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Connacht (Irish: Connachta), also known by the English spelling: Connaught, is a western province of Ireland, comprising the counties of Galway (Gaillimh), Leitrim (Liatroim), Mayo (Maigh Eo), Roscommon (Ros Comáin), Sligo (Sligeach). Its capital and main city is Galway, in the south of the province. Connacht" is the spelling, "Connaught" is not. FYI: The correct pronunciation of this name is KAWHN-awht". Hear the pronounciation!


Early Cairns
Early Cairns

Over 200 years ago, on the ancient Isle of Skye and in the Scottish Highlands, the ancestors of today’s Cairn Terrier earned their keep routing vermin from the rock piles (called cairns) commonly found on Scottish farmland. These early terriers were highly prized and bred for their working ability, not appearance. Such characteristics as courage, tenacity and intelligence, housed in a sturdy body clad in a weather-proof coat, armed with big teeth in strong jaws, were sought generation after generation. Gradually the breeds known as the Scottish Terrier and the West Highland White evolved and were named. The Cairn (the last to be formally named) remained the closest to the original small working terrier, bolting the fox, otter and weasel, sharing the meager fare of the crofter’s household.

Today the Cairn Terrier in America is a sensible, confident little dog, independent but friendly with everyone he meets. He may be found in an apartment, suburban home, or on a farm. Alert, intelligent and long-lived, the Cairn tends to remain active and playful well into his teen year, endearing him to children. True to his heritage, the breed still has very large teeth, large feet with thick pads and strong nails (the better to dig with!), strong, muscular shoulders and rears, and a fearless tenacity that will lead him into trouble if his owners are irresponsible. The Cairn Terrier Club of America is dedicated to promoting the welfare of the Cairn Terrier and wants to help you decide if a Cairn Terrier is the right dog to share your life.

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~ LINKS TO CAIRN TERRIER ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATED SITES ~
[~ Cairn Terrier Club of America] ~ [AKC Cairn Terrier Breed] ~ [Yahoo Cairn Forums] ~
~ [Potomac Cairn Terrier Club] ~ [The UK Cairn Terrier Club] ~ [Detroit Cairn Terrier Club] ~
~ [Westminster Kennel Club] ~ [Cairn Terrier WIKI] ~ [Cairn Terrier Adoptables] ~


AKC Grand Champion Lifetime Points Ranking for Cairn Terriers

Today's Date: April 20, 2012

    YEAR         RANK                     DOG NAME                    SEX              GCH POINTS             
2012 No. 1      GCH CH Connacht A Ha' Penny Will Do      Dog 87
This ranking report is based on number of Grand Championship points earned and may
include dogs who have not yet completed the requirements to earn the Grand Championship title.


The 2013 Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show was held on February 11-12

The entry limit was increased to 3,200 dogs (up from 2,000 in 2012) and included competition in the classes for dogs that have not yet earned their championships, but have won a major (3 points or more at one show). In addition, Best of Breed winners of National Breed Club specialties were be invited to pre-enter. The top five dogs in each breed in breed point standings will continue to be invited to pre-enter, as in the past.

~ GORDO's VISIT TO WESTMINSTER!! ~
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~ Gordo Photos at Westminster 2/12/13 ~

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FROM:AKC's Weekly Winners Gallery - February 6, 2013:

GORDO

The above on-line Terrier magazine is a treasure of
information and our "Gordo" is shown on Page 5!

~ LINKS TO CAIRN TERRIER ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATED SITES ~
[~ Cairn Terrier Club of America] ~ [AKC Cairn Terrier Breed] ~ [Yahoo Cairn Forums] ~
~ [Potomac Cairn Terrier Club] ~ [The UK Cairn Terrier Club] ~ [Detroit Cairn Terrier Club] ~
~ [Westminster Kennel Club] ~ [Cairn Terrier WIKI] ~ [Cairn Terrier Adoptables] ~

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