Joy of the Moor kennel specializes in producing healthy, happy terriers for loving,
responsible owners. Our focus is to raise exceptional puppies that will bring plenty
of joy and unconditional love into the lives of their owners. Our puppies are raised
at our home where they receive plenty of love, attention and gentle handling from
the time they are born to the time they become your new best friend!
The Cairn Terrier is an affectionate dog and eager to learn. It is lively, intelligent,
Though the Cairn is small, he's not much for pampered life. He is likely to wriggle
out of laps or long hugs. He prefers to explore and play lively games, and can be
equally happy in the city or on the farm. Ultimately, the Cairn deeply desires to
be a part of his beloved family, even if he does seem independent at times.
This breed is very energetic, so it must have opportunities to run and jump and play.
Let it run in the open countryside, but be sure that the dog is trained to return
when you call before doing so.
The Cairn Terrier is a spirited, hardy, restless little busybody - a big dog in a
small dog's body. Alert, loyal, merry, lovable and mischievous. They are somewhat
independent, but friendly. Females tend to be more independent than males and some
breeders feel that males are more affectionate. They are very curious, fearless and
The cairn terrier coat is double-layered, consisting of a topcoat that is hard and
abundant and a soft, short undercoat. Regular grooming with a brush and comb is required.
Dead hair should be plucked by hand biannually. Cairn terriers come in any color
but white, mostly dark ears or/and muzzle, the tail tip desired. Adult coat color
is hard to predict from the puppy coat as the color often continues to change for
The Cairn Terrier has a compact body, about 14 inches from the forechest to back
of the hindquarters. It is short with good bone structure. The head is broad with
bushy topknot and eyebrows and black nose.
It has a powerful but not heavy muzzle, a scissors bite and a wide, robust skull.
The dark hazel eyes are deep set. The ears are small, pointy and erect.
The short hairy tail is carried gaily. Faults to avoid are missing teeth, pinkish
nose, white on the chest or feet and soft or curly body coat.