We update this page regularly with Carradine news, show information and what life is like at Carradine Cairns. Read on and see what we get up to...


Carradine moves to youtube

Monday 23rd March 2015

  • We have started to post our Cairn video's on youtube
  • we are not sure how this will work out but thought it would be fun to share our Cairn video's with more people
they are listed in Dawn Inett - Carradine Cairns
  • Enjoy!

Crufts 2015 - Breeders Final

Monday 23rd March 2015

  • Crufts 2015 Breeders final - see the photos in the Gallery section
  • We are very proud of Team Carradine and their performance in the Final of the Crufts 2015 Breeders Competition. 
  • It was great fun to compete with various members of Team Carradine throughout the year, Pauline made an appearance and even Grandma Rosemary strutted her stuff on one occasion! we hope you enjoy the photos, we enjoyed being there and the dogs did us proud too!

How cute am I?

Monday 23rd March 2015

check out the Just Lovely Pictures gallery for a photo from February 1982 of Dawn and her Cairn Mandy. 

Dawn was aged just 9 when this photo was taken; it appeared in the local daily paper. 
The show was Bromsgrove Limited show which is one of the few Limited show societies to still be around today. In fact, we still show there now and Kirsty won Best Puppy In Show in February 2015. 

Mandy was sired by Jean Curtis' famous Toptwig boy - Toptwig Night Raider - he won 2 CC's and loads of RCC's, never quite made up but was a wonderful handsome dog - I can remember going over him whilst learning to feel for good shoulders! 

Happy memories.... 

Judging Day

Saturday 21st March 2015

Today I am with the Midland Cairn Terrier Club helping out with their judges training day. I have five of our Cairns being demo dogs. Check out our facebook page for a picture of Irene working hard.... Dawn x

Lots more photos

Sunday 15th March 2015

I am trying to update the Gallery every day with photos from the present day and also with photos going back over the years. If your dog doesn't feature yet - please don't panic - send me some pictures and I will update the site as soon as I can - keep watching for daily updates!

From times gone by....

Saturday 14th March 2015

I have been off work today with a nasty bug and to help myself feel better, I decided to take a trip down memory lane.....
I ended up going through Crufts results and reports on the Midland website. 
I found this one from 2004 written by Jim Jeffrey when Toblerone won BOB:
OPEN DOG  ( 13 ) What an outstanding class of adult males, 6 British Champions,5 Overseas Champions and 2 without their titles, who, in my opinion are worthy Champions.   Any one of these dogs could have won this class and it was hard to leave any without a card. It was the best class of dogs I have ever judged and it was a great honour to go over so many very good cairns.  1st    Mrs Harrison & Mrs Formosa’s CH.  CARRADINE  TOBLERONE Dark brindle.  Fits the standard in all aspects, great head and expression, correctly made front, strong quarters, excellent body shape, topline and tail carried correctly, good hard coat. Moved around the ring like a well oiled machine without any effort, about the best I have seen him move.  Dog CC  & B.O.B

I also found this from the Midland Champ show in 2009 when Geir Flyckt Pederson judged: BPIS Inett's Carradine Crackaway Jack, just over 6 mths of age. so well behaved and well trained! performing like a veteran! lovely type and size, good body and topline. To describe a puppy this age in detail is a waste of time - as so much will happen in the next few months, but he shows great promise and moved and showed so well. Lovely legs and feet, good bone. May I also mention, that his owner/handler showed a number of dogs during the day, all well trained and well presented. An example to follow

Well, after reading those and others, I feel better already :-) 

Pups move out

Friday 13th March 2015

Today is a day of mixed emotions, three of Lola’s babies move out! I am sad to see them go but excited for them on a new adventure with their forever families. Down to five babies now – quite a change from 12.... They have been a lot of work this last week, particularly as I haven’t been well since Crufts! I need to arrange a train trip with the pups soon – any volunteers?

Puppy pictures

Monday 9th March 2015

In the Gallery tab we are working our way through updating pictures - at the moment you will see pictures of Lola and Penny's pups but we will be adding more photos over the next few weeks - we hope you enjoy seeing photos of our dogs

Crufts 2015

Monday 9th March 2015

Team Carradine exhibited at Crufts on Saturday 7th March under specialist breed judge Alan Felters.

Our Cairns had a wonderful day:

  • Archie, owned by Nick & Gerry, won 1st place in Veteran dog
  • Sam, handled by Chris, won 3rd place in Veteran dog
  • George, handled by Dawn and owned by Dawn, Nick, Rosemary & Gerry, won 1st in Puppy Dog and BEST PUPPY IN BREED
  • Dexter, handled by Dawn and owned in partnership with Linda, won 3rd place in Limit Dog
  • Cedric, our Canadian boy, handled by Dawn and owned in partnership with Rosemary and Pauline, won 5th place in Open Dog
  • Plum, handled by Gerry, won 3rd place in Veteran Bitch
  • Kirsty, handled by Dawn and owned together with Connie, won 3rd place in Puppy Bitch
  • Amy, handled by Dawn and owned by Rita, was 5th in Open Bitch

We had a wonderful day showing our Cairns, meeting lots of owners and friends. Thanks to everyone for their support and especially to Alan for thinking so highly of our Cairns

On Thursday we attended Crufts to cover the Discover Dogs stand and also to compete in the final of the Breeders Competition - pictures coming soon!