Cairn Terriers originated in the Scottish Highlands hundreds of years ago.
Scotland's Oldest Breeds
They are named after the cairns (piles of stones) they would hunt around.
Named After Cairns
Cairns were bred to root out prey from burrows and are excellent diggers.
They have a strong prey drive and love chasing small critters.
Toto was portrayed by a female Cairn Terrier named Terry in the classic film.
Appeared in The Wizard of Oz
Though short, Cairn Terriers are extremely fast and agile dogs.
Feisty, fearless, and energetic describe the Cairn Terrier temperament.