About Cairn Terrier

About Cairns

If you are looking for an all-round wonderful family dog, you can’t come much closer to perfection than with the Cairn Terrier. These hardy little terriers with the pixie-like expressions on their faces are wonderful with children, intelligent, very affectionate, and even make good guard dogs. As terriers go, this breed is remarkably easy to obedience train, and can be housebroken within days with a little effort and perseverance.

Originally from Scotland, the Cairn Terrier was used to control vermin populations and to hunt Fox, Otter and Badgers. The Cairn’s short legs and compact, yet athletic body allowed it to go underground after it’s quarry and wriggle between rocks and crannies in pursuit of it’s prey. In Scotland, Cairns are still used to work with hounds. Cairns stand just 10 to 12 inches high and weigh between 13 and 16 pounds. They have a thick, harsh outer coat and a short, close undercoat that requires occasional professional clipping. Cairn colors range from cream and wheaten to red, gray and almost black. The coat is tough and waterproof to withstand Scotland’s harsh weather conditions.

Cairn Terriers, by nature, are very upbeat, happy and fearless little creatures. They have plenty of energy, and love to keep their humans company whether on an afternoon stroll, a car ride, or a run through the park. They thrive on adventure and love to dig, so some care needs to be taken to ensure they don’t dig up trouble!

At CH Kennels, our Cairns are born and raised right in our home, where they are treated like members of the family from day one. We give them unlimited affection and gentle handling from early puppyhood, which makes they very well socialized little dogs who will make a wonderful addition to your family. Our breeding program emphasizes health, appearance and temperament, and we are continually striving to improve our line with each litter that we produce. Puppies are vet-checked and vaccinated before they leave our home for yours, and we stand behind the good health and temperament of our pups with a comprehensive guarantee.

Be sure to check our Nursery Page for details and photos of available puppies and adults, as well as news on upcoming litters!

If you are interested in purchasing one of our Cairn Terrier puppies for your family, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to fill our our On-Line Puppy Application Form or contact us by e-mail, or telephone to learn more about our breeding program, upcoming litters, prices and shipping details.

We look forward to hearing from you