General Club Information
The Cairn Terrier Club of America is a preservationist dog club dedicated to encouraging and promoting quality in the purebred breeding of the old working terrier of Skye and the West Highlands, now known as the Cairn Terrier.
The objectives of the Cairn Terrier Club of America are to preserve, encourage and promote quality in the purebred breeding of the old working terrier of Skye and the West Highlands now known as the Cairn Terrier and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection. We encourage the organization of independent local Cairn Terrier Specialty clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club. We urge members and mentor breeders to accept the standard of the breed as defined by the Cairn Terrier Club of America and approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Cairn Terriers shall be judged. As a preservationist dog club we endeavor to do all in our power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at conformation dog shows, companion and performance events; and to conduct sweepstakes, specialty shows, and companion and performance tests and trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club.