1 x BOS, but because "Kimmy" hasn't received her 3rd
Danish CC yet and earned her DKCH and FINCH titles she can yet not be
made up to Lithuanian CH.
In April 2006 "Kimmy" was mated to
DKCH KLBCH Cale Hill's "Norman" and delivered 6 healthy puppies - McAlister's
2nd "B-litter" - on June 19th (2 males and 4 bitchpuppies)..
From "Stephanie's" first
litter with "Eyecatcher" in October
2001, I kept McAlister's "Ironman"
(called "Oscar"), whom I now co-own
with my breederfriend Susanne Nielsen in Jutland,
where "Oscar" stays.
In March 2003 "Oscar"
received his first CK (Certificate Qualification)
and wun BEST YOUNGSTER Of BREED / 3rd BIS
YOUNGSTER at his 2nd showentry.
"Oscar" is living
on a farm with horses and loves to run around in
the stables, so his co-owner has had many
difficulties keeping him in correct weight and
coatcondition, so "Oscar" has only been
shown very few times. He sired his first litter
in December 2004 by
Ru'Cairn breeder Anette
Lysgaard, who was ever so pleased with the quality of his
In June 2006 "Oscar" sired his
2nd litter of 3 healthy puppies (2 males and 1 bitchpuppy) - by
Znabel-A breeders Kjeld and Birgitte Gustafson in
|A charming, alert and showy,
wheaten bitch from "Stephanie's" first litter
with "Eyecatcher" in October 2001.
"Sally" - as she is called - was sold as a
puppy to a family who was interested in showing her.
Unfortunately she had a difficult coat and needed time to
mature, so for that reason she wasn't shown much the
first years though regularly kept in showtrim.
"Sally" did though qualify for the Danish Cairn
In April 2005 "Sally's"
owners had to return her to me due to familiar problems
and within short time "Sally" was replaced with
a very close friend of mine and former puppycustomer, who
adores and admires "Sally" for her wonderful
charisma and super intelligence.
In July 2005 "Sally"
restarted her showcarreeer with her new owner by winning
her first CC /4th Best Bitch of Breed at a Terrier Club
Show and next day she was awarded the Reserve CC at a
local Kennel Club Show.
In November 2005 - on my birthday the 29th
- "Sally" delivered her one an only bitchpuppy McAlister's "A Little
Miracle" sired by
DKCH McCairn "Let's
Twist Again". Due to delivery complications "Sally" had to be delivered by C-section and was
spaid at the same time, as it turned out she had a very narrow pelvis
and never would be able to deliver puppies.
DKCH LITHUANIANCH McALISTER's
"Jennifer's" 3rd and last litter with
"Eyecatcher" in April 2002, I kept
of the two malepuppies McAlister's
"James Bond" (called "Rusty")
- a charming, red brindle puppy full of
charisma and stunning showspirit.
turned out to be a slow develloper and was for
that reason only shown twice as a puppy
in November 2002 (with excellent judgecomments)
and once as a youngster in August 2003, where he
wun Reserve CC. Since then "Rusty" was
only shown at very few and selected shows and
easily earned his DKCH tittle in March 2005 under
Special judge Bill Camish.
done quite well in
CH class and has so far earned 2 Danish Terrier Club Champion
In March 2006 "Rusty" earned his
Lithuanian Champion Tittle after being shown twice in Lithuania incl. 1
CACIB. Since then he has been staying with my cairnbreeder friend Rita
in Vilnius in order to be campaigned in East Europe.
"Rusty" has sired
7 litters by now and proven to be not only a
competent studdog (like his dad and granddad) but
also to be a quality sire, who especially
passes on his wonderful charismatic temperament
to his offsprings.
