Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier
Cairn Terrier
Cairn Terriers were one of the original breeds of Scotland, originating in the Highlands and the West Coast Islands. The Cairn has been bred since time immemorial for its ability to go to earth and claw its way through piles of rocks (cairns) to get to the vermin hiding in these areas. Previously known as the Shorthaired or Prick Eared Skye Terrier, it was named the Cairn Terrier in 1910.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

These extremely friendly dogs can usually live for 12 years, but it is not unusual for Cairn Terriers to live up to 15 years of age if fed the right nutrition and given plenty of affection.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Cairn has not been given the title of "the best little pal in the world" for nothing. The position it holds in the hearts and minds of people who have owned one or more of them is renowned. These dogs are loyal, loving, inquisitive and intelligent, yet with a mischievous sparkle in the eye that makes them so very appealing.

With a Cairn Terrier, character and personality go together. There is nothing better than to be sitting reading a book, watching television or just relaxing on the couch and having a wet nose or friendly paw pushed into your hand.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Cairns are very adaptable. When introducing a new pup to other pets, never make more of a fuss of one than the other. Don't try to force the pace and expect pets to become "mates" within the first five minutes.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

A Cairn is a double-coated dog. It is advisable that the topcoat is stripped out at the onset of summer. The breeder of your dog could help you with this or at least recommend someone to do it for you. As a responsible owner, you need to make sure all fences are of a suitable height. Remember that the weakest part of any fence is the gate, which can usually be easily opened and is often left that way. Give your dog some stimulating toys to help alleviate boredom.

Exercise is most important as it keeps your Cairn trim and builds good muscle tone. By taking your Cairn Terrier for a walk, not only can you get your exercise as well, but it is a wonderful way of sharing quality time with your pet.

Please take note:
Being a dog that has to work in close co-operation with other dogs Cairn Terriers do not look for trouble, but will defend their territory and family with great courage and devotion when required to do so.

IDEAL OWNERS

Anyone with some love to share and who is looking for a loyal and caring friend, or perhaps somebody who is a little lonely, will find their life greatly enriched by owning a Cairn Terrier. With one of these cheeky little charmers, you will have a friend for life.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Cairn Terrier is the dog for you and you are prepared to take this dog for a daily walk, which it thoroughly enjoys, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Jill Saulbrey Koterana VIC Contact
Jock McAlister Chambrey QLD Contact
Ginnette Loft Emeraldcity NSW Contact
Rosemary Gabell Terimist SA Contact
Duncan McAllister Dapmac QLD Contact
Frank and Barbara Griggs Elkriver SA Contact
Sue & Brian Nicks Rheinmunst SA Contact
vicki johnson bonniecairn NSW Contact
Amy Jonas AIMFOR VIC Contact
Graham Cruse Monterrez NSW Contact
Yvonne Halfpenny Wilmavohnne SA Contact
Liz Jewell BANMHOR WA Contact
KIMBRA DAVIES ABBEYCAIRN TAS Contact
Heather Reekes-Parsons Davwezza SA Contact
TRACY OHL TRANABBY QLD Contact
lisa marwick highcroft WA Contact
Kerryn Pearson Natuska SA Contact
Debbie Marshall Chienparadis NSW Contact
Jude Costello Collessie NSW Contact
KATHRYN SMITH DUNCAIRN NSW Contact
Maxine Lee Yarrinarra QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)