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Cairn Terrier

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Cairn Terrier
Exercise
Grooming
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.
Am.Ch./ GCh. Foxglove Red Rascal At Syryn. The #1 Cairn in Canada for 2016. Bred by Helen Timmerman, Foxglove Cairns. Owned by Cindy MacLean, Syryn Reg’d (1992)
History

History

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.

Personality

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”.

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Cairn Terrier Breeders

Breeder Spotlight: Magisterial Cairn Terriers Reg’d
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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, very 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 (613) 388-2628; adam@magisterialkennels.com; www.magisterialkennels.com

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Cabaret Reg’d
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Cabaret Cairn Terriers, Jan Morgan. Puppies raised with love in my home to approved families. Breeding Cairn Terriers for health, temperament and type since 1995. Champion dogs from Canadian and Scandinavian lines. Proud member of CTCC, CTCA and CKC. Hand stripping grooming services also available. Certified professional dog trainer, we offer family oriented puppy classes in Oshawa and Ajax. 924 White Ash Dr. Whitby, ON L1N 7S8. (905) 430-3647; pawsitivepuppies@gmail.com; www.cabaretcairns.com

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Syryn Reg’d
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Syryn Reg’d, Cindy Maclean. Consistent winners in the show ring, and human hearts. Proud member of the Cairn Terrier Club of Canada and the Canadian Kennel Club. Health tested, and guaranteed, lovingly raised in our home, we occasionally have puppies available to approved loving homes. Stud service to approved females. (705) 842-3733; syrynkennels@gmail.com; www.syrynkennels.com

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