Personally I was fortunate
to get "Rusty's" daughter Ru'Cairn's
"I'm Magic" (called "Maggie")
born August 18th 2004. "Maggie" is bred
by my Danish breeder friend Anette Lysgaard
(Prefix Ru'Cairn) who imported
"Maggie's" dam Camcairn
"Ariadme" from Bill Camish (GB). Anette
wanted to stop breeding cairns as she had
started a few years ago breeding Norwich terriers
instead, so for that reason I was offered the
pickbitch from "Ariadme's" last litter
with "Rusty". And what a gift from
"Maggie" was not only an extremely promising greybrindle
puppybitch, so feminie and excellent in type and bodystructure, but at the same time so charming,
so sweet, so charismatic and so intelligent, not
to forget a born showgirl. In fact "Maggie"
started her showcarreer 3½ months old by winning
Best Baby Of Breed / BIS 2nd Baby at a local
non-CC Kennel Club Show. Personally I was very
proud of her.
"Maggie" was later shown a
few times in puppy and youngster class with wonderfull
judgecomments but has needed time to mature. Recently in May
2006 she was shown at our annual Open Cairn Show judged by
Mr. Anthony Osborne from GB and wun her class incl. BIS 5 /
2nd Best Bitch in Show. I am looking forward to campaign
"Maggie" at the shows ahead.
Recently "Maggie" also
attended a training session in Lure Coursing and proved to
have such an excellent hunting instinct that she possibly
could be trained on a real Greyhound racecourt (after
an artificial hare). Hopefully she will be invited by the
Greyhound Club to join a real racecourt training for cairns
next Spring 2007.
litterbrother Ru'Cairn's "I'm Your
Boogieman" (called "Jeppe") was
exported to Finland to breeder Satu Stenroos
(Prefix No Copyright). "Jeppe" has
already proven to be of as excellent showquality
as his littersister and wun already Reserve CC only 9
months old at a show in Finland. He will hopefully
be made up to FINCH in the future and has already sired his
first litter of No Copyright puppies.
|McALISTER's "LOVE AT FIRST
"Toddy's" definite last
5th litter in October 2002 after a
remating with "Victor", I kept the only
bitchpuppy McAlister's "Love At First
Sight" and has named her "Lucy".
She looks much like
a spitting image
of her mum though not as tuff in
temperament but with a born showspirit.
5 months old "Lucy" proved to
be a showsprospect by winning Best Baby Of
Breed / BIS Baby at her 2 first showentries
followed by 3 Best Puppy Of Breed winnings.
Due to a severe stafylococ skininfection
as a youngster "Lucy" could not be
shown for many months, but when she finally came
into proper showcondition again, she qualified
for the Danish Cairn Yearbook already at her
first showentry in open class in 2004.
In April 2005 "Lucy" delivered
her first litter of puppies McAlister's
"W-litter" sired my my young studdog
DKCH LITHUANIAN CH McAlister's "James Bond". 4 healthy quality puppies. "Lucy" certainly proved to be as
excellent a broodbitch and as wonderful and
caring a mother as her own.
In November 2005 "Lucy" delivered her
2nd McAlister's "Z-Litter" sired by
DKCH KLBCH Cale Hill's "Norman". 5 big and strong puppies among which some seems to be fiuture
showprospects. The pickbitch from the litter McAlister's "Zloty" has
been sold to a showhome in Lithuania, and the pickmale McAlister's "Zappa"
has been shown in Baby Class in Denmark with a VERY PROMISING
COMPARES TO ME
A lovely wheaten bitch born
February 2003 from "Smilla's" last litter sired
by "Victor". Originally "Salli" (as
she is called) was meant to be exported to USA at the age
of a few months but turned out already at her early
puppystage to devellope too tall for the US showrings.
But because she looked so promisingI first decided to
keep "Salli" myself - untill the right family
and showhome turned up when "Salli" was about 4
|At her first showentry in May 2004
"Salli" wun Best Youngster Of Breed / 2nd Best
Bitch Of Breed with Reserve CC under Special judge Yvonne
Catto (Scotland). "Salli" was only shown a very
few times since then but wasn't kept in correct
showcondition and by irony of faith "Salli" was
returned to me in May 2005 due to familiar problems.
I made plans to mate "Sallie" for the first time in her next
season beginning of 2006, but "Sallie" had problems socializing with the
rest of my bitches, so in September 2005 I was very lucky to find a
pethome for "Sallie". Her new owners live near me and they just had to
put their 13 year old Robinson Crusoe cairn to sleep, so "Sallie"
brougth new happiness and joy into their home. "Sallie" settled in with
her new owners from the very first day and she adores them and they just
McALISTER's PRETTY WOMAN
|"Sille's" only bitchpuppy
from her first litter in September 2003 with SCH DKCH
NCH NORDCH KBHV-03 INTCH Tribuns "Red Hawk". A
"pretty woman" indeed with an absolute gorgeous
headpiece and expression and the most sweet and
"Rosie" - as she is
called - qualified for the Danish Cairn Yearbook first
time in March 2005 as a youngster and was fortunate to be
placed with some close friends of mine in May 2005 where
she lives a happy family life with only 2 other cairns.
"Rosie" is not going to be campaigned but will
be kept in showcoat and maybe shown a few times in the future.
Recently I decided not to breed on "Rosie" after I got her
halfsister McAlister's "You Are My Number One" (born September 2005)
"Roxanne" born May 2004 (after
DKCH LITHUANIAN CH McAlister's "James Bond" and
McAlister's "Forever Mummy's Girl") was sold to my friend Vivi
Jægerstrøm (prefix Cairnlodge) for show and breeding. In June 2005
"Roxanne" was awarded a 1st Prize and a
"Very Promising Youngster" at the age
of 13 months. Later same year she was awared her first CK (Certificate
Qualification) and qualified for the Danish Cairn Yearbook 2006.
"Roxannne" is a very feminine and lovely
darkbrindle bitch but a slow develloper like both
In May 2006 "Roxanne"
delivered her first litter of 2 high quality puppies:
Cairnlodge's "Ally" & "Bailey"
promising dogpuppy from "Sille's" 2nd litter in May 2004 - a
remating with SCH DKCH NCH NORDCH KBHV-03 INTCH
Tribuns "Red Hawk".
"Scarlet Pimpernel" was a real stunning malepuppy and with high
hopes sold to some close Danish cairnbreeder friends of mine in
Northern Jutland (prefix Strandridder).
"Gismo" - as he is called
- is co-owned and living with my breeder friends daughter
and son-in-law and is spoiled and dearly beloved. He did
win Best Puppy Of Breed a few times but for a few months
since then he was unfortunately shown in a very short
coat and in not very good showcondition untill he was
finally diagnozed to suffer from lungworms.
"Gismo" was fortunately treated in good time
but needed months to slowly recover. He won't be shown again before
he has fully matured and has come into super showcondition. Also he
needs to regain his selfconfidence and showspirit.
McALISTER's VICTOR HUGO
In January 2005
"Stephanie" delivered her last and 5th litter
of 5 healthy puppies sired by my cairnbreeder friend
Margit Nielsen's excellent young studdog
DKCH McCairn "Let's
Twist Again". I had promised my close
friend Ada Koch the pickmale from this litter as she had
tragically lost both her males DKCH FINCH KLBCH Robinson
Crusoe "Albrerto Tomba" and Robinson Crusoe
"Incredible Tintin" within the last 2 years.
|But there was only one dogpuppy in
"Stephanie" and "Twister's" litter
and for that reason nothing to choose among for Ada. But
fortunately it turned out to be "love at first
sight" and already at the age of 3 weeks Ada fell
totally in love with darkbrindle McAlister's "Victor
Hugo" and decided to take him no matter showquality
or not. And what a lucky choice.
Already at his first showentry in
June 2005 "Hugo" -as he is called- entered the
showring like a born showman and wun Best Baby of Breed /
BIS Baby. Since then he has been shown twice in puppy
class and wun Best Puppy of Breed both times incl. 1x BIS 2 Puppy at an
International Kennel Club Show.
Recently "Hugo" was placed 3rd
Best Dog Of Breed with CK (Certificate Qualification) and reserve CC
at a Terrier Club Show incl. Best Youngster Of Breed.
