Crofter's Dream ......working
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Kula RN CGC
Am. Can. Int'l. CH Cairngorm Coffee Tea or Me RA Am. ME/Can. SE CGC
Steele Princess CGC (Hattie)
Croft (noun) Definition: very
small farm: a small plot of land, often
with a house on it, that the owner or occupier farms, especially in Scotland.
Crofter (noun) Definition: someone
who lives and works on a croft.
Dream (noun) Definition:
someone or something wonderful. One that
is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful
Working Cairn Terriers
Over 200 years ago, the crofters from the Scottish Highlands and the Isle
of Skye developed a sturdy little short legged "earthe dogge".
Bred to rid their properties of vermin, these early Cairn Terriers would "go to
ground" to hold or bolt otter, weasel and fox. They worked in pairs or
small packs and possessed great hunting instincts, focus and persistence.
Such a working terrier was one of the crofters most prized possessions.
The Modern Working Cairn Terrier
Many of today's modern breeds, especially those recognized by the AKC
have all but become useless for their intended jobs. Breeders become so
consumed with the show ring.....the beauty pageants of the dog world, that many
breeds have lost their instinctual heritages. To insure that our "earthe
dogges" don't lose their working abilities, the AKC and other dog performance
organizations have created "earthdog tests". These earthdog tests
allow the dog an outlet for his natural hunting instincts, his problem solving
ability, his ability to work with other dogs and handlers and his stamina.
Crofter's Dream ....working Cairn Terriers.
Our mission is to preserve those characteristics which made these
terriers so prized in the crofter's household. We enthusiastically give
our Cairns the opportunity to develop their natural instincts and temperaments.
Cairn terriers should be self contained, well mannered, able to get along with
other dogs and gentle. In a hunting environment they need to be obedient
to their handlers, cooperative with their hunting brace-mates yet fearless and
persistent when facing their prey. We focus on correct conformation for
efficient and tireless work, natural good health and development of instincts
which make them uniquely a Cairn!
Agility and obedience trials also keep our
Cairns minds and bodies engaged. Our dogs come from very solid lines of "Working Cairn
Terriers", that are not only conformationally very correct, but also possess a
very high degree of gameness. Our Cairns are "exceptionally
gratifying, excellent, or beautiful" and ready to do their jobs!
Created and maintained by Greg Perry
This page was last updated on 10/19/0o8..
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