Cairn Terrier

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Cairn Terrier overview

Scottish ancestry with focus on the Island of Skye, origins intertwined with those of the Skye Terrier and West Highland White Terrier.

The Cairn Terrier requires little coat care and with its happy friendly disposition, the Cairn makes both a good house dog and a good family pet. Requires moderate exercise. A lively active breed.


Scotland / United Kingdom

Breed Group

Terrier Group

Biological data

6-7.5 kg.
14 lbs.
6-7.5 kg.
13 lbs.
28-31 cm (withers).
10 inches (withers).
28-31 cm (withers).
9½ inches (withers).
Colours, markings and patterns
Cream, wheaten (a shade of ripening wheat), red, gray or nearly black.
Brindling in all these colours acceptable. Not solid black, or white, or black and tan. Dark points, such as ears or muzzle, very typical.

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Cairn Terrier – Breed standard

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Cairn Terrier references and further reading

The Cairn Terrier Club
The Cairn Terrier Rescue 


Cairn Terrier Club of America

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AP-JHCIDU - Champion Cairn Terrier
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki