Jacairn

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Great Britain -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Jacairn

The Jacairn is a hybrid breed whose parents are the Jack Russell Terrier and the Cairn Terrier. It is a low-maintenance dog requiring only infrequent grooming. Highly intelligent and highly trainable, these impatient canines observe and listen to their master's every command. This is a rather active dog that will need daily exercise to keep out of mischief. However, if you're active and on the move, the Jacairn will be by your side all the way. He's great with children and loves to play with his family. He can also be a climber and enjoys digging in the yard from time to time.

History of the Jacairn

The origins of the Jacairn are not fully known. To understand the Jacairn's history, a look at its parent breeds may shed some light on the hybrid breed's history.

 

        

A little of the Jack Russell Terrier

        
The Jack Russell Terrier is not without Hollywood recognition. Willie Morris's book and subsequent film adaptation, My Dog Skip, featured a Jack Russell Terrier as young Willie's best friend. The Jack Russell originated in southern England in the mid-to-late 1800s and was a favorite of hunters who preferred to be on horseback while hunting. He was brought to the USA in the 1930s where his main purpose was to hunt with other dogs, his job being to drive foxes from their dens so that larger dogs could chase them away.
Standard of the Jack Russell Terrier

A little of the Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier originated on the Isle of Skye and is over 200 years old. It is related to Scotch Terriers, and in 1912 was designated its own breed, having shared a Scottish Terrier moniker with other similar Terriers. In 1913, the first Cairn Terrier was introduced to the USA by Mrs. Henry Price and Mrs. Byron Rodgers. The same year, it was added to the American Kennel Club's list of breeds.
Standard of the Cairn Terrier

Appearance of the Jacairn

The Jacairn will be a small dog like the two parent breeds. The Jack Russell Terrier is mainly white, with straight hair. Some Jack Russells have smooth coats, others have slightly longer rough coats. The Cairn Terrier has a double coat and can be red, brindle, black, sable or gray. You can expect the Jacairn to have medium-length, possibly wavy hair in any color palette. It will most likely repel water. His ears usually fold back, but can quickly perk up when excited. He will have a seductive smile that hints at the charm of his personality.

Temperament of the Jacairn

The Jacairn is a blend of the personalities of its parent breeds. Described as cheerful, energetic, loving and extremely intelligent, he's a troublemaker, even though he's so charming and cute that you can forgive his misbehavior. He loves to dig and can sometimes be a ball of energy. A very friendly dog too, your Jacairn will be enduring and independent. He is, however, loyal to his family. He loves to play with all family members and can follow you from room to room. He absolutely dislikes being reprimanded, so it may be better to reward good times rather than continually punish him for undesirable behavior.

Needs and activities of the Jacairn

The Jacairn is a very active dog. He loves to play, however, and will do well in an apartment or house as long as he gets daily exercise. This can take the form of outdoor play in a fenced yard, or brisk walks with the owner. Be prepared, as he may dig out of boredom if he stays too long in the fenced-in area. He could also benefit from a trip to the dog park. Obedience classes are also a good way to expend energy, and interaction with his classmates will teach him to trust others of his kind.

Maintenance of the Jacairn

The Jacairn will have medium-length hair and may be wavy. Depending on the parent Jack Russell breed, it may be a little coarse. It can also be long and straight. Brush your Jacairn at least once a week with a soft bristle brush. Bathe him only when necessary. You should brush your Jacairn's teeth at least three times a week, but if you want to prevent gum disease, brush your dog's teeth every day. Trim your dog's nails every two weeks. As a general rule, if you hear your dog's nails clicking on the floor, it's time to trim them. Because his ears can trap moisture, be sure to check for yeast or bacteria buildup. Your vet can advise you on a suitable ear wash and show you how best to use the product.

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