No doubth that "Hugo" is
a promising showprospect and deeply admired for his
charismatic showspirit, his wonderful sensible
temperament and intelligent behavior. Cross my fingers
for another great future McAlister studdog.
|"Victoria's Secret" - "Hugo's"
littersister - was originally
co-owned with Sandra Murray (prefix Cairncroft) in Colorado who brougth
back "Secret" to the States 12 weeks old after her visit in Denmark in
March 2005. Unfortunately "Secret" didn't devellope to Sandra's
satisfaction so in November 2005 "Secret" was returned to me.
"Secret" has been shown 3 times in
Youngster Class in Denmark since April 2006 with superb judgecomments
incl. 3 x VERY PROMISING ribbons and 1 x CK (Certificate Qualification).
is definitely a late develloper, but should have a promising
showcarreer ahead of her in Denmark as she matures. I also expect her to
deliver some excellent McAlister offsprings in the future.
McALISTER'S "YOU ARE MY NUMBER ONE"
Finally in "Sille's" 3rd litter with
DKCH McCairn "Let's
Twist Again" I got a cracker bitchpuppy. She caught my
eyes and captured my heart almost from her date of birth and simply had
to be named McAlister's "You Are My Number One". I call her "Rosa" and
she has just develloped extremely promising - winning Best Puppy Bitch
of Breed twice and BIS PUPPY once already. Hopefully "Rosa" has a
brilliant showcarreer ahead of her and I am very positive with her in my
future breeding programme.
MY USA IMPORT -
"HYACINTH BUCKET" OF WOLFPIT
In March 2005 my dear US
cairnbreeder friend Lydia Coleman Hutchinson (prefix
Wolfpit) visited Denmark and brought over my new import
"Hyacinth Bucket" of Wolfpit (born July 5th
2004). Lydia Hutchinson is regarded one of the most
experienced and acknowledged cairnbreeders and allround
Terrier judges in USA and has in 2005 also been a highly respected
Chairman of The Cairn Terrier Club of America. I got to
know Lydia in 1998 during my first visit to the States as
she had imported USACH Birselaw "Peggy Sue" - a
littersister to my own foundation broodbitch Birselaw
"April Love" that I bought 5½ months old from
Yvonne Catto in Edinburgh in 1991. "Peggy Sue"
was exported to Lydia a few years later.
"Hyacinth Bucket" of
Wolfpit - called "Cindy" - is sired by Lydia's
old and famous CH studdog Caledonian "Buck" of Wolfpit. As
all his offsprings have got the letters BUCK in their
pedigree names, Lydia agreed on "Hyacinth
Bucket" as we both love her character from the
famous British television programme.
|"Cindy's" dam is USACH
Cairnhoe Alliance With Wolfpit - a daughter of my own
famous USA export: Top Producing Studdog in USA in 2004
USACH Robinson Crusoe "Quite Macho" (bred my my
mother). "Cindy's" great grandmother (on her
dam's side) is USACH Birselaw "Peggy Sue".
"Cindy" came to Denmark 8
month old and only two days after her arrival Lydia
showed her at a Danish Terrier Club Show under Special
judge Bill Camish and wun Best Puppy of Breed.
"Cindy" settled in right away with me and my
dogs. She is so well behaving, has the most sweet
character and has become a real mummy's girl. She does
have though a great hunting instinct and loves too much
to chase the birds in the garden. "Cindy" and
"Maggie" have become best pals.
"Cindy" is a very lovely
cairnbitch but maybe on the small size for many
Scandinavian judges. She will be shown in Denmark of
course when she has matured, but primarily I bought
"Cindy" for future breeding.
In July 2006 "Cindy" will be sent
over to Lydia in order so that she can show her to her USACH tittle like
the rest of her littermates. I hope to come over myself to the
prestigeous Montgomery County Kennel Club Show 2006 in October and show
"Cindy" myself and hopefully bring her back home with me..
To be continued
CAIRNS & HOBBY BREEDING
So in my hobbykennel all my cairns live with me in the
house as equal members of the family and with free access
to my sofa.
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
"Toddy" retired from breeding too, but
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
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
the devastating focusing mainly on tittles and
QUALITY IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN
QUANTITY AND HONESTY IS ALWAYS THE
BEST POLICY IN BREEDING AS WELL IN CIVIL LIFE