Dog Breeds -

Cairn Terrier

Cairn terriers - grey and other colours

A cairn terrier is a small, sturdy, and spirited dog breed that originated in Scotland. They are loyal, active, and alert dogs that make good watchdogs and companions. 

Cairn Terrier Puppies for Sale

A grey cairn terrier with the breeder

If you want the "best little pal in the world" then this scruffy, intelligent, happy, forgiving, clown-like little terrier is just the dog for you! All pups are KUSA registered with breeding restrictions, vaccinated at 4 and 6 weeks, dewormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks and microchip implanted. Puppies to pet homes are homed on a sterilisation/neutering contract with a portion of the purchase fee refunded upon receipt of proof of procedure done.
Enquiries to Adri van Staden / Wanda van Staden  0834081659, Email   malonowa.kennels@gmail.com, See photos on our Webpage   Posted 24.06.24

The Cairn's coat is longish and harsh, with a soft, dense undercoat that protected them from the cold, wet, Scottish weather. Some people do a little trimming around the eyes.

They have a round head, short legs, and small, pointed ears. Their coat can be black, cream, wheaten, red, sandy, gray, or brindled, and may change colour throughout their lifetimes. They need regular grooming, exercise, and training to keep them healthy and happy.

They are similar in temperament to the Scottish Terrier and other small Scottish breeds, eg West Highland White Terrier, and Skye Terrier. The three breeds may originate from a common source. Through selective breeding, Breeders have produced distinctive breeds.

Cairn terrier puppies riding in a wheelbarrow


Two young Cairn terriers on the couch.

Above: puppies (not for sale)


Cairn terriers are courageous dogs. Let's be fearless like a Cairn! The Bible says, "If God be for us, who can be against us?"  Romans 8 verse 31. (Assuming we are for God, of course! We can't expect God to be for us, if we are not for him!)