Welcome to Hena-C Kennel!
I’m the owner, Pam Lake, a professional dog trainer, breeder and groomer who has owned and bred German Shepherd Dogs since 1983 and Cairn Terriers since 1998.
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I began working with German Shepherd Dogs during my senior year in high school raising German Shepherd puppies for Fidelco Guide Dog foundation.
I was lucky enough to keep one of my foster dogs that was released from their program. It was the perfect dog for me to take with me to dog training school where I trained her in all areas as a demonstration dog for my business.
After working with Uta and falling in love with the breed because of their intelligence, loyalty, dedication, versatility and loving nature, I looked into breeding them. I ended up specializing in the DDR/East German bloodlines because of their looks, temperament, trainability and health.
Because of the strict breeding selection measures in the former DDR, the current “East dogs” will catch anyone’s eye because of their dark pigment, strong, heavy bone structure and stocky builds. These lines also tend to be much more healthy and lack the kind of issues that other lines have. The German Shepherd Dog that has developed in former East Germany with the big bones, broad heads, well balanced character, beautiful rich dark colors, is no phenomenon!! This type of German Shepherd Dog has been very unique and I wish to keep this for the future. So as a lover and admirer of the DDR/East German Shepherd Dogs, I want to preserve what is left of these wonderful dogs and their rare bloodlines. I also have added the Czech bloodlines because they are the same type and carry many of the great DDR/East German Dogs in their pedigrees.
I started breeding Cairn Terriers in 1998. I bought 3 sisters from one litter in 2000 to start my breeding program. They came from excellent show pedigree from England and the United States.
As a person who really loves big dogs, I was surprised at how much I really liked the Cairn Terriers because they are hardy, tough and very happy, social dogs. They also get along well with my German Shepherds and share the same love of retrieving, swimming and guarding.
I am not a big show breeder. I do have excellent champion show bloodlines and will show some dogs that I feel deserve to show. My goal is to breed quality, healthy companions for families that have the excellent backgrounds with show lines.
We are proud to say that German Shepherd and Cairn Terrier owners from all over the U.S. are some of our loyal customers.
All of our breeding stock for both breeds have excellent temperaments, are clear on genetic issues and love people. We import a lot of our dogs and keep some from our own litters.
Take a look around our site for information and pictures!
German Shepherds Testimonials
We were amazed at such a fabulous kennel. The kennel is clean and up to date with modern ammenities such as radient heat for the floors! Pam Lake has been a Godsend. Her knowledge and love for ALL her animals truly shows in the care they all receive there in New Hampshire.
Thanks again for everything. I couldn't be happier with EVERYTHING! I've recommended your business to several other people who are in the market for GSDs, so hopefully they will be coming your way soon!
We feel very fortunate to have found von Hena-C, and the professionalism and consideration that was shared by yourself, Don and Sue is far beyond what we could have hoped for. We fell in love with your beautiful dogs and couldn't be happier raising a puppy from Treu and Midnight.
Hi Pam, This dog is an amazing dog! I have never owned a dog so loyal already at just under 4 months old. You have truly bred a breed of dog worthy of being labeled as, ``The Best Family Dog`` ever! I have been recommending your kennel to everyone I know who is thinking about getting a family dog.
Cairn Terriers Testimonials
Hi Pam, I purchased a Cairn pup from you in 2005, I wanted to let you know that Gunther continues to be a joy in both mine and my families lives. He is by far the best dog I have ever owned. Thank you again for all the joy that you made possible.
Pam - thanks for the visit on Friday. We really enjoyed meeting Cayenne and Tutter - what great dogs. Your set up and approach to the responsibilities and effort it takes to be a responsible breeder was so very evident, it makes us feel very secure and happy to be getting one of your puppies.
I decided to get a Cairn a few years ago and I did a lot of research. I ended up finding Hena-C kennels. Pam was great from the moment I spoke with her. We ending up getting Scooter and we LOVED him so much we got Sadie 6 months later. They are the best dogs.
Pam's puppies are perfect! Adopted at 8 weeks, my boy Jack is almost seven months old now. He is so smart and energetic and has a wonderful temperment. He loves people of all ages and dogs of all sizes. People are constantly complimenting his markings and the beautiful colorings of his coat. I couldn't be happier with my pup! Thanks Pam!