Famous as "Toto" in the Wizard of Oz movie, the cairn terrier is a scruffy, small dog with lots of attitude and a zest for life. A typical cairn is happy, confident, sturdy and is an excellent family dog. They love to play well into old age and are often long lived. When properly groomed they shed very little. They are not the most obedient dogs yet are very trainable with rewards - they love to learn tricks and are very smart and enjoy showing off their skills. They are a nice portable size and adaptable to many environments. An independent breed, some are lap dogs and others are not, but all love to be part of the family. Check the News page for updates on happenings, and check the Available Page by clicking here if you are interesting in finding out about available puppies. We have an available rescue adult - lovely neutered male Bear is looking for his new home after his owner reluctantly gave him up due to health issues. More information on the Available Page.
I am located in Kurtistown on the island of Hawaii - the East (Wet and Rainy) side. My dogs compete in the Conformation (Dog Show) ring, Obedience, Rally, Agility, and Earth Dog and have had success in all these venues. I am an active member of our breed's national club - Cairn Terrier Club of America, and the local Hawaii dog clubs - Orchid Island Dog Fanciers Club, Hilo Obedience Training Club, and Orchid Isle Dog Agility Club.