USD 400-600 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 279
Origin Scotland Italy
Other Names Cairmal Terrier
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD 400-600
Size Small
Weight 10-15 pounds (5-7 kg)
Height 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin Unknown
Ancestry Cairn Terrier and Maltese

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Double, Shaggy, Thick
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Blue, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brindle, Cream, Red, Silver, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Scissors
Brushing Frequency Daily
Coat Colors Brindle, Black, Charcoal, Grey, Multicolored, White, White and Grey

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Friendly, Loyal, Playful, Sportive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really
Watchdog Ability

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly Yes
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $20.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Cairmal have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Cairmal dog is a small, fluffy breed of dog that has become increasingly popular in recent years. This breed is known for its friendly and outgoing personality, as well as its unique appearance. The Cairmal is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Maltese, resulting in a small but sturdy dog with an endearing face.

Appearance-wise, the Cairmal has a long body with short legs and a thick coat of fur that can come in many colors including white, black, tan, gray, and cream. The ears are floppy and the tail is usually curled over the back. The eyes are dark brown or black and they have an alert expression on their face.

The lifespan of the Cairmal is typically between 12 to 15 years when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 8 to 10 pounds when fully grown and stand at around 10 inches tall at the shoulder.

The personality of the Cairmal is one of their most endearing traits; they are very friendly dogs who love to be around people and other animals alike. They are also quite intelligent which makes them easy to train if given enough patience and consistency from their owners.

Cairmals are generally very friendly with other dogs as well as children; however they may be wary of strangers until they get used to them so it’s important to socialize them from an early age if possible. They also tend to get along well with other animals such as cats if introduced properly from puppyhood onwards.

The temperament of this breed can vary depending on how it was raised but generally speaking they tend to be quite calm yet playful dogs who enjoy spending time outdoors playing fetch or going for walks with their owners.

In terms of health issues, this breed tends not to suffer from any major problems although some may develop hip dysplasia or eye problems later in life due to genetics so it’s important that you keep an eye out for any signs or symptoms that could indicate something more serious going on with your pet’s health status .

In terms of adaptability level ,the cairmal does fairly well in both urban environments as well as rural ones due to its size . It does not require too much exercise but still needs regular walks , playtime ,and mental stimulation . As far as benefits go ,the cairmal makes for an excellent companion animal due its loving nature , intelligence ,and loyalty .


The Cairmal is a small, compact dog that originated in the United States. The breed was developed in the early 1900s by crossing the Maltese and the Poodle. The Cairmal was once a popular breed, but its popularity declined in the mid-20th century and the breed came close to extinction. In recent years, however, the Cairmal has experienced a resurgence in popularity and is now recognized as a distinct breed by several kennel clubs.

The Cairmal is believed to have originated in the early 1900s in the United States. The exact origins of the breed are unknown, but it is thought to be a cross between the Maltese and the Poodle. The Cairmal was once a popular breed, but its popularity declined in the mid-20th century. This decline was due to a number of factors, including World War II, which led to a decrease in the number of people owning dogs; changes in fashion, which led to smaller dogs becoming more popular; and changes in American society, which led to increased interest in breeds that were considered more "American." In recent years, however, there has been a resurgence in interest in the Cairmal breed and it is now recognized as a distinct breed by several kennel clubs.

The Cairmal is a small dog with a compact body. The head is round with large eyes and erect ears. The coat is long and silky, and can be either straight or curly. The coat comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, brown, cream, apricot, and red.

The Cairmal is an intelligent breed that is easy to train. They are good natured dogs that get along well with children and other pets. They are active dogs that need plenty of exercise and should not be left alone for long periods of time.