Cairncross Irish Setters

Breeder of Irish Setters

Located in Longmont, Colorado

Litter planned for Fall 2016


Pictured above is 5 generations of Cairncross irish setters.
From left to right in front, Ch. Rossans Xanadu(Katie); her son BIS BISS Ch Cairncross Second Wind, ROM(Buster); his daughter Ch. Cairncross Deja Voodoo(Kerrie); her daughter Ch. Cairncross Sierra Classic(Kaitlyn); and (in my arms) Kaitlyn's daughter Cairncross Hurricane Wind(Roxanne).

The movie "Big Red" was my wake-up call! At 12 years of age, I knew that I had to have an Irish Setter in my life. I finally got him in 1971. he was a puppy named "Thompson", but he soon became Ch Tuxedo’s Formal Ocassion. I was "hooked" and the roller coaster ride of dog shows began. I soon became a professional handler and many, many irish setters filled my life! At that very exciting time, I could never have imagined actually planning, breeding, and raising a litter of puppies, but things change! In 1973 I acquired a lovely irish setter puppy who became a very successful show dog by the name of Ch Kilgary Aman. He was an important sire for a couple of other breeders, and I decided that I would also like to carry on his wonderful temperment, conformation, and health in a breeding program of my own. In 1984, I bought his daughter, Ch Rossans Xanadu (a good, solid "meat and potatoes" girl) and bred her in 1986 to Ch O’Kerrie’s Armagh (an exciting, stylish, elegant young man) and started Cairncross Irish Setters. That first "Cairncross" litter produced BIS BISS Ch Cairncross Second Wind ROM (Buster). Quite a way to begin, and a hard act to follow! But it is this challenge that is the basis for each and every litter. "Buster" was not only a successful show dog from the puppy classes all the way into the veterans classes, but he was a successful producer, and a beloved companion - a true "heart dog". He set the standard in my mind for the future. That is, each litter is planned to produce happy, healthy, exhuberent puppies who have the potenial to be just about anything their owners would like them to be-whether it be in conformation, obedience, agility, field and/or as a loving, lifetime friend. This requires excellent temperments, an eagerness to please, and good health as well as good conformation and intelligence. These are the qualities that Cairncross strives for in each breeding.

The Irish of Cairncross

Cairncross Foundation

The Next Generation

Current Stars and Producers

Waiting In the Wings

New Arrivals

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We subscribe to the ISCA Breeder Code of Ethics

Click on the bronze meadallion below to access the Irish Setter Club of America's website.
There you will learn more about the Irish Setter.
You will find (amongst other things) the Breed Standard and Breeder's Code of Ethics.

Renette Berggren

Longmont, CO 80503

(303) 775-7461