12 Adorable Halloween Costumes For Cairn Terriers

The Cairn Terrier is a typical terrier: extremely adaptable, but with solid self-confidence. Despite its small size, the Cairn Terrier appears bold and sometimes downright dominant. At the same time, however, he is also very attached to his people and proves to be a happy and patient playmate with children. The Cairn Terrier adapts to life as a family dog and to single people and is also easy to keep.

#1 The Cairn Terrier comes from the Scottish highlands, where it was mainly used for fox hunting. It owes its name to the “cairns”, i.e. the burrows that foxes build in screes.

#2 The breed is one of the oldest terrier breeds in Great Britain, it is sometimes even referred to as the archetype of all Scottish terriers.

#3 It was registered in the late 19th century as a short-haired variant of the Skye Terrier and was only approved as a separate breed under the name Cairn Terrier in 1910 after protests from Skye breeders.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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