This is a guide about Cairn Terrier breed information and photos. Originating in the Highlands of Scotland and the Isle of Skye, this hardy breed was originally a working dog used to aid farmers in getting rid of pests such as foxes and badgers.
“A puppy?” I shrieked, reaching into the box. I lifted the dark, wiry-haired baby to my face, and it covered my mouth in warm, wet kisses. Travis beamed, triumphant. “You like him?” “Him? I love him! You got me a puppy!” “It’s a Cairn Terrier. I had to drive three hours to pick him up Thursday after class.”
The Cairn Terrier comes in a variety of colors. All are attractive, and you will love your Cairn Terrier whatever color he turns out to be. It can be difficult if not impossible to predict adult color based on the puppy coat. Color changes in many Cairn Terriers continue for years, most brindles eventually becoming very dark, bordering on black. Some wheatens and reds also darken while others may remain light.