Stonehaven Puppies
  email: stonehavencairns@gmail.com    phone: 731-661-9704 (H), 731-217-4460 (C)
PLANS: As of April 13, 2018
I hope to breed Mercy in the fall of 2018. 
A 5-month old female is available to an approved home as pet or for show. (See Carman below) - NO LONGER AVAILABLE. 
                         

   When searching for the right puppy, do your homework. (Refer to Puppy Buyers' Guide)

 1.Health testing is NOT an option. It is the benchmark of a responsible breeder. Every breed carries certain risks for disease(s).  Health screening for diseases that have been found in Cairns, such as bile acid blood test for liver disease, ultrasound of kidneys for abnormalities, GCL blood test for Krabbe’s disease, along with knee and eye exams, is common practice of reputable breeders. 

 2.Health guarantees are not enough. Do you really want to go through the heartbreak and expense of dealing with a sick puppy?  Read “HEALTH CONCERNS” on the Cairn Terrier Club of America website:   www.cairnterrier.org   Ask questions about health testing practices of breeders you contact.

 3. Your Cairn experience will be greatly influenced by the puppy’s early development. Socialization with humans, and especially with other adult dogs is important in the development of the puppy. Crate training along with training the puppy to use a litter box provide an easy step to housebreaking.  Temperament is not only genetically determined, but also shaped by the dog pack. This is another good reason to wait until a puppy is about 12 weeks old to place. A puppy who is allowed to interact with its pack (of siblings and adults) will not be as fearful. Aggressive behavior later on is usually due to fear the dog has. 

 4.A fenced yard is a must for the Cairn and most all terriers.  They are bred to hunt the countryside for rabbits, squirrels, and other small animals, so when given the opportunity to run, they will. Underground fences will not stop the Cairn when a squirrel runs across the line.  

 ADULT CAIRNS AVAILABLE – Every now and then we have an available adult Cairn who we seek to place in their forever home as the cherished family pet.  Cairns adapt well to new people and places, and in most cases are well-trained and calm while still being playful and active.

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This was our FALL, 2013 litter.   
Our puppies are whelped and raised in our family room and adjacent kitchen. They are litter box trained beginning at about 3 weeks of age. Pups generally get their first vaccine at 8 weeks of age and the 2nd one at 11 weeks. (worming begins at 2 weeks). We do not take them outside until they've had 2 shots. 
 Stonehavens Carman Chris, DOB: 11/9/2017