Appearance: 9-12" (24-31 cm) 13-17 lb (6-7.5 kg) Mid-length, harsh, weather-resistant outercoat. Short furry undercoat. Cream, wheaten, red, grey, nearly black. Brindling acceptable.
Like most terriers, the Cairn Terrier is an active dog, full of joie de vivre. He loves to play outside, and can be a bit of a digger in the yard. An affectionate nature and kind heart make him a loving family member, though he can become a bit stubborn when it comes to training. He is affectionately known by breed fanciers as “the best little pal in the world”.
Originating on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, the Cairn Terrier was bred as a hunter of vermin. The rocky land sheltered numerous badgers and foxes, and a small hardy dog was needed to brave the stony cairns and remove the pests. The breed has been around for some 500 years, and developed along the same timeline as the West Highland White, Skye, and Scottish Terriers. It was first exhibited in 1909 when it was called the Short-Haired Skye Terrier. Breeders of the pre-existing Skye Terrier objected and the dog was renamed after the rock piles he hunted among, becoming the Cairn Terrier. They came to North America in 1913, imported by Mrs. Henry F. Price.
Cairn Terrier Breeders:
The Cairn Terrier Club of Canada
This is the National breed club for lovers of the versatile best little pal in the world. Visit our website for more information about this lively companion and consult the list of our Canadian breeders.
Magisterial Cairn Terriers Reg’d.
Magisterial Cairn Terriers Reg’d. At Magisterial, we provide a life-enhancing experience for each of our clients. Our Cairn Terrier puppies are well socialized, highly intelligent, joyful, and raised with children. They have gorgeous good looks, are extremely hearty and healthy, are temperament tested, and very eager to learn when they enter their new homes! Your new family member will have been raised in luxury and given nothing but the very best during their crucial first 8 weeks of life. Magisterial Cairn Terrier puppies will be crate trained and will come home with our exclusive Magisterial 5-year health guarantee and puppy pack, health insurance policy, CKC registration, microchipped, and much more. Magisterial Cairn Terriers are suitable for: therapy, obedience, agility, show, flyball, service dog training, grooming competitions, or hunting. Their most important role is being loving, loyal companions to families worldwide, delivering immeasurable amounts of joy, love, and magic! Roblin, ON.