Our farm raises CKC registered Cairn Terriers and Schnoodles.  If your considering the purchase of a puppy, give us a call and we can tell you when we are expecting pups or what we might have for sale at that time. It happens frequently that we need to put you on a waiting list, which then we notify you when pups arrive. All of our puppies come with a two year health guarantee, because we stand behind our dogs.

All of our breeds are bred to be family pets. All of the puppies we raise are NON-SHEDDING.

Our Cairn Terriers range in weight from 8-20 pounds
Our Schnoodles range in weight from  10-15 pounds

All weights are approximate! They all depend on the mating of the sire and the dam. Sometimes we get an extra small puppy or one a little larger, but mostly they stay in the range above.


Years ago a male was more desirable because females hardly ever were spayed, but now is is common to spay and neuter. Both are equally satisfactory pets. A neutered male will not mark and a spayed female will not spot blood. They are also less likely to stay away from home.


CAIRN TERRIER: Small alert dog with lots of intelligence. Comes is an array of colors. Often lighten some in color from birth. Truly a big dog in a small package, small enough to carry easily, hold in your lap, but tough enough to enjoy playing with the kids. No two cairns are alike in personality and character. Cairns can be independent and need boundaries, but very obedient and quick learners.  Love children and playing fetch, but know when its time to lay down and relax. Cairns are a basically healthy dog and can live 14 to 15 years or more.  Ears should stand up and tail should be straight (tail doesn't curl over back). Some words that come to mind when thinking of a Cairn are: Hardy, Smart, Active, Expressive. Originating from Highlands of Scotland and the Isle of Skye.

SCHNOODLE: Cross between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Toy Poodle. Small, a dog that likes to play, but also likes to lay around. Loves being around people. Very smart and easy to train. Comes is a large variety of colors. Hair coat can be curly like the poodle and sometimes straight and coarse like the schnauzer. Changes with every puppy.  Can live 15 years or more. Newer breed originating in the United States.


These pictures below are all of dogs we have raised.

Doggie Contacts:

The Thurston House
Raises Shih-tzu's, Bichion's and Teddies
Lyle and Linda Thurston
Portage, Wisconsin
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"Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make us whole."
Rodger Carras