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Goodbye Chyp

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Sadly, our Best in Show Speciality winning boy, call name Chyp and affectionately nicknamed "the Noodle" by  my husband Jeff, passed away from lung cancer January 11, 2023.  It was one of the saddest life events in our lives.  Chyp won Best in Show at the SuMac Minnesota Specialty in 2014 and subsequently kept winning placements in the group ring during our Conformation competition phase in my life.


Honored with becoming a Bronze Grand Champion, the AKC congratulated me as the #1 Owner Handler Cairn in 2014.

Chyp and his Mommy (Dezi Diamond Rays) are in the lifetime top achievement short list.  Dezi passed away February 2020.


BISS Bronze Grand Champion Alkay SnowedOn Chyp-Boom O’Ray CD,PCD, BN, RA, CA, ACT1, TKA


we will never have another dog like Chyp.  He was one in a million.  our hearts are so sad to see him go.

AKC CHYP CD New Title July 2016 July 7.jpg

Chyp wins new title Barb and Chyp Aug 2015 CAT Cairn Terriers All Breed Lure Coursing.jpg

Ad for Chyp new Ch Title CTCA 2014.png

AKC Chyp NEw Title Pref Novice 2017 in Erie PA FIRST PLACE.jpg

CHYP BEST IN SHOW BEST free stack.jpg

Chyp 2014 June 6 Best in Show at SuMAc Minnesota Cairn Specialty Show.jpg

Chyp Best in Show.jpg

Jan  19 2014  CHYP BEST IN SHOW.jpg

Chyp AKC Star Puppy.jpg

Chyp and Barb LeFever 2017 at CTCA  photo by  Heidi.jpg

Chyp Baby Chyp January 2013 in the palm of my hand January 10.jpg

Champion Chyp baby photo.jpg

Champion Chyp baby photo with Barb.jpg

Champion Chyp baby photos.jpg

Champion Chyp baby photo with Barb kiss.jpg

IMG_9964 FOUR SNowedON Champions Chyp BISS.jpg

AKC NOHS Finalist #1 Cairn Terrier Owner HAndled 2014 001.jpg

CHyp photo Nov 2013.jpg

Chyp and Dezi making new friends_Canfield show.jpg

Chyp and Dezi in Michigan 2014 win.jpg

Chyp and Barb March 9 2014_Paul Payne Photography.jpg

Chyp and his mommy Dezi Aug 2015.jpg



family photo of Dezi and Ted and Chyp 2013.jpg

Chyp bouncing for Exercise Finished fun.jpg

Chyp Retrieving.jpg

Chyp Broad Jump  Nov 2016 Cleveland All Breed TC.jpg

All Breed Lure Coursing CHYP 2014 Aug same year BISS.jpg

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Such a sad loss. Thanks for sharing photos of Chyp. It looks like he had a full and active life. Our pack understands what a huge hole is left in your family, and wish you the best of memories to bring you comfort. 

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thank you so much!  He was also a trick dog, so many cute tricks.  Perhaps no person asked for votes, as Cairn of the year even though he passed away 2023, can he still earn such an honor... can I do that?  

Chyp On My Shoulder  a chyp off the old block.jpg

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My girls have been having fun with tricks, too. Both earned Trick Dog Advanced this year, and it is such fun for them. I think Cairns are natural wannabe circus dogs. I love the trick picture with Chyp on your shoulders, and that’s one I should try with my girls.

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What a gorgeous and clever cairn Chyp was. I marvel at all the beautiful pictures you've shared what a fantasic life he lead!! I'm so sorry your bestest little pal is no longer with you . 😢 💔 

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May the joy and happiness he brought you as evident in those marvelous photos, eclipse the ache in your heart.  So, so sorry for your loss of this dear lad.

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 What a fulfilling life he lived.  Lived life to the max and had a great owner. Rip Chyp. Thanks for sharing him with us